Wednesday, July 11, 2018

SOCY370: Transition from Undergrad to Professional

Attention Junior and Senior Sociology Majors:

This fall, stop procrastinating and take my one credit SOCY370 course that will prepare you to enter the workforce and give you the skills necessary to transition past graduation into the career of your choice.

Sociology's secret super power is flexibility - with planning, you have the skills necessary for so many entry level jobs.  Take this course to practice communicating how your major makes you a perfect candidate!

For those interested in graduate school, applications and successful strategies will also be covered.

In this course you will:
- draft a targeted resume and cover letter/application essay
- hold an informational interview
- practice discussing how your skills make you perfect for the position
- And much much more!!

Remember, graduation is coming!!

⇒   SOCY370: Transition from Undergrad to Professional   ⇐
Dr. Amy McLaughlin
Career and Internship Specialist

New Career Resources on BSOS Website

New Career Resources are Available on the BSOS Website - Make sure you check them out:

Friday, June 29, 2018


Dear Undergraduates,

The Sociology Undergraduate  office has openings available for qualified students to work as Peer Advisors during the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters.

For the application, please click on the following link:

Peer Advisors will responsible for:

·         Staffing the Resource Desk, which includes speaking to students about general sociology questions, guiding students on how to research our undergraduate   program, describing procedures for application to our major, assisting students with individual problems, and referring students to professional advisors as needed.

·         Managing the Resource Room, keeping it up-to-date, well-stocked, and accessible to students, by filing, organizing information, updating resources, and photocopying.

·         Promoting the Sociology Collective by giving presentations to sociology classes, organizations, and special interest groups.

·         Organizing and schedule students to work at informational meetings and orientation sessions.

·         Developing other project(s) with the advising staff to promote the undergraduate program or provide support/information to students interested in our major.
o   These projects may include writing, public speaking, or other interests of the Peer Advisor.

·         Working closely with the Undergraduate Director and the Academic Advisor for all the above and for other duties as assigned.

For best consideration please submit your application on or before July 2, 2018 for the summer position and July 20th for the Fall 2018 position.  Applications will be reviewed when all requested materials are submitted. Applicant finalists will be offered an interview, and will be notified of their status by e-mail.

Completed applications and questions about the position can be addressed to:
Nicole DeLoatch
2108 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building (Bldg. 146),
Ph. 301.405.6389

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

​Nicole ​

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Internship Available @ IMPAQ

Summer 2018 Research Intern @ IMPAQ in DC or Columbia, MD 

The Student Research Intern will support the education division research team to conduct proposal writing and project work through literature searches, evaluation design, measurement selection and development, quantitative and qualitative analyses, and document preparation.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.

  • Assist with finding, writing, and editing proposals.
  • Prepare presentation-quality charts and tables to include in project reports.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data cleaning and data analysis.
  • Review professional publications from various sources to extract and summarize information relevant to assigned project and proposal work.

  • Grant- or contract-funded research/program evaluation experience required
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Experience with research/evaluation proposal preparation preferred
  • Education content knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of quantitative data analysis using SAS, STATA, and/or database applications preferred
  • Knowledge of qualitative data analysis with NVivo preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skill
  • Able to learn quickly, take direction, and work independently
  • Use creative, collaborative, and consultative approaches to resolve issues

Monday, June 4, 2018

BSOS Career Center mailing - Great Opportunities

Summer opportunities for BSOS students

Virtual Resume Review for BSOS Students 
You never know when an opportunity will pop up, so use the summer to make sure your resume is concise and highlights your marketable skills. Submit your resume electronically to be reviewed by the University Career Center @ BSOS staff. You will receive tips and wording suggestions within three business days (depending on demand). Submit your resume here.
* Only for BSOS undergraduate students during the 2018 summer. 

LinkedIn Profile Challenge
Are you ready to make the most of your LinkedIn profile? The University Career Center @ BSOS is offering feedback on LinkedIn profiles for all BSOS undergraduate students to ensure you have a career ready personal brand!  Complete this short request form to express interest. 
*Only for BSOS undergraduate students during the 2018 Summer. 

The University Career Center is open all summer!

Summer break is a great time to update your application materials, gain valuable experience, and work toward your post-graduation goals. And if you get stuck or need some assistance, remember that the University Career Center & the President's Promise takes appointments all summer!

Make an appointment with the University Career Center to discuss:

  • Major and career exploration
  • Job and internship search
  • Graduate school/continuing education
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Change in career path

Help us collect graduation survey info! 

The University Career Center recently launched the 2018 graduation survey. All bachelor degree candidates who graduated this May received an email on May 2nd requesting that they complete the Graduation Survey, located at

In the meantime, if you know a graduating senior who has a confirmed post-graduation plan, please encourage them to complete the surveyand feel free to share their plans with us via email (name, umID, employer name, position title) at

We appreciate your help! 

Seeking recommendations for career success stories
We have been featuring BSOS undergraduate alumni career stories on the Your Career BSOS website, in classes, on the BSOS blog, etc. to educate students on the many career paths and positions that BSOS students pursue. The profiles also highlight how the skills our alumni acquire through their coursework, internships, research position, etc. can make them very marketable post-graduation. 
Let us know if you have an alum to recommend by emailing your recommendation to Please include their name, email address, major and year of graduation. The profile includes only five questions and we ask for a photo, so it is a very small time commitment for alumni. Please free free to link these amazing stories to your website page, and check out some examples below.

