Friday, September 29, 2017

BSOS Student Faculty Dinner - October 10

On behalf of the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council, you are cordially invited to attend the annual BSOS Student Faculty Dinner

Who: BSOS Students & Faculty
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Orem Hall, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
RSVP: Here by October 2, 2017

Fake News & Alternative Facts - Interdisciplinary Dialogue Forum

Breaking News:  The onslaught of newscasts is overwhelming!  Is it fake news? Real news? Alternative facts?  Come and discover the different perspectives on this vital topic from our esteemed interdisciplinary panelists.  
Date: October 17, 2017 
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: McKeldin Library Special Events Room
Questions: Please Contact: Lily Griner,, 301-405-9278

Participate in NetNight with UMBA!

Image result for umd graduationPlease join the University of Maryland Black Alumni (UMBA) Network for their first ever NetNight event presented by the Student Success Leadership Council. This night will be filled with invaluable tips from alumni on how to succeed after graduation.

Date: November 09, 2017
Time:  6:15 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Orem Room

Student and Recent Graduate Speed Networking

Online BRAZEN Chat
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 7 PM
Calling all recent graduates and students! Join us for general advising sessions utilizing a virtual platform from anywhere in the world. 

Alumni - come to share your experiences and give back to the Maryland community. 
Students - bring your questions and connect with Terps who have been in your shoes.

Need Help Mapping Out Academic Success Goals? Meet with a MAP Coach!

Check Out Learning Assistance Services's Workshops!

Learning Assistance Service (LAS) is the academic support unit of the 
University Counseling Center!

LAS provides services that help students develop personal and academic strategies to empower them to be successful in college and life.  All LAS services are free to UMD students.
Discover more success with LAS: Click to Visit LAS's webpage

October Academic Success Workshops:
All workshops are held 4:15-5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Bldg
Become a more successful, active learner! Mark your calendar for our upcoming workshops:

Tuesday, October 3 - Exams: From Beginning to End
Wednesday, October 18 - Tips for Maximizing the Time in Your Life
Monday, October 23 - Dive Deep for Learning
Monday, October 30 - Exams: From Beginning to End

Signup for our workshops in advance by clicking here:  Workshop Signup Form

A list of all Fall 2017 workshops can be found here!

Participate in Intern For A Day - Application Now Open

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate UMD students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day job shadowing experiences.

The list of participating fall 2017 hosts is now available here!

In order to receive an application to participate in Intern for a Day, students must attend an informative, 30-minute orientation session that will cover the application process, how students will be matched with a host, best practices when shadowing the host on-site and how to show appreciation to the host after the experience.

Fall 2017 Intern for a Day Orientation Dates (Total of 8 Sessions Available): 
All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise at 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Apply to be the Winter 2017 BSOS Student Commencement Speaker!

Image result for umd winter graduationCollege of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
12:00 PM       

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests.

  • Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • A GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • Graduated in Summer 2017 or Fall 2017

For more information about the application process or to access the application, please visit the BSOS student speaker website:

Interested students may submit the following materials by: 11:59 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

FBI Workshop: Internship Overview and Resume/Interviewing Skills - TONIGHT

Image result for federal bureau of investigationDate: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: University Career Center 3100 Hornbake Library

Join representatives from the FBI to learn more about their 2018 Internship Program available to current UMD students. Students will also learn some helpful resume best practices and gain tips on interview preparation.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Join Alpha Phi Sigma - Applications Currently Accepted

Image result for alpha phi sigmaAlpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society founded in 1942. Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students.  The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity (  The CCJS staff advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma is Nicole Jackson

Membership Requirements:
Membership is open to CCJS majors who have completed at least 40 total credits with at least 12 credits in CCJS courses. Undergraduate Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20 and a minimum CCJS major grade point average of a 3.40. 

Justice, Government & Law Networking Night

Mark your calendars, the CCJS department will hold its annual networking event on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Students in attendance will… 
  • make connections in their field of interest; 
  • learn how to network and job search effectively in Washington, D.C.; 
  • market their skills and potentially identify internship and job openings.
This is a great opportunity for students to connect with employers in the legal, law enforcement, nonprofit, and governmental fields.  More information, including a list of employers and how to RSVP is available on the Career Center's website:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Career Night" hosted by Maryland State Police

Maryland State Police will host its first ever "Career Night" in western Maryland on Thursday, October 5th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  This event will be sure to please every student with an interest in National SecurityPublic Safety and Emergency Services. Both local and federal law enforcement agencies will be in attendance, as well as several military branches. 

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice - Online Info Session

Image result for Direct Action & Research Training (DART) CenterThe Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM to discuss careers in community organizing with UMD students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.  The DART Center, a network of community organizations working to address social and economic justice issues in 22 cities across the country.


DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:
* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants' rights