Tuesday, July 10, 2018

HONORS COLLEGE ORIENTATION - PARENT SESSION

 

Presenter:  Dean Hebert (standard disclaimer: “Dean is just my first name”),      
 Assistant Director & Honors Advising Coordinator
      301-405-6775; dhebert@umd.edu
                 Liza Lebrun: Academic Advisor & Coordinator
                  301-405-3049; llebrun@umd.edu

Honors College Main Number: 301-405-6771

Important Web Sites:
Honors College: www.honors.umd.edu
Parent/Family Contact Info for Honors: https://go.umd.edu/honorsparentform
Schedule of Classes: https://ntst.umd.edu/soc/
“Parent Access” page: http://www.testudo.umd.edu/apps/paccess/
Office of Parent and Family Affairs: https://terpfamily.umd.edu/ (Their mission is "to provide resources, services, and programs for parents and family members of undergraduate students that promote a constructive partnership to support student success.”) 
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act – https://terpfamily.umd.edu/educating-parents/rights-and-privacy
Terp Family Helpline: 301.314.8429 email: terpfamily@umd.edu

Honors Requirements:
To be in good standing in the Honors College, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  (To earn the Citation, the GPA requirement is 3.2 cumulative.)  
Honors Living-Learning Programs: Overview and Course Requirements
Earning the University Honors Citation requires 15-17 credits of Honors work, depending on which of our 7 programs your student is in.  Detailed information can be found at:
ACES - Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (Course Prefix: HACS):
Design | Cultures & Creativity (Course Prefix: HDCC):  http://dcc.umd.edu/learning/
Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Course Prefix: HEIP): http://www.eip.umd.edu/learn.html
Honors Humanities (Course Prefix: HHUM): http://www.honorshumanities.umd.edu/curriculum.html
Integrated Life Sciences (Course Prefix: HLSC): http://www.ils.umd.edu/courses
University Honors (Course Prefix: HONR): http://www.universityhonors.umd.edu/uh-citation.html

Thank you for joining us today!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Exciting NEW Federal Fellows concentration in Political Engagement and Advocacy!!! Just Opened— APPLY NOW! For students of ALL MAJORS!

Interested in political engagement at the local, state or national levels? Want to run for office, become a staffer on the Hill, and/or influence or make policy? Apply NOW to the amazing, empowering Federal Fellows Program!
PERKS include:
·         Fall semester courseThe instructor has over 20 years of political development, public affairs, community relations and civic education experience working in the Federal government, private sector and non-profit organizations. Class visitors will include practitioners with experience in the political, civic engagement, and advocacy arenas.
·         Fall seminar course is cross-listed with Honors!!!
·         DC spring internship at sites including the Hill, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, think tanks, etc. 
·         Scholarship in Practice credit for internship
·         Spring internship credit through our program or through your major/program!
·         Notation on your transcript as a Federal Fellow!
·         Year-round professional development activities, including field trips, one-on-one help with resumes and interviews, etc.
·         Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! 

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application
For more information regarding the Political Engagement and Advocacy course and application requirements, visit http://federalfellows.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad - Up to $5,000

Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)? 

Are you thinking about STUDY ABROAD in Winter 2019, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019?  

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL 
SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last two years 54 University of Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more, complete a short questionnaire here or write to us at gilman@umd.edu - we'll give you access to our ELMS resource site for Gilman applicants, which includes samples of successful application essays and advice about preparing a strong application.

Learning about the Gilman Scholarship over the summer will help you submit a strong application by the October 2, 2018 deadline!

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 3 weeks - Must be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 2, 2018

UMD National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Email: gilman@umd.edu 
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu

Latino Community Liaison Internship, Community Engagement Interns Program



Office of Community Engagement (OCE) at the University of Maryland

Description​: A Latino Community Liaison Intern is needed to participate in events and provide the Office of Community Engagement staff with administrative and executive support in the implementation of projects that harness UMD resources to enhance quality of life in Prince George’s County, MD. The internship is not paid. However, interns will gain valuable work experience and are encouraged to coordinate receiving academic credit. The Latino Community Liaison Intern will work 10 hours per week throughout the semester. Hours are flexible.

Responsibilities​: The intern will work with a wide variety of stakeholders in local government, business, non-profit organizations, and the campus community to assist in planning​, implementing ​and evaluating​ community engagement projects for the Spanish-speaking community. Project areas include, but are not limited to, collaboration between the University of Maryland and the City of College Park, UMD’s Partnership with Paint Branch Elementary School, and projects involving UMD’s Center for Educational Partnership in Riverdale, MD. Assignments to project areas will be kept in the intern’s skills and interests. The intern will also help the Office of Community Engagement with general outreach at campus events and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: ​The Latino Community Liaison Intern must be fluent in Spanish and English and be able to successfully collaborate with Office staff and community members to plan partnership activities. Successful applicants will exhibit excellent organization and communications skills, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for building positive relationships between the University of Maryland and our surrounding community. Familiarity with and connections to UMD student groups and Student Government Association (SGA) is a bonus; access to own transportation is preferred.
Students in all majors with the requisite skills and who are in good academic standing will be considered.

Prerequisites​: Interns must be a current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate student. Interns are expected to have a professional work ethic, manage their time well, and must be disciplined and self-motivated.

Internship Credit​: Although students are not required to obtain academic credit, OCE encourages students to consult with an academic advisor to see whether internship credit is available through their academic department. If credit is not available through the student’s home department, internship credit may be available through other departments. Students must satisfy the specific internship requirements of the supporting academic department to earn credit, which typically involves 120 hours of work, a significant writing assignment, and an activities log and letter of evaluation from the on-site supervisor. Students are responsible for covering the tuition-related implications of accepting the internship. The Office of Community Engagement cannot pay for course credits.

About Us​: The Office of Community Engagement strives to develop and maintain open communication as well as strong relationships with individuals, governments, and the business communities of College Park, MD and Prince George’s County. At the end of the day, our highest value is found in positive neighborhood engagement that promotes an atmosphere of goodwill between the University and its neighbors.

To Apply​: Please send a cover letter and resume to oce@umd.edu. The one-page cover letter should address the following questions: Why do you want to be a community engagement intern? What are your qualifications for the Latino Community Liaison Intern position? What are your post-graduation plans?

Graphic Design Intern, Community Engagement Interns Program



Office of Community Engagement (OCE) at the University of Maryland

Description​: A Graphic Design Intern is needed to enhance the Office of Community Engagement’s on and off-campus identity and better promote campus efforts to provide resources that enhance quality of life in the surrounding Prince George’s County community. The internship is not paid. However, interns will gain valuable work experience and are encouraged to coordinate receiving academic credit. The Graphic Design Intern will work 10 hours per week throughout the semester. Hours are flexible.

Responsibilities​: The intern will help develop graphics, layouts, fliers, logos, brochures and content for the Office’s programs, initiatives, and website (www.oce.umd.edu). The intern will also assist the Office of Community Engagement with general outreach at campus events and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: ​The Graphic Design Intern must have an excellent eye for art and able to coalesce complex topics into succinct graphic layouts. Photography skills preferred to help the Office document campus events and projects. Familiarity with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver is a bonus. Art and Graphic Design students are strongly encouraged to apply though students in all majors with the requisite skills will be considered.

Prerequisites​: Interns must be a current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate student. Interns are expected to have a professional work ethic, manage their time well, and must be disciplined and self-motivated.

Internship Credit​: Although students are not required to obtain academic credit, OCE encourages students to consult with an academic advisor to see whether internship credit is available through their academic department. If credit is not available through the student’s home department, internship credit may be available through other departments. Students must satisfy the specific internship requirements of the supporting academic department to earn credit, which typically involves 120 hours of work, a significant writing assignment, and an activities log and letter of evaluation from the on-site supervisor. Students are responsible for covering the tuition-related implications of accepting the internship. The Office of Community Engagement cannot pay for course credits.

About Us​: The Office of Community Engagement strives to develop and maintain open communication as well as strong relationships with individuals, governments, and the business communities of College Park, MD and Prince George’s County. At the end of the day, our highest value is found in positive neighborhood engagement that promotes an atmosphere of goodwill between the University and its neighbors.

To Apply​: Please send a cover letter, resume and selections from your digital media portfolio to oce@umd.edu. The one-page cover letter should address the following questions: Why do you want to be a community engagement intern? What are your qualifications for the Graphic Design Intern position? What are your post-graduation plans?

Communications & Media Relations Intern, Community Engagement Interns Program



Office of Community Engagement (OCE) at the University of Maryland

Description​: A Communications & Media Relations Intern is needed to support the Office of Community Engagement’s online presence and promote campus efforts to provide resources that enhance quality of life in the surrounding Prince George’s County community. The internship is not paid. However, interns will gain valuable work experience and are encouraged to coordinate receiving academic credit. The Communications Intern will work 10 hours per week
throughout the semester. Hours are flexible.

