Tuesday, April 28, 2015

May Undergraduate Student of the Month: Daniel Riveros

Name: Daniel Riveras 
Major: GIS
Minor: Astronomy
What are your interests within the program(s)? 
I’m primarily interested in programming related to GIS.  There are many interesting applications and it offers great flexibility to explore different aspects from front end to back end. I also enjoy cartographic design.
What previous jobs, internships, and volunteer experience have you had?
I have not previously had GIS or geography related experiences.

1) Where you are interning?
I’m currently interning at NOAA with the Office of Coastal Survey.
2) What are your internship responsibilities? 
I am responsible for digitizing Area of Interests for documents within DREG database and performing quality control.
3) What project(s) are you working on or contributing to?
OCS is making a transition to spatially visualize data within the database used to carry out tasks and provide general reference, thus allowing for better workflows.
4) How is the internship experience relevant to your studies in Geographical Sciences?
The experience has showed me real world examples of how visualization of data can improve work.  I have also been able to utilize skills learned in class that are related to my interests in cartography.
5) What are your career goals after your graduate?
After I graduate I hope to use the combination of my skills in programming and GIS to help develop interesting projects.

GIS Internship with HIP Consult

Do you love maps? Would you like to use your mapping know-how to visualize evolving socioeconomic and infrastructure data in emerging markets? Are you interested in contributing to the development of a cutting-edge mapping and analytics platform?
HIP Consult is a strategic consulting firm based in Washington, DC with expertise in emerging markets. Over the last year, our team has been developing InfraNav, a mapping and analytics platform for telecom infrastructure in Africa. The role of the GIS Intern will be to provide support for the HIP Consult mapping team, which is developing a platform to aggregate, visualize, and analyze infrastructure data in emerging markets.

How you will benefit from this internship

  • Learn how to use cutting-edge open source mapping software and platforms, including CartoDB, QGIS, PostgreSQL, and OSM to visualize data
  • Contribute to enhancing and populating a growing database of African socioeconomic and infrastructure data 
  • Take your GIS skills to the next level by learning about interactive web mapping, programming, and software development 

What you will do

  • Conduct research to obtain publicly available socioeconomic and infrastructure data for emerging markets 
  • Use open source mapping software to plot geolocation data and associated metadata 
  • Use PostgreSQL to populate spatial database with metadata 
  • Maintain, clean, and organize the infrastructure database 
  • Contribute to the InfraNav blog
What we require 
  • Proficiency in open source GIS mapping software and platforms required; proficiency in PostgreSQL, PostGIS, and programming languages preferred 
  • Background in computer science, math, geography, statistics, international development, and /or other relevant field 
  • Experience with database management 
  • Strong research capabilities 
  • High familiarity with acquiring, cleaning, and modifying geospatial data 
  • Interested in web mapping applications, design, and software development 
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript knowledge is a plus 
  • Interested to learn about development in emerging markets, particularly Africa 
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail 
  • Creative and flexible; comfortable working on a small team with limited supervision 
  • Fast learner; willingness to take on projects outside the scope of work 
  • Enthusiastic, motivated team player
We will do our best to make sure you receive a learning experience that aligns with your career goals. You will become knowledgeable in open source mapping and database software, hone your research skills, learn about infrastructure development in emerging markets, and contribute to the development of a cutting edge mapping and analytics platform. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and will have ample opportunity to work with consultants who are experts in data visualization and analytics in the emerging market context. You may be asked to assist with projects beyond your scope of work, so we are looking for a candidate with a very open mind and willingness to learn and grow.

This position is available immediately. The position is paid and would be approximately 32 hours per week. There is potential for internship extension or even full-time employment after the summer. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via email with the subject line GIS Intern to Kerry Frank at klfrank@hipconsult.com.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Catholic Relief Services Job Opportunity

Job Title :
Internship - Geographic Information Systems – Cartography
Requisition Number :
Area of Interest :
Position Type :
Full Time
Location :
United States/Baltimore
Job Description :
Job Title:          Intern, Geographic Information Systems – Cartography           
Department:   Global Knowledge and Information Management (GKIM)
Work Location:   Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration:    Summer 2015 (possibility to extend depending on project needs).
Best Consideration Date: May 1, 2015

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values to serving those in need

Job Summary:

