Friday, October 31, 2014

Project Success II


MIDCM Global Classroom Course Deadline Extended! Apply before Tuesday, Nov. 4th

GVPT356, Section 0201 & PUAF689L, Section 0101
Capstone in International Development and Conflict Management
Spring 2015 Semester

Instructors: Dr. Stacy J. Kosko (UMD), Dr. Brian Polkinghorn (TAU)
Time: Wednesdays 9:15 am – 11:45 am
Room: 1101 Van Munching Hall
Prerequisites: Undergraduates: GVPT354, junior or senior in good standing; Graduates: 
prior coursework in international development or conflict management.
Admission: By instructor approval only; requires application

COURSE DESCRIPTION
A pilot initiative sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Office of International Affairs, this blended-format course (part traditional, part online) will pair 10 UMD students with 10 Tel Aviv University students in the International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. They will spend the bulk of the semester collaborating in teams comprised of equal numbers of UMD and TAU students, working to research and produce creative, viable, and sustainable solutions to major contemporary development problems. Each team will be challenged to build expertise about a specific problem in a specific locale. The search for solutions to these problems will be complicated by a context of violence, in the form of a humanitarian emergency, post-conflict reconstruction, or another aspect of conflict prevention, management,or transformation. The primary assignment and “deliverable” for each team of UMD and TAU students will be a jointly written professional brief. By the end of the course, all students should develop both hard skills and issue expertise. This course will be team-taught by faculty members from the two participating programs.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • This course satisfies the GVPT356 requirement for completing MIDCM. This course is for elective credit for IDEV and ISEP but is not a project course.
  • This course may satisfy the Global Studies Signature Course elective requirement (determination pending).
  • Students should be aware of the distinct demands that the blended format and remote international collaboration will require, especially around communications and the coordination of activities with the time difference.
  • All students must set aside the normal meeting time as a dependable commitment in their schedules throughout the semester.
  • As part of the blended format, the instructors and students will not convene in classrooms for every session. Instead, some sessions will meet in classrooms (with a remote connection established between UMD and TAU), while some sessions will occur entirely online.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Students who are juniors or seniors in good standing and either (1) will have completed 
GVPT354 in advance of taking this course, or (2) are enrolled in GVPT or a Global Studies minor and will have completed coursework on international development and/or conflict 
management in advance of taking this course.

HOW DO I APPLY?
Interested students should submit (1) a resume, and (2) a brief statement (300-500 
words) addressing the following questions:
Why are you interested in this Global Classroom course? What features of 
this course attract you? In what ways are you suited to handle the 
challenges that a blended-format course and international collaboration 
can present? Why do you feel you would make a constructive contribution 
to this Global Classroom initiative?

Applications should be emailed to MIDCMinfo@umd.edu by 5:00 pm on Tuesday,
November 4, 2014.

By applying, you are committing to follow the parameters of the course as outlined
above. In particular, this will entail (1) taking the initiative to acquire the necessary 
technology or to utilize the facilities and resources that are provided, and (2) making 
appropriate efforts to interact and work collaboratively with your project team, 
including scheduling meetings to accommodate time differences.
Decisions will be made and students notified by Friday, November 7, 2014.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Opportunity to Join Hinman CEOs Program

Hinman CEOs Program LIVE with active and aspiring entrepreneursLEARN in a vibrant, experiential communityLAUNCH real companiesApplications Now Open for Fall 2015 Class  Overview As the nation's first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurial students from all academic disciplines into a unique community. Students live together, learn about entrepreneurship, and can launch new ventures during this two-year experience. All undergraduates from the University of Maryland are invited to apply for this competitive program. Brian Hinman, University of Maryland alumnus and successful entrepreneur, provided funding to initiate and support the Program. LIVE Entrepreneurial Community
  • Live in South Campus Commons 2
  • Room with classmates and potential partners/co-founders
  • Participate in dynamic activities
 Startup Incubator Environment
  • Form cross-disciplinary teams with classmates of different majors
  • Build 100% student-owned ventures
Available Facilities
  • Meet in our a board room
  • Utilize our prototyping lab
  • Access our co-working space '24/7'
 LEARN Experiential Learning Environment
  • Experience our courses, seminars, workshops, and competitions
  • Earn course credit and connect with engaging entrepreneurial leaders
  • Merge entrepreneurship academics with real-life applications
 Courses for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs
  • Learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors
  • Enroll in face-to-face and flipped classroom-based entrepreneurship courses
  • Develop business ideas, prototypes, and business models for class credit

Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Earn 12 of the 15 required credits for the Minor during the 2 year experience
  LAUNCH Coaching for Students
  • Benefit from business coaching and entrepreneurs-in-residence
  • Meet with veteran entrepreneurs and investors
Seed Funding
  • Access a $25,000 seed fund reserved for Hinman CEOs and Mtech students
  • No pay-back or equity requirements
  • Helped raise over $300,000 in grants and non-dilutive capital for student ventures
 Career Mentoring
  • Connect with 500+ Hinman CEOs alumni for advice on joining startups, top graduate schools, and innovative employers
  • Meet with program staff to discuss career aspirations and career development strategies
 We Invite Your Questions Vincent Bellitti

Senior Specialist

Hinman CEOs Class of 2013

(301) 314-9441

Hinman CEOs Program

South Campus Commons Building 2

4250 Knox Rd

College Park, MD 20742

Opportunity to Join the University Student Judiciary


The University of Maryland is a part of a small group of universities across the country that allows students to participate in the adjudication of academic and non-academic misconduct cases. The University Student Judiciary (USJ) is a student organization that is of the utmost importance on this campus as we hear cases that affect the university community on a daily basis. In order for University Student Judiciary to continue to be a successful organization we need students who possess both strong academic traits as well as strength in areas of integrity, character and ethics. 
More information about USJ can be found here.
Please go to ter.ps/usjapply to apply to USJ! 
Deadline is November 3, 2014 at 11:59pm. 

START Risk Communication & Community Resilience Research Internship



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research- Summer 2015 Research Opportunities


Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in PAID summer 2015 research opportunities in life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or social sciences. 

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting brief (30 minute) information sessions to introduce students to a wide range of opportunities for Summer 2015:
For ALL STUDENTS in the Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Social Sciences – Learn about the hundreds of PAID summer placement opportunities offered by National Science Foundation REU’s, National Institutes of Standards and Technology SURF, and other programs:
•           Tuesday, November 4, at 11:00 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Tuesday, November 4, at 12:30 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Thursday, November 6, at 6 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Monday, November 10, at 11:30 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Monday, November 10, at 1:30 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Thursday, November 13, at 6:30 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Friday, November 14, at 10 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Monday, November 17, at 12 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Tuesday, November 18, at 10:30 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
PLEASE  EMAIL TO ugresearch@umd.edu WHICH SESSION YOU PLAN TO ATTEND – SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

For students who are members of groups UNDERREPRESENTED in Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Social Sciences research communities - – Learn about the hundreds of PAID summer placement opportunities offered by National Science Foundation REU’s, National Institutes of Standards and Technology SURF, the CIC SROP, the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP, and other programs:
•           Friday, November 7, at 11:30 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Friday, November 7, at 2 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Tuesday, November 11, at 12 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Friday, November 14, at 4:30 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Monday, November 17, at 9:30 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Tuesday, November 18, at 12 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor

PLEASE EMAIL TO ugresearch@umd.edu WHICH SESSION YOU PLAN TO ATTEND – SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

Boren Scholarships- Language Study in Critical Regions

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2015-16 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2015-16 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016. More details are provided below.The UMD deadline to apply for the Boren Scholarship will be January 23, 2015. You can learn more about the Boren Scholarship program here: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.*
Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 3 years!!!
To learn more about the Boren Scholarship program, and to see if it is a strong fit for your language learning and career aims, please contact Francis DuVinage at nsepboren@umd.edu as soon as possible.

All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is JANUARY 23, 2015.  If you are interested in learning more about the Maryland review process for the Boren Scholarship, please contact the National Scholarships Office at: nsepboren@umd.edu

Peer Mentoring Opportunity through BSOS

The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the student services offered by the BSOS Advising Center. The primary role of Peer Mentors is to teach the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 sections. Through the services they provide to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain leadership, presentation, and public speaking skills. In preparation for their required tasks, all Peer Mentors are expected to attend weekly class sessions and serve for at least two semesters. Students will earn 1 academic credit after successful completion of each semester.
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
  •  If the student is a Double Major, the primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2015
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing
For more details please go to http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/engagement/bsos-peer-mentors

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Open Forum: Ebola: Behind the Fear


Internships on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis: a Student Perspective

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Event Details:
 
Are you interested in an internship with Congress or the Maryland General Assembly? Hear about the benefits of these internships and gain valuable tips on how to find and apply for these opportunities. A panel of BSOS students and recent graduates who interned in a wide array of offices will share their experiences and answer questions.
 
