Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program - application period open

Camp PALS Volunteers - accepting applications for Summer 2019

PALS Programs, a nonprofit organization that provides one week long summer camp opportunities for teens and young adults with Down syndrome and their peers at 14 college campuses across the country, is currently accepting volunteer applications for Summer 2019 programs.

PALS Programs offers immersive one-week long summer camps for teens and young adults with Down syndrome and their peers. Volunteer counselors are paired one-to-one with a roommate who has Down syndrome for a week of incredible activities and trips. Trips have included a day at the beach, yacht cruises, amusement parks, and more!

PALS provides an opportunity to gain experience with diverse populations, develop genuine friendships, and build leadership skills. This is an invaluable experience to become familiar with the disability community for those interested in law, service, and public policy. Gain real world experience to help change the world from a social justice lens! Check out this video to see why volunteers call PALS the best week of the year!

Openings for male volunteers age 16-30 are available at several programs this summer! Application can be submitted here, and questions can be directed to rosemary@palsprograms.org. There is no cost for volunteers at PALS.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Searching for Talented Students: University Health Center Peer Programs Application Open

University Health Center Peer Programs are experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students at the University of Maryland. Peers specialize in different content areas and activities, and all are responsible for educating, serving, and improving the wellness of University of Maryland community members. Find out more about the programs and apply today at go.umd.edu/UHCPeerPrograms! Applications close March 1.

Questions? Email health@umd.edu

Friday, February 15, 2019

Opportunities to Develop your Leadership Skills - Deadlines approaching!

Leadership is one of the top attributes employers look for on resumes, yet less than 30% of UMD students have engaged in leadership training. Stand out from the rest by participating in this spring's leadership programs. Register today by logging into OrgSync and going to the Maryland LEAD page

Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI) is a five week leadership development program that engages students in hands-on activities and critical dialogue. TLI sessions take place on multiple nights of the week with 4 different tracks to choose from: Introductory, Scholars, Plus, and Student Organizations. 
Date: Once a week from February 26th - April 4th | Location: Stamp Student Union

Maryland Leadership Advance is a one-day developmental conference for students with prior leadership roles and experience. Participants will engage in discussion and activities on the temptations of leadership, leadership myths, and barriers to change while looking towards leadership in professional and community settings outside of UMD. 
Date: Saturday, March 9th | Location: Stamp Student Union

Questions? Email us at mdlead@umd.edu

Job Opportunity: Criminal Investigator - Department of Health and Human Services

Image result for department of health and human servicesPosition: Criminal Investigator (GL-1811-7/9)

Organizational Location: Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations

Duty Station:  Nashville, TN

Who May Apply:  All U.S. Citizens, No Prior Federal Experience is Required

Opening period:  Friday, February 15, 2019 through Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Link:  HHS-OIG-OI-DH-10418015-TR

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Academic Success and Tutorial Services: Free Tutoring

Both BMGT 230 and PSYC 200 are duplicates for CCJS 200.  So if you would like extra help in CCJS 200 or any of the above listed courses, please consider scheduling a tutoring appointment.

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps - apply now!

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer living and working in another country Interested in becoming a change maker and discovering how social entrepreneurship can bring lasting improvement to people’s lives?

We invite you to join the 2019 Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC), a unique study and internship program abroad for undergraduate and graduate students where you will spend your summer in a Latin American country observing, creating and implementing sustainable business solutions to poverty-related challenges.  

SPRING: Prior to departure, you will participate in a spring course at UMD (meets Wednesday nights from March 27th through May 8th) that introduces you to the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship and its potential to transform communities while preparing you for your summer fieldwork.  
SUMMER: You will then spend eight weeks immersed in your destination country while learning about social entrepreneurship through consulting with local businesses and implementing development projects with rural populations.  
FALL:  Upon returning to campus, you will complete a reflection course to apply the skills learned abroad to your future coursework, career and your own entrepreneurial ideas.

Check out TedTalk by Greg Van Kirk, president and co-founder of Social Entrepreneur Corps, UMD’s partner organization for the MSEC program  

Program Highlights:
  • Eight-week Social Entrepreneurship Summer Internship Abroad
  • Choose From Two Beautiful Locations:
  • Earn 9 UMD Credits
  • Open to All Majors
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students Welcome
  • Scholarships Available for Every Participant!
  • Learn Adaptive Leadership, Collaborative Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation Design and Consulting Skills
  • Make a Direct and Measurable Contribution to Rural Development Work in Latin America Focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Develop Lasting Connections with Homestay Families
  • Learn or Improve your Spanish Language Skills
Application Deadline:   March 1st, 2019

MSEC Information Sessions:
  • February 15th (Friday):  12-1 pm:  Education Abroad:  3117 HJ Patterson Hall
  • February 19th (Tuesday):  5-6 pm:  Education Abroad:  1102 HJ Patterson Hall
  • February 22nd (Friday):  11 am - 12 pm:  Education Abroad:  1102 HJ Patterson Hall
  • February 27th (Wednesday):  4:30-5:30 pm:  Education Abroad:  1102 HJ Patterson Hall
  • February 28th (Thursday):  2-3 pm:  Education Abroad:  1102 HJ Patterson Hall 
Questions? Contact Jennifer Precht, Associate Director Education Abroad at jprecht@umd.edu or (301) 405-5747.

2019 Grad Fair

Graduating in May? Buy your regalia during the Grad Fair! This is the only way to guarantee the University Book Center has the correct size and style for your big day.

If you are unable to attend Grad Fair because of location, internships, etc, you may order your regalia online! Because it is a vendor site, it will not be applicable for the discount at Grad Fair. The site will open for ordering March 8th. Only complete packages will be available for purchase online.