Monday, March 31, 2014

Scholarships for Unpaid Internships - Applications Open Today!

In 2013, the University Career Center & The President's Promise awarded 80+ students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships. Bright Futures Scholarships are back again for summer 2014!  The application will be available beginning Tuesday, April 1 with a submission deadline of Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m.  Click here for details.

Global Advocacy Showcase--Apply Now!

Are you someone who feels passionate about a certain cause pertaining to global development? Are you part of an advocacy group or identify strongly with an underprivileged community? Would you like an opportunity to speak about your topic and explain opportunities for others to engage in your cause and potentially win a cash prize? If so, apply to speak/perform at the BSOS Global Scholars Global Advocacy Showcase, hosted by Marcela Lima and Rola Saleh.

Email for more information!

Department of State ITEP Internships

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) is
accepting applications.

Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following 
vacancy announcement numbers. Please note the cutoff number for each position. 
Applications received after the cutoff  number is reached will not be reviewed. 
Therefore, timely submission of applications is important.

ITEP                                                    Grade   Location   Cutoff   Announcement #
GS-199 Foreign Affairs                           5,7        DC            200    HRSC/PATH-2014-0080
GS-199 Foreign Affairs - Seasonal      5,7        DC              50     HRSC/PATH-2014-0081

ITEP places interns on temporary appointments not to exceed one year with the possibility
of extensions in one-year increments. The temporary nature of ITEP allows for interns to 
work  during seasonal and holiday breaks in academic programs. ITEP participants are 
ineligible for noncompetitive promotions. If an ITEP participant is qualified at a higher 
grade level, he/she must compete for the position via a USAJobs vacancy announcement.  
Both programs allow for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following 
successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

Pathways internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of State allow students to 
witness and participate  in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, and 
work closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign 
policy initiatives.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Operation CHAMPS Wants You!

Want to directly give back to military families? Do you enjoy spending time with kids? If so, Operation Champs has great opportunities for you!

Operation CHAMPS is a 501-C3 Non-Profit Organization that aims to engage the civilian community in giving back to military families. When one member of the family is in the military, the entire family serves. Here at Operation Champs, we endeavor to show our attitudes of gratitude to these families, especially military-connected children, who we refer to as CHAMPs (Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel.)  

The Champsitting Program, one of Operation Champ’s main initiatives, is a free babysitting service, that benefits our military families in more ways than one can imagine. Students volunteer their time to babysit (or Champsit, as we say) for military-connected children on days that their parents need to either attend an appointment, spend time in the hospital, date nights, or even a few hours to themselves to relax and catch their breath. We want to open this volunteer opportunity to become a Champsitter to anyone that is interested.

Those who are willing to give thanks to our American heroes will be interviewed and then selected candidates will undergo a Champsitting Orientation that will inform them on the mission of Operation Champs, basic military 101, military cultural competence and babysitting skills. The orientation will also certify volunteers in First Aid and CPR, if not already certified. If you are interested in becoming a Champsitter, please contact Lindsey McDermott, Director of Champsitting Program, as soon as possible! You can reach her by email or by phone 410-507-6910. If we come together and give thanks to those who serve our country, we can really make a difference!

Summer Courses Available in Geographical Sciences

2014 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference

2014 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference (U21 URC)

Apply by April 7, 2014!

Host: Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)
Location: Shanghai, China
Dates: July 7-11, 2014
Theme: Food Safety: from farm to table
Apply by April 7, 2014:
Event website:
Costs: Participation in this program is fully funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $3,300/ student. Airfare, accommodation, health insurance, and visa costs will be fully covered by the Office of International Affairs for three successful candidates. This is a competitive application.

Join this select group of students from 27 institutions, representing 17 countries around the world, for five days of sharing ideas, knowledge, and perspectives on food safety.  You can choose to deliver a poster or oral presentation of your research:

For more information, please contact Dr. Raluca Nahorniac in the Office of International Affairs at

GVPT 399A/388A: The Politics of Terror

GVPT 399A/388A
Summer Session 1: June 2-June 20,  2014
Theme: The Politics of Terror: In the Self, the Community and State

Film Schedule

Terror in and on the Self

June 3: Ordinary People
        4: Black Swan
        5: Shutter Island
        6: Incendies

Terror in the Community

June 10: Hotel Rwanda
        11: The Beider Meinhoff Gang
        12: City of God
        13: Paradise Now

Terror in and by the State

June 17: Munich
        18: District 9
        19: Rendition
        20: The Grey Zone

Students may enroll for either three or six credits; if you enroll for three credits and intend to take the on-campus course, sign up for GVPT 399A; you may also take the course as an online, three credit course.  If you do that sign up for GVPT 388A.  If you choose to take the course for six credits sign up for both 399A and 388A.  For those taking the course for six credits, 388A covers the second three weeks of the first summer session.  You do an independent project on your own that builds from the first three-week 399A session.  You work with your discussion leader on a paper topic and that paper will be due at the end of the first summer session.  You do not have to be on campus to do GVPT 388A.   For those of you taking the online 388A ONLY you have the entire first summer session, through July11, to complete the above list of films. If you have any questions feel free to contact Professor Glass at extension 5-4119 or

Are You, Too, a Terp?

A BSOS Global Scholar is taking photos for her capstone.  She is conducting a project similar to I, Too, Am Harvard.  See:  Would you like to participate?  Email  Students of all ethnicities, races and national origins are encouraged to participate.

A Lecture by the Italian Ambassador and Lunch!

Italian Ambassador to Speak at Maryland
Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:15 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Van Munching: Atrium, School of Public Policy

The Maryland Global Leaders Speaker Series welcomes all members of the campus community to a presentation by the Italian Ambassador to the US, Claudio Bisogniero.  His topic will be "Italy, Europe, and the US. Transatlantic Partnership: Shrinking the Atlantic in an Era of Globalization and Regionalization." Light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to

For more information, contact:
Joseph B. Scholten
Office of International Affairs
+1 301 405 1559

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Careers In Sustainability Panel April 2

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center & The President's Promise

Interested in a career in sustainability? In this first part of the Green Career Series, learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking. This event is sponsored by Grow Your Impact. 

Have questions for the panel? Submit your questions to with the subject line: "Employer Panel Questions" before the event. We will also take questions during the panel.

Panelists include:
  • John Costa, General Manager at Compost Cab
  • Beth Gunter, Campaign Associate at EarthShare
  • Margarita Morgan-Hubbard, CEO of ECO City Farms (panel only)
  • Michelle Kim, Food Campaigns Manager at Green America
  • Adam Krantz, Managing Director, Government & Public Affairs at NACWA
  • Allison Lilly, Sustainability and Wellness Coordinator at UMD Dining Services (networking only)


Friday, March 28, 2014

Internship and Full-Time Positions with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children is recruiting at UMD for the following positions! Read more by logging into your Careers4Terps account and searching the ID number below.

Fall internship opportunities:  The deadline for fall internships is July 1.

Call Center Specialist, ID 95157
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children, The              
POSITION TYPE Entry Level (Full-Time) LOCATION: Alexandria, Virginia  
Responsible for answering calls to the national 800 missing and exploited children hotline and accurately and expeditiously extracting and entering pertinent information while making sound judgment calls that will aid in the location, recovery, and reunification of missing children. 

Staff Analyst- Child Victim Identification Program, ID    95152
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children, The              
POSITION TYPE Entry Level (Full-Time)  LOCATION: Alexandria, Virginia        
The Staff Analyst position is responsible for reviewing data pertaining to identified victims of child-pornography series to assist law enforcement and prosecutors in obtaining the best evidence in support of their investigations and prosecutions. Additionally the position is responsible for assisting in all matters relevant to identifying unknown victims depicted in pornographic images/videos of children. Such assistance requires an employee that can handle exposure to sensitive content as well as demonstrate a high level of accuracy and thoroughness in their work product.

Staff Analyst- Cyber Tipline, ID 95153
EMPLOYER          National Center For Missing and Exploited Children, The              
POSITION TYPE Entry Level (Full-Time)  LOCATION: Alexandria, Virginia
Position is responsible for providing overall analysis and case related support service within the CyberTipline. Conduct background research on CyberTipline leads, using both internal and external sources of information, in an effort to assist law enforcement in their investigations. Review and process child sexual exploitation reports that are received by NCMEC Call Center/CyberTipline or generated by the ECD following established guidelines and disseminate to law enforcement agencies per the POM.

Support Specialist , Cyber Tipline- ID     95156
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children, The              
POSITION TYPE Entry Level (Full-Time), Permanent Experienced Hire  LOCATION: Alexandria, Virginia        

Position is responsible for providing overall support to the CyberTipline within the Exploited Children Division including some analytical work linking report and suspect information in order to update corresponding information in the system. The Support Specialist is the primary person responsible for soliciting and entering feedback on completed and disseminated CyberTipline analytical reports. The Support Specialist is also responsible for various additional tasks and projects.