The geographic information systems intern will develop map products to support humanitarian aid or international development projects underway at Catholic Relief Services (CRS). 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate and recommend symbology and style sheets for map production to form a set of templates for use throughout the agency.
  • Evaluate publicly available data sources and their fitness for use as layers for particular maps.
  • Evaluate data that will be collected via mobile devices and identify best approach to visualize it using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Online.
  • Add data that will be collected via mobile devices in the field as ArcGIS feature classes.
  • Define projection and coordinate systems to be used based on evaluation of field data and the current state of other data layers.
  • Prepare a suite of high quality map products, using professional cartographic practices, to meet documented requirements.
  • Evaluate publication options to make interactive maps accessible using ArcGIS Online.
  • Demonstrable experience or formal education using ArcGIS for Desktop version 10.x
  • Good grasp of the core concepts of cartography and quality map production
  • Enrolled in or completed in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Program
    Good work ethics, respect time and meet deadlines
    Good writing and communication skills
    Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, SharePoint, Excel, MS Project and SharePoint
    Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
Agency-wide Competencies:

These are rooted in the mission, values and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity.
• Models Stewardship.
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships.
• Promotes Learning.

Disclaimer Clause:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with this position.
Note: Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. or work location country, at the time of application.


UMD Diversity Abroad Celebration Reception

RSVP here: (we have to make sure we have enough food and fun!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Study Abroad in Glasgow This Summer

The University of Maryland has been invited to nominate four undergraduate students to participate in the 2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School being hosted by the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom. This year's theme is Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital AgeU21 undergraduate students from a variety of countries, cultures, and academic disciplines will spend two weeks engaging in activities, discussions and workshops aimed at exploring ideas for using new technologies to improve the quality of life in urban settings worldwide. 
Cities are complex, dynamic structures: difficult to predict and manage, with everyday issues arising in economic stability, energy security, environmental integrity, independent living, communications, built environment and civic participation.
Understanding how these services combine to produce a city level effect is a challenge.  Their sheer complexity and unpredictability makes the policy setting and management of effective, high-functioning, successful cities an increasingly important social and economic priority. Successful cities are those which position themselves to understand systemic behaviors and develop policy and service responses which address the issues these create – an ability to respond and adapt to the changing environment around them.
The U21 Summer School 2015 theme is Cities and Citizens in the Digital Age and will offer a program of seminars and practical experiences demonstrating how new technologies can be used to support and improve the vital components of a fully functional city. This will cover citizen engagement, transportation, energy, big data, protecting vulnerable groups and physical regeneration, with a focus on how key services are increasingly informed and influenced by emerging technologies.
This is a fully funded opportunity for students. Application deadline is April 29th

Host: University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, UK
Dates: July 1-15, 2015
Theme: Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age
Costs: Participation in this program is funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $2,700/ student. Airfare, registration fee (including accommodation and most meals), international health insurance, and visa costs (if applicable) will be fully covered by the Office of International Affairs for four successful candidates. Participating students will need their own spending money for occasional dinners on free nights, transfers to and from the airport, and personal costs while visiting Scotland. 

To apply, please submit the following materials to raluca@umd.edu by Wednesday, April 29, 2015:
-          Resume
-          Cover letter including your full name, UID, Class status, College, Major and Minor, and GPA*
-          A two-page essay describing your interest in the program, your motivation to apply, how will you contribute to the program, and what do you expect to gain from this experience.
-          Two academic recommendations
For more information, please contact Dr. Raluca Nahorniac in the Office of International Affairs at raluca@umd.edu
* Class Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior; Minimum GPA: 3.3; Major Eligibility: All Majors

2015 UMD Earth Day Festival

The Geography Club wants to encourage everyone to celebrate Earth Day at Stamp from 6 to 8pm today!

The UMD SGA's Student Sustainability Committee invites you to celebrate with us at our annual Earth Day Festival! The event will feature a variety of student groups, campus departments, community organizations, food, local musicians including Talk Radio and Eyeglasses - String Music, a raffle, tie-dye station, art, engaging activities, and more! Also, we are not only asking the typical “environmental groups” to be a part of this festival. Earth Day is about celebrating the planet that people of all religions, cultures, ethnicities, and races share. We hope that you will be a part of this special day!

For more information check out the link below:

Maryland Day is this Saturday!

For those of you who are unaware, this Saturday is the 2015 Maryland Day!  Please join us, between 10am and 4pm, on McKeldin Mall to enjoy food, live music, interactive events and explore the various UMD programs!  Friends and family members are all welcome.

