Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Open Forum on the War in Gaza

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) and
The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development are sponsoring an

Open Forum on the War in Gaza
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (the second day of classes)
5:30 p.m. Prince George's Room, Stamp
Speak your mind and address your burning questions to a group of experts:

Prof. Shibley Telhami - Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development and Middle East expert
Prof. Yoram Peri – Director of GIIS, Former advisor to Prime Minister Rabin
Prof. Ariel Bendor – Expert on law and war on terrorism, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at GIIS.
Dr. Khaled Elgindy – Former advisor to the Palestinian Authority, fellow at Brookings Institution
Shlomi Eldar – Israeli journalist and expert on Hamas; Journalist-in-Residence at GIIS

For more information and to RSVP, visit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Need Help Finding a Campus Job? Attend a Workshop August 29

Career the Turtle: How to Find an On-Campus Job  
Friday, August 29, 2014 • 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Benjamin Banneker Room - Stamp Student Union

Event Details:
Need help finding an on-campus job? The University Career Center & The President’s Promise is sponsoring two free, 30-minute seminars that will be presented by our Peer Career Educators. These sessions will cover the ins and outs of the on-campus job search process. The first session will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the second session will begin at 4 p.m.

For additional information about this event: contact Neal McKinney

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Planning to Study Abroad? These Events are for You!

The Honors College and Education Abroad are hosting Passport Day with the U.S. State Department on Tuesday, September 9 from noon to 4:00 p.m..  You may process an application for a new or renewal passport; have your passport picture taken  ($10), or just come later to learn about abroad opportunities at the Study Abroad Fair sponsored by Education Abroad. Passport Day Event information and registration are here. Go to US Department of State travel for more detailed information regarding required documents.  The fee is $135. Checks should be made payable to the "Department of State."

Fearless Terps get out of the classroom!  Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in Morocco.  Explore Mayan culture and tropical rainforests in Belize. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Israel. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with program directors, college representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program. Come to the Stamp Grand Ballroom Tuesday, September 9, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Are You a Pell Grant Recipient? A Gilman Can Help Finance Study Abroad!

Are you thinking about studying abroad or interning abroad in spring of 2015 or later? Are you a US citizen receiving a Pell grant (a federal need-based educational grant)?

The Gilman International Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for study abroad for students with financial need who receive Pell grants.  In the past three years more than 90 Maryland students have won Gilman scholarships!

Learn more and receive advice about preparing a Gilman scholarship application by clicking here, or emailing the National Scholarships Office

Eligibility Requirements: 
  • US citizens 
  • Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
  • All majors 
  • Must be studying abroad for at least four weeks 
  • Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell grant.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2014 This is the deadline to apply for scholarships for study abroad programs for spring semester 2015.  

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Want to Wake up to Career Center Event Updates and Helpful Job Search Resources?

Start the week right by signing up for the University Career Center e-Newsletter. This week's edition not only includes the hours and location of the Fall Career & Internship Fair, it includes a video interview with a recruiter on how to prepare for the fair, a Pinterest display of appropriate attire for the fair, and a full schedule of events.

Friday, August 22, 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.

Need Funding for a Great Sustainability Project?

The University Sustainability Council has approved two great opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to fund their sustainability projects:

1. Sustainability Fund - $350,000 available this year. The Fund is for projects requesting more than $1,000. Deadline for faculty and staff to apply: Oct 1. Deadline for students to apply: Jan 15.

2. Sustainability Mini-Grants - $2,500 available each semester. Projects can receive up to $1,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and funding decisions will be made within 30 days of receiving a complete application.

For more info about both opportunities, see

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Best Internship and Job Search Advice is a Click Away!

The University Career Center just launched the 2014-2015 Terp Guide.  It is overflowing with great advice for students during every year of their college career as well guidance for recent graduates and graduate students.  Click above for great advice on:

  • What steps you should take during each year of your college career to maximize your chances of graduating with a great job offer (Four-Year Career Plan, p. 6)
  • Excellent internship search websites/scholarships for unpaid internships (All About Internships, p. 9)
  • An outline of the qualities employers want in the college graduates they hire (p.10)
  • Examples of, and guidance in, the best resume writing practices (pp. 12 - 21)
  • Writing cover and thank-you snail mail letters (pp. 22 - 23)
  • Drafting professional email (p. 25)
  • Networking online and in person (pp. 26 -  27)
  • Professional Etiquette (pp. 38 - 39)
And much more!

Undergrad Research Assistant - Child Development Lab

The Child Development Lab is currently seeking highly motivated and extremely dependable upper-level students for the Fall semester to help with research on the Temperament over Time Study, which involves a longitudinal study of the effects of infant temperament on social and cognitive development.

Research Assistants will assist with data entry and detailed coding of behavioral data.

Applicants must be detail-oriented, have great communication skills, and be comfortable interacting with adolescents and their parents. Students must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have taken PSYC200, and be able to work 6-9 hours per week for 2 semesters.

If interested, please contact Gazal Arora at PSYC, BSCI, and EDHD credits available. For more information visit:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Internships with the Anwar Sadat Chair!

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is seeking two part-time interns for fall 2014.  Interns will conduct research, maintain databases, update records, assist with special projects, and perform occasional administrative tasks as assigned. 

The ideal candidate should have completed coursework in statistics and research methods, possess Microsoft Office skills, and have worked with SPSS (be able to read Crosstabs).   Experience retrieving data from databases is helpful.  Applicants should send their cover letter and resume  (along with the names and contact information for two references) to for consideration.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Check out 100+ Opportunities for Undergraduate Research!

Are you interested in exploring research opportunities for fall 2014 at UMD?

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 100 available opportunities by visiting:

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a university-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. More projects are added daily so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates of all majors find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s).  The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research.  Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they meet the listed required skills.  Selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Arts Management Internships

TheDeVos Institute provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. It will be moving to the University of Maryland in September.  DeVos Institute internship opportunities support the institute’s domestic and international training programs and consulting engagements for over 800 arts organizations around the globe.  Interns work with institute leadership and a wide range of arts and cultural organizations and industry professionals who serve as institute advisors.

Internships are full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (20-30 hours per week) unpaid opportunities intended to complement a student’s current program of study at the University of Maryland. Upon acceptance into the program, interns develop a personalized schedule with their program manager based on their availability.

Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors or seniors in undergraduate programs, Master's candidates, or have completed a degree within the past two years.  All candidates should be expert problem solvers, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, comfortable using Microsoft Excel, and have strong writing and analytic skills.  Potential opportunities include:
  • Program Management, Capacity Building Programs (Domestic and International)
  • Consulting--candidates with research and analysis experience, including a strong working knowledge of Excel and non-profit financials documents (990s)
  • Research and Evaluation, Training Programs--candidates with a strong working knowledge of Excel and non-profit financials documents (990s) 
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Syrah Gunning.

UMD Athletic Department is Hiring Tutors!

The University of Maryland Athletic Department is currently hiring peer tutors for the upcoming fall semester.  Working as a tutor is a wonderful opportunity for high-achieving students to gain quality experience in their academic disciplines.  Tutors are hired based upon many factors including subjects of expertise, academic success, ability to teach and listen, professionalism, and amicability.    

We recruit tutors from all academic disciplines.  Students able to tutor the following majors are especially encouraged to apply: AASP, AMST, AOSC, AREC, BIOL, BMGT, CCJS, COMM, ECON, ENME, FMSC, GEOG, GEOL, GOVT, HIST, HLTH, JOUR, KNES, NFSC, PHIL, PLSC, PSYC, SOCY, STAT. 

For application materials, email  TERPTUTOR@UMD.EDU.  For more information, contact:
Courtney E Hoffmann +1 301 405-5858

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is Hiring!

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is seeking a Student Office Assistant to help maintain day-to-day office operations by providing administrative support for Fall 2014.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, responding to e-mail, updating the calendar, conducting research, maintaining contact lists, updating records, helping with events, assisting with special projects, and performing other administrative duties as assigned. 

The ideal candidate should have experience in a professional setting and the following skills: 

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel required, Publisher a plus),
  • Ability to quickly retrieve information from the Internet,
  • Research experience,
  • Excellent attention to detail,
  • Strong interpersonal skills,
as well as possess the ability to establish priorities in order to maintain a rigorous workload.

Experience using HTML and maintaining websites is beneficial, but not required.  Applicants should send a cover letter and resume (along with the names and contact information for two references) to Preference will be given to candidates able to begin work before Labor Day.  Pay is $8.25 an hour.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Add Wikipedia Editing to your Skill Set

The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project at UMD Libraries will be hosting a daylong Wikipedia edit-a-thon on August 18 in Hornbake Library.

In the morning, we will have presentations from Deb Thomas, Library of Congress; Leo Zimmerman, Wikimedia DC; our own Wikipedian-in-Residence Donald Taylor and Manager of Special Collections Doug McElrath. The rest of the day will be devoted to research and Wikipedia editing.

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to join us! We will be live streaming the morning presentations using Adobe Connect: The meeting will remain active all day if remote participants have questions or want to chat with each other.

No prior experience with Wikipedia is necessary! In fact, we'll have a tutorial on the basics of editing Wikipedia for those who are new.

Hope you can join us!

Volunteer Opportunities with Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital

Join the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital on September 6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 3:30PM at the National Youth Transitions Center, 2013 H Street NW, to participate in workshops of your choice:

• "Learn to Lead" Young Leaders Program Training - The Young Leaders Program connects college students and young professionals with volunteer opportunities. This training session will give you the tools needed to lead a sampler troop for 6-8 weeks. During sampler troop meetings, girls experience the traditions of Girl Scouting while you help them build courage, confidence and character, and make the world a better place.

• Behavior Support Techniques - Throughout this session, participants will learn strategies for addressing challenging behavior. Guidelines for responding to behavior will be presented. Participants will discuss how to identify influences on behavior, define behavior problems, and develop plans to teach skills. The session concludes with a discussion of appropriate behavior support tools.

