Thursday, April 27, 2017

SEO Career Internship Program Information Session - Apr. 27th

Thu, April 27 at 6:00 pm
SEO Career Interview Workshop & Info Session with NABA UMD
Van Munching Hall – Room 1202

Thank you for your interest in SEO Career, the nation's premier pre-professional development and internship program providing Black, Hispanic and Native American undergrads with coaching, training and access to internships across multiple lines of business. Last summer, UMaryland had 3 students who attended SEO summer training and worked with our partner firms; this summer, 8 UMaryland students will participate in training and work with our partners! We have received over 200 applications from UMaryland students this year and are actively looking for sophomores and freshmen for Summer 2018 partner opportunities. SEO will be on campus this week and would love to meet you. Join us to learn how the SEO Career team can prepare you for internships with our banking and corporate partners including Goldman Sachs, IBM and BAML.

Food and refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend!

Apply to join BSOS Peer Mentors for Fall 2017!

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Federal/Global Fellows Program - Great for ECON Students!

Think a career in government and public service is only for government and politics majors? Think again! Federal agencies, nonprofits, and policy-related organizations are interested in your quantitative and analytical skillsets as they confront pressing issues. The Global Fellows and Federal Fellows Programs offer you a chance to take your skills out of the classroom and apply them in the real world. Apply today! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

Join a lively, engaged, and motivated student community! Both programs combine a fall seminar in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Our concentrations include Science Diplomacy, Homeland Security Policy, Health Policy, and Global Challenges. Past internship locations include Department of Energy, U.S. Census Bureau, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and Department of Treasury, among many others! Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers. The programs also feature one-on-one assistance in writing resumes, obtaining internships, etc.

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application

For details regarding the application requirements, go to http://federalfellows.umd.edu and/or http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Second wave of applications will be reviewed on May 5th. Rolling admissions thereafter.

**The internship portion of the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows program is accepted for the ECON-BA Experiential Learning Requirement. 

Free professional headshots for UMD students - May 2nd

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
11:00am - 1:00pm

3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

Stop in to our final photo event of the semester to get a free professional headshot for your professional profiles (Careers4Terps, LinkedIn, etc.)!

No appointments are necessary. This is a drop-in event. Expect to take 5-10 minutes out of your day. Our photographer will take three photos, and will email you the photo of your choice from the three options. We will only photograph you from the mid-chest and up, so feel free to bring a professional shirt but forego professional slacks or skirts.

You can expect your photo sent out within 5 business days post-event.

All attendees in line by 1 p.m. are guaranteed a photo.

This event is open to all UMD students, including graduate and post-doc Terps.
For additional information about this event contact Michelle Lopez-Mullins at mlopezmu@umd.edu.

Need help finding an internship?

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

Thursday, May 4, 2017 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, College Park, MD 20747


To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors.
  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews.
  3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field.

Know Japanese? Research Associate Position with the Council on Foreign Relations for May or Recent Grad

The Research Associate will work under the direction of a senior fellow on projects related to Japanese studies. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Providing logistical and administrative support to the fellow, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Coordinating events logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of written material 
  • Managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request.

CIA Internships and Fellowships

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Upcoming 4+1 Information Session


DUAL BACHELOR'S / MASTERS INFORMATION SESSION

Current Smith and BSOS students please join us to learn more about the 4+1 (Dual Bachelor's / Master's) programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

If you are interested in applying for the program to start in Fall 2017, this is your last chance for the semester to hear from admissions, advising and to ask any questions you may have.

Food will be provided!

The event is next Wednesday,April 26th from 5:00-6:00pm, co-hosted by Admissions and the Masters Programs Office (4+1 Advisor) in VMH 1307.

Register Here!


Summer 2017 Internships with Hyattsville Community Development Corporation

Organizational Overview: The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a local non-profit community-serving organization dedicated to the revitalization and sustainable development of Hyattsville, the Gateway Arts District, and neighboring Inner-Beltway communities. Founded in the Fall of 2000, our mission is to develop arts, entertainment and public spaces; spur economic development and the quality of community life; encourage widespread leadership for community revitalization; and to rebuild the city’s commercial corridors.

Position Overview: We are currently looking for energetic, dynamic undergraduate or graduate students. Interns will work closely with our staff to learn the ins and outs of a community development organization and serving a unique community. Potential candidates must be self-starters with strong communication skills, eagerness to learn, and comfort working in a small team (4 staffers) office environment.

Applicants are strongly advised to review our website to review current programs and projects.

Status: This is an unpaid, part- time internship with a flexible work schedule.

Duration: May 29th - August 25th, 2017

Required Application Materials: Resume and Cover Letter

Due Date for Applications: 4/26/2017

Tax Reform Panel with MD Delegate Healey at UMD

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Free GRE Practice Test Saturday, April 22nd

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person GRE practice test!

Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report.

The test is Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 AM-1:00PM in Tydings Hall 0117.

Space is limited - register today!  Registration link - http://bit.ly/umd2017gretest

ATTENTION: This will be the same version of the test provided last fall (October 2016).

Sustainable Development in the Age of Trump - Apr. 20th

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BSOS Orientation Peer Advisor Opportunity - Apply by Apr. 28th!

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Contact bsosorientation@gmail.com for more information or to receive an application.
Applications are due April 28th.

Diversity Abroad Celebration & Ice Cream Reception - May 10th

What: Education Abroad values and celebrates the diversity of the UMD study abroad student community, so please join us in celebrating the diverse identities of our alumni, outbound and prospective students. Programming will include:
  • Study Abroad Student Alumni Panel
  • Resources on internationalizing your degree and career from UMD campus resources
  • Special study abroad giveaways
  • A unique opportunity to celebrate the broad definition of diversity in international experiences with your peers!
  • Food (ice cream) will be served!

When: 6:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, May 10th

Where: H.J. Patterson Hall Global Crossroads

To RSVP, go to: ter.ps/EAdiversity

Friday, April 14, 2017

Recent or May Grad Fluent in Spanish & Portuguese? Research Assistant Position with McLarty Associates

McLarty Associates seeks a research assistant in the support team for the Latin America practice.

Responsibilities of the position include extensive research of public policy and business issues in the Latin American region, as well as global issues such as trade negotiations and multilateral fora.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate is a resourceful and accomplished researcher and an excellent writer with an understanding of international politics, economics, and business. He or she should have a strong background, demonstrated interest, and experience living or studying in the region, as well as fluency in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgment, interact comfortably with senior-level contacts, anticipate needs, adapt to demanding and fluid situations, and collaborate in a team environment. It is critical that the candidate is able to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to careers@maglobal.com.

Research Assistant with Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program for May or Recent Grad

Cities and metropolitan areas are the hubs of the national and global economy and the primary places where people seek jobs and opportunity. They are at the forefront of the major demographic and social changes confronting the nation.

Our mission at the Metropolitan Policy Program is to deliver research and solutions that help metropolitan leaders build an advanced economy that works for all. We collaborate, pursue integrated approaches, and embrace an affirmative vision of what’s possible in everything we do.

Our work exemplifies the Brookings values of quality, independence, and impact.

About the Research Assistant

The Metropolitan Policy Program seeks to hire Research Assistants to provide research assistance and administrative support in a broad range of focus areas, including – economic mobility, geography of poverty, economic competitiveness, labor market, regional economic performance and workforce.

The Research Assistant conducts high-quality research on public policy issues; organizes and analyzes large datasets; identifies appropriate data sources and responds to statistical/analytical queries from senior research staff; prepares tables, maps, graphics, and presentations on Program’s research findings; provides literature reviews and background memoranda. As needed, the Research Assistant also oversees travel and event logistics, constituent list management, expense reimbursements, and other administrative duties.

Army ROTC Scholarship - Apply by Apr. 25th

Army ROTC is seeking scholarship applicants for Fall 2017. An Army ROTC scholarship pays full tuition and fees, a monthly stipend and book allowance. Scholarships are especially available for members of the undergraduate Class of 2019 and prospective graduate students. Interested students should contact UMD Army ROTC at armyrotc@umd.edu no later than April 25th.

Amazon Global Operations Division Office Hours - Apr. 19th

Amazon Global Operations Division – Office Hours

Wednesday, April 19 | 1:30-4:30pm

Location: University Career Center, 3rd floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

For more information & to RSVP

Are you interested in motivating people?

Want a job where you’re constantly moving instead of sitting behind a desk all day?

Looking to be a Leader in a Global Operations?

Amazon is an exciting and fast paced company to work for that is continually evolving to meet the demands of our customers. Find out more by signing up for our office hours at the Career Center.

Please bring along your resume, we look forward to meeting you!

For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

Advanced Job Search Strategies - April 24th

Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00-1:00pm
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

In this workshop, we will go over essential search strategies for finding a great entry-level job. If you are graduating in May and do not have a job for post-graduation, come learn how to use your time effectively to maximize your opportunities just in time for graduation!
Whether you are just starting or are in the midst of your job search, this workshop is for you!

For additional information about this event contact Caroline Lee at clee91@umd.edu.

Need resume and career fair tips?

Uber U Career Workshops

Thursday, April 20 | 6-8pm
Location: 1717 Rhode Island Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20036


For more information & to RSVP

You are invited to our Uber U Career Workshops on Thursday, April 20th, 6:00pm-8:00pm at our Uber DC office!

Our first session will be focused on resume and career fair tips to help you stand out from the crowd. Recruiters will share valuable advice on what they look for in a resume and how to make the best impression at a career fair.

Our second session will help you navigate technical interviews. We know how daunting the interview process can be, trust us! We will review how to best prepare for a coding interview and walk through a live demo with our engineers.

Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards. The 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 parent and family donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.


Award criteria, instructions, and an online application can be found at https://terpfamily.umd.edu/mpfa-student-scholarship-award.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017.


Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or terpfamily@umd.edu.

Professional Etiquette Dinner - April 17th

Monday, April 17th

5:00pm – 7:00pm


Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise

As a student, are you prepared to put your best foot forward when you sit down with an employer at the dinner table? Would you like more information on how to best navigate using the forks, knives, spoons, plates, and glasses placed in front of you, without embarrassment? If so, this event is for you!

Employers often observe you during meals and social situations to see how you interact with others. This dining event is designed for you to learn and practice good table manners, helping you to be successful in your job and internship search and as a new professional. Come participate in this facilitated etiquette dinner, guaranteed to provide the guidance you need. Ms. Lauren Scott, a human resource specialist with the Department of Defense, has conducted numerous etiquette dining sessions, and will be our hostess for the evening.

The event is free, but space is limited. Please Note: If you register and do not attend, your student account will be charged a $25 fee. Additionally, access to your Careers4Terps account may be restricted.

To RSVP: go.umd.edu//ProDinner

To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Linda LeNoir (llenoir@umd.edu or 301-314-7240) no later than noon on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Bright Futures Scholarship for Unpaid Internships - Apply by April 24th!

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Just in Time Hiring Meetup - April 28th


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Interested in meeting employers before the summer break? Looking for an internship or full-time role?

Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with a wide range of organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME and INTERNSHIP positions. Each company will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event.

12:00-12:30: 3-5 minute employer presentation

12:30-2:00: Relaxed conversations over refreshments

You are welcome to come and go as your schedule allows!

RSVP Here!

Organizations attending:

Aerotek, ESF Camps, Peace Corps, Sherwin Williams, TTi, Target, Unum, Wegmans, Yelp, and more to come!

For additional information about this event contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

Information Session: Robert H. Smith School of Business MS in Business & Management

Robert H. Smith School of Business – MS in Business & Management

Tuesday, April 25 | 10:30am-2:30pm

Location: University Career Center, 3rd floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

Sign up for the appointments held in the University Career Center to learn more about our Master of Science in Business & Management program!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Morgan Stanley Events for Current Freshmen & Sophomores - Apr. 24th

Current UMD Freshmen and Sophomores:

If you are interested in learning more about equity sales and trading, connect with Morgan Stanley at one of the following events on April 24, 2017. Open to all majors, but registration is required.

Morgan Stanley- Sales & Trading Networking Lunch, Monday, April 24 (12:00 - 1:30 p.m.)

Registration Deadline: April 24


We invite Maryland sophomore and freshman students from all majors to network with Institutional Equity and Fixed Income Sales & Trading professionals. You will have the opportunity to hear about their experiences and roles across Sales & Trading, as well as learn about the Firm’s business, culture and the opportunities we have to offer. Attire is business casual.


Morgan Stanley- Sales & Trading Coffee Chats, Monday, April 24 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Application Deadline: April 18


Morgan Stanley's Fixed Income and Institutional Equity Divisions will be hosting informational coffee chats for sophomore and freshman Maryland students interested in pursuing a summer internship at the Firm. Students will meet with a business representative to gain valuable career advice and mentorship. This will be a great opportunity to polish your resume, rehearse for interviews, and ask any questions you may have about Morgan Stanley, Sales & Trading, or finance in general.


Morgan Stanley-Sales & Trading 101, Monday, April 24 (5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

Registration Deadline: April 24


We invite sophomore and freshman Maryland students to meet representatives from Fixed Income and Institutional Equity Sales & Trading. Students will have the opportunity to hear about our business and learn more about summer 2018 internship opportunities at the Firm. This event will include a presentation and a networking opportunity. Attire is business casual.

UMD Volunteering

Volunteer and Learning opportunities are now open for this summer and next year! The TerpService Program in the LCSL office at STAMP currently has applications open for students looking to serve and become involved in the local community while gaining valuable skills and experience. Review the opportunities below and sign up today! 

Terps for Change is a semester long commitment for students interested in learning more about social change and social justice while volunteering in their local community! The program consists of three components--education, service, and reflection--which are facilitated through weekly service hours and dialogues. You can review our different service sites as a part of the application. 
To apply, students should log into OrgSync and then follow this link: go.umd.edu/t4c to fill out the applications.
For Summer Session II: fill out the "Terps for Change Volunteer Application: Summer 2017". The application closes on 6/23/2017 at 11:59pm.
For Fall 2017: fill out the "Terps for Change Volunteer Application: Fall 2017". The priority deadline is 9/1/2017 and the applicaiton closes on 9/8/2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to be placed into their preferred sites!
TerpService Coordinators
Students have the opportunity to combine service with leadership development by committing to be a TerpService Coordinator for the 2017-2018 academic year. After training, they lead our volunteers through education, service, and reflection! Coordinators have the opportunity to develop valuable leadership and professional skills that are highly valued after they graduate. To apply to be a TerpService Coordinator, students should log into OrgSync and follow go.umd.edu/t4c to select the "TerpService Coordinator Application: 2017-2018"

Individuals or groups of students are encouraged to register for our TerpService Day program for 2017-2018. TerpService Days are single Saturdays of service in the local community. The day includes issue education, direct service with local partners, and reflection. Breakfast, lunch, and any supplies for volunteers are included! We have limited capacity at each site, so it pays to register early! To register, students should log into OrgSync and then follow this link: go.umd.edu/tsd to select a site and fill out a form. TerpService Day dates for next fall are: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, and Nov. 18. 

Services 24/7
For students looking to volunteer outside of campus, our interactive online database services247.umd.edu     
connects students to local non-profit organizations that provide volunteer and internship opportunities. Services 24/7 is maintained by TerpService staff and coordinators, and consists of over 300 organizations across a wide array of service categories.

Information about programs and sites can be found on our website: go.umd.edu/terpservice 

Please remember: **You must be logged into Orgsync to view the applications**

Undergraduate Research Day - April 26th

Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland's largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 26, 2017! This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on April 26 with set-up beginning at 11:30 am. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research ­ including creative and performing arts ­ are welcome!

Submitting a poster proposal is free and easy ­ you can find the form on the MCUR website at http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-ugresearchday.html - the deadline to submit your proposal is April 17 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us at ugresearch@umd.edu

Summer 2017 Paid Human Resources & Training and Development Internship

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is currently seeking a full-time Human Resources & Training and Development Intern for our 2017 Summer Internship Program. The Nuclear Energy Institute (www.nei.org) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI’s mission is to ensure the implementation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world. To that end, NEI works to establish unified industry positions on the regulatory aspects of generic operational and technical issues. NEI's members include all entities licensed to operate commercial nuclear power plants in the United States, nuclear plant designers, architect/engineering firms, fuel fabrication facilities, nuclear materials licensees, and other organizations and entities involved in the nuclear energy industry.

The Member Relations and Corporate Services Division manages NEI member relations and NEI conferences, as well as NEI’s operations, including business planning, human resources management, training and development, finance and accounting, information technology, facilities management and administrative support, and industry information management and analysis. This position will support our Human Resources and Training and Development departments in a wide variety of tasks and projects.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apply to Minor in International Development and Conflict Management - SPOTS OPEN

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) has spots available to join our new cohort entering in the 2017-18 academic year.

We seek students who are:
  •        Interested in international affairs,
  •         Passionate about engaging with and making a difference on issues of development and conflict,
  •         Motivated to work on projects tackling problems in search of solutions, and
  •         Keen to collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting.

Students from all schools/colleges and majors are equally welcome; we value diverse backgrounds.

Detailed information is available at MIDCM’s website


Applications will be accepted and decisions made on a rolling basis, until the cohort is full.

United Nations ECLAC Internship Summer Program


Posting Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duty Station: WASHINGTON
Posting Period: 07 April 2017 - 06 May 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Economic Affairs-ECLAC-77591-J-Washington (A


The Summer and Fall internships in the Washington Office, will last 3 to 6 (2 min/6 max) months, depending on the needs of the Office. Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an "as-needed" basis. 

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.
Responsibilities
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; as well as the internship period. The intern will be under supervision of the Statistics Assistant

The Intern will perform the following duties:

-Assisting in the execution of the substantive work of the Office
-Engaging in economic analysis with a focus on trade, international finance, and development.

Tasks may include:
-Document, legal and internet research
-Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
-Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings
-Assistance during conferences
-Working on web-presentation- Compiling statistics
-Media analysis
-Speech-writing

Monday, April 10, 2017

Paid Part-Time Tutoring Opportunity with Chegg Tutors

Chegg Tutors is an online platform that connects students to qualified tutors. Our service directly caters to the constraints students work within by offering a way to supplement their income while maintaining a rigorous academic schedule. This part-time work allows for flexible, resume-worthy experience and competitive pay for students and professional alike.

Please view this flyer for more information.

Fall 2017 Business Program Internship, SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking applicants for their Fall 2017 Student Honors Business Program which will officially begin August 28, 2017 and conclude November 17, 2017.

Undergraduate students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions' work. That work depends upon the division or office where the student works. Undergraduate intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc.

Qualifications 
  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student as of August 31, 2017. 
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student 
  • Must be taking at least half-time academic course load (6 credits per semester of the equivalent)
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred 
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible
Deadline to apply: June 5, 2017

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://sec.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/465681100/

Friday, April 7, 2017

Social Justice Day 2017




  Social Justice Day 2017
  University of Maryland Stamp Union
  April 18, 2017




The campus is holding its first Social Justice Day on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, with the theme:

“Growing Social Justice for the Public Good”

The all-day event will involve faculty, staff and students from the entire College Park campus. In addition to a keynote speaker at 9 a.m., the day will center around two interactive sessions in which participants from all parts of campus will be able to demonstrate the many ways -- through research, teaching, and community involvement -- that the University of Maryland is committed to social justice. The day will end with a conversation, summary, and next steps from the day's interactions (3:30 - 5 p.m.).

