Monday, June 30, 2014

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship - Summer Information Sessions

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate study in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral sciences. The NSF award provides three years of support, with an annual stipend of $32,000. 
The National Scholarships Office is providing information sessions that will help you begin developing a highly effective NSF graduate fellowship application. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2014. 
Session Dates:
  1. Wednesday, July 2 – Plant Sciences Building Room 1130 – 4 pm to 5 pm
  2. Wednesday, July 16 – Plant Sciences Building Room 1130 – 4 pm to 5 pm
Please send any questions by email to:
You can learn more about the NSF award at

Bilingual International Trade Analyst

A local, prestigious international trade boutique needs a sharp, recent graduate to become a Bilingual International Trade Analyst. This position requires English and Spanish or Korean proficiency with a deep background in math and quantitative analysis. A deep understanding and comfort level with math is required in order to complete the primary duties of this job that include organizing, processing, and managing mid to large amounts of financial data from accounting firms and departments of organizations into friendly reporting for the Department of Commerce.

For this position, proficiency in advanced Excel is required. While there will be some legal work that includes traveling to visit clients, trial preparation, and attending trials, the vast majority of this role is described above and involves analyzing large amounts of data.

Candidates planning on attending law school in two to three years are encouraged to apply. When doing so, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining interest level and qualifications.  Application deadline is July 17, 2014.
The right candidate should be a recent college graduate with a related degree in International Trade, International Economics, Accounting, or Math with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. As an entry level position, this salary ranges from 45K-55K depending on experience.

Fall Internship with the Department of Treasury in Careers4Terps

The Department of Treasury’s Headquarters Management & Budget Office is seeking interns for Fall 2014. Applicants should be eager to learn more about the federal budget and performance management process and want to be part of a hardworking team, dedicated to public service. The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget is responsible for the internal management and policy of the Department in the areas of budget formulation, execution, performance management and strategic planning. Additional information about actual day-to-day duties is available upon request. 

Successful applicants will be highly interested in public policy, and federal financial management and performance. 

We are seeking graduate students, but highly qualified undergraduate students may also apply. 

The fall internship is available to students who can commit either: 2 or more full days of work per week during office hours, or a combination of shifts totaling 20 or more hours per week during office hours. Office hours are 9-5:30, M-F. 

The internship is writing intensive and successful applicants will exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills. For full details see

See this internship opportunity and more in Careers4Terps.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Joseph Mitchell Scholarship Applications Due July 1

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at our institution may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance. Scholarships will be awarded each fall and each spring semester to one or more deserving students. Applications and nominations for Fall 2014 award are being accepted through July 1.

For more information please visit

Keep Yourself Informed About Department of State Employment Opportunities

The US Department of State Pathways Programs include three paid Civil Service programs located in the United States:

Click on the appropriate highlighted link to receive alerts about applying to these programs.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship - Summer Information Sessions

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate study in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral sciences. The NSF award provides three years of support, with an annual stipend of $32,000.
The National Scholarships Office is providing information sessions that will help you begin developing a highly effective NSF graduate fellowship application. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2014.
Session Dates:
  1. Tuesday, June 24 – Plant Sciences Building Room 1130 – 4 pm to 5 pm – TODAY!
  2. Wednesday, July 2 – Plant Sciences Building Room 1130 – 4 pm to 5 pm
  3. Wednesday, July 16 – Plant Sciences Building Room 1130 – 4 pm to 5 pm
Please send any questions by email to:

You can learn more about the NSF award at

Paid Fall Community Organization Internships with MICA

The office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) currently has three openings for Community Organizing Student Interns. Please click on the link below for additional details:

Applications for Fall 2014 are being accepted now through July 15, 2014 with an expected start date of August 28, 2014.  Please click on the link(s) below for detailed job description(s) and to apply:

LGBTQ COSI Application
Multiracial / Biracial COSI Application
Native American - American Indian COSI Application

Monday, June 23, 2014

Winter Study in the Dominican Republic!

Global Communities is launching a new study abroad program to the Dominican Republic! This service-learning course will take place over Winter Break.

 Program Highlights
  • Runs January 6-16, during Winter Break
  • Engage in education and environmental conservation service projects with the host community
  • Cultural and language immersion through homestay living arrangements
  • Daily cultural experiences and seminars, including a special day trip to 27 Charcos where you can explore the area by jumping into the naturally formed pools, slide down waterfalls, and coast downstream with the current!
The program fee is $2100 and includes:
  • 3 credits of tuition (BSGC338D OR LASC369R)
  • Housing with Host Families
  • Most meals
  • Evening cultural experiences such as salsa and merengue lessons, Dominican food and traditions, and cultural excursions -  including a trip to SosĂșa Beach and 27 Charcos
  • International health insurance
  • In-country transportation
  • $250 deposit (credited towards the program fee)
Not included:
  • Education Abroad application fee
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Course materials
  • International Airfare
  • A few meals and snacks
For best consideration, please apply before the October 1 deadline: http://terps/wtdr
Questions? Please feel free to contact Malaika Serrano or 301.314.7100.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Would You Like to Become a Better Public Speaker? Try Toastmasters!

