Friday, September 19, 2014

Do you procrastinate? Attend a 1 hour workshop that will save you hours!

Do you procrastinate? Attend a 1 hour workshop that will save you hours!

Start your semester procrastination-free. Leigh Ryan, the director of the Writing Center, will be sharing lessons on how to get you on the right track and tackle even the most overwhelming of assignments! Another reason to attend? There will be gifts given away to those in attendance!

When:  Monday, September 22nd from 
Time:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 
Where: Tawes Fine Arts, room 0234

Spots are limited, reserve a seat in our procrastination workshop today. Send your RSVPs to

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Career & Internship Networking Panel: Law Enforcement

Interested in a career in law enforcement (criminal investigations, policing, assets protection, etc.)?Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel (4:30-5:30 p.m.) discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking (5:30-6:30 p.m.).

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General'
  • United States Secret Service, Special Agent
  • Target, Assets Protection
  • Prince George's County Police Department
  • U.S. Marshal Service

Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.  This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The event is open to all majors.

Date: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 
Time:  4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

University Career Center Workshops Next Week

Internship Interviews: How to Stand Out from the Competition
Date:Monday, September 22, 2014 
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

When searching for internships, it is important to effectively articulate your experiences in an interview setting. This interactive session will help students learn about different types of interviews (in-person, phone, Skype, group, etc) and how to effectively handle each one. We will also discuss the power in story telling and provide an effective formula to help your story stay on track. This session is intended to be fun and provide students with an opportunity to practice!

How to Find an Internship
Date:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 
Time:  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

For more information:

Federal Job Search Fundamentals
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
Time: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Attend this introductory workshop to the Federal Job Search process that will explore the following questions:
  • What federal jobs do I qualify for based on my educational level and academic major?
  • How do I decide on which agencies to target?
  • What is the federal resume and how does this differ from the private industry format?
  • How do I navigate USAJOBS, the Office of Personnel Management’s main website for federal government jobs?
  • How can I earn “best qualified” status and get referred to a hiring official? - What specific federal hiring programs exist for college students and recent grads?

Presenter's Bio: Mr. Steve Young is a Certified Federal Career Coach and Job Search Trainer through the Federal Career Training Institute in Catonsville, MD and teaches federal career courses for Howard and Prince George’s Community Colleges. He is also an Academic Advisor with the University of Maryland Department of Psychology!
For more information:

Applications for Alternative Breaks participants due Sept. 28th!

Do something different for your Winter, Spring or Summer Break! Apply by September 28th at 11:59 PM to participate in any of this year's 27 experiences!

Alternative Breaks are substance-free, community service-learning trips during winter, spring and summer breaks. Participants travel both locally and internationally to engage in active service, learn about social issues, and build upon community assets.

Drop by the upcoming AB Meet and Greet event on Tuesday, September 23rd from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the Stamp Atrium, where you can talk with student and staff leaders of the program.

Applications and more information available on our website-

Study Abroad Opportunities in Italy, Greece, Paris, and the Dominican Republic

Would you like to take a course in Italy, Greece, or Paris this year?  The Classics Department will be offering an information session on its winter term, spring break, and summer study abroad courses.  We will describe each of the programs, review the application deadlines, and discuss the generous scholarships that are available.

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Marie Mount 0100 (the Maryland room)

Serve and Explore: Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic Winter 2015!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

First Look Fair

Come Visit the Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) table at the First Look Fair. Students can sign up for the CJSA listserv and learn about CJSA activities, including Career Shuttles to the Target Investigations Center and the ATF Labs.