Friday, August 28, 2015

Workshop for Students Interested in Applying to Graduate School

Summer 2016 CIA Internship

The CIA has paid student internship, scholarship, and co-op opportunities in several fields of study. There are also incredible career opportunities available.

To be considered for Summer 2016 employment submit your online application by 15 October. Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be sent nine to twelve months before the desired start date.

From accounting and clandestine service, to economics, engineering and information technology, the CIA needs talented and intelligent professionals to continue the work that keeps our nation safe.

The thing that sets CIA professionals apart is our commitment to protect our national security. Do you have that drive inside of you?

Undergraduate student programs are available in the following areas:

- Accounting, Budget & Finance
- Analysis
- Clandestine Service
- Computer Science/Engineering
- Cyber Security
- Data Science
- Engineering
- Facilities Services
- Graphic, Media, Publishing & Photography
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Open Source/Foreign Media Analysis
- Scholarship Programs

Learn more and apply on our website:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Participate in the BSOS Undergraduate-Graduate Mentoring Program!

Image result for college of behavioral and social sciences umdIs graduate school the right option for you? How do you get research experience, take full advantage of classes, ensure high-quality letters of recommendation, identify potential graduate programs and mentors? An informal meeting with a graduate mentor can provide first hand advice.

Schedule for Fall 2015:
September 8, 2015 - Deadline for graduate students to sign up
September 15, 2015 - Deadline for undergraduate students to sign up
September 22, 2015 - Mentors and Mentees will be introduced to each other via email
October 5, 2014 – Mentor training
October 6-30, 2015 - Mentorship Weeks when mentors and mentees will meet
November 5-20, 2015 - Mentors and Mentees login with feedback

We will enroll students in the BSOS Mentoring Program until the slots for the semester are full on a first-come basis. Second year (sophomore) students will be given first preference followed by Third year (junior) students.

If you are interested, please sign up here:

For questions, please contact us at

Monday, August 24, 2015

Procrastination Workshop

Are you a chronic procrastinator?  If so, this workshop will help you develop strategies to avoid your own personal procrastination habits.  Please click the following link to register for the workshop:

Friday, August 21, 2015

Crime Data and Intelligence Analyst Position Available in Hagerstown

The Crime Data and Intelligence Analyst will perform duties related to analyzing criminal activity and intelligence in order to identify crime trends and crime series, forecast future criminal activity, and provide useful data and information to authorized law enforcement personnel and other authorized personnel. 
The individual will be responsible for tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis for the Hagerstown Police Department.  The Crime Data and Intelligence Analyst will also be responsible for establishing a working relationship with all relevant components of the criminal justice system, as well as community partners.
Some duties include, but are not limited to, performing short and long term planning and analysis through cluster/hotspot identification, conduct crime analysis using community characteristics, demographic reports, intelligence data, field interviews, etc.  This position will analyze temporal and spatial crime patterns in preparation for departmental intelligence briefings and team discussions, conduct preliminary and advanced statistical analysis, and compile relevant materials for COMPSTAT and other operations meetings.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess an Associate’s Degree with an emphasis in math or statistics.  Crime analysis course work and/or previous law enforcement experience is preferred.  This position requires the completion of internal and external crime analysis training as determined by the employer; this may include crime analysis certification. 

To apply online, please click here. Deadline to apply is 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.  Applicants requiring special assistance should call 301-739-8577, Ext 108

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Correctional Officer I Position Available in Montgomery County

Alternative Breaks - Application Opens August 31

Image result for umd alternative breakBe a part of the Alternative Breaks movement and do something different for break! Alternative Breaks are year-long team experiences that dive in to social issues and communities across the world. Alternative Breaks culminate with service-learning immersion 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 all while making lasting memories and great friends.

Participant applications are available online at from Aug. 31- Sept. 27th.

To learn more about this year's 27 AB experiences, drop by an AB Meet and Greet! Two upcoming Meet and Greet events will be on Wednesday, September 9, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Monday, September 21, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Stamp Atrium of the STAMP Student Union.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Considering the FBI? Here is some useful information!

Supervisory Special Agent Johnson was a breath of fresh air to Professor Justine Madoo’s CCJS452 students as a guest speaker, offering advice on the FBI’s hiring process and answering questions about his tenure as an Agent. 

Johnson went over a few of the basics of becoming an FBI Agent. He explained there are two phases to the FBI’s hiring process: Phase One, which includes screening, a meet and greet, and an examination of your resume, and Phase Two, which is an intensive interview.

Want to read more? Visit the full link here:

Monday, August 10, 2015

CCJS Advising Office Update

The CCJS Advising Office will be closed Tuesday, August 11, 2015 for a University of Maryland Advising Conference, as well as part of the day Wednesday, August 12, 2015. The Advising Office will reopen Wednesday, August 12 at 1:30pm and close at 4pm. 

