Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Summer Class: GVPT388A and GVPT399A

GVPT 399A/388A
Summer Session 1 (399A+388A): June 1-June 19, 2015
Summer Session 1 (388A only): June 1-July 10, 2015
The Politics of Terror: In the Individual, the Community and the State
Dr. Glass

Course Description:
GVPT 399A/388A studies the different psychological and political aspects of terror.  We engage in this study in an intensive three-week workshop that combines films dealing with various approaches to terror and readings that demonstrate the role of terror both within the self, the community and the state.  It is the argument of this course that terror and the terrorized self are political forms of experience that exercise a significant hold on how we approach the political and public space.  What however may be a more subtle argument is that terror occurs on multiple levels; selves can be terrorized as absolutely and completely as can states and political targets.  The self internalizes terror as a shattering experience; terror transforms identity and makes us afraid, tentative, and uncertain both about the boundaries of our internal world and the safety of the external world.  How we deal with that terror is central to traumatic experiences that individuals may experience at some moment in their lives. 

To be terrorized, whether by fear, death, or trauma, possesses lasting impacts that can change the course of the lives of individuals.  Similarly terror in the community poses questions of collective impact; how the terror directed from outside or inside to a given community affects social, cultural and political relationships within that community.  Certainly a terrorized community affects the individuals in that community and presents additional issues of how identity is affected and how collective trauma affects the internal psychodynamic structures of individual life.  Finally we look at state imposed terror; terror as a matter of public policy, terror as an instrument of the state.  Terror at all levels raises serious ethical and moral questions about the kinds of ‘action’ that are defined as terror; whether they can be considered legitimate; whether they are warranted, and what the long and short term costs of terror are on the community, individuals within that community and on political actors authorizing or engaging in state sponsored terrorism. 

Trauma is central to terror; since terror traumatizes: it traumatizes individuals, communities, groups and cultures.  Much of our discussion in this course will be to understand how that trauma operates; what it means and how to understand it.

We undertake this exploration of terror and trauma through a combination of films and readings.  We meet four days a week and after we screen the film the class breaks up into small groups where we will discuss the films, their psychological and political implications and how our own personal experience of the film affects our understanding of terror and trauma.  Discussion sections will be small in order to assure ample time and space for intensive discussion and analysis of both the films and the readings. 

Required Readings: (for 399A and the online version of the course)

Iris Chang, Rape of Nanking (first week)
Jessica Stern, Terror in the Name of God (second week)
Michael Herr, Dispatches (third week)

Schedule of Films: See below.

Requirements: FOR THOSE STUDENTS TAKING ONLY 399A (three credits):

You are required to attend films and discussion sections.  You are permitted one absence; any additional absence will need to be substantiated by a note or letter from a physician or other professional requiring you not to be in class.  You are required to write three short essays (5-7 pages, double-spaced), one per week.  The first two will be due on Tuesdays, sent to me by e-mail.  The third, which is in effect a take home final, will be due on Monday, June 23.  You will be given essay questions on each Friday.  The essays will cover only the films and readings for the previous week. You are also required to keep short (one to two pages) journals of each film.  These journals will be graded pass/fail.  You are required to do the readings.   Participation in discussion section will help push you up to a higher grade if you are on the borderline between two grades.   ATTENDANCE AT DISCUSSION SECTIONS IS REQUIRED.

For those taking both 399A and 388A for a combination of SIX credits: 

399A requirements are listed above.  For 388A, you will work out with your discussion leader a topic or theme you want to think and write about during the three weeks following the intensive workshop class.  You will be asked to see an additional five films and will be given additional reading.  You will use those films and the readings in your paper, which are the sole requirements for 388A.  The paper will be 20 pages in length, no more than 25 pages and will be due on the last day of the first summer session.

For those taking ONLY 388A (three credits), the online version of this course: 

You will be required to see all the films listed in the schedule of films as well as do all the readings listed in the ‘required readings’.  Every two weeks, you will submit a paper (the questions will be e-mailed to you) of 5-7 pages on the first four films in the schedule, working into the paper the reading assignment; the second two weeks, you will submit a paper on the second four films, working in the reading; and for your final exam you will submit a paper on the last four films in the schedule of films, working in the reading. Your grade will be determined by an average of the grades of the three essays.  You will also have a twice-weekly e-mail exchange with your teaching assistant, discussing what films you’ve seen and the impact these films have had on you.   You are welcome to complete the course as soon as you wish; but you must adhere to the requirements listed above, no matter at what pace you see the films or complete the readings.  Because of copy right laws, we are unable to provide the films online; however, Netflix and Amazon should have all of them.

