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Environmental Career & Internship Fair, February 29  
Psychology Career Exploration Night, March 5  

Intern for a Day (IFAD)

Mandatory orientation: Closes: Feb. 25 
Connect with alumni, parents, and employers for in-person job shadowing or virtual informational interviewing experiences to explore potential career fields. Last day to complete orientation is Sunday, Feb 25th @ 11:59pm. For more information on how to participate in this program, visit go.umd.edu/ifad

National Virtual Translation Center Recruitment & Information Session

February 26, 2024  |  11-12 PM | In-person, Language House (St. Mary's Hall), Multi-purpose Room | Registration required 
The NVTC (nvtc.gov) provides critical linguistic support to the United States Intelligence Community and other federal agencies. We provide a variety of translation services and our language needs are diverse. Join us for an in-person information session that will focus on opportunities for students from the Arabic, Persian, Chinese & Russian programs. In the session, we'll discuss the various career options the NVTC is offering to UMD students and alumni.

Early Careers- EY Next Steps: Better You (Benefits)

February 27, 2024 | 2-2:45 PM | Virtual, Registration required
How can we help you thrive, so that we all thrive? Join us for a jam packed information session about the various benefits offered by EY! IMPORTANT: You must register externally on the yello.co page in order to receive the event joining information. You will not be able to join the event directly through Handshake.

Clarke DS Fellowship Info Session

February 27, 2024 | 3:30-4 PM | Virtual, Registration required
University of Maryland - College Park students and alumni are invited to attend this 30-minute virtual info session to hear about the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security (Clarke DS) Fellowship, a two-year graduate fellowship program funded by the U.S. Department of State. If you are thinking about pursuing a master’s degree starting in fall 2025, and you are interested in a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service, join us to hear an overview of the benefits and eligibility requirements. Plus, you'll have plenty of time to ask questions.

FBI- University of Maryland Campus Visit

February 28, 2024  |  12- 2 PM | In-person, Hornbake Library, Multi-purpose Resource Room 3135  | Registration required 
During this visit, the FBI will be promoting our Summer 2025 Honors Internship Program. Please drop in to receive information regarding our internship.

Post Grad Gap Year and Alternative Employment Panel

February 28, 2024  |  5- 6 PM | In-person, Hornbake Library, Multi-purpose Resource Room 3135  | Registration required 
Are you considering taking a year off before grad school? Do you feel like you do not have enough experience for the jobs you want? Are you still not sure of what you want to do with your career? Taking a gap year after graduation may benefit you. Join alumni and recruiters to learn more about what a gap year is, gap year opportunities available, and how a gap year may benefit you. Open to all majors.

Internships at NSA Information Session

February 28, 2024 | 5-6:30 PM | Virtual, Registration required
Hear directly from NSA employees on the great opportunity the Agency has to offer! This session is for any level student and will be focusing on college student programs such as Summer Internships and Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program opportunities. All majors are welcome.

Arlington County Police Department, Crime Scene Unit 1, Virginia

February 29, 2024 | 1-1:45 PM | Virtual, Registration required
The Arlington County Police Department will be hosting virtual conversations with four areas of focus: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Day in the Life of a, Working Within, and Professional Development. This presentation will provide a student who is interested in law enforcement the opportunity to inquire about the dynamics of a specific team or unit to gain greater insight and ask questions.

Careers with PPE: Recent Alumni Career Panel

February 29, 2024  |  5- 6:30 PM | In-person, Hornbake Library, Multi-purpose Resource Room 3135  | Registration required
Hear from recent graduates of the Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) major about their career paths after graduating. Following a moderated panel, you will have the opportunity to network with panelists. Light refreshments will be served.

Career Chat: Tips for Applying to FDA Openings

February 29, 2024 | 6-7 PM | Virtual, Register via Handshake 
Applying for a federal position can be very overwhelming. Attend this session to learn about the application process, which includes the questionnaire, resume formats, required documents to include, and how to align your experience with the job qualifications. A UMD alumna will share her lessons learned working in the federal government. Open to all current UMD students. 

Career Shuttle: U.S. Department of State (Deadline to register is 12pm on March 1)

March 26, 2024  |  8:15- 3:00 PM | In-person, leaving from UMD campus  | Registration required
Travel with a small group of students to hear about career paths at DoS as well as learn from subject-matter experts on the fundamental aspects of the DoS and other topics relating to pressing current policy issues. The event will conclude with a guided tour of the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

UMD Psychology Career Exploration Night

March 5, 2024  |  6 - 8 pm | In-person, Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom | Register via Handshake 
Connect with UMD alumni and organizations to learn about career paths options related to psychology at the UMD Psychology Career Exploration Night. This event offers the opportunity for you to chat individually, or in small groups, with professionals who have successfully established themselves in the field of psychology. Professionals and employers will also be sharing openings and/or tips to break into areas related to Psychology. Questions? Contact the Feller Center at bsoscareers@umd.edu.

Applications for Maryland Fellows (formerly Federal and Global Fellows) now open!

March 8, 2024  | 11-12 PM | Virtual, Zoom Session
Are you interested in gaining professional experience in federal, state, or local government; non-profits; international organizations; embassies; think tanks and more? Apply for the UMD Fellows program (formerly Federal and Global Fellows), a one-year program that combines a fall seminar and a spring internship. Prospective Student Virtual Information Sessions are open to all! Join us to learn about the program and the application on one of these two days. Apply by Monday, March 11, 2024 for first wave consideration!

Careers in Data Analytics and Data Science

March 7, 2024  |  5 - 6 pm | In-person, Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, Room 2208 | Register via Handshake 
Are you curious about the dynamic fields of data analytics and data science and its vast career opportunities? In today's data-driven world, the demand for skilled data analysts and data scientists is skyrocketing across various industries. Attend this panel to learn from and network directly with professionals working in this field.

Featured Panelists:
Assistant Director, Division of Data Analytics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Senior Consultant, EY
Data Reporting and Analytics Consultant, Kaiser Permanente
Data Analyst II, Navy Federal Credit Union
Data Scientist, Federal Government (Defense-related)
Data Scientist, Peraton

Language Career Night

March 12, 2024  |  7 - 8:30 pm | In-person, St. Mary's Hall, 3949 Campus Drive, Mulipurpose Room 0105 | Register via Handshake 
Curious about where language proficiency can take your in your career? Hear alumni share impactful journeys and how languages opened doors. Explore diverse paths, industries, and multilingual advantages at this event. Plus discover scholarships for language internships and careers from information provided by the National Scholarship Office on campus.

Spring 2024 Federal Reserve Board Internship & Career Webinar

March 20, 2024 | 5-6:15 PM | Virtual, Register via Handshake 
The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States. We represent the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, an independent federal agency, based in Washington, DC. Join this webinar to learn about our career and internship opportunities at the Board and best practices for your application. During this session, we'll give an overview of the organization and then move into breakout rooms where you can chat with employees to learn more about their roles and get some insight into working here!

Career Chat: Archivist

March 29, 2024 | 12-1 PM | Virtual, Register via Handshake 
Attention UMD students interested in careers in archiving! Join us for a conversation with a professional Archivist. The Archivist will share their information about their career path, past educational experiences, and provide tips for entering the field. The event will begin with a moderated question and answer session and conclude with an opportunity for students to ask questions to the professional. The event is open to all current UMD students.

Careers in Video Games

April 3, 2024 | 12-1 PM | Virtual, Register via Handshake 
Are you interested in a future career in the video game world? Learn more about this exciting industry from panelists working in a variety of roles.

How to Become a Psychologist Panel

April 3, 2024  |  5 - 6 pm | In-person, Biology-Psychology Building, Room 1140A-B | Register via Handshake 
This event will feature a diverse panel of Academic and Applied Psychologists who will share their knowledge, guidance, and lived experiences relative to the education, training, and steps for becoming a Psychologist. Topics will include an overview of the versatile roles Psychologists perform, the Doctoral Degree Application Process, Licensure Requirements, undergraduate activities to prepare one for a Psychologist Career, and how to assess if the Psychologist Path is the right fit.

Feature Panelists:
Dr. Joseph Barnet, PhD. Experimental Psychologist
Dr. Monica Kearney, PhD. Counseling Psychologist
Dr. Cale Wright, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Sara Barth, PhD., Personnel Psychologist
Dr. Rosalind Sheppard, PhD., School Psychologist

Internships on the Hill

April 10, 2024 |  5- 6 PM | Virtual, Register via Handshake
Do you have a passion for politics and policy? Ever wonder what it’s like to intern on the Hill? Join the Feller Center for a panel discussion featuring students and alumni who’ve interned on Capitol Hill. Topics include: tips for landing an internship on the Hill, learn about the day-to-day work experiences, how they juggled coursework and their internship, what they liked and what they learned. Open to all UMD students, but the event will be especially helpful for BSOS majors. 

Careers in Cybersecurity

April 10, 2024  |  5 - 6 pm | In-person, TBA | Register via Handshake
Are you interested in working in cybersecurity but are not sure how to get started? Are you wondering about what pathways you could consider to get to where you want to go in cybersecurity? Attend this panel to learn from and network directly with professionals working in cybersecurity.

2024 BSOS Research Showcase Inequality Research Hub

May 2, 2024  |  4- 5:30 pm | In-person, Grand Ballroom of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union  | Registration required 
This showcase will specifically highlight our Inequality Research Hub with poster presentations and videos across themes such as social justice, health disparities, stigma, and more. There will also be direct interactions with dozens of BSOS faculty researchers, where you will learn more about their work. Come enjoy refreshments with colleagues from BSOS, other units on campus, funding agencies, foundations, and local/regional/and state government. 

Workshops

How to Evaluate & Negotiate Job Offers

February 27, 2024 | 12-12:45 pm | Virtual, RSVP via Handshake 
Are you getting close to having a job offer but you aren't sure what to look for in the offer and how to negotiate? Are you scared of asking for more from your potential future company or organization? This 45-minute session is meant to start to help you answer these questions.

UMD Students! Are you Looking For a Free Professional Photo?

February 28, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24 and May 8, 2024  |  3 - 5:00 pm | In-person, The University Career Center & The President's Promise, Hornbake Library, South Wing | No registration required.

How to Apply to Graduate School

February 29, 2024 | 12-12:45 pm | Virtual, RSVP via Handshake 
Are you considering further study after completing your degree at the University of Maryland? The decision to pursue a master's or a doctoral degree is an important one. Earning another degree now, may or may not be the best next step for you or your career.

Work Visa H1B and OPT

February 29, 2024 | 12-1:00 pm | Virtual, Register 
Do you need clarification about options for staying and working in the United States after graduation? Are you worried about the H1B quota? Is it true that OPT has been extended to 2 years? We are pleased to sponsor a seminar presented by an experienced immigration attorney. Topics will include a detailed discussion of the H1B visa, the most popular work visa in the US, Optional Practical Training (OPT), and options for pursuing permanent residence through employment. In addition, our speaker will provide practical strategies for talking to employers about work visa issues during interviews.

How to Build Your Network

March 1, 2024 | 12-12:45 pm | Virtual, RSVP via Handshake 
For students searching for an internship/job or just trying to learn more about career options out there, networking is a key way to discover opportunities and build relationships. Thanks to programs/events held by the University Career Center and other departments on campus, software platforms available exclusively to UMD students, social media, and already established personal connections, there are countless ways students can start connecting with professionals in their intended career field(s) of interest.

How to find an Internship: Tips for BSOS Students

March 1, 2024 | 12-1:00 pm | Virtual, Register

Are you eager to gain real-world experience through an internship but feel uncertain about where to start or what employers are looking for? Join us for a workshop where you'll learn the ins and outs of finding an internship that aligns with your career goals and academic interests. This workshop is specifically for students in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

How to Search for an Internship or Job

March 5, 2024 | 12-12:45 pm | Virtual, RSVP via Handshake 
Are you searching for an internship or job and not sure where to begin? Or, have you been looking for opportunities and feel like you're at a standstill - unsure about the next steps in your search?  Come to this session for resources, ways to stay organized, strategies for connecting with professionals and how to make a positive first impression with resumes and interviews.  

How to be Career Ready as a Student of Color

March 6, 2024 | 12-12:45 pm | Virtual, Register
Are you a student who identifies as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or a Person of Color (BIPOC)? This workshop is designed to provide targeted support for students of color as you build your future career.

Off-Campus Internships for F-1 Students: CPT

March 7, 2024 | 12-1:00 pm | Virtual, Register 
This session, led by an International Student Advisor, will assist International Students in applying for work authorization, known as CPT, which allows F-1 students wishing to participate in an off-campus training program that is an integral part of an established curriculum. CPT authorization must be obtained BEFORE you begin working. Attend this workshop to learn about the CPT application process.

Is Research the New Internship: Tips for BSOS Students

March 8, 2024 | 12-1:00 pm | Virtual, Register

A workshop designed to guide you on best practices toward navigating research opportunities and understanding their significant role in career planning. You will learn how engaging in research can enhance your resume, sharpen your writing and research skills, and ultimately boost your employability. This session offers valuable insights into making research an integral part of your professional journey.

Finding and Internship: Tips for International Students

March 12, 2024 | 12-1:00 pm | Virtual, Register 
Looking for work as an international student can be daunting. Learn some cultural norms of the US work world and how to focus your internship search effectively. We will also review basic job search strategies, the process for enrolling in CPT, and how to use our jobs database, Handshake.

50 Days to Graduation: BSOS Senior Snapshots

March 27, 2024 | 11 am-2 pm (drop-in)  | Feller Center- TYD2118, Register for a reminder 
Are you a graduating BS/BA BSOS students? Announce your graduation on your socials with a branded BSOS photo! The Feller Center in BSOS is providing a festive backdrop and props that you can choose from to share your post-graduation plans with your network. Just bring your phone so we can snap the photo for your use! No prior registration is required. All graduating BSOS seniors who stop by and complete the Graduation Survey will also receive a special mug to celebrate their graduation (while supplies last). Questions? Contact the Feller Center's Career Planning team at bsoscareers@umd.edu. *Open only to BSOS BA/BS students graduating May 2024 only.

Unpaid Internships: How to Make the Most Out of  Your Summer

May 10, 2024 | 12-1:00 pm | Virtual, Register 
Looking for a summer internship as an international student can be daunting. Learn some search strategies and how to focus your search efforts effectively. 

Federal/State Career Events

Career Chat: Tips for Applying to FDA Openings

Thursday, February 29  | 6 - 7 pm 
Virtual Event, Register via Handshake 
Applying for a federal position can be very overwhelming. Attend this session to learn about the application process, which includes the questionnaire, resume formats, required documents to include, and how to align your experience with the job qualifications.
Open to all current UMD students, but will be especially helpful for BSOS majors. UMD alumna will share her lessons learned working in the federal government.
Alumni Presenter: Andrea Chamblee, Esq., RAC, RAPS Fellow | Has over 33 years of experience as a Food and Drug Attorney, Hiring Manager, trained FDA Investigator, Regulations and Compliance Expert, and Agency Liaison. Taught Masters level courses to students for 25 years. Award-winning editor and writer. Admitted: MD Bar (1986), DC (1989).
 

 

USAJobs Workshop Sessions 

Attend information sessions and workshops hosted by USAJobs open to UMD students and the public. Sessions offered throughout the year. 

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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 Feller Center's Employer & Industry Notes, house in UMD Box.