Friday, June 13, 2014

$70 PER COUPLE FOR COMPLETING PSYCHOLOGY STUDY!

Researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland are currently recruiting participants for a study on romantic relationships.
 
-The study involves completing a 1-hour lab session with your romantic partner (boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife) and then completing brief questionnaires each evening at home for two weeks.
 
-You and your partner will be paid up to $35 each.
 
-Must be fluent in English and over 18 years of age. Your romantic partner may be of the same or opposite sex.
 
-For more details about the study, please contact: UMDCPstudy@gmail.com.

Summer Intern Needed - Advisory Board Company

Summer Internship, Events and Planning, Revenue Cycle Solutions
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO)

About the position
The Revenue Cycle Solutions Events and Planning Intern will assist the Cohort Strategy team in hosting a healthcare technology conference for 200+ hospital executives in Washington, D.C.  The event will take place August 21-22, 2014. This is an unpaid internship.

Job Description Click Here


Diversions (the arts/entertainment/student life section of The Diamondback) wants you!

The Diamondback's Diversions section is seeking writers who love arts, entertainment and student life. If you like to write about music, movies, television or campus events, we'd love to see an application from you! Please send a resume and three writing samples to diversionsdbk@gmail.com. Note: One of these writing samples should be a news or feature story with at least two interviewed sources.


Contact Diversions editors Eric Bricker and Beena Raghavendran with any questions at diversionsdbk@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Language Learning and Cognition Study Needs Participants

¿Estudias el espa├▒ol? ¡Participa en un estudio!  
 
The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants!  Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at the Patapsco building (a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104).
 
You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.
 
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session).  After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!
 
Eligibility criteria include (see website for full list):
·         18-30 years of age
·         monolingual native speaker of English
·         currently enrolled in a 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
·         not started studying Spanish before age 12
·         no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country
 
Review additional criteria, get more information, and sign up on the Paid SONA System http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com
 

Apply to become a Summer 2014 Terps for Change Volunteer!

Terps for Change is committed to connecting the university with the local community through sustained, collaborative, and meaningful community service-learning. By exploring the root causes through critical reflection and meaningful dialogue, we seek to better understand the systemic complexities of social issues and the action steps we can take to address them.

Volunteers will engage in a couple of hours of service per week and participate in bi-weekly community dialogues. If you are interested, the application can be found here. Deadline is June 16 at 9am! More details are available on the web. Please e mail terpservice@umd.edu with any questions.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Diamondback is hiring opinion columnists

The Diamondback is currently seeking opinion columnists for Summer and Fall 2014. Columnists generally write every other week, and often focus on political, social or cultural issues, but each column must have a campus connection of some sort. Columnists do not write about specific movies, music, or sporting events (we have separate sections for those topics). Although international or national news is worthy of covering, to do so our columnists must always answer the question, “Why should students at this university  care?”  If you can answer that question and there’s an angle you can continually write from, we encourage you to apply!

Please send a sample column (approx. 500-600 words) addressed to Maggie Cassidy and Caroline Carlson to opinionumdbk@gmail.com.

Opening Reception for "Magnified"

The Stamp Gallery is proud to host the Opening Reception for "Magnified", an undergraduate student collaboration, on Thursday June 5th from 5:00-8:00pm. The exhibition will feature the works of Baltimore artists Chip Irvine, Michael Sylvan Robinson, and Alzaruba.

Curated by Carmen Dodl, Geena Gao, and Martine Gaetan

Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, next to Adele's.

Magnified
An Art Exhibition at Stamp Galler
June 5 - July 24, 2014


Looking for a 1-credit course and want to develop skills to create a mobile/web based app to meet a community need in Fall 2014?



Fall 2014
CPSP 249T (Section 0201)
Practicum: Service-Learning; Science, Technology and Society
1 credit
Wednesday, 3:30 to 5 pm
Open to all students
Non-programmers welcomed. Programming NOT a prerequisite for the course.

Students will:
       develop skills to create a mobile / web based app to meet  a community need
       network with technology and local community leaders
       make a difference in communities and their residents
       create an app for the Spring 2015 Code for Community Competition III

The class will have:
       Communities discussing how technology can address their needs. 
       Technical consultants providing  support for app development
       Class time allocated for individual  app development

Student assessment will be based upon:
       required attendance and participation
       the final mobile / web based application
       a reflexive assignment exploring
o   how the app was developed
o   how it might be used
o   areas for future development 

Students will leave the course with:
       an understanding on how technology can make a difference
o    in the quality of life of neighborhoods and their residents
       a foundation of mobile / web based app development skills

Last chance to sign up for Guatemala Medical Mission!

 This summer, from August 2-8, Humanity First is traveling to Guatemala with a team of doctors and health professionals to set up a clinic in a small, vastly underserved village. We are wrapping up our recruitment of interested students who want to embark on this international journey, so this is the last chance to sign up! Students will be housed in a 4 star hotel, will get hands on experience in a medical clinic, and will have a chance to explore Guatemala. Anyone interested should submit their information in the following form and will subsequently be sent more details on the trip: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15MzQI--AU1bS9f0Q-nWtiZ7BCuDcgUrp6p31v35n8ak/viewform(Don't worry about the 5/26 deadline on the form, just check it since it's required).

Monday, June 2, 2014

Riide, DC Startup Marketing Internship

You want to get involved with a startup this summer. Here’s how.

Riide is building and selling electric bikes. We’re coming off of a huge Kickstarter success, and we’re growing rapidly. Sales are coming in. Bikes are being assembled this summer at our HQ on U Street. And we’re hiring.

Here’s what you’d be doing:

  • Work in teams of 2 to organize and execute multiple daily events

  • Responsible for designing and perfecting the test Riide experience

  • Track impressions, measure cost of customer acquisition and determine maximum impact

  • Have creative freedom to design events and campaigns

  • Work directly with co-founders and learn what YOU are interested in

We’re a close team of next-gen entrepreneurs with a vision to change urban transportation in a revolutionary way. Riide is about fun, freedom, and flexibility. We’re looking for people who fit in with our family -- upbeat and outgoing, with lots of energy. We’re looking for creative people who can adapt on the fly and are motivated by challenge.

Applicants must be available full-time for 3 months, beginning on or around June 1st and ending on or around August 31st. Interns are encouraged to receive academic credit and will also be compensated with a living stipend for the summer. Interns that demonstrate outstanding performance and express interest could be considered for continued for future employment opportunities.

To apply, send an email to hello@riide.com with the following:

SUBJECT LINE: [First name] Riide on - summer 2014

BODY: Give us a 140 character description of why we should consider you for the position.

ATTACHED: A document (NOT a resume) that contains the following information - name, school, major and 3 relevant experiences that make you qualified for this position.

Spaces still available in Global Semester in Washington, D.C. Internship Program: Science Diplomacy

Spaces still available in Global Semester in Washington, D.C. Internship Program: Science Diplomacy (for credit toward HONORS citation)!  Apply now!  Learn how to capitalize on your talents in social sciences and humanities and arts for high-powered careers in the international arena, including as negotiators and advocates for science and technology initiatives. And if you are a STEM student, learn how to make your informed voices heard in policy decisions that affect the future of us all!  The two instructors of Science Diplomacy are policy leaders in the science negotiation arena at Department of State—with undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and English and MA degrees in political philosophy and law and diplomacy!  For applications and details: Go to www.globalsemesterdc.umd.edu! Spaces also available in stellar Energy and Environmental fall seminar in Federal Semester (equally friendly for all majors, with credit toward HONORS citation), www.federalsemester.umd.edu .  Both these prestigious programs combine a once a week evening seminar in the fall semester with a spring internship for college credit in the Washington, D.C. area.  You may take the spring internship credits through your major!  The programs include professional development workshops, trips to D.C., conversations with policy makers, and lots of one-on-one assistance with internship applications, resumes, and interviews!  Students this year interned at White House, foreign embassies, Department of State, congressional offices, House committees, federal agencies galore, non-profit organizations, etc.  For best consideration apply ASAP!  We are considering applications on a rolling basis. Global Semester in Washington, D.C. is the sister program to Federal Semester.  Home for both: 2407 Marie Mount Hall. Director for both programs: Dr. Joan Burton.   The word science tends to scare off some students—but in these cases, it absolutely shouldn’t!  These programs offer a space for scientists and humanists and social scientists to collaborate and discuss with a view toward changing our future for the better!

Interns Needed at the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 9/2/14

Are you looking for a way to get involved in the business community and build your resume? The Maryland Hispanic Business Conference needs summer interns to help prepare for the September 2nd conference. Interns will be placed on a planning committee and will be asked to help with different tasks as their schedules allow, about once a week. The internships are very flexible, and allow interns to choose a time in the evenings or on Saturdays to work with their fellow committee members. For more information on getting involved, send an email with the subject line “MDHBC Internship” to info@mdhbc.com with your question and contact information.