              Hayoung Yoo, GVPT '17                                               Alycia Roberson, GEOG '17

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Population Services Int'l - PAID Summer Internship

Administrative Intern 

Summer Internship
Population Services International — Washington, DC, District of Columbia
Position Type
Summer Internship
Desired Class Level(s)
Administrative Intern

Executive Office

Based in Washington, DC

Reports to the Chief of Staff, Executive Office

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

PSI's Leadership

PSI's CEO & President directs, supervises and coordinates the action of the enterprise, under the authority of PSI's Board of Directors. The CEO & President leads the Executive Team (C-suite) which oversees all operating elements of PSI. The Chief of Staff works directly for the CEO & President and closely with other members of the Executive Team to ensure smooth operations of the corporate executive function. The Chief of Staff also undertakes special projects and leads the work of other PSI staff members from various departments in responding to special needs of PSI's leadership. The Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff works closely with the CEO's Executive Assistant and other support personnel of C-suite members to ensure coordination and alignment of activities.

Join us!

PSI seeks an Administrative Intern to provide administrative support to the Chief of Staff and occasionally for other members of the Executive Office. The intern will work with PSI staff across different departments in the Washington office to ensure the smooth and timely flow of work. This position requires flexibility and willingness to assume varied duties and projects. These duties require working on matters of the highest sensitivity and with total discretion. This position reports to the Chief of Staff and is based in Washington, D.C.

Your contribution 
• Work closely with the Executive Assistant to the CEO for all Executive Office administrative needs;
• Support administrative preparation for key events, meetings and retreats and assist in the creation and updating of communications materials, including one pagers and presentations;
• Provide logistical, planning support, and on the ground support as needed, for meetings, events, and trips. This includes scheduling, preparing for, and attending meetings and taking notes or minutes as requested. Also, preparing or organizing PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets and correspondences;
• Coordinate inquiries and responses from internal and external contacts in English and French (or Spanish);
• Translate, proof-read and edit in French (or Spanish) and English;
• Coordinate and compile travel briefing books for the CEO and Chief of Staff;
• Manage the Executive Team SharePoint Pages; ensuring that all relevant materials are housed and organized within the page and updated, documents are tagged, that all web-parts are functional and presentable and that corresponding SharePoint document libraries are properly managed;
• Serve as the logistical support for various working groups;
• Routinely update Salesforce database with relevant information on prospective and current partners and run reports as requested;
• Fulfill other administrative functions, including;

o Assisting with travel arrangements and expense report preparation;
o Invoicing, expense reconciling and reclassing;
o Acting as the procurement and finance liaison for the Executive Office;
o Ordering supplies and other materials;
o Creating and maintaining filing systems; managing heavy email/paper flow;
o Word processing and photocopying;
o Conducting research on a variety of program-related topics as requested;
• Other duties and special projects as assigned

What are we looking for?
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject;
• Strong command of language and refined writing skills;
• Fluency in English and professional level verbal and written skills in French;
• Excellent organizational and administrative skills;
• Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment;
• Exceptional communication skills;
• Advanced computer skills (MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint. Adobe Suite a plus);
• Ability to analyze and revise operating practice to improve efficiency;
• Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently;
• Readiness to interact positively with a variety of people and assume diverse duties and tasks;
• Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
What would get us excited?
• Experience living outside the United States and in multicultural environments;
• Customer service oriented;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Proven problem-solving ability;
• Ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure;
• Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments;
• Familiarity with Ascend, Concur, Salesforce and SharePoint.
• Familiarity with USAID, DFID, The Global Fund and the international donor community;
• Professional verbal and written skills in Spanish are a bonus.
• Non- Exempt
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

Apply Here:

Washington, DC, District of Columbia
Desired Major(s)
All Majors
Job Function
Administrative/Support Services
Compensation Structure

Law Internship - DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

Fall 2018 Internship - DC Volunteer Lawyers Project 

Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project — Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type
Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
Desired Class Level(s)
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Recent Grad (up to 1 year out)
The DC Volunteers Lawyers Project (DCVLP) is searching for current college students or recent graduates to join our dedicated staff of lawyers and administrators for a part-time internship in Washington, DC. If you are interested in working at an established legal non-profit, this could be the internship for you! In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with lawyers and contribute to helping low-income DC residents with their legal needs.

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project creates, supports, and utilizes a network of volunteer lawyers to provide high-quality, pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in the District of Columbia who are domestic violence victims, at-risk children, or have other urgent family law needs. Please see our website ( for more information on our organization and the services we provide.

Internship Responsibilities: 
• Attending court hearings at the D.C. Superior Court, and providing legal and administrative support to the supervising and volunteer attorneys.
• Assisting in the case administration of Guardian ad Litem and Domestic Violence matters, including court document management.
• Support the operation of our weekly walk-in domestic violence resource clinic
• Any additional projects as assigned

This internship will be unpaid; however, DCVLP may be able to assist you in obtaining academic credit if provided with the required documents.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume by Friday, June 29th to Suzy Ziaii at Start and end dates are flexible, depending on interns' academic calendar schedules. Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
• Minimum commitment of 12 hours per week
• Availability to travel to and from DCVLP’s office and the DC Superior Court
• Keen attention to detail and strong organizational, computer, and writing skills
• Positive attitude and ability to deal with sensitive issues

Spanish-speakers and those with an interest in law school are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington, District of Columbia
Suite 440
Desired Major(s)
Undergraduate Studies
Job Function
Administrative/Support Services, Research, Social Services
Compensation Structure
Unpaid Internship
Desired Start Date
August 27, 2018
3.5-4 months
Approximate Hours Per Week
Travel Percentage
< 30% Travel
Additional Documents
Cover Letter