Monday, February 17, 2020

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

The University Health Center is currently seeking talented students for their Peer Programs! Peer Programs are experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students at the University of Maryland. Peers specialize in different content areas and activities, but all are responsible for educating, serving, and improving the wellness of University of Maryland community members. Find out more about the programs through the recruitment flyer and apply today! Applications close March 2, 2020.

US Department of State: Facebook Live Focus on Internships



Date: Feb 17
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Virtual Event

From February 14-March 2, the U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for their Fall 2020 Student Internship Program. Join Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm to learn more about the application process and what fantastic opportunities are available through this program that places interns around the world.

RSVP here to let the Career Center know you'll be attending this event.

For additional information about this event, please contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu.

Scholarship Opportunity for CCJS Students - Deadline February 18

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship 
2020-2021 Academic Year

Multiple scholarships ($1,000-$1,350 each) will be awarded to high achieving CCJS rising juniors and seniors. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated strength in CCJS coursework, merit, and leadership ability.   Preference will be given to students who have an interest in and are eligible for law enforcement careers.

Applicants for the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Declared as a CCJS major
  • Rising junior or senior standing for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Will register as a full-time student for the Fall 2020 semester and in good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3 for all colleges/universities attended
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities
  • U.S. Citizen


Applicants must submit all of the following materials:

  • Transcript(s) (unofficial is fine)  showing all college/university coursework
  • Resume (please include expected graduation date)
  • Short (250 word) Bio  – include year of study, major, other activities relevant to scholarship and professional activities
  • Short essay (1-2 pages) specifying career and academic goals


Recipients of the scholarships will be recognized in May 2020 at the BSOS College awards ceremony.

Deadline to Apply:
All application materials must be submitted in a single packet in hardcopy by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to:

Dr. Laure Brooks
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
LBROOKS1@UMD.EDU

Application materials should be placed in the Dr. Brook's mailbox, which is located in 2220 LeFrak Hall.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Smith Minor Applications *OPEN* DUE Feb 17th

The Smith Business Minor program applications are open for students interested in pursuing a minor in General Business, Business Analytics, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. There will be two upcoming information sessions for students who would like to explore the possibility of adding one of three Business minors to their academic portfolio.

Students who are interested in Business Analytics should attend the Monday, February 3rd session at 6 pm in Van Munching 1505. While those interested in General Business or the Innovation & Entrepreneurship minors should attend the information session on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30pm in Edward St John 2212. 

If students have any questions, they can visit at go.umd.edu/smithminors or email smithminors@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Maryland General Assembly Internship Program: Applications now open for 2020-2021

Consider applying for the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) Internship Program!  The MGA internship program is a two-semester course open only to students who have earned superior academic records and who have demonstrated effective writing skills.  

Many program alums have stated the MGA program offers the best internship opportunity at UMD. Interns serve at the MGA for 16-20 hours per week during the spring legislative session (January-April 2021). Their assignments develop invaluable professional skills. In previous sessions, interns researched proposed legislation, responded to constituent mail, organized news conferences, and wrote and delivered testimony. The internship (ENGL388M/HONR379W) conveys six credits.

In the preceding fall semester, students will take a three credit course (ENGL381/HONR368A) which teaches students the skills that the internship will require. In addition, students learn about the MGA and Maryland state politics.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Pat Tillman Scholar Applications Now Open for Veterans, Active-Duty, and Spouses


The application for the 2020 class of Tillman Scholars, one of the most prestigious scholarships for veterans and military-connected students, is now open! The Tillman Scholarship is open to veterans, active-duty service members, and their spouses who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time. 

Being selected as a Tillman Scholar includes: 

  • Scholarship: Annual funding for academic expenses, including tuition, books and living expenses
  • National Network: Access to a community of high-performing peers, mentors, and industry leaders
  • Leadership Development: Opportunities to advance knowledge, skills, and experience


Apply now at https://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/  and select apply as a partner school. As a Tillman partner school, UMD is guaranteed at least one scholarship recipient.  Additionally, applying for the Tillman automatically places you into consideration for UMD's 50+ veteran-specific scholarships.

The application closes on February 29, 2020.  If you have any questions, please contact David Reese at dmreese@umd.edu

Invitation to the Dubin Family Lecture | America, Israel and the Age of Constant Cyber Conflict

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and the College of Arts and Humanities cordially invite you to their premier annual event: 

The Elizabeth and Richard Dubin Family Lecture on Tuesday, March 24th, 5 PM at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, College Park.  This year's distinguished speaker, will be The New York Times renowned journalist, David Sanger who will be speaking on America, Israel and the Age of Constant Cyber Conflict.  

David Sanger is a national security correspondent and a senior writer for The New York Times. He has been on three teams that have won Pulitzer Prizes.  His newest book, "The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age," examines the emergence of cyberconflict as the primary way large and small states competing and undercutting each other, changing the nature of global power. 

For parking  information and to RSVP, visit go.umd.edu/DubinLecture2020 or email Avis Koeiman, akoeiman@umd.edu.

Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program accepting applications

About the Program
Participation in the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program empowers students to act by equipping them with the necessary skills, resources and support for leadership roles, while engaging in areas of cultural pluralism, advocacy and change. Fellows design and implement their own community action projects, take leadership courses, serve at an internship, and meet elected officials, community advocates and nonprofit leaders. Each Fellow’s experience in the program will be guided by his or her interest in a specific policy issue. The program continues the legacy of Howard Peters “Pete” Rawlings and the work he did as a Delegate in the State of Maryland. 

Program Benefits
  • Team-building
  • Mentoring relationships with local leaders
  • Access to renowned leadership scholars and policy faculty
  • Organized site visits
  • Development of a Community Action Project (CAP)
  • Public service
  • Assistance in finding a political or nonprofit internship
  • Participation in courses and conferences on leadership in public life
  • Certificate of completion
Applications are due by Friday, March 27, 2020.