Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Applications for the January 2017 Australia-New Zealand Global Immersion Experience are now open.

Australia and New Zealand are truly unique places and great destinations for study abroad due to their growing business influence, welcoming culture, and many attractions. Tentative visits include Auckland, Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua, Sydney, Brisbane and possibly the Great Barrier Reef depending on interest.   

With prime Asia-Pacific locations, educated work forces, an abundance of natural resources, and friendly people, Australia and New Zealand offer attractive business environments to explore.

Australia, the world’s 12th largest economy, is entering its 24th year of uninterrupted annual growth. With such solid fundamentals – as well as record-low interest rates, a strong banking sector, and financial liquidity –Australia has attracted a tremendous number of multinational and U.S.-based companies.  Students participating would visit Bank of Australia, Qantas Airlines, Google Australia, Atlassian, Australian Parliament, Common Wealth Bank of AustraliaAustralian Football League, Circus Oz, and the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. the company visits are very educational.  The Australia component of the trip would involve traveling to Sydney, Brisbane, and the Great Barrier Reef.  Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, visiting the Sydney Opera, touring Fraser Island, holding a koala bear, and hand feeding kangaroos were just a few of the unique experiences that were part of the 2015 study trip to Australia.

New Zealand has been named by the World Bank as the second best country in the world in which to do business two years in a row and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ranks New Zealand second in the world for innovation.  New Zealand is ranked the “most socially advanced nation in the world”, according to the Social Progress Index of 132 countries ranked on social and environmental performance by the Social Progress Imperative. New Zealand is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world. New Zealand is a nation with a proven record in multiple fields such as science, technology, manufacturing, sport, and social issues. It’s one of the safest country to visit.  The course will examine innovation in the tourism sector in New ZealandNew Zealand takes pride on being a world leader in challenge and adventure with a number of innovative tourism services and products like AJ Hackett Bungy and Skywalk etc. From bungee jumping to sky diving New Zealand is frequently listed as the adventure capital of the world.  
The program fee is estimated at $3,900-$4,100 and includes UM tuition (3 credits), fees, hotel accommodations, fees for all academic site visits, field trips, and other program-sponsored excursions, transportation to all visits, one or two meals per day (lunches or dinner), and course reading materials. Airfare and personal expenses not included. Final fee will be determined at a later date. Estimated airfare: $1,700-$2,200.
 Pending final approval, this course will meet the University General Education Global Competence requirement.

There’s no reason to have to choose between Australia and New Zealand. Experience both over 14 life-changing days! Information regarding the past course is available at the link below:  


Get ready for the trip of a lifetime; particularly if you like adventure sports. New Zealand has every adventure activity you can think of - and some you've never even heard of! All set to a backdrop of beautiful landscapes.Australia is a place in the world that many people would like to visit but very few actually get the chance so take advance of this opportunity. 

Exact dates and applications details are at  http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad/program/11098

We are already at 20 completed applications without any significant promotion efforts.  The course will definitely have more demand than available slots so applying early is definitely advantageous.  We will have 40 openings in the course (HONR349A: Australia New Zealand Global Immersion Experience)

Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Mark Wellman
Management & Organization Faculty
Robert H. Smith School of Business
4552 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1815
301-405-0831 TEL

UMD Global Fellows in Washington DC

The Office of Undergraduate Studies, in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs and BSOS, is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Global Fellows concentration for Fall 2016-Spring 2017. 

Call for Applications:

Brand New UMD Global Fellows in Washington DC concentration (cross-listed with Honors) open for applications.  Exciting Internship and learning program perfect for Honors students! 

New concentration, Critical Regions and International Relations, officially opened May 27 for applications for fall 2016-spring 2017!  So places available!!  Rolling Admissions.  Apply now!

(For information and application form go to http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu )  

The program includes: fall seminar course, spring internship for college credit, and year-round professional development activities! Interested in changing the world? Apply NOW to the empowering Global Fellows Program (formerly Global Semester Fellows)

The fall seminar for Critical Regions is taught by two active Foreign Service Officers!  Spring internships include White House, State Dept., USAID, foreign embassies, think tanks, NGOs, other federal agencies and international organizations!

Other perks: Scholarship in Practice credit; notation on transcript as Global Fellows; empowering and active alumni career network, etc.  Life-changing program!  A bridge to your professional futures. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors encouraged to apply!

And if you are interested in others of our concentrations—in Federal or Global Fellows, just note that on your applications too!  Rolling Admissions!!

For details and application form, go to  http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu (or http://federalfellows.umd.edu) or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.  Apply ASAP!  You may drop application by office at 2407 Marie Mount Hall (301-314-0261), apply electronically by sending application to globalsemesterdc@umd.edu, or send by fax to 301-314-0941.  No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them, and they can come later!


