Thursday, September 21, 2017

Apply to be the Winter 2017 BSOS Student Commencement Speaker!

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests.


  • Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • A GPA of 3.50 or better
  • Graduated in Summer or Fall 2017

For more information about the application process or to access the application, please visit the BSOS student speaker website (

DC Job Opportunity for Government & Politics Students Graduating in 2018

Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is a DC-based public affairs consulting firm that specializes in analytical public affairs who is interested in hiring University of Maryland grads for several entry-level posts, including Associate and Analyst positions.

This opportunity is on the University of Maryland job portal, and the link to the application is here. The deadline to apply is September 30. There are also virtual info sessions available over the next two weeks, which students can join by signing up here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Justice, Government, & Law Networking Night

Please join the GVPT and CCJS Departments for the Justice, Government, & Law Networking Night, cosponsored by GVPT, CCJS, and Alpha Phi Sigma. 

When: Tuesday, September 26th, 6-8PM
Where: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

The Justice, Government & Law Networking Night connects current students with UMD alumni and employers working in the areas of legal, law enforcement, or government in a variety of positions throughout the DC Metro area. Students in attendance will make connections in their field of interest, learn how to network and job search effectively in Washington, D.C., and market their skills and potentially identify internship and job openings. 

Professionals will be available to chat individually with students. Over 60% of job seekers cite networking as the most successful strategy when gathering career path information as well as to identify job leads, so don’t miss this amazing event. Limited spots are available so RSVP today! Freshman, Sophomore and Junior level students are especially encouraged to attend.

More information, along with a list of participating organizations, can be found online at

Graduate School Fair

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Project Success Meeting

MCERT Info Sessions- Fall 2017

The College of Education is holding MCERT Information Sessions this Fall! Students are able to register via the following link:

Part-time Jobs Fighting for LGBTQ Equality: Get Paid to Become a Part of History

In 28 states, people still risk being fired or losing their homes just for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans. If you believe, as I do, that all LGBTQ Americans deserve a fair chance to earn a living and provide for their families, you may be a good fit for a part time position with us through the semester. 

I represent the Fund for Equality, and we’re looking for smart, hard-working students, with at least 2 free days in their week, who work well in a team and are eager to make real change. 

The Fund for Equality partners with the Human Rights Campaign, providing the kind of people power it takes to build the organization for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring! 

Specifically, we're hiring Canvassers and Field Managers to work on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign. We’re currently working to build support to pass the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in key areas like employment, housing, and education, providing full federal equality under the law. 

Change takes people power. The Fund’s job is to build that power for great groups working on important issues. 

We all want to make a difference. But wanting change, or hoping for it, or even passionately arguing for it isn’t enough. That’s where you come in. 

The president or the governor usually gets the headline when change does happen. But the real story takes place behind the scenes, with hundreds or thousands or even millions of people making their voices heard through petitions, emails, small donations, and meetings. 

That’s people power, and that's what you deliver with the Fund. You’ll be a part of a team that recruits supporters, raises money and mobilizes thousands of people to take action so that we can secure full equality for ALL Americans. 

We are looking for motivated students who want to lead the way in working for the change our country needs. 

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at to fill out an application, or contact me directly at 202-461-3834 or at .