Legal Internship on Campus- Last Chance to Apply!

Legal Internship on Campus--Last Chance to Apply!

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Internship for Credit Opportunity with the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office

Thinking about a legal or client services career?  If you will have completed 56 credits by the beginning of fall, this internship may be for you!  Visit: to download the application and learn further information about the internship.


Interested in the Implications of Fisher v. University of Texas? Come to Marie Mount Wednesday!

Fisher v. University of Texas: Implications for Diversity Efforts in Higher Education
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Marie Mount: Maryland Room

The Graduate School's Office for Diversity Initiatives  is proud to sponsor this talk on the current implications of Fisher v. University of Texas in higher education.  Professor Sylvester James Gates will give a talk on the impact of the Fisher case in university diversity initiatives. 

Professor Gates is a University System of Maryland Regents Professor, John S. Toll Professor of Physics and the Director of the Center for String & Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, College Park. Professor Gates has authored several articles about the educational benefits of diversity in post-secondary settings.

Discussants: Dr. Katherine McAdams,  Associate Professor Emerita and Ombudsperson and  Jeannette Soon-Ludes, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Women's Studies.

This event is co-sponsored by the Pepsi Enhancement Fund and open to the entire UMD Community.

For more information, contact:
Ana Maria Perez
The Graduate School
+1 301 405 4183

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Rosalie Reilly Gubernatorial Fellowship

Rosalie Reilly was one of Maryland's most extraordinary and exemplary public servants who was a role model for young women entering politics and was a champion for educating young leaders as they prepared to enter public life.

This $2,500 fellowship was created to honor the memory of Ms. Reilly by enabling female students to carry on her legacy of public service and leadership.

Eligible candidates must:
• be avaliable to serve at least 135 fellowship hours while enrolled at the University
• have an interest in public service, government involvement, or political leadership
• be a female undergraduate or graduate student
• not be graduating before Fall 2014
• have a 3.0 GPA or higher

Fellowship applications are due by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 4.  Finalists will be notified shortly thereafter and may interview with the School of Public Policy Fellowship Committee.

Contact James Stillwell with any questions.

Develop New Skills While Experiencing a Meaningful Break!

Alternative Break Experience Leaders serve as the primary planners and coordinators for each
of the 27 Alternative Break experiences. Serving as an Alternative Breaks Experience Leader 
provides significant leadership development, unique experiences and skill-building that will 
benefit you beyond your years as a University of Maryland student. The AB Experience Leaders
form a tight-knit community and supportive team full of desire to make a difference for
communities faced with social, economic and systemic challenges.

Applications are now available and due by midnight on April 7th! 

Have you checked your mid term grade reports in TESTUDO?

Check your midterm grades to be proactive and work to successfully complete the semester. Go to

There are several resources available for academic success. Please be aware not all instructors report grades. So if grades haven’t been submitted, talk to your instructor as soon as possible.
Here is some advice and resources that may help you finish your semester successfully.

1. See Course Instructor-This is the most vital step of becoming informed of what needs to done to finish the course successfully. This also shows the instructor you’re committed to doing your best. This is essential if you’re having academic difficulty.

2. Consult an Academic Advisor - An advisor can help identify the source of your difficulties—We hope you come and talk to us! You can make an appointment with a BSOS college advisor by visiting our website:

3. Attend “Project Success,” a workshop which will present strategies for success, how to prepare for exams, and the top tips for improving academic performance. RSVP:

Additionally there are a variety of resources the university offers for academic success.
1. Learning Assistance Services (LAS) -offers academic success workshops, guided study sessions, academic support groups and other programing for academic success.

2. Tutoring Services – offers tutoring for many different courses.

3. The Office of Multiethnic Student Education (OMSE) - offers tutoring, a mentoring program, academic support groups, and professional development opportunities for minority and underrepresented students on campus.

4. Math Department - offers free tutoring and a test bank of past math exams.

5. Math Success Program - is an undergraduate peer coaching program with free walk-in math tutoring.

6. The Writing Center - offers trained tutors to help improve writing skills.

7. The Honors Program - has a substantial list of tutors sorted by subject. You don’t have to be an honors student and it’s free.

8. Disability Support Services (DSS) - with valid documentation, DSS will assist in obtaining accommodations for testing, reading, and other academic needs.

9. University Libraries – offers seven campus-wide libraries with a variety of services for students needing assistance with research projects. Talk to your librarian!

10. The University Health Center’s Health Promotion – offers resources for overall wellbeing such as nutrition, meditation, and stress management.

