Monday, November 30, 2015

Apply to BSOS College Scholarships for 2016-2017!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 29, 2016. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2016 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit: 

Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

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

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

or email

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to  

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to Thank you!

Spring 2016 Research Internship with Freedom House

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

The Research Intern will have the opportunity to become involved in research and policy writing of the President of Freedom House. S/he would assist on articles, op-eds, blogs, and text of remarks, on topics such as U.S. leadership and multilateral efforts to promote democracy and human rights; an interests-based case for democracy and human rights for foreign policy and business; and China’s repressive model on human rights. The intern will also assist the President, the Executive Assistant, and Director of Board Affairs and Special Initiatives on work with Freedom House’s Board of Trustees. Assigned duties will depend on the particular prior experiences and skills of the intern. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the President. This unpaid position will be a part-time 15-20 hours/week internship.

Desired Qualifications
  • Intern must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, graduate level preferred 
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in international human rights and international relations
  • Excellent internet research and documentation skills
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error-free work
  • Eagerness to be creative and take initiative on new ideas and projects
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Some Duties and Responsibilities
  • Research on U.S. democracy-promotion policy, business and human rights, multilateral promotion of human rights, and China.
  • Prepare summaries of materials gathered through research
  • Proofread and edit documents for relevance and accuracy
  • Assist with the development of presentation materials
  • Assist with other administrative activities such as preparations for meetings of the Board of Trustees, data entry and mailing
  • Other administrative duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Learn more about the position and how to apply on Careers4Terps.

Spring 2016 Internship with ICONS Project at START

The ICONS Project, based at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, is an experiential learning program centered on educational simulations, and simulation-based training and policy-oriented exercises. Our educational simulations cast students in high schools and colleges around the world in the role of decision-makers tasked to resolve contentious political issues of today. The ICONS Project also uses its simulations to support training and policy-oriented programs related to conflict resolution, decision making, negotiations, and crisis management.

The ICONS Project is seeking an intern for the Spring 2016 semester. The intern will work with the ICONS staff and will have the chance to learn about ICONS simulations as well as how ICONS works with its many clients (i.e.: universities, government agencies, and private companies).

Tasks for the intern will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing updates to Country Profiles in the ICONS’ “Research Library” and monitoring global events in order to reflect current and up-to-date information
  • Contributing to simulation development and/or research
  • Researching articles for social media posts
  • Participating in ICONS’ pilot simulations (as needed)
  • Supporting marketing and outreach initiatives (as needed)

The internship is unpaid. Internship will begin at the start of the Spring semester, with an orientation on January 21st and 22nd. 

TO APPLY: Please send your resume as well as a paragraph about your qualifications, research interests, and related experience to with “ICONS Intern Application: Your Name” in the subject heading of the e-mail. Application deadline: December 8th, 2015.

Spring Internships with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, project developers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and financiers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Please click the link to each position for more information on Careers4Terps. 

Research Internship

SEIA is looking for a spring intern to work on a variety of high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry. Internship duties will include, but are not limited to: solar industry and energy policy research, data collection and analysis, construction of data visuals, and professional writing (that could include fact sheets, reports and/or web content). Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced Washington DC environment, with responsibilities that touch on all aspects of SEIA’s research agenda.

Government Affairs Internship

SEIA is looking for 2 government affairs interns to work with our federal and state affairs departments. The ideal candidates will be available 20-40 hours per week, demonstrate an interest in energy and environmental policy, and possess strong writing skills. Candidates should also have an understanding of the legislative process, keep up with current events, and have the ability to multitask in a fast‐paced environment. Computer literacy (online research, familiarity with Word, Excel, etc.) is expected.

Interns at SEIA will have the opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced high-energy government affairs team and to participate in federal and state advocacy efforts on behalf of the solar energy industry. The interns will be involved in all aspects of SEIA’s government affairs agenda, including renewable electricity standards, public lands, transmission, tax policy, and appropriations. Those with a legal background can be expected to assist on regulatory filings and proceedings.

Membership Internship

Internship duties will include, but are not limited to: assisting in member services, CRM database initiatives, business development, event planning, and marketing. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced Washington DC environment, with responsibilities that touch on all aspects of SEIA’s agenda. 

Interested in Studying Abroad In South Africa? Come to the Info Session December 8!

African American Studies Study Abroad Program 2016

Please join us for our Info Session
on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 @12:30PM, 1126 Taliaferro Hall,
Lucille Maurer Library

Following on the legacy of luminaries such as W.E.B. DuBois, Malcolm X, Eslanda Robeson and Martin Luther King Jr., this program builds on AASD’s commitment to considering race and social inequality in international and, in particular, Black diasporic contexts. This exciting study abroad opportunity will expose students to the many dimensions of social inequality and the consequences for well-being in post-apartheid South Africa. Whatever the issue of interest - early childbearing or HIV infection or achievement gaps in education or crime – a grounding in the multiple dimensions of social inequality is critical to understanding the what, why, who and how in these social issues.
Goals of the program:
1)       Expose students to the varied and complex processes of social inequality in post-apartheid South Africa through formal lectures, experiential learning and service learning
2)       Enable students to better understand how social inequality constrains opportunities and increases risk in both urban and rural contexts
3)       Examine the influence of national and local level policies in South Africa that aim to improve outcomes
4)       Provide students the opportunity to learn about South African history and culture
5)       Enable students to examine social inequality in comparative perspective with the US

Director: Dr. Sangeetha Madhavan
Co-Director: Mr. Vusi Dlamini
Dates of Program: July 19, 2016 - August 24, 2016
Credits: 6
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Eligibility: Junior/Senior (any major) but we can consider sophomores and also graduate students if space allows

Duration and Location: Summer 2016 (6 weeks), University of Maryland, College Park, Johannesburg and Limpopo Province, South Africa
Financial Assistance is available for students with demonstrated need. See our Education Abroad opportunity page for more information. For more details, contact Dr. Sangeetha Madhavan, Associate Prof., African American Studies Department,
Light refreshments will be served

Applications for Summer and Fall Study Abroad Open December 1!

Want to learn more?  What is study abroad? How does it work at UMD? Where do I even start? Get started with our Study Abroad 101 sessions! This session is designed to give an overview of study abroad at the University of Maryland and answer general questions.  We will cover the basics about academics, finances, locations, and how to plan to go abroad!
No prior research, preparation, or sign-up is required.
After participating in this session you will be able to conduct a program search and be ready to meet one-on-one with an Education Abroad advisor to discuss the details of your study abroad journey!

Thursday, December 03, 20153:00-3:50TLF 1101
Monday, December 07, 201512:00-12:50CSS 2416

Diverse Terps Abroad Panel and Discussion Thursday Evening in Stamp

Join Education Abroad to learn more about diverse experiences within study abroad programs! We are hosting a panel with study abroad returnees who will share how their unique experiences around race, first generation status, sexual orientation, and disability influenced their time abroad. There will also be an interactive discussion following the panel to allow attendees the chance to reflect on their own identities in an international context.

Light refreshments will be provided! All students are welcome!

When: December 3rd, 5:00 pm-6:15 pm
Where: Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award
Two Award Cycles Each Year

Deadlines June 1st and December 1st
Grants for anyone attending a college or university worldwide

Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for
anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting
undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social
responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study
or major required.


Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful
essays in answering the following questions:

How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for
future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?

The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words, and must be received by Giva no later than
June 1st or December 1st of each year. A current resume must also be included with the essay.

Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by August 15th and
February 15th of each year. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.

In addition to the scholarship winners will be entered into Giva's six-month Worldwide
Community Ambassador essay program. Giva will provide a social media platform wherein
subsequent essays written by the award winners will be published on the Giva website, as well as
other social media. The essays will reflect the personal experiences, perspectives and aspirations
of the winners in order to encourage and inspire others.

Your educational institution must post this scholarship announcement on their public web site so
that all students at your school have an opportunity to apply. Giva is a for-profit software company offering a variety of cloud-based solutions to clients.

Essays may be competitively judged in a public forum and posted anonymously on Giva's
public web site for judging so do not include private information in your essay or anything you
do not want posted on the Internet.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Break Begins November 26th

The BSOS Advising Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. The Advising Center will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 30th.

All of us in the BSOS Advising Center wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you back on campus for the final stretch of the Fall 2015 semester!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Spring Parks Internships in Baltimore with the Urban Resources Institute!