GEOG will have a table in tent 3 offering a UAV display and demo (hexacopter w/ mounted infrared camera). Matt Hansen will offer a display on monitoring Global Forest Change in McKeldin 2109 (second floor/Portico room) and GEOG/McKeldin Reseach Commons will offer a GIS demo entitled, “Fly me to the Moon: A tour of our Earth,” also in 2109 McKeldin.

For additional information, please see the UMD MD Day site: http://marylandday.umd.edu/

Parking is free across campus, and this event will take place rain or shine.  We hope to see you all there!

University of Maryland Police: Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/Trainee Position Now Accepting Applications

University of Maryland Police / Public Safety, Information Analysis Unit
Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/Trainee Position Description
The University of Maryland Police Information Analysis Unit is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement Analyst Internship program. This is a paid, part-time position for University of Maryland College Park students interested in a career in crime and intelligence analysis. The Law Enforcement Analyst trainee will be required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Employer is flexible with class schedules and study requirements. The office is open Monday – Friday and recognizes the University Holiday Schedule, during which time the office is closed. Work will largely be conducted in typical office setting and involves contact with civilian and sworn police personnel. There may be some limited opportunities for evening and weekend hours to support special events. Preference is given to applicants planning on one year or more of employment. Position requires fingerprint background check (provided by department).

Minimum Qualifications:
• Currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Criminal Justice, or related field at University of Maryland, College Park; including coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods, and theories of crime/criminal behavior.
• Experience using statistical computer programs, computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, and desktop publishing (Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent).
• Experience with ArcGIS preferred.
• Applicants must submit resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample (please limit writing sample to 600 words; samples should exhibit correct spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and consistent citation).

Job Description:
• Prepare, clean, and code data for crime and problem analysis
• Collect, analyze, and interpret data and information related to criminal activity, public safety, and homeland security
• Maintain, query, and retrieve pertinent information in computer databases
• Identify patterns of crime and public safety concerns using database software, reviewing incident data, and conducting open source research
• Research and monitor developing crime trends, public safety issues, and threats for the University community and surrounding region
• Assist with a variety of daily, weekly, monthly and annual tactical, operational, and strategic reports
• Conduct a wide variety of open source research and evaluate credibility of information
• May perform other similar or related task as assigned or requested
Knowledge, skills, abilities:
• Experience with data entry and/or variable coding,
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret basic statistics,
• Knowledge of social science research methodology,
• Strong writing skills and ability to adapt writing to address various needs and audiences,
• Ability to conduct open-source research using credible sources and appropriate citation
• Ability to think critically about a variety of issues and topics, and
• General computer functions and software applications.

For more information and to apply to the position please contact Bethany Tiernan directly at btiernan@umpd.umd.edu.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Graduation and Awards Ceremony

The Department of Geographical Sciences will be hosting the awards ceremony for graduates and their guests before the graduation ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Awards Ceremony
When: Friday, May 22, 2015 from 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Where: Main Entrance/Patio of Lefrak Hall
The location will be moved to 2205 Lefrak Hall in the case of inclement weather
Light refreshments will be available

Graduation Ceremony
When: Friday, May 22, 2015,at 4:00pm
Where: Memorial Chapel
Students are asked to arrive at 3:15pm for line up
No tickets are required for this ceremony

*Students completing requirements this summer may still walk in the department ceremony.

Parking and directions to the chapel can be found here:

Information about the main and individual (department) ceremonies can be found here:

Please RSVP if you are attending both the award ceremony and department graduation by Monday 4, 2015. If you choose to attend one and not the other please contact me at kbergery@umd.edu.

Undergraduate Research Day


Francis DuVinage, Director – http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster presentation WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, between 1:45 and 3:45 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of the STAMP Student Union. We will have a record number of posters and presenters.

URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – come and learn from hundreds of team and individual presenters!

**This year URD will feature the work of the first cohorts of students participating in Maryland’s “First-Year Innovation & Research Experience” (FIRE) Program!**

Faculty who are interested in learning more about incorporating undergraduates into their research teams can pick up names of faculty colleagues who are mentoring undergraduates through academic departments, but also through FIRE, Honors College-Gemstone and other research-based campus programs for undergraduates. It is also a great opportunity to talk with students about their research experiences.

