Wednesday, January 17, 2018

EVENT: Geospatial Intelligence Online Information Session

EVENT: Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Online Information Session
TIME: 7 PM EST on Wednesday, Jan 24th
The Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) at the University of Maryland is pleased to present the Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (MPS GEOINT). You're invited to join us for an online information session for our master's degree in GEOINTReserve your place here today to register for this event.
The MPS GEOINT program provides workforce-focused technical training that gives graduates the skills and expertise to lead new initiatives in the rapidly shifting landscape of GEOINT applications, data collection systems, analytic methods, and mission support. The master's program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and may be taken fully online or on-site. The MPS GEOINT degree can be completed in as little as 15 months.
At the online information session, we will introduce our master’s program in Geospatial Intelligence, and discuss our unique program format, curriculum, class delivery, and the admissions process. The session will feature a comprehensive presentation, and a question and answer section with us. I hope that you will join us to learn how this master's degree can advance your career in the geospatial industry. 
We are now accepting applications for admission in Spring 2018 (Application deadline: Feb 15, 2018) and Fall 2018. Full details regarding the programs are available at or contact us at Students with no prior GIS experience are welcome to apply. We are happy to discuss admission requirements on an individual basis.
Don't forget to reserve your place today for this upcoming online information session.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Student Office Assistant Position

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is accepting applications for a student office assistant for the spring 2018 semester. This is a paid position. We are looking for a student office assistant with excellent writing and oral communication skills, research experience, and a background assisting with on-campus events. Applicants with knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat will be given preference. If you are interested, please email your resume, a cover letter that includes your hours of availability, a one-page writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of two references to Please write “Sadat Chair Student Office Assistant Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants who are considered will be contacted for an in-person interview. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018



 BSOS Students:
 Register for BSOS388 Do Good Now

Special Course for BSOS Majors
GenEd I-Series & Scholarship-in-Practice
Title: Innovation & Social Change: Do Good Now
BSOS388B (also offered as PLCY388D and HONR348D)
Day/Time: Wednesdays 3:00-5:30 PM
This course introduces students to the concept of social innovation while exploring the many mechanisms for achieving social impact. It is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic, and provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. The course deepens the students' understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. Click here and visit Testudo for more information.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Latino Research Fellowship Opporunity

CAPC was granted funds by the Fund for Latino Scholarship at the American Political Science Association to hire a Research Fellow to work on issues related to race and ethnicity in American politics. The fellow will work with a faculty member who directs their research for the semester and helps them develop a unique project. The fellow will be given formal training in writing, data analysis, public speaking/presentation skills, conducting academic research, and formulating cogent research questions. The fellow should be interested and excited about the possibility of going to graduate school in a social science field. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Job Search Boot Camp for recent UMD Grads - Last Chance!

Job Search Boot Camp for recent UMD Grads
Are you a new UMD graduate (December, 2017 or May, 2017) who wants to submerge yourself in basic job search strategies?  Then this workshop is for you!  Throughout the day you will:
  • discover how to identify your skills, interests and values;
  • learn how to focus your resume;
  • target positions/industries/organizations of interest to you;
  • learn the ins and outs of networking;
  • create a LinkedIn profile;
  • uncover the secrets of effective interviewing; and
  • become informed of on-campus and community resources you can utilize.

Space is limited, so learn more and please register at  as soon as possible.

Deadline to register and/or to cancel registration with refund is Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Cost: $15* Lunch will be provided

For additional information about this event:

Contact Linda Lenoir at

Friday, January 5, 2018

Register for EDCP108M!

CAPC Research Assistantship Program

The CAPC Research Assistantship Program is for students interested in developing their research and professional skills as well as gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of American politics. Research Assistants (RAs) are paired with a faculty member who directs their research for the semester as well as helping them develop a unique project based at least in part, on the research they are conducting on behalf of the faculty member. In addition, students are also assigned a graduate student to help mentor and guide them through the research process. RAs are also given formal training in writing, data analysis, public speaking/presentation skills, conducting academic research, and formulating cogent research questions.