Friday, February 27, 2015

Job Announcement for Recent Grad with Final Cut Pro Experience

Producer/Writer/Editor (Preditor)

DEPARTMENT: Brand and Digital Innovation
STATUS: Freelancer/Contractor (through June 30, 2015)

**The individual selected for this role will not be directly employed by PBS. The incumbent will be hired by Maslow Media Group and assigned to work on this project for PBS.

PBS is looking for an innovative, up & coming Preditor to work in the Brand & Digital Innovations area of PBS Marketing and Communications. The Preditor (producer/ writer/editor) will be responsible for conceptualizing, writing, producing and editing short and long-form video elements for social, online and on-air use (including, for example, Vine, Instagram and other video venues, as needed). Demonstrated innovation and creativity are key to this position. Must have previous experience in video production with a proven ability to write and produce.

Conceptualize, write, produce and edit creative, engaging video pieces that are appropriate for the project, the brand and the audience
Push the envelope of what digital video can do on social media platforms and in online environments
Partner with creative team members and other departments to ideate, brainstorm and develop creative around various campaigns and programming initiatives
Assist on production shoots when needed
Research, screen and log, build clip reels, select music and other tasks as needed
Be diligent in maintaining a solid familiarity with the programming and graphics packages of PBS to ensure proper visual treatments are being applied
Maintain thorough communication with the Senior Director to ensure schedule and deadlines are being met; report changes, raise necessary flags and convey delays so issues are resolved in a timely and effective manner
Be thorough in the post-production process and be able to spot minor inconsistencies
Demonstrate ability to multitask and to constantly track loose ends and report issues to the appropriate parties
Create series trailers, sizzle reels, and animated GIFs for social platforms
Function as an integral member of the PBS Marketing & Communications team

2+ years’ experience producing, writing & editing video for an online, social or media brand and/or agency

Deep and demonstrated knowledge of current social media technologies and platforms
Must have online editing experience with Final Cut Pro
Copywriting and visual storytelling skills are required
Must have excellent knowledge of the video, audio & graphic post-production process
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Interested in Ethics? Law? A Career with an International Organization? Attend Thursday's CISSM Forum

CISSM Forum/Development Circle | February 26, 2015 | 12:00-1:15 pm
"The Daily Ethical Dilemmas of International
Civil Servants"
By Joan Dubinsky, Director, UN Ethics Office

Dubinsky - resizedMs. Dubinsky serves as the Director, UN Ethics Office (Chief Ethics Officer) for the United Nations. Reporting to the Secretary-General, Ms. Dubinsky focuses on maintaining an ethical organizational culture amidst the diversity of the UN. Ms. Dubinsky’s office provides confidential ethics advice, protects staff from retaliation, promotes whistleblowing, manages the UN’s Financial Disclosure Programme, advises on individual and institutional integrity risks, and provides outreach and training. Ms. Dubinsky chairs the UN’s Ethics Committee, which promotes harmonization and collaboration among the ethics functions within the UN system. Read More

The CISSM Forum is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  in 1203 Van Munching Hall College Park, MD 20742. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required) 

Application period extended for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

Final deadline: Monday, March 2nd at 12 noon.

Find the application form here:  MIDCM Application Form 2015

Apply Now to Spend 10 Days in Singapore and Earn 3 Credits Studying Extremism & Deradicalization!

UMD 2015 Summer Abroad: 10 days in Singapore
3-credit course: “BSST338S/BSST638S - Countering Violent Extremism and Deradicalization in International Contexts”

Ever wondered why people commit terrorist acts? Or why they stop? How about what we can do to curb terrorism? Join us for a class designed to help answer these questions.

This course looks and feels like a traditional summer term class until we pack up and head to Singapore for 10 days. There, we’ll put to use the theoretical understandings gained on terrorist radicalization, deradicalization, and countering violent extremism, engaging with in-country experts and START researchers to look at the Singaporean deradicalization process in prisons. Upon return to the U.S., you’ll present group projects explaining real-life policy recommendations for deradicalization and countering violent extremism programs.

Apply by March 1st!

Questions? Contact Marcella Morris at

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Grad Fair - Purchase Your Cap and Gown

Black Monologues

Black History Month Panel

Paid DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Internship

The District of Columbia Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) is pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting for our summer 2015 internship program. HSEMA is a unique and dynamic organization dedicated to protecting against, planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural and man-made hazards. The paid internship program will provide real-world knowledge and experience in emergency management, homeland security efforts, and intelligence analysis.
We are seeking current graduate AND undergraduate students who have an interest in the following fields: 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Emergency Management 
  • Homeland Security 
  • Information Technology/Computer Science 
  • Intelligence Analysis 
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration/Policy
  • Public Communication/Relations
The summer internship will be from May 7, 2015 – August 7, 2015. Those students that are interested should complete the instructions on the attached flyer and submit their application by April 10, 2015.
Click here for more information and to apply.