Spring 2016 URI internships in Baltimore
The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities and institutions.
For priority consideration, apply before December 1
(applications considered until positions filled)

                --Semester internship:  120-180 hours; 10-12 weeks; 10-18 hours/week
--Most internships are unpaid; paid internships contingent upon funding
For information, contact Dr. Edward Orser, URI Program Manager:
Please submit the following:  (1) a cover letter of interest, addressing your skills and experience relevant to the internship; (2) your resume; (3) the name and e-mail contact information for the faculty academic advisor from whom we will request a reference

Send your application electronically to

Click here for internship project descriptions.

Research Assistant Position Cross-Brookings Group on Energy and Climate Change for December or Recent Grad

The Research Assistant supports the Cross-Brookings Group on Energy and Climate Change and will assist the Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy in managing and coordinating activities of this group involving scholars from multiple research programs. The Research Assistant will provide project management assistance for relevant public events and private meetings, and will assist as necessary in researching and drafting publications on climate change issues. The scope of work will include international negotiations and climate change mitigation efforts, as well as the broader climate/energy/food/water/land nexus.
50% Research Support
  • Support Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy and other scholars working on climate change and energy, as necessary, in all aspects of policy research.
  • Collect data from various sources including the Internet, libraries, government sources, and personal contacts; read sources for relevancy to research themes; assembles unclassified government data, documents, and reports.
  • Update and check existing data and footnotes; provides fact-checking, editing, and proofreading of publications.
  • Compile bibliographies and chronologies; write briefing memos; prepare notes on meetings and conferences; create and maintain spreadsheets and databases.
50% Administrative Support and Project Management
  • Work closely with the Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy to coordinate research and activities on climate change across Brookings research programs.
  • Under direction of the Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy, coordinate and execute internal meetings of the group.
  • Prepare summary reports of these meetings and distribute to appropriate constituents.
  • Work with Brookings offices including conference services, communications, and other research programs to plan, coordinate, and execute private and public meetings and conferences.
  • Under guidance of the Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy, communicate with external stakeholders on activities and developments.
  • Work with Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy and Brookings Development officers to craft and submit funding proposals and reports.


Bachelor’s degree required; graduate coursework in international relations, political science, public policy, or hard sciences related to climate change preferred. Focus on climate change mitigation and international negotiations on climate change required. Must have at least one year of project management and/or research experience, a strong academic record, and proven outstanding writing skills. Complete fluency in written and oral English required; proficiency in another language preferred. Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S.
Demonstrated familiarity with domestic and international climate change issues, negotiations, and regimes required. Must have excellent organizational skills, strong research and analytical skills, ability to work independently and to prioritize accordingly. Knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite required (particularly with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Must be flexible, able to participate in several diverse projects at the same time, and a congenial, adaptable team player.
Apply here.

December and Recent Grads - Park Guide Positions at the National Mall

These positions will be duty stationed at the National Mall, working at some of our nation's most beloved and iconic memorials. We're looking for interpretive rock stars who want to help us break the mold of what it means to be a 21st Century interpreter. NAMA is all about innovation and collaboration. It's an incredibly busy (29 million visitors a year) but fascinating and dynamic work environment, with tremendous opportunities for professional development and promotion

through the ranks. [Shared by a current Ph.D. candidate in anthropology]

Applications close November 30.  Apply here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

C-SPAN Spring Internships

You must be pursuing a bachelor's degree during the semester you would like to intern. First priority is given to rising juniors and seniors. A $1,000 stipend will be paid at the end of a successful internship.

C-SPAN interns arrive from colleges and universities worldwide with majors ranging from political science and communications to marketing and American studies. Intern classes are small, between 1 to 4 students per department, providing an opportunity for a hands-on, real-life experience. Interns also have an opportunity to interact with interns from other departments at events and discussions, including a Q&A with Executive Chairman and founder Brian Lamb and co-CEO Susan Swain.

What will I do?

You will assist in research, writing and/or production for a specific unit or department, detailed below. This may include learning aspects of print and video production; technical, promotional and public relations techniques or program production.

Depending on your interests you can:
-Make Hill runs to research and collect information;
-Learn camera and audio techniques, and the technical and logistical requirements for field production;
-Assist in public relations and marketing;
-Help develop a daily schedule and coordinate elements for on-air production;
-Learn about business and sales trends in the cable industry;
-Take part in our community outreach programs and the C- SPAN Bus;
-Get involved in the development of online technology.

Why is an internship at C-SPAN for you? You can:
-Gain media experience through a structured program in the nation's capital;
-Explore facets of the cable industry and politics;
-Learn new skills in production, public relations, marketing and more;
-Earn college credit;
-Get a close-up view of Capitol Hill.