Students and faculty can get a taste for the range of undergraduate research that is happening across campus. It is an especially great venue for students who are earlier in their research careers and may need some practice before presenting at a thesis conference or professional meeting.  

Where: Grand Ballroom, STAMP Student Union
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Tau Sigma Induction and Awards Ceremony

Tau Sigma Induction and Awards Ceremony

When: Wednesday, April 22, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Where: Benjamin Banneker Room, Stamp Student Union  (map)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Upcoming Workshops

BSOS Career Lab: LinkedIn- networking and researching
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Now that you have completed your LinkedIn profile, you may be wondering what is next! Attend this Lab to gain tips for following organizations of interest, researching your major related skills, and obtain a template for crafting messages to potential contacts.
*Note: in order to participate in this Lab all students must have a completed LinkedIn profile and be a member of several groups (try the UMD College of Behavioral and Social Science group or the University of Maryland Alumni Officialgroup). Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here

Photo Friday - April Edition 
Friday, April 24, 2015 • 11:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Introducing Photo Fridays! The Center is offering free professional head shots! Arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your time slot. You will be directed to a room where you may change, prep, and wait for your moment in the spotlight. Each session will last roughly 5 minutes. Photos will be prepped and emailed to you by the end of the next business day. Scheduled appointments will occur between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Walk-ins will be accepted between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm. For additional information about this event: contact Michelle Lopez-Mullins at mlopezmu@umd.edu.

Queer Life in the Real World Career Panel 
Wednesdau, April 22, 2015 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Navigating life after Maryland in the real world is a challenge for all students, especially students who identify under the LGBTQ spectrum. With support from the LGBT Equity Center, Lambda Pride, OSTEM, SmithOUT, and PrideAlliance, The University Career Center & The President's Promise will host a career panel with recent LGBTQ Terp Alumni to share how they are navigating their first job experiences as well as share advice on being out (or not) in the workplace and why it matters. Come learn from the panel and ask those burning questions in an interactive safe space. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP for this event: Click here.

Ice Cream & Internships 
Monday, April 27, 2015 • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Do you want to know how to get the most out of your summer internship experience? The University Career Center & the President's Promise invites UMD undergraduate students with summer internships to talk with our Peer Career Educators and enjoy Maryland Dairy ice cream! Come by anytime on April 27 between 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm! The Peer Career Educators will be available to answer questions on networking, professional dress, dealing with workplace problems, setting up informational interviews and more! This will be a relaxed discussion session designed to answer YOUR questions. RSVP for this event: Click here.

BSOS Career Lab: Salary negotiation 
Monday, April 27, 2015 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Learn how to research your worth and use that research to negotiate your salary. Attendees will leave with a salary range for their industry for the geographical area they are interested in working, talking points to use during salary negotiation, and knowledge of the cost of living in their area of choice. This event is part of the BSOS Career Lab for students in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here

The Real Real World Career Series: Diversity + Me 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Prince George's Room - Stamp Student Union
**rescheduled from April 7th**
Come learn the basics of how to create a more inclusive environment at work. Hear from diversity expert Pamela Allen on how to deal with common issues that may pop up in the workplace. While you're at it, you'll get to know about the many diversity related resources available at your disposal. Everyone is welcome! There will be food. The Real Real World Career Series is designed to prepare current students and young alumni for the realities of it's like to be a professional in the real world outside of the day-to-day job and to provide advice on how to successfully navigate the basics of being a top-notch young professional. This event is supported by the Pepsi Enhancement Fund program.
RSVP for this event: Click here

Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship

If you have secured an unpaid Summer 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency, you are eligible to apply to the Bright Futures Scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250!

All UMD undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2015 semester who have an internship for Summer 2015, are eligible to apply.

Internship criteria:
Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency Offered during the Summer and completed by August 28, 2015. Supervised by a professional in the organization Submission Deadline: April 22, 2015 at 5 pm.
The application is available now on Careers4Terps!

Website: http://www.careers.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Erica Ely

Mobility MATTERS! Connecting the People to Life

Central Maryland Regional Transit (CMRT) is organizing a full-day transportation event for May 7th called Mobility MATTERS! Connecting People to Life, an excellent opportunity to get all the key players in transportation in our region together for productive discussions.  The event will be held at the Westin BWI Hotel on May 7th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  We're planning to have three sets of concurrents sessions and a roundtable discussion exercise.  We will conclude the event with a fundraiser cocktail hour with