Mental Health Awareness Intern

Are you interested in mental health advocacy and education for young people on college and university campuses across the country? Are you passionate about building mental health awareness so college students know where to look for resources, how to talk to a friend about seeking help, and how to maintain their own mental well-being?
Apply for the Summer 2015 Mental Health Awareness Internship with Active Minds, Inc.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Research, Writing, Editing Projects
  • Administrative and Data Entry Support
  • Communications and Social Media Support
  • Supporting small and large-scale event planning
  • Design/Creative Projects
  • Special Projects as needed
  • Other duties may be assigned
Click here to learn more and apply.

Paid Research Assistant Position

The University Career Center & The President's Promise is looking for a part time student employee needed to assist with large scale survey effort. Work will include some data entry and coding, but also preliminary data analysis and writing of routine reports. Looking for a student interested in social science research or survey research.

Click here for more information and to apply.

BSOS Sustainability Task Force: Solar Panel Design Process

Last week we mentioned our #BSOStainable project from the BSOS Sustainability Task Force, designing a solar panel charging study station. When designing the structure it was important to determine, for many reasons, the type of solar panels that would be used. This assignment was tasked to our Solar Panel sub-group. These members worked to find solar panels with the least environmental and negative social impacts that were also in a reasonable price range. The sub-group also spoke with solar panel experts on campus to find out what considerations need to be acknowledged when working with these renewable energy units.
Along with the rest of the BSOS Sustainability Task Force, the Solar Panel sub-group guided a site survey tour for possible installation areas of the charging station. The selected sites were chosen because of their apt locations with regard to tree canopy, and the sun’s path throughout the day to ensure maximum exposure.

After discussion with the Design sub-group, the Solar Panel sub-group determined that two units would be needed to support up to five laptops and five cell phones at one time at the station. Also in discussion was ensuring that environmental and social factors were taken into consideration when purchasing the panels. Thus, the Solar Panel group compared USA manufactured panels with outsourced panels. While the outsourced panels were cheaper, the group recognized that the distribution of cost over the unit’s life-cycle was in fact more expensive and less sustainable making the SW 270 Mono Protect (manufactured by Solar World) the best choice for this project.

Here is what the Solar Panel sub-group had to say about their choice:
This panel was chosen based on a number of reasons. First, the solar panels are made in the USA. The protect model was chosen over the plus or standard model due to the extended warranty offered as well as the environmental protection gains. The innovative glass used for this panel allows for greater weather resistance leading to longer service life. The 270 watt panel addresses the electrical requirements needed for this project. This panel will generate the needed power to charge the amount of computers and phones specified in the project along with the lights in the charging station fixture. This panel also is a monocrystalline-structured panel which provides better efficiency than other panels such as polycrystalline. All in all after comparison with other options the SW 270 Silver Mono Protect proved to be the ideal choice for this project both for environmental impact as well as financial benefit.

Are there any other considerations that are important when choosing materials for a renewable energy project like our solar panel charging study station? What do you think of the Solar Panel sub-group’s process and their conclusion?

The Forensic Anthropology Legacy of Dr. Ellis Kerley

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | 1102 Woods hall

Join the Department of Anthropology for a riveting presentation on the life and legacy of Dr. Ellis Kerley, a world renowned forensic anthropologist, and former UMD chair and professor, whose cases included forensic analysis on the remains of the astronauts after the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion,Nazi War criminal Dr. Josef Mengele, the Jonestown, Guyana mass suicide victims and was part of a House investigation into President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Dr. Kerley's story is featured in the Winter 2015 issue of Terp Magazine


Making a Good Impression Etiquette Eating

Thursday, March 05, 2015 • 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

We all (okay, most of us) know how to eat around our friends, but what about in front of employers and clients? Learn how and score a free meal on us. RSVP today!

Mock Interview Clinic

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
Need help preparing for an interview? Would you like to gain valuable interviewing tips from employers BEFORE the interview? Need someone to practice your responses with? Come and meet with employers from a variety of sectors and practice your interviewing techniques with them in order to prepare for the real thing!

Submit you resume and RSVP here.

Middle East Institute: Employer Networking Sessions

Monday, March 02, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

MEI is the oldest Middle Eastern-focused think tank in the US, and MEI offers a wide range of positions across all of our departments. These positions include working at the Oman Library, in our Development and Fundraising department, as a Research Assistant to our scholars, and in our Publications Department.

 MEI is looking for motivated and intelligent students with an interest in the Middle East, who want substantive work in the think tank/policy community. Our internship program offers a wide range of benefits including a free language course, a free $100/month SmarTrip card, an exclusive weekly intern speaker series, a year's subscription to the Middle East Journal, and more.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP here.

Internship Interviews: How to Stand Out from the Competition

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: 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 storytelling 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!

RSVP for this event: Click here

NIH Pathways Student Internship Webinar

Thursday, February 26, 2015 • 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Join us for a live career Webinar on February, 26, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST) to learn what it’s like to work for the largest biomedical research institution in the world, The National Institutes of Health. Click here to join now! All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar. In this webinar you will meet the NIH Corporate Recruitment team, who will share information about upcoming Pathways program internship opportunities, both for summer students and recent graduates. You will also learn about USAJOBS, eligibility requirements for the Pathways program and federal resume writing tips.

