Thursday, March 22, 2018

Reminder: Applications due 3/28 for BSOS Experience Funds

Apply for BSOS Student Experience Funds!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is launching the BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds!

These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).

If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, we encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate ExperienceFunds.

Applications for the summer 2018 and fall 2018 experiences are due on March 28, 2018 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply. Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria here.

Questions regarding the funds or the application process can be e-mailed to

Paid Summer Internships in Public Service

The application for Maryland's Public Service Scholars Program is open.  Please spread the word to students and faculty across your campus as these programs are available to ALL majors.

The programs are:
Governor's Summer Internship Program
Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program
MDOT Fellows Program

Programs begin on May 29 and run through August 10 

Students of ALL MAJORS who will be a Junior or Senior in Fall 2018 are eligible to apply.

Students are paid a stipend for their participation in a full-time internship at a state agency or nonprofit organization under the mentorship of a senior-level leader, attend seminars, field trips, and events, and work on group projects aimed at making a positive impact on Maryland.

Applications are due March 15.  More information can be found at

Paid Six Flags Internships for Summer

Six Flags America PAID Internship Program

Six Flags America is now recruiting for their PAID 2018 Internship Program.

For the second consecutive year, the National Association for Business Resources has named Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.®

Our mission is to develop the industry’s best talent. Through training, mentorship, volunteerism, and education we will actively connect leaders with students who will advance our business and community to greater success. Our Program Coordinators and I are excited to extend this opportunity to your students and hopefully in partnership with you we can create a wonderful opportunity for students to learn and grow.

Applications are being accepted through March 31, 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Break Career To-Dos

10 Career-Related Things to Accomplish Over Break

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Anonymous
UMD female student sits on the edge of ODK Fountain with her feet dangling in the water
When you’re all done relaxing and recharging this break, tackling some (or all) the items on this list is bound to help you get ahead of the game for your job search. 
1. Work on your resume. No, it’s less fun than waiting for the marshmallows to melt in your hot chocolate, but if you can get over this hurdle you’re doing your future self a huge favor. 
2. Update your LinkedIn Profile. Sometimes the best way to get noticed is a passive one. Update your LinkedIn profile with your most current activities and work experiences. Make sure to incorporate popular words in your industry so that your profile shows up in relevant searches more often.
3. Set up some Careers4Terps search agents. Did you know you can set up searches in Careers4Terps that will automatically alert you whenever a new relevant job is posted? Set them up now and they’ll do the work for you later.
4. Add career events to your calendar. It’s hard to add events last minute when you’ve already committed to dozens of other things. Move your future to a higher notch on the priority list by checking our calendar early so that they aren’t competing with life’s other events later.
5. Research the industries you’re interested in. We pay for Vault (accessible through Careers4Terps) so that you don’t have to. Check out the information Vault compiles on industries you and future Terps will be working in. 
6. Practice interviewing. InterviewStream allows you to practice interviewing from the comfort of your own home. Try it out on a day you’d rather stay in.
7. Follow industry leaders on social media. Find industry professionals with a lot of insight and follow them (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are all great places to start). See what it’s like and, if you’re comfortable, reach out to them to learn more.
8. Find a mentor. UMD Alumni love to give back in meaningful ways. Log into the UMD Alumni Advisors Network to find mentors in your fields of interest and expand your network with meaningful connections.
9. Talk to friends and family about your plans. It isn’t always the most fun thing to answer over dinner, but it’s much different if you start the conversation. Make sure people know your professional intentions and interests. You never know who could help you in the future.
10. Read news on your industry. Stay current on developments in the fields you might work in one day. Understanding how the field relates to the grand scheme of things and how things are changing will put you in a better position in interviews and job searches down the road.
Happy Holidays, #TerpNation!

Research Assistant Position

Education: Research AssistantAmerican Institutes for Research  77 reviews -


The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.
AIR’s Research and Evaluation area is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team in Washington, DC.


The assistant would contribute to the development of statistics about education that inform the discussion, debate and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels through a contract with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Our work includes survey and assessment design, analysis of assessment and survey data, and reporting and dissemination of research results. Multiple positions are available to support projects in the development, review, and analysis of assessment data (e.g., National Assessment of Educational Progress and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), sample survey data (e.g., National Household Education Survey and Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey), and administrative data (Commom Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection).

The candidate will provide support for research, reporting, and review activities, including reviewing draft NCES products (tables, reports, data files, file documentation, and web sites) for statistical soundness, supporting the development and reporting of survey and assessment data for NCES studies, and supporting work of other research, reporting, and review team members.


  • B.A./B.S. in fields such as statistics, economics, education or other related fields;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Interest in research in education or general social science topics, assessment research, and quantitative analysis.


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Explore Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley's 2018 Compliance Exploration Day

Visit  Morgan Stanley & explore career paths in Compliance and Global Financial Crimes.

At Morgan Stanley Baltimore we aim to build a community of talent that can deliver the finest financial thinking, products, and performance in the world. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but we all are high achievers who share integrity, intellectual curiosity, and the desire to work in a friendly, inspiring environment.

Morgan Stanley’s Compliance Division offers current undergraduate students from all majors the opportunity to explore the various career paths within Compliance and Global Financial Crimes and to become familiar with the Firm’s businesses and culture. In our one day workshop you will gain insight into the recruiting process, learn resume tips and interviewing techniques, network with leaders across Compliance, and understand a day in the life of an Analyst.

To be considered for this off campus event, please email a copy of your resume to by Sunday April 8th, 2018.  

Additional details:
  • Date of Exploration Day: Tuesday, April 17th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Baltimore, MD
  • Application Deadline to participate: Sunday, April 8th, 2018
  • Field of Study: All majors encouraged to apply, must have 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Transportation: Student's responsibility 

Skill-Building Career Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Workshop
Thursday, March 15 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | University Career Center, South Hornbake Library, 3rd floor
What do employers mean when they say they are diverse and inclusive? How do you know that they really mean it? Come learn how to identify employers who value diversity and inclusion, and hear businesses make the case for increased diversity. Learn how you can take advantage of this opportunity. 
For More Information & to RSVP

Job Search Strategies Boot Camp for May 2018 UMD Grads
Thursday, March 22 | 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | University Career Center, South Hornbake Library, 3rd floor
Not going away for Spring Break? Are you a graduating in May 2018?  Would you like to submerge yourself in learning basic job search strategies?  Then this workshop is for you! 

JP Morgan Chase & Co: Career 101 Workshop, Delaware 
Sunday, March 25 | 8:00-11:30 a.m. | Newark, Delaware - location to be shared after confirming attendance
Join us at our Career 101 Workshop and ask all of your questions about the recruitment process - from resume tips, to how to network, and what you should be asking during an interview. Learn how to sell yourself!
For More Information & to RSVP