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.