BSOS Career Lab: Connecting with employers for jobs and internships

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Get connected with over 2,000 job and internship positions located in Careers4Terps and over 18,000 employer contacts. This Lab will cover all of the ways Careers4Terps enables you to connect with employers already interested in UMD students!

Career outcome: students will set a search alert in C4T that will email them positions of interest, select employers of interest in the Employer Directory and know where to look to keep tabs on their campus involvement, review upcoming on-campus interviews and apply for those of interest, upload their resume to the C4T resume database (depending on student interest) and utilize one C4T resource of interest.

*Note: bring your laptop or tablet to access Careers4Terps. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis.

This event is part of the BSOS Career Lab for students in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here

Mobile Resume Clinic

Monday, March 02, 2015 • 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: McKeldin Library

Want to have your resume reviewed but haven’t been able to make it to the University Career Center yet? The Peer Career Educators from the University Career Center & the President’s Promise will be critiquing resumes at McKeldin Library from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on March 2nd. Please bring a print copy of your resume if you would like to have it critiqued in order to have a better chance when applying to internships or jobs. Don’t have a resume yet? Don’t worry, just drop by and we can help you figure out where to get started.
For additional information about this event: contact Neal McKinney at

How to Find an Internship

Monday, March 09, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
 Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?
 To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field
RSVP for this event: Click here

Walk-in Wednesdays: University Career Center @ BSOS

Wednesday, February 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2148 Tydings Hall

BSOS students are welcome to walk-in without an appointment Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (last student will be seen at 11:45 a.m.). Students will have 15-minutes or less with a career consultant to discuss résumés, how to research a career field, networking questions, etc. This event is for BSOS majors only. Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke, You may also schedule an individual appointment other times throughout the week.

Career Shuttle: American Red Cross

Friday, February 27, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to the American Red Cross! The focus of this Career Shuttle will be on internships. This visit is open to all University of Maryland, College Park students. The American Red Cross has a wide variety of internship programs that introduce young leaders to the mission of the Red Cross. These engaging internship programs give students real-world work experience by involving them in projects critical to the day-to-day work of our organization. Some sample departments seeking interns include: 
  • Youth & Young Adult Services
  • Volunteer Management
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Preparedness
  • Health & Safety Services
  • Disaster Services
  • Government Relations
  • Humanitarian Services
  • Hurricane Recovery Program
  • Public Health & Safety Services
  • Services to the Armed Forces
There are only a few spots left, RSVP today! Click here

BSOS Summer Grant Writing Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Are you a BSOS major and planning to apply to a PhD program in a social sciences discipline after college? Want to prepare a competitive application for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship that will provide an edge in admission and provide funding for 3 years in the program you attend? Associate Dean and Professor Carl Lejuez is offering a summer 2015 workshop to walk you through preparation of an outstanding application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This is an incredible opportunity to be mentored by Dr. Lejuez, who is an accomplished researcher and who has had great success mentoring students in preparing funded social sciences grants.

Please click here to apply for the summer workshop by March 15, 2015. You will be notified of your acceptance by March 30, 2015. If accepted, then you will have the option of registering for the 1 credit class in Summer I. A non-credit option is also available, but you must still apply.

For questions regarding registration, please contact, Blessing Enekwe at

Request a Peer Assisted Learning Tutor

Are you struggling with your classes and/or college life? Are you looking for one-on-one mentoring/tutoring? Want to improve your study skills?
Look no further than the Peer Assisted Learning Program in the Learning Assistance Service.

PAL peer educators are available to support students in their short & long-term academic goals.
Anyone can meet with a PAL Peer Educator for free. For more information visit:

Schwarzman Scholars - Award for Graduate Study in China

Beginning in 2016, the Schwarzman Scholars program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, the Schwarzman Scholars program is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.
Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy - Economics and Business - International Studies
Candidate Profile: Schwarzman Scholars will be selected on the basis of high academic and intellectual accomplishment, proven leadership ability, evidence of entrepreneurial ability and exemplary character, and a demonstrated desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 28 years of age as of June 30, 2016.
The deadline to apply is October 1, 2015. Learn more about this exciting, exceptionally competitive opportunity by attending an information session at the National Scholarships Office. The sessions will be in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. Please RSVP to
  • Thursday, February 26 – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 26 – 4:30 pm
For more information, see the Schwartzman Scholars website at:

Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships

Do you have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishment? Do you have exceptional public service and leadership experiences? Do you have a strong, focused interest in graduate studies? Do you aspire to make a difference in the world?

If you believe you have these strengths and aims, and would like to learn more about competing for a chance to spend 2 years studying at a major university in the United Kingdom, contact Francis DuVinage at for an individual appointment to learn more about the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. Students in any class year and major are welcome to be in touch.

You may also learn more by visiting the Rhodes website here:
and the Marshall website here:

The Rhodes and Marshall scholarships are among the best known and most prestigious scholarship opportunities open to rising seniors, graduating seniors and recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park. Each provides full support for 2 years of graduate study in the UK.