Join a dynamic and growing educational organization in Maryland!
We are looking for highly motivated University of Maryland Honors Program upperclassmen to teach SAT and/or ACT prep courses to high school students at Maryland high schools.
Flexible schedule - evenings and weekends available.
Training, curriculum and materials are all provided.
Competitive pay with bonus potential.
Now hiring for Fall 2016!
Send resume to: info@theanswerclass.com

**Our mission:  We feel strongly that all students, regardless of family income, location, school and extra-curricular schedules should have the opportunity to present their strongest college application. For this reason, we founded The Answer as a way to make SAT & ACT prep as accessible as possible to as many students as possible -- and in some small measure work to even the playing field for students taking the SAT & ACT.  **

StudySoup Campus Marketing Coordinator position

Are you an ambitious student who is looking to gain stand-out Marketing and Leadership experience? StudySoup is offering a paid fall Campus Marketing Coordinator position on campus ($12 - $20/hr).

If selected, you'll rapidly build your communications skill set through training with our expert team.

Last semester, more than 70% of all StudySoup interns that secured a job or internship, said that this was the pivotal role that helped them earn that position.

To explore this unique opportunity you can learn more and apply here >> studysoup.com/ca
note: applications will be closing soon so be sure to apply ASAP to be considered

hours: 10 hrs per week
pay: $12 - $20/hr plus incentives

About StudySoup:
StudySoup is a Peer to Peer marketplace for students who want to help each other learn and succeed in class. We're a start-up that's growing really quickly and we've been featured in Forbes, ABC 7 and more!

Students Needed for Annual Giving Campaign in the Fall

The Director of Development for the Office of Undergraduate Studies is looking for some students to participant in the Annual Giving Campaign during the fall semester.  Students will be interviewed and possibly featured in marketing materials and/or on the website.  Also, students will be asked to sign a few thank you cards each month to first-time donors (August – December).  2-3 Honors College students needed ASAP to begin the interview process.  Please contact Heidi Bruce, Director of Development, at habruce@umd.edu if you are interested.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

VisiSonics 3D Audio Study

VisiSonics, a UMD spin out and the leader in all things 3D audio, is seeking students and faculty to come to their lab and participate in researching the next advancement in 3D audio: personalization! Participants will receive a $10 Chipotle gift card in exchange for approximately 15 minutes of their time. During this time, VisiSonics will collect your personalized audio signature data that characterizes how the ear receives different sounds from different locations in space. This data will be used to further develop their technology, which has many applications to virtual reality, gaming, and entertainment. If you are interested in participating in this study (and scoring some free Chipotle), please sign up at https://visisonics.youcanbook.me/ .


The Summer Leadership Series features two workshops led by a nationally recognized speaker, author, or expert in leadership development. Each facilitator brings a wealth of professional knowledge gained from working with groups ranging from colleges to nonprofits to companies. These events provide a unique opportunity to learn valuable and transferable leadership skills that aid personal and professional development. Both events are FREE! Registration includes meals and materials. To register visitgo.umd.edu/summerleadershipseries.

This year, the Summer Leadership Series will present the following events:

  • LeaderShape Catalyst - Saturday, June 18th from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Leading without Limits - Saturday, July 9th from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Through participating in the Summer Leadership Series, students:

  • Gain leadership skills that can be applied and transferred to the the academic, community, and career settings.
  • Learn from a nationally recognized leadership development professional with experience ranging from universities to non-profits to start-ups.
  • Develop strategies to become more self-aware, productive group member, and better leader.
  • Be eligible for a post program “Lunch & Lead” series and a complimentary Maryland LEAD t-shirt

Participate in one or both workshops. Any person that completes both is eligible to receive a certificate of completion, personalized following-up opportunities, and a complementary Maryland LEAD shirt. Space is limited. For best consideration, register by June 14th at go.umd.edu/summerleadershipseries.

Descriptions of each workshop can be found at the Summer Leadership Series website. are included below--check back as we add more workshops throughout the summer!

AmeriCorps outreach opportunities with great organization! (Paid Positions)

Calling all Change Makers!

 The Maryland Multicultural Youth Center AmeriCorps program is looking for dedicated members to join their 2015-2016 team! AmeriCorps members serve one-year terms, assisting with in-school and after-school programs for middle school students It’s a great way to gain hands on experience while giving back to your community!
Members receive a living stipend bi-weekly as well as an education award at the end of their term. AmeriCorps members can serve in either full time or part time positions, and help make their communities stronger.
Applications can be found here or contact Alyson Moore at Alyson@layc-dc.org for more information!