  • For 399A: The first paper will count 30%; the second, 35%, and the third, 35%. 
  • For 388A: Final Essay (Independent Study), 100%.
388A only: The first paper will count 25% of your grade; the second paper, 30%; the third paper, 30%.  Your online participation will count 15%.

GVPT399A+388A Combined Film Schedule*:

Terror in and on the Self

June 2: Ordinary People
        3:  Black Swan
        4: Shutter Island
        5: Incendies

Terror in the Community

June 9:  Hotel Rwanda
        10:The Beider Meinhoff Gang
        11: City of God
        12: Paradise Now

Terror in and by the State

June 16: Munich
        17: District 9
        18: Rendition
        19: The Grey Zone

Students may enroll for either three or six credits; if you enroll for three credits and intend to take the on-campus course, sign up for GVPT 399A; you may also take the course as an online, three credit course.  If you do that sign up for GVPT 388A.  If you choose to take the course for six credits sign up for both 399A and 388A.  For those taking the course for six credits, 388A covers the second three weeks of the first summer session.  You do an independent project on your own that builds from the first three-week 399A session.  You work with your discussion leader on a paper topic and that paper will be due at the end of the first summer session.  You do not have to be on campus to do GVPT 388A.   For those of you taking the online 388A ONLY you have the entire first summer session, through July 10, to complete the above list of films. You will be required to make your own arrangements for viewing the films.  They are available, although not all in streaming, at both Netflix and Amazon.  Some may be on You Tube. If you have any questions feel free to contact Professor Glass at extension X5-4119 or jglass1@umd.edu.

*If you take only GVPT388A, you should take 2 weeks to complete each section.

University Career Center Opportunities

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Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair 
Friday, March 27, 2015 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, LeFrak Hall, Room 1124
The Geographical Sciences Advising Office, in cooperation with the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, sponsors a semi-annual career and internship fair specific to Geographical Sciences, Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Science and Policy students every semester. Public, private and non-profit employers will attend seeking potential interns and employees. All majors are welcomed.

Review fair preparation tips  to learn how to put your best foot forward.
Employers attending the fair include…

  • Adnet Systems Inc.
  • Analysis, Modeling and Simulation Proponent Office
  • Central Maryland Regional Transit
  • Clean Water Action
  • District Department of the Environment
  • Environmental Quality Resources, LLC
  • Geographic Services, Inc.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
  • MITRE Corporation, The
  • NASA DEVELOP National Program
  • NOAA - Office of Coastal Survey
  • Peace Corps
  • SolarCity
  • Student PIRGs
  • Telophase Corporation
  • Transportation Resource Information Point (TRIP)
  • University of Maryland - Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Information Sciences
  • University of Maryland - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
  • Urban Resources Initiative

For additional information about this event: contact Byron Marroquin at geog-advise@umd.edu.

Career Shuttle Opportunities

Career Shuttle: Olney Theatre Center - Friday, April 10, 2015  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
This career shuttle is for students who are interested in learning more about careers in arts management, theatre and/or the non-profit world.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about Olney’s apprentice and young actors’ program, as well as other internship and career opportunities.  Visit Olney’s website to learn more about these exciting positions.

Career Shuttle: Prince George's County Police Department - Wednesday, April 15, 2015  • 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
The trip will include a welcome from the Inspector General (an alumnus of UMD/ARHU), an overview of the law enforcement field and tours of facilities such as the crime scene investigation room, firearms library, DNA lab and more. You can learn more about careers with Prince George’s County Police Department here.

Career Shuttle: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - Friday, April 17, 2015    
This visit is open to all UMD students and alumni, but students interested in the environmental topics and furthering their knowledge in a science discipline are particularly encouraged to attend.  Information will be shared about SERC research internships including projects in terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics, geography, and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management! Read more about their ongoing related projects HERE, including global change, landscape ecology and population and community ecology.  


