Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MD English Inst. Speaking Partner Program Needs Volunteers

My name is Caralyn Bushey and I am the Student Services Coordinator at The Maryland English Institute here at UMD.  I would like to take this opportunity to invite your students to participate in our Speaking Partner Program. This is a program in which one of our international students is matched up with a UMD student for the purpose of practicing English with a peer. It is a great opportunity for our international students to learn about American culture and of course it is a great opportunity for volunteer Speaking Partners to learn about the culture of the international student with whom they have been matched!

Read more & volunteer at:

Research Asst. Wanted

SPH’s Center on Young Adult Health and Development is looking for a paid research assistant to assist with the operations of several projects, including a large-scale, NIH-funded research study on the health-related behaviors of young adults during a critical life transition (The College Life Study), and a statewide collaborative project on reducing drinking and alcohol-related problems among college students. The Center is looking for a motivated, responsible student who is able to commit to working with us for at least the next two semesters.

Communication with study participants
Literature review and management
Online research
Quality assurance
Document scanning
Data entry, cleaning, and verification
Other tasks as assigned

Hours per Week

How to Apply
Submit your resume and a brief letter of interest to Angie Barrall, Recruitment Coordinator, at In the letter of interest, please explain why you’re interested in working at CYAHD and why you’d be a good fit for the position. The application must be submitted by Monday, August 1.

For more details about our projects and the Center, visit our websites at, and

COMM 107 sec. 9921

Hello Honors Students,

I hope you are having a most lovely summer!

I am a GA in Honors Humanities, and I am also teaching a course that fulfills a University requirement in the Fall.

For the fall semester, Honors students might consider COMM107 (section 9921), which meets Tu/Th 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm in HBK 1108.

COMM107 fulfills a requirement, and the quality of the class REALLY depends on who teaches it. Naturally, my class will be just *DELIGHTFUL *for all students, but particularly for Honors students as I have experience working specifically with students in Honors Humanities.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your time and consideration!


*Yvonne Slosarski*
University of Maryland
Doctoral Candidate | Communication
Graduate Assistant | Honors Humanities
Graduate Assistant to DGS | Communication

Fall job opportunity: get out the youth vote with New Voters Project

The elections this fall are rapidly approaching and the people elected will make decisions about issues we care about - like jobs, the economy, college affordability, and the environment.  We are working to make sure that students turn out to the polls in a big way on Election Day, so we can raise our voice on the issues we care about. That’s why we are hiring professional organizers to run non-partisan voter registration and turnout campaigns on college campuses across the country this fall.
Want to apply? Click here.
What’s in store for our future? Will we be able to get jobs and pay off our bills and our student loans? How will the country deal with civil rights, the environment, taxes, student debt, or campaign finance?
Our Future. Our Voice. Our Vote.
We can't expect our elected leaders to pay attention to the issues we care about, or for things to start moving in the right direction if we don't make ourselves heard. That's why we need to vote. So on Election Day we need to show up, and show up big. It’s pretty basic: If we’re going to be heard, we all need to work together, raise our voices and vote.
As a full-time organizer with the New Voters Project, you will:
  • Run a non-partisan voter registration and turnout campaign in a campus community. Campus Organizers recruit and train a cadre of volunteers to register 18-29 year olds, collect pledges to vote from 18-29 year olds who are already registered to vote, and contact all of these young people to turn out to vote on Election Day.
  • Educate students and train new leaders. Campus Organizers teach citizenship and organizing skills. Campus Organizers also oversee an internship program, through which students can earn academic course credit for their work to boost youth voter engagement.
  • Build a coalition. Campus Organizers work with student volunteers and interns to build a diverse, invested coalition of organizations and people to boost youth voter turnout.
PIRG Campus Action is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Students

Are you thinking about studying abroad in SPRING 2017?  Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

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 year and a half, nearly 50% of University of Maryland students that applied won Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and the application process, please contact us at:

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: Early October, 2016 - this is the deadline to apply for scholarships for spring 2017 study.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length.


Leslie Brice, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742
301.314.1289 *

Mid-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


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:
Tuesday, July 12  from 4 pm to 5 pm – Plant Sciences Room 1119
Wednesday, July 13 from 4 pm to 5 pm – Plant Sciences Room 1130 (note different room)

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:

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

Your Edge for Success LLC (YES) Internships

Your Edge for Success LLC (YES) invites applications and nominations for the position of intern (summer or fall).

·         Flexible, part-time position 10-20 hours per week. Begin immediately or in the fall.

Major Responsibilities

·         Getting to learn and work with our proprietary CRM system, working on some training and documentation, participating in testing, etc.

·         Bookkeeping using QuickBooks Online

·         Doing market research on government agencies

·         Making appointments with business partners

·         Building investment property analysis spreadsheets

The Company

·         Six-year-old, woman-owned, fast-growing company based in Washington, DC

·         Washington's top-rated writing services company with a 5-star rating on Yelp and Google Plus, an A rating on Angie's List, and an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau

·         Serving professionals, businesses, and non-profits with services including resumes and career services (83% of our business), grant writing, ghost writing, editing, business writing, and business development services


·         Creative, determine personality type who will stick with an issue and find a solution

·         Superior attention to detail and ability to follow directions

·         Availability for at least 10 hours per week (20 preferred)

·         Professional interpersonal communication skills and coachability

·         Top organizational skills and reliability

·         Knowledge of MS Word and Excel


•    College credit or $7.25 per hour for a basic researcher. College credit or $10-15 an hour for an intern with QuickBooks Online skills.

Application Process

1)                  Please see our website,, for more information about the company. No calls, please.

2)                  Prepare a cover letter and resume addressing this specific job desription.

3)                  Submit cover letter and resume as soon as possible to Ms. Katherine Akbar, president of Your Edge for Success LLC at

Your Edge for Success