Would you like to become a better public speaker?  Is conquering your fear of public speaking on your goal list for 2014? Do you need an encouraging environment to practice your public speaking? If you answered yes to any of these questions, College Park Toastmasters is the perfect place for you!!  Toastmasters is an awesome place to conquer your fear of speaking and to enhance your leadership skills!! Our meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm.  (We are on vacation for the summer; meetings resume in August.) We meet at 5825 University Research Court, Suite 2500 (just past the College Park Metro Station off of River Rd) so don't meet us at the next meeting, beat us to the meeting and start improving your public speaking skills!

For commuters who would prefer a chapter closer to home, Toastmasters International has a “Find a Club” feature.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

LCSL Alternative Summer Weekends

Presented by the Stamp Summer Leadership Series, Alternative Weekends provide an "Alternative Break" experience for one weekend during the summer.

Students will travel to one of three regional sites to explore and take action on a pressing social issue. All trips take place the weekend of Friday, July 18th to Sunday, July 20th. Participation is FREE! Registration includes meals, materials, and transportation.

For best consideration, register by June 30th. Final registration deadline is July 7th. For more information and to register, visit

Alternative Weekend participants choose from the following experiences:

  • Spend a weekend on the water exploring bay conservation with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
  • Learn about the issue of food security with the Claggett Farm in Upper Marlboro.
  • Experience the impact of socioeconomic equity with Christopher Place in Baltimore.

UMD Department of Psychology Summer Diversity Conference

The UMD Department of Psychology is hosting its second annual, FREE one day Summer Diversity Conference on July 29 from 9:30pm to 1pm in the Prince George's Room of Stamp Student Union. Presentations will focus on current directions in research and practice on cultural competence and diversity, with a focus on its link to psychological processes across disciplines.

The public and all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Free breakfast and lunch will be served to registered attendees.

Clink here for more information and to register.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Interested in Health Care or Event Planning? Check out this Summer Intership!

The Advisory Board Company is a global researchconsulting, and technology firm helping hospital and university executives to better serve patients and students. It "provide[s] strategic guidance, actionable insights, web-based software solutions, and comprehensive implementation and management services. This current opportunity is based in Washington, DC."

The Revenue Cycle Solutions Events and Planning Intern will assist the Cohort Strategy team in hosting a healthcare technology conference for 200+ hospital executives in Washington, D.C.  The event will take place August 21-22, 2014. This is an unpaid internship.  Click here for more information and to apply.

Innovation Immersion Experience Course

Are you interested in visiting the innovation hotbeds of San Francisco/Silicon Valley and the Pacific Northwest (Seattle/Portland) and experiencing a unique opportunity to engage first hand with some of the most innovative companies in the world? If so, consider participating in the Innovation and Immersion Experience Course, which provides you with unique insights, views into trends and developments, and multiple networking opportunities.

Students participating in the past innovation three-credit courses were exposed to large organizations such as Cisco, Genentech, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Pixar, Yammer, LinkedIn, Tesla Motors, Zynga, Electronic Arts,, Intel, Nike, Adidas, Microsoft, and Boeing. Students have also been exposed to venture capital funds such as Greylock Partners and Mayfield Fund.

The course will tentatively start on August 17th (arrival) and end on August 26th or 27th. The program fee is estimated at $1,400-$1,500 and includes hotel accommodations (three to four people per room), charges for all academic site visits, fees, field trips, and other program-sponsored excursions, transportation to all visits, one or two meals per day (lunches or dinner), and course reading materials.

If you are interested in more information please email Mark Wellman at Space is very limited so reply quickly.

More information regarding the past innovation course is available at:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Join BSOS Ambassadors!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is accepting applications for the BSOS Ambassador Program.  This is an opportunity to become involved in our college while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking and teaching experience as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators and/or prospective students. The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs.

Ambassadors assist with award receptions and dinners, small- and large-scale special events (symposiums, forums, panels, etc.), prospective student events (e.g., open houses, fairs, etc.), faculty/staff receptions, holiday parties, Maryland Day and commencement ceremonies.

Interested?  We are accepting applications through August.  Contact Julianna Bynoe at for more details.


Terps for Change is committed to connecting the university with the local community through sustained, collaborative, and meaningful community service-learning. By exploring the root causes through critical reflection and meaningful dialogue, we seek to better understand the systemic complexities of social issues and the action steps we can take to address them.
If you are interested, the application can be found here. Deadline is June 16 at 9am! More details are available here. Please e-mail with any questions.

