Friday, September 13, 2019

Join the the Summer 2020 Orientation Staff!

The 2020 Orientatation Staff Application is officially LIVE! We hope you will ENVISION YOURSELF on the 2020 Orientation Staff and apply today! There are two different types of positions that you can choose to apply for: Orientation Advisor (OA) or Program Registrar (PR). To put these positions in perspective, your OA's were the ones that you spent your orientation day with, and you probably spoke with a PR if you called to sign up or ask questions about orientation!

If you are interested, we will be hosting information sessions to help you learn more about these positions on the following days:
  • Sept 18 @ 4:30 pm- Info Session (1102 Cole Student Activities Building)
  • Sept 23 @ 6:00pm - Info Session (1205 Cambridge Community Center)
  • Oct 7 @ 11:30 am - Info Session (1102 Cole Student Activities Building)
  • Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm- Info Session (1102 Cole Activities Building)
  • Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm - Info Session (1224 Edward St. John Building )
  • Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm - Info Session (1102 Cole Student Activities Building)
  • Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm - Info Session  (1224 Edward St. John Building)

Applications are open now at, and are due by October 23rd at 11:59 PM.

If you have questions, please email

The Orientation Advisor (OA) position provides a current undergraduate student the opportunity to support new first-year students, transfer students, and their families in their transition to the University of Maryland.  OAs are responsible for assisting students with academic advising, providing information about campus resources and services, educating students about campus policies and procedures, and helping new students acclimate to the university environment.  In addition, an OA serves as a representative of the Orientation Office and the University of Maryland.  

The Program Registrar (PR) position assists in the registration of new students and their families for orientation programs, answering phone calls and questions about the orientation program and campus, and assisting in preparing for all orientation programs.  PRs are also required to disseminate current information about the campus and assist in the daily administrative operations of the Orientation Office.  This position incorporates working in cooperation with the professional staff and the other student staff members in the Orientation Office.  In addition, this position serves as an initial point of contact for new students and their families. 

Engineering World Health - Info 9/18-19

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Join the University Student Judiciary!

With the start of the new semester, the University Student Judiciary has begun its yearly selections cycle and is aiming to recruit new applicants. The University Student Judiciary is a student organization dedicated to promoting character, ethics, and integrity on campus by educating students about the importance of honest conduct and adjudicating student misconduct cases. We are particularly interested in recruiting students that embody our values of character, ethics, and integrity. Our online application closes on October 13 at 11:59 pm and it can be found at

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions about our organization or selection process.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sign up today for Alternative Breaks (AB)

Learn, Serve, Reflect & Act this year with Alternative Breaks!

Sign up today for Alternative Breaks (AB) 

Alternative Breaks teams engage in critical reflection, education and service before, during and after immersion trips working with communities across the globe. As a participant, you'll develop lasting relationships, critical thinking and leadership skills, and a passion to create a socially just world. 

We are accepting applications for Alternative Breaks on a rolling bases

For more information on open experiences, check out our website:

ORISE Fellowship at FDA Center for Food Safety and Nutrition

Project Description
A research project is available in the Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS)/Division of Science and Technology (DST), within the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in College Park.

OFAS/DST is initiating a research project to advance the understanding of the US food supply as well as to establish a monitoring plan for foods, ingredients, and nutrients in the United States. This development assignment involves searching scientific literature, public information websites, and databases as well as building databases, organizing data, cleaning and loading data, performing quality control of data, developing and documenting methodology, utilizing quantitative skills, answering various questions through analysis of data, and providing summary reports. The audience
for this research includes the FDA scientists, policy makers, and regulated industry.

The candidate will receive training on public policy initiatives, working with various databases, and performing research and review of different types of scientific information. The candidate will learn how to organize, clean, load, manage, analyze, and perform quality control on data, perform and summarize findings of analyses, and develop various reports.

The candidate may learn how to write summary memoranda or other publications that document the research, methodology, and conclusions resulting from the review of the information as well as how to respond to public questions.

Desired Skills
 Adept at SQL, SAS, and/or R
 Working with large databases
 Using quantitative skills
 Performing data analysis
 Organizing and managing data
 Performing quality control of data
 Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
 Interpersonal skills and able to work in team environment and independently
 Written and verbal communication skills
 Developing and documenting methodologies
 Providing summary reports
 Knowledge of foods and ingredients on food labels

The candidate should have obtained, within the last 3 years, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g. epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, nutritional biochemistry, data analytics, informatics, bioinformatics, biosystems engineering, statistics, public health, health policy, food science or technology, nutrition, etc.).

Location: College Park, MD
Timeframe: 1-year position starting in September/October; at times there is potential for renewal

Contact Information
Interested candidates may ask questions and send resumes to:
Kasey Heintz, MS

Summer 2020 International Affairs / Public Policy Programs - Info 9/13-19

Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior planning a career in International Affairs or U.S. Public Policy? Do you receive need-based financial aid?