The AmeriCorps program with the Latin American Youth Center/Maryland Multicultural Youth Center is recruting for next year’s cohort of AmeriCorps members.  This is a perfect opportunity for any students or recent graduates, who might be interested in joining the 2016-2017 team!  The program places Americorps members in title-1 public schools to assist with in school and after school programs.  Members receive a living stipend as well as an education award at the end of their term.

We have both full time and part time slots available, and It’s a great way to earn money while giving back to their community and is often referred to as the domestic peace corps! 

Early Summer NSF Graduate Fellowship Info Sessions


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral science fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at www.nsfgrfp.org


IMPORTANT: There are significant eligibility changes for fall 2016 – learn about these by attending one of the newly scheduled National Scholarships Office information sessions listed below. It will help you use your summer to begin developing a highly effective NSF graduate fellowship application.

Current undergraduates, current or entering graduate students, recent alumni and summer researchers are welcome to attend.

NSF Info Sessions:
Wednesday, June 8  from 4 pm to 5 pmPlant Sciences Room 1130
Tuesday, June 14 from 4 pm to 5 pmPlant Sciences Room 1119 (note different room)
Wednesday June 15 from 4 pm to 5 pmPlant Sciences Room 1130

Location for both sessions:

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship.

Deadlines to apply will be in late October 2016, for NSF GRFP awards. Planning early give you your best chance of success!

If you are unable to attend either session please email us at: nsfgrfp@umd.edu

Beat the winter blues: Study in Spain this January with UMD!

We are excited to announce that UMD students will have the opportunity to study in Seville, Spain this January! Students will explore the Mediterranean and Transatlantic contexts that have influenced and shaped Spain’s history, identity, cultural and artistic expressions. Course credit can be given for either SPAN225, HONR248E, SPAN399C, or SPAN699E.

This engaging program includes excursions that will take students across Andalucia to monuments such as La Alhambra of Granada and La Mezquita of Córdoba. They will stay with local Spanish families while in Seville and in hotels when traveling. Housing, meals, local transportation, and excursions are included in the program fee.

For more information about the program details and itinerary, contact: Ginette Eldredge at geldredg@umd.edu

For general assistance and help applying, contact
EA Short-Term Programs at eashortterm@umd.edu

Beat the winter blues: Study in Spain this January with UMD!
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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 as soon as possible. Training will be provided at the office, no prior certification is required. A two-year commitment is preferred. 

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 happyhealthyskin@gmail.com.

Terps for Change

  • Terps for Change is a semester-long community service program pairing students with local nonprofits.  Students gain real life experience and professional development while connecting with fellow Terps.  Summer Terps for Change will run from July 11th to August 19th with some flexibility based on student availability.  After logging into www.OrgSync.umd.edu students can go to https://orgsync.com/76150/forms/193682 to apply for Terps for Change.  See below for our Terps for Change sites.  Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis for both Summer and Fall. 
    • Community Forklift (Summer & Fall)
    • MNCPPC (Paintbranch Trail Clean Up) (Summer & Fall)
    • Seabury Resources for the Ageing (Summer & Fall)
    • Little Lights – Homework Club (Summer & Fall)
    • Stamp Language Partner Program – English as a Second Language Program (Summer & Fall)
    • AVID Middle School Tutoring (Fall)
    • Northwestern High School - College & Career Pathways (Fall)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Undergrad Research Assts. Wanted

Interested in gaining hands-on research experience?
The Family Involvement Laboratory IS LOOKING FOR BILINGUAL (Spanish/English) UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS for the summer.

Students will serve as research assistants for the Family Involvement Lab project Baby Books 2, which is an intervention for low income mothers, fathers, & young children. The goal of the study is to understand the reading practices of these mothers’ & fathers.
Research assistants will participate in data collection; recruit parents; schedule visits; & enter data. 

Effective communication skills and a passion for working with families with young children is required. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in the social sciences. Depending on interest & skill-level, there will be opportunities to write honors theses and participate in papers for publication.

Interested students should send their unofficial transcript and resume to Catherine Kuhns at ckuhns@umd.edu. For additional information on our lab, see our website at http://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/labs/filab/

Sizzlin’ Summer Series

Taking summer classes? Working on campus? Living around College Park this summer? Take advantage of some great events happening both on- and off-campus. A partnership between The Stamp and RecWell, the Sizzlin' Summer Series includes a variety of activities to keep you busy. Grab a ticket to a local attraction at a discounted price (Summer in the City trips), go on an adventure trip with the Maryland Adventure Program (MAP), take a fitness class, participate in intramurals, attend a leadership workshop, buy something from the Farmers Market at Maryland, or stop by the Stamp on Thursdays for a lunchtime concert.

Check out the full schedule at http://summerseries.umd.edu.

Registration for the Summer in the City Trips and MAP Adventure trips are also online, http://summerseries.umd.edu

Questions? Email sizzlinsummerseries@umd.edu.