Thursday, February 22, 2018

Job Opportunities: Asset Protection / Loss Prevention at Macy's

There are multiple Asset Protection jobs open at Macy’s that the manager is looking to fill immediately. Highly motivated students, women, and bilingual students are encouraged to apply. 

Anyone interested can send their resume to

Paid Summer Justice Policy Research Internship

The Urban Institute - Justice Policy Center is seeking a Research Intern who can work collaboratively on projects aimed to enhance and measure criminal justice response in the United States for the Summer 2018 term. The Summer Internship is a paid, 10 week program designed to provide students interested in research, public policy issues and organizational operations with rewarding and substantive work assignments that contribute to Urban’s mission.
The Justice Policy Center conducts research and evaluations to improve justice policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels. JPC conducts rigorous evaluations and in-depth data analyses, and give context to the data through interviews with individuals involved in the justice system at all levels. JPC also produce reports and provide technical assistance that translate complex research into actionable strategies to enhance the safety and well-being of individuals and communities. 
Intern Program Dates: May 21st - July 27th 2018
For more information about the Urban Institute, please visit To apply to this internship, and more information about the internship, please visiti the posting here.

USG Grammar Day – March 6th

Keep Clam & Proofread at USG Grammar Day!

All USG students, faculty, and staff are invited to USG’s annual USG Grammar Day on Tues., March 6th. Join us, eat some treats, win swag, and have fun with the English language and all its rules and quirks!

· From 12-2pm, come to the recreation center lounge (above the café) for Grammar Games, a chance to compete to win prizes by using your grammar knowledge.

· From 12:30-2pm, CAS will present a Workshop Blitz in Bldg. III's gameroom. CAS will offer three 20-minute long workshops, covering the following topics:
12:30: It’s Just a Phrase: Effective Phrasing
1:00:  Sentences and Sensibility: Writing Strong Sentences
1:30:  Gotta Catch’em All: Self-Editing Strategies

· From 5-6:00pm, catch our tabling activities again with Grammar After Dark. Look for us in building III!

Feel free to attend one, two, or all of the events, and enjoy some sweet treats to sweeten your syntax! We will also have raffles for Grammar Day t-shirts, mugs, and other fun grammar-related items. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Scholarship for Service

CCJSers— please see the message below from the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) program about a great scholarship opportunity.

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Attention Students!

The ACES Program at UMD is opening its applications for the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program. Applications open Monday, February 19th, and close Friday, March 16th.

This exciting scholarship provides funding for students at UMD completing the ACES Minor. Please check out the Scholarships webpage for more information!  

Benefits include:
  • Tuition and fees covered  
  • Annual stipend ($22,500), book and professional development allowance 
  • Health insurance reimbursement\
  • Internships and full-time government positions
Our first information session for interested students will be Friday, February 23rd at 11AM in Prince Frederick Hall, 1105. We hope to see you there! 

Jessica Harrington
ACES Program Coordinator

Monday, February 19, 2018

Fully-Funded Research Opportunity on the US/Mexico Border

The Immigration and Border Community – Research Experience for Undergraduates, is a unique opportunityto learn social science research methods while collaborating with local organizations to conduct in-depth research about the unique challenges faced by border communities in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico, El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.

The U.S. Mexico border is currently at the center of political controversy, one that has threatened to further disrupt border cities that were once closely integrated. Immigration is an important part of the Paso del Norte region and the increase in border enforcement has significant impacts not only on those passing through the border, but those who live here as well. This is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to learn social science research methods through hands-on collaboration with local organizations about border enforcement and its impacts on immigrants and border communities.

Work will be fully funded by the National Science Foundation and is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree or a variety of career paths. By collaborating closely with organizations already involved in advocacy for civil and human rights, such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Border Network for Human Rights, your work will have a greater impact. Sample topics include:
  • The impacts of repealing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Alleged abuse and mistreatment of migrants and community members by law enforcement
  • Asylum seekers in the borderlands: Access to due process and basic human rights
  • “Know Your Rights” campaigns
  • The history of community organizing and leadership development in the borderlands
Successful applicants will spend 10 weeks in the El Paso/Las Cruces/Ciudad Juárez region during the summer (May 21-July 28, 2018). Positions are fully funded by the NSF. Students will receive a stipend of $5000 and meal expenses. In addition, students traveling from outside the region will receive accommodation and $500 towards their travel expenses. We will also have several excursions, including a one-week intensive field-trip through the Arizona/Sonora borderlands.

For more information please contact Neil Harvey, (575) or Jeremy Slack, (915) 747-6530 

Requirements: At least sophomore standing in a social science discipline (Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Geography) or related field, GPA of at least 3.0, statement of interest indicating preparation and motivation for participating in this project, two reference letters, one of which must be from a student’s professor. Spanish language skills are preferred but not required.
Due to federal regulations students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or Permanent Residents.

Students must be currently enrolled; recent graduates are not eligible.  International travel is required. Students must have valid passports.
Send all materials to - Materials are due March 1st.

UMBC@USG Grad Programs Info Session

GIS Graduate Info Session
Thursday, March 8th 
6-7:30pm III-3230
During this information session, students will receive details about the program's curriculum and application process. RSVP Now!
Cybersecurity Graduate Info Session
Thursday, March 8th 
6-7:30pm III-3202
During this information session, students will receive details about the program's curriculum and application process. There's never been a better time to earn your professional degree in Cybersecurity with the industry's job growth.