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

Panel Discussion: Just Mercy and the Law

The Voice: Juvenile Justice - Write Night

Monday, November 7, 2016

Last Day to Withdraw from A Course - TODAY Nov 7

Today, November 7, 2016 is the last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from one course (up to 4 credits) for the current Fall 2016 semester. If you have questions about dropping a course, please contact the either CCJS Advising or BSOS Advising Center.

Please Note, you will need to schedule an appointment with a BSOS Advisor if:

  • You need to drop a course and you have already dropped a course this semester
  • You are on academic probation or dismissal and would like to drop a course
  • You need to drop a single course that is more than 4 credits (e.g. certain language courses or research/internship that is more than 4 credits)

Additional information can be found in the online Registration Guide.

“An additional drop period for undergraduate students begins at the close of the schedule adjustment period and ends at the end of the tenth week of classes. During the drop period a student may drop a maximum of four credits or one course. Courses dropped during this time (after the schedule adjustment period) will be recorded on the student’s transcript with a “W” notation for undergraduate students only. (This mark is not used in computing the semester or cumulative GPA.) No notation will appear on the graduate record for courses dropped during the drop period.”

Interested in Hearing About International Internships? Consider Attending the International Internships Panel

Image result for umd international internshipsInternational Internships Panel: Student Perspectives will be held on Monday, November 14th from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing. 

This event is aimed at anyone who is interested in interning in a foreign country. You will learn about options that exist through UMD and off campus, and the benefits of international work experience. The panelists will also share their experiences abroad. 

The 4 panelists attending represent a wide range of majors and internship destinations: 
- Jiahui Dong, Microbiology major, Research internship in China
- Jaime Capron, Government and Politics major, Internship at U.S. Embassy in Tanzania
- Carrie Lewey, Agricultural Resource Economics major, Disabilities in Global Context in Ghana
- Colton Seigel, Government and Politics and French major, English Teaching Internship (Learning Enterprises) in Mauritius

Lunch is provided so RSVPs are encouraged. Please RSVP here
If you have any questions, contact Theresa Hale,

Spring 2017 Government Affairs Intern - National Sheriffs' Association

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The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is currently seeking a part-time Government Affairs Intern for Spring 2017 with a strong interest or previous experience in criminal justice and homeland security policy issues to assist the activities of the Government Affairs Division.

A student in his/her junior or senior year or in a graduate program is preferred, but not required, as the position requires significant legislative research and analysis.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in pursuing a career in public policy or lobbying to obtain firsthand experience and make connections with leading organizations in Washington. The internship will also provide the individual with the opportunity to attend the 2017 Winter Conference in Washington, DC, and to assist in preparations for the 2017 Annual Conference in Reno, NV. The internship will provide the individual with the opportunity to manage specific issues within the Government Affairs portfolio on a range of criminal justice and homeland security issues.

Intern Duties: