Career Exploration Events for BSOS Students

The BSOS 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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US Department of State: Bureau of Diplomatic Security - Info Session
 Monday, November 30, 2020 • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm |  Virtual Event
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security are hiring for Special Agents, Security Engineering Officers, Security Technical Specialists and other roles and are hosting an info session. Although interested in all majors, they're particularly interested in: Criminology/Criminal Justice, Government & Politics, History, Information Science, Physics, Public Policy, Sociology. As a federal government agency, at this time they can only employ US Citizens.

Peace Corps Application Workshop
Friday, December 11, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Are you interested in traveling, learning new languages, committing yourself to work towards community-based, positive change? Consider applying to become a Peace Corps Volunteer! The Peace Corps is now considering applications for 2021 departure. Join us in this application workshop to learn more about the application process and gain valuable insights in making your application stand out from the rest. 

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Information Session
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Virtual Event
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a series of monthly webinars highlighting the 700-plus STEM, technical, and policy internships and fellowships available through ORISE at federal facilities nationwide! Opportunities are available in a variety of fields for college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty.

Road Trips to the Real World, Registration: Nov. 9 - Dec. 31

Road Trips to the Real World is an exclusive virtual opportunity for college students to learn firsthand about a career field, network with top employers and their employees, and explore internship and job opportunities. This is the perfect chance for students to get a head start on their careers! UMD partners with EACE (Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers) to offer Road Trips to the Real World-- site visits with employers from Virginia to Maine and all points in between during winter break!

Site virtual visits will take place in January 12-28, 2021.


Virtual Career Shuttle/Information Session: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Friday, February 12, 2021 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |  Virtual Event
During our virtual session, we will learn about the NMAAHC’s internship program and the application process, as well as have chance to ask questions about the internship experience at NMAAHC! Learn more about internships and fellowships with NMAAHC. Students of all majors (undergraduate & graduate) are welcome to attend, though students with previous coursework in museum studies, art history, African American Studies, American Studies, film studies, digital media, photography/art and other related fields may be the most interested in the opportunities available.  


Thinking about Graduate School and Pursuing a Ph.D.?
Online Information Sessions: Zoom link
December 7         12:00 - 1:00 pm
December 10       12:00 - 1:00 pm
February 1           12:00 - 1:00 pm
February 4           12:00 - 1:00 pm 
The McNair Scholars Program Can Help You Get There! The Academic Achievement Programs' Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a graduate school preparation program designed to identify high academic achievers from traditionally underserved groups and to prepare its Scholars to matriculate into graduate programs & to earn doctoral or terminal degrees.

Benefits of Being a McNair Scholar:
-- Paid Summer Virtual & In-person Research Experience with Faculty
-- GRE & Graduate School Application Fee Waivers 
-- Graduate School Application Preparation Assistance
Application: Priority Deadline: December 31, 2020



Just In Time Meetup: December Grads
Friday, December 11, 2020 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Graduating in December and looking to connect with employers for full-time roles? Join the Just In Time Meetup on Friday, December 11 where you'll be able to video chat 1-on-1 with employer representatives looking to hire!

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