Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Alumni Association Scholarship

The Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a junior in good academic standing who followed in the footsteps of a parent, grandparent or other family member who previously attended the University of Maryland. The deadline for the Schutz Legacy Scholarship is this upcoming Friday, April 3, 2015.

The Alumni Association undergraduate and graduate scholarships are awarded to current students in good academic standing who are active participants in the campus community and who demonstrate a passion for building the Terrapin spirit on campus. The deadline for the Alumni Association scholarships is Friday, May 1, 2015.

Visit alumni.umd.edu/scholarships to review the criteria and submit an application. Any questions regarding these scholarships or the application process can be sent to Kourtney Kleine Temple at ktemple@ur.umd.edu.

Geographic Variation in Birdsong: What, Why and How?

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3:30pm | 1124 LeFrak Hall

Hosted by the Department of Geographical Sciences (GEOG)

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Gregory Ball, Dean
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session at 4:30 p.m.

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund

Application Now Open!
www.Careers.umd.edu/Scholarships

Bright Futures is a scholarship fund for students who secured an unpaid Summer 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships.

 Eligible Candidates
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2015 semester, who have an internship for Summer 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2015 or August 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award. In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:

Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
Offered during the Summer and completed by August 28, 2015
Supervised by a professional in the organization

To Apply: www.Careers.umd.edu/Scholarships
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.

America Reads*America Counts Needs Volunteers

America Reads*America Counts is hosting more than 750 Prince George's County Public School students on campus! We need volunteers to work directly with young children and help make our events successful!

Current UMD students, faculty, and staff are invited to volunteer! Volunteers can sign up for 90 minute or longer shifts and will receive a free t-shirt for volunteering! To volunteer, visit our webpage.

Maryland Reads Day – featuring the book Click, Clack, Moo; Cows That Type
Friday, May 1st from 8am—3pm in Cole Fieldhouse

Maryland Counts Day
Friday, May 8th from 8am—3pm in the Reckord Armory

Partners in Print Family Day
Saturday, May 9th from 11:30am-6pm in the Stamp Student Union
Spanish speakers wanted!

Register for Terp Service Weekend

TerpService Weekend is an annual event held during spring semester where hundreds of University of Maryland students work with the local community to help facilitate change, address social issues, and do service! This event is planned and programmed by a team of dedicated UMD students.

Sign-up on OrgSync for April 11th Terp Service Weekend.

Click here for a full listing of our community partners.

For more information about Terp Service Weekend and other programs please e-mail terpservice@umd.edu

Kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

APAHM Fest
Tuesday March, 31, 2015
6:00PM | ATRIUM, Stamp Student Union

This year's theme "Shake the World: The Power is in Our Hands" is inspired by Asian American activist Grace Lee Boggs' quote "We are shaking the world with a new dream". We hope to empower the APA community to come together and create change. We urge the community to realize that they have the power to have their voices heard. Through celebrating our culture and heritage both as Asians and Americans, we shake the world in our own way by presenting a narrative that runs counter to the mainstream.

Our keynote speaker for the event is none other than Adriel Luis, an activist and spoken word artist! We will also be having different activities, booths, giveaways, performances, and many more! Dinner will also be provided for attendees.

Please RSVP here or go to our Facebook event page for more details. We hope that you are able to come celebrate with us and we look forward to seeing you there!

Creating a Research Poster in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Knowing how to present academic research is an important skill for undergraduates that may be applied to future academic and career experiences. The research poster session has been a staple of presenting research in the STEM fields yet is still little known in the humanities and some social science disciplines. The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting workshops for undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences on creating a research poster. 
 
 
This workshop should be helpful to students planning to participate in Undergraduate Research Day, which will be held on campus on April 29, 2015. The workshops will cover principles of good poster design, organization of information, and strategies for printing and presenting your poster. Please RSVP to ugresearch@umd.edu 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 http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/researchposter.php.
 
 
To register for Undergraduate Research Day, download the application form from the MCUR website at http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/ugresearchday.php. Applications are due by April 13, 2015.
 
 
Upcoming Sessions:
  • Wednesday, April 1, 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, Noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  •   Friday, April 3, 12:30 to 1 p.m.
 

Paid Behavioral Biology Research Technician

Great opportunity for experience in a world-renowned research institute. This position entails working with research participants on sleep & performance studies within the Behavioral Biology Branch. Technicians do not require any experience, as all training will be provided. This position allows up to 25+ hours a week during the school semester and up to 40 hours a week during the summer months. The location is in Silver Spring, MD. Reliable transportation is a MUST. BLS certification is required.

Our department is interested in interviewing students (must be enrolled in classes), who are interested in research. We conduct sleep deprivation studies, drug studies, and brain imaging studies. You will work with a mentor within the Behavioral Biology Branch as well as work on ongoing studies within the Sleep Center.

To learn more and apply, visit Careers4Terps and search for position number "115484."

Paid AT&T Procurement Consulting Intern

AT&T’s new, entrepreneurial internal consulting team performs high-impact functions, such as leading strategic and analytics-driven cost reduction projects, deal restructuring, and critical supplier negotiation support. As part of the global sourcing organization of Supply Chain & Fleet Operations (“SCFO”), AT&T aims to fill openings on this team with extremely high aptitude, analytic and innovative problem solvers, who are ready for a challenging, fast-paced, and dynamic position within
America’s largest telecommunications provider.

To learn more, search position number "115688" in Careers4Terps.

Lambda Theta Alpha Scholarship

The Upsilon Chapter of the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority is giving scholarships to deserving UMD female students. Awards will range from $500 to $1000.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ltaupsilon.org/#!scholarship/c18h2.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Employer Networking Sessions

Thursday, April 09, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center - Resource Room (3134 Hornbake Library
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to be part of our Agency. Attend to learn more about CIA employment opportunities as well additional information about:
  • CIA Organizational Structure 
  • Application Process
  • Obtaining a Security Clearance
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
RSVP for this event: Click here
 

Careers in Sustainability Forum

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
 
Interested in a career in sustainability, but you don’t know how to get started? Torn between law school, being an activist, or starting your own business? As sustainability becomes an even more important topic in businesses, nonprofits, and the government, it’s important to know how to strategically build up your experiences and skills to land your dream job.
  
Come with your questions and meet one-on-one with five professionals, all from different sectors and working on different issues. This informal forum will give you the opportunity to learn about your industry, network with representatives currently working on sustainability, and get advice on how to start your career search.
 
 Panelists include:  
  • Ralph Bennett, President of Bennett Frank McCoy Architects; Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland.
  • Khushi Desai, Senior Associate Attorney, Earth Justice.
  • Evan Jukovich, Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Zack Kline, Owner, A.I.R. Lawn Care.
  • Josh Tulkin, State Director, Sierra Club Maryland Chapter.
Light refreshments will be provided! Co-sponsored by Sustainability Studies Minor
 
RSVP for this event: Click here
 
 

BSOS Career Lab: Choosing a graduate school program

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you considering graduate school? Not sure what programs may be a fit for you? Spend 50 minutes in the Lab to find out what factors are important when choosing a graduate program and get started on your research. Each student will also receive a graduate school application timeline to keep you on track. *Note: this Lab is for students in the early graduate school exploration process (sophomores or juniors, most likely). Note: bring your laptop or tablet to access website resources we will be using. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis.

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Developing Your Personal Brand Workshop

Thursday, April 02, 2015 • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

How do employers see you? Come learn from our Peer Career Educators how to develop your personal brand through creating your 30 second elevator pitch, online presence, and professional dress. You will learn all the tools to impress employers and network successfully!

RSVP for this event: Click here

How to Find an Internship

Monday, April 06, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 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
 

Social Event with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Join us to speak with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers on the University of Maryland Campus. This is an opportunity to talk to Volunteers about what serving in the Peace Corps is really like. You can also connect with a recruiter to discuss the Peace Corps application process and gain tips and advice. We hope to see you there!

When: Friday, April 10th, 2015, 4:30-6:30PM

Where:
The Common, the Marriot Hotel (an easy walk from campus!)
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783

Please RSVP at: peacecorpsumd@umd.edu.

Information Session: Map Your Peace Corps Future

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

When: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 4:00-5:30PM

Where:
Seminar Room
University Career Center & The President’s Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Please RSVP at: peacecorpsumd@umd.edu

New Fall Course: Innovation in the Public Sector, with Ken Ulman

BSOS388F/GVPT388B Innovation in the Public Sector, Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 PM
How does innovation occur in the public sector? How can government serve as a catalyst for problem-solving? Using the tools of innovation and entrepreneurship, this laboratory course engages students in a semester-long project to innovate change around a specific public sector issue or industry in our local or regional community. Some examples might include: public broadband access, sustainability infrastructure, transportation improvements, or health care access in the College Park, Prince George's, or Maryland communities. Lead instructor Ken Ulman,'97 is the former Howard County Executive who now heads the University's efforts to transform College Park into one of the most innovative university towns in the country.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference

The Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference is taking place here at the University of Maryland, College Park on April 17, 2015. Attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible. 

We are planning to provide lunch for attendees, but we will be limited in our ability to provide for everyone by the number of registered attendees within the next couple of weeks. You can learn more and register for the conference here: http://www.cse.umd.edu/urban-environmental-stewardship-conference-2015.html.



How is Your Semester Going?


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Helpful Tips While Registering for Fall


The Early Registration Period is right around the corner, here are a few tips from the BSOS Advising Center to keep in mind before and while you register for Fall 2015!

Have you Completed your Major Benchmarks or LEP Gateways?
When planning your schedule, check your student record to make sure you are registering for your benchmark or gateway courses that you have not yet completed. If you have questions about completing this requirements on time, please make an appointment with your Major advisor. 

Registration Block:
A block is a hold placed on student records to prevent registration. Registration blocks may be frustrating for students who need to register for classes. Therefore, each semester, students are expected to log on to Testudo and check their registration time and blocks. It is the student’s responsibility to take appropriate actions to remove blocks in order to register on time. Please visit the Registration Restrictions and Blocks webpage for explanations of different registration blocks.

Credit Overload:
Prior to the First Day of Classes and Schedule Adjustment Period, students are limited to registering for no more than 16 credits. On the First Day of Classes this limit is raised to 20 credits. Students who wish to exceed these limits must meet with a BSOS college advisor to discuss a possible exception to university policy.

Time Conflict:
Students can obtain permission to take courses that have a time conflict in two ways: 1) Obtain approval from both of the instructors on University of Maryland letterhead, then bring both copies to the BSOS Advising Center in 2148 Tydings Hall; or 2) Obtain approval from both of the instructors and have them send an email directly to a BSOS advisor from a University of Maryland email account.

Prerequisites; A course which must be completed in order to take a more advanced course. It is your responsibility to check the Undergraduate Catalog or Schedule of Classes to determine possible prerequisites for any given course. 

Duplicate Credit: This is used to indicate two courses with the same course content. Note: students cannot receive duplicate credit. Be mindful of credit you have received through AP/IB or through transfer from another institution. Also, you can view the Schedule of Classes where courses are marked: "Credit only granted for", to see duplicate courses. 

Park Ranger (Interpretation) Position with National Park Service

The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill a temporary position at Rock Creek National Park, DC. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under
this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow . Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2015.  Application deadline: April 2, 2015.  

Education:  Major study -- natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled.
Click here to apply. 

Summer Internships in White House Office of Management and Budget

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for summer 2015 internships.  Current undergraduate students may apply for this unpaid internship.

Responsibilities
  • Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives
  • Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics
  • Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities
  • Assist with correspondence preparation and management
  • Provide general office support
  • Special projects as assigned

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary.
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas or current issues.
Requirements: Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Jessie Crabb, jcrabb@omb.eop.gov. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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 adimop@umd.edu.

Participate in the ASA DataFest DC

Hosted by The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland, teams of 2-5 undergraduate students will work together over a weekend to analyze a given data set and present their findings to a panel of judges consisting of experts in the field.

Throughout the event, Tech Talks will be presented providing student teams with tips and relevant techniques to hone their search and effectively communicate their analysis along with mentors who will be on hand to offer advice.

Meals will be provided.

Come show off your analytical muscles on April 10 - 12 to an audience of potential employers and compete with other DC area colleges and universities for prizes!

Sponsored by: The Joint Program in Survey Methodology, Summit, Mathematica Policy Research, and American Institutes for Research (AIR)


For more information and to register your team, please go to: http://www.jpsm.umd.edu/event/datafest-april-10-12-2015


Participate in a Psychology Study

Feeling Down? Are you interested in receiving individual therapy at no cost to you?

We are recruiting individuals to participate in a treatment study for low mood and symptoms of depression.

Participation includes attending eight (8) individual therapy sessions at the University of Maryland, College Park. All participants will be compensated a total of $40—($5 per every therapy session attended).

If you are interested to participate in our study, please contact us at BATreatmentUMD@gmail.com to complete an initial screening questionnaire to determine your eligibility!

Fulbright English Teaching and Study/Research Grants

Are you a interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation?

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu if you plan to attend If are interested but unable to attend, let us know by writing to fulbright@umd.edu.

Workshops:
  • Monday, March 30 at 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 1 at 12 noon
  • Thursday, April 2 at 12 noon
  • Thursday, April 2 at 4:30 pm
All workshops will be in 2403 Marie Mount hall.


Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply, but interested Freshmen and Sophomores are also welcome to attend!


Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Access 700 + Alumni to get Career Advice

Are you prepared for the job market? Do you need assistance understanding an industry? Do you want to build your professional network?

Get free career advice from alumni when you join the brand new UMD Alumni Advisor Network and access 700 + alumni who work at top organizations across 30 different fields!

When you join, you can engage in mock interviews, career chats and resume critiques.

Review these BSOS Career Resources to prepare to connect and learn more about the UMD Alumni Advisor Network.




Review these guidelines and tips to make the most of this amazing opportunity! Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke, Program Director at the University Career Center @ BSOS, at csehlke@umd.edu or 301-314-7241. This tremendous opportunity to connect with alumni in your field of interest is offered by the Alumni Association and the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.

Notes: No personal phone numbers or emails are exchanged unless it is agreeable to do so during your meeting. You will see “credits/consultation” numbers by the services offered by the Advisors. Disregard this number, as this is an Evisors feature UMD is not using.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Summer Internship in DoD Cooperative Threat Reduction with Booz Allen Hamilton

Summer Intern-01188026

Description

Key Role:
Perform as part of a team that supports efforts to build the capacity of partner countries as part of the DoD Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) Support contract and eliminate the direct and associated threats of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or components thereof. Assist the team with establishing requirements for various systems in each of the partner countries and monitoring the progress of the performing contractors who are instituting these requirements downrange. Participate in team meetings, prepare the team to conduct site visits, and contribute to reports about requirements, planning, and progress. Work in a highly fluid environment as part of a contractor team based at both Fort Belvoir, VA and a nearby support facility.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:-Ability to work as part of a dynamic international team-Ability to use Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint-Ability to obtain a security clearance-Pursuing a BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills-Possession of excellent project management skills-Actively pursuing a BA or BS degree or MA or MS degree in International Policy, Engineering, Science, or a related field

Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Student Trainee (Financial Management) Summer Position with DoD

This position is located in the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) Human Resources Directorate (HRD), Pathways Summer Internship Program.  Click here for details. Open period: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to Monday, March 30, 2015.

Administrative Specialist Position with Brookings Foreign Policy Program for Recent Graduate

Provides administrative, operational and staffing support to the Brookings Institution Foreign Policy (FP) program, a 250-member group including employees and affiliates at the headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and in three international offices.

Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum three years of administrative experience in any combination of administrative support, office management, personnel issues, budgeting, or event planning. Experience in non-profit and/or academic environment preferred. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

Knowledge Requirements: Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written). Complete fluency in written and spoken English is required. Superb organizational and interpersonal skills; poise, tact, discretion and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in high-pressure atmosphere; ability to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner whether working independently or as part of a team. Must be extremely detail-oriented and possess the ability to exercise good judgment and initiative while maintaining confidentiality. Ability to deal with various personality types. Knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite (including strong MS Word and Excel skills); familiarity with the Internet and ability to learn other types of software programs. Interest in international and foreign policy issues preferred. 


Click here to apply.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CIA Analytical Simulation (deadline to apply is March 30!)

Date: April 9; Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

UMD undergraduate and graduate students majoring in international relations, political science, US foreign policy, public policy, and technical fields who are interested in careers as an intelligence analyst are invited to participate in a short analytical simulation exercise. 

During the simulation, a CIA representative will walk you through the thought process and role of an analyst as you investigate a potential emerging problem that demands critical thinking skills and analysis. Apply today!
  • Submit a resume via Careers4Terps by March 30, 2015 to the posting titled “Intelligence Analyst –Application to Participate in CIA Simulation on April 9th” (ID 115671).
  • Selected students will receive confirmation by 03 April 2015. Space is limited. U.S. citizenship is required. CIA is an equal opportunity.

BSOS Career Lab: Networking

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

With 60-80% of available positions being filled exclusively through referral, networking effectively is a crucial skill. Learn how to get started networking with intention.*Note: bring your laptop, tablet, OR paper/pencil for this Lab. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis.

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How to Find an Internship Workshop

Wednesday, March 25, 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

Career Fair Prep Walk-In Hours, Geographical Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center @ BSOS- 2148 Tydings Hall

Stop by for a 15-minute or less meeting with a career consultant to discuss how to prepare for the Geographical Career & Internship Fair. Services: résumé review (PRINTED RESUME REQUIRED), how to research an organization, sample questions to ask employers, etc. These hours are for BSOS majors only. Learn more about the Geographical Career & Internship Fair: www.Careers.UMD.EDU/GEOGFair.

Update on the BSOS Sustainability Task Force - Protocol Sub-Group

We interviewed our Protocol sub-group to get a gist of what challenges and obstacles they ran into while working toward completing our Solar Panel Charging Station and to hear about their experiences as part of our team.

Here’s what they had to say:

1. Is there anything you found interesting or surprising when doing your research and meeting with campus officials?

We found it interesting that there were so many different divisions and departments for almost every aspect of facilities management on campus. Although this may be thorough from a leadership perspective, figuring out which person to talk to and approach was certainly cumbersome. We learned about the wide variety of sustainability-related projects that the universities sustainability fund is exploring. We were surprised at the amount of support and approval we received. Our project was widely admired from students, professors and officials that learned about the work of the STF.

2. Do you have any helpful advice for other student groups working on submitting grants?

The best way to write a grant is to look at the grant from the perspective of someone who is allocating the money to you. What would that person want to see, what would they ask you, what would they not like and what would make people uncomfortable about your grant? The answers to all of these questions, and more, must be addressed in the grant. Understanding the mindset of the evaluator will allow you to write the grant well.

3. How did you figure out who to speak with?

The university is a network. If you don’t know someone directly, it is almost inevitable that someone you know knows that person. Even though it did take a lot of “telephone-tag,” waiting for call-backs and dead-ends, you will be pointed in the right direction by someone and that path will lead your grant to fruition.

4. Who were the officials you spoke with? Why?

We spoke with the associate dean of BSOS, the relevant director of Facilities Management and a high-ranking official on the university's Sustainability Fund.

5. What kind of challenges or gridlock came about when attempting to go through the change-making process?

Some people are very hard to connect with. A lot of the people that we spoke with had many more pressing and important issues to deal with, that took precedent over a student group working on a long term goal. Sometimes, in certain areas of campus, there is not a lot of initial respect and reverence for student projects. Although with some coaxing you can easily convince them that your project merits their attention, sometimes getting to that type of relationship can be tedious.

6. Was it difficult to comply with restrictions on the aesthetics of our campus?

Sometimes, the timeline and bureaucratic process can be very challenging. There are so many stakeholders and different people that care about what goes on around campus, getting everybody on board can be challenging. If you represent the merits of your project well and use proper wording to describe it, something useful for campus will be hard to reject.

7. Can you give us a brief synopsis of your timeline through the bureaucratic system at UMD?

First we had to understand exactly what we are doing. Before we start advocating for it we need to understand it ourselves. That meant talking to each individual member of the Task Force and learning about what they were doing. Then we explored the grant writing process. This meant understanding what the Sustainability Fund wanted to see in a new project, the kinds of projects they have funded in the past, and what keywords they were looking for in a new grant. After the grant was completed, and we are still in this process, we have to work with facilities management and the design review board to get our design approved and permission to build on campus. Since our grant has not been decided on yet, it is hard to really move forward at this point. Having money and the approval of the Sustainability Fund is something we can leverage when talking with the necessary administrative entities.

8. How can students make visual change on campus?

People love student organizations on campus. Professors, prospective students, university marketing, and other students like to see that cool things are happening around campus. If you advocate for your project, highlight the benefits of what you are doing and how your project can make campus better, you won’t find a lot of resistance.


9. What considerations must be taken into account when attempting to make visual changes on campus?

Location is a very important aspect. You can’t put a semi-permanent structure in the middle of the McKeldin Mall. That wouldn’t go over well at all. You need to think about what your change will look like and if it will blend into its surroundings. Although we are building somewhere near McKeldin, we are not building something that would completely stick out from the buildings and foliage around it. Local historians would not be happy about that. You also have to think about who would be affected by it. Does it make peoples walk to class longer? Could it get in the way of any EMS activity? Does it harm something that was already built? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then changing campus will be much harder than you might think.

(Cancelled) BSOS Career Lab: Developing a 30-second pitch

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

What are your top skills? Do you have an elevator pitch ready to go? Attend this Lab to identify your top skills through a self-directed skills inventory, develop a 30-second pitch, and evaluate how it could be altered based on the situation (used at a career fair, in a cover letter, at networking events, cold calling for an internship position, etc.).

Career outcome: students will leave with a 30-second pitch, be able to answer the question "why should I hire you", knowledge of what to highlight in their cover letters, and be able to list their top 10 skills and abilities.

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

For additional information about this event:
contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu 

Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference

The Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference is taking place here at the University of Maryland, College Park on April 17, 2015. Attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

We are planning to provide lunch for attendees, but we will be limited in our ability to provide for everyone by the number of registered attendees within the next couple of weeks. You can learn more and register for the conference here: http://www.cse.umd.edu/urban-environmental-stewardship-conference-2015.html.



MS in Law Degree - Open House


March 25, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Stamp Student Union - Grand Ballroom

Join us for an Informational Open House about the new Master of Science in Law degree.

Learn more about the MSL curriculum, and its five areas of specialization, from Maryland Carey Law’s faculty. Meet other prospective students—and potential future colleagues!

Schedule:
  • 5:30 p.m. Registration & Networking 
  • 6:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions 
  • 6:15-6:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions with Maryland Carey Law Faculty 
  • 6:45 p.m. Networking 
Light refreshments will be served.

Register here.


Paid Undergraduate Research Position with Inforum

Inforum, a research center within the Department of Economics, anticipates hiring one or two Undergraduate Research Assistants for the rest of this spring semester, with the intention of continuing the employment through the summer and fall.

These hourly, paid positions consist of general assistance for economic modeling and analysis projects, especially working with many different types of data within Excel and statistical packages. Students typically work for 10 to 16 hours per week during the semester, and for 30 to 40 hours per week over the summer. Candidates are preferred to have several economics courses and a good understanding of Excel.

Interested persons should email a current resume and unofficial transcript to Jeff Werling, Inforum Director, werling@econ.umd.edu.