FREE Stamp Summer Leadership Series

The Summer Leadership Series is a dynamic series of workshops and institutes featuring nationally recognized speakers and experts on the topic of leadership. These events offer students the opportunity to explore leadership and develop potential. There is no cost to participate. All workshops include materials, self-assessments, and lunch. Participate in one or both workshops. Descriptions of each workshop are included below. For more information or to register, visit
LeaderShape Catalyst: Saturday, June 14th
9:30am – 4:30pm – Atrium Room, Stamp Student Union
Do you want to start something extraordinary? The LeaderShape Catalyst workshop will challenge you to examine yourself and align your true values and interests with your actions. Personal barriers to action will be explored and eliminated as you create a plan to positively impact your world through doing something extraordinary. There is no cost to participate. Participants receive meals and materials for the day. Click here to register.
Strengths-Based Leadership: Saturday, July 12th
9:30am – 4:30pm – Atrium Room, Stamp Student Union
The StrenthsQuest: Strengths-Based Leadership workshop Learn more about your personal strengths! During the Strength-Based Leadership workshop, each person will be provided a practical guide for understanding and developing their unique strengths. Each person will deepen their self-awareness and develop an appreciation for the strengths of others. A  Strengths-Based Leadership workbook and access code to an online assessment is included. Meals and materials are provided. There is no cost to participate. Click here to register.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Free Summer Tutoring at OMSE

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education will continue to provide free tutoring to all students during the summer. For more information visit or request a tutor at

Friday, June 6, 2014

Tuesday Panel on Incorporating LGBT History in American History

Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis invite you to a panel discussion with some of the nation’s most respected researchers and preservationists to explore ways to celebrate and interpret Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history within the larger fabric of American history.

Last week, Secretary Jewell announced a new theme study, as part of the National Park Service Heritage Initiative to identify places and events associated with the story of LGBT Americans for inclusion in the parks and programs of the agency. The theme study is part of a broader initiative under the Obama Administration to ensure that the National Park Service reflects and tells a more complete story of the people and events responsible for building this nation.

The public is invited to take part in this discussion to learn more about the initiative and to share comments on its initial phases. If you are interested in submitting a question, please submit it via the RSVP link below.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
2:00 p.m. – Check-In
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m – Panel Discussion

U.S. Department of the Interior
Sidney Yates Auditorium
1849 C Street NW

We hope you are able to join us on Tuesday, June 10th and ask that you RSVP by clicking by Monday.  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Tank Man: Documentary Today at Noon

Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program
Series on People Power: Activism for Social Change
presents the documentary:
The Tank Man

On June 5, 1989, one day after Chinese troops expelled thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators from Tiananmen Square, a solitary, unarmed protester stood his ground before a column of tanks advancing down the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured by Western photographers, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon of the fight for freedom around the world. Filmmaker Antony Thomas investigates the identity, fate and significance of “the tank man,” whose brave act of defiance captured the imagination of people around the world.  On the 25th anniversary of this event, how do we understand this courageous stand for people power and the status of democratic reforms in China today?

·         “[The] brilliant ‘Frontline’… examines the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and how those bloody demonstrations for social and political reform led to an economic revolution in [China] on a scale the world had never seen… - Salt Lake Tribune.
·         “…The Tank Man has moments in it that are unforgettable… This is news documentary filmmaking at its’ finest.” – The Gazette (Montreal).

Thursday, June 5, 2014
  12:00 noon-2:00 pm
        1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

All are welcome to attend!

Sponsored by Beyond the Classroom Living and Learning Program

Spring Break Studying in Japan?

Are you interested in:
· An international or domestic career in the non-profit or government sectors?
· Environmental policy and nuclear energy?
· Disaster recovery and preparedness?
· Social reform in a global context?
· Japanese culture and Japan-U.S. relations?

...Then apply for Spring Break 2015 in Japan: "Civil Society, Recovery & Reform in the Wake of Disaster"

1 week in Japan + 4 weeks of online coursework and special events at UMD

Weeks 1 and 2: Pre-departure activities (early March, 2015)
· Online discussions of Japanese culture and the impact of disasters in the U.S. and Japan
· Guest lectures by experts on the Japan-U.S. relationship and Japan’s nuclear energy issues; documentary screening on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
Week 3: Travel to Japan! (March 14 to 21, 2015)
· Participate in service learning with Japanese university students from Tohoku University  (Tohoku was the region of Japan most affected by the March 2011 disaster)
· Explore Tokyo and Sendai; meet with organizations involved in disaster relief and social reform
Weeks 4 and 5: Post-travel activities (late March and April, 2015)
· Develop and deliver a presentation for the civil society audience of your choice about the situation of disaster victims in Japan, and on disaster preparedness
· Participate in the Sakura Matsuri, the Japanese cultural festival held as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
Knowledge of Japanese language is not required. Open to UMD sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Participating students will be enrolled in the 3-credit course UNIV 318: “Civil Society, Recovery & Reform in the Wake of Disaster.”    Program fee (which does not include airfare) is $1,850.00.

Visit to learn more!