Friday, September 22, 2017

Truman Scholarships for Public Service/Leadership - Information Sessions 9/25-28

--Are you a Junior, Sophomore, or Freshman who is passionate about public service and making a difference on issues you care about? 

--Do you have strong public service accomplishments, a good academic record, and excellent evidence of leadership ability?

--Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a career working for the public good and shaping public policy?

Learn about the Truman Scholarship ( which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant graduate studies, plus exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits. 

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2018) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended - All Majors. ­ All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their university.
To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process please attend one of these upcoming information sessions - Juniors, sophomores, freshmen are all welcome to attend:

Monday, September 25 from 12 noon to 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Monday, September 25 from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Tuesday, September 26 from 12 noon to 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Wednesday, September 27 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 28 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to

If you are interested but cannot attend on these days/times, contact Francis DuVinage at to schedule an appointment.

Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and Politics, is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.

Work for Change Internship Program - apply by 10/3

Work for Change is an internship program that will take place in Spring 2018. UMD students work with TerpService Staff to secure an internship at a local nonprofit and participate in a 3-credit class. Students accepted into the program receive a $500 scholarship. Find out more info or log into Orgsync and apply! Applications close on October 3rd.  

Maryland Leadership Summit - 10/7

  • The Maryland Leadership Summit (MLS) is a one-day dynamic experience for beginning leaders who want to emerge their individual leadership skills and style through interactive simulations, dialogues, and group discussions. The Maryland Leadership Summit is targeted to emerging leaders who are looking for a launching point into future leadership engagement at University of Maryland. MLS takes place on Saturday, October 7th from 9am to 5pm in the Stamp Student Union. Register at:

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2018 - New Info Sessions

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 November 15 deadline – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

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

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

Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

Tuesday, September 26  at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00 pm  – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

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

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

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

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

Be an RA Next Year – Application Deadline 4 PM, Oct. 5

The Qualifications for the RA position are as follows (*you can find more information about the RA Selection Process at 

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate student at UMD this fall to apply. Students who are away from the University for study abroad or other leaves-of-absences may be eligible depending upon circumstances.
  • If invited, applicants must register for and complete HESI 470 with a “C” or better in the Spring 2018 semester in order to be selected for a position.
  • Unless this is your first semester, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at UMD to participate in the selection process. Applicants and RAs must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout the entire selection process and during employment. 
  • Applicants must be in good judicial and financial standing with the University.
  • If offered a position, newly hired Resident Assistants are expected to hold the position for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
  • New Resident Assistants may not student teach during their first year in the position. Students who plan to student teach in the 2018-2019 academic year are not eligible to hold the RA position and therefore should not apply. Students who participate in educational field placements or teaching assistantships that are only a few hours a week are still eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • You may feel you have unique circumstances. If in doubt, please contact us to discuss your situation.
Students often need more information about the RA position and our Selection Process, so we’ve scheduled Information Sessions. Current RAs and professional staff members will be on hand to answer questions following each presentation.  Attendance at one of the Information Sessions is required of all applicants. 

Here are the dates of our Information Sessions:

AMSA (American Medical Student Association) GBM#2: Looking for a longitudinal service opportunity? 9/27

One of the most important aspects of going into healthcare is having experience in long-term service. What better way to get involved than through American Medical Student Association? 
     AMSA will be having 5 "Service Squads" this semester: DC Central Kitchen, Martha's Table, and Bread for the City, and 2 for Food Recovery Network. Come to our meeting this week and pick the group you want to volunteer with! Make meaningful connections with AMSA members, and the organization itself so you can keep volunteering there in future semesters too! We will also discuss and start planning for our Project Diner and MonuMENTAL project. Don't miss out! 

When: Tuesday, September 27, 7-8 pm 
Where: STAMP Thurgood Marshall Room, Room 2113

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blood Drive 9/28 American Red Cross

On September 28th, in the Prince George's room at Stamp, the American Red Cross Club and The PHA are joining forces to provide a UMD Campus blood drive from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Help us save lives by donating blood! To sign-up/RSVP for a certain time slot in advance, donors have to go to and use sponsor code "UMD College Park". Information about donation criteria is also found at the link. Walk-ins are welcome!

