Tuesday, September 30, 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

US Marshals Information Session at Shady Grove

Interested College Park students can also check out the US Marshals tomorrow October 1, 2014 at the Career & Internship Networking Panel: Law Enforcement at the University Career Center!

Abell Award in Urban Policy: Student Competition

Monday, September 29, 2014

The ME in ResuME

Are you set up for success? Do you know where you are going and do you have a way keep track of your accomplishments? Create your own path based on your interests - connecting your education, activities and internships or part-time employment.

Through examples and interactive activities discover powerful ways to portray yourself on paper. Personalized guidance will be provided in the last fifteen minutes of this event. This event is part of the Come Out of Your Shell Success Series for first and second year students.

1.Complete a draft of your resume using Resume Builder in Careers4Terps.
2.Bring a hard copy of your resume draft to the session.

Note:  Plan to attend even if you haven't attended other Success Series events.
If you complete all five modules you will receive a professional padfolio!

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: 3100 Hornbake Library South Wing

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tutors Wanted for Fall 2014

MarylandLogoThe Academic Support and Career Development Center for Student-Athletes is now accepting applications for CCJS Majors to work as tutors for the Terp Tutoring Program.

Utilizing a “peer tutor” model, the student-athlete is assigned a qualified tutor of similar status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate student) who has taken and demonstrated proficiency in the course material. Tutoring is an effective means for student-athletes to improve overall understanding of course material, develop strong studyskills/habits, and ultimately reach their academic goals.
We need tutors for the following classes: CCJS100, CCJS230, CCJS234, CCJS300, CCJS325, CCJS330, CCJS340, CCJS350, CCJS418B, CCJS451.

Email terptutor@umd.edu for an information packet and application.

Spring 2015 Legal Internship

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CJSA Meeting Today!

The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) is holding their first meeting of the semester Today, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:00PM in the Margaret Brent B room (2112B) of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.  They will hold elections for this academic year, discuss upcoming events, and much more.  We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in joining CJSA but cannot make it to the meeting, please contact them at umd.cjsa@gmail.com for more information.

START Spring 2015 Internships

START Risk Communication & Community Resilience Research Internship

Winter Term in Chile: Chilean Literature, Democracy and Social Change

Machupe protestStudents will visit numerous sites included in the readings such as major governmental and cultural institutions. Students will participate in a Service Learning program where they will run a week-long summer camp for 20 to 30 elementary school children in Valparaiso. Toward the end of the trip there will be a few days of unscheduled time in Pucon, a beautiful lake town in the south of Chile, known for its volcano and for its abundance of outdoor sports and activities.

September 24 is the application deadline for financial aid for Winter Term 2015 Education Abroad programs. Please consider applying to the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House program in Chile:
Chile: Chilean Culture, Democracy and Social Change.  Students will receive 3 credits for either: ARHU350, HONR349C, CMLT398L, GVPT309F, or HIST329N.   

Program Dates: Jan. 3 to 23, 2015
Program application deadline: Oct. 1

Get involved in Alternative Break- Meet & Greet TONIGHT

The University of Maryland Alternative Breaks program engages student teams in short-term service-learning experiences that challenge social, political and economic structures of our global community. Through reflection, education and service, Alternative Breaks develops mutually beneficial community partnerships, critical thinking and leadership skills to create a socially just world.

To learn more about being a Staff/Faculty Advisor or a Student participant on any of this year's 27 trips, join us at one of the upcoming AB Meet and Greet events where you can talk with student and staff leaders of the program.

Meet and Greet dates and times:
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Stamp Atrium

For more information, including the applications please visit the website: http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu.

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 cchampal@umd.edu.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4999

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: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5059

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- http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu.

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.

Fall Career & Internship Fair Sept 17 & 18

This annual event provides students an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship as well as full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day has different employers so students are encouraged to plan ahead. Attendees should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of resumes. No preregistration is necessary.  Each day will have employers looking to fill both tech and non-tech positions. All employers will be grouped by whether they're hiring for tech, non-tech, or both.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: XFINITY Center (formerly Comcast Center)

Transportation to the fair:
Shuttle buses are provided to Xfinity Center from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Buses will run on continuous loops - each stop will be served every 15 minutes (the union stop may be served more frequently).  The three routes are
  • Bus A - Xfinity, Denton Hall, Courtyards (at the bus stop near building #500), Xfinity
  • Bus B - Xfinity, Montgomery Hall, Mowatt Garage/Commons (D-shaped driveway at Shuttle-UM stop near garage entrance), Xfinity
  • Bus C - Xfinity, Stamp, Xfinity

Preparing for the fair: