Thursday, March 28, 2013

University Career Center: How to Use LinkedIn for your Internship Search

Have you heard about LinkedIn but don't know how to use it or where to start? This workshop will give you all the tools you need to create an appealing profile to help you in your internship search and provide tips on how to best connect with professionals in your industry.
Date:  Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Time:  4:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Project Success II

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Qualities Employers Are Seeking

Qualities Employers Are Seeking: From the Perspective of the University Career Center & the President’s Promise Intern

The Criminal Justice Career & Internship fair was held on March 13th, 2013 in the Stamp, co-sponsored by the CJSA and the University Career Center & the President’s Promise.  A wide variety of employers attended the fair including police departments, correctional officers, and government agencies.  I spoke with the following employers to ask exactly what kinds of qualities they look for: Department of Public Safety & Correctional Service, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Claims Department, Laurel Police Department, Six Flags, UMD Department of Public Safety, Princeton Review, The Choice Program and SOS International Ltd.  

Here are some qualities employers are seeking in bachelor degree candidates:
                    true interest in the position/field
                    age, educational or experience requirements
                    attention to detail
                    ability to multi-task
                    willingness to help
                    problem solving
                    speaking skills
                    writing skills

If you’re feeling apprehensive about how to articulate these skills for an employer or need help gaining useful experiences, schedule a Career Assistance appointment with the University Career Center & the President’s Promise (  You’ll gain tips on how to describe your internship, in class or volunteer experiences.

Whether a freshman or a senior, if you have even the slightest interest in a criminal justice career I would highly recommend attending this annual fair.  There’s nothing to lose but maybe an hour of your time, and a promising variety of opportunities to gain. The employers I spoke with were eager to share information about their positions and very pleased to be recruiting UMD students.  They are extremely friendly and they actually WANT to talk to you! Oh and don’t forget, always dress professionally and have your resume ready when you attend a fair or any employer networking event to ensure you make a great first impression!

BSOS College Spring 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award

Have you had a great experience with an advisor either in your department or in the College?  If so, please consider nominating that advisor for the BSOS College Spring 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award!  The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, March 29, 2013.

Any BSOS Advisor is eligible, including: faculty, BSOS College Advisors, and Departmental Advisors. 
Advisors who have received the award during academic years 2007-2012 are not eligible. A list of past winners can be found at:

How to Nominate an Advisor:
To nominate a person for the award, send a letter of support to Julianna Bynoe at that includes the nominee’s name and department and the nominator’s name, address, telephone number and relationship with the nominee (e.g., advisee, supervisor, co-worker, etc.)

Student nominators are encouraged to describe how the advisor has assisted them both academically and personally and why she/he merits special recognition.

All nominations will be kept confidential

Please submit all nominations by Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fall 2013 CCJS 418 Course Descriptions

CCJS418B Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Cyber Crime
Prerequisite: CCJS100, CCJS105        TuTh  3:30PM – 4:45PM
Cybercrime research has grown in visibility and importance during the last two decades. Nevertheless, despite the growing public interest in cybercrime and its consequences for businesses and individuals, only scant attention has been given in the criminological discipline to investigation and understanding of this new type of crime. The purpose of this course is to introduce students with the technical, social and legal aspects of cybercrime as well as expose students to theories and tools that enable scientific exploration of this phenomenon. In the first few weeks of the semester we will learn about the computer and the internet, and discuss several definitions and typologies of cybercrime. Then we will discuss the hacker, the victim and the IT manger, review various theories of crime causation, and assess the relevance of these theories in the context of cyber space. We will then describe several technical tools that allow the collection of data from the Internet. We will conclude with a discussion on the legal issues affected and created by online crime.

CCJS418G Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analyzing Criminological Research
Prerequisites: CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 200 and CCJS 300     W  4:00PM – 6:30PM
CCJS 418G is a course specifically designed for students interested in sharpening their critical thinking skills and being better prepared for graduate and law school.  During this course, students will learn how to critically analyze criminology articles and evaluate criminal justice policy.  In doing so, students will improve their knowledge of theory, research methods, and data analysis.  Additionally, students will learn how to write effectively, which is a critical skill for both graduate and law school. 

CCJS 418K Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Understanding and Controlling Crimes By Business
Prerequisites: CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 200     M  4:00PM – 6:30PM
In the wake of the recent global financial meltdown, there has been intense interest in and speculation about whether and how business crime contributed to the crisis.  This course is thematically organized around the theme of economic crisis and business crime—causes and effects.  In addition, the course will highlight similarities and differences between crimes by business (suite) and traditional crime (street); how crimes are counted and measured, the extent and pervasiveness of offending, conceptualization (theorizing), and strategies for control and prevention

Registration: Summer 2013 and Fall 2013

Summer Registration
Summer registration is open to all students.  Registration for the summer sessions is completed through Testudo.  Summer Session I begins May 28, 2013 and ends July 5, 2013.  Summer Session II begins July 8, 2013 and ends August 16, 2013.  For more information on the summer term including course offerings, billing, registration, requirements, and deadlines, please visit the summer term website at:

Fall Registration
Fall registration begins tMarch 27, 2013 for special populations and April 1, 2013 for seniors.  All students can view their individual registration date and time through the MY UMD portal at  Registration dates and times are set by credit level; therefore, advisors do not set nor can they change registration dates and times. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis

ONLINE Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism & Responses to Terrorism: A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence

Designed for both future practitioners and scholars, START’s yearlong, fully online program provides students with advanced education on the causes, dynamics and impacts of international and domestic terrorism. The unique online format enables students to work full- or part-time while advancing their education.

Program Description
START's Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis aims to train the next generation of scholars and analysts to examine questions related to the behavior of terrorists and terrorist groups, and how societies can best prepare and respond to terrorist threats and attacks. Students also develop the methodological skills necessary to pursue advanced research on and analysis of terrorism. This four-course, fully online program can be completed in a year. To learn more about the program and courses, visit

Eligible applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree at a foreign university. A 3.0 GPA is preferred, but experience may substitute. GRE scores are not required.

Application Information
The program accepts applications at three points during the calendar year.  This allows upcoming fall, spring, and summer graduates to begin the program soon after they have earned their four-year degree. More information regarding the application deadlines and term timelines can be found on our website.

Internship Opportunity: START Summer and Fall 2013

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is excited to announce Summer and Fall 2013 opportunities

START is looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors. We will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates and graduates. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and be able to participate in a calendar or professional development activities. START is also willing to work with departments to enable their students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park.
Click the links below for more information and application deadlines.

Summer 2013 Internships and Application

Fall 2013 Internships and Application

Internship Opportunity: United States Supreme Court Police

The United States Supreme Court Police Department is currently seeking students for a police internship for the Fall 2013 semester.  If you are seeking a career in law enforcement this is a great hands on experience. You will be protecting one of the most important bodies in our government, the U.S. Supreme Court. Credit will be granted for this internship through the CCJS department after the proper paperwork has been processed. 

 Intern’s duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assist officers on the front plaza and with crowd control
  • Aid any investigations
  • Assist visitors with directions
  • Escort Justices and/or groups with reservations
  • Assist officers with screening of visitors
  • Various administrative duties
The application deadline for this internship has been extended.  To apply, please bring your resume in hard copy form to David Tana in the CCJS Advising Office (2201 LeFrak Hall) or submit them electronically to  All resumes should be submitted by 4:00PM on Friday, April 12, 2013.  Interviews for selected candidates will be scheduled for the week of April 15, 2013, and will be held on campus

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gun Safety, Identification & Awareness Presentation

Gun Safety, Identification and Awareness Program co-presented by the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. and the Criminal Justice Student Association will take place Thursday, March 14th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Professor Thomas Mauriello (CCJS 320), with representatives from the University of Maryland Police Department, and several firearms experts will discuss the issues of gun violence, gun safety and awareness. Additionally the speakers will talk about the identification of different categories of guns.  

WHEN:  Thursday, March 14, 2013
TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
LOCATION: Marie Mount Hall, room 1400

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair 2013 TODAY

Interested in Criminology & Criminal Justice internship and career opportunities, as well as graduate and professional school possibilities?  Then, the Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair is for YOU! Come network with employers, market your skill sets, and gather information on employment opportunities that await you. The Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair is open to ALL majors and alumni of the UMD College Park campus.

Preparing For The Fair:
• Learn how to put your best foot forward.
• List of employers attending:

The Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Student Association, and the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Off Campus Living Fair

Are you still searching for Fall 2013 off-campus housing? It’s not too late to register for the spring Off-Campus Living Fair where you can find out about current housing options! You might also meet a future roommate. 

The Off-Campus Living Fair is a FREE one-stop shop for incoming students, faculty, and staff to research their off-campus living options. As a housing seeker, you will get personal assistance with the what, when, and where of off-campus living, interact with integral campus departments, and meet other off-campus students and potential roommates. The fair is a perfect opportunity for you to get immediate answers to your all off-campus living questions!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Job Openings through USAJOBS

Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Many vacancies - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: $42,209.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-1801-07/09
Open Period: Thursday, March 07, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Personnel Security Specialist

Department: Department of Defense
Agency: Washington Headquarters Services
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 8 vacancies - Fort Meade, Maryland
Salary: $42,209.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GG-0080-07/09
Open Period: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013 

Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Security Assistant

Department: Department of Defense
Agency: Washington Headquarters Services
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies - Fort Meade, Maryland
Salary: $34,075.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GG-0086-05
Open Period: Friday, March 08, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Who May Apply: United States Citizens 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Summer Internship: Kohls Loss Prevention

Careers4Terps highlighted position of the week by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise!
Log in to your C4T account ( and paste the ID number in the “Search” box to learn more or to apply.

Loss Prevention Internship (ID 72340)
Application Deadline: February 25, 2013 (to be considered for an on-campus interview)         
Kohls,   nationwide, United States     
POSITION TYPE: Summer Internship
The Store Loss Prevention Internship Program is designed to give you the knowledge and experience needed to explore what an exciting career in retail Loss Prevention management is all about. The training program is designed to give you the experience you need in Loss Prevention to prepare you for running a successful retail business with a focus on the protection of company assets.

Monday, March 4, 2013

EXPLORING CAREER OPTIONS? Consider interning in a field of interest!

Through the President's Promise (at the University Career Center), each student has the chance to engage in a special experience.  Internships allow you to connect the information that you learn in the classroom to real world experiences. Students from any academic level and in any major can benefit from the experience because internships familiarize you with the work environment, give you the opportunity to meet professionals in your field of interest and sometimes lead to full-time employment. Internships can take place anytime during the year; fall, spring, winter and summer.

The following organizations have advertised internships and will be attending the Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair (, March 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attend to ask questions, gain more information, make a personal connection and gather application tips.
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (Claims Dept.)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Six Flags America
  • Target Corporation
  • Terrorism Studies Minor (START)
  • Washington/Baltimore HIDTA