University Career Center Links for BSOS Students

Plan your federal or state job/internship search
Securing a federal position post-graduation takes patience and planning. Get started today by pursuing a federal internship, networking, or start the application process. The University Career Center @ BSOS has compiled tips, videos, and insider’s guides to help you be successful! 

Confused about career options?
Try Focus2, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise’s online career and education planning system. Focus2 allows UMD students to…
  • Identify career goals.
  • Take personality, leisure, skills, and work self-assessments.
  • Explore possible career options by reviewing “What Can I do with a Major in…” career title lists.

Focus2 analyzes students’ assessment answers to provide career options for students to start exploring. It also provides a database of occupation titles that includes a brief overview of each occupation. Access your free FOCUS2 account by logging into Careers4Terps. Once logged in, locate the FOCUS2 icon and click on it to create an account (access code: goterps).

Work, Volunteer, and Intern Abroad!
Going Global is an interactive search database provided by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise that connects students with international job openings and internship opportunities from countries around the world. The site includes:

Internship Opportunity - Juvenile Justice

AIR is a leading non-profit organizations with over 1600 staff dedicated to our mission of conducting and applying the best behavioral and social science research to improve people’s lives, especially the disadvantaged. We are currently offering an unpaid (academic credit) undergraduate/graduate internship opportunity to support innovative and nationally significant research and evaluation studies in the fields of juvenile justice, adult criminal justice, and evidence-based intervention and prevention programming. The chosen Intern will work with a team of experienced justice researchers on a variety of projects that best meet the needs of each study and the interests and skills of the intern. 

The internship will last approximately 14 weeks during which time the student will work in the AIR Washington, DC (Georgetown) office. Hours will depend of the student's internship program requirement, but it is expected that the internship will demand 15-20 hours per week.

Opportunities for the selected intern may include:

• Conducting literature reviews

• Managing multi-site research databases
• Collecting, analyzing data and reporting data using a variety of means to include peer-reviewed publications.
• Involvement in document reviews, focus groups, interviews, and observational studies 

The selected intern(s) may also have the opportunity to work with data from the US Census, surveys and community crime data from the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and local data from individual courts and communities.

Studies include national research using randomized-controlled designs, state-level studies using time-series and regression discontinuity designs as well as qualitative and mixed-methods studies
• Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with criminal justice coursework and be interested in pursuing a justice research career. 
• Possess attention to detail when completing tasks
• Demonstrate creative thinking skills
• Have clear communication (verbal and written) skills
• Ability to work in a team environment or be self-directed.
• Preference will be given to candidates familiar with SPSS databases

For more information and to apply, visit:


Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

Image result for gilman scholarshipPlanning to go abroad for Spring 2016?  Are you a Pell Grant recipient?  If so, please consider applying to this excellent scholarship opportunity, which is available to UMD Pell Grant students.  The Benjamin A. Gilman InternationalScholarship awards up to $5000 to help fund study abroad opportunities.  In the last two years, over 60 UMD students have received this highly competitive award! 

Eligibility requirements:
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Pell Grant recipients
  • Applying for a study abroad program that is at least 4 weeks long

This is a highly competitive scholarship which requires advanced planning with Education Abroad and the National Scholarships Office, so if you are interested in applying please do the following:
  1. Meet with an Education Abroad Regional Advisor to plan their study abroad for spring 2016
  2. Schedule an advising meeting with the National Scholarships Office for guidance in creating a strong application. To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Leslie Brice (  
The application deadline for spring 2016 is October 6, 2015.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CCJS 350 Fall 2015 Teaching Assistant Position Open

Professor Madoo currently has an opening for a Fall 2015 undergraduate teaching assistant for CCJS 350 - Juvenile Delinquency. Undergraduate teaching assistants must meet the following requirements:

  • A cumulative GPA of a 3.20 or higher
  • A grade of A- or higher earned in CCJS 350
  • A minimum of 56 cumulative credits earned  
  • Ability to attend class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am-12:15pm 
All interested students should contact Professor Madoo directly at Please note, CCJS 386 (teaching assistant credit) will not fulfill the CCJS Course of Choice degree requirement.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

RSVP for the CCJS Law, Legal and Advocacy Networking Night!

ASCDU is currently hiring Tutors for Fall 2015

Image result for ASCDUThe Academic Tutorial Program in the University of Maryland’s Athletic Department is currently hiring tutors for the upcoming Fall semester.  These paid, on-campus positions will look great on your resume and will provide you with the opportunity to help other students become successful, independent learners.

Academic Tutors will be assigned to work with student-athletes and provide tutorial services in various academic disciplines, assist tutees to better comprehend course material(s), clarify class requirements, and assist with the development of stronger academic skills.

Our ideal candidates will have completed their freshman undergraduate year, maintained 3.2 GPA, and will have experience or interest in the field of education, teaching, or tutoring.

For more information or to apply to the positions, please contact the Program Coordinator at TERPTUTOR@UMD.EDU.  We look forward to receiving your applications!