How To Apply? Are you...
-An undergraduate junior or senior?
-Interested in the media and politics?
-Able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week?

If you answered yes to the above criteria, submit a resume and cover letter below. State which department(s) interests you and specify spring, summer or fall semester. Because cover letters and resumes are processed as we receive them, please plan ahead and submit your materials at the earliest possible date. You must provide your own housing.

The Departments

1. Marketing: Marketing department interns will serve in one of these areas:

C-SPAN Digital Bus: Visits schools, colleges, book festivals and other public events. This 45-foot long mobile multi-media demonstration center is equipped with TV production units that can be used as studios during live programs, such as C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Students, authors, journalists, and national leaders have been interviewed aboard the Bus.

Education Relations: Helps teachers use C-SPAN programming in their teaching or research through the resources available from C-SPAN Classroom.

Media Relations: Provides C-SPAN programming and special projects information to national and local news outlets to generate press coverage.

2. Programming: C-SPAN’s programming department includes the following units, which choose, research, shoot and produce the programming for the networks:

Book TV: Every weekend, all weekend long, Book TV brings viewers the latest nonfiction books and authors in biography, history, current events, the media, and more.

Field Production: Handles audio, lighting and camera operation for events that take place in Washington or on the road and executes set-up and breakdown of equipment.

Program Producers: Develop specific live and taped public affairs programs that air on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2. These programs include Washington Journal, history programming, international programming, politics and special projects.

3. Programming Operations: This department is responsible for getting C-SPAN’s product on the air. The editorial, technical, and information systems staff work closely together to ensure quality, balanced programming.

Editorial: Develops the daily schedule, tracks House and Senate floor debate, and coordinates elements for the final programming that airs on C-SPAN. Script writing, voice-overs, and writing and choosing Capital News headlines are just some of the responsibilities of this unit.

Technical: Works around the clock and is responsible for all the technical aspects of getting C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 on air 24 hours-a-day, including program direction, master control, camera operation, lighting and sound, editing, and on-air promotions.

4. Information Systems: Responsible for C-SPAN's information technology infrastructure, including local and wide area networks, servers and desktops and all commercial and custom applications.

5. Digital Media Develops and implements our strategies in the areas of online services, audio products and other developing technologies.

6. C-SPAN Radio Broadcasts a mix of daily programs similar in style to those found on the C-SPAN television networks, including congressional hearings, speeches, debates and forum discussions.

7. Engineering Responsible for the overall technical quality of C-SPAN's products; works with other departments to purchase and repair technical equipment; tracks new technologies and recommends ways C-SPAN can use these technologies to improve our product.

Apply here.

Diverse Terps Abroad: Student Panel & Discussion December 3

Join Education Abroad to learn more about diverse experiences within study abroad programs! We are hosting a panel with study abroad returnees who will share how their unique experiences around race, first generation status, sexual orientation, and disability influenced their time abroad. There will also be an interactive discussion following the panel to allow attendees the chance to reflect on their own identities in an international context.

Light refreshments will be provided! All students are welcome!

When: December 3rd, 5:00 pm-6:15 pm
Where: Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP

Global Readings for Peace: From Beirut to Paris - Friday, St. Mary's Hall

Bring a short piece you like to read to us. If it is in a language other than English, be ready to give your audience a translation. Or, just come to listen.

Join the Facebook event and share your message of peace:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NDI Eurasia Position for Recent or December Grad

Program Assistant: Eurasia 

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a full-time entry-level professional to work with its Eurasia team in a dynamic, fast-paced organization that promotes democracy worldwide. The position offers a window into the field of international development work, with challenging opportunities for those wishing to explore a career in the expanding realm of international relations. This position supports NDI programs in Ukraine and other Eurasian countries as assigned .

The Program Assistant provides administrative and programmatic support to the regional team by performing the duties listed below. Position is available immediately.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to program administration and support through budget drafting and tracking, oral and written reporting, and participation in planning and evaluation discussions;
  • Gather reports from various news sources in the region; 
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as photocopying, burning cds, preparing presentations, faxing, and managing guest lists for external events;
  • Plan and organize events for visiting politicians and government officials;
  • Prepare program briefing materials for NDI trainers and field representatives as necessary; 
  • Research non-US donors and gather information on application procedures;
  • Collate information from weekly field reports and begin organizing for inclusion in donor reports; and 
  • Attend workshops, lectures and other events within and outside of NDI. 
Required Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field;
  • Interest in/knowledge of political issues and history of Eurasia required, knowledge of regional language(s) highly desirable; 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; 
  • Efficiency and organization skills; 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a group; 
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously; and
  • Computer knowledge skills, including Google platform, Excel and the Internet.
Apply here.