If so, you should learn about the PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Fellows) and Rangel Summer Enrichment programs for sophomores and juniors with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs and domestic public policy.

These all-expenses-paid programs offer comprehensive summer 2020 experiences including courses (with transferable credit), a full range of extracurricular activities and career-development support, travel & room and board, and more - included!

Important: **These programs focus on students receiving need-based financial aid (demonstrated by FAFSA), as well as students from groups historically underrepresented in international affairs leadership roles in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings.**
PPIA is open to Juniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients; GPA of 3.0 recommended. 
Rangel is open to all undergrads and requires U.S. citizens. Rangel also requires a GPA minimum of 3.2.
Please rsvp to if you plan to attend one of these sessions:
Friday, September 13, 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Monday, September 16, 11:00 – 11:30 am, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, September 17, 2:00 – 2:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 19, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall PPIA and Rangel
Deadlines: PPIA is November 1, 2019; Rangel is February 4, 2020  
Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Asst. Director  

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


National Suicide Prevention Week 9/9 - 9/13/2019

  • Tuesday, 9/10 Semicolon Stickers 10am-2pm on the Quad between SCC1 & 2 Semicolon Tattoos 3-6pm on the Washington Quad The semicolon is used to represent a pause when folx may have thought to end their lives, but chose to continue on. This mimics the idea that when folx could have used a period to end a sentence, they instead chose to continue.
  • Wednesday, 9/11 Wellness Seminar from the Campus Happiness Project (SKY@UMD) 7-8pm in the Ellicott Diner (fireplace room) Participants will explore the five dimensions of wellness and practical tools for connection and greater self-awareness. Interactive practice of meditation, breathing techniques, mindfulness and social connection exercises.
  • Thursday, 9/12 Seize the Awkward & Talk about It! 6-8pm in ESJ 0224 The evening starts with a screening of It’s Real, which follows six students with a variety of mental health challenges. After the video, Dr. Tammi Ginsburg, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Board President will lead Talk Saves Lives, teaching us to talk to each other about suicidality.
  • Friday, 9/13 Semicolon Flash Tattoos 1-3pm on the Denton Community Quad The semicolon is used to represent a pause when folx may have thought to end their lives, but chose to continue on. This mimics the idea that when folx could have used a period to end a sentence, they instead chose to continue.

And don't forget the Terps Take Care Fair next month! 

Bain & Company On Campus Info Session - Sept. 19

Bain brings together the brightest, most curious minds into one global team where anything is possible. Join us for our fall info session. We’ll be covering our Associate Consultant and Associate Consultant intern position.

University of Maryland, College Park Fall Info Session
Casual attire is suggested!

Entomology Research Technician Position

Title: Student Research Technician
Location: College Park, MD
Department: Entomology
Supervisor: Kelly Hamby

Position Description: The Hamby Lab in the Department of Entomology is hiring 2-3 paid
student research technicians for the 2019-2020 school year. The Hamby lab performs basic and
applied research in sustainable agriculture, working in multiple Mid-Atlantic agroecosystems
with topics that include integrated pest management, insecticide usage, invasive species, and
insect-microorganism interactions (for more information, please visit our website at

The technician’s time will be spent mostly on lab work with the option of occasional field work,
with specific duties determined based on applicant experience and interest. Field work will be
conducted at various sites across Maryland, including both university research stations and
commercial farms. The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with maintaining
insect colonies, conducting laboratory assays, planting and maintaining experimental plots, and
assisting with data collection for both field and laboratory assays. In addition, the technician
will assist with general laboratory maintenance.

Technicians will work cooperatively with other lab members, and all training and transportation
to off-campus sites will be provided. Positions will be part time throughout the academic year
dependent on performance, interest, and availability.

Primary Responsibilities: These include, but are not limited to, the following:
1) Rearing and maintenance of laboratory insect colonies including aphids, parasitic
wasps, lady beetles and corn earworm.
2) Conducting laboratory assays to study the impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on
aphid and parasitic wasp life history traits.
3) Dissecting soybean stems and other duties for study with dectes stem borer, a
beetle pest of soybean.
4) Data entry and summarization according to standard laboratory protocols.
Note: Additional responsibilities may vary depending on individual interests and as
research emphasis changes in laboratory.

Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and a current student at the University of Maryland. A
current Maryland driver’s license with a clean driving record is required. Background in biology
or other life sciences, and experience in entomology, agriculture, or molecular biology is
preferred but not necessary. Candidates should demonstrate an enthusiasm for working both
outdoors and in a sterile lab environment. The incumbent must also be capable of driving a large
work vehicle and be physically able to lift at least 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with: 1) Previous
experience/employment in an academic laboratory environment, 2) insect rearing experience,
and 3) agricultural experience

Closing Date. Review of applications will begin on September 16th and will remain open until
the positions are filled.

