Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship application

The Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship application deadline is Friday, May 2!

These scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham, T. Rowe Price Foundation, and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be provided.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application are available at Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

University-Wide Spring Commencement

Spring Graduates--pick up your commencement tickets from the Office of Student Services. 


Spring Commencement activities will be held on May 22 and 23, 2014.  The President will confer degrees at the campus-wide Commencement ceremony, which will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 22, in the Comcast Center, and will last approximately one and a half hours.  Individual ceremonies will be held throughout the campus on Thursday afternoon and Friday.

As you make your plans to participate in these ceremonies to honor our graduates, I would like to remind you of several pertinent matters.

There will be a full processional at the campus-wide Commencement ceremony in Comcast beginning at 9:20 am.  All seats for students, faculty, and staff participating in the procession will be provided on the floor in front of the platform.   The faculty and staff are asked to assemble in academic regalia in Room 0601, The Pavilion, on the ground floor of Comcast starting at 9:00 am in order to follow the students in the processional promptly at 9:20 am.  The faculty and staff, in academic regalia, may enter Comcast by using Gate C (lower level entrance located to the right of the large staircase in front of Comcast).  A Terp Host and a volunteer will be located at the door to direct you to the Pavilion.  Coats, purses and other possessions may be left safely in the robing room during the ceremony, but I ask that you use your judgment when leaving any articles of value.

Special arrangements can be made for the participation of individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Special Events at campus extension 54638.

For the campus-wide ceremony, you may park in one of the surface lots or the parking garage adjacent to the Comcast Center without a special permit.

Parking on campus for the Thursday afternoon and Friday ceremonies will be free and no special permits are required.

Please encourage students to attend the full range of Commencement events:  the campus-wide ceremony on Thursday morning, as well as their individual school or college ceremony on Thursday afternoon or Friday.

Doctoral students who are participating in the ceremonies should be reminded that they must purchase the doctoral hood at the bookstore and bring it to their respective graduations for the hooding ceremony. 

For additional information regarding the Commencement ceremonies, please visit the Commencement website at

Private Detective Agency Seeking Applicants for Full Time Positions

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 07:12 AM PDT
A Maryland based private detective agency is seeking applicants for a full time position. The agency specializes in insurance fraud and related investigations.  Below are some details about the agency and the position.
§ The agency works for doctors, hospitals, defense attorneys, and insurance carriers.
§ The position is primarily responsible for conducting video surveillance of individuals who have filed a claim alleging injury.
§ The agency is willing to train new employees from the ground up.
§ The agency will supply all equipment necessary to complete the job.
§ The training period is three weeks and during the training period new employees will learn how to set up and conduct mobile surveillance and obtain video evidence.
§ The initial three week training program is free and the agency does not collect any fees, but the applicant is not on payroll and will not be paid for the training.
§ Once the applicant has successfully completed the three week course, they will be added to payroll and training will continue.
§ Full time, first year investigators will have a compensation package in the mid 40’s to low 50’s.
§ Applicants must have a reliable vehicle that blends in.
§ The applicant must be able to work at a variety of times.
§ The applicant must be able to work independently.
If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to, please no phone calls. The agency will respond to every resume via e-mail.  Applicants will be sent additional information about the job and its requirements once the agency has received your resume.  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Complete your course evaluations

Posted: 28 Apr 2014 12:34 PM PDT

Learn about Study Abroad--Tuesday May 6 2pm

Please join us to learn about your opportunities for study abroad .  Study abroad programming is growing in popularity and doesn't need to cost you anything.  Options range from week long to semester long experiences. Hope you can join us!

When: Tuesday May 6 2:00pm
Where: III-3240
See attached flyer for more details

Sweet treats will be provided to celebrate another great year for USG CCJS  students!

Looking to meet Scholarship in Practice degree requirement?

IMPORTANT - for all of you that are following GenEd degree requirements we have great news! There is a class that's being offered on campus this Fall - BMGT461, Entrepreneurship, that will meet your Scholarship in Practice requirement! Please see the class details below and register NOW while there are seats still available. You do not need to get special permission to register for this course!
BMGT461 - Entrepreneurship
Section - SG92
Professor Andrew Sherman
M 6:30pm-9:10pm
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business. 
This is a GREAT opportunity to meet Scholarship in Practice degree requirement without having to go to the main campus! Don't miss out!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Last Chance! MC Sheriff's Office Strangulation Training--Tues Apr 29 at USG

Please take the opportunity to participate in this event, sponsored by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.  They are excited about the possibly of CCJS students attending! Stop by!