Eligibility: Generally, you must be a US citizen; a current Junior, graduating Senior, or recent grad; and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Permanent residents may be eligible for Rhodes Scholarships. Other eligibility requirements specific to the Rhodes and Marshall programs are detailed on their websites.
Nomination Process: To apply for a Rhodes or Marshall scholarship you MUST be nominated by the UK Post-Graduate Fellowships Committee of the University of Maryland, College Park. Details of the nomination application requirements will be presented at the workshops listed above and may also be requested by writing to

Monday, February 23, 2015

BSOS Students! Nominate an Academic Advisor!

submissions due on Friday, March 20, 2015
The advisors in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences play an integral role in the academic careers of our students.  Through advising, teaching and mentoring, our College, departmental, and faculty advisors provide an important service to students by helping them set, pursue and achieve their scholastic goals.  The College supports an annual Outstanding Advisor Award in order to formally recognize advisors who have consistently demonstrated excellence in serving the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences’ student population.
The award will be presented at the College’s Faculty Staff Recognition Reception on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
All advisors in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences including all faculty, College, and departmental advisors are eligible except those who have received the award during academic years 2008-2014.

To nominate a person for the award, submit a letter of support to  that includes the nominee’s name and department and the nominator’s name, address, telephone number and relationship with the nominee (e.g., advisee, supervisor, co-worker, etc.). Student nominators are encouraged to describe how the advisor has assisted them both academically and personally and why she/he merits special recognition. This is the most important part of the nomination. It is on the basis of this information that the award will be granted.  Nominators are encouraged to solicit letters from others who are familiar with the nominee’s work. The College does not narrowly define the criteria for excellent advising. Rather, the nominator determines the attributes and behaviors that she/he believes constitute consistently excellent service.  Examples of attributes that nominators may want to consider include (but are not limited to) the following: accessibility, dedication, problem-solving skills, dependability, communication skills, motivation/attitude, knowledge/skills and innovation.

Cybersecurity Experience for Students - Application Open!

The Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) II program is a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity where students can gain knowledge about many of the fields that intersect in cybersecurity. With an emphasis on hands-on experiences, students gain practical skills through coursework, seminars, group projects, internships, and research, both on and off campus.

Students in ACES II will also have the opportunity to participate in ACES I as peer mentors, tutors, and advisors. ACES II will also include regular interactions with corporate and governmental leaders in cybersecurity, who will serve as both mentors and professional contacts.

Learn more about ACES II and apply here.

Applications are due by March 1.

Social Enterprise Symposium

The countdown is on! The 7th annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES) will take place February 27th at Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park. The Symposium will explore social, environmental, and economic change from a variety of lenses. Allies from schools and departments across campus will lead sessions and workshops in this one-of-a-kind event focused on interactive learning, entrepreneurial thinking, and positive social change.

We’re delighted to welcome Shira Shafir, Director of Social Impact at TOM’s Shoes as our keynote speaker. Shira will be joined by an outstanding group of industry experts and UMD thought leaders, including Teji Ravilochan, CEO of the UnReasonabe Institute; Sabrina Quaraishi, Senior Program Manager at Grameen Foundation; and Sheri Parks, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities – to name just a few!

Click here for more information and to register.

BSOS Majors: Do you Have Between 75 and 89 Credits?

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about registration for next semester!  All BSOS students with between 75-89 credits are required to complete an official academic audit in preparation for graduation.

What is an official academic audit?
The academic audit is an official review of what degree requirements you have finished and what you still need to complete.  Doing an audit now is important to prevent graduation problems in your last semester. 

When must the audit be completed?
Students with 75 – 89 credits will be required to complete an audit before being able to register for Fall 2015 classes.

Why is it important for you to complete an audit?
1.       It gives you a chance to review what courses you have taken to ensure that they have been recorded correctly. 
2.       It allows you to verify what courses and/or credits you are missing in order to meet graduation requirements. 
3.       It makes sure that you, your department and the college are all working with the same information.

Where do I go to complete the audit?
You may complete your audit in one of two ways: 

1.       Online.  

For 4 weeks – Monday, February 16th to Friday, March 13th – the online system will be open.  This allows students to complete their audit without having to meet with their advisors in person.  To complete your audit online, please go to: and follow the instructions.

*Please note ANTH and SOCY students MUST complete their audit IN PERSON.

2.       In Person. 

First, meet with your departmental advisor to review major requirements.
Then, meet with a BSOS advisor to review CORE/Gen Ed and university requirements.  You can schedule an appointment online.

*Please note, ANTH students must have their supporting course work approved by faculty advisor in the Anthropology Department BEFORE being eligible to complete the audit and register for classes after earning 90 credits.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Scholarship for Fiction Writing

Attention creative writers! Are you a passionate fiction writer with a flair for storytelling? If so, submit your application TODAY!

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing is a memorial scholarship that honors the memory of Sebastian Herbstein, a talented writer, dedicated scholar and son of UMD professor, Judith Freidenberg, which provides two prizes, $600 for first prize and $300 for second prize, for works of short fiction of 5,000 words or less. All full-time UMD undergrads are eligible to apply.

For complete award criteria, instructions, and an online application, please visit Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at 301.405.2998 or

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC): Global Impact Through Action
  • Eight-week Social Entrepreneurship Internships Abroad 
  • Summer 2015 sites include: Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Nicaragua 
  • Earn 9 academic credits 
  • Acquire or improve Spanish language skills 
  • Live with local home-stay families 
  • Scholarships Available! 
  • Application deadline: March 1st

Undergraduate Research Day

Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland's largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 29, 2015! This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on April 29 with set-up beginning at 12 noon. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research ­ including creative and performing arts ­ are welcome!
Submitting a proposal is free and easy ­ you can find the form on the MCUR website at - the deadline to submit your proposal is Wednesday, April 15 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us at

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Applications Open for Summer Archeology Field School in Ireland!

The Archaeology of Ireland's Early Modern Period

This summer applied field program will explore the material history of the Irish Diaspora in County Cork. The location of the study is the area around Skibbereen, County Cork. Skibbereen is located 51 miles (82 km) southeast of Cork City. It became infamous as a metaphor for the impacts and horrific sufferings of the Great Starvation. Skibbereen is ideal due to its commitment to collecting Ireland's rich heritage. The Skibbereen Museum and Heritage Center is a natural conduit between the archaeologist and the local community.
Through archaeological investigations, archival research, and interviews with local historians of the Skibbereen Heritage Center and members of the community, you will receive extensive and intensive experience learning the importance and meaning of material culture as it relates to the larger study of the Irish Diaspora, socio-cultural change in Ireland over time, as well as form the foundation for a comparable database to model and interpret the diverse worlds and experiences of Irish immigrants internationally.
This research is an important move forward in modeling the diversity of material identities in Ireland and creating a database that will be significant not only to Ireland, but also to understanding material and social continuity and change in Irish diasporic communities worldwide.  Application deadline March 1.  Program dates: 05/30/2015 - 07/11/2015.  For more information email:


From Selma to Ferguson: Reimagining Civil Rights in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter

Dr. Peniel Joseph

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Nyumburu Center, Multi-purpose Room

The African American Studies Department presents a talk with Peniel Joseph Ph. D. The talk will discuss how events in Ferguson have renewed a discussion of Black Equality that has been marginalized in the Age of Obama and the myth of post racialism.

Peniel E. Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University and the author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Day; Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama; Stokely: A Life as well as editor of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level.

"Researching Ferguson" Teach-in Session II

Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Volunteer Opportunity

Are you interested in social innovation and entrepreneurship? The University of Maryland is hosting the 5th Ashoka U Exchange on February 26-28, 2015 in Washington, DC, and we need volunteers for 2/26! The Exchange is the world’s largest convening for social entrepreneurship in higher education, bringing together 650 university faculty, staff and students, and it’s just two weeks away!

Reasons to volunteer:
  • Meet awesome people. The AshokaU Exchange attracts some of the brightest, most dynamic people trying to make the world a better place through higher education. On top of making new friends, some volunteers will assist speakers before and after sessions, providing great networking opportunities.
  • Attend for free! Volunteer on Thursday, February 26th and attend Friday or Saturday for free! Tickets cost $475 for students and $850 for professionals, so this is a huge cost savings.
  • Free t-shirt. Volunteers get an awesome FEARLESS VOLUNTEER t-shirt to remember the event!
  • Free food. If you’re volunteering during a time that overlaps breakfast or lunch, you will be fed!
  • Build credibility. The AshokaU Exchange is the premiere gathering for aspiring social innovators and entrepreneurs passionate about institutional change in higher education. Be an integral part of these important events and have something to brag about to your friends and potential employers.
Know anyone who would be interested in volunteering on Thursday the 26th in downtown DC? Have them e-mail Madie Yoder at ASAP with their availability for more information.

The Forensic Anthropology Legacy

Applications Open for Croatia Summer Study Abroad Program

Croatia: At the doorsteps of the European Union– Leaving behind the Memories of War and Communism.

The purpose of the study abroad in Croatia is to present a survey of the overall development of the country, its natural and built-up environment. As a part of general education, a good knowledge of geography, both physical and social, can deepen our understanding of events that involve human interaction with the physical environment in Croatia. We will focus on different topics, starting with identifying cultural, social and geo-political issues and complement them with specific physical characteristics that influence past and present human activities in that area.   We will start on the Adriatic coast in Dubrovnik – the coastal city under the world heritage UNESCO protection, proceed to the island Vis for a field study of Karst, tourism and depopulation. We will visit the palace of the last Roman empire Diocletian in the city of Split. On the way to the capital – Zagreb, we will stop on the Plitvice lakes, gem of Croatia, protected by UNESCO.  We will meet with students and faculty from local universities, as well as professionals, politicians, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people throughout the country.  