Panelists include: 
 
Jenna Mason
Government & Politics, ‘14
Former Intern, Senator Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Press Assistant, Senator Lisa Murkowski
 
Anitha Mohan
Candidate, Government & Politics, ‘14
Former Intern, Senator Patty Murray (Washington)
Former Intern, Delegate Heather Mizeur (District 20, Montgomery County)
 
Edoghogho "Doc" Akonawe
Government & Politics and Theater, ‘15
Former Intern, Delegate Mary-Dulany James (District 34A, Harford and Cecil Counties)
 
...more to be added! 
 
 
For more information contact Kathryn Hopps (khopps@umd.edu)

Congressional How-To Workshop

Topics include: How to obtain and capitalize on congressional internships; Best practices; How to build careers (including outside the congressional realm), etc.   
If you are interested in the possibility of working for Congress—now or later—then this is the event for you!
When: Thursday, November 6, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (you are welcome to drop by early, network, serve yourself pizza, etc.)
Where: 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Sponsored by Federal and Global Semester Programs; BSOS students welcome! 
Honored Panelists:
·         Mr. Scott Baker - Congressional contact and networker extraordinaire (now at Department of State), UMD alumnus and former White House Fellow;
·         Ms. Veena Thangavelu, former constituent services representative for a congresswoman (now at Department of State), graduate student at UMD School of Public Policy;
·         Mr. Daniel Wolf, successful congressional intern (Spring 2014), Federal Semester alumnus, and current UMD student.
Pizza and cookies will be served!

Panel Discussion on Graduate vs. Law School

Are you thinking about applying for some type of graduate school, but are not really sure what is right for you? Well, you're in luck! The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is sponsoring a Graduate School vs. Law School Discussion and Panel. Co-sponsoring are the Pre-Law Advising Department, the Mock Trial Club, the School of Public Policy, and the Black Political Science Association.

This event will feature panelists representing your different options. They will share their experiences in both graduate school and law school, and will be available for your questions. The graduate school discussion will be tailored specifically to political science programs, but all majors are welcome. The panel will be on Wednesday, November 12th from 5-7pm in 1206 Van Munching Hall. Refreshments will be served, and please RSVP toter.ps/PSAgradlaw. We look forward to seeing you there!



Monday, October 27, 2014

Doctoral Scholarships

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford is offering graduate scholarships for students wishing to pursue doctoral – DPhil – studies in an international and interdisciplinary centre of excellence in (comparative) social policy as well as social intervention and evaluation research.
We are conducting cutting-edge research in a wide range of areas. Our research portfolio is organised in three clusters: Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP), Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention (CEBI) and Oxford Centre for Population Research (OXPOP) (see http://www.spi.ox.ac.uk/research.html).  
OISP is inviting DPhil proposals in the following areas: family and family policies; educational inequalities and educational policies; labour market policies; poverty, social inequalities and social mobility; social policy in developing countries; policies of social protection; welfare state change in comparative perspective as well as politics of social policy in rich democracies.
CEBI is inviting DPhil proposals in the following areas: evaluation methodology in social intervention; alcohol and drug misuse; child mental health; antisocial behaviour in children and youth; parenting and family interventions; HIV prevention; AIDS affected children; HIV positive children; sleep problems and cross-cultural adaptation of interventions. 
OXPOP is inviting DPhil proposals in demography and social policy (with a special focus on Asia).
We offer doctoral students a unique graduate programme tailored to their individual needs. Our doctoral students are supervised and supported by internationally renowned academics. In addition, we offer a large and diverse range of seminars, workshops and advanced training opportunities in order to further enhance postgraduate research experience. Most of our doctoral students find jobs in leading research universities, international organisations or government departments.
We invite applications from outstanding graduates in Demography, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy and Social Work and Sociology, or closely related fields. We are interested in candidates with proposals in the areas of our research expertise and interest. You can learn more about our supervisory expertise here:
We have the following scholarships available for entry in October 2015:
·         The Barnett Scholarship
·         The Centenary Scholarship
·         Two ESRC scholarships
All applicants that apply by 23 January 2015 will also be considered for the University’s flagship Clarendon Scholarship Fund. The department also has access to additional pooled ESRC scholarships.
For information about the various scholarships and details of how to apply, visit our website:
The deadline for scholarship applications is 23 January 2015 (12 noon UK time).

