Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Apply to the Global Terrorism Minor - Info Session TONIGHT

The Global Terrorism Minor program, run through the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism here at UMD is currently accepting applications!

 All UMD Students are welcome to apply regardless of major or field of study. Interested students can find more information here: or through our information session on February 10 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM in 1114 Tydings Hall. 

All questions regarding the program and application process should go to

Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Available for Spring 2016 - Deadline TODAY at 5:00PM

Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship
Spring 2016 Application Now Open
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.

Eligible Candidates
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2016 semester, who have an internship for spring 2016, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2016 & August 2016) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's 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 spring and completed by Friday, May 20, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fiction Writing Scholarship Available

University Career Center Internship Events: Internship Related

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences (some sites may be open to more than one day).

During your visit, you may accompany your host to meetings, participate in informational interviews with other staff members or work on small projects. We hope this short-term experience will help you clarify your career interests and explore the world of work.  In fall 2015, we matched 380+ students with an Intern for a Day host.  A wide variety of career fields and industries are represented in the Intern for a Day program.  

Monday, February 15, 2016 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? We will discuss specific resources, quick tips, and strategies to build your network.

University Career Center: Spring Career & Internship Fair Prep Events

Upcoming Career Fair Prep: Events:

Spring 2016 Schedule Adjustment Period Ending Today

Image result for deadlineBecause the University was closed due to inclement weather at the beginning of the spring 2016 semester on Monday, January 25, and Tuesday, January 26, the schedule adjustment period has been extended by two days to February 9, 2016.

The last day of the Schedule Adjustment Period is Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for the spring semester. Students should review their courses and check that their official enrollment matches the courses they are attending. Often, students do not realize that they are still enrolled in a course which they thought they had dropped, or do not know that they are attending a course in which they are not enrolled.

It is much easier to correct these problems now, than at the end of the semester when your grades are posted.

Add and Drop Classes: Students can add, drop or change course sections during the schedule adjustment period. Courses added prior to and during the schedule adjustment period will appear on the student’s permanent record. Courses dropped prior to or during the schedule adjustment period will not appear on the student record, nor will they count towards the number of attempts a student has for any given course.

Pass-Fail Policy:  Courses for which this option applies must be electives in the student's program. The courses may not be college, major, field of concentration, or general education program requirements. The full policy can be viewed on the Undergraduate Catalog.

What should students do?
  1. Check your enrollment in Testudo under “Registration (Drop/Add)” by February 9th.
  2. Make sure you are enrolled in all of the correct courses.
  3. Make sure you have dropped those you no longer plan to take.
  4. Visit either BSOS or CCJS Advising if you have any questions!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Smith Business Minors - Applications open

Attend an Information Session Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Van Munching Hall room 2511 

Smith Minor Applications are now open!!!  

2016-2017 Applications due on February 15, 2016 at Midnight.

BSOS Scholarships Available

Image result for bsosThe College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students, ranging from $500-$1500 per award. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria.  The deadline for BSOS Scholarships applications has been extended to Friday, February 12, at 5:00 PM.

Gregory F. Ball Scholarship Award

Deadline to apply:
Friday, February 12, 2016 by 5:00 PM

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:

Attn: Margaret Doyle
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742
or email

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to