Friday, December 25, 2015

10 Career-Related Things to Accomplish Over Break

When you’re all done relaxing and recharging this break, tackling some (or all) the items on this list is bound to help you get ahead of the game for your job search.
1. Work on your resume. No, it’s less fun than waiting for the marshmallows to melt in your hot chocolate, but if you can get over this hurdle you’re doing your future self a huge favor.
2. Update your LinkedIn Profile. Sometimes the best way to get noticed is a passive one. Update your LinkedIn profile with your most current activities and work experiences. Make sure to incorporate popular words in your industry so that your profile shows up in relevant searches more often.
3. Set up some Careers4Terps search agents. Did you know you can set up searches in Careers4Terps that will automatically alert you whenever a new relevant job is posted? Set them up now and they’ll do the work for you later.
4. Add career events to your calendar. It’s hard to add events last minute when you’ve already committed to dozens of other things. Move your future to a higher notch on the priority list by checking our calendar early so that they aren’t competing with life’s other events later.
5. Research the industries you’re interested in. We pay for Vault (accessible through Careers4Terps) so that you don’t have to. Check out the information Vault compiles on industries you and future Terps will be working in.
6. Practice interviewing. InterviewStream allows you to practice interviewing from the comfort of your own home. Try it out on a day you’d rather stay in.
7. Follow industry leaders on social media. Find industry professionals with a lot of insight and follow them (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are all great places to start). See what it’s like and, if you’re comfortable, reach out to them to learn more.
8. Find a mentor. UMD Alumni love to give back in meaningful ways. Log into the UMD Alumni Advisors Network to find mentors in your fields of interest and expand your network with meaningful connections.
9. Talk to friends and family about your plans. It isn’t always the most fun thing to answer over dinner, but it’s much different if you start the conversation. Make sure people know your professional intentions and interests. You never know who could help you in the future.
10. Read news on your industry. Stay current on developments in the fields you might work in one day. Understanding how the field relates to the grand scheme of things and how things are changing will put you in a better position in interviews and job searches down the road.

Apply to BSOS College Scholarships for 2016-2017!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 29, 2016. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2016 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit: 

Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:

Attn: Margaret Doyle
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to  

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to Thank you!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Spring Paid International Humanitarian Law, Public Education Internship

The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities. 

The Internship

The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students internship opportunities at our Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in chapters across the country through our Internship Program. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects.

The overall aim of the program is to attract a pool of diverse, skilled, enthusiastic young professionals and provide them with an opportunity to build a long-term, substantive life-long relationship with the Red Cross.

The Intern, International Humanitarian Law, Public Education is a paid internship where candidates must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship. The opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

Basic Qualifications:

• Advanced undergraduate or graduate student in marketing, social marketing, communications, political science, international relations, or a related discipline.
• Must have strong written communication skills; computer skills, including familiarity with the Web and social media tools.
• Videography/editing preferred but not required
• Previous experience with grant research and writing; Strong interest in international issues and in IHL; Must be responsible, mature, able to work independently, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure; Willingness to do background research and perform general office duties, as required.

The Intern, International Humanitarian Law, Public Education will support our public education programs, including our large public events. The intern will work as part of a small team where he/she will gain hands on experience working with public education programs and with our public outreach activities in International Humanitarian Law.

Responsibilities include supporting the team’s outreach and promotion activities and events, including event outreach, drafting blog posts and short updates for our website, communicating through social media on IHL topics, grant research and writing, and assisting with the collection of best practices and performing follow-up activities to strengthen our networks and gather information for monitoring and reporting purposes.

Candidates will be considered for the Winter/Spring 2016 semester.

• 20 hours/week

To apply for this position, please apply online at

Study Abroad in Singapore with START

Below is an announcement about a short-term study abroad trip this summer with the START program.  Students will be studying abroad in Singapore Summer 2016.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ocean City Seasonal Positions Testing

Ocean City Maryland Police Department will conduct Applicant Testing on December 12 and 13, 2015

Testing Location:
Ocean City Elementary School
12828 Center Drive Ocean City, MD 21842

Positions Available:
(100) Seasonal Police Officers
(50) Seasonal Public Safety Aides
(20) Seasonal Communications Operators

Additional information about OCPD Testing/ Hiring process is available at

If you have any questions, please contact Ocean City Police at (410) 723-6612 or by email at

Joseph Mitchell Scholarship - Spring 2016

Image result for Joseph Mitchell ScholarshipThe Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at our institution may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance.  Scholarships will be awarded each fall and each spring semester to one or more deserving students.  Applications and nominations for Spring 2016 award are being accepted through January 10, 2016.  For more information and to apply for the scholarship, please 

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in Fall 2016!

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at:

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Monday, February 22, 2016.

Lasy Day of Classes is December 11th

The Last Day of Classes for the Fall 2015 semester is Friday, December 11, 2015.

***This is also the last day to withdraw from all Fall 2015 courses, which must be done in-person at the Registrar’s Office in the Mitchell Building.***

Don’t forget to complete your course evaluations at

If you are graduating, see information about the ceremonies at

Good Luck on Finals!

Reading Day is Saturday, December 12th 
Final Exams begin on Monday, December 14th and run through Saturday, December 19th.

You can Check your exam times and locations by going to Testudo and clicking on “Final Exam Schedule” or check your syllabi!

Information Session: UMD Summer Institute in Arabic & Persian

The University of Maryland's School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Summer Language Institute offers language and culture programs for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students of Arabic and Persian. These programs run for approximately 10 weeks from June 1 - August 5, 2016.  

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: St. Mary's Hall, Multipurpose Room
Contact: UMD Summer Language Institute (301) 405-9266 and/or 

Application Open for Study Abroad Summer and Fall 2016

Applications are now open for both Summer and Fall 2016 Study Abroad Programs!

Innovation & Social Change for BSOS Majors - I–Series & Scholarship-in-Practice course (in CP)

***Please see Dr Stickle for permission to register for this course.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hang in There!--De-Stress Week

Hang in There!
The semester's end is SO close!  Hang in there.  Need a mental break?
Come hang out in the De-Stress Lounge this week!  Open Monday - Thursday (8:30am-8:30pm). In the ping pong room.
Board games, Wii, Free Coffee (10am-12pm, 4-6pm).
Make a card for a hospitalized kid.  Color a picture. Get a free back massage.  You know you want to!

Summer Development and Internship Program

Interested in learning more about fundraising and working at a non-profit?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Global Terrorism Minor

***Please  note you must have FOUR (4) semesters remaining to apply for the minor.

Have you ever wondered why terrorists attack or how communities can better respond to the threat of terror? Do you want to learn more about terrorism or work in the homeland security field after you graduate? Then check out the Global Terrorism Minor here at UMD!
The Global Terrorism Minor merges academic study of the causes and consequences of terrorism and responses to terrorism with practical experience in research or in the field of homeland security to craft a knowledge base and skillset in our students that prepares them to become the next generation of terrorism researchers and policy makers upon graduation! Applications are due no later than 5pm on February 26th.

For more information on the program, application, and START generally, check out the attached flier, or visit: Additionally, there will be an information session held on Thursday, December 10 at 5pm in room 1122 of Jimenez Hall where more information will be provided and questions will be answered. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to with any questions in the meantime.

Get Credit for Creating Social Change--In College Park

Registration is now open for the Do Good Challenge courses! Register for BSOS388B - Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now and learn about the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship through this dynamic and unique class. Course projects will include participation in the Do Good Challenge where teams will have the chance to win money and prizes for the solutions they develop. This course also satisfies a Scholarship in Practice and I-Series requirement. Learn more here.

Friday, November 27, 2015

USG Spring Scholarships - Priority deadline--Nov 30!

USG Scholarships
USG Spring Scholarships - Now Available

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. APPLY TODAY!!! 

Questions?  Email here

The priority deadline to submit the application is November 30th.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Political Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

Subject: Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

In the last seven years, we've seen a lot of big changes in this country. After helping elect Barack Obama, progressive leaders and activists were able to implement the largest change in healthcare availability in over 100 years. We've seen marriage equality go from 6 states to the entire nation. We've seen Hawaii become the first state to ban plastic grocery bags, and three states ban fracking. That's a great start, but there's a lot of work left to do. It's still legal in 29 states to fire someone from their job just because of their sexual orientation. Women's reproductive healthcare is under constant attack,threatening access to basic healthcare services for millions of American women. The effects of global climate change are becoming more pronounced and severe, and time to do anything about it is running out.

Grassroots Campaigns is a national, progressive political consulting firm specializing in running face‐to‐face field campaigns. Over the next year, our activists will reach millions of people all across the country to talk about the issues and call those people to action, inspiring millions to act by giving donations, time, and energy to top organizations working on the issue. We're currently partnering with groups like the ACLU, The Nature Conservancy, Doctors Without Borders, and many others. In 2016, we'll also be working in key states across the country to elect candidates who will advance progressive issues.

We're Hiring! Grassroots Campaigns is looking to interview interested students to join our teams as Canvass Directors and Assistant Canvass Directors. We're already running campaigns in major cities across the country, and we'll be launching new projects in places like Minnesota, Florida, Texas, and Arizona as we build towards 2016. There is no better time get involved and shape the next generation of activists that will take this country in a more progressive direction and see change on issues that matter now. Alex will be on College Park campus from December 1st to 3rd meeting with interested candidates and holding interviews. Students who are interested should contact Alex directly:

Alex Doherty



We are also hiring undergraduates to work on our campaigns as Field Managers. These jobs are a great way to get involved on the campaign and have a huge impact before you graduate. We hire students to work part time during the school year, and we will be considering applicants who want to work on campaigns next summer as well. Go to‐app [3] to apply!

Please visit our website, [4], for more information about current and past campaigns. Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Amnesty International, the ACLU, Oxfam America, Doctors Without Borders, the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Equality California, Lambda Legal, Freedom to Marry, the Southern Poverty Law Center, VoteVets, the Democratic National Committee, [5] Political Action, Repower America, Working America, Common Cause, and the Center for American Progress, and Save the Children.(Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Seeking College Graduate for Entry Level Paralegal Position

Are you a recent college graduate thinking about a career in law? Finkelstein Thompson LLP, a fast-paced Georgetown boutique law firm, is taking applications for one full-time entry-level paralegal position, to begin immediately.
Responsibilities include researching and writing factual memorandum in support of litigation, copy editing and cite checking court documents, client intake, monitoring news reports, assisting lawyers preparing for depositions and court appearances, and managing the firm’s online marketing and presence. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of managing substantial responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. Strong research, writing, and proofreading experience are a must. Knowledge of Wordpress and Westlaw/Lexis-Nexis a plus. Applicant must have a BA/BS or other 4-year degree.
Finkelstein Thompson specializes in the representation of plaintiffs in securities, consumer fraud and antitrust litigation and has developed an extensive class action practice in federal and state courts nationwide, earning a reputation for successful and thorough representation of class clients against some of the largest corporations in the country. Feel free to review our web page at
This position carries with it a $35,000 annual salary and a benefits package. For consideration, please send a cover letter, current resume, transcripts and references to Rosalee B.C. Thomas.  Apply here.

Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences

ATTENTION JUNIORS!! Are you a planning to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social studies? Do you have an outstanding academic record? Do you have a high degree of financial need?

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the humanities and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional, demonstrated academic ability who have a high degree of financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA process. [For example, receiving or qualifying for a Pell Grant would indicate a high degree of financial need.]

The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, or social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study next fall 2016 and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2016 and August 2017.

FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented master’s and Ph.D. studies in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs of any kind ARE NOT supported.

FINANCIAL NEED: Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need as revealed through the FAFSA process.

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by January 22, 2016.

Learn more about the Beinecke program by contacting Dr. Leslie Brice at the National Scholarships Office at

Who may apply: To be eligible for the Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.8 will be required for nomination; exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.

  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Have firm plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences after graduation.

  • Be a United States citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • Be a Pell Grant recipient as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Award Amount: Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Duration: Scholars must utilize all funding within five years.

Campus Deadline: January 22, 2016. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.

Interested in a Gap Year Engaged in Public Service Abroad or in the US? Apply for the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Recently, three past award recipients have won an unsolicited, prestigious McArthur “genius” grant; been named U. S. Surgeon General; and been recognized as a Forbes “30 Under 30” entrepreneur.

Proposals Requested
Students are encouraged to develop their own proposals for public service in the U.S. or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by the student alone or working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. Project summaries of prior award winners and FAQs are posted at:

Along with the application, please submit:
1. A brief abstract of the proposal (no more than 100 words)

2. Proposal in 1,000 words or less, including:
   a. Brief statement of need for the project (no more than a few sentences)
   b. Specific measurable target objectives
   c. Schedule for project tasks
   d. Sustainability of the project

3. Budget (your application will be viewed more favorably if a significant portion of the funds is devoted to your project; award monies not to be used for student loan repayment).

4. Three letters of recommendation (each one-page only)

5. Transcript (official)

6. Résumé

Eligibility All graduating students from accredited U.S. colleges are invited to
apply by January 19, 2016. 

Click here for more details.

2015 Award WinnersYasmine Arrington created a nonprofit entitled ScholarCHIPS (Scholarships for Children of Incarcerated Parents) to provide mentoring and financial help to high school graduates who wish to pursue a college degree. The students she aims to help have a parent or parents in prison and are position of financial hardship and bear the burden of prejudice associated with the parent's incarceration. 

Shadrack Frimpong will establish and build a tuition-free Model School for Girls in Tarkwa Bremen, Ghana, where none currently exists. Using an innovative approach to female education and rural empowerment, the school will be sustained through the sale of farm products (cocoa and palm). A classroom, community library, and bio-latrine will be part of the project. Vocational skills, as well as traditional skills, will be included. 

Kathyrn Amelia Watts will develop and implement a program for Ashraya Initiative for Children in Pune, India, focused on providing greater economic opportunity for the most disadvantaged families (Wagh
ri and Sikhligar castes) through practical education and skills training. 

December Grads--Entry Level Position with Vera Institute of Justice, Center on Immigration and Justice

 The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice seeks a Program Analyst to work in its Washington, DC office with its Unaccompanied Children Program – a national network that provides legal information and pro bono assistance to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings, both in, and released from, federal custody. The Unaccompanied Children Program is responsible for managing this network, including monitoring compliance with subcontracts, determining and promoting best practices, and providing technical assistance to subcontractors.

The Program Analyst will work closely with all program staff in carrying out the following duties:
§ Provide administrative support to the project and the Program Director;
§ Monitor, review and analyze quantitative and qualitative program information received from program partners and other stakeholders;
§ Monitor, review and analyze billing invoices from program partners;
§ Conduct background research on issues related to unaccompanied children and distill key findings into written communications;
§ Manage, update and maintain aspects of the project’s technical assistance website that serves as a repository for the project’s materials and resources;
§ Assist in planning, preparing for, and taking notes at meetings, conference calls, webinars, on-site training programs, and conferences;
§ Assist in the review, editing, and development of program materials;
§ Assist in preparing reports to government partners;
§ Assist in stakeholder relations and communications;
§ Brainstorm project ideas to build upon past and current work in the area of unaccompanied children; and
§ Assist on other projects as assigned.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
§ Bachelor’s degree;
§ A demonstrated interest in or knowledge of immigration, or children’s rights, issues;
§ Ability to work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team;
§ Strong oral and written communication skills;
§ Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), and other computer skills;
§ Strong multi-tasking abilities and organizational skills;
§ Experience with “know your rights” and other community education initiatives is a plus;
§ Fluency in Spanish is a strong plus (proficiency in other languages is a plus).

Low to mid-40’s, based on experience, with excellent benefits.

To Apply

Online submission in PDF format is preferred.
Application deadline: November 30, 2015
However, applications will be considered after the deadline, on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.