Community Vision Sessions


Be part of shaping the future of the University of Maryland by participating in the following Community Vision sessions. These interactive gatherings, open to the entire University community, are designed to engage you and your colleagues in fruitful discussion about our collective future. Your input will be shared with the UMD Strategic Plan Update Work Group as part of our update and revision process.

Topic 1: The University as magnet for educating the most promising next generation
Wednesday, March 25
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Atrium, Stamp Student Union

Topic 2: The University leader in research, innovation, and creative endeavors
Thursday, March 26
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Prince George’s Room, Stamp Student Union

Topic 3: The University as economic driver for the State of Maryland
Tuesday, March 31
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Prince George’s Room, Stamp Student Union

Topic 4: The University as critically engaged community partner
Tuesday, March 31
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Prince George’s Room, Stamp Student Union

Participate in the ASA DataFest DC

Hosted by The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland, teams of 2-5 undergraduate students will work together over a weekend to analyze a given data set and present their findings to a panel of judges consisting of experts in the field.

Throughout the event, Tech Talks will be presented providing student teams with tips and relevant techniques to hone their search and effectively communicate their analysis along with mentors who will be on hand to offer advice.

Meals will be provided.

Come show off your analytical muscles on April 10 - 12 to an audience of potential employers and compete with other DC area colleges and universities for prizes!

Sponsored by: The Joint Program in Survey Methodology, Summit, Mathematica Policy Research, and American Institutes for Research (AIR)


For more information and to register your team, please go to: http://www.jpsm.umd.edu/event/datafest-april-10-12-2015


Participate in a Psychology Study

Feeling Down? Are you interested in receiving individual therapy at no cost to you?

We are recruiting individuals to participate in a treatment study for low mood and symptoms of depression.

Participation includes attending eight (8) individual therapy sessions at the University of Maryland, College Park. All participants will be compensated a total of $40—($5 per every therapy session attended).

If you are interested to participate in our study, please contact us at BATreatmentUMD@gmail.com to complete an initial screening questionnaire to determine your eligibility!

Lavender Leadership Honor Society - Apply Now!

You most likely know a student who has shown leadership for LGBTQ inclusion. (You might be that student yourself.) Maybe it was by being a facilitator or board member of a campus LGBTQ group. Or through a research project on bisexual health. Or as a volunteer or intern with an off-campus LGBTQ initiative. Maybe it was by attending allyship or LGBTQ+ leadership trainings/retreats and engaging in work to create more inclusive environments. Perhaps it was an art project around trans bodies of color. Or a student who was involved organizing events for a Gay/Straight Alliance during their high school years.

I’m pleased to announce the creation of the Lavender Leadership Honor Society, a Society that inducts members and recognizes leadership for LGBTQ+ inclusion and social justice, and which provides a community and networking space for those who are engaged in these common interests. Regardless of the form that their leadership took, we want you to encourage UMD students to apply for the Lavender Leadership Honor Society. 

Applications with further details are available here: http://ter.ps/llhs15

BSOS Students! Nominate an Academic Advisor!

2015 OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR AWARD
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 www.bsosawards.umd.edu  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.

Joy Bauer Speaking on Living a Health Lifestyle

Joy Bauer is the Health and Nutrition Expert on NBC’s TODAY Show, a news and talk morning television program that averages over six million viewers everyday. She is the founder, connoisseur, and taste maker of Nourish Snacks. Joy is also a University of Maryland alumna from the School of Public Health.  

She has agreed to come and speak about how she built herself to the career she has today in addition to sharing her extensive knowledge on the ins and outs of living a healthy - but still delicious - life.

Admission will be $5 for students and $10 for adults. Joy has agreed to allow 100% of the proceeds go to charity where 70% will go to a Kappa Delta philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America, and 30% will go to an on-campus organization, Terps Against Hunger.

This event will take place this Saturday, March 28th at the Xfinity Center Pavilion on the University of Maryland Campus. We would like to invite you to support our event and these great organizations by telling your student's about this opportunity to hear from Joy Bauer, an alumni celebrity, and public speaker. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. Have a great week first week back from spring break.

50% off the GMAT - Only 90 Spaces Available

GMAC is offering UMD students the GMAT exam at 50% off the full price! That’s a $125 out-of-pocket savings.

Even better, you don’t have to leave campus to take the exam. The test locations are in Van Munching Hall. The score is good for five years, so take it now while you’re in study mode.

Here are the details:
Dates: April 16, 17 and 18
Times Slots: April 16th 12pm and 4pm; April 17th: 12pm and 4pm; April 18th: 8am and 12pm
Location: Van Munching Hall
Price: $125 – 50% off the full price of $250

And, the GMAT exam offers a Score Preview feature – you can see your score as soon as you finish. If you aren't happy with your score, you can cancel it and chalk it up to a practice run.

Complete the form and we will send you a GMAT voucher code and directions on how to register to test on the U of Md campus at the $125 price.


CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE A VOUCHER CODE

DSAC Brown Bag - Tomorrow!

Hey BSOS Students!

Interested in learning more about race relations, social dynamics, or research opportunities in the sociology department? Then come to our next Brown Bag on March 25th, where we will feature Professor Rashawn Ray.

SOCY - Dr. Rashawn Ray
Wednesday, March 25
10:00am - 11:00am (Complimentary Breakfast)
Location: 2141K Tydings Hall
RSVP Here!

A profound researcher and scholar in the field of Sociology and Race, Dr. Ray is the author of the book Race and Ethnic Relations in the Twenty-First Century, and is a researcher in the field of racial stratification, self-evaluation of social class and men’s treatment of women. He is currently teaching the course Sociology 224, “Why are We Still Talking About Race,” and is a major part of the teach-ins as sponsored by the University of Maryland’s branch of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Around the World 5K

The Primannum Honor Society is hosting the Around the World 5K on April 26 on McKeldin Mall from 11am to 2pm. The event will promote awareness about study abroad opportunities at UMD offers and raise money for the James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship for Primannum Honor Society students study abroad scholarships. We are cooperating with Education Abroad office and the theme of the race would be traveling around the world.

The registration website is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/around-the-world-5k-tickets-15775700545

Visit the Facebook page to learn more and for updates.

Fulbright English Teaching and Study/Research Grants

Are you a interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation?

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu if you plan to attend If are interested but unable to attend, let us know by writing to fulbright@umd.edu.

Workshops:
  • Monday, March 30 at 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 1 at 12 noon
  • Thursday, April 2 at 12 noon
  • Thursday, April 2 at 4:30 pm
All workshops will be in 2403 Marie Mount hall.


Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply, but interested Freshmen and Sophomores are also welcome to attend!


Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Access 700 + Alumni to get Career Advice

Are you prepared for the job market? Do you need assistance understanding an industry? Do you want to build your professional network?

Get free career advice from alumni when you join the brand new UMD Alumni Advisor Network and access 700 + alumni who work at top organizations across 30 different fields!

When you join, you can engage in mock interviews, career chats and resume critiques.

Review these BSOS Career Resources to prepare to connect and learn more about the UMD Alumni Advisor Network.




Review these guidelines and tips to make the most of this amazing opportunity! Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke, Program Director at the University Career Center @ BSOS, at csehlke@umd.edu or 301-314-7241. This tremendous opportunity to connect with alumni in your field of interest is offered by the Alumni Association and the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.

Notes: No personal phone numbers or emails are exchanged unless it is agreeable to do so during your meeting. You will see “credits/consultation” numbers by the services offered by the Advisors. Disregard this number, as this is an Evisors feature UMD is not using.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rosalie Reilly Gubernatorial Scholarship

Rosalie Reilly was one of Maryland's most extraordinary and exemplary public servants who was a role model for young women entering politics and was a champion for educating young leaders as they prepared to enter public life.
 
This $2,500 fellowship was created to honor the memory of Ms. Reilly by enabling female students to carry on her legacy of public service and leadership.
 
Eligible candidates must:
  • be available to serve at least 135 fellowship hours while enrolled at the University
  • have an interest in public service, government involvement, or political leadership
  • be a female undergraduate or graduate student
  • not be graduating before Fall 2015
  • have a 3.0 GPA or higher
The service work you do for the fellowship will be up to you, subject to department approval. Past recipients have often fulfilled their fellowship service requirement through an internship with a non-profit or in government. You may also opt to fulfill this requirement through an independent, civically oriented service project of your own design. You do not need to have your fellowship service commitment settled in order to apply for and win the fellowship.
 
Fellowship applications are due by 4:00 PM Friday, April 3, 2015. Finalists will be notified shortly thereafter and may interview with the School of Public Policy Fellowship Committee.
 
 
For additional questions, please contact Christopher Perez, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies, School of Public Policy: cperez6@umd.edu

Be a Peer Mentor

BSOS PEER MENTORING PROGRAM FALL 2015
A collegiate level leadership opportunity for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at the University of Maryland, College Park


PROGRAM DETAILS:
The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership, presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester.

HOW TO APPLY:
·         Fill Out Application
·         Print and submit to Brandon Clark at BSOS Advising Office 2148 Tydings Hall
·         Priority Deadline May 20, 2015.  Final Deadline June 26, 2015

ELIGIBILITY:
·         Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
·         Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
·         Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Spring 2016
·         At least a 2.5 GPA within major
·         Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
·         Must be in good judicial/academic standing

CONTACT:
Ivy Zheng at zzheng1@umd.edu or Brandon Clark at bclark24@umd.edu
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2148 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-1697 (phone)

AAUW Internship Positions

Want to hone your skills while supporting at local level a national organization advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research (since 1881)?  Then be an AAUW-CP volunteer intern!  Apply by March 29, 2015 with a short email of interest and a resume at rarosca@gmail.com.  Inquiries welcome. 

