Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CCJS Advising Closed for Winter Break

CCJS Advising will be closed for winter break Thursday, December 22, 2016 through Monday, January 02, 2017.  CCJS Advising will open Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM.  Have a safe and wonderful winter break! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Department of State - Special Agent Opportunity

The Department of State is recruiting for a Diplomatic Security Foreign Service Special Agent. If interested, you are encouraged to apply by clicking on the link provided.  To view the complete list of current Department of State vacancies, please visit USAJobs.

Diplomatic Security Foreign Service Special Agent (SA-2017-0001)
Department:  Department of State 
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  MANY vacancies – Washington, DC 
Salary:  $43,226 to $58,092 / Per Year 
Series and Grade:  FP-1811-06/06, with promotion potential to MC 
Open Period:  Thursday 12/8/2016 through Thursday 12/15/2016 
Position Information:  Part Time - Internships 
Who May Apply:  Must be a U.S. Citizen. Potential applicants should read the entire announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements and understand a Foreign Service Career.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Department of Health and Human Services - OIG Internship Opportunity

The HHS Office of Inspector General is recruiting for a Student Trainee (Administration Support). If interested, you are encouraged to apply by clicking on the link provided.  To view the complete list of current OIG vacancies on the USAJOBS web site, please click View All Opportunities.

Student Trainee (Administrative Support) (HHS-OIG-OI-DE-1856724-MW)
Department:  Department of Health and Human Services
Agency:  Office of Inspector General
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  One vacancy – Washington, DC
Salary:  $31,521 to $45,844 / Per Year
Series and Grade:  GS-0399-04/05, with promotion potential to GS-05
Open Period:  Monday 12/5/2016 through Friday 12/9/2016
Position Information:  Part Time - Internships
Who May Apply:  Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Note:  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  This includes, for example, SF-50s (Notice of Personnel Action), veterans' preference documentation (DD-214), CTAP or ICTAP documentation, and transcripts if applicable and as specified in the vacancy announcement.  All applicants, internal or external, are held to the same standard, so if an applicant is missing documentation or incorrectly answers an application question, they will be marked ineligible.  If you have any questions concerning application requirements, please contact the HR Specialist or OIG HR HelpDesk as noted on the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Education Abroad: Applications open for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 Study Abroad Programs

Image result for education abroad umdEducation Abroad applications for Summer and Fall 2017 programs open today, December 1st!

With over 400+ options in 72 countries, Education Abroad is here to help students find the program that best aligns with their 4-year plan and academic and professional goals.

The earlier students plan, the more choices they have so please take advantage of the following opportunities before winter break:
  • Study Abroad 101 - open to all students who want to learn more about the options to study abroad and how to take next steps.
  • General Advising appointments - students can schedule an appointment with a Education Abroad Advisor
  • Save the date for the Study Abroad Fair - February 8th, 2017

Upcoming Events at the Career Center

The UCC @ BSOS will be open and taking appointments during winter break! So please continue to take advantage of their services during break!

Career and Internship Events
Teach for America Info Booth
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Location: STAMP Student Union, Food Court
Teach For America's mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. Stop by our table on the ground level of STAMP to learn more about how you can continue your leadership after graduation. There will be two TFA alumni to share their experiences and answer your questions.

How to Find an Internship
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: University Career Center, 3rd Floor of South Hornbake Library 
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:

  1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

RSVP link

LinkedIn: Beyond the Headshot
Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 – 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: University Career Center, 3rd Floor of South Hornbake Library
Whether you are new to LinkedIn or not, come join us to learn how to best utilize this powerful media platform. We’ll show you how to jump-start your engagement with this networking community to explore internship and job opportunities. We can also assist you in building your LinkedIn presence or provide feedback on your existing profile.
RSVP link

Federal Wildlife Officer Position Openings- Info Session

Join the US Fish and Wildlife Service for an information session on December 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM in the University Career Center Multipurpose Room, to learn about their Federal Wildlife Officer position

During the information session, they will present on how Federal Wildlife Officers protect our natural resources and answer questions about the position. This information session is open to any student that is interested in natural resources, wildlife, as well as law enforcement.

They will be recruiting their next class of officers in January 2017, but also welcome students who are not ready to apply but are interested in learning more. 

For more information about the event and the Federal Wildlife Officer position, please see the documents below. Use this link to take you to the RSVP page.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Law School Interviews

Interested in law school? Interviews with law schools are next week, as follows:

Monday, 12/05: George Mason, Baltimore, Richmond
Tuesday, 12/06: Fordham, George Mason, Baltimore
Thursday, 12/08: American, George Washington, Maryland, William and Mary
Friday, 12/09: George Washington, Maryland, Miami, Virginia

These interviews are intended for students intending to matriculate next fall. You are welcome to sign up for as many as you like, but please only take a spot if you have some interest in the school.  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Job Opportunity: Caseworker Erie County PA

The Erie County Office of Children and Youth is recruiting to fill numerous vacancies for County Caseworkers. Openings exist at the County Caseworker 1 and County Caseworker 2 levels.
More information about the positions posted after the page break...