• Financial Literacy - Learn how to make financial literacy exciting for Girl Scouts and pick up hints for yourself! Financial literacy is a priority for Girl Scouts nationally and locally, and girls can earn several types of badges, using council kits and resources.

• Respectful Accommodations (Engaging Children with Disabilities) - This session will equip professionals with strategies to facilitate inclusion for children with autism spectrum disorders. Participants will address common assumptions about autism, and learn how to provide environmental and interpersonal accommodations. The workshop also presents strategies that support positive behavior, communication and sensory needs.

For questions about these workshops contact Brittany Kelly.  Register here.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Intern this Fall for a California Congressman!

Senior Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30) seeks highly motivated, full and part-time interns for Fall 2014.  Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties.   Legislative support includes preparing materials for hearings, attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and congressional offices, and researching legislation for the member and legislative staff.  Administrative tasks include answering phones, greeting visitors, leading tours and sorting mail.

Candidates should be professional, possess strong oral and written communication skills, have the ability to multitask, and have a good sense of humor.  Ties to California’s 30th Congressional District are a plus but not required.  Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Erica Riordan with “CA-30 Internship” as the subject.  Please do not hesitate to contact Erica (UMD Class of 2014) with any questions by sending an email or calling (202) 225-5911.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Two Part-Time Student Jobs in Education Abroad

Do you receive federal work study? Apply to be an EA peer mentor!
Do you receive federal work study and have an interest in international education? Apply to work with Education Abroad as a peer mentor and gain valuable skills and experience as you assist with outreach and administrative office functions. Follow the link below for details on the position and apply by August 26th for best consideration!

Fall Education Abroad Internships

This fall semester, Education Abroad is offering three semester-long internship opportunities for students who are interested in the field of international education, gaining professional experience in the workplace, and participating in the internationalization of UMD. All internships are unpaid. These positions are open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students and focus on one of the three areas:
  • Design and Marketing
  • Online Communications
  • Diversity Initiatives

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton’s University Scholars Program

As a Booz Allen scholar, you will:
  • Be part of a select program unmatched in the consulting industry
  • Participate in collaborative, invitation-only networking, leadership, and technical events
  • Benefit from professional development sessions dedicated to strategic thinking and technical development
  • Gain knowledge from industry luminaries
  • Connect with market leaders

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be currently enrolled in a degree program in an accredited US institution of higher learning and will continue to be enrolled during the academic year following the application deadline
  2. Demonstrated interest in technology and academic excellence
  3. Demonstrated leadership and/or entrepreneurial interests

Pick-up GIS Skills Before the New Academic Year Begins!

University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend GIS (Geographic Information Systems) workshops provided by the University of Maryland Libraries.
Each session is limited to 25 participants and takes place in one 2 1/2 hour session. Pick the workshop and time and date that you would like to attend, either Tuesday, August 12 or Friday, August 15.  Both workshops are 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McKeldin Library, Room 6107.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

College Park Toastmasters Meeting Wednesday

Would you like to become a better public speaker?  Is conquering your fear of public speaking on your goal list for the new academic year? Do you need an encouraging environment to practice your public speaking? If you answered yes to any of the above 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 every month and our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m.  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 starting improving your public speaking skills today!

For students (or staff) who would prefer a chapter closer to home, Toastmasters International has a “Find a Club” feature on their website at:

Latino Student Fund Tutor & Mentoring Program

LISTO is an intensive after school college prep program that will support primarily first generation students on their pathway to college. Volunteer tutors and speakers are an integral part of our program and have a great impact on our students’ success. Going to college should be every student’s goal, and with the help of volunteers, the LISTO program will help our students accomplish that goal.     

We are looking for academic tutors for the Latino Student Fund's College Prep Program. Tutors will specifically work with 9th grade students who are beginning their journey towards post-secondary education. Interested in this volunteering opportunity? Contact Alex Hitch (202-244-3438). 

Monday, August 4, 2014

FREE Walk-In Tutoring at OMSE!

Need help with your summer classes? The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education provides free, walk-in tutoring and review sessions for CHEM, PHYS, MATH, SPAN, ENES, STAT, ECON, and Writing! Request a tutor today!

Fall Internship -- Capitol Hill Lobbying Firm

Legislative Consultant Internship – Washington, D.C.

Meyers & Associates, LLC, located in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill, is looking for a fall intern interested in learning the legislative consulting field. The intern who fills this position will have the opportunity to learn about Congress, how a bill becomes law, how to communicate with a member of Congress and congressional staff. Also, the intern will gain a better understanding about the roles of congressional staff, tips for e-mailing congress, legislative language, how to write a letter to a member of Congress, the roles of House and Senate Committees, the executive branch, and the roles of federal agencies.  

-Daily monitoring of Hill activity such as congressional hearings, markups, etc.
-Taking notes, preparing memos and attending congressional hearings and markups
-Assisting M&A with daily activities 

Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills while being able to work independently. Students who have at least 90 semester hours or more majoring in communications or political science are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants should also have strong writing and research skills.

Contact Information:

Please e-mail Resume and Cover Letter to President Larry Meyers