Monday, October 16, 2017

McNair Scholars Program Info Sessions

Thinking about Graduate School and Pursuing a Ph.D.?The McNair Scholars Program Can Help You Get There!

The Academic Achievement Programs' Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a competitive program designed to prepare high academic achievers from traditionally underrepresented groups to matriculate into graduate programs & earn doctoral or terminal degrees.

Benefits of Being a McNair Scholar:
--Paid Summer Research Experience with Room & Board
--Faculty Mentorship & Academic Advising
--GRE & Graduate School Application Fee Waivers


Information Sessions:Marie Mount Hall Rm.1310B

  • October 23rd 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 31st 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 2nd 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
  • November 14th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • November 15th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Application Deadline:
January 8th http://ugst.umd.edu/AAP/mcnair-about.html



Contact:
Rhea Roper Nedd, PhD * (301) 405-4749* rnedd@umd.edu * Twitter: @McNairUMD

Lunch and Alumnus Lecture Tomorrow, 10/17-- How to Craft an Impactful Life in the Community and in the Political Arena


Event: How to Craft an Impactful Life in the Community and in the Political Arena--the Versatility of a Law Degree!  RSVP link below!

When: Tuesday, October 1712:30-1:30 p.m.  (With lunch!)
Where: Marie Mount Hall 2407

Featured Speaker: Paul Monteiro, UMD alumnus.  Past positions include National Director, AmeriCorps VISTA; Acting Director, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice; Public Engagement Advisor, The White House; Deputy Director of Religious Affairs, Presidential Inaugural Committee; etc. Paul currently serves as Chief of Staff for the President of Howard University, and he is also running for County Executive in Prince George’s.  At UMD, Paul has given Honors seminars, gave a blockbuster keynote speech for the Honors Convocation last year, and gave a galvanizing keynote speech for the inaugural meeting of the Federal and Global Fellows Alumni Group!  Paul also received a citation from the National Security Council for his work on international projects including the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and refugee resettlement.

Paul Monteiro will talk with students about his career—including working at the White House and for AmeriCorps—and about his passion for politics and public service.  He will give tips for success and for making a difference in the world.  He will be very open to questions of all kinds! 

He also has internship opportunities and can talk about how to craft successful internship (and job) applications!

Event cosponsored by the Federal and Global Fellows Programs with CAPC, the Center for American Politics and Citizenship!

Please RSVP here: RSVP 

Live Entrepreneurship with the Hinman CEOs Program

Applications for Fall 2018 due 11/12 via https://hinmanconnect.umd.edu/prospective.aspx
As the nation’s first living-learning entrepreneurship experience, the Hinman CEOs Program selects entrepreneurially-minded students from all academic disciplines to join a unique community to explore and practice innovation. Students live together, learn about entrepreneurship, and can launch new ventures. The mission of the Hinman CEOs Program is to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, create a sense of community and cooperation, and develop ethical leaders.

Applications are open until November 12th for freshmen and sophomore students of all majors to join the fall 2018 cohort.  To learn more, visit hinmanceos.umd.edu.

Internship with the National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. NPF’s advocacy team serves as the public policy and government relations office for the national foundation, overseeing advocacy work being done at the federal, state, and local levels.

Job Summary
NPF is seeking a motivated college student for our Advocacy Intern position. He or she will have the opportunity to witness the legislative and regulatory processes first-hand and contribute to the advocacy team’s mission through research, writing, outreach, and administrative duties. This part-time position is based in Alexandria, VA and is available immediately.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of formularies in the Medicaid and Individual Marketplace in assigned regions as it relates to treatment of psoriatic disease 
  • Attend events hosted by Administration, Congress, and other stakeholder organizations 
  • Support planning, preparing materials for, and attending advocacy events, including the annual Federal Lobby Day in D.C. 
  • Support of advocacy social media and communication channels 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Qualifications:

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail 
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally with a focus on public policy, public health, non-profit management, or related field 
  • Self-starting attitude 
  • Commitment of 15-20 hours per week 
  • Past experience in health policy, legislative office, campaign or non-profit office a plus 


How to Apply: Please forward resume and cover letter to Kolson@psoriasis.org. Specify “Advocacy Internship” in the subject of your email.

How to Lead an Impactful Life in the Community and in the Political Arena--and the Versatility of a Law Degree!

When: Tuesday, October 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (With lunch munchies)
Where: Marie Mount Hall 2407
Please RSVP here: RSVP 

Featured Speaker: Paul Monteiro, UMD alumnus. Past positions include National Director, AmeriCorps VISTA; Acting Director, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice; Public Engagement Advisor, The White House; Deputy Director of Religious Affairs, Presidential Inaugural Committee; etc. Paul currently serves as Chief of Staff for the President of Howard University. At UMD, Paul has given Honors seminars and gave the keynote speech for the Honors Convocation last year. Paul also received a citation from the National Security Council for his work on international projects including the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and refugee resettlement.

Paul Monteiro will talk with students about his career—including working at the White House and for AmeriCorps—and about his passion for politics and public service. He will give tips for success and for making a difference in the world. He will be very open to questions of all kinds!

He also has internship opportunities and can talk about how to craft successful internship (and job) applications!

Event cosponsored by the Federal and Global Fellows Programs with CAPC, the Center for American Politics and Citizenship

Friday, October 13, 2017

Actuarial Assistant (Full-Time)


GEICO is seeking highly-motivated individuals committed to an actuarial career to join us as an Actuarial Assistant. This career track is well suited for mathematics, economics and actuarial science majors, or those majoring in a related field emphasizing strong quantitative and analytical skills.

We offer opportunities in two key areas – pricing and reserving. As a pricing actuary, you will assist in setting rates for our various insurance products. In reserving, you’ll help determine the amount of money GEICO needs to hold in reserve in order to make future payments on existing claims. Many actuaries rotate between the pricing and reserving areas to develop a well-rounded company and career perspective.

Actuaries make proposals to assist the company with properly managing its risk. On a typical day, this may include extracting and analyzing premium and loss data, using computer and statistical programs, evaluating results for reasonability and communicating observations to various teams to help achieve bottom-line goals.

GEICO’s actuaries do more than crunch numbers – they tackle a variety of problems such as creating business strategies, developing and enhancing products, presenting proposals to management and forecasting and assessing industry trends. Actuaries are key members of GEICO’s management team, as a wide range of important decisions are based on their projections and professional opinions.


An important part of an actuary’s professional development involves advancing through a series of exams offered by the Casualty Actuarial Society. At GEICO, we provide you with up to 115 paid study hours per exam along with opportunities to take review courses, financial support for CAS exams, onsite quiet rooms for studying and an exam coordinator to assist with exam processes. As you pass your exams, you may be eligible for raises and first-time passing bonuses!


Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, economics, actuarial science, statistics, or a related field 
• A cumulative and in-major GPA of at least 3.0 and 3.2, respectively
• Proven quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving abilities

• Highly effective communication skills
• Strong computer skills, including Excel and some programming knowledge
• Demonstrated leadership potential
• At least one actuarial exam, and a commitment to take and pass the remaining exams
• A desire to live in the Washington, DC area


For more information and to apply, alums can search the position in Careers4Terps, ID # 165271

Spring Internship with EMILY’s List


EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters.

Duties may include:
• Working with the communications department to create and maintain press lists;

• Sustaining communication with Friends of EMILY monthly donors and tracking donor requests;
• Working closely with departments on event logistics and planning;
• Participating in weekly digital team content brainstorms;

• Helping design branded email marketing graphics to raise money for EMILY’s List and our endorsed candidates;
• Organizing and maintaining candidate information files;
• Assist with check processing procedures in order to meet FEC compliance requirements;

• Preparing candidate and opponent background research memos;
• Researching voting rules, regulations and timelines in key states.

The ideal candidate must be incredibly organized; able to work both independently and on a team; able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment; and show strong attention to detail. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. We seek candidates with the ability to make good judgment and maintain confidentiality. An interest in electing pro-choice Democratic women required.

Learn more and apply at: http://www.emilyslist.org/internship.

Spring 2018 applications are now open. The deadline to submit is Friday, Nov 3rd. Applications will be reviewed after the indicated deadline. No calls, please. All internships are located in Washington, DC. EMILY’s List pays a stipend of up to $300 per month for Summer interns and up to $150 per month for Fall/Spring interns to offset travel and meal expenses associated with the internship. A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required for all internships.


For more information and to apply, please search for the internship in Careers4Terps by entering the position’s ID number: 165327



Navy Athletic Department Student Internship

 The Navy Sports Athletic Development Team seeks to find Spring 2018 interns. The internship is designed to approximate the Spring, January-May. This internship will give you broad-based exposure to many facets of the complex and rewarding field of intercollegiate athletic development. Our goal is to provide interns with concrete skills, meaningful work experience and substantive work product that will benefit them in their pursuit of a career in intercollegiate athletic development.

Job Description: This unique internship consists of three basic elements: event management, operational and administrative support and a capstone research project.
-Assist in event management
-Assist the Athletic Development Team in the creation/implementation of programming.
-Lead an independent research effort on a mutually agreed upon topic that will benefit the industry and Navy athletics development.
-Other daily assignments as administered and assigned by the Athletic Development Team.

Benefits:
-College Credit (as approved by your institution)
-Access to all events worked
-Great resume experience
-Gain knowledge and experience in athletic development and game management
-Complimentary merchandise and apparel when available
-Be involved with one of the premier Division 1 athletic programs in the country
-Networking opportunities

Requirements:
-Students must be energetic, responsible, organized and motivated to assist the Navy Sports Athletic Development Team in carrying out the development plan for one of the top intercollegiate athletic programs in the country.
-Students are expected to hold consistent office hours each week (we will work with your schedule).
-Handle event/game day responsibilities as assigned.
-Have competent computer skills in excel and word.

For more information contact Matt Goff, Assistant Director - Development at matt.goff@usna.com.

To apply, interested students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 156379