AAUW-CP, the only AAUW branch in Prince George’s County, can use your help for 1-2 hours a week on one of the following on-going projects: membership, media and PR, logistics. 

MEMBERSHIP:
  • Contact AAUW national members in the area about branch events and joining the branch
  • Contact UMD undergraduate students who already expressed interest in AAUW about branch events and becoming a (free) branch affiliations
  • Identifying University of Maryland student associations interested in our mission and events and arrange presentations to their members about AAUW programs and membership
MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Compile a list of venues in which to advertise our meetings.
  • Advertise our two branch meetings and three spring events
  • Compile a list of partner associations in the community for co-sponsoring or co-advertising events
EVENTS:
  • Help organize one or all of our Spring 2015 events:
  • Solving the Equation- launch party for AAUW latest research report on women in STEM (March 26, 2-3:30 pm)
  • A celebration of the Life and Work of Dr. Virginia Beauchamp (April 13, 2015, 4-6 pm)
  • A celebration of students and mentors in STEM (May 16, 2015, 10:30 am -1:00 pm)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Make an impact in the 2015 Do Good Challenge

The Do Good Challenge is an innovative prize competition that inspires Terps to make the greatest social impact they can for their favorite cause. Students team up to volunteer, fundraise, promote awareness, or advance their own social enterprise during an eight-week period.

Do you have an idea for social change? Form a team and register for the 2015 Do Good Challenge! Finalists can earn up to $5,000 for their cause, as well as other prizes, such as in-kind consulting, to further advance their cause.

More information about the Do Good Challenge can be found here.

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 http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/ugresearchday.php - 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 ugresearch@umd.edu

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Free Screening of "Citizen Koch" Monday

Subject       : Beyond the Classroom presents "Citizen Koch"
When          : Monday, March 23, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where         : 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

With the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling opening the floodgates for unlimited political spending, it's now easier than ever to buy an election. But what happens when the voters realize that the billionaires and corporations doing the buying do not have the people's best interests at heart? This question is at the core of CITIZEN KOCH, a new documentary by Academy Award-nominated directors, Carl Deal and Tia Lessin. They break down the maneuvering behind the Supreme Court case that changed the way our democracy works, making way for the 2010 elections that ushered in Tea Party politicians. The Tea Party positioned itself as a citizen-led, homegrown movement borne from patriotism, but was actually one of the most well-funded political operations in history. Republicans capitalized on this era with huge gains not just in Washington, DC, but across the country. CITIZEN KOCH asks: will big money destroy not only the Republican Party, but our democracy itself?

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/358720647646076/

For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom

Save the Children is Hiring a Press Assistant/Social Media Coordinator

Summary:

The Press Assistant/Social Media Coordinator supports the communications team with all facets of public affairs, from compiling press clips and maintaining media lists to helping with digital outreach on social media for advocacy, event promotion, etc. The Press Assistant/Social Media Coordinator also supports the mission of the public affairs operation with media outreach, crisis management and information gathering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Press Assistant :

  • Compile press releases every morning
  • Maintain media lists (knowledge of Cision required)
  • Draft press releases
  • Perform research (fact checking, media information, etc.)
Social Media Efforts
  • Participate in meetings on social media content and strategy
  • Draft Tweets and Facebook posts
  • Draft social media content, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, for organization president
  • Support social media needs at public events, on and off site
  • Draft and edit web copy as needed
Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, political science, or related area, with one (1) to three (3) years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of social media universe
  • Outstanding writing skills with a focus on detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to complete projects and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and well with a diverse group of people throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Web savvy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Awesome Opportunity to Compete in Analytics with a UMD Team

We have a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students interested in statistical analysis to participate in the First Annual ASA DataFest DC!  

April 10-12, 2015 at Summit, 601 New Jersey Ave, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20001 (Near Union Station)

Hosted by The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland, teams of 2-5 undergraduate students work together over a weekend to analyze a given data set and present their findings to a panel of judges consisting of experts in the field.
Throughout the event, Tech Talks will be presented providing student teams with tips and relevant techniques to hone their search and effectively communicate their analysis along with mentors who will be on hand to offer advice.

Meals will be provided.

Come show off your analytical muscles to an audience of potential employers and compete with other DC area colleges and universities for prizes!

Sponsored by: The Joint Program in Survey Methodology, Summit, Mathematica Policy Research, and American Institutes for Research (AIR)

For more information and to register your team, please go to: http://www.jpsm.umd.edu/event/datafest-april-10-12-2015