Monday, February 27, 2017

Career Center: State & Local Government Meetup

Interested in a career in State or Local Government? Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with State & Local Government organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME and INTERNSHIP positions.
Each organization will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event. You can RSVP to the event here.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel

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Ever wondered what the Peace Corps is REALLY like? Come listen to some volunteers who lived it! Join in the fun and learn about the challenging, rewarding, inspirational, and hilarious moments from a panel of returned Peace Corps Volunteers. To celebrate Peace Corps Week, learn about the benefits, challenges, and rewards of service. Meet with multiple volunteers from different countries of service to have your questions answered and gain tips to guide you through the application. 

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Career Center (Hornbake Library 3rd floor)
More Information:

Careers in Public Policy: Is Graduate School for Me?

Interested in interning or working in the field of public policy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in the field as well as current graduate students to learn about the entry points and the advantages that an advanced degree can have in this field. Topics to be covered:
- How should I evaluate graduate programs in this area?
- Hiring trends in the field of public policy
- How can I make my application more competitive? 
- Tips for exploring career options in the field of public policy

Career Center: Careers in Big Data, Bioinformatics & Analytics

Interested in a career managing and analyzing data? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in big data, bioinformatics and analytics. Gain inside knowledge by learning what skills employers are seeking, entry level and graduate level job titles, and how to differentiate yourself from the competition.

Structural Racism & Youth Violence Symposium

This symposium brings together two leading experts to discuss the impact of structural racism and youth violence. 
The speakers will examine how youth experiences of violence limit potential development, increase disadvantages in already marginalized communities and contribute to the increasing criminalization of young people based on race. 
Both speakers will also talk about the future research needs in the field and alternative policy solutions.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Park Ranger Positions Available in Greenbelt

The City of Greenbelt is currently hiring Park Rangers for the spring/summer season! This is a part-time paid position with flexible hours. Perfect for students who enjoy the outdoors and are seeking seasonal work! Below is a copy of the job description or follow the link here:

International Development and Conflict Management Minor - Accepting Applications Until Feb 27

The application period for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management has been extended until Monday, February 27!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Career Center: State and Local Government Meetup

Interested in a career in State & Local Government? Looking for an internship or full-time role?

Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with State & Local Government organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME and INTERNSHIP positions. Each organization will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event.

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University Health Center - Accepting Application for Peer Educators

The University Health Center has an amazing opportunity for YOU!

The University Health Center is Recruiting New Peers for Fall 2017-Spring 2018.
Peer Educators earn credit to educate the campus community about wellness through one of four topic specific lenses (substance use, sexual health, mental health and wellness, or power-based violence). Peers have opportunities to turn their innovative ideas into action. Being a peer educator is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working directly with students, improve your public speaking and program planning skills, and join a group of talented, creative, dedicated students like you who are committed to our mission of wellness for all at UMD!

2017 Spring Career & Internship Fair

Friday, February 17, 2017

CCJS Jobs and Internships posted in Careers4Terps this week

Open Job Opportunities: 
Metro Transit Police Officer (Careers4 Terps ID: 153103)- Entry Level (New Graduates)
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) - Washington, District of Columbia
Posted: Feb 6, 2017;  Closes: May 7, 2017

Police Officer I (Careers4 Terps ID: 151468) - Entry Level (New Graduates)
Arlington County Police Department - Arlington, Virginia
Posted Jan 10, 2017;  Closes: April 10, 2017

Open Internship Opportunities:
Family Justice Center (Careers4Terps ID: 153120) - Summer 2017 Intern 
Montgomery County Family Justice Center - Rockville, Maryland
The Montgomery County Family Justice Center (FJC) Volunteer and Internship Program provides interns with a unique opportunity to learn about domestic violence intervention on a direct service level. Interns will learn about the FJC model, dynamics of domestic violence, and systems response.
Posted: Feb 6, 2017;  Closes: March 10, 2017

US Department of Justice - Consumer Protection Branch (Careers4Terps ID: 152016) - Summer 2017 Internship.
US Department of Justice, Civil Division - Washington, District of Columbia
The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch (CPB) is responsible for the enforcement of most of the Federal statutes that protect consumers from deceptive, unfair, or fraudulent practices. Many of these laws provide for both civil and criminal penalties. CPB also defends the Government in suits that challenge the policies of consumer protection agencies.
Posted: Jan 30, 2017;  Closes: Feb 24, 2017

Introduction to Careers at the U.S. Department of State Session - Feb 22

Image result for department of stateThe Federal and Global Fellows Office will be hosting a senior U.S. Department of State official in Marie Mount Hall 2407 on Wednesday, February 22.

A U.S. Department of State Representative will provide an introduction to careers at the Department of State and will go in-depth on the following:

  • Foreign Service Officers and Civil Service positions
  • Career tracks options
  • Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT), Personal Narratives (PN), Qualification Evaluation Panel (QEP), and Oral Assessment
  • Job application process and tips

1 - One-on-One session opportunities (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
2 - Lunch (12:00 PM -12:30 PM)
3 - Presentation on Careers with State Department (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
4 - One-on-One session opportunities (1:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

Students  must RSVP to attend.  Students can RSVP here.  If you are interested in doing a one-on-one coaching session, limited slots are available. Please list multiple half-hour time slots (from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM or from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM) when you are available. 

Students are encouraged to bring a hard copy of their USAJobs resume (preferably, or another resume) along!

Maryland General Assembly (MGA) Internship Program - Accepting Applications

Image result for maryland state houseConsider applying for the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) Internship Program!  The MGA internship program is a two-semester course open only to students who have earned superior academic records and who have demonstrated effective writing skills.  

Interns serve at the MGA for 16-20 hours per week during the spring legislative session (January-April 2018). Their assignments develop invaluable professional skills. In previous sessions, interns researched proposed legislation, responded to constituent mail, organized news conferences, and wrote and delivered testimony. The internship (ENGL388M/HONR379W) conveys six credits.

In the preceding fall semester, students will take a three credit course (ENGL381/HONR368A) which teaches students the skills that the internship will require. In addition, students learn about the MGA and Maryland state politics.
*ENGL 381 satisfies the Professional Writing Requirement for the General Education Program, and *ENGL 388M satisfies one Scholarship in Practice requirement.