DEA Student Forum at MC--REGISTER NOW

The DEA has partnered with Montgomery College to host its Third Annual Student Forum on April 30th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  (Attached is a copy of the event flyer.)  The event will host representatives from the DEA and six additional federal law enforcement agencies.  Students will have the opportunity to attend a discussion panel with representatives from the Office of Personnel Management and the various federal agencies.  In the afternoon we will have breakout sessions that the students can attend to learn more about the specific agencies represented.  

If students are interested in attending they must register at  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Graduation Spring 2014 Informaton

Hello Graduating Seniors!
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Hopefully you’ve had a relaxing break and are back in the swing of things as we close out the Spring 2014 semester.  If you plan on participating in the 2014 CCJS Commencement Ceremony, please read the important announcements below, and forward this information to any and all interested parties.

The CCJS Departmental commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:00PM in the Cole Student Activities Building.  The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.  All students participating in the commencement ceremony must arrive by 1:00PM.  This should give students enough time to travel from the Comcast Center to Cole if they are planning on attending the campus-wide commencement ceremony the same day.  Additional information about the location of the student meeting room will be provided as the date approaches.

No tickets are required for the CCJS departmental ceremony.  You are welcome to invite as many guests as you would like to the individual ceremony. 

The campus-wide university ceremony will be held the same day at 10:00AM in the Comcast Center.  Tickets are required for guests at this ceremony.  Information about the campus-wide ceremony can be found at

Free parking for you and your guests will be available in any numbered lot or parking garage on campus.  Recommended parking closest to Cole is available in Lots 1, Z, and the Union Lane Parking Garage.  There are handicapped parking spots available in these lots and directly in front of Cole, but spaces are limited.

For guests with a state issued handicapped placard or those guests who require a wheel chair accessible entrance will be able to park in in a designated parking area. If this applies to anyone in your family please email by May 1, 2014 to be added to the parking list. Please note this in the subject line of your e-mail.

Disabled guests and/or families with baby strollers needing to avoid stairs should enter Cole through the David C. Driskell Center (located to the left of the main entrance) or through the West Entrance (adjacent to the tennis courts).  Wheelchair accessible seating is available along the upper concourse of Cole.  Guests should see an Usher (in a yellow jacket) or a commencement volunteer (wearing name tags) when you arrive for assistance.  If additional accommodations are needed, such as sign-language interpreter, please send an e-mail to as soon as possible.

Cap, Gowns, and Announcements
In order to participate in the commencement ceremonies, students must purchase academic regalia at the University Book Center.  Please note that the undergraduate CCJS majors earn a Bachelor of Arts, not science.  The University Book Center is the official supplier of commencement regalia for the university, with Oak Hall as the official provider. Caps, gowns, hoods, tassels, invitations, diploma frames and other commemorative accessories are available in the center.

Additional and up to date information for both the CCJS and University commencements can be found at

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hey Seniors....

USG Scholarship Application

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for undergraduate students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. APPLY TODAY!!! The priority deadline to submit this application if Friday, May 30, 2014.  For more information please visit or email

MC Sheriff's Office Strangulation Training--FREE, Tuesday Apr 29 at USG

Please take the opportunity to participate in this event, sponsored by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.  They are excited about the possibly of CCJS students attending! RSVP to Dr. Stickle at ASAP.

New Smith School Accounting Graduate Programs with Forensics Component

Also, below is the URL of the website and a URL of a news release.  Interested students should contact LeAnne Dagnall (301-405-8834) who is Associate Director of Admissions for masters programs.

DEA Student Forum at MC--April 30

The DEA has partnered with Montgomery College to host its Third Annual Student Forum on April 30th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  (Attached is a copy of the event flyer.)  The event will host representatives from the DEA and six additional federal law enforcement agencies.  Students will have the opportunity to attend a discussion panel with representatives from the Office of Personnel Management and the various federal agencies.  In the afternoon we will have breakout sessions that the students can attend to learn more about the specific agencies represented.  I am waiting on the finalized list of agency participants.  I know the DEA was seeking participation from the FBI, ATF, US Secret Service, IRS, ICE, and US Park Police.  I can forward that to your attention once I receive it. 

If students are interested in attending they must register at 

Interested in Sentencing--here's the summer internship for you!

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 01:02 PM PDT

Federal Semester and Global Semester still accepting applications!

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 01:09 PM PDT
Want college credit for an internship in Washington D.C.? Interested in Homeland Security and/or global policy issues? Intrigued by the idea of a career in public service? Apply now to the Federal Semester Programor the Global Semester Program in D.C.

