Career Exploration Events for BSOS Students 

The Feller Center's 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. Tips for Attending Virtual Events

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Register via Zoom 
Join the Feller Center for a virtual presentation and Q&A on planning for your post-grad adventure! Whether you are just starting or are in the midst of your job search, this workshop is for you!

In this session, we will discuss the tips for making your application stand out, exploring career paths/job types, and how to implement an effective search. The session will begin with a presentation, followed by breakout rooms so you may ask follow-up questions in a small group setting.

The session is open to all BSOS majors who are in their senior or junior year, as well as recent graduates. Questions? Email Hosted by the Feller Center's Career Planning team in BSOS.


Career Week

Join your Alumni Association for our annual Career Week, a professional development and career enhancing series. These sessions will provide you with relevant, meaningful, professional development and career driven content while highlighting career resources. Review the highlighted events below. 

Careers4Terps: Your Online Lifeline Virtual Event
Monday, Jan. 24 |  2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST 
There are 4,000+ job announcements and many other career opportunities waiting for recent grads and early career alumni in Careers4Terps, the University of Maryland's online career database! Join us to learn more about this valuable resource. Learn how to set up your profile and get tips to easily access the information you need to stay informed on the latest info about career opportunities, employer networking events/career fairs, professional preparation workshops and your access to valuable resources available only through c4T. 

Addressing Bias in the Workplace Virtual Event
Tuesday, Jan. 25  |  11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST  
speaker Cindy Joseph, Founder and CEO of CEE Suite
Join the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' Alumni Chapter Board (BSOS ACB) for an interactive diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) workshop, Addressing Bias in the Workplace. This workshop will be professionally facilitated by the Cee Suite, LLC, whose DEI and leadership learning pathway create modern and sustainable solutions for building inclusive talent practices and organizations. 

Jumpstart Your Job Search Virtual Event
Tuesday, Jan. 25  |  3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST  
speaker Linda LeNoir, Assistant Director; Pamela Allen, Program Director; Lauren Meier, Program Director, University Career Center, University of Maryland 
Are you a recent alumni?  Are you job searching? Are you needing direction on what to do?  If so -- this workshop is for YOU! In this session, come learn the BASICS about:
1) key items for an effective resume; 
2) elements necessary for a successful job search strategy; ...and 
3) Netiquette, the proper behavior to find a job in an online or virtual environment. 

Stand out on Linkedin and Audit your Confidence Virtual Event
Wednesday, Jan. 26  |  7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST 
mic Jasmine Kelly '18 '20, Career Confidence Coach and Industrial Organizational Psychology practitioner; Kathy Vines, Career Coach
Join the Boston Terps Alumni Network for a career week double feature! 
7-7:30pm Five things to make your Linkedin profile stand out with Kathy Vines.
Did you know that 3 people are hired through LinkedIn EVERY MINUTE? With all this activity and attention, you may be wondering if YOUR profile is positioning YOU for being found and making connections for the right opportunity. 
7:30-8pm Auditing your confidence with Jasmine Kelly ‘18 ‘22
How confident are you in your own knowledge, skills, and abilities? You will learn how to improve your job search process and get hired sooner rather than later. I will discuss networking practices that will make you stand out from other candidates. Whether you are just entering the workforce, switching careers, or it has been a while since you have applied to jobs, you will learn what it takes to level up in your career. 

Dare to Wow: Personal Styling For Today's World Virtual Event
Thursday, Jan. 27  |  Noon - 1 p.m. EST  
There is one simple way to convey credibility and relevance without saying a word: your personal image. Research shows it takes mere seconds to form an impression. There are no second chances to convey credibility and relevance to pitch clients, persuade decision-makers, or negotiate resolutions. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a wardrobe budget without breaking your budget, receive wardrobe tips for virtual meetings and interviews and more. 

Northern Virginia Networking Event at MITRE 
Thursday, Jan. 27  |  5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST   
mic Wilson Wang '03, Chief Financial Officer, MITRE
Join the Northern Virginia Terps and Wilson Wang '03, Chief Financial Officer, MITRE and current member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Governors, for an evening of networking and conversation with fellow alumni in the region. Wilson will provide brief remarks to kick off what is sure to be a valuable night of connections. 

Coffee Over Zoom: Networking in 2022 Virtual Event 
Thursday, Jan. 27  |  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST  
Sometimes it's not about what you know but who you know. As fellow Terps, we all have learned how to study and acquire knowledge about our fields in many ways. However, with all the unique challenges that we've dealt with over the past couple of years, it is important to keep networking skills in mind, whether you are already a professional or an upcoming graduate looking to acquire a new job. Join MAPP+D as we explore how to network in 2022. In this webinar we'll provide knowledge and hear from recent alums about their experience since graduating from the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. 

Terrapins Connect: Exclusive Networking in Minutes
Friday, Jan. 28  |  10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST  
mic Ellie Geraghty, Director of Alumni Career Programs, University of Maryland Alumni Association
Did you know that your Alumni Association has an exclusive place for Terps like you to connect with students and alumni alike, find and post job opportunities and network with Terps within your current or future industry?
Looking for a job? Trying to land the perfect connection? Terrapins Connect is the exclusive space for you, and learn how to use it to your best advantage through this interactive demo with Ellie Geraghty, Director of Alumni Career Programs. 

Marketing Yourself During the Great Resignation Virtual 
Friday, Jan. 28  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST  
Do you LOVE going to networking events and talking about how awesome you are? Don't you LOVE telling everyone why you're an expert? We all know that we have our personal elevator pitch in our back pockets and spend our free time practicing how to market ourselves, right? ...says no-one about their ability to self-aggrandize. However, it is an important skill to hone, especially during the time of The Great Resignation. Join APAAN to learn a few tried and true "must-dos" to keep you on your toes when marketing yourself. 


Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program Session
Jan 18, 2022   |  4:00 - 5:00 pm    Virtual- Register
Operated by the Partnership for Public Service, the Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program is recruiting young talent to join the federal workforce in support of two agencies, Department of Transportation and Department of Commerce.

Attend this session if you are interested in at least one of the following career tracks:

  • Ideal for students with backgrounds in finance, human resources and information technology.
  • Government contracting and acquisitions. Ideal for students focusing on federal contracting and acquisitions, or pursuing a business degree in subjects like finance.
  • STEM and innovation. Ideal for students majoring in the fields of science and health, technology, engineering, math, or interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Public policy and administration. Ideal for students interested in public policy and administration.
  • Liberal arts. Ideal for students studying communications, arts, humanities and social sciences.

The program places students with critically needed skills into paid internships and aims to develop a diverse pool of young  talent for these agencies with the opportunity to do meaningful work and gain valuable career experience. Learn more about the program, benefits and application information: 
Students can apply to the program here. Application Deadline: January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm

First or Second Year Student Who Is Thinking About Becoming a Psychologist? Apply for the April 2022 "ENTER The PhD Workshop"! 
Deadline to Apply: January 28th, 2022 | Apply here 
Interested in Pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology? Including Clinical, Cognitive, Counseling, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, Neuroscience, or Social? Not sure how to make it happen? The workshop is geared toward current First-year and Second-year psychology majors and will answer questions such as:

  • Why should I consider a doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology?
  • What are the differences between a master's degree and a doctoral degree in psychology?
  • What are the different career paths available to those who earn a PhD in psychology?
  • What are the different research areas of psychology?
  • What is life as a psychology graduate student really like?
  • What steps can I start taking now to be a desirable candidate for psychology PhD programs?
  • ...and any questions you have that are not on this list


ECON Employer Pop-Up Shop
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Virtual Event, Register through Careers4Terps
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 graduate and undergraduate students interested in applying for openings should attend this event. Open to all majors.
Confirmed Professional Organizations: TBA


More Than Just Law Enforcement: Diversity in the Workplace
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Virtual Event | Register through Careers4Terps
Come join us on February 8th at 3pm for the More Than Just Law Enforcement: Diversity in the Workplace virtual event. The panel seeks to bring folks from diverse backgrounds in diverse roles together to talk to students about their background and the variety of opportunities relating to law enforcement. We're seeking panelists who can discuss opportunities in their career field, their career path, the support/resources available to underrepresented employees, and how we can encourage more diversity in the field. Hosted by:  Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Feller Center for Advising & Career Planning, and the University Career Center.

BSOS Career Chats: NCIS, Virtual Event
Katherine Shields, CCJS '99 | Special Agent, NCIS: Special Agent Shields
Feb 16, 2022   |   3:30 - 4:00 pm   |  Register via Careers4Terps
SA Shields is currently a Division Chief in the Criminal Investigations Directorate. In this capacity she coordinates the agency’s Systematic Planning, Accountability, and Resourcing through Collaboration (SPARC) initiative, a data-driven decision making methodology designed to create agency-wide ownership over the quality of NCIS investigations and operations. She is responsible for program planning and direction, cross-disciplinary collaboration, data gathering and analysis, communications and presentation, and after action reporting in direct support of the NCIS Executive leadership team and all NCIS Field Offices.

Careers in Criminal Justice Reform
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Virtual Event | Register through Careers4Terps
Are you passionate about criminal justice reform? Would you like to learn more about what a career in criminal justice reform would look like? Attend this virtual panel to learn from and network directly with professionals working to reform our Criminal Justice system. The professionals/organizations below will be attending:

  • Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • Brennan Center for Justice
  • Criminology PhD Student at Ohio State University 
  • DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence


UMD Psychology Career Exploration Night
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | RSVP (to open soon)
IN-PERSON: STAMP Student Union, Colony Ballroom 
Just beginning to think about how you want to utilize your psychology knowledge and skills?

Attend this event to connect with UMD alumni and organizations to learn about career paths options related to psychology. This event offers the opportunity for current UMD students to chat individually, or in small groups, with professionals who have successfully established themselves in the career fields listed below. Some organizations will also be sharing internship and full-time job openings.

Professionals and employers will be sharing positions in the areas of Mental Health Services, Research, Business/Human Resources, Social Justice, etc. *Undergraduate Psychology Majors are strongly encouraged to attend this event.

Featured Events:

post grad planning workshop

Jan. 18 @ 1 pm | BSOS majors only, RSVP



road trips to the real world

Review the participating organizations and register to meet one during winter break. 



spring career and internship fair

Recruiting events open to UMD students

More Events

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Catch up on past events 

Review the UMD University Career Center's YouTube Channel for a recording. Or, check for the event notes in Careers4Terps, Resources > Industry & Event Notes