Monday, December 23, 2013

2014 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just announced the launch of the 2014 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative, an unpaid student volunteer program for college students pursuing a program of study in a cybersecurity-related field. 

Through the initiative, more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments will be available to support DHS’ cyber mission at local DHS field offices in over 60 locations across the country.  Created in April 2013 by former Secretary Janet Napolitano, the program has been expanded to new DHS offices and locations, with student volunteer assignments available at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations computer forensics labs, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer, and state and major urban area fusion centers. 

Student volunteers in the program will gain invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to the work done by DHS cybersecurity professionals, and perform a broad range of duties in support of DHS’ cybersecurity mission.  Student volunteers will begin in spring 2014 and participate throughout the summer.

Students are able to learn more about and apply for the program by visiting the USAJobs link here.

Good luck Terps!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

BSOS Advising Center

On behalf of the BSOS Advising Center Staff we would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and safe winter break.  Our office will be closed December 24, 2013- January 1, 2014. We will reopen at 9am on January 2, 2014.

Students needing advising stamps for classes may utilize the www.bsosstamps.umd.edu. Stamps will be processed by advisors on Monday December 23rd and then again starting on January 2, 2014. Stamp requests will not be processed while the university is closed.

Congratulations to the graduating seniors. We look forward to see you at the winter commencement ceremonies in Cole Field House. For more information please visit www.commencement.umd.edu


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues!

Are you a Sophomore or Junior strongly committed to making a difference in environmental issues through your studies, community service, and career plans?

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens, nationals and permanent residents - Sophomores, Juniors - GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended - All Majors

IMPORTANT:
All candidates for Udall Scholarships must nominated by their college or university. Dr. Wendy Whittemore is Maryland’s campus advisor for the Udall Scholarship. Please contact us at udall@umd.edu for information about the University of Maryland nomination process.

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation regularly awards 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment. Udall Scholars take part in a four-day Orientation in Tucson, Arizona where they meet with other Scholars, elected officials and environmental leaders. Scholars also gain access to a network of environmental policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.

Because contributions to the environment can be made in many different ways, Udall Scholars represent a broad range of academic majors and career interests. Recent Udall Scholars have majored in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal public policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas.

Award Amount: The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Udall Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses.

Duration: The Udall Scholarship provides one year of support. Sophomores who receive a Udall Scholarship are eligible to reapply for a second year of support.

UMCP Campus Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014 - All Maryland applicants for nomination to the Udall Scholarship competition must turn in their applications online with supporting materials to the National Scholarships Office, 2403 Marie Mount Hall, by this date.

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients!

Are you thinking about studying abroad in SUMMER 2014, FALL 2014, or for the
2014-15 ACADEMIC YEAR?

Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational
grant)?

Check out the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which
provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who
receive Pell Grants. In the past two years 70 Maryland students have won
Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more and to receive assistance preparing a Gilman Scholarship
application, please follow this link: http://www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman
- or write to the National Scholarships Office at gilman@umd.edu as soon as
possible.

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,
Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks (UMD
winter term courses are not eligible) - Must have FAFSA demonstrated
financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: March 4, 2014 - this is the deadline to apply for
scholarships for study abroad programs beginning between July 15 and October
15, 2014.

Students are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need
Language Supplement from the Gilman Program if their study abroad plans
involve studying any of the following critical languages: Arabic (all
dialects), Chinese (all dialects), Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Persian,
Languages of India and Pakistan, Indonesian, Russian and Swahili.

Questions? Contact Email: duvinage@UMD.EDU

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thinking About Studying Abroad in Germany Next Year?!

Are you a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR thinking about studying abroad in Germany next year – in fall 2014 or spring 2015 or for the academic year?

Learn about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides a monthly stipend of €650 (approximately $897) for one to two semesters (four to ten months) to help you meet the costs of studying in Germany. Over the last two years, 4 UMD students received this award!

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study abroad in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either for students taking part in an organized study abroad program or for those planning an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. The National Scholarships Office – scholarships@umd.edu – provides advice and support to DAAD Scholarship applicants.

If you are interested in learning about the DAAD scholarship for study abroad in the 2014-15 academic year please contact Leslie Brice at lbrice@umd.edu to make an appointment for next week.

Who can apply: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-US citizens who have studied in the U.S. for more than one year – Sophomores, Juniors – GPA of 3.5 or higher recommended.
Program Requirements: The DAAD selection committee is looking for students who:

1. Are currently sophomore and junior year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany.
2. Are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
3. Possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
4. Submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
5. Demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

To access the online application, or for more information about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, please visit the DAAD website at https://www.daad.org/undergrad or email schenkl@daad.org

“If Elephants Could Talk: Racial Literacy as Civil Disobedience in Schools and Communities”

The African American Studies Department  invite you to attend the following:

A Research Presentation -
“If Elephants Could Talk: Racial Literacy as Civil Disobedience in Schools and Communities”
With Dr.  Howard Stevenson

Dr. Howard Stevenson is Professor of Education and Africana Studies and former Chair of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stevenson has served for 28 years as a clinical and consulting psychologist working in poor rural and urban neighborhoods across the country.  His research publications and clinical work involve developing culturally relevant in-the-moment strengths-based measures and therapeutic interventions that teach emotional and racial literacy skills for families and youth and have been funded by the W.T. Grant Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, and the National Institutes of Mental Health and Child Health and Human Development.

Date:  Wednesday, December 18 ,  2013
Location: 1102 Taliaferro Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Intern @ BSOS: Communications & Multimedia Production Positions Available!

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/students/bsos-internship-opportunities

"I enjoyed this internship because it gave me a chance to interview and connect with many faculty and students on campus that I would have otherwise never met because I am not a BSOS student. I also enjoyed writing pieces that allowed me to be more creative than I can be when following specific guidelines for a story for class." - Dara Gold, BSOS Communications Intern (2013)

TODAY is Scholarship Day! Please Help Us!

Today, December 11, is Scholarship Day!

At the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS), we aim to Be the Solution to the world's great challenges.  As a BSOS student, you can help your fellow Terps do just that by giving to your College on Scholarship Day. Your gift — of any amount — helps to strengthen our college mission and provide a world-class education to thousands of students each year. This is a 24-hour giving challenge to support our students - please help by spreading the word, and leading by example.
The college or school with the most donors in 24 hours will receive matching funds up to $5,000 - let's make sure that BSOS makes the most of this opportunity!

To help spread the word with BSOS Terps in your network—and to participate yourself—please visit:
http://www.umdscholarshipday.com/school/behavioral-and-social-sciences/

You can follow the action on social media via #ScholarshipDayUMD and @ScholarshipDay. Right now, we rank seventh on the leaderboard. Let’s show some BSOS Pride! Join us on Facebook & Twitter to track our progress!

BSOS student scholarship recipients go on to careers in law enforcement, public service, social justice, environmental advocacy, speech therapy and much more. Thank you for making a difference by supporting your classmates on Scholarship Day! Without additional support, many UMD students will face significant unmet financial need this year. Scholarships help bridge the gap. These are real students who need real help.

Your gift, in any amount, will support talented and grateful BSOS students who work to Be the Solution. Thank you in advance for your support!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Monday, December 9, 2013

Internship at the American Chemical Society

The Government Relations group in the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) at the American Chemical Society is seeking a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student intern for the Spring of 2014. The intern will work in the ACS headquarters office located in downtown Washington, DC. The exact dates of the internship period and working schedule are negotiable.  Please note this internship is unpaid.

The American Chemical Society and its more than 164,000 member scientists and engineers represent the “human scientific capital” that drives the scientific advances and innovation that have made America the world leader it is today.

The ACS Office of Public Affairs consists of the Government Relations and Communications groups. The Governments Relations staff work with Congress, the Administration, and other industry, scientific, and education-related organizations to develop a cohesive, national innovation strategy to increase science and engineering talent and maintain America’s lead at the cutting edge of science and innovation across disciplines and sectors. In addition to working with Government Relations staff, if interested, the intern would have a chance to work with staff in the Communications group, helping to promote the ACS as one of the world’s premier scientific organizations.

