Monday, October 7, 2013

Internships & More from the Career Center

The Candidate Skills/Qualities Employers Want
National Association of College and Employers (NACE) collected data for the Job Outlook 2014 survey from its college recruiting professional members from August 5 through September 13, 2013.  The top qualities include (1) ability to work in a team structure, (2) ability to make decisions and solve problems, and (3) ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
To see the full list of candidate skills/qualities employers want: Click Here

Internship Posting Deadlines Coming Up on Careers4Terps
The following internship opportunities have an application deadline within the next two weeks (Monday, October 7 - Sunday, October 20) on Careers4Terps!
  • Part-Time Internship, Children's National Medical Center
  • Undergraduate Intern, Department Of Justice
  • Planning Intern, City of Takoma Park
  • Climate and Energy Media and Communications Intern, The Boeing Company
  • Special Events Intern, Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York
                               ...and 142 other internships!

Law School Fair 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union
This event provides a unique opportunity for students and alumni considering law school to meet face to face with law school admissions representatives from across the country. Over 100 law schools are registered to attend this event. Suggested attire for this event is business casual.
The University of Maryland's Pre-Law Advising Office within Letters and Sciences is partnering with the University Career Center & The President's Promise to present this Law School Fair. This event is open to not only University of Maryland students, but also students and alumni from around the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area.

CANCELLED - Industry Networking Series
Careers & Internships in Paralegal and Legal Services
The shutdown of the federal government has affected some of our panelists' availability for the Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Paralegal and Legal Services ( scheduled for October 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m. So unfortunately, we had to cancel this event. Please note this change and update all advertising material that you may have distributed (tweets, blog postings, etc.).

Bender Virtual Fair-Employment for People with Disabilities
Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship?
This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.
Great opportunity for college students & college grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Abbott, American Airlines, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, FAA, PwC, Peace Corps, USDA, & More Great Employers!
Students and alumni are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.

Be Employable: Ask a BSOS Intern
Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
• Would you like to learn where BSOS students have interned in the past in fields far beyond their majors?
• Are you interested in hearing more about the benefits of internships and gaining valuable tips on how to find and apply for internships?
• Would you like the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a BSOS student who has internship experience, or speed network and talk to each presenter?
This event is for you! All student presenters are BSOS majors!
RSVP for this event: Click here

How to Use Social Media in Your Internship/Job Search
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogs… Social media is becoming a big part of our lives and can play an important role in your internship and/or job search. Learn how to effectively market yourself and increase your network, all while avoiding important social media pitfalls during this employer-led workshop.
RSVP for this event: Click here

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Intelligence
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Interested in a career in intelligence? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking.
Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.
Participating Organizations Include:
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
National Security Agency (NSA)
Dependable Global Solutions & a former USAF
And more
RSVP for this event: Click here
For additional information about this event:
contact Crystal Sehlke at

NIH Panel (Tentative): Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center & The President's Promise
Tentative: Contingent on end of federal government shutdown.
The National Institutes of Health will be at the University of Maryland to talk to students about various administrative and scientific student and recent graduate opportunities. You will get to hear from current student interns/recent graduates, scientists and administrative staff who currently work at the NIH. In addition, you will get to network with them after the panel session. Bring your questions and come ready to learn about all the employment/research opportunities that the National Institutes of Health has to offer you.
RSVP for this event: Click here

Disability Mentoring Day
Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Not yet available
Job shadowing opportunities related to a variety of fields including sales and marketing, public relations, human resources, information technology, and many more in the financial services sector. Participants do not need to have a background in finance.
The American Association of People with Disabilities is preparing for several October initiatives including Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) and Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
Students and alumni interested in participating should email their resume to and indicate their area of interest.
Applicants should be available all day on October 17, 2013 and live in the Washington DC or Baltimore metro area.
For additional information about this event:
contact Emily Hanna at

How to Find an Internship in the Psychology Field
Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 1208 Biology-Psychology Building
The presenters will discuss strategies for exploring your interests as well as internship options, tips for locating and using internship resources and how to make the most of your Psychology internship.
Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here
For additional information about this event:
contact Crystal Sehlke at

Congressional Internship Opportunities for UMD Diverse & Talented Students
Friday, October 18, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise
(3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Are you interested in an internship with Congress? Please come to hear about the benefits of congressional internships and gain valuable tips for how to find and apply for these opportunities.
Scott M. R. Baker, an UMD Alum and former Congressional Staff member, will share valuable information on the steps needed to successfully obtain one of these coveted internship opportunities.
In support of reaching all students, this event is co-sponsored by the Office of Multiethnic Student Education (OMSE), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity Center & the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.
RSVP for this event: Click here

For additional information about this event:
contact Pamela Allen at

From Panic to Paycheck
Overcoming the Emotional Barriers to a Successful Job Search
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
Speaker Dr. David DeLong, author of Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today's Market, has interviewed dozens of recent graduates who have landed successfully in the job market after overcoming obstacles. This program describes the critical steps for launching a career in today’s highly competitive job market, designed to inspire students and new grads to begin taking more practical steps to landing a job they’re excited about.

For additional information about this event:
contact Léna Kavaliauskas Crain, Senior Experience Coordinator at

The Office of Congressman Rick Larsen
Full-Time Intern (Winter)
The Office of Congressman Rick Larsen (D?WA?02) is seeking to hire a full-time intern in the Washington, DC office for the winter. Candidates should have an interest in and knowledge of the legislative process and American political system, possess excellent communication and writing skills, and be able to work independently.
Interns play an important role in the congressional office, and perform tasks that make the legislative process work. They will be responsible for projects such as researching and writing memos, assisting legislative staff in committee hearings, working with federal agencies, and fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Other duties include leading Capitol tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns are encouraged to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest.
If you would like to be considered for an internship, please email your resume, cover letter, and two references to Matt Renninger at by November 15th, 2013.

American Enterprise Institute
Spring Internships
Click below for more information about the various internship opportunities with the American Enterprise Institute (Washington, DC):

Heritage Foundation Internships
Graphic Design
Creative Services is The Heritage Foundation’s in-house graphic design shop, handling the design, layout, and production of all of heritage’s print materials.
Creative Services works closely with many departments around the building to produce engaging and impactful designs that promote the work of our policy teams and communications, marketing, and outreach efforts.
The Creative Services intern will work closely with other members of the graphic design team to design print products and layout templated print materials. the intern will be involved in the entire design process from conceptualization of a design idea through print production.
For more information: Click Here

Internship Search Tip of the Week: Utilize LinkedIn for Your Internship Search
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 200 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. How can students best utilize LinkedIn for their internship search?  Click "Learn More" for details.

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