Friday, February 17, 2017

Study Abroad in Cuba

Introduction to Careers at the U.S. Department of State

Global Fellows in Washington D.C. Presents
-       U.S. Department of State -
    Introduction to careers at the U.S. Department of State

The Federal and Global Fellows Office will be hosting a senior U.S. Department of State official in Marie Mount Hall 2407 on Wednesday, February 22.

The official will provide an introduction to careers at the Department of State and among others, will go in-depth on the following (among others):

-          Foreign Service Officers and Civil Service positions
-          Career tracks options
-          Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT), Personal Narratives (PN), Qualification Evaluation Panel (QEP), and Oral Assessment
-          Job application process and TIPS

You are encouraged to bring your HARD copy USAJobs resume (preferably, or another resume) along!

*Lunch will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Intended Audience: Current Students, Graduating Seniors, and Recent Graduates
1 - One-on-One session opportunities (9:00am-11:30am)
2 - Lunch (12:00-12:30pm)
3 - Presentation on Careers with State Department (12:30pm-1:30pm)
4 - One-on-One session opportunities (1:30pm-4:00pm)

Please RSVP here.  If you are interested in doing a one-on-one coaching session, limited slots are available.  Please list multiple half-hour time slots (from 9:00am-11:30pm or from 1:30pm-4:00pm) when you are available.

2017 Field/Finance Internship for Hoyer

Applicants should be detail-oriented, work well with a team, and be committed to achieving individual and group goals. Prior campaign experience is useful, but is not required. The internship is unpaid, but may be taken for college credit.

Responsibilities may include:
• Planning and implementing District Events, such as Young Professional Outreach events
• Administrative duties such as filing, answering phones, and taking messages
• Donor research
• Work with NGP database and VAN
• Helping with fundraising events, especially the Bull Roast (June 10, 2016)
• Helping prepare and send acknowledgements for contributions
• Developing knowledge of campaign finance laws and campaign field operations
• Assisting staff with miscellaneous tasks as they come up

To apply, please send an email with a cover letter and resume to Any questions may be directed to the same address. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Career Fair Prep - Resume Review Options

Walk-In Resume Review Hours for Career Fair Prep

  • University Career Center @ BSOS, 2148 Tydings Hall-  Stop by for a 15-minute or less meeting with a career consultant to discuss résumés, networking questions, etc. These hours are for BSOS majors only. Feb. 16th and 20th from 1-3 p.m. 
  • Career Fair Prep SPECIAL Walk-In Hours, University Career Center, South Hornbake Library, 3rd floor (printed resume required for critique) Available each day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Monday, February 13  
    • Tuesday, February 14  
    • Wednesday, February 15 
    • Thursday, February 16  
    • Friday, February 17  
    • Monday, February 20  
    • *One employer/organization will be invited to participate in the walk-ins each day. 
  • Schedule an appointment for a resume review through Careers4Terps (options may be limited during career fairs). 
  • Resume review with an industry professional
    • The UMD Alumni Advisor Network has many UMD alumni working in a variety of fields who have volunteered to review resumes and offer mock interviews. The reviews can occur over the phone or through email. Get started now by logging into the UMD Alumni Advisor Network

BSOS International Week

The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) will host BSOS International Week on February 27 to March 3, 2017, primarily aimed at undergraduate students from across campus, but all are welcome. The most up-to-date information is on Facebook at

This will be a week of cultural, academic, and informative events all celebrating the international backgrounds and diverse cultures that make our community special.

The kick-off event for BSOS International Week is Cultural Explosion on Monday, February 27th, an evening of music and dance performances that represent the range of international flavor and talent of students from across campus. DSAC partnered with the Global Communities Student Association on this event. The DSAC organizing committee received grants for just over $2000 that will cover the total cost of the kick-off event.

Below is a list of the events currently scheduled. A few details are still forthcoming. A draft 
poster of the week's events is attached. Events will continue to be updated at

Schedule of Events:

BSOS International Week Kick-Off: Featuring Cultural Explosion
Host: BSOS DSAC & Global Communities Student Association
Monday, February 27 from 7pm–9:30pm
Stamp Grand Ballroom

"Years of Living Dangerously": Carbon pricing and divestment as market solutions
Host: SGA Sustainability Committee
Tuesday, February 28 from 7pm–8pm
2123 Jimenez Hall

Host: SGA Sustainability Committee
Tuesday, February 28 TBD

International Coffee Hour
Host: International Student and Scholar Services
Wednesday, March 1 from 3pm–4:30pm
Dorchester Hall (Lounge)

Global Entrepreneurship: Cross-cultural Negotiation and Networking
Host: Honors College EIP
Wednesday, March 1 from 4pm–5pm
0100 La Plata Hall

Alumni Networking Event
Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30pm–7:30pm

Global Entrepreneurship Semester (GES) Information Session
Host: Honors College EIP
Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30pm–6:30pm
H.J. Patterson (Lobby)

Classroom to Careers: Interning in the Global Community
Host: Federal/Global Semester Fellows
Thursday, March 2 from 2pm–3pm
2407 Marie Mount Hall

Roundtable Discussion on Syria
Host: Arabic Flagship Program
Thursday, March 2 from 4pm–5pm
2118 H.J. Patterson

Who Run the World: Girls, An Exploration of Modern Feminism
Host: Maryland Discourse
Thursday, March 2 from 7:30pm–8:30pm
0220 Jimenez Hall 

Persian Flagship Program
Friday, March 2 from 3pm–5pm
3115 H.J. Patterson (Lounge)

Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble
Presented by the Clarice Artist Partner Program
Friday, March 2 from 7pm–9pm
Kogod Theatre at the Clarice

Program Associate - Latin America and the Caribbean Division

New post-graduate job opportunity at the International Republican Institute in Washington D.C.
Position description:

The Program Associate is the entry level position for program work at IRI, and provides administrative and programmatic support for current and developing programs in the region.

• Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
• 0-1 year of experience in international development or related field.
• Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
• Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
• Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved
• Updates budget tracker; cross-reference with PSR on monthly basis and interacts with appropriate Project Accountant and other Accounting staff
• Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders
• Handles travel for all portfolio programs, including ensuring the receipt and recording of approvals and maintaining the Travel Tracker up to date, and in compliance with funder requirements
• Compiles and facilitates submission of contract packages
• Serves as point of contact for RFP solicitations and compiles submitted materials for the RFP evaluation process
• Updates program databases, contract trackers, etc.
• Compiles briefing books for trainers
• Maintains project site and documents
• Provides logistical support for DC meetings and events for the Regional Division
• Supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans on projects assigned, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
• Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives (optional)
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Application instructions
Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI, and demonstrating the core values in their day to day operations. 
Position Requirements: 
• Fluency in Spanish preferred 
Primary Functions & Responsibilities: 
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Required Education:
Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.
Required Experience:
Experience in international development or related field.
*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on*