Applications. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV/resume, and a list of 3
references to Aditi Dubey ( and Maria Cramer (

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment
opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age,
sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Is consulting right for you? SRC Logic career exploration session - Sept 19

Have you ever considered a career in consulting? If so, join our career exploration session on
September 19th ! To help you decide if consulting is a good fit, we will be discussing the
consulting environment, the pros and cons of consulting, and various other topics important for
future graduates. To RSVP or learn more, follow the link below. Pizza and refreshments will be

The session is sponsored by srcLogic, a boutique technology consulting firm that delivers award-
winning case management solutions. srcLogic is attending the Fall Career & Internship Fair on
September 18 th and is hiring through Careers4Terps. Please apply to the Associate Technical
Consultant position by September 23 rd if interested.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Maggie Sauber at

Monday, September 9, 2019

University Career, Internship, & Student Employment Resources

School of Public Policy Career Connections

Beta Psi Omega, UMD's Professional Biology Fraternity

Do you have a passion for science and service? Do you want to find a
community of people like you? Then come out and meet the members of Beta
Psi Omega, UMD's Professional Biology Fraternity!

ALL majors are welcome, including Biology, Public Health, Environmental
Science, Engineering, Kinesiology, and more! As diversity is one of our
core values, we even have members in English, Film, and Computer Science!

We aim to provide a supportive brotherhood in this co-ed fraternity for
students in the science fields professionally and academically. The
benefits of Beta Psi Omega include networking opportunities such as
research and internships, earning service hours in events within and
outside of the fraternity, and various social events for our members. We
always have fun along the way and have made friendships to last a lifetime!

Visit for our national website and for UMD's chapter website.

Don't forget to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

BETA PSI OMEGA • Professional Biology Fraternity
Alpha Chapter, University of Maryland, College Park
Intellect  /  Service  /  Unity  /  Diversity  /  Proactivity       w


Do you LOVE the University of Maryland? Share your passion and apply for Maryland Images Campus Tour Guides! We are looking for professional, friendly, and enthusiastic undergraduates of all majors and backgrounds to join our family of tour guides! You MUST have at least one year left as an undergraduate before graduation to apply. As an Imager, you’ll have the opportunity to change the lives of potential Maryland students, make lifelong friendships, earn invaluable leadership experience, and get tons of Images swag!

Come to one of our Interest Meetings to learn about the application process, ask questions, and meet current Imagers!

Wednesday 9/11 7-8 @ ESJ 2204

Thursday 9/12 6-7 @ ESJ 2204

Apply by Saturday, 9/14 at 11:59pm:

Professional Development Opportunity for Student at Microsoft with Special Guest - Sept. 11

The Microsoft Store at Pentagon City is hosting a  free two-hour workshop on LinkedIn: Building Your Brand for Students with Radio One On-Air Personality and Executive Producer Leah Henry. Attendees will participate in a branding discussion and create or develop current LinkedIn Profiles to take their brand to the next level. Professional headshots will be available. Students, educators and young professionals are encouraged to attend. Feel free to forward this email to those you deem appropriate. I have also attached a flyer. Do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions. Please register here.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Microsoft Store at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
Register Here:

Friday, September 6, 2019

UMD Loop - Interested in working on Elon Musk's Hyperloop?

Interested in working on Elon Musk's Hyperloop? 

Want to get noticed by recruiters and beef up your resumé?

Want to show off your designs to engineers at SpaceX/Tesla/NASA JPL/Lockheed Martin + many other great employers? 

Want to work with one of our 20+ sponsors that love to hire UMD Loop alumni?

Want to get your "hands dirty" and do real engineering ASAP, even if you're a freshman with no past experience?

Want to build something really, really, really fast (300 mph+ along a 1-mile track)?

Want to know more?

UMD Loop is having an interest meeting for fall recruiting! 

Where: A. James Clark Hall, Forum Rm. 1101
When: Friday, September 13th, 5 PM - 7 PM

We are looking to onboard new members for the upcoming year. Even if you have no previous internship or project experience, you might be the perfect fit for our team. 

Please fill out this google survey if you are interested in joining, even if you can't attend the interest meeting: UMD Loop Interest Meeting Survey

We are looking to onboard:

Mechanical/aerospace engineers who want to learn (or already know) any of the following skills: 
     -CAD: Siemens NX & Teamcenter (SpaceX uses this)
     -aerospace structures design
     -pressurized systems design
     -test rig design
     -manufacturing, CAM, hands-on fabrication
     -thermal analysis
     -systems-level design

Electrical engineers who want to learn (or already know) any of the following skills: 
     -Circuit simulation (SPICE or any similar software)
     -Circuit design (Altium, EAGLE, CircuitMaker, etc)
     -Wire routing & harnessing
     -Motors/motor controllers 
     -High voltage
     -Analog design 

Software engineers who want to learn (or already know) any of the following skills:
     -Embedded Programming (C/C++)
     -Real-time, concurrent, parallel, and distributed software architectures
     -Communication Protocols (CAN, especially)
     -Motor Control
     -Sensor DAQ
     -Software + Hardware Integration and Testing
     -State-Space Control (state machines, PID control, Kalman/Particle Filters, etc)
     -Sensor Data Analysis and Visualizations (using Python, Julia, MATLAB, Mathematica)

Business/Communications/other students who want experience managing corporate sponsorships and PR, organizing networking events and learning engineering management.

We'd love to see you at the interest meeting! Please email if you have any questions, want to send us a resume, or can't attend the interest meeting but want to join the team.

Community Engagement Opportunity for the Fall 2019 Semester Tutoring K-12

The B.O.O.S.T (Building Our Own Success Trail) tutoring program is seeking UMD
students to provide homework help for elementary and middle school level children in
various subjects.

B.O.O.S.T connects local youth with UMD students, who then provide homework
assistance and academic enrichment activities in the areas of STEAM (science,
technology, engineering, arts, and math). Every participating youth student receives two
hours of academic support and enrichment twice a week from the tutors. During each
session, students learn study, organizational skills, and leadership skills that equip and
empower them for success inside and outside of the classroom.

The program takes place on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at the Embry
AME Church (5101 Lakeland Road, College Park, MD 20740), a five-minute walk from
the University Club Apartments UM-Shuttle stop. Tutors are asked to commit to one day
per week for the entire semester. Dinner and refreshments are provided.

The program begins Monday, September 30th . If interested, please email or call OCE at 301.405.1113 for more information.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Terp Thon Life in Color 5k - Sept. 14

Terp Thon raises money year round for Children’s National Hospital. We host a variety of events throughout the year, including our 12 hour Dance Marathon. 

On September 14, we are hosting our first major event of the year, our Life in Color 5k that will be hosted on McKeldin Mall at 10:30 am. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Avirah, UMD’s Israeli Dance Company auditions - Sunday, September 15th

Avirah, UMD’s Israeli Dance Company, will be holding auditions on Sunday, September 15th, at 6pm in the Stamp Colony Ballroom! No experience necessary — just come ready to learn! You can find the Facebook event for auditions here. Can’t make it but still interested? Please email us at Feel free to check out our website and reach out with any questions!

UMD Youth Art For Healing

UMD's chapter of Youth Art for Healing brings together student artists from
the campus community to paint works of art that will be put in hospitals and
healthcare environments (including our very own UMD counseling center!),
providing a sense of comfort and healing for patients and their loved ones.

We’re interested in getting artists and or those who just enjoy painting
for the
fall semester. Studio times will be determined after our first club meeting.
At least 6 hours of paint time is required a month.

If you are interested, please email 3 sample pieces (at least 2 paintings) to and include your name, year, and a sentence or two
about your artistic history.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!

Truman Scholarships for Leadership / Public Service

Could you be a candidate for a 2020 Truman Scholarship? Truman Scholars have outstanding leadership experience, a strong focus on public service goals and activities, and excellent academic performance.

The Truman Scholarship program (, which is the official federal memorial for President Harry S. Trumanrecognizes JUNIORS (3rd year students) with demonstrated abilities to contribute to the public good through outstanding leadership and service. US Citizenship is required.

The Truman program provides a $30,000 grad study award, plus top-level internship opportunities, and participation in an unrivaled professional network of leaders and change-makers in public service.

Learn more about the Truman Scholarship program by attending one of our info sessions next week:
Wednesday, September 11 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Wednesday, September 11 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 12 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 12 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
If you are interested but cannot attend on these days/times, contact Francis DuVinage at .
Please share this message with other students in your organization or program!

UMD National Scholarships Office

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Delta Epsilon Mu Recruitment - Are you interested in the health fields?

Are you interested in the health fields, such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, research, engineering, etc? Be sure to attend Delta Epsilon Mu's 2019 Fall Recruitment! DEM is UMD's only professional, co-ed, pre-health fraternity, and provides its members with both professional resources and an unbreakable support system through college and beyond that.
Our members have gone on to programs at Stanford, Yale, UCLA, and more! If you are interested, our Fall Recruitment Schedule is on the banner attached.

Please join our Facebook event for details and updates:
Plsease fill out this form before coming to recruitment:
This is a non-binding form that lets us know that you are interested in our recruitment process and helps us to keep recruitment running smoothly.  Again, we look forward to meeting you!

Questions? Contact Alexandra Rundlett at