Learn, Serve, Reflect & Act this year with Alternative Breaks! Meet & Greet 9/27

Sign up today for Alternative Breaks (AB)!

Are you passionate about social, political, and economic issues affecting the world today? Do you want to take the knowledge you gain in class outside the classroom? Interested in connecting with communities in and outside of our region? Alternative Breaks is for you!

We are excited to offer 27 immersive experiences over Winter, Spring, and Summer Breaks. Alternative Breaks teams engage in critical reflection, education and service before, during and after immersion experiences working alongside communities locally, domestically, and internationally. As a participant, you'll develop lasting relationships, critical thinking and leadership skills, and a passion to create a socially just world.

To learn more attend our Meet & Greet!

|September 27th | 5-6pm |  Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp (1209) |

For more information, check out our website:

Interested in advocating for women's health? Gove's Quest's 1st GBM! 9/25

Gove's Quest, a new women's health organization on campus is having its first GBM on Monday, September 25th at 6:30 pm in Jimenez 2120. Gove's Quest aims to raise awareness about the health issues that women of lower socioeconomic status face. Through volunteering and outreach, we learn about these health issues, give information to those in need of it, and become more actively engaged in bettering the status of women's health in our community. Come join us!

Gove's Quest 1st GBM
Jimenez 2120 from 6:30 to 7:30
Contact Person: Ma├»gane Diop 

Advancing Muslim American Leadership (AMAL) Group

Advancing Muslim American Leadership (AMAL) is an online platform to encourage young Muslim Americans to pursue opportunities in public service careers.
Our website contains a database of fellowship opportunities in various public service related fields for high school, college, and graduate level students.

We also recently launched AMAL Coach, a platform that pairs aspiring fellowship/scholarship applicants with successful recipients. Both coaches and applicants can sign up here.

AMAL’s resources are open to all, regardless of personal background, but our aim is to support and encourage young Muslim Americans to pursue careers in NGOs, national and local government, multilateral institutions, social enterprise, and media. We believe that increasing Muslim American representation in public service spaces will foster more inclusive policies and institutions, both in the U.S. and around the world. We are creating resources and tools that will make public service-oriented career paths more accessible to Muslim Americans.

Please share our website with your family, friends, and professional networks. We are hoping to spread the word this fall so that potential applicants can make the most of our resources in time for upcoming deadlines.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Design Sprint GBM

When: September 20, 2017, 7-8PM

Where: Art-Sociology Building, RM 3207

This week Net Impact-STEM will be having our first GBM of the year! We will be holding a design sprint, where members will break off into groups to plan a solution to a given prompt. The theme for this design sprint will be environmental health. Design sprints are the perfect opportunity to practice the innovative thinking needed to find creative solutions in STEM careers. We will provide pizza and brainstorming materials. Hope to see you all there!

Global Entrepreneurship Semester (GES) Information Session 9/21

How would you like to travel, study, and intern abroad next semester in some of the most dynamic entrepreneurial environments in the world? Join us on Thursday, September 21 at 5:00pm, 3120 H.J. Patterson Hall, to learn about the University of Maryland's Global Entrepreneurship Semester (GES) in Israel, Sweden, or South Korea! Get program information and meet our past participants for an inspiring conversation about the incredible opportunities you can access through the GES. Learn how you can:
  • Gain international business experience living, studying, and working in another country
  • Apply entrepreneurial ideas and strategies to a real business
  • Develop international personal and professional networks
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and businesses of a new country
  • Become a Global Entrepreneur and let the skills and experiences you acquire carry you to your future goals!
We hope to see you there!

Open to ALL majors: apply by October 1! For more information and to apply to the program, visit

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 to fill out an application, or contact me directly at 202-461-3834 or at .