Friday, December 15, 2017

Save the date: Careers in Diplomacy Panel

Careers in Diplomacy Panel 
Monday, March 5, 2018 • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
University Career Center, 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing 

Interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in and around diplomacy. All students in attendance will have the opportunity to network one-on-one with the panelist and will receive a special resource detailing careers in the field of diplomacy. Confirmed panelists (4-6 organizations will be represented): 
  • Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America- Protocol Officer 
  • U.S. Department of State, Special Agent Diplomatic Security Service 
  • U.S. Department of State, Security Engineering Officer (e.g. SEO, Security Technical Specialist and Diplomatic Courier positions) 
All students must RSVP in order to ensure a spot is reserved. For additional information about this event: Contact Kristen Frese at, at the University Career Center.

December or Recent Grad Interested in Peace & Security? Apply to the Scoville Peace Fellowship!

Job Description
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, defense budget, diplomacy, and peacebuilding and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.


Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences; those with a graduate degree are also eligible to apply. They must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have engaged in advocacy as well as those who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
See our video describing how the Scoville Fellowship helps launch careers in international peace and security at

Application instructions

Salary and Benefits
Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $37,200 ($3,100 per month), and receive health insurance, mentoring, a small stipend to attend conferences or courses, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship. 
Application Deadlines 
Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018
Spring 2019 Fellowship: October 1, 2018
Submitting Applications
See for complete information and application requirements.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Middletown PD job postings

The Middletown Police Department is hiring for full-time police officers and Summer 2018 public safety aides. The 2018 application process has several mandatory dates, so please read through the process carefully. Applicants complete the following by 6:30 PM on January 5, 2018 in order to be considered:
All application materials can be emailed to and/or The study guide will be provided once the application and eligibility standards guide are received.

If you have any interest or questions, feel free to reach out to a recruiter:
In person: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Middletown Police Department 
Phone: 302-376-9950

Pickering Fellowships for State Dept. Foreign Service Careers

Are you aiming at a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State?

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. 

Deadline: January 18, 2018

**Members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.**

Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits:
  • Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service.
  • Up to $21,500 will be provided each academic year for two years for a Fellow’s tuition
  • Up to $16,000 stipend per academic year for two years for room and board, books/laboratory fees, and travel between the Fellow’s residence and university location
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

Only individuals who are United States citizens.
Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2018.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2020.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Final Exam Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle service between College Park and Shady Grove will run on its normal schedule on 12/11-12/14 and will also be available for the Friday and Saturday exams.  The Friday and Saturday shuttles are on an abbreviated schedule and will run as follows:

Friday, December 15
CP Departure Time - 6:50am
Arrive at USG by 7:45am
Arrive to CP by 8:45am

CP Departure Time - 9:15am
USG Departure Time - 10:15am
Arrive at CP by 11:05am

Saturday, December 16
CP Departure Time - 9:15am
Arrive at USG by 10:15am
Arrive to CP by 11:05am

CP Departure Time - 2:40pm
USG Departure Time - 3:45pm
Arrive at CP by 5:00pm
The bus is scheduled to be at the stop 5 minutes prior to departure time, and will leave promptly at the departure time. 

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Shuttle service will run the regular Monday-Thursday schedule Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19.  

No service after the 19th until the first day of classes, Wednesday, January 24.

NextBus alerts will be up to notify passengers.