Responsibilities:
- Perform legislative research and tracking at the state and federal levels.
- Assist in drafting issue papers and work on a variety of writing tasks.
- Attend Congressional hearings and other briefings.
- Conduct in-depth research on science, education, energy, and national security issues.
- Work on grassroots messaging.
- Provide assistance to staff on other projects, such as aid in the organization of Congressional briefings and legislative fly ins.
- More significant responsibilities possible depending upon individual skills and interest.

Qualifications:
- Knowledge and enthusiasm for advancing science.
- Background and interest in public policy and the legislative process is preferred.
- Strong computer skills.
- Strong writing and communication skills and ability to interface with large numbers of people and organizations.
- The intern will need to be able to write in a clear manner and interact with Office of Public Affairs partners in a professional manner.
- Ability to work independently after being given initial instructions.

***Please send a cover letter describing applicant’s interest in public affairs and a resume to Katelynn Eckert at k_eckert@acs.org

Friday, December 6, 2013

ANTH Study Abroad & Minor Opportunities

Summer ANTH Study Abroad Programs!
Experience Jamaica through the eyes of an ethnographer - complete fieldwork through an internship in an NGO and through observations of beaches, markets, performances, and more!  For full details see: http://myea.umd.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10088&Type=O

Global Poverty Minor
Interested in Global Studies' newest minor, Global Poverty? Check out their website at http://www.arec.umd.edu/undergraduate/minors/global-poverty

State’s Juvenile Council Wants You!

The State’s Juvenile Council is currently recruiting for youth members under the age of 24 who have been  (or currently are) involved in the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Council is a governor-appointed advisory group that is called on to serve as the voice of juvenile justice in Maryland. 

The Council was established under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act.  Members are required to participate in the development of the 3-year plan, advise the Governor and Legislature on compliance with the JJDP Act, obtain input from juveniles in the system, review and comment on grant proposals and monitor programs, and understand the flow of the juvenile justice system in Maryland.  Council meetings occur bi-monthly for two hours; meeting attendance is mandatory.  Web and phone conferencing is available.  Paid in- and out-of-state travel opportunities are also available. 

If you have any students who fit this criteria and are interested in applying for the Council, please have them send their resume and contact information to:  JWinpigler@goccp.state.md.us.  Youth members will receive a $15.00 stipend for every meeting attended.

Here is a link to the group:  http://www.goccp.maryland.gov/juvenile/council.php

UK Summer Institute Award Programs for US Citizens!

The US-UK Fulbright Commission has opened applications for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Citizens!

Each program varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University. Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare¹s Globe
-Durham University Summer Institute
-King¹s College London Summer Institute
-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
-University of Bristol Summer Institute
-University of Exeter Summer Institute
-Queen¹s University Belfast
-Scotland Summer Institute
-Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
be at least 18 years old;
have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 ­ depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline. Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates!

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in summer 2014 research opportunities in the social sciences?

Learn about the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program!!!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)” program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF-funded research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Summer research opportunities are available in these fields:

Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Values Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs, Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is holding numerous 20 minute information sessions for students interested in learning about and applying for NSF REU Summer research placements – ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN 2100D McKeldin Library.
 

Monday Dec. 9th at 3:30 pm – 2100D McKeldin Library
Tuesday Dec. 10th at 3:30 - 2100D McKeldin Library
Thursday Dec. 12th at 12:00 - 2100D McKeldin Library
Thursday Dec. 12th at 5:30  - 2100D McKeldin Library

PLEASE LET US KNOW BY EMAIL TO ugresearch@umd.edu WHICH SESSION YOU PLAN TO ATTEND – SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

If you are interested in learning more but cannot attend these sessions, please send a note to the same email address.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The National Foreign Language Center is Hiring!