GEOG358A and HONR298A, 3 credits, Cost: $2,995 

Faculty Director: Dr. Mila Zlatic, Croatian native, teaches in the Geographical Sciences. Come by her office in LeFrak Hall, Room 1137, call: 301-405-8224 or email: for more information. Application deadline March 1, 2015.  Program dates: May 22th to June 9th, 2015301-405-8224

Paid SESYNC Summer Internship

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is accepting undergraduate intern  applications for its 2015 Summer Internship Program.

Interns spend the majority of their time working with mentors at their offices or labs on research projects related to socio-environmental issues. Additionally, interns participate in weekly internship program events, including field trips and seminars; these events will include trips to SESYNC’s facilities in Annapolis, where interns will be introduced to the socio-environmental synthesis research approach and will have the opportunity to meet researchers at the Center.

The internship positions are full-time (40 hours/week) from June 8–August 14, 2015. Interns will be paid $11/hour by SESYNC.

To learn more about the SESYNC Summer Internship Program and experiences of a few former interns, please visit:

Intern Details
Visit for complete details. Applications must be received by February 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Please contact Dr. Cynthia Wei at:

Applications Open for Geography of the Caribbean (GEOG/LASC) Summer Program

Explore diverse physical and cultural geographies as you take part in this geographical survey course in the Caribbean. You will visit island cities including San Juan, Utuado and Ponce, Puerto Rico as well as Point-á-Pitre, Martinique, St George, and Corbier. During this course, you will spend time in Spanish, French, and English-heritage islands, meet locals in each location, and experience the variety of regional cultures. This course will introduce you to the environment, language, and culture of several parts of the Caribbean and challenge you to take a hands-on approach to learning the geography of the region. Application deadline March 1.  Program dates June 10, 2015 through June 23, 2015.  Click here for more information.

The Iran Nuclear Issue: Current State of Play

Seniors: Europe is Calling

Before settling into that new job or graduate school, celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable voyage through eleven wondrous countries. See the greatest monuments and discover the tiny corners of Europe together with fellow grads.

Reserve your spot on the Essential Europe Tour from May 29-June 21, 20151. For more information, contact Angela C. Dimopoulos '07 at 301.405.7938 or

BSOS Sustainability Task Force: Create Change through Multidisciplinary Collaboration

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Sustainability Task Force (BSOS STF) is a student driven group made up of undergraduates across various disciplines, including economics, environmental science, engineering, psychology, sociology, neurobiology and physiology, government and politics, geographical sciences, and anthropology. Each week the students meet to discuss different perspectives on and definitions of sustainability while citing current events and civic issues from around the world. The task force also collaborates to further the BSOS Sustainability Plan by working on a singular project that identifies a campus opportunity for green innovation.

The task force is structured such that each student is placed into one of seven sub-groups charged with working on discipline-specific problems and solutions that contribute to the larger scope of the project and to its success. As a team of sub-groups they complement each other’s abilities, skills, and strengths, and the project receives a comprehensive review from many eyes and specialties. The sub-groups are as follows:
  • Admin – act as student leaders and project managers for each sub-group.
  • Protocol – made up of government and politics students, this group meets with necessary campus leaders to ensure the process and protocol of campus projects is followed, and endorsements are secured.
  • Communications and PR – works on creating marketing and media strategies to highlight BSOS sustainability issues and programs, as well as information about the task force project. This group will continue to ensure that students are aware of and can give feedback about the structure, and have access to it.
  • Solar Panel – these members work on finding solar panels with the least environmental impact that were also in a reasonable price range. They also spoke with solar panel experts to find out what considerations need to be acknowledged when working with solar panels. They will be in charge of finding a place for the panels if the demonstration unit is disassembled after a year.
  • Design – these engineering students took all the ideas from the entire task force, including energy monitoring and educational info, and integrated it into a successful solar power charging study station design. Renderings of the design as well as suggested sites for the station are linked below.
  • Social Impact – this sub-group looked at the life-cycle of materials and made recommendations to the design group surrounding which materials to use for the structure. They also created a survey asking students how they would interact with such a structure, spoke with professors about future educational opportunities surrounding the charging station, and looked at case studies of similar projects from around the country for helpful ideas on how impactful the charging station would be to students, professors, and the community.
  • Budget – these task force members kept the group in check when ideas became too ostentatious. Financials are a very important part of any project, and their research into each component of the charging station was invaluable to the process.
The group worked tirelessly over winter break to complete a grant proposal for the UMD Sustainability Fund. If granted, the funds would go toward building and installing a demonstration (for only one to two years) solar paneled charging station located at one of three possible sites near BSOS buildings. Check out the renderings created by our design team here. The hope is that after the demonstration unit is on the campus and used by students and professors, the university will look into a larger-scale project that would put solar powered charging stations all around campus.

What do you think about the BSOS STF process and their project?
Want more information about the BSOS STF? Visit us at our Facebook, follow @BSOSumd #BSOStainable, read our blog posts or read our weekly newsletter of curated sustainability stories from around the world.