For enquiries, please contact scholarships@spi.ox.ac.uk.

Internship Opportunity at the Supreme Court of the United States

POSITION: Internship in Justice Sotomayor's Chambers at the Supreme Court of the United States


APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 7th (for January - March Session) January 30th (for April - June Session)


DESCRIPTION: Selected candidates will have an opportunity to work as an intern in the Chambers of the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. It is a 3-month internship during either January-March or April-June of 2015 that will involve working directly with the Justice and with her staff. While this internship in unpaid, the student may be eligible to receive academic credit, if their university offers this kind of program. The selected interns will be responsible for their own living arrangements and transportation to and from the Court.


QUALIFICATIONS:
- A recent college graduate or college senior is preferred
- Legal training is not required
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments under pressure in an efficient and timely manner
- Excellent keyboarding skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
- Impeccable judgment and professionalism
- Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with others at all levels of the Court
- Ability to deal with the public effectively
- Must be assertive, self-motivated, and detail-oriented
- Must work well with others and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Aspirations to attend law school and/or a commitment to public service are preferred
- All candidates must have a driver's license 


RESPONSIBILITIES (list is not exhaustive):
- Assisting Justice Sotomayor and Justice Sotomayor's Conference Secretary, Scheduler/Personal Assistant, Law Clerks, and Chambers' Aide, as needed
- Escorting the Justice's guests around the Court and Chambers, including national and international high level officials
- Assisting with basic secretarial duties, including filing, photocopying, answering the phone, and taking messages
- Prepare and distribute correspondence between Chambers and Court offices
- Drafting, editing and filing of correspondence
- Filing and cataloging petitions and memos
- Run errands outside of the Courthouse (a driver's license is a must)
- Preparation of lunch and meals for the Justice



 To apply for this position, please send the following materials to
icmarden@supremecourt.gov:
1. 1. Updated resume
2. 2. Unofficial academic transcripts
3. 3. Writing sample
4. 4. Two letters of recommendation

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology Internship Opportunity

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to offer a 10 week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology and the Federal Statistical System (http://jpsm.umd.edu/undergraduate/topic/junior-fellow-program).
JPSM is a federally sponsored consortium of two universities and a private research firm that provides graduate level training in survey methodology.  Located at the University of Maryland College Park campus, JPSM offers Masters’ and PhD degrees in the study of survey methods.
Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of undergraduate students.  Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal statistical agency in the Washington, DC area.  They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research.  Throughout the summer students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how government agencies work.  While meeting other students from across the country and the JPSM faculty.
If you have questions about the program, please contact JPSM at JPSMJuniorFellows@umd.edu.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Position

Paralegal Science Specialization

Prominent Plaintiff-side law firm, headquartered in New York City, is currently seeking legal assistants for our DMDL (Drug and Medical Device litigation). Applicants should have a Science or Public Health background. They should demonstrate research experience and strong academic accomplishments. Positions require at least two years of commitment. This opportunity is excellent for motivated recent college graduates seeking to pursue a career in law, medicine, public health, or other related fields.

Candidate must possess a great work ethic, efficiency, and a team player attitude. The individual will work within our firm's Hip Implants' group, be responsible for operative and implant reports, and assist with high volumes of case deadlines. In addition will be responsible for individual case review, case evaluation, and reviewing medical documents. Candidates must be able to start within two weeks.