Looking For a Job?
The National Foreign Language Center is hiring

WHAT:
Front Office Assistant- $12/hour
-Greet guests
-Answer phones
-Light admin work

WHERE:
National Foreign Language Center
5700 Rivertech Ct.
Suite 250
Riverdale, MD 20737
(Short distance from College Park Metro; on the UM Shuttle Route)

WHEN:
Spring 2014 Semester

HOW TO APPLY:
You must be an undergraduate student with one previous year of experience working in an administrative capacity.
Please e-mail your resume, cover letter and Spring academic schedule/availability to Nacie Grigsby at ngrigsby@nflc.umd.edu  

For best consideration apply by December 13th                              

Career Center Events & Opportunities

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile/Hotdogger: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, December 05, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Want to drive the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? We are on a nationwide search for people who really Cut the Mustard!
• Travel America in a 27 foot-long Hot Dog on Wheels!
• Develop skills in Public Relations, Consumer Promotions and Grassroots Marketing.
• Relish the opportunity to become 1 of 12 official Oscar Mayer Spokespeople.
• Be a goodwill ambassador for one of the world’s most recognizable brands!

After the information session, there will be time to visit the Wienermobile! To learn more, visit http://hotdoggerblog.com/be-a-hotdogger
RSVP for this event: Click here. For additional information about this event: contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu.


Baltimore Job Fair
Monday, December 09, 2013 • 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel- 1001 Scott Drive - Baltimore, MD 21240. For More Information, Call 702.401.8008.
For additional information about this event: http://www.premiumjobfairs.com/jobseeker-baltimore-091613.html.


Defense Intelligence Agency: Employer Networking Site Visit
Friday, February 28, 2014 • 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Off-Campus
The Defense Intelligence Agency is inviting current UMD students who have an interest in learning more about their organization to visit their Washington, DC offices. The OFF CAMPUS SITE VISIT will include an overview of the agency’s mission and how it supports other agencies. Additional information will be shared regarding the DIA’s student internship program, skills that make applicants competitive and application tips. There are a limited number of seats available for this opportunity so RSVP now to express interest. All participants must complete a background check and be a US citizen. Examine career paths and student programs with the DIA by visiting their careers page: http://www.dia.mil/careers/. Transportation: More details will be emailed to participants, but we will be traveling via metro (fare not included). RSVP for this event: Click here.
 

PREP WORKSHOPS

*RSVP for any of the events below by visiting the Center’s website (www.Careers.umd.edu/events.cfm) and registering.

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Make the Most of Your Winter Break
Thursday, December 05, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Benjamin Banneker room @ Stamp Student Union
Come learn about resources and tips on making the most of your winter break. Leverage your time off to attain a future internship - consider doing a job shadow, an informational interview, resume updates, a volunteer position, and the list goes on...Co-sponsored with Off-Campus Student Life. RSVP for this event: Click here. For additional information about this event: contact Johana Guerra at jguerra@umd.edu.

ADVANCE Lecture: Pippa Norris

World famous Harvard researcher Pippa Norris will be on campus next Monday a ADVANCE Lecture in Knight Hall. The event is open to all interested.

Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, Australia.

A  political scientist and public speaker, her research compares election and public opinion, political communications, and gender politics. She also served as Director of the Democratic Governance Group in United Nations Development Program, NY and as an expert consultant to many international organizations such as the World Bank, Council of Europe and OSCE.  

Norris will be talking about her current research that focuses upon the Electoral Integrity Project, a major new multi-million 5-year research study.

When: Monday, December 9
Times: 5pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Room 3202 - Roberts Room, Knight Hall, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Scholarships @ BSOS...Apply Now!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to its students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Scholarship information and an online application are made available each fall semester. Scholarship awards are granted for the following fall semester. The college currently offers the following scholarship awards:

*             Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
*             Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
*             Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
*             Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
*             Future Alumni Scholarship Award
*             The Montgomery Family Endowed Scholarship Award

For additional information and requirements, please visit our website at  http://www.bsos.umd.edu/students/bsos-college-scholarships

Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 24th by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:

Attn: Blessing Enekwe
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to: bsosscholarships@gmail.com. Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. Thank you!