This year, the day is being organized around five social justice themes:
  • Immigration in the 21st Century
  • Economic Development and Inequality
  • Environmental Justice
  • Creating Healthy Communities
  • Media and Inequality
For more information visit: go.umd.edu/socialjusticeday

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Globalization, Technology & Us: The Future of Work



The U.S. labor market is being reshaped by globalization and technological changes. What will the labor market look like twenty years from now? What labor market policies are best for the American worker and the American consumer in our changing world? A distinguished panel will address these and related issues in what is sure to be a lively discussion on April 6, 2017 from 7:30-9pm in 1100 Tawes.

Brought to you by the Center for Economics and Policy & Maryland Discourse:

Moderator:
Melissa Kearney
A professor in the Department of Economics. Professor Kearney is also a Maryland Center for Economic and Policy faculty affiliate

Panelists:
Seth Harris
Attorney and Executive-in-Resident at Cornell University's Institute for Public Affairs; former Deputy Secretary and Acting Secretary of Labor

Larry Mishel
The President of the Economic Policy Institute

Ben Schneiderman
A Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is also a Founding Director of the Human Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland

For more information, visit this link.

PAID NASA Business Intern, Apply by 4/11

As a Pathways Business Intern you will work under the guidance of and assist experienced professionals and/or nontechnical personnel in progressively responsible duties which are related to your academic studies. You will perform well-defined tasks of a developmental nature in professional administrative areas such as Human Resources, Public Affairs, Resources Analysis, Accounting, Financial Management, Contracting, Program Analysis, and Information Technology.

Assignment of students will be made to various organizations such as the: Office of Communications (Code 130); Regional Finance Office (Code 155); Earth Sciences Project Division (Code 423); Administration and Resources Management Office (Code 603), Business and Investment Management Office (Code 703); Cybersecurity and Integrations Division (Code 710); Computing and Communications Division (Code 720).

Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen 
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student 
  • Requires GPA of 2.9 or higher on a scale of 4.0 
  • Must work at least 640 hours prior to completion of degree course work 
  • Preferred start date - 08/21/2017
Salary Range: $32,428.00 to $66,510.00 / Per Year

Click here to apply. Deadline: Tuesday 4/11/2017.

Strategy, Performance & Capactiy Building Internship, Social Impact

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm that provides monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.

SI is seeking an intern to provide support for the firm’s Strategy, Performance and Capacity Building (SPCB) team. The SPCB team is the premier service provider of strategic planning, performance management, training, management assessments, change management support, gender integration, leadership coaching, and organizational capacity development to help our clients and local partners to ‘manage for results.’ The position is based in Arlington, VA. We will consider candidates for full-time (40 hrs. /week) or half-time (20 hrs. /week) assignments. All SI interns receive a stipend.

The intern will be assigned to various SPCB projects, including technical work (e.g., research assistance, organization of tools, support tasks for analysis and reporting, etc.). The intern will have an opportunity to contribute to internal and external projects, and projects in various stages of implementation. The intern will therefore interact with multiple project teams and project managers, with one overall supervisor assisting to coordinate tasks. Interns are also able to take advantage of SI’s internal professional development opportunities (e.g., learning workshops and brown-bags) that take place regularly at SI headquarters.

Click here for the full internship description and to apply. 

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

Summer Internships, Atlantic Council Apply by 4/15

The Atlantic Council seeks over 40 talented and enthusiastic Interns for Summer 2017.

Interns provide important research and logistical support to their respective Centers. All interns are encouraged to participate in and attend events hosted by other programs at the Atlantic Council. Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects and to write and publish their own policy briefs or blog posts. Demonstrated interest in international affairs through class work and/or experience is strongly preferred.

The positions are unpaid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. A monthly metro reimbursement is offered, as well as Interview and Resume Workshops, Networking Sessions, and briefings with our Military and State Department Fellows.

Some Programs and Centers of particular interest to ECON majors:
  • Global Business & Economics program
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy Initiative
Please see the Atlantic Council website for the full list of internship openings with detailed descriptions and qualifications. Students may apply for more than one Atlantic Council Internship. 