Both programs combine a fall seminar in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Some of our concentrations include: Homeland and National Security Policy, Responses to Global Challenges, and U.S. Diplomacy and Public Policy-making. Past internship locations include: the Department of Homeland Security, the House Committee on Homeland Security, Helios Global, and the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).  Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

For details and an application form, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, (301) 314-0261. Dr. Joan Burton, Director. Second wave of applications will be reviewed May 13. Rolling admissions thereafter.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Help yourself get a job with the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Federal Resume Writing and Interview Techniques
Wednesday, April 23, 12:00 – 1:30pm, Bldg. III-4212
How to Find and Apply to Federal Jobs (Navigating the USAJOBS website)
Monday, April 28, 12:00 – 1:30pm, Bldg. III-4212
Hosted by the UMBC Political Science Students. Snacks will be provided. 
Please attend this 2-part session presented by DeShan Mingo from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The first workshop will provide participants with information on how best to write a resume that highlights strengths and accomplishments. Learn what information to include on the resume, tips to market yourself, and how to describe your experiences. Also, interviewing techniques will be discussed. You will leave knowing the types of questions that will be asked and how to respond. 

The second workshop focuses on the Pathways Internship Program for college students and recent grads. Participants will learn how to create a USAJOBS account, navigate the site and search for jobs, and tailor their search to particular geographic areas.

CRIMSA Clean UP--Tuesday April 22

DJS Case Management Specialist I position Announcement

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 08:44 AM PDT

U.S. Secret Service Event--5/12 in CP

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 08:58 AM PDT

Are you interested in an opportunity to pursue a career with the US Secret Service?
Attendees will have a chance to meet U.S. Secret Service hiring managers, human resource specialist and actual law enforcement recruiters. At this event, the following opportunities will be available:
§ A Division of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education, State of Maryland representative will be available on-site (booth) to assist with potential IWDs/IWTDs and Schedule A applicants.
§ U.S. Secret Service EEO and Diversity Team available to answer questions
§ Certified Federal Resume Writer available to assist with the resume reviews. We will have three Resume Reviewers on-site in a private room.
§ Interview will be available for hiring managers who choose to interview on site
§ Actual hiring managers seeking potential highly qualified applicants for areas such as IT, EEO, Instructional Systems Specialists, Contract Specialists, etc.
§ We have a designated HR Specialist compiling job vacancies specifically for this career fair!

RSVP soon as possible if you intend on participating by emailing:

Listed below is a sampling of position titles and responsibilities (this is not an inclusive listing):
Criminal Research Specialist
Financial Management Specialist
Fingerprint Specialist
Human Resources Specialist
Investigative Analyst (Criminal Research)
Management and Program Analyst
Personnel Security Specialist
Public Affairs Specialist
Training Development Specialist
Contract Specialist
Document Analyst
Operations Research Specialist
Research Psychologist
Social Worker
Photographer (Forensics)
Protective Support Technician
Security Specialist (Access Control)
Physical Security Specialist

Need a Job? USG has you covered!

Click here for two exciting job opportunities:  Part-Time Scheduling Assistant and Student Worker.  Good luck with your application and let Dr. Stickle know if you apply!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Terps Engaging in Service: Non-profit Internship/Career Panel & Networking--In CP

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 06:07 AM PDT
Are you interested in working in the non-profit sector? Are you looking for an internship or career in service? Attend this internship and career panel to hear from and network with professionals who work in local community based organizations!  There will be a panel discussion, followed by networking round tables. Food and drinks will be provided.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Career Center & The President's Promise 3100 Hornbake

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Strangulation Conference at USG-April 29

Please take the opportunity to participate in this event, sponsored by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.  They are excited about the possibly of CCJS students attending! RSVP to Dr. Stickle at ASAP.

Fall 2014 Schedule--Other CP Courses

Included in this post are links to two documents:

  1. CCJS fall schedule--at this point all CCJS students may sign up for these courses first come first serve (pending necessary permissions).  You should sign up for courses as soon as possible as classes are filling up!  Here is the link to the fall:
  2. This link offers information on courses being offered by other UMCP programs at USG.  Please follow the directions on the link to request a spot on the wait list for any course that interests you.  Note that seat availability is not guaranteed for these courses and is based on availability after all students in that major have registered.  Thus you will likely not know if a seat has become available until a few days before classes.  Please sign up for courses offered by CCJS now.  You can drop them should you get into a course offered by another department in August.  Here is the link to these courses and instructions for getting on wait lists:

Middletown Delaware Police Department is Hiring!

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 06:44 AM PDT

Bright Futures: Internship Scholarship Fund--DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 06:51 AM PDT

In 2013, the University Career Center & The President's Promise awarded 80+ students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships. We are back at it again for Summer 2014!

If you are a student who has secured an unpaid Summer 2014 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency, you are eligible to apply to Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund.

To apply (submission deadline: April 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM):
Complete and have signed the Supervisor Statement of Agreement form (PDF). If you are selected to receive scholarship funds, the award will be credited to your University of Maryland Account by the Financial Aid Office.

For more information and to link to the Supervisor Statement of Agreement: