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.

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2021 UMD Grad School Fair and Open House
September 20th - September 27th | See Schedule & Register | Virtual Event
The University of Maryland cordially invites all undergraduate students from all fields and disciplines and from any institution to participate in a FREE week-long virtual graduate school fair and open house. What can I get out of attending a free Virtual UMD Graduate School Fair & Open House?

  • Connect with dozens of UMD faculty, staff, and graduate students over a full week of virtual sessions.
  • Get answers to your questions about graduate school.
  • Learn about application deadlines, degree options, funding, future career prospects, and much more.
  • Network directly with admissions representatives and directors and coordinators of graduate study.
  • Explore dozens of graduate programs and more.

Careers in Education Panel
Thursday, September 30 • 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Virtual Event, RSVP to attend via Careers4Terps
Interested in a career in school psychology, school counseling, higher education or teaching? Attend this panel to learn from and network directly with professionals working in this field. Our panelist will share their career paths, past educational experiences that helped them succeed, and provide tips for entering the field. This event is open to all majors, but the discussion will be especially helpful for psychology students. Bring your questions! The professionals/organizations below will be attending. 

  • School Psychology: Doctoral Student in School Psychology, University of Maryland
  • Teaching: Director of Recruitment, Urban Teachers
  • Higher Education Student/Academic Affairs: Academic Advisor, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
  • School Counseling: Elementary School Counselor, Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Teaching: Recruitment Director, Teach for America
  • Teaching: Regional Recruitment Manager, Urban Teachers

Career Chat: Music Industry  
Friday, October 1, 2021 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Are you interested in an internship or future career in the music industry? Learn more about this dynamic field during a special career chat featuring an ARHU alum. More information about the speaker will be included here closer to the event date. Though this event features an ARHU alum, students of all majors are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Start Up Career Panel
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Interested in a career at a start up? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals working at start ups. 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 Chats: FBI
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Virtual Event, 
The Joel & Kim Feller Center for BSOS Academic Advising & Career Planning is pleased to host the BSOS Alumni Career Chat series. The Chats connect industry specific alumni/employers with BSOS majors over Zoom. Panelists in this session are all University of Maryland alumni or current students. Below you will find some more information about them.

  • Morgan Politzer - Operational Support Technician: Journalism/Criminal Justice/Criminology; Media, Self, and Society Scholars program, and Phi Alpha Delta
  • Special Agent Alexis Capinteri '93 - Recruiter, Miami Division: Studied Criminal Justice/Criminology and is also an attorney
  • Ben Sandberg '15 - Intern: current University of Maryland student; Criminal justice/Spanish
  • Alex Blass - Undergrad finance and marketing double major with a minor in global terrorism studies, UMD Master of Business Administration, interned at UMD's National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), participated in the Sports Business Society and the Global Equity Fund

Campaign Conversations: Organizing 101
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Black Students in Public Policy (BSiPP), in collaboration with Women in Public Policy (WiPP), host a discussion about what it takes to conduct a campaign for public office. Our guests, representing various roles, will share how they turned their passion for essential issues into advocacy for others and how they navigated situations they've encountered as members of underrepresented communities. Panelists will include:

  • Senator Will Smith, Maryland State Senate
  • Wandra Ashley-Willliams, MD Regional Director of Climate Change and NAACP National Board Member
  • Alice Wilkerson, Executive Director, Strong Future Maryland
  • Caleb Wolf, Policy Director for Wes Moore for Maryland 

Careers in International Relations Panel   
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Virtual Event, RSVP to attend via Careers4Terps 
Interested in a career in international relations? Attend this virtual panel to learn from and network directly with professionals working in this field. This event will feature career path ways for BSOS majors. The professionals/organizations below will be attending. 

  • Division Chief for Research and Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Advisor, U.S. Department of State
  • Asylee Caseworker at International Rescue Committee; Researcher and Professional Coach; Foreign Service Officer at U.S. State Department
  • Additional panelists TBA

Everything I/O Psychology
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Virtual Event, RSVP to attend via Careers4Terps
The fast-growing field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology applies psychology to the workplace and studies organizational culture. Learn about careers, graduate school, internships, and research opportunities within the I/O Psychology Field! Professionals/Organizations attending:

  • Professor and Graduate Program Director- UMBC I/O Psychology
  • I/O Psychology PhD Student- George Washington University
  • Senior Manager, Talent Management- Amtrak
  • Professor- University of Baltimore I/O Psychology
  • Program Director and Asst. Clinical Professor- University of Maryland MPS I/O Psychology

GEOG Careers & Networking Panel
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Public, private, and non-profit organizations attend this bi-annual Fair to fill internship and full-time positions, as well as network with undergraduate and graduate students. All majors, degree levels, and alumni are welcome to attend. This event will be of particular interest to students majoring in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, and Environmental Science and Policy. Bring your questions! You will have the option of submitting questions via the chat box or unmuting yourself to ask the question. Students usually ask questions about their background, classes that were helpful, application tips, etc. Please note, this session will be recorded. 

Careers in Writing, Editing & Publishing
Friday, October 29, 2021 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Are you interested in a future internship or career in fields related to writing, editing or publishing? Learn more about these dynamic fields during a special career panel. Panelists will be listed here closer to the event date. 

Careers in Social Justice & Advocacy
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Are you interested in a future internship or career in fields related to social justice and advocacy? Learn more about these dynamic fields during a special career panel.

 

Department of Defense Civilian Careers Open House
Thursday, September 30, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
At this open house event, network with employers and learn about civilian career opportunities at the Department of Defense. Registration required, click the link above to RSVP. Participating Agencies:

  • Defense Commissary Agency
  • Defense Contract Management Agency
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency

FBI Honors Internship Program and Collegiate Hiring Initiative Information Session
Friday, October 8, 2021  |  12 - 1:45 pm  | RSVP through Careers4Terps
Join the FBI Recruiter and volunteer representatives for a presentation on the FBI experience and their Honors Internship Program and Collegiate Hiring Initiative.

Careers in International Relations Panel   
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Virtual Event, RSVP to attend via Careers4Terps 
Interested in a career in international relations? Attend this virtual panel to learn from and network directly with professionals working in this field. This event will feature career path ways for BSOS majors. The professionals/organizations below will be attending. 

  • Division Chief for Research and Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Advisor, U.S. Department of State
  • Additional panelists TBA

Security Clearance Workshop: Prepare Now to Pass Later!
Thursday, October 14 • 4:30  - 5:30 p.m. | Virtual Event
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.


 

Get to Know the Disney College Program
 - Tuesday, September 28, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 - Wednesday, September 29, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 - Wednesday, October 6, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 - Thursday, October 7, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 - Tuesday, October 12, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 - Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 - Thursday, October 21, 2021 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come join Recruiters with Disney Programs Recruitment Team, for a virtual engagement session where they will help you learn more about the Disney College Program and discuss the living, learning and earning components offered. This 30-minute session aims to inform you about the Disney College Program, answer your questions and get you excited to learn more about this opportunity of a lifetime!

ICF Information Session
Thursday, September 30, 2021 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Virtual Event
Join ICF for an Information Session to learn more about ICF and our Full Time and Internship opportunities! ICF is hiring for roles such as Associate Developers, Associate Business Analysts, Associate Data Analysts, Climate Researchers and more. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Start Up Career Panel
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Interested in a career at a start up? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals working at start ups. 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.

A Day at The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Friday, October 8, 2021 • 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia invites you to our virtual Day at the Fed. You will have the opportunity to hear our president, Patrick Harker, and ask him questions, along with learn about what the Fed does and careers available at the Fed. Four areas of the Fed will provide insights into careers that students who major in economics or finance can consider. Bank personnel from our Research Department, Consumer Finance Institute, Supervision Regulation and Credit Department, and Community Development and Regional Outreach area will talk about their educational and career journeys and the important work that each department does for consumers, employers, and banks in our community. Register by October 1.

Intern for a Day Mandatory Orientation
  - Option 1 out of 3: Monday, October 11, 2021 • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  - Option 2 out of 3: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  - Option 3 out of 3: Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

srcLogic Information Session
Monday, October 11, 2021 • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Have you ever considered a career in consulting? If so, join our career exploration session on October 11th. To help you decide if consulting is a good fit, we will be discussing the consulting environment and various other topics important for future graduates. The session is sponsored by srcLogic, the single largest exclusive Pega software implementation partner in the US.

Language Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Do you speak another language? Do you want to teach English, work, or intern abroad? Interested in international issues? Don't miss the 13th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair! Connect with organizations looking to hire for part-time, internship, and full-time positions in these fields and learn how to build your experience on our campus.

ECON Employer Pop-Up Shop
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers in fields of interest to ECON by 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.

Virtual Career Shuttle/Information Session: Oxford University Press
Friday, October 29, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
Are you interested in a future internship or career in the publishing world?

School of Public Health Career Expo
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
This career expo invites all undergraduate and graduate students to learn about potential internship and job opportunities in the fields of Public Health Science, Kinesiology, Family Science, Community Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Services Administration. Many government, nonprofit and private sector employers will attend. Additionally, many of the region’s graduate school programs will have representation at the Expo.

Mock Interviewing with an Employer
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 • 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
Employer representatives will offer tips and best practices for behavioral interviews and interviewing via virtual platforms. They will also answer questions about what sets candidates apart in the process.

 

How to Prepare for an Interview Workshop | Virtual Event
 - Wednesday, September 29 • 12:00  - 12:45 p.m. 
 - Monday, October 4 • 12:00  - 12:45 p.m. 
 - Thursday, October 28 • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
 - Monday, November 15 • 12:00  - 12:45 p.m.
Attend this session to learn about different types of interviews (live phone/virtual, asynchronous, case, technical, etc) and gain quick tips to prepare for each, especially behavioral-based interviewing tips.

How to Search for an Internship or Job Workshop | Virtual Event
 - Monday, October 4 • 12:00  - 12:45 p.m.
 - Wednesday, November 10 • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
 - Thursday, December 2 • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Not sure how to get started on your search? Attend this session to learn about specific resources available through campus and externally to help you find internship and job opportunities in various fields and industries.

Workforce Recruiting Program for College Students with Disabilities Information Session
 - Monday, October 4, 2021 • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 - Thursday, October 7, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects Federal Government and select private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through paid summer or permanent jobs. Participating in the WRP is an excellent way to:

  • Find an internship or permanent position
  • Explore careers in the federal service
  • Gain interviewing experience

How to Build Your Network Workshop | Virtual Event
 - Tuesday, October 12 • 12:00  - 12:45 p.m.
 - Friday, November 5 • 12:00  - 12:45 p.m.
 - Thursday, December 9 • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
You know networking is important, but it is sometimes difficult to get started. Attend this workshop to learn how to map out and expand your current professional network, learn about informational interviewing and gain strategies to continue to stay in contact with the professionals you meet along the way.

Navigating Remote Work - Finding and Thriving in a Remote Role  
Monday, October 4 • 4:30 - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Join us for tips on navigating remote work, including finding opportunities and thriving in a remote work role.

Working While Black: Managing Workplace Bias and Microaggressions
Monday, October 11 • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Virtual Event
Join us via Zoom to hear professionals from various industries/organizations share their experiences and tips for recognizing, managing, and addressing subtle and not-so-subtle bias-based encounters in work environments.

Job Offers & Salary Negotiation Workshop
Tuesday, October 12 • 4:30 - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Join us for a Job Offers & Salary Negotiation Workshop to learn how to evaluate job offers and negotiate.

Navigating Remote Work - Finding and Thriving in a Remote Role
Thursday, October 14 • 4:30 - 5:30 pm | Virtual Event
Join us for tips on navigating remote work, including finding opportunities and thriving in a remote work role.

AI in the Job Search Workshop
Tuesday, October 19 • 4:30 - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Join us for a workshop to learn about AI in the job search, including the kinds of AI tools employers may use, why they use them and best practices for completing them.

International Students & the Interview Process
Thursday, October 21, 2021 • 2:30 pm | Virtual Event
How can you prepare to impress in your next interview? Attendees of this workshop will learn what to do (and avoid) before, during, and after interviews.

Working While Black: Employer Leadership Programs Designed with You in Mind
Monday, October 25, 2021 • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Organizations share information about their leadership programs designed to develop and promote diversity within their organizations.

Building Your Career Network through Mentoring
Wednesday, October 27 • 5:00 - 6:00 pm |  Virtual Event
This workshop will examine strategies for networking to build your career connections.

International Students: H1B Presentation with Immigration Attorney
Friday, October 29
Confused about options for staying and working in the United States after graduation? Worried about the H1B quota? Is it true that OPT has been extended to 2 years? Any changes to CPT? We are pleased to sponsor a seminar presented by an experienced immigration attorney. Topics will include:

  • A detailed discussion of the H1B visa, which is the most popular work visa in the US.
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT), and options for pursuing permanent residence through employment.
  • In addition, our speakers will provide practical strategies for talking to employers about work visa issues during interviews.

How to Search for an Internship or Job: Public Health/Healthcare
Wednesday, November 10 • 4:30  - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Join an employer representative from the Public Health industry field who will discuss job-searching tips for for students. Topics covered may include resume and/or interview tips, networking and company identification.

International Alumni Panel
Wednesday, November 17 • 5:00 p.m. |  Virtual Event
Interested in learning about how your peers secured their full-time positions? Want to hear from recent International Student Alumni on their job search process Join us for a panel discussion which will highlight the international student experience in the job market.

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

Working While Black: Insight from Black Professionals

Acing the Interview for Health Professional Schools

Congressional & Legislative Careers: Capitol Hill & Annapolis