Application Deadline: April 15. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and continue until a successful candidate has been selected. Apply here. Summer internships generally begin in late May and are completed by the end of August. 

NSF Graduate Fellowship Information Sessions

Are you planning Graduate Studies toward a Ph.D. in Science, Math, Engineering, Social, or Behavioral fields?

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at www.nsfgrfp.org

We are offering two early NSF GRFP information sessions for students planning to apply this Fall 2017 or in subsequent years. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2017.

NSF Info Session 1:
Tuesday, April 11 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130
RSVP to nsfgrfp@umd.edu

NSF Info Session 2:
Monday, April 17 from 5 pm to 6 pmPlant Sciences Building - Room 1130
RSVP to nsfgrfp@umd.edu

If you are interested but unable to attend either session please email us at: nsfgrfp@umd.edu

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Internship - Office of Economic Policy at U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our Fall 2017 internship session. Our program runs year round with three sessions: January through May, May through August, and September through December. Our program is about substance. Interns are generally assigned a long-term research project as well as smaller projects. They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists. Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated. Interns are expected to work between 30 and 40 hours a week. There is some flexibility in the work hours if you are taking classes while in D.C. Our intern positions are unpaid. We do provide a subway subsidy to help defray commuting expenses.

If you are interested in applying, submit your resume (with your GPA included), a copy of your transcript (unofficial will suffice), two writing samples and three references (names and contact information) to Christine.Devlin@treasury.gov. Applications are due July 7, 2017. U.S. citizenship required. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2020.

Prepare for finals with a PAL!

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As the end of the spring semester is fast approaching, the peer coaches of the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program at the Learning Assistance Service are ready to help students start early and prepare for finals! Please encourage your students to PREP WITH A PAL to:
  • Create study plans
  • Organize course materials
  • Manage time wisely to balance academic, personal & social commitments
  • Practice effective study and test-taking strategies

Spring PAL services end on Friday, May 5th, so plan ahead and schedule a session as soon as possible for academic support and tips from our trained PAL coaches.

To schedule an appointment, call us at 301-314-7693 or go here (select PEER ASSISTED LEARNING as the center to find the next availability).

For more info about our program, check out our finals flyer and PAL Coach Bio Page and visit us at http://go.umd.edu/laspal.

Summer 2017 Research & Policy Internship with the Economic Innovation Group

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is an ideas laboratory and advocacy organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by an experienced, bipartisan team, EIG convenes leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original policy research, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities across the nation.

EIG’s Research and Policy intern will contribute to EIG’s policy, research, communications, events and administrative activities. Interns will engage in all areas of EIG’s operations and work directly with EIG’s Executive Team and staff on a wide variety of projects and topics. Interns will have a unique opportunity to contribute to policy and advocacy efforts impacting U.S. economic growth and new business and job creation.

The internship will start in June and run through August. You will be expected to work 40 hours a week, and will be paid $600 per week.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

EAM Study Hall - Thursday, April 6th

On Thursday, April 6th the Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) will be hosting an open study hall for all ECON majors. This is an opportunity to meet up with other ECON majors to work on assignments, discuss economics, or get questions answered.

Please note that this is not a tutoring session, but rather a chance for students come together to network, socialize, and work together.

Hope to see you there!
-EAM Executive Board

Last Day to Drop with 'W' Changed to April 12th

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 is the last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from 1 course up to 4 credits for the current Spring 2017 semester. Please note: This is a new date.

Please note, you will need to schedule an appointment with a BSOS Advisor if:

1. You need to drop a course and you have already dropped a course this semester, you will need to schedule an appointment to discuss requesting an Exception to University Policy for a second W with an advisor.

2. You are on academic probation or dismissal and would like to drop a course with a W you need to schedule an appointment to get this permission.

3. You need to drop a single course that is more than 4 credits (e.g. certain language courses or research/internship that is more than 4 credits).

Click here to schedule an appointment with a BSOS advisor.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. Please visit this link for more information.