Prince George's County Police Spring/Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity

Interested applicants should send a resume, transcripts, and recommendation form (attached below) to Diane Hou ( or turn in a hard copy (2201 LeFrak Hall) by 4:00 PM December 2nd, 2016.

If you cannot view the recommendation form below, please contact Diane via email for a copy.

Spring 2017 On-Campus Internship: Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) DEADLINE EXTENDED

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample (any paper from a class) to by 12:00 PM on November 30, 2016.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Prince George's County Police JAIC Spring 2017 Internship Opportunity

Interested applicants should send a resume, transcripts, and recommendation form (attached below) to Diane Hou ( or turn in a hard copy (2201 LeFrak Hall) by 4:00 PM December 2nd, 2016.

If you cannot view the recommendation form below, please contact Diane via email for a copy.


U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Career Fair: Seeking Spring/Summer 2017 Paid Interns

U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Career Fair
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 1735 North Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209 

RSVP Today to take advantage of this opportunity after the Thanksgiving break! Attend to network and apply for paid student cooperative positions and learn more about what an U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General does.

Because badges are required for security purposes, RSVP is REQUIRED by November 25, 2016. Please email your RSVP and include your first and last name to Deborah Ostertag, If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Ostertag,, 703-248-2118 or Trina King,, 703-248-2197.

*Transportation is not provided by UMD. One stop from metro station.
Please Note: This event is a non-UMD sponsored event.

LSAT Practice 12/3

Taking the LSAT in February?: Register for a free Kaplan diagnostic test on December 3rd!
  • BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person LSAT practice test on Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 AM-2:00PM in 0117 Tydings Hall. 
  • Registration link (Space is limited!) -
  • Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report.
  • Kaplan's "What’s Next" law school quiz will assess your place in the journey and give you access to free LSAT / law school tools and information that can help you become more prepared. -
  • Contact with questions.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ACES Cybersecurity Minor - Applications Open Dec 1

The ACES Minor takes a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity in which students gain knowledge about many of the fields (criminal justice, business, public policy) that intersect in cybersecurity. With an emphasis on hands-on experiences, students will gain practical skills through coursework, seminars, group projects, internships, and research, both on and off campus. Students will also have the opportunity to participate with students in the ACES Living-Learning Program as peer mentors, tutors, and advisors. The minor program will also include regular interactions with corporate and governmental leaders in cybersecurity, who will serve as both mentors and professional contacts.

Below are flyers that include admission and curriculum information. The admissions application will open on December 1st and can be found here: Applications are due no later than March 1, 2017

Words of Engagement

The Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program brings together students from various social identify groups to explore the complexities of culture, marginalization, and privilege.  Dialogues are 7-week, 1-credit courses held in the first and second halves of the semester that satisfy the General Education cultural competence Requirement (i.e. three credits).  Students do not need to take all three three credits in the same semester.  

Upcoming Career Center Workshops

1. Peace Corps Application Workshop
2. “Just Mercy” and the Law: A Panel Discussion
3. Employability Workshop Series: #3 Turn Disability into an Asset: Disclosure
4. Double Terps Panel and Reception (hear from Alumni of UMD and UM Law School)
5. Connect NOW Fall 2016 Meet-Up Series: Diversity & Inclusion Internship Opportunities and More

1. Peace Corps Application Workshop
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: University Career Center, 3rd floor of South Hornbake Library
Make your application stand out from the rest! Attend this workshop to learn how to match your skills to the program openings, tailor your resume for program qualifications and strengthen your application. You will have your questions answered and gain valuable tips to guide you through your Peace Corps application. 
Registration is required.

Research Opportunity: Apply to the 2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

Image result for maryland center for undergraduate researchThe Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  

For the summer of 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Workshop: How to obtain and succeed at Congressional Internships and on Congressional Committees - TODAY

Image result for us capitolFederal and Global Fellows are hosting a great workshop on how to obtain and succeed at congressional internships and on congressional committees!  This event is open to all students and snacks will be served.

Date: TONIGHT Thursday, 10 November
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m  
Location: 2407 Marie Mount Hall

Panelists include:
1. Veena Thangelu, Currently Foreign Affairs Officer at U.S. Department of State, MBA and MPP (UMD), former congressional aide who trained, hired and supervised interns!

2. Tommy Minter, Federal Fellow Alum and Graduate Assistant, with Master of Public Policy at UMD, served as congressional intern extraordinary!

3. Scott Baker, longtime champion of UMD students for congressional internships; the internship manager for a longtime in a congressional office, now at Department of State