BSOS Career Lab: Developing an Electronic Resume & Cover Letter

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Ninety-nine percent of employers require applicants to apply for position openings online. Are you submitting an electronic version of your resume that will stand out? Learn how to transform your current resume into an electronic resume that beats the widely used Applicant Tracking Systems.

Career outcome: students will rework their current resumes during the lab and leave with an electronic ready resume and cover letter. Students will also leave with tips to get their application noticed when they next apply through an online application system.

*Note: bring your laptop and have access to your current resume and cover letter. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis.

Spring Mock Interview Clinic

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Need help preparing for an interview? Would you like to gain valuable interviewing tips from employers BEFORE the interview? Need someone to practice your responses with? Come and meet with employers from a variety of sectors and practice your interviewing techniques with them in order to prepare for the real thing!

Spring Career and Internship Fair


February 18, 19 and 20
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Grand Ballroom

Sample list of employers recruiting College of Behavioral and Social Sciences students:

  • American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Aristotle International, Inc.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Community Residences, Inc
  • CoStar
  • Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
  • District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Montgomery County Police Department
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Public Citizen
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Supreme Court of the United States Police
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
  • The Institute of World Politics
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division
  • U.S. Department of State
  • UMBC’s The Choice Program
  • University of Maryland – National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
  • Any many others over 3 days!
To see a full listing of the employers and more details about the positions they will be recruiting for, please see the Spring Career & Internship Fair 2015 Participants listingDownload the App! Need help preparing for the fair? Attend one of the upcoming prep events.

BSOS guide to Career Fair Prep

Explore Identity and its Impact on Leadership

Adventure Leadership & Learning Inclusion Experience through Diversity (ALLIED)

ALLIED is a six day, five night outdoor backpacking experience focused on exploring identity and its impact on leadership. Throughout this adventure, you’ll learn the basics of backpacking, outdoor cooking, camping, and navigation while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself and others. 

Participants will:
  • Increase their awareness of self and identity
  • Engage in dialogue to better appreciate differences
  • Understand the structures of power, privilege, and oppression
  • Increase their understanding of how their identity influences their leadership
  • Collaborate to accomplish common goals through the celebration of differences
  • Utilize their learning to address issues of diversity and social justice in the campus community

Date: Monday, March 16 - Saturday, March 21

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 10 from 8-10 pm at the Maryland Adventure Program in the Eppley Recreation Center

Location: Shenandoah National Park, VA

Apply: No previous experience is necessary to participate in ALLIED. Applications can be found at The application deadline is midnight on Wednesday, February 25. Applicants will be notified of their participation status by Friday, February 27.

Questions: Contact Amanda Even, Assistant Director for Adventure Programs, at or 301-226-3078 with any questions.

Need a place to study? Try Tydings 2100!

Need to place in Tydings Hall to plug-in and study between classes? Check out the BSOS Alumni Room (Tydings 2100). It is open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Thanks to generous BSOS Alumni, BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council, and the BSOS Dean's Office, for creating this great new space for our community!

How to Find an Internship Workshop

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

To help you with your internship search, we will discuss: 
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews 
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field 
Click here to RSVP for this event.

U.S. Department of State Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State Fall 2015 Student Internship Program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships. The internships provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America's principle foreign affairs agency.

Learn more about this program at

The application deadline is March 2, 2015.

Paid Public Policy Internship

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP is accepting applications for its Summer internship program from students with an interest in politics, government, advocacy, or law. Interns will assist the government relations team in this bipartisan lobbying practice by providing research and preparing memoranda on legislation relevant to Fortune 500 client needs. 

In addition, interns will work on projects related to legislative outreach and attend hearings and briefings.
Desired Class Level(s): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out)

Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled in a university with a 3.2 GPA or higher. Capitol Hill experience is not required, but is preferred.

The Summer internship program typically runs between May/June - August.

For more information and to apply, visit and search for position #112907 in the Careers4Terps Jobs and Internships Database.

UNIV100 Teaching Assistant Positions

Do you want to help new students transition into the University of Maryland? Are you interested in gaining real classroom teaching experience? Would you like the opportunity to work closely with a university professional staff member?

Then become a UNIV100 Teaching Assistant for the fall 2015 semester!

UNIV100 is a one-credit seminar course for first-year students to introduce them to the University of Maryland.

  • Must be a junior or senior by credit-level in the fall 2015 semester
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher and maintain that GPA for the spring 2015 semester
For more information, and to download the application, please visit: Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on Saturday, February 28.

