Handshake is UMD’s job search platform for on-campus, part-time, internship, and full-time jobs. You can find thousands of opportunities in Handshake at any time. Access the resources below through Handshake. 

What Can I Do with My Major...in BSOS? 

Use these BSOS major specific career guides to start or expand your exploration into relevant career options. 

Tom Manatos Job Board

Access job and internship openings for government and political positions. Paid for by the Feller Center in BSOS.


Offers students an opportunity to highlight skills, experiences, and learning through a set of curated works in an online platform, Portfolium.

LinkedIn Learning

UMD students, faculty, and staff have free access to LinkedIn Learning, an online learning service that can help professionals learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Networking Tools:

Terrapins Connect. An online platform that allows students’ virtual access to UMD alumni who have volunteered to share industry specific information and as well as conduct resume reviews, among other things.

UMD BSOS Student & Alumni Network, LinkedIn Group. Join this networking group if you are a student or an alum of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS). Join your fellow BSOS Terps to locate alumni in your field of interest, find and share job leads, stay informed about BSOS upcoming events, and exchange career stories and advice. 


Handshake Training: 3 tips for applying to openings

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Resources Located in Tydings

Virtual Interview Booth for BSOS Majors

The Feller Center for Advising & Career Planning in BSOS is happy to offer students the ability to book a private booth for virtual or phone interviews.  The interview booth, located in Tydings 2nd floor, is equipped with semi soundproof glass, outlets to power your laptop, and a desk suitable for all laptop sizes. Room reservation blocks have a maximum limit of 90 minutes each. BSOS majors may reserve the booth for the following reasons:

  • Virtual interview
  • Informational interview 
  • To complete a timed interview tasks for an application 

Advance notice is strongly recommended. Rooms are subject to availability.

One Button Studio for All Majors

Students may use the One Button Studio, located in Tydings 0103, to record video resumes, class presentation videos, web-based interviews, etc. A One Button Studio (OBS) is a simplified recording studio that gives users the ability to create a high-quality video recording without any previous video production experience. UMD’s One Button Studios provide everything needed to create a polished video project.

  • High definition camera.
  • High-directional condenser microphone.
  • Studio lighting.
  • A projector or monitor for presentation display.
  • Make a reservation