Know Hungary? Graduating in December? Consider the Communications Associate Position in the Embassy of Hungary

Position description

The Communications Associate enhances the effectiveness of the Embassy’s work by helping to implement the Embassy communications goals, promoting our work in the media, among policymaker and the general public. The Communications Associate plays a vital role in implementing the Embassy’s Social Media strategy.
The position is for a fixed one year term with a competitive remuneration package and possibility of extension.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the Public Affairs officer maintain, update, and create pages for the Embassy’s websites.
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Public Affairs officer create original content to be used for newsletters, website and social media.
  • Contribute to writing English language background information papers on policy issues.
  • Under the supervision of the Public Affairs officer help conceptualize and create posts for social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Proofread a variety of documents, including press releases, web content, written by staff.
  • Respond to requests from the general public.
  • Other tasks that may arise related to communications.


  • Education: University degree in political science, communications, International Relations, or other relevant field. A Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to proofread and edit documents.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with others in an international environment.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time.
  • General familiarity with and interest in Hungary and current issues in Hungarian-American bilateral relations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience  with website and email campaign management.
  • Familiarity with working with the press, including reporters, producers and editors.
  • Familiarity with the use of social media to enhance communications efforts.
  • Familiarity with Hungarian politics, economy and culture an advantage.

Application instructions

Deadline for applications is 31 November, 2015.
Qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover letter, along with a brief writing sample (3-4 pages)  to with “ Communications Associate ” in the subject line. Prospective candidates will be contacted throughout the application process. 
For any questions about this role and the application process, please contact Mih├íly Manchin at

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Seeking College Graduate for Entry Level Paralegal Position

Are you a recent college graduate thinking about a career in law? Finkelstein Thompson LLP, a fast-paced Georgetown boutique law firm, is taking applications for one full-time entry-level paralegal position, to begin immediately.
Responsibilities include researching and writing factual memorandum in support of litigation, copy editing and cite checking court documents, client intake, monitoring news reports, assisting lawyers preparing for depositions and court appearances, and managing the firm’s online marketing and presence. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of managing substantial responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. Strong research, writing, and proofreading experience are a must. Knowledge of Wordpress and Westlaw/Lexis-Nexis a plus. Applicant must have a BA/BS or other 4-year degree.
Finkelstein Thompson specializes in the representation of plaintiffs in securities, consumer fraud and antitrust litigation and has developed an extensive class action practice in federal and state courts nationwide, earning a reputation for successful and thorough representation of class clients against some of the largest corporations in the country. Feel free to review our web page at
This position carries with it a $35,000 annual salary and a benefits package. For consideration, please send a cover letter, current resume, transcripts and references to Rosalee B.C. Thomas.  Apply here.

BSOS Study Abroad Satellite Advising

When: Monday, November 23, 2p.m.- 4p.m.
           Monday, November 30, 2p.m.- 4p.m.

Where: 2148 Tydings Hall

Interested in studying abroad? Have questions about a specific program or just want to get an idea of where to start? Stop by our satellite office hours to meet with an EA advisor! No appointment is necessary.

Click here for more information

Learn the Basics of Study Abroad in 50 Minutes Thursday, November 19

Study Abroad 101 
When: Thursday, November 19, 3:00p.m. 3:50p.m.
Where: TLF 1101
What is study abroad? How does it work at UMD? Where do I even start? Get started with our Study Abroad 101 sessions! This session is designed to give an overview of study abroad at the University of Maryland and answer general questions.  We will cover the basics about academics, finances, locations, and how to plan to go abroad!
No prior research, preparation, or sign-up is required. Click here for more information

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LinkedIn Headshots & Workshop

Friday, November 20, 2015
University Career Center & The President's Promise
(3100 HBK, South Wing)
Headshots: 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Please sign up for a timeslot. More details here.

Workshop: 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. 
Have you always wanted to build a LinkedIn profile? Are you looking for ways to make your profile stand out from the rest? Whether you are new to LinkedIn or not, come join us to learn how to best utilize this powerful media platform. We'll show you how to jump-start your engagement with this networking community to explore internship and job opportunities. 

