Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hiring students for part-time jobs on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign

**Part-time jobs fighting for LGBTQ Equality: get paid to become a part of history** 

In 28 states, people still risk being fired or losing their homes just for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans. If you believe, as I do, that all LGBTQ Americans deserve a fair chance to earn a living and provide for their families, you may be a good fit for a part time position with us through the semester. 

I represent the Fund for Equality, and we’re looking for smart, hard-working students, with at least 2 free days in their week, who work well in a team and are eager to make real change. 

The Fund for Equality partners with the Human Rights Campaign, providing the kind of people power it takes to build the organization for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring! 

Specifically, we're hiring Canvassers and Field Managers to work on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign. We’re currently working to build support to pass the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in key areas like employment, housing, and education, providing full federal equality under the law. 

Change takes people power. The Fund’s job is to build that power for great groups working on important issues. 

We all want to make a difference. But wanting change, or hoping for it, or even passionately arguing for it isn’t enough. That’s where you come in. 

The president or the governor usually gets the headline when change does happen. But the real story takes place behind the scenes, with hundreds or thousands or even millions of people making their voices heard through petitions, emails, small donations, and meetings. 

That’s people power, and that's what you deliver with the Fund. You’ll be a part of a team that recruits supporters, raises money and mobilizes thousands of people to take action so that we can secure full equality for ALL Americans. 

We are looking for motivated students who want to lead the way in working for the change our country needs. 

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at http://fundforequality.org/apply2.html?lcl=PWAS to fill out an application, or contact me directly at 202-461-3834 or at rcarver@fundstaff.org .

Monday, September 18, 2017

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage Honors College students to apply. I hope you will take time to pass this message along to the organization.

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants. All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

  • Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
  • Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)

We will be on campus for the Career Fair on Wednesday, September 20. We hope to see some of your students there!


We are currently accepting resume drops through a posting on your school’s career center. However, to officially apply, you will need to do so here during the following open application windows:

Window 1: September 22 - September 26

Window 2: October 12 - October 16

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or if you want to talk more about the position and application process at leah.kazar@cfpb.gov.

Leah Kazar

Director’s Financial Analyst
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) GBM#1: Intro Meeting! - 9/19

Come see what the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) family is all about! Learn more about what pursuing medicine really means, what needs are most prevalent in our community, and how to give back. We will also be revealing our long-term service project of the year at this GBM, so don't miss out!
When: Tuesday, September 19, 7-8 pm
Where: STAMP Grand Ballroom Lounge 1209

Volunteer to Teach Science to Kids! - Mtg 9/21

Love teaching, working with kids, or exploring the sciences? Then SEAS - Science Enrichment After School - is the group for you! We are a student-led organization at UMD dedicated to spreading enthusiasm and a love for the sciences to local elementary school kids in PG County. We are currently looking for more UMD students to teach this semester!

Our group visits Adelphi Elementary School's after school program every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30PM - 4:00PM to teach fun, interactive, and creative lesson plans designed to inspire young students in the sciences. Adelphi ES is only 10 minutes from campus and accessible by the 108 UM shuttle. If you have class during the times we visit Adelphi ES, you can still contribute by designing fun science lesson plans for the kids!

E-mail us at seas.umd@gmail.com if you're interested in joining. You can find more information on our website: http://umdseas.wixsite.com/seas and at our first GBM, which is on Thursday, September 21st in room 1100 CCC (Cambridge Community Center) at 6:30 pm.

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) FIRST GBM

Are you a pre-health or pre-medical student interested in finding a community of like-minded people on campus? Are you trying to find more ways to get involved on campus?

Look no further!

The University of Maryland chapter of the American Medical Women's Association will be having its first meeting on MONDAY, September 18th, 2017! The meeting will take place in JMZ 0125 at 7 pm, and we will be having an introductory GBM with all who are interested!

Our organization centers on women's health issues, a sense of community among pre-medical women, and advocacy for equality in health professions. We have several keynote speakers who will be joining us to give presentations about what it's like to be a female in the medical field, as well as charter advice and knowledge. We participate in service on and off campus, and will have several events to engage our members.

Please come out and join us - we will have pizza! :) We are also a gender-inclusive organization; anyone is welcome!

Colleges Against Cancer Relay For Life, First General Body Meeting​ 9/19

Who: Colleges Against Cancer at UMD is this University's Collegiate arm of the American Cancer Society. We plan fundraising and awareness events for ACS, including Relay For Life each April!

What: Our first General Body Meeting is for all interested members, past and present! Come out and meet our Executive Team, and see how you can get involved with us this semester!

When: Tuesday, September 19th. 7:00-8:00pm

​here: TYD 1102

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2018 - Info Sessions 9/18-22

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2018 – all expenses paid?


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2018 – all
expenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2018 scholarships  – and about preparing a strong application by the mid-November deadline (approx.) – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

Monday, September 18 at 12:00 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Monday, September 18 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Tuesday, September 19 at 12:00 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Tuesday, September 19 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Wednesday, September 20 at 12:00 noon– 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Wednesday, September 20 at 4:30 pm  – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 am  – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Friday, September 22 at 10:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

Friday, September 22 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to clscholarship@umd.edu as space is limited

--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to
clscholarship@umd.edu address to receive more information by email.

--To be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS, include your umd.edu email address in your reply or RSVP.

Application Deadline: Mid-November 2017, date to be announced shortly.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS
program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see:

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at  http://www.clscholarship.org/