Ideal candidates
- Have a science background
- Have experience reading medical files
- Have knowledge of the legal field/ law firm experience

Employer: Weitz & Luxenberg  
Position Type: Entry Level (Full-Time)
Location:  New York, New York           
Application Deadline: November 17, 2014           

How to apply: Log in to your C4T account (www.Careers.umd.edu/) and paste the position title in the “Search” box to learn more and apply.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

American Political Science Association Trick-or-Treat Open House


The Inaugural Diversity Fireside Chat

"Rising Tide: The New American Workplace"

Please join us for this complimentary event, open to Smith students, faculty, staff and administrators, as well as the University of Maryland and business communities. Light lunch will be served at a post-event networking portion.
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: 
Ralph J. Tyser Auditorium (Room 1212), Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, MD

Featured Speaker
Veronica E. Villalobos, Esq.
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Attorney Veronica Villalobos has dedicated her career to opening doors for minority talent. Under the auspices of OPM, she is engaged in outreach efforts to develop, drive, and monitor strategies which ensure a more diverse and inclusive Federal workforce. In her current role, Ms. Villalobos can speak to sweeping trends that will impact both the public and private sector. Her remarks will be of considerable value for future business leaders, community members, and public policymakers.
Ms. Villalobos was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is an alumnus of Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, she received the Telecommunications Fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. This accolade enabled her to gain hands-on experience at Public Technology, Inc. (a non-profit entity). From 1997 to 2000, she attended American University’s Washington College of Law where she obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence. Ms. Villalobos is a member of the Maryland and Michigan Bars.

Other distinguished guests include:
  • Dr. Alex Triantis, Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Dr. Hank Boyd, Diversity Officer, Robert H. Smith School of Business
For more information, contact Dr. Hank Boyd at hboyd@rhsmith.umd.edu or Ms. Judy Martinez atjmartinez@rhsmith.umd.edu.
Sponsored by the the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teaching Assistant Program in France Information Session

Attention Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads - Teach English in France! 

Are you ready to expand your cultural horizons and share your language and culture with French students? The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and RĂ©union. Last year 16 UMD students and alumni were offered a teaching assistantship!


INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm - Language House, Multipurpose Room, St. Mary's Hall

Carolyn Collins, Educational Affairs Program Officer, French Embassy, Washington DC, will give a presentation about the French Teaching Assistant Program on campus.If unable to attend, please contact Leslie Brice in the National Scholarships Office atlbrice@umd.edu for more information about the TAPIF program.
FRENCH ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM 


Who can apply:  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents who are graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students between the ages of 20-30. Proficiency in French (at least 3 semesters) or experience living in a Francophone country is required. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is highly recommended. 

Description of program: The French Ministry of Education is offering nearly 1,500 teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools to U.S. citizens and permanent residents with a bachelor’s degree between 20 and 30 years of age. This is a unique opportunity to spend 7 months in France with a monthly stipend; Teaching Assistants are eligible for French Health Insurance (after a brief application period); have a privileged insight into contemporary France; master the French language through linguistic immersion; and gain valuable teaching experience. 

Application deadline: January 15, 2015

Economic Development Administration Internship


Rise Above "-Isms"


CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE: Managing Invisible Career Barriers-Stress, Fear & Other Emotions

Are you feeling STUCK, ANXIOUS/STRESSED or PROCRASTINATING about a career decision you need to make, like choosing/changing your major or making plans following graduation? Do you know what you want, but are AFRAID you won’t be successful? Are you feeling OVERWHELMED by the decision you need to make? Then, this CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE workshop is for you! Find out how to turn those negative emotions into positive actions that can move you toward a decision and a successful future.  No pre-registration needed. Students should plan to attend the entire 1-1/2 hours.
 
WHEN: Weds. Oct. 22
TIME:    4-5:30pm
WHERE: Shoemaker Building, 1st Floor Reception*
 
*Please check-in with the receptionist upon arrival.  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Congressional Drama: Midterm Election Analysis


Internships and Internship Workshops

How to Find an Internship Workshop
Thursday, October 23, 2014 * 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?  To help you with your internship search, we will discuss: 
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

This workshop is a collaboration between the University Career Center & The President's 

Promise and Transfer Student Programs through Letters and Sciences.  You do not need to be a 

transfer student in order to attend this workshop.

Google Internships & Summer Programs

BOLD Internship
Application Due: December 1, 2014
The Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Internship Program is designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically under-represented in this field. Google invites students to join us for a unique summer experience, including an 11-week paid internship, personal and professional development programming, executive speakers, mentoring, and community-building.
Audience: Juniors


BOLD Discovery Program
Application Due: March 1, 2015
The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Discovery program is a two-day interactive summit for first-year students who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology sector. Attendees will get an inside look at Google's organizational structure, business operations and culture.
Audience: Freshmen

BOLD Immersion Program
Application Due: March 1, 2015 
Overview: The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Immersion program gives second-year students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture where great minds, cutting-edge technology and smart business intersect to make a difference-each and every day.
Audience: Sophomores

AdCamp
Application Due: March 1, 2015 
Overview: AdCamp offers a collaborative curriculum focused on Google's advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google's ad products and insight into the industry. Participants will get the opportunity to meet with Googlers and interns, compete in a case competition, participate in social activities and get an inside look into helping small and medium businesses thrive.
Audience: Juniors



National LGBTQ Task Force
Media and Public Relations Internship-Paid internship 
To Apply: Send resume and a cover letter to jamaro@thetaskforce.org describing how your experience ans talents would contribute to the work of the National LGBTQ Task Force.
The intern will assist the National LGBTQ Task Force with drafting press materials, copy-editing, coordinating press events, press outreach, and other communications projects as needed.


The Washington Center Intern and Scholarship Program  
There has been an increase in scholarships for Maryland students attending public insitutions during the Spring and Summer 2015 semesters.
Continue on to learn more information about the Washington Center Internship program.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BSOS Engagement and Success Reception


Paid Penn Hill Winter/Spring 2015 Internships


ENSP Breakfast Discussion with Professor Joanna Goger

Hey GVPT students!

The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council has organized a breakfast

discussion event for Wednesday, October 22nd with ENSP professor Joanna

Goger! Are you interested in learning about internships/careers in

Environmental Law and Policy or general opportunities in the ENSP

department? If so, this event is for you!


This event will be at 10 am on October 22, and will facilitate casual

conversation over complimentary bagels, coffee, and juice! Attendance is

capped at 10, so if you're interested you should RSVP at the link below!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18mzdkbBCk8BJZVtGzBxPYJy1hpkqS1WGOIvgg0etWYM/viewform?c=0&w=1

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

China Internship Program

Interested in gaining international work experience and building your post-graduation job prospects? Consider spending time interning in China!

Learn more at our Information Table at Next Week's Language Career Fiar
Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 11AM-3PM
Room: Colony Ballroom at the Stamp Student Union

Please feel free to stop by and learn about our programs.

We are the largest provider of internship opportunities and study abroad courses for students in China, with 1, 2 and 3 month programs starting every month in Beijing, Shanghai, & Shenzhen. We have organized over 4000 student placements in the past six years, and work with over 500 companies, across various industries including Finance, Law, Marketing/PR, Engineering, Green Tech, International Business, Pharmaceuticals, NGOs and many more. Fluent English is the only language requirement.

Our programs have been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the BBC. CRCC Asia has also developed partnerships with various universities, including the University of Texas Austin, the University of Michigan and Colorado State University. You can find more information through our short video here .

We look forward to seeing you in China soon!


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Stanford Law School Research Fellow


Commitment:
Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2015.  Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow. 

Description:
Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School.  Designed for graduating seniors or recent college graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future. 

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and MIT, and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia.  They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science. 

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests.  As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:
·         Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
·         Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
·         Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
·         Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
·         Report writing and manuscript preparation

Job qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences, mathematics, or another relevant field
·         Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity
·         Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems
·         Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
·         Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, statistics, applied math or engineering
·         Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
·         Programming experience in Stata, SAS, R, Python or other languages is preferred, but not required
·         Prior research experience in the social sciences is preferred, but not required

How to apply:
There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 11:59PM PST on Sunday, December 7, 2014. The deadline for the second round is 11:59PM PST on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. Please note this position is not visa sponsorship eligible, but applicants with OPT are eligible for this position. To apply, please do both of the following:

(1) Apply online at http://forms.law.stanford.edu/fellows/application. Upload a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume, an unofficial transcript, a short academic writing sample, and at least two references with contact information. The writing sample should be an academic paper, preferably empirical or social science-related. Standardized test scores (e.g. GRE, LSAT, GMAT) will be considered, but are not required.

(2) Submit your resume online via the Stanford jobs website https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search – enter the job number 64432 in the keyword search field to locate this job posting and apply.


If you have any additional comments or questions, please send them in an e-mail to fellows@law.stanford.edu