Thursday, August 25, 2016

Study Abroad Fair

Explore your world at the Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, September 8th - 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, STAMP

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Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China. Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program. 

Thursday, September 8th
3PM – 7PM Grand Ballroom, Stamp. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Career Shuttle to Chemonics

Career Shuttle: Chemonics

You are receiving advance notice of this the Career Shuttle to Chemonics, so RSVP if you are interested in attending. This event will be open to ALL students on September 15, 2016. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

1-5 p.m.

Leave from the University Career Center & The President's Promise (RSVP required!)
Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to Chemonics, DC! This trip is open to all UMD students, but will be of particular interest to Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in exploring career paths in global or foreign affairs. Student with foreign language skills are also encouraged to attend.
Chemonics International has over 35 years in the international development field. We pride ourselves on being an industry leader and employer of choice for individuals interested in international development work. The session will provide an overview of our work, information on the Entry-Level Professional program, working as a consultant, and how one can join our team. Students will also have a chance to ask questions of UMD alumni who are currently employed by Chemonics.
  • Business professional attire is encouraged
  • All participants must present an official photo ID. 

Space is limited - please RSVP today and reserve 1:00-5:00 p.m. for the site visit. 

Once you have RSVP'd and received a confirmation email, please plan to meet in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 1:00 p.m. We will depart promptly by bus and return to campus by 5:15 p.m. You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to departure and you must be 18 years or older to consent.
*Once we reach capacity, you will have the opportunity to register for the wait list. Students on the wait list will be emailed on 10-10-2016 and slots will be filled with whoever confirms first.

Learn more:
A career at Chemonics is more than a job. It’s about helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. It’s about actively pursuing and sharing knowledge that benefits the development field. And it’s about knowing you can make a difference in the world. Founded in 1975, Chemonics now works in more than 130 countries across the globe. Our projects span five continents and most sectors of international development.

Chemonics is always looking for new talent. Whether through our Entry- level Professional program (ELP) or as a consultant in the field, Chemonics hires and orients new employees for meaningful careers as versatile development professionals. We seek career-minded individuals with long-term interests in international development. We’re also looking for enthusiasm, commitment to teamwork, and integrity. Above all, we’re looking for people interested in applying their skills, knowledge, and experience toward every aspect of international development.

A career at Chemonics means managing projects across the globe in:
  • Agriculture
  • Conflict and Disaster Management
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Education
  • Environmental Services
  • Financial Services
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Management Solutions for Development
  • Private Sector Development
Come and learn about joining our team! For more information on Chemonics International please

Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke,, Program Director at the University Career Center & The President's Promise. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Job Opportunities with The Fund for the Public Interest

Campaign Jobs for Equality!
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country.  We've run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Fair Share Alliance.

This year, we are running an office in Washington, DC for the Human Rights Campaign to build support for the Equality Act, a federal bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, and education. Right now, people risk being fired or losing their homes in 28 states for being gay or bisexual and in 31 states for being transgender. We need a federal civil rights bill for LGBT people to ensure full equality under the law.

This is your chance to spend your school year working for a great cause, while gaining valuable campaign leadership experience. We have both part-time and full-time positions available.

Fill out the form at the link below to set up an interview and to hear more about the positions we have available:

If you have additional questions please contact:
Emily Furlong

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fall 2016 Finance Internship with the DSCC

In this busy election year, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is looking for qualified interns for our Finance Department as we work to regain a Democratic Majority in the Senate. Interns will assist on a variety of Finance related projects, such as donor research and outreach,  as well as other everyday tasks. Interns will also have the chance to meet Democratic senators and candidates from across the country and become familiar with the basics of campaigns. If interested, please email with the following:

  1. An up-to-date resume
  2. A cover letter
  3. A writing sample
  4. A short (1 page maximum) writing sample in the form of a letter to the editor. Take a position on a current event and lay out your argument coherently and cohesively.
  5. Please also include one letter of recommendation, and make sure the contact information is clear and accurate.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Student Essay Competition

Foreign Affairs and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy want to give tomorrow's leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world. 

In the 2016 Student Essay Competition, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will select one undergraduate's essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site.

Selection committee includes:
  • Gideon Rose, Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs
  • Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
  • Yuen Foong Khong, Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
What global issue should world leaders be paying more attention to? In your essay, please propose a solution to the problem you address.

Submit your essay here.

Entries must be submitted by October 15, 2016.

Submissions should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. All quotations or uncommon facts should be appropriately cited. Entries must be original, unpublished work written by the contestant.

Open to all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016.

Only one essay is allowed per participant. Completed entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 15, 2016.

Submissions sent by mail will not be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BSOS Needs Ambassadors!

BSOS is looking for student leaders to become ambassadors for the College. It's an exciting opportunity to get involved while earning two elective credits. This is an invitation-only leadership program, and students selected to move forward will be interviewed on campus the first week of classes. Click here to learn more about BSOS Ambassadors. Think you have the experience to stand out? Please apply here by Monday, August 22, 2016.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wiley Rein LLP Project Assistant Job Position for Recent Grads

Note: This job opportunity is for recent grads.

Wiley Rein LLP Project Assistant - Legal & Practice Support

The Legal & Practice Support Project Assistant position provides both client project and administrative support to the both Legal and Practice Support teams. Primary responsibilities to be split between providing administrative support (coordinating project staffing, meeting scheduling, data analysis, and preparing documents for distribution) and direct support of attorneys on client projects. 

  • Coordinate staffing of Legal Support projects in a timely manner; 
  • Prepare spreadsheets, memos, and reports from attendance, billable and client-chargeable hours, and training credit data; 
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, training sessions, and staff luncheons; 
  • Work with attorneys and legal assistants on client billable projects meeting the Firm's minimum hours expectations; 
  • Prepare, updates, and maintains document indices, coding in database management, basic research, organization of files, compilations of exhibits, proofreading and document retrieval from outside sources (Internet, libraries, courts and agencies); 
  • Actively develops case management, cite-checking and research skills; 
  • Draft, proofread, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations; 
  • Performs research and concisely summarizes findings; 
  • Update and maintains shared calendars (e.g., Outlook; SharePoint/intranet); 
  • Other duties as assigned. 



Two- or four-year degree and at least one year of experience preferred, will substitute experience for education. Law firm experience preferred. 

  • Highly proficient in the use of all office productivity applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat); exposure to viDesktop a plus; aptitude for learning new software skills strongly preferred 
  • Ability to proactively identify issues, problem-solve, and propose solutions to challenges encountered 
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of law firm personnel 
  • Possess strong customer service skills 
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to meet strict deadlines 
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities, competing deadlines, and work in a team environment 
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and be able to build strong interpersonal relationships