Monday, September 25, 2017

Justice Government and Law Networking Night

Please join The Department of Government & Politics and The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice along with Alpha Phi Sigma for a Career Center networking event in the Stamp Colony Ballroom. The event will take place tomorrow Tuesday September 26th from 6pm to 8pm.

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The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace Lecture

The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace Lecture
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Perspectives on Refugees & Germany Since the Summer of 2015

Special Events Room, 6th Floor, McKeldin Library 
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder 
Associate Professor for American Culture and Literature, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany 

Abstract: Since 2015, several hundred thousand people have arrived in Germany to escape war, hunger, catastrophes, persecution, or poor-living conditions. In the summer of 2015, more than ten thousand refugees arrived in Germany on a single day, which soon led several politicians and media outlets to speak of a “refugee crisis.” This talk will explain the underlying, problematic implications of this term, address how Germany’s past informs attitudes towards the current situation, and why this frequently makes dialogue between opposing camps difficult. Introducing a variety of examples that illustrate the broad spectrum of realities and social relations, this presentation will strive to provide a nuanced impression of the complex situation in this central European country. 
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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