Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Alpha Phi Sigma Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza - Dec 4

Join Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honors Society, at Blaze Pizza on Monday, December 4 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of the sales to Alpha Phi Sigma.  Please note: guest must show the above flyer to the cashier before paying.

Apply to the 2018 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

Image result for maryland center for undergraduate researchThe Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides opportunities for University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) undergraduates to spend much of the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research, scholarly, or artistic projects. The MSS program provides awards of $3,000 to approximately 25-30 undergraduates each summer.

Many Summer Scholars expand their summer research into an independent study or honors thesis project the following autumn semester, and find that their research experience helps distinguish their applications for graduate study, fellowships, internships, employment and other competitive opportunities.

Maryland Summer Scholars (MSS) may conduct their summer research on the College Park campus or elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad as required by the nature of the project. Students whose projects require travel for an extended period of time to off campus locations (not to include regular commuting) may submit a travel supplement request as directed in the online application form. Travel supplements will not exceed $1,000.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CCJS Advising Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Image result for thanksgivingCCJS Advising will close for Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through Friday, November 24, 2017. CCJS Advising will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 27th.

Volunteer to be a CCJS Tutor!

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Generation Hope is an organization dedicated to helping teen parents become college graduates. One way we support them is by providing free tutoring services. Right now, we have a pressing need for a criminal justice tutor for a student at UMD. This would be a fun, short-term commitment of just 3-4 hour long meetings.   

Besides being a good resume builder, you would be helping this teen parent achieve a degree and provide for her young family. If you might be interested, please send me an email at: Please check out our website to learn more about our organization:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Computer Science Class for Non-Majors

Image result for computer science umdInterested in computer science but not yet ready to declare a major or minor? Want to learn more about computer science concepts and coding?
Consider enrolling in CMSC131 in Spring 2018! 

The Computer Science Department will be reviewing requests from non-majors to take CMSC131 before the last day of classes (December 11). The deadline to request permission for all other CMSC courses as a non-major is January 24, 2018. You can submit a request for CMSC131 now via a Google Form:

If you have additional questions, please email

Apply for Teach For America - Next Deadline: Dec 1

Image result for teach for americaBe among the most diverse, remarkable leaders of your generation. By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful network of changemakers shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. As a corps member, you’ll leverage your unique talents to grow your impact while living your most deeply held values.

This year, nearly 7,000 corps members teach in 53 regions across the country, while more than 50,000 TFA alumni lead across sectors in pursuit of expanded opportunity for all students.

Where will you lead? Apply to the 2018 corps today.
NEXT Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017
To learn more, visit

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.

Applications Open for C-BERC Fellows Program 2018

Image result for c-berc umdUndergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for fellowships in the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation & Crime (C-BERC). The fellowships include a $500 annual stipend. All students interested in corporate crime, compliance, financial regulation, forensic accounting, business ethics are encouraged to learn more and to apply.  Apply Today!  Applications are due by Friday, December 15, 2017.

To apply send the following materials to

  • Resume with GPA
  • Personal statement

Selections will be made by January 15, 2018

Criteria for selection will include:

  • Academic accomplishments
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in Center goals and activities

Apply to Serve as a BSOS Ambassador in Spring 2018!

Spring 2018 BSOS Ambassador Application

Priority Deadline: December 3, 2017

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences would like to offer you an opportunity to become involved in our college while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). The course meets once a week, on Thursdays from 4-4:50pm, so make sure your schedule allows! The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs. This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking, and teaching experience, as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators, and prospective students.

Eligibility requirements: To be eligible to serve as an ambassador, the following criteria must be met:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spring Advocacy Internship with Human Rights Watch

Image result for human rights watchThe Advocacy Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student intern in the Washington, D.C. office. Ideally, the intern will be available beginning in early January 2018 through May 2018. 

This internship is unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by HRW staff, interaction with other US and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, training, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Spring 2018 Writing Center Internship

Career Shuttles over Winter Break!

Road Trips to the Real World- Career Shuttles over Winter Break!
Registration closes: Friday, December 1, 2017
Locations: Northeast region (Boston, Philadelphia, New York, and D.C. just to name a few!)

Participate in Road Trips to the Real World! Road Trips offer college students the opportunity to attend one-day employer site visits for between January 3-12, 2018. 

Host companies will talk about their organization, industry, internships, and job opportunities This is your chance to get the inside scoop and literally get your foot in the door at more than 35 participating employers…BUT space is limited and spots fill up VERY quickly, so register now! 

Interested in white collar crime? Come here the story of the largest insider trading case in U.S. history!

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: ESJ 2204.  

From the 23rd floor of Federal Plaza, FBI and SEC investigators surveyed the New York skyline, home to the world’s financial industry. They had received disturbing intelligence: a surge in profits at hedge funds might be the result of an epidemic of insider trading (links to news article).   Before the investigation was completed, billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, a board member of Goldman Sachs, and 70 other executives were convicted of federal crimes.  The convictions were possible because the guest speaker, Roomy Khan, wore a wire.  But then she double-crossed the government.  Now out of federal prison, this is her story.

This event is RSVP only, first come first served.  There are limited seats so RSVP as soon as possible.  To RSVP click here.

No Invitation for Thanksgiving Dinner? BSOS Would Like You to Be our Guest! - Registration Extended

Image result for thanksgiving give thanksAre you an international student, an American student who can’t go home for Thanksgiving, or any student who hasn’t received an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner?  BSOS is organizing faculty, staff and alumni who have volunteered to host undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in our college for Thanksgiving dinner.
Registration is required:
Register by November 10th.  Be Our Guest!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Free Speech/Hate Speech Discussion on Campus

The Joint President/Senate Inclusion & Respect Task Force has developed several working groups to tackle major elements of its charge. The Free Speech/Hate Speech working group is hosting an open discussion on the difficult intersections between free speech and hate speech on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 5-6:30pm in 6137 McKeldin Library. Members of the working group will briefly describe the legal framework and then hold a collaborative discussion on how best to address free speech and hate speech at the university. 

For more information, please click on the links below:
Senate Facebook:
Senate Twitter:
Facebook Event: Free Speech/Hate Speech Discussion

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Legal Project Assistant Job for Recent Grad

Reports To: SVP and General Counsel

Entry level position that provides legal and administrative assistance to Legal Department of a large corporation (REIT) located in Bethesda, MD. No legal experience required – all on-the-job training. Easy metro access. If you are interested in applying for this position or you have any questions, please contact Lisa Parzow directly at:

   Lisa Parzow
   Law Resources, Inc
   1140 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
   Suite 910
   Washington, D.C. 20036 
   tel 202.371.1270

Salary: High 40’s to low 50’s

Benefits include: 100% health and dental, free parking or metro subsidy, 9 paid holidays, 15 days PTO (20 after a year)


·    Self-Starter with the ability to work independently and efficiently
·    Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
·    Fast learner with the ability to manage projects with changing priorities
·    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·    Ability to perform effectively as part of a team or independently
·    High degree of integrity and professionalism
·    Excellent interpersonal skillwith the ability to work with diverse groups andindividuals
·    Experience maintaining filing systems
·    Proficient and savvy with technology, including Microsoft Office

Education & Experience:

·    Undergraduate degree from an accredited university or an equivalent certificate and/or experience