The Real Real World Career Series
Are you a junior or a senior? Then don’t miss the Real Real World Career Series! This series is designed to give you a sense of what it’s like to be a professional in the real world outside of the day-to-day job, and to provide advice on how to successfully navigate the basics of being a top-notch young professional. RSVP using the links below.

Mocktail Monday: ter.ps/8re
April 6th @ 7pm in the Prince George’s Room at Stamp
We’re kicking off our series with a mocktail party! Come out for a night filled with hors d’oeuvres, “drinks,” and networking! Come in your best professional cocktail attire* and get ready to mingle with young professionals. #MocktailMonday
*Wear clothing you would normally wear to a networking/social event or a professional conference

Diversity + Me: ter.ps/8rt
April 7th @ 6pm in the Prince George’s Room at Stamp
So you’re off to a new job, and you’ve got everything covered. But wait, what about your identity? Think about it, your workplace will be your new home for the next year or more. So don’t let your identity be hidden! Come out to hear from an expert how you can be your true self wherever you go!

Making Your World Meaningful: ter.ps/8rc
April 7th @ 7pm in the Prince George’s Room at Stamp
Think you don’t have time to give back at the same time you’re launching your career? Well think again! Come out to this workshop to learn ways in which you can get up and give back to the world.

Budget Hard, Play Hard: ter.ps/8rr
April 8th @ 6pm in the University Career Center, 3100 HBK
So you’re off to a new life, a new city/country, and a new job. Congratulations! But you still have to consider your budget. Come out to this workshop to learn how to enjoy the joys of adulthood while also wisely managing your money!

How to WIN at Life: A Personal Well-being Workshop: ter.ps/8ru
April 8th @ 7pm in the University Career Center, 3100 HBK
Come learn how to make it big in the real world by focusing on what matters the most -yourself. In this workshop, you’ll get all the tools and resources you need to achieve physical and mental wellness. Get ready to WIN at life!

Yourself in a Year:  ter.ps/8rv
April 9th @ 5pm in the University Career Center, 3100 HBK
Ever wonder what it’s like to transition from college student to working professional? Then come to our panel featuring recently graduated Terps! They’ll share their tips for adjusting to life after graduation, and how they became successful right out of college! Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Internship Opportunity with the White House Office of Management and Budget Director's Office

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for summer 2015 internships.  Current undergraduate students may apply for this unpaid internship.
  • Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives
  • Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics
  • Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities
  • Assist with correspondence preparation and management
  • Provide general office support
  • Special projects as assigned
Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary.
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas or current issues.
Academic Credit: Internships are only offered as student work-study programs and are not for compensation. Students accepted for an internship may earn academic credit while working in our office. Information on academic credit programs can be obtained from school placement offices.
Requirements: Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Jessie Crabb, jcrabb@omb.eop.gov. Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund 
Application Now Open!

Bright Futures is a scholarship fund for students who secured an unpaid Summer 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships.

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2015 semester, who have an internship for Summer 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2015 or August 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the Summer and completed by August 28, 2015
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise

Research Seminar Series and Reception - A Mission View of Cybersecurity

"A Mission View of Cybersecurity"
Featured Speaker: Mr. Daniel Ennis, University of Maryland alumnus and current Director of the National Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency (NSA).
Moderator: Michael Wertheimer, former Director of Research at the National Security Agency, and current Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland.
DATE: April 8th, 2015
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: 2460 AV Williams Building, College Park, MD, 20742
RSVP to vpr@umd.edu by Monday, April 6th, 2015
For more informationlovelace@umd.edu
Mr. Daniel Ennis, University of Maryland alumnus and current Director of the National Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency, will address some of the operational challenges of defending U.S. networks from cyber intrusions. Mr. Ennis will describe research challenges, training and education challenges, the scope and scale defensive cybersecurity needs, automation, and where he sees future requirements. The talk will be moderated by Dr. Michael Wertheimer, former Director of Research at the National Security Agency, and current Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.
Reception immediately following seminar.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Award

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham, T. Rowe Price Foundation, and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.
Award criteria, instructions, and an online application are available at http://terpparent.umd.edu/mpa-student-scholarship-awardApplications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or parents@umd.edu.

Creating a Research Poster in the Humanities and Social Sciences

 Knowing how to present academic research is an important skill for undergraduates that may be applied to future academic and career experiences. The research poster session has been a staple of presenting research in the STEM fields yet is still little known in the humanities and some social science disciplines. The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting workshops for undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences on creating a research poster. 
This workshop should be helpful to students planning to participate in Undergraduate Research Day, which will be held on campus on April 29, 2015. The workshops will cover principles of good poster design, organization of information, and strategies for printing and presenting your poster. Please RSVP to ugresearch@umd.edu with the subject line “Poster Workshop” and the date/time you wish to attend. Workshops will take place in the MCUR office, 2100D McKeldin Library, across from the Learning Commons. More information can be found on the MCUR website at http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/researchposter.php.
To register for Undergraduate Research Day, download the application form from the MCUR website at http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/ugresearchday.php. Applications are due by April 13, 2015.
Upcoming Sessions:
·         Wednesday, April 1, 5-5:30 p.m.
·         Thursday, April 2, Noon to 12:30 p.m.
·         Thursday, April 2, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
·         Friday, April 3, 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Federal Semester or Global Semester in Washington, D.C.

Want college credit for a Washington internship? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Federal Semester Program or Global Semester in Washington, D.C.!  Apply by April 6 for first round consideration!
Join a lively, engaged student cohort group!  In both programs, students take a fall-semester seminar from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, health, homeland security, diplomacy, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and other related organizations. Past internship locations include Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Middle East Institute, Department of Energy, White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Aerospace Industries Association, and many more.  Activities include trips to Capitol Hill and to agencies and organizations headquartered in DC, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers from the domestic and international arenas.  The programs also include one-on-one assistance in writing resumes, obtaining internships, etc.
Students who successfully complete program requirements will earn a notation on their transcript!
For details and an application form, go to http://federalsemester.umd.edu and/orhttp://globalsemesterdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Dr. Joan Burton, Director. Applications preferred by Monday, April 6. Rolling admissions thereafter.

GVPT Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Jacob Hacker, April 10 at 11am in the Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall

The Department of Government and Politics
Distinguished Lecture Series
is pleased to announce

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Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science &
Director of the Institute for Social and Policy Studies

Jacob Hacker
Department of Political Science at Yale University

"American Amnesia: Reclaiming the Forgotten Roots of American Prosperity

Friday, April 10, 2015
11:00am - 12:30pm
Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall
(a very light reception to follow)


Jacob S. Hacker is Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. An expert on the politics of US health and social policy in cross-national perspective, he is the author or co-author of five books, numerous journal articles, and a wide range of popular writings on American politics and public policy, with a focus on health and economic security.  With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, he directs the Economic Security Index, a multi-year project examining economic insecurity in the United States, and he currently serves as a member of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, housed at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.  He recently won the Heinz Eulau Prize of the American Political Science Association for his 2013 article “The Insecure American,” written with Philipp Rehm and Mark Schlesinger. His latest book is Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (2011, Simon and Schuster), written with Paul Pierson. His next book, also co-authored with Pierson, will be published in spring 2015: American Amnesia: Rediscovering the Forgotten Roots of American Prosperity.

Intelligence Analyst, Office of Naval Intelligence (Position)

Meet and network with professionals recruiting for the following position at the Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair 2015  Friday, March 27, 2015 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Location: 1124 LeFrak Hall)
Intelligence Analyst, Office of Naval Intelligence - Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center
Job Description
The Naval Intelligence Community spans across many organizations that provide direct support to the Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and various Joint and Fleet Commands. Gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Navy relative to the broader Intelligence Community and work side by side with your fellow companions throughout the DOD and various other intelligence agencies. 

This position serves as an Intelligence Specialist starting at the GG-07 or GG-09 level with promotion potential to GG-13. Core job duties include performing intelligence analysis and production for Naval Special Warfare (NSW), Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and other Navy and Department of Defense customers. This division supports U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, Special Boat Teams, Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Units, Naval Construction Units and Riverine Units. This position is located in Suitland, MD at the Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center. 

- Support USN SEAL Teams with intelligence to meet current and planned mission requirements. 

- Serve as a conduit to the Intelligence Community for collection tasking and analytical products germane to Special Operations Forces (SOF) and expeditionary forces. 

- Conduct effective liaison and coordination with counterparts in the Intelligence Community to include CIA, DIA, NSA, DCTC and the National Counter-Terrorism Center. - Interprets, evaluates and integrates all-source intelligence related to terrorist social networks and counter intelligence tactics and techniques. 

- Analyze and evaluate tactics, techniques and procedures of terrorist networks, insurgent groups and operations. 

- Analyze and evaluate social and tribal networks in relation to potential targets via message searches, data mining and open source searches to determine relationships of individuals and groups. 

- Demonstrate knowledge of assigned discipline and customer base. 

- Perform analytical reach back services in response to time-sensitive requests from deployed forces. 

- Evaluate collections in support of the intelligence production process. Utilizes information obtained through research to develop and evaluate intelligence information reports and source directed requirements. 

- Represent the organization at meetings or briefings relative to his/her area of responsibility. 

- Produce reports, studies, and briefings for select audiences including senior level managers.
How to Apply
Apply at www.USAJOBS.gov.  
Posting Date- April 8, 2015
Duration- full-time, career
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Career News for GVPT Majors

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Walk-in Wednesdays: University Career Center @ BSOS, 2148 Tydings Hall
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
BSOS students are welcome to walk-in without an appointment Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (last student will be seen at 11:45 a.m.). Students will have 15-minutes or less with a career consultant to discuss résumés, how to research a career field, networking questions, etc. This event is for BSOS majors only. Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke, csehlke@umd.edu. You may also schedule an individual appointment other times throughout the week.   
For the full list of events, review the Center’s Events Calendar
How to Find an Internship 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: 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
RSVP for this event: Click here

The International Student Internship Workshop 
Friday, March 27, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: HBK3135 Resource Room
 Are you an international student and 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 as an international student, we will discuss:
  • How to overcome challenges for international students during the internship and internship search process
  • Resources and courses on campus available to international students with internships
  • Immigration regulations concerning internships for international students
 RSVP for this event: Click here
BSOS Career Lab: Networking 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
With 60-80% of available positions being filled exclusively through referral, networking effectively is a crucial skill. Learn how to get started networking with intention.*Note: bring your laptop, tablet, OR paper/pencil for this Lab. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis. 
Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here
Developing Your Personal Brand Workshop 
Thursday, April 02, 2015 • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
How do employers see you? Come learn from our Peer Career Educators how to develop your personal brand through creating your 30 second elevator pitch, online presence, and professional dress. You will learn all the tools to impress employers and network successfully!
RSVP for this event: Click here

How to Find an Internship 
Monday, April 06, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: 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
RSVP for this event: Click here
BSOS Career Lab: Choosing a graduate school program 
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Are you considering graduate school? Not sure what programs may be a fit for you? Spend 50 minutes in the Lab to find out what factors are important when choosing a graduate program and get started on your research. Each student will also receive a graduate school application timeline to keep you on track. *Note: this Lab is for students in the early graduate school exploration process (sophomores or juniors, most likely). Note: bring your laptop or tablet to access website resources we will be using. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis.
Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here
USDA Office of Budget and Program Analysis: Employer Networking Sessions 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Come learn about the US Department of Agriculture and their Office of Budget and Program Analysis (OBPA)! They will provide an overview of the USDA and discuss opportunities specifically within the Office of Budget and Program Analysis.  Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
RSVP for this event: Click here
Department of Defense: Joint Warfare Analysis Center : Employer Networking Sessions 
Thursday, April 02, 2015 • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) networking event; refreshments provided! We are a Defense Department organization under US Strategic Command responsible for solving challenging US national security problems for our nation's warfighters, and we are currently hiring. Ideal candidates are those with strong technical skills in the below fields who also have an interest in national security. We are seeking students graduating in May this year, or who have graduated within the past two years. We are looking for people with the following educational backgrounds:
  • Operations Research
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Gaming/War-gaming
For more information regarding JWAC, please visit our website at www.jwac.mil, or feel free to contact us directly at recruiting@jwac.mil
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
RSVP for this event: Click here