Responsibilities​: The intern will collaborate with the Social Media Coordinator to develop written content for the campus community engagement website (http://www.oce.umd.edu), blog, newsletter, and other program-related publications as needed. The intern will document campus community engagement news and events through written summaries, press releases, and photographing projects and events. The intern will also assist in maintaining the Office of Community Engagement’s social media and marketing accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MailChimp, etc.) as well as provide general outreach at campus events and help with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: ​The Communications & Media Relations Intern must be an excellent writer and able to summarize complex topics into succinct articles. Photography skills or an “artistic eye” is preferred to help the Office document campus events and projects. Familiarity with Dreamweaver, InDesign and Photoshop is a bonus. Journalism and Communications students are strongly encouraged to apply though students in all majors with the requisite skills will be considered.

Prerequisites​: Interns must be a current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate student. Interns are expected to have a professional work ethic, manage their time well, and must be disciplined and self-motivated.

Internship Credit​: Although students are not required to obtain academic credit, OCE encourages students to consult with an academic advisor to see whether internship credit is available through their academic department. If credit is not available through the student’s home department, internship credit may be available through other departments. Students must satisfy the specific internship requirements of the supporting academic department to earn credit, which typically involves 120 hours of work, a significant writing assignment, and an activities log and letter of evaluation from the on-site supervisor. Students are responsible for covering the tuition-related implications of accepting the internship. The Office of Community Engagement cannot pay for course credits.

About Us​: The Office of Community Engagement strives to develop and maintain open communication as well as strong relationships with individuals, governments, and the business communities of College Park, MD and Prince George’s County. At the end of the day, our highest value is found in positive neighborhood engagement that promotes an atmosphere of goodwill between the University and its neighbors.

To Apply​: Please send a cover letter and resume to oce@umd.edu. The one-page cover letter should address the following questions: Why do you want to be a community engagement intern? What are your qualifications for the Communications & Media Relations Intern position? What are your post-graduation plans?

Assistant Project Coordinator Internship, Community Engagement Interns Program

Office of Community Engagement (OCE) at the University of Maryland

Description​: An Assistant Project Coordinator Intern is needed to participate in events and provide the Office of Community Engagement staff with administrative and executive support in the implementation of projects that harness UMD resources to enhance quality of life in Prince George’s County, MD. The internship is unpaid. However, interns will gain valuable work experience and are encouraged to coordinate receiving academic credit. The Assistant Project Coordinator Intern will work 10 hours per week throughout the semester. Hours are flexible.

Responsibilities​: The intern will work with a wide variety of stakeholders in local government, business, non-profit organizations, and the campus community to assist in planning​, implementing​ and evaluating​ community engagement projects. Project areas include, but are not limited to, collaboration between the University of Maryland and the City of College Park, UMD’s Partnership with Paint Branch Elementary School, and projects involving UMD’s Center for Educational Partnership in Riverdale, MD. Assignments to project areas will be kept in the intern’s skills and interests. The intern will also help the Office of Community Engagement with general outreach at campus events and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: ​The Assistant Project Coordinator Intern must be able to successfully collaborate with Office staff and community members to help plan partnership activities. Successful applicants will exhibit excellent organization and communications skills, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for building positive relationships between the University of Maryland and our surrounding community. Familiarity with and connections to UMD student groups and Student Government Association (SGA) is a bonus; access to own transportation is preferred. Students in all majors with the requisite skills and who are in good academic standing will be considered.

Prerequisites​: Interns must be a current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate student. Interns are expected to have a professional work ethic, manage their time well, and must be disciplined and self-motivated.

Internship Credit​: Although students are not required to obtain academic credit, OCE encourages students to consult with an academic advisor to see whether internship credit is available through their academic department. If credit is not available through the student’s home department, internship credit may be available through other departments. Students must satisfy the specific internship requirements of the supporting academic department to earn credit, which typically involves 120 hours of work, a significant writing assignment, and an activities log and letter of evaluation from the on-site supervisor. Students are responsible for covering the tuition-related implications of accepting the internship.

The Office of Community Engagement cannot pay for course credits.

About Us​: The Office of Community Engagement strives to develop and maintain open communication as well as strong relationships with individuals, governments, and the business communities of College Park, MD and Prince George’s County. At the end of the day, our highest value is found in positive neighborhood engagement that promotes an atmosphere of goodwill between the University and its neighbors.

To Apply​: Please send a cover letter and resume to oce@umd.edu. The one-page cover letter should address the following questions: Why do you want to be a community engagement intern? What are your qualifications for the Assistant Project Coordinator Intern position? What are your post-graduation plans?