11. Counseling Center - offers free and confidential services by trained professionals. Many students encounter a variety of personal, social, career, and academic issues that call for assistance beyond advice provided by friends and family.

Withdrawing from a course is also a good strategy appropriate for certain situations which can save your GPA. After exploring these alternatives, should you need to withdraw from one or more of your courses, the deadlines for doing so are as follows:

April 14 Withdraw from one course with a 'W'

May 13 Withdraw from all courses

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DSAC Town Hall Meeting TONIGHT!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) includes students representing all parts of the college, advises the dean on a number of BSOS initiatives and plans annual college-wide events like the Student-Faculty Dinner, brown bag lunches, and field trips.  

All undergraduates in our college are invited to the Spring DSAC Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM in TYD1102. RSVP to the Facebook event.

DSAC is seeking your input on a variety of topics that resonate with BSOS students, such as undergraduate research opportunities, online learning, BSOS entrepreneurship, new projects like the BSOS Hangout Space and Tydings cafe, and more. Like something? Want to change something? Come to the Town Hall Meeting!

BSOS Alumnus Paul Mandell @ Startup Shell: Tomorrow!

Startup Shell Talk 019: Outperforming a Crowded Field of Competitors
Featuring BSOS alumnus Paul Mandell

Thursday, March 27 - 7:30pm @ Startup Shell (TAP Building,  387 Technology Drive, UMD)

Paul Mandell is a Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Consero Group LLC, a startup in the executive events industry. He serves as a mentor with Acceleprise, first independent startup accelerator focused solely on enterprise technology in the United States. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, University of Maryland.

Prior to founding Consero, he founded and was the President of Clutch Legal Staffing, which was a national legal support company that was acquired in 2007. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Government from UMD and has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Government & Politics at UMD as well.

The focus of Paul’s talk will be how to separate yourself in the crowded startup world. He is heavily involved with the DC Startup community, so this is definitely a talk that would be beneficial coming to! Don't miss it!

Coming Soon--Perspectives from a Panel of Entrepreneurs!

Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

A panel of entrepreneurs will discuss tips for exploring business careers, starting a business, and talk about the impact their careers have had on their industries or communities. Free pizza will also be available!

The second half of the panel will be open for the audience to ask questions, so bring any questions you have and don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some very successful UMD alumni.

Learn more about the panelists:

DARREN PORT is the CEO and Founder of Powered by Professionals. Under Darren’s leadership, PBP has started 11 charitable organizations in 10 years. In 2007 alone, Darren led a new charity – one of the first that he helped to create – to reach their fundraising goal of over $1 million. In 2011, PBP and the Sarcoma Foundation of America raised over $1.2 million dollars in conjunction with the SFA’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala, which also marked the organization’s fourth consecutive year working with PBP. As of January 2014, PBP is thrilled to announce that we have raised donations totaling over $40 million for our clients.

PAUL MANDELL is a Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Consero. In this role, Mr. Mandell provides strategic leadership for the company with a rigid focus on excellence at every level of the business. Prior to founding Consero, Mr. Mandell founded and was the President of a national legal support company that was acquired in 2007. The successor entity was recognized as one of the world’s top legal process outsourcing companies during his continued tenure as President the following year. Prior to entering the business world, Mr. Mandell practiced law at Arnold & Porter LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Washington, DC, and New York, New York, respectively, where he focused primarily on antitrust and pharmaceutical litigation. Prior to his law firm experience, Mr. Mandell clerked for the Honorable K. Michael Moore of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He also serves as the Chair of the BSOS Board of Visitors!

ARI KAREN is a principal of the Offit Kurman firm in its labor and employment group and is also the Founder and Director of C3 Complaince Consultants, the firm's subsidiary mortgage compliance consulting business. Over recent years, Mr. Karen’s practice focus of labor and employment law has grown to encompass working with mortgage banks and other financial services in the implementation of cutting edge policies and procedures. Mr. Karen's practice is diverse, representing clients on matters concerning banking regulations, Dodd Frank financial reform laws, contractual disputes, employment and labor statutes, wage-hour class actions, employment discrimination and fair lending matters, whistleblower complaints and non-competition claims, among others.

MODERATOR: Steven Begleiter is third generation in the garment business and is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of KBL Group International. Steven is responsible for KBL’s overall vision, strategy, and execution. Having been a kid in the shipping room working for his father, starting his own business, and now running a multinational company; Steven has taken on many jobs in his career. He graduated from UMD in 1992 and lives in New Jersey with his family.

*Sponsored by the BSOS Solutions Lab, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

RSVP for this event: Click here

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Scholarships for Unpaid Internships - Apply April 1st!

In 2013, the University Career Center & The President's Promise awarded 80+ students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships. Bright Futures Scholarships are back again for summer 2014!  The application will be available beginning Tuesday, April 1 with a submission deadline of Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m.  Click here for details.

Prizes for Living Sustainably? YES!

   Do you want to win cool prizes for living sustainably? Then take the What Will YOU(md) Do? Sustainability Pledge!

   Each and every day we make choices. We choose what food we will eat, how far we will drive, and what clothes we will wear. What we often forget about these choices is that they have an immense impact on our planet. Unfortunately, right now because of careless choices, our planet is now facing devastating issues like diminishing natural resources, water scarcity and climate change. The first step to fighting these issues is to get individuals to make more responsible decisions.

   So, to remind people that their personal actions do matter, the Student Government Association created a month- long program to challenge students all over campus to pledge to be more sustainable in their everyday lives! In return, we’re offering you exciting prizes! We call the program "What Will YOU(md) Do?"

  To learn more, visit and watch THIS VIDEO to learn everything you need to know about the pledge. And always remember, YOU can do more than you think!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Share Your Views at the BSOS DSAC Town Hall Meeting Thusday!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) includes students representing all parts of the college, advises the dean on a number of BSOS initiatives and plans annual college-wide events like the Student-Faculty Dinner, brown bag lunches, and field trips.  

All undergraduates in our college are invited to the Spring DSAC Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM in TYD1102. RSVP to the Facebook event.

DSAC is seeking your input on a variety of topics that resonate with BSOS students, such as undergraduate research opportunities, online learning, BSOS entrepreneurship, new projects like the BSOS Hangout Space and Tydings cafe, and more. Like something? Want to change something? Come to the Town Hall Meeting!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Summer International Program Internship with Center for Economic & Policy Research!

The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time International Program Intern for Summer 2014 (June 1st-August 31st).

Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; as well as working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress.

The responsibilities vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

Applicants need a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master’s degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience will have event management opportunities. The intern will need to be fluent in Spanish, including the ability to perform accurate written translations; able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited management; and be a self-starter and independent learner. Should have excellent writing and communications skills. 

Stipend: At least $1,580 per month, plus up to $250 for health insurance reimbursement per month.
Application instructions

Send cover letter, resume, and a brief (2 page) answer to the question “How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?” to: Apply by April 4th.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

BSOS Student Input Wanted for Survey

Grad students in the Student of Public Health's Department of Behavioral and Community Health are conducting a survey study on driver characteristics and the relationship to one’s social circles, and would love input from BSOS students!

For less than a 20-minute commitment, you could gain a greater understanding of your driving behaviors, while helping others benefit through an improved understanding of how driver behavior relates to a driver’s social circles. However, there are no direct benefits of your participation.

Interested? Just click the secure link below to get involved!

For your time, you’ll have a 1 in 25 chance of winning $50 cash

Be a Good Neighbor -- Help Feed the Hungry

Want to help UMD feed the hungry in our College Park community?

Now's your chance-- please spread the word to your student groups, professional networks and friends:

The Office of Community Engagement is collecting non-perishable goods between now and the March 29th Good Neighbor Day event.  You can't miss our large, white Good Neighbor Day donation boxes, with their TURTLE SHELL designs.  Want to find the box nearest you?  Visit - scroll down until you see "Food Drive Locations."

While you're on the site, you can also register to be part of the day-long community beautification projects that will take place on Good Neighbor Day.  We hope you'll join us for another year of this special UMD tradition!

**The 3rd Annual Good Neighbor Day event is a partnership project coordinated by the City of College Park, The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, UMD, and community partners in business, government and the non-profit sector.**

For more information, contact:
Emily Adams
UMD Office of Community Engagement
+1 301 405 1941

Fall Internships at START

START is currently recruiting for interns from a wide range of majors (including Criminology, Languages, Geography and more) for the fall. For priority consideration applications must be received by June 8th.

During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism.
Please visit: for more information and to apply.

For more information, contact:
Sarah Fishering
+1 301 405 6600

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Today at 12:15 - Divided Society and the Democratic Ideal

This talk is presented as the inaugural Thomas Schelling 

Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University.

As an academic economist, Professor Loury has published mainly in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality. He has been elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society, Member of the American Philosophical Society, Vice President of the American Economics Association, and President of the Eastern Economics Association.

As a prominent social critic and public intellectual, writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, Professor Loury is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a contributing editor at The Boston Review, and was for many years a contributing editor at The New Republic. Professor Loury’s books include One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America (The Free Press, 1995--winner of the American Book Award and the Christianity Today Book Award); The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2002); Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and the UK (ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005); and, Race, Incarceration and American Values (M.I.T. Press, 2008).

Date:  Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Van Munching Hall, Policy Atrium

Fluent in Portuguese? The State Department Wants You in Brazil!

You can use your Portuguese language skills as a Consular Adjudicator to contribute to a more democratic, secure and prosperous world. The Department of State needs U.S. citizens with fluency in Portuguese to work as limited non-career appointment (LNA) Consular adjudicators in high volume posts in Brazil.

Initially, these appointments are for a period of 18 months, and then renewable for up to five years, based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the Foreign Service. For specific requirements, and to apply, visit

The Department of State offers three different positions with separate language requirements. To receive email updates for the specific language in which you have fluency click here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Career & Internship Events in Hornbake Today

Internship Interviews: How to Stand Out from the Competition   
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 * 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

When searching for internships, it is important to effectively articulate your experiences in an interview setting. This interactive session will help students learn about different types of interviews (in-person, phone, Skype, group, etc) and how to effectively handle each one. We will also discuss the power in story telling and provide an effective formula to help your story stay on track. This session is intended to be fun and provide students with an opportunity to practice!

For additional information about this event: contact Erica Ely at

Careers & Internships in Writing, Publishing & Technical Writing
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 * 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Panelists include:  Richie Frieman, Votenet, Island Press, Maden Technologies, The Gazette, Capitol Standard Magazine & Epic

Beyond the Classroom Leadership Program for Sophomores on Up!

Are you a 2nd semester sophomore, junior or senior who wants to apply what you’ve learned in school to real world problemsPrepare professionally for life after graduationMake connections with the people and organizations that inspire you? Change the world? If that's you, apply to Beyond the Classroom! Our 3-semester leadership program brings together UMD students from all majors to prepare for a lifetime of personal and professional civic engagement and social change in any career field.

The deadline for students to apply for South Campus Commons housing with Beyond the Classroom is March 25!  Living with other BTC students is optional, not required.  Students interested in BTC housing must e-mail to request a link to the online housing application.  

BTC students may choose to pursue self-designed focus areas, including (but not limited to): environmental sustainability, public health, education, human rights, poverty, governance and law, non-profit leadership, social entrepreneurship, technology for social good in a global context.  

More about BTC:
  • Website for prospective students: 
  • Students receive a transcript notation for completing the program.
  • Most BTC courses count towards students' scholarship in practice general education requirement.
  • BTC students also participate in exclusive events every semester, such as service learning days, guest lectures by activists and other experts, documentary film screenings, and other activities.

Students who are not interested in BTC housing may apply anytime in the spring or summer terms to join the fall 2014 cohort.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Career Field Trip to the Smithsonian!

Career Shuttle: Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central field trip 
Thursday, April 03, 2014 * 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to The Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central!

This trip is open to all students.

The Office of Exhibits Central (OEC) supports Smithsonian museums and units in all aspects of exhibition design and production.  All interns work under the guidance of OEC staff on current exhibit projects.  Internships are available within design, graphics, fabrication, model-making, 3D digitalization, marketing/communication and project management.  For further details on internships available, please click here.

To learn more and to register: Click Here. 

Network Today with Employers SSA and Target!

Social Security Administration: Employer Networking Sessions   
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 * 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 
University career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Social Security Administration:  forward thinkingradical approachessurpassing the standard.  These are the elements that created one of the world's most successful social insurance programs.  For over 65 years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has played a part in the lives of nearly everyone you know.  We are proud to be consistently ranked among the "Top Ten Best Places To Work" for large Federal Agencies.

Jobs Being Recruited:  Benefit Authorizer, Claims Authorizer, Claims Representative
This presentation will be focused on special recruiting programs for military veterans and students with disabilities.   RSVP for this event: Click here 

Target Assets Protection: Applying Your Criminal Justice Background To A Target Career: Employer Networking Sessions   
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 * 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center

Join Target Leaders to learn more about how you can apply your criminal justice background in to the world of Assets Protection. You'll receive a full understanding of how Assets Protection contributes to the success of Target, and the many resources we have in place to drive results.  You'll also learn about Stores/Assets Protection internships, professional careers, and the benefits of a career with Target.  RSVP for this event: Click here