Friday, January 29, 2016

Honors College Student Employment

The Honors College main office is currently seeking student workers for the spring semester.  Please read the brief job description, and apply if interested.

Student Worker Job Description

 General student employee responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·        Answering the phone
·        Greeting guests
·        Developing marketing materials
·        Making copies
·        On-Campus deliveries and pick-ups
·        Setting up for and cleaning up after events
·        Moving and lifting furniture/boxes
·        Classroom AV assistance
·        Organizing storage areas
·        Assisting with supply inventory
·        Other duties as assigned

Student workers will be assigned between 5-10 hours a week, starting at $9.25 per hour.  To apply, click here.  All applications are due February 8, 2016. For questions, please contact Nicole Jenkins at

Intern For A Day Program - apply by Feb. 14

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences.  This spring, we have 200+ hosts with 550+ possible shadowing placements in a wide variety of fields and industries!

In order to be considered for Intern for a Day, students must attend a short, 30-minute orientation session which covers the application process, workplace etiquette, appropriate dress, professional correspondence and more.  There are six (6) orientation sessions available to attend from February 9-February 11, 2016.  Please click on the date and time of the orientation session that works best with your schedule to RSVP. All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing).

Spring 2016 Intern for a Day Orientation Options:
The Intern for a Day application deadline is Sunday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m.  Students receive the application via email after attending one mandatory orientation session. More details can be found at

Most questions about the Intern for a Day program can be found on the Intern for a Day website or will be addressed during the mandatory orientation.  For immediate questions, contact

Red Cross Blood Drive — Tuesday, February 9

The American Red Cross Club will be sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, February 9 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM in Prince George’s Room in the Stamp Student Union.  Appointments can be made ahead of time by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, by going to and using the sponsor code "UMD College Park,” or by emailing us at

Snider Undergrad Research Engagement Info Session 2/4

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Become a CMNS recruitment ambassador!

Want to become a CMNS recruitment ambassador? We are looking for students from all CMNS majors who have an interest in helping prospective students learn more about why UMD is THE place to study computer, mathematical, and natural sciences! CMNS recruitment ambassadors assist with student panels and CMNS information tables at admissions open houses, meet individually with prospective students, and act as class visit or lunch hosts for prospective/admitted freshmen. Typical time commitment is one hour a week. Pick up an application NOW, outside of 1318A Symons Hall. Contact Eden Garosi at if you have any questions.

"Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Why DuBois is the Founder of American Scientific Sociology" - Feb. 2

The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace cordially invites you to a lecture by

Professor Aldon Morris
Forrest Professor of
Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University

Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Why DuBois is the Founder of American Scientific Sociology
February 2, 2016
4:00 PM
Colony Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park


Child Family Health International (CFHI) is currently accepting scholarship applications for its Global Health Immersion Programs this May, June and August. Choose from over 30 programs in 10 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, India, Philippines, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda) that focus on a variety of important global health topics, including tropical medicine, HIV/AIDS, remote island medicine, food security, maternal/child health, end-of-life care and more. Applications are due by 11:59 pm PT on February 18th. Apply at


What student development are we aiming for in global health education? How do we assess learner growth that requires demonstration, consistency, and varying contexts? These questions and more will be answered during a live webinar on February 10th hosted by Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), an official partner of Child Family Health International (CFHI). The webinar will be moderated by CFHI Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Evert. Register by February 8th at


Child Family Health International (CFHI) recently opened the "Community-Based Orphan Care & Health" program in Arusha, Tanzania. In collaboration with local community leaders, this innovative new program will provide students a window into the healthcare system of Tanzania, as well as an opportunity to actively support a non-profit development organization providing an ethical, sustainable alternative to orphanage volunteering. Access the press release at

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 Accenture U.S. Innovation Challenge - Deadline Feb. 8

Accenture is thrilled to announce the start of the 2016 U.S. Undergraduate Innovation Challenge – an event combining hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community and land an Accenture internship.
About the Competition
The Accenture Innovation Challenge is a multi-round event that combines hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society. Students will work as teams to collaboratively develop a solution for a case based on a real-world challenge faced by our non-profit partner, World Wildlife Fund (WWF®). Students will apply individually and Accenture will make the final team assignments. We will ensure that all teams are comprised of students from a wide variety of skills and backgrounds.
Competition Awards*
·         Campus semi-finalists receive an automatic internship interview
·         National finalists will receive an automatic final round internship interview and have the opportunity to travel to the client site and present their ideas to Accenture senior executives and the non-profit clients.
·         Members of winning teams will receive an internship offer and an opportunity to join Accenture for an Innovation Experience to potentially implement their idea
In order to participate in the challenge, students must meet the following criteria:
·         University Enrollment: Candidates must be full-time students at one of the participating universities or members of one of the partnering diversity programs.
·         Citizenship Status: Students must be legal residents of the United States; they do not need United States Work Authorization to participate in the challenge.
·         GPA: Students must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher to participate in the competition.  
·         Class Year: Students must be graduating and available for full-time employment in December of 2018 or 2019.
Learn More
Visit our website to learn more about the 2016 Innovation Challenge and watch video highlights from past Challenges at

Key Dates
Application Deadline
February 8th

First Round
March 3rd-4th
Quarterfinal Round
March 17th – March 26th

Semi-Finalist Round
March 28th – April 2nd

Final Round
April 2016

Summer of Service in DC – Feb. 10 Priority Deadline for Scholarships

Summer of Service + Community Leadership in Washington, DC

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
Summer 2016  4 and 8 Week Options

*Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit - Housing in DC - Service Projects
*Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 10, 2016
*Final Deadline: March 16, 2016
*Generous Scholarship Funding Available

How will you make a difference this summer?

Join the millions of volunteers, public servants and nonprofit professionals who heard the call to serve in the nation’s capital.

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers you a chance to make an impact this summer. Spend either 4 or 8 weeks this summer taking action while getting a hands-on learning experience in the nation’s capital.  Your internship will put you on the front-lines working to solve local and national issues.

The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include:

•     A guaranteed internship placement with a local or national nonprofit organization
•     Courses for transferable credit from George Mason University
•     Furnished housing conveniently located close to Metro rail stations and key attractions in Washington
•     Organized service projects and fundraising activities to impact the Washington, DC community
•     Networking events, exclusive briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program

Below you’ll find just a sampling of our past internship sites:
•     American Institute for Cancer Research
•     Bread for the City
•     Capital Area Food Bank
•     First Book
•     Food and Friends
•     Latino Economic Development Center
•     Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
•     Student Conservation Association
•     YMCA of the National Capital Area
•     Youth Service America

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 16, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of February 10, 2016 to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement. We award almost 1 million dollars in scholarship funding annually and awards are made on the basis of financial need and merit.

Applicants may apply for a full scholarship through the Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship awards program. 4 will be available for Summer 2016. More information may be found here:

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Trefil Science Scholarship for undergrads of Polish descent

The Kościuszko Foundation administers a $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate students of Polish descent.   

Requirements of the “Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Science Scholarship” include:
·         Undergraduate student of Polish descent, US citizen or permanent resident
·         Outstanding promise in the natural sciences
·         Minimum 3.5 GPA
·         Deadline March 1, 2016

This link includes complete Requirements and Application:

  The scholarship is sponsored by James Trefil, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, and prolific writer of 50 books.  His wife, Wanda, is of Polish descent, and a life-long teacher.  The Drs. Trefil owe their educations to scholarships, and they delight in locating and helping outstanding students to achieve their goals.

Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Seeking Submissions

UReCA, the NCHC Web journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, is seeking submissions from undergraduate honors students. Submissions are accepted year-round. UReCA is currently soliciting the following types of scholarly undergraduate honors work:

. Science Research (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Social Science Research (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Technical Research (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Humanities (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Business and Finance (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Professional Studies (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Health Care and Medicine (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Short Stories (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Poetry (up to 10 pages in one document)
. Essays (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Memoirs (up to 15 pages in one document)
. Graphics and Design
. Photo/Art Essays (initially, send us low-res images in a Word doc or pdf.)
. Videos (for large files (over 100 MB, email us directly, or send a link)
. Musical Scores (over 100 MB, email us directly, or send a link)
. Musical Performances (over 100 MB, email us directly, or send a link)

To email directly in regard to large files (see above), or if you have other questions, send an email to, explaining your submission and the file size.

Works submitted may be works produced for classes or works produced outside of a classroom environment. Thesis projects are welcome, but must be abbreviated to a maximum of 15 pages, double-spaced. Other works should also be a maximum of 15 pages double-spaced.

Please refer to the Submittable page for additional submission criteria. Go here to submit:

The permanent Web site will be found at Temporarily, though, the Web site is found at
Give us your best work. We look forward to it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

IMF head Christine Lagarde to speak at UMD on Feb. 4



Position: Traffic/ITS Engineer
Level: Entry Level
Location: Maryland
Salary: Commensurate with qualification

Description: Daniel Consultants, Inc. (DCI) has a position open for entry-level Traffic/ITS Engineer in its Columbia, Maryland office. The candidate is expected to work on Traffic Engineering and Intelligent Transportation System projects. The person should possess excellent writing skills to support preparation of reports and proposals. This position requires a BS in Civil Engineering at a minimum.

An ideal candidate should possess an EIT certification and excellent written, verbal, and communication skills. If interested, please e-mail transmittal, resume, current transcript, and writing sample for further consideration to

For information on Daniel Consultants, Inc, you may visit our website at:

Maryland Student Researchers Program

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 150 available opportunities by visiting our website at:
The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 150 projects are listed right now with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks!
The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s).  The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research.  Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Many positions are for volunteers, some are paid.
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions at the start of the Spring 2016 semester, to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities – Please visit our website at beginning Monday, January 26 to sign up for a session.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they have the listed required skills.  It is open to students of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.
Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085

2016 Women’s Foreign Policy Group MENTORING FAIR registration is now open - 2/3

The program provides an opportunity to speak informally with senior-level international affairs experts about the skills required to break into the global job market and hear valuable advice and guidance regarding career planning and internships.  The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals.  Sectors include international development, NGOs, human rights, international law, international health, international business, diplomatic service, the UN, and communications.  This year the event will be cosponsored by and held at George Washington University.  Space is limited and advance registration is REQUIRED.  Visit for additional information and registration. (Wednesday, February 3rd, 6-9 p.m., George Washington University)

Please note that students are required to register for this event.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 202 429 2692 or email us at

Applications for Library Award for Undergraduate Research are due Feb. 15

Win $1,000 for your research project completed in 2015! UMD Libraries are now accepting submissions for the Library Award for Undergraduate Research.

Designed to promote the value of library services and information, up to three awards will be given to University of Maryland undergraduates who dazzle librarians with their research.  Applications must include an essay, the research paper or project itself, and a letter of support from a sponsoring professor or librarian.

Applications are due February 15, 2016.

For details, including application guidelines and selection criteria:

Questions? Please contact Nedelina Tchangalova,

Friday, January 15, 2016

Student Office Assistant Wanted Disability Support Service

The Disability Support Service Office is looking for students interested in Part-time office work.  This office supports students, faculty and staff on campus needing assistance with accessibility on our campus.

An ideal candidate would have some office experience and a sensitivity working with individuals with disabilities; have a basic understanding of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and ADA Compliance.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate good customer service skills, effectively manage confidentiality concerns and be comfortable working at a busy reception desk.  We are looking for help during our office hours, which are Mondays through Friday, between 8:30am - 4:30pm.   

Preference will be given to individuals that are available to work through Finals week, and during the Winter and Summer sessions.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. E. Hamilton, DSS, 0106 Shoemaker Building  or email (re: Student Assistant Application).         

Medical Receptionist / Medical Assistant Position in a Dermatology Office

At Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, LLC, we celebrate the diversity of all skin colors and all skin types.  We are dedicated to using innovative techniques to treat the medical, surgical, and cosmetic needs of our patient’s skin, hair, and nails.  We treat every patient with kindness, dignity, and respect.

This private dermatology practice in North Bethesda near White Flint Mall is looking for a full-time medical receptionist / assistant (40 hours/week) to start May 2016. Paid part-time hours are highly encouraged for training before the position becomes vacant in May.  A minimum of a two-year commitment is required. 

The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM to 5:15 PM. 

Job Responsibilities include primarily front office duties along with back office duties:
Answer phones, schedule appointments, insurance and billing, receive and process prescription requests, assist with procedures and surgeries, prepare exams rooms, clean and sterilize instruments, etc.

This is the perfect position for a future health care professional who wants to learn all of the aspects of running a patient-centered private practice! Previous employees have gone on to medical school, nursing school, dental school, and graduate school.

Eligible candidates should be extremely reliable.  You will be working very closely with the two doctors, so it is imperative that you are dependable and trustworthy.  There will be a lot of patient interaction, so customer service skills are a must. 

Please send a cover letter along with your resume to

Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
11125 Rockville Pike

Suite 105
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: 301.770.0033
Fax: 301.770.0035