Career Exploration Events for BSOS Students 

The Feller Center Career Planning unit, in partnership with the University Career Center, is focused on providing customized services and resources for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences students.

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PSYC Career Pop-Up Shop
Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Register through Careers4Terps
Learn about careers in fields related to psychology while speed networking with organizations. Current UMD Psychology undergraduate students interested in applying for internship and full-time openings should attend this event. Open to all majors. RSVP via Careers4Terps to obtain the Zoom login information. We are using the Zoom platform to be able to pair students and professionals in breakout Zoom rooms to network. Students will need to download the most up to date version of Zoom.

UNESCO & Education | UNESCO's Mandate & Actions in Central America - w/ Ricardo Martinez
Tuesday March 9, 2021, 11am
Register via this link. If you are unable to register via the external registration link, the event may be at capacity.
Students from all academic disciplines are invited to hear directly from international professionals working in Costa Rica at UNESCO to learn about their work around 3 major UNESCO programs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) while also gaining career insights and advice on careers in the UN. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its purpose is “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law, and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion”.

What Happens When Great Minds DON’T Think Alike?: Race & Disability in the Workplace
 Wednesday, March 10 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Hear from a Talent Acquisition leader from EY, a company recognized globally for creating an inclusive culture that welcomes everyone. Diversity drives innovation and business-building value. Join us to learn how the intersection of race and disability propels success when you are free to engage your identity at work.

UNESCO & Communication & Information | UNESCO's Mandate & Actions in Central America - w/ Jamion Knight
Tuesday March 16, 2021, 11am    Register via this link. 
Students from all academic disciplines are invited to hear directly from international professionals working in Costa Rica at UNESCO to learn about their work around 3 major UNESCO programs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) while also gaining career insights and advice on careers in the UN. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its purpose is “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law, and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion”.

ECON Career Pop-Up Shop
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm |  Virtual Event
Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers in fields related to ECON interacting with alumni and professionals in a small group setting. Current UMD ECON undergraduate students interested in applying for openings should attend this event. Open to all majors. We are using the Zoom platform to be able to pair students and professionals in breakout Zoom rooms to network. The latest version of Zoom allows participants to choose their own Zoom breakout rooms. Students will need to download the most up to date version of Zoom.

Virtual Career Shuttle: WilmerHale Law Firm
Friday, April 2, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:00pm
Are you interested in a future career in law? Learn more about the wide variety of career paths at a law firm during this special virtual career shuttle/info session led by WilmerHale law firm. Special focus will be put on opportunities for students with/pursuing a BA degree rather than opportunities for students currently enrolled in law school. This event is open to students of all majors interested in the field of law. RSVP through Careers4Terps. 

 

BSOS EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT

Buckeye International, Our Sales Management Program develops your sales and leadership skills, in preparation for a management promotion within a growing company. With our focus on professional training and customer service, Buckeye personnel in the Sales Management Program receive a base salary along with quarterly bonus opportunities.

Avascent is a leading DC-based strategy and management consulting company hiring current Juniors for its internship program. Meet them at the UMD Career Fair. At Avascent, our 10-week program provides hands-on work experience with our Project Teams, $10,000, and the opportunity to receive a full-time return offer. 

Interested? Learn more about the application process from Ian & Abigail and apply here by March 1 for our Summer 2021 program.

 

Freelancing: How Do I Get Started?
Monday, March 8, 2021 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Are you interested in creative work arrangements that are self-led and based on your skills and passions? If so, freelance work might be for you. Freelance professionals often work in fields such as writing, editing, publishing, graphic design and other artistic and communications fields. Please consider joining us for a panel featuring professionals who work in freelance roles to learn more about how to get started in freelance work. 

Working While Black: Making Connections and Building Your Network
 Monday, March 8 • 4:30 am - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
In this workshop you will:
Review the key steps to networking including outreach , introductions, and informational interviews
Meet members of UMBA, the University of Maryland Black Alumni organization
Learn about Terrapins Connect, your portal to UMD alumni in a wide range of industries

Searching for an Internship or Job 
Wednesday, March 10 • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm |  Virtual Event
In this session, we will discuss:
Specific resources available through campus and externally to help you find internship and job opportunities in various fields and industries.
Ways to stay organized in your search.
Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews.
Strategies to connect with professionals (including UMD alumni!) working within your intended career field of interest.

Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School in International Affairs
March 16, 2021 |  1:00PM - 2:00PM ET  |  Register Here
Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for one of our introductory webinars on best practices when applying for graduate school. In this monthly series, APSIA’s International Admissions and Operations Manager will answer questions about:
- Selecting a graduate program
- Preparing an application
- Paying for school
- Career opportunities

Disability and Racial Justice: Finding Your Voice in the Movement
 Wednesday, March 24 • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm |  Virtual Event
The US has been embroiled in a movement for racial justice. Join a national leader in career-focused disability inclusion programming as she addresses the impact of this national reckoning on Black students with disabilities.
How do I, as an individual, find my place in this movement?
How do I advocate for myself in this movement?
How do I tap into my multiple identities to strengthen the movement-- and myself?
Teresa Danso-Danquah will be joined by NextGen leaders-- BIPOC college students with disabilities-- in this event.

Working While Black: Black-- and ADHD-- Like Me: Managing a Life 
 Monday, March 29 • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm |  Virtual Event
A conversation with three panelists sharing the experiences and challenges they encounter as Black Neurodiverse Women. Panelists:
René Hill, Mental Health Advocate, Blogger, Speaker and Founder, Black Girl, Lost Keys
Lydia Woods, Industry Development Specialist, Employer Relations, University Career Center
Anaya Truss-Williams, UMD student

Job Offers & Salary Negotiation Workshop 
Tuesday, March 30  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Join us for a Job Offers & Salary Negotiation Workshop to learn how to evaluate job offers and negotiate salary. We will share tips on evaluating job offers and best practices for salary negotiation. Students will then have the opportunity to ask questions.

Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School in International Affairs
April 15, 2021  |  8:00AM ET - 9:00AM ET  |  Register Here
Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for one of our introductory webinars on best practices when applying for graduate school. In this monthly series, APSIA’s International Admissions and Operations Manager will answer questions about:
- Selecting a graduate program
- Preparing an application
- Paying for school
- Career opportunities

 

Federal Resume Workshop
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Need help with your Federal resume? Want feedback from a Federal professional? During this workshop, participants will learn about what hiring officials look for on a resume after the Human Resources Department has finished an initial screening. Bring copies of your draft resume, and you will receive feedback in a small group setting.

BSOS Career Chats: Contracts Lead, Naval Sea Systems Command
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm |  Virtual Event
The Joel & Kim Feller Center for BSOS Academic Advising and Career Planning is pleased to host the BSOS Alumni Career Chat series. The Chats connect industry specific alumni/employers with BSOS majors over Zoom.

Navigating USAJOBS, Presented by the Office of Personnel Management   
Monday, March 15, 2021  |  1-2:30pm
If you have questions on how to apply for a Federal Job or are curious in working at the federal government, this webinar series is for you! This program provides insight into the main online Federal jobs portal, USAJOBS.gov. You’ll learn how to search for Federal jobs, maximize your search results, apply for Federal Jobs, and manage a USAJOBS account.
 

Intelligence Community One-on-One Telephone Office Hours (RSVP ahead of time to select a time slot) (only a couple of slots left!)
 Wednesday, March 24 • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm |  Virtual Event
You’ve heard about the Intelligence Community (IC) of the Federal Government, but have you ever considered working in it? Have you wondered what the IC really does or questioned whether or not your background, academic track, or skill set might be of interest to us? These telephone one-on-one conversations are your opportunity to gain initial answers to all these questions and more. 

Interviewing for Federal Jobs, Presented by the Office of Personnel Management   
Thursday, April 8, 2021  |   3:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn about how to master various interviewing skills and techniques! During this information session, participants will be provided with specific information that will prepare them for Federal interviews. We will cover actions attendees should take prior to the interview, in addition to delivery methods, types of questions that may be asked during the interview and how to respond, as well as other considerations. After attending this session, attendees will be equipped with knowledge on how to prepare for successful interviews.
 

Security Clearance Workshop: Prepare Now to Pass Later!
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 4:30pm - 5:30 pm | RSVP through Careers4Terps
Many applicants for federal positions, including summer interns and volunteers, undergo a suitability review or a security clearance background check. Federal Government representatives will share details and bust myths about the process and how you can boost your chances to work with agencies like the FBI, CIA, State Department and others.

Navigating USAJOBS, Presented by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management  
Tuesday, April 20, 2021  |   3-4:30 pm
Learn about how the find and apply for jobs with the U.S. Government! If you have questions on how to apply for a Federal Job or are curious in working at the federal government, this webinar series is for you! This program provides insight into the main online Federal jobs portal, USAJOBS.gov. You’ll learn how to search for Federal jobs, maximize your search results, apply for Federal Jobs, and manage a USAJOBS account.

Interviewing for Federal Jobs, Presented by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management   
Thursday, May 13, 2021  |   1:00pm - 2:30pm
Learn about how to master various interviewing skills and techniques! During this information session, participants will be provided with specific information that will prepare them for Federal interviews. We will cover actions attendees should take prior to the interview, in addition to delivery methods, types of questions that may be asked during the interview and how to respond, as well as other considerations. After attending this session, attendees will be equipped with knowledge on how to prepare for successful interviews.

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Intern for a Day Lite Mandatory Orientation Open: Closes March 22, 2021  
The University Career Center's popular Intern for a Day program has historically connected UMD students with alumni, parents, and employers for in-person job shadowing experiences to explore potential career fields. In fall 2020, we offered Intern for a Day Lite which matched 310 UMD undergraduate students with professionals working in a field of interest to conduct virtual informational interviews. We are offering the same opportunity this semester! The professionals can live and work anywhere nationally and internationally. This re-imagined program takes the “cold calling” out of informational interviews and networking for students!

SUCCESS HOUR: Diversity Networking Event 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm |  Virtual Event
The University of Maryland’s University Career Center, in collaboration with the Student Success Leadership Council will host the Success Hour Diversity Networking Event to provide UMD students of color an opportunity to build relationships with organizations within their industry areas of interest and gain an understanding about the practices of diversity and inclusion within a professional workplace environment. Our intention is that the event will provide your organization with the exposure to top talent among our diverse student population and brand your organization as one committed to these efforts. The event will take place using the career fair module within the Careers4Terps platform and will allow students to engage with employer representatives in 1-on-1 or small group video conversations. 

UPDATE: UMD Veterans Networking Social Event, RSVP required
Thursday, March 25th, 2021 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, If you are a current student veteran, this is your chance to meet other veterans working in your desired industry and employers from various companies, agencies, and departments. Attire: Business casual (at least from the waist up!)

Freelancing: How Do I Get Started?
Monday, March 8, 2021  |  4:00pm - 5:00pm  |  RSVP
Are you interested in creative work arrangements that are self-led and based on your skills and passions? If so, freelance work might be for you. Freelance professionals often work in fields such as writing, editing, publishing, graphic design and other artistic and communications fields. Please consider joining us for a panel featuring professionals who work in freelance roles to learn more about how to get started in freelance work. 

BSOS Career Chat: Legal/Federal GovernmentLillia Damalouji, GVPT '18 | Contracts Lead, Naval Sea Systems Command
March 9, 2021 |  4:00 pm |  RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link
Lillia graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018 with a BS in Government and Politics. After graduation, she began her career with the Naval Sea Systems Command in the Dept. of Navy. She currently supports the Hospital Ship and Submarine Tender Division as the Contracts Lead and a 3L evening student at George Mason Law.

Women in Data and Social Science: A Seat at the Table: Stories and Lessons from UMD Alumni  
Thursday, March 11 |  12-1:00 pm
Register: Virtual - ZOOM Link to be provided after registration
This series focuses on what it means to have a "seat at the table?" How does one get there? Who are your table guests? And how do you use your voice and influence within your organization once at the table? Through this program, we highlight BSOS alumni in mid to senior positions and learn from their leadership and personal experiences. This month's program feature Women in Data and Social Science. Featured Alumnae Panelists:

  • Amber Sprenger, PhD (PSYC) Lead Social Behavioral Scientist, The MITRE Corporation
  • Anu Swatantran, PhD (GEOG) Corteva Laureate & Principal Investigator, Remote Sensing Data Science
  • Jingli Yang, PhD (GEOG) Chief Executive Officer, Earth Resources Technology, Inc. (ERT, Inc.)

BSOS Career Chat: AudiologyBarbara Libbin, HESP '04 & '08 | Audiologist, Feldman Hearing Studios
March 11, 2021 |  4:00 pm |  RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link
Barbara graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004 with a BA in Hearing and Speech Sciences and in 2008 with an Au.D., a doctorate of clinical audiology. She is currently an audiologist at Feldman ENT, where she has worked for the past 13 years.

BSOS Career Chat: Speech-Language PathologyAllison Temple, HESP '10 | Speech Language Pathologist, Virginia Hospital Center 
March 23, 2021 |  12:00 pm RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link
Allison graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 with a degree in Hearing and Speech Science. After graduating she earned her MA in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. Her career has focused on adult clients in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, acute inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient. For the past 7 years Temple has practiced in the acute inpatient hospital setting with clinical interest in dysphagia. 

BSOS Career Chat: Geographic Information SystemsRachel Moore Marks, GEOG '16 | Natural Resource Planner, Chesapeake and Coastal Service of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
March 24, 2021 |  4:00 pm RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link
Rachel obtained a BS in Environmental Science and Policy with a focus in Wildlife Ecology and Management from University of Maryland (UMD) in 2010.  She then received a Master's Certificate in Geospatial Information Science (GIS) and a Master's Degree in Physical Geography from the Department of Geographical Sciences in 2011 and 2016 respectively. She uses her specialization in ecology, geospatial analysis, and ecological modeling to create statewide spatial data, web maps, and interactive web-based decision support tools for use by state, federal, non-profit, and private conservation and restoration partners in natural resource management, project funding, and policy creation. 

Careers in Earth and Physical Science Panel 
Wednesday, March 24 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Interested in a career in the earth or physical sciences? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the fields of earth and physical sciences. Gain inside knowledge by learning what skills employers are seeking, entry level and graduate level job titles, and how to differentiate yourself from the competition.

BSOS Career Chat: Compliance Analysis, Daniel Chen, SOCY '18 | Compliance Analyst, National Electrical Benefit Fund
March 25, 2021 |  4:00 pm RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link
Daniel graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018 with a degree in Sociology and minors in Business and Sustainability. He currently works as a Compliance Analyst at the National Electrical Benefit Fund. His past experiences include work in legal services, sociological research at UMD, and volunteering with the National Park Service.

Careers in Fashion
Friday, March 26, 2021  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm  |  RSVP
Are you interested in a future career in fashion? Don't miss this chance to hear from successful alumni working in this dynamic field! A list of panelists will be provided here closer to the event date. 

Careers in Health Without an MD 
Monday, March 29 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Interested in working in the health field but not interested in an MD? Come learn from our wonderful panelists about a wide range of careers that exist in the field of health.
 

BSOS Career Chat: Geospatial EntrepreneurshipGhermay Araya, GEOG '94 | CEO, Senior Technology Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.
April 21, 2021 |  4:00 pm RSVP through Careers4Terps to access the Zoom login link
Ghermay obtained a BS in Physical Geography and Cartography in 1994 and is currently back at UMD working his way through a Master’s degree in GIS.  He is the founder and CEO of New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT).

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More Events

University Career Center hosts many of the events above. Visit their website to see all events. 

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences hosts many events that offers students the opportunity to meet alumni and learn about new topics.

The Graduate School: Professional and Career Development events for UMD students pursuing a masters or PhD. 

The Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office organizes events for all UMD undergraduate students interested in the health profession.