Click here for more information & to RSVP.

Professional Use of Social Media in the Workplace Workshop

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Did you know that many internships and entry-level jobs look for candidates with professional-level knowledge of social media? Pick up valuable skills for your resume during this workshop, which will provide background on how to run social media platforms as part of an internship or job. Join us! Please RSVP at

Resume Writing Workshop by OPM/USAJOBS

Writing Your Federal Resume: This free virtual (online) presentation explains each section of the job opportunity announcement (JOA) in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job. The presentation highlights a 3-part process to assist applicants in writing their federal resume. Attendees will be shown a real JOA and walked through reviewing the JOA to determine qualifications and interest, identifying the important requirements, and then tailoring their resumes with that JOA. Lastly, it will provide a quick overview of the resume builder on USAJOBS.

Monday, November 23rd @ 11:00am – 12:30pm (EST)
Click this link to register for the event:

Monday, November 23rd @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (EST)
Click this link to register for the event:

Additional dates will be available in the near future and posted on USAJOBS.

Law School Interviews

If you are planning to apply to law schools this year, we encourage you to take advantage of an upcoming opportunity to meet with law schools one-on-one. The following law schools will be on campus conducting interviews on November 18-20 (dates vary for each college):
  • American University
  • Catholic University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Fordham University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • University of Baltimore       
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Richmond        
  • University of Virginia
If you are interested in signing up for these interviews, please email Casey Maliszewski at the Pre-Law Advising Office ( Interviews are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Study Terrorism this Winter with START!

START is offering a suit of fully online, skill-development courses focused on communicating about terrorism, geospatial analysis, and social network analysis of terrorism data as well an online course looking at the rise of the Islamic State this winter. Join us to add skills to your resume or better understand the Islamic State and the threat posed by their rise! For more information check out the flier or go to:

Road Trips to the Real World- Winter Break Employer site visits!



Who: Students with an interest in exploring career field opportunities. This is a great opportunity for UMD undergraduate students to learn firsthand about a career field, network with employees, and explore internship and job opportunities. At each site you will get an in depth look at how the business operates and see firsthand the potential jobs that are out there.

There is a $10 fee per site visit, with a maximum of 5 site visits per student. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Click on the company below for site visit information. Registration deadline is Dec 4, 2015.

Site Visit




Jan. 5, 2016
9:00 am -
12:00 pm
Wellesley, MA
Jan. 5, 2016
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Towson, MD
Jan. 6, 2016
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
Cranberry Twp, PA
Jan. 6, 2016
10:00 am -
3:00 pm
Vienna, VA
Jan. 7, 2016
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
Morristown, NJ
Jan. 7, 2016
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Boston, MA
Jan. 7, 2016
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Orangeburg, NJ 
Jan. 8, 2016
10:00 am -
11:30 am
Woonsocket, RI
Jan. 8, 2016
10:00 am -
11:00 am
Malvern, PA
Jan. 8, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:30 am
New York, NY
Jan. 8, 2016
9:00 am -
11:30 am
Boston, MA 
Jan. 8, 2015
9:00 am -
11:00 am
Gloucester, MA 
Jan. 12, 2016
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
Cherry Hill, NJ
Jan. 12, 2016
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Smithfield, RI
Jan. 12, 2016
9:00 am -
12:00 pm
Philadelphia, PA 
Jan. 12, 2016
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Hingham, MA
Jan. 13, 2016 
1:00 pm -
2:30 pm
Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 13, 2016
12:00 pm -
5:00 pm
Washington D.C.
Jan. 14, 2016
West Chester, PA 
Jan. 14, 2016
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Boston, MA
Jan. 14, 2016
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
Lynn, MA
Jan. 14, 2016
9:30 am -
11:30 am
Quincy, MA
Jan. 14, 2016
1:00 pm -
2:30 pm
New York, NY

Important Information:

·         Be sure to review How to Make the Most of Your Trip in the drop down menu at the top of the page for program policies and tips.
·         Refunds of the $10 attendance fee will only be offered if the sponsoring organization cancels the visit. There will be no refunds for transportation expenses.
·         Once a deadline has been established, registrations will no longer be considered for the program.
·         Only students of member schools allowed- all UMD undergraduate students are encouraged to RSVP early as spots will fill up.