We will be hosting information sessions on Thursday, February 19th at 5pm and Wednesday, February 25th at 5pm in the Orientation Office (1102 Cole Student Activities Building)

Please feel free to contact with any questions, or call New Student Programs at 301-314-0403

Monday, February 16, 2015

Workshop: Creating a Research Poster in the Social Sciences

Have you been involved in academic research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work in Poster format at Maryland¹s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?
 The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is offering presentations for humanities and social sciences majors interested in learning how to communicate their research effectively using the Poster format. The workshops will cover principles of good poster design, organization of information, and strategies for printing and presenting your poster.
Knowing how to present research effectively is an important skill for undergraduates that may be applied to future academic and professional experiences. This workshop should also be helpful to students planning to participate in Undergraduate Research Day, which will be held on campus on April 29, 2015.
Please RSVP to with the subject line “Poster Workshop” and the date/time you wish to attend. Workshops will take place in the MCUR office, 2100D McKeldin Library, across from the Learning Commons. More information can be found on the MCUR website at
  • Wednesday, February 18, 6 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 19, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 20, 11:30 to 12 noon
If you have questions, please contact us at

Non-profit and Arts Management Careers Panel

Tuesday, February 24, 4-6 pm
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

RSVP to attend:

Want a job or internship that makes a difference?

Learn more about careers and internships in the non-profit and arts management worlds during a panel on February 24. From 4-5 pm, hear from the panelists. From 5-6 pm, follow up individually with the panelists to network and learn more.

Half of the panelists work with more general non-profit organizations such as Bread for the City, Children's National Medical Center and City Year DC. The remaining 3 panelists work specifically with arts management with the Washington Project for the Arts, DeVos Institute for Arts Management and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Learn more and make connections with these organizations for internship and job opportunities.

Open to all majors - Sign up today to attend!!

Sponsored by the University Career Center & The President's Promise 

BSOS Summer Grant Writing Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Are you a BSOS major and planning to apply to a PhD program in a social sciences discipline after college? Want to prepare a competitive application for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship that will provide an edge in admission and provide funding for 3 years in the program you attend? Associate Dean and Professor Carl Lejuez is offering a summer 2015 workshop to walk you through preparation of an outstanding application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This is an incredible opportunity to be mentored by Dr. Lejuez, who is an accomplished researcher and who has had great success mentoring students in preparing funded social sciences grants.

Please click here to apply for the summer workshop by April 15, 2015. You will be asked to upload a PDF of your "unofficial" transcript as part of the application. You will be notified of your acceptance by  May 3, 2015. If accepted, you will have the option of registering for the 1 credit class in Summer I. A non-credit option is also available, but you must still apply. All course materials will be available on ELMS.

Course Details:
BSOS388N-BL01 (1 cr)
Instructor: Carl Lejuez
BSOS Summer Grant Writing Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Day/Time: Tuesday 5-7 PM plus online weekly assignments (June 1-July 10, 2015)

First Semester Students: Send us your Graduation Plans!

As a first semester student in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, you are required to attend a graduation planning workshop and submit a graduation plan by Monday, March 2, 2015. Without an approved plan, you will have a block placed on your record which prohibits you from registering for Fall 2015 classes.

If you submit your graduation plan by March 2nd, we guarantee that your registration block will be lifted prior to your registration date. However, if you submit your graduation plan after March 2nd , there is NO guarantee that your block will be lifted prior to your registration date.

How to Complete your Graduation Plan

First: Attend an in-person Graduation Planning Workshop.

  • These are offered several times a week and led by BSOS Advisors and Peer Mentors to explain the process and importance of developing plan. 
Then: Turn your completed Graduation Plan in to the BSOS Advising Center in 2148 Tydings Hall by Monday, March 2nd.

    If you are currently enrolled in a BSOS section of UNIV 100, you will create your graduation plan in your UNIV course and do not need to attend the graduation planning workshop.

    If you have any questions, please contact the BSOS Advising Center at (301) 405-1697 or visit us in 2148 Tydings Hall.

    Sunday, February 15, 2015

    Intern for a Day

    Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with host sites for a one day internship/shadowing experiences.  This semester, we have 150 hosts from a wide variety of fields and industries.  The goal of Intern for a Day is to help students clarify career interests and explore the world of work. The majority of Intern for a Day hosts are open to ALL majors, but here are some shadowing experiences that may be of particular interest to BSOS students:

    ·         Bread for the City
    ·         Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management
    ·         Cashell Elementary: Speech-Language Pathologist
    ·         DISH Network (in-house attorney)
    ·         Environmental Economics
    ·         FDA/Center for Veterinary Medicine/Division of Compliance
    ·         Maryland Hospitals for a Health Environment (MD H2E)
    ·         Montgomery County Police Department
    ·         NASA          
    ·         National Association of Attorneys General
    ·         National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
    ·         Northwestern Mutual
    ·         Prince George’s County Police Department
    ·         University of Maryland Medical Center (audiologist)
    ·         US Department of Justice        
    ·         US Department of State        
    ·         US Environmental Protection Agency – National Center for
    ·         US Environmental Protection Agency Chesapeake Bay Office
    ·         View all 150 organizations at

    In order to be considered for Intern for a Day, each student must attend a short, 30-minute orientation session in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise:
    ·         Thursday, Feb. 12, 4 - 4:30 pm
    ·         Tuesday, Feb. 17, 12 - 12:30 pm
    ·         Monday, Feb. 23: 12 - 12:30 pm

    Apply today through!  It is highly recommended that students thoroughly read through the list of hosts (and keep an open mind!) before applying to the program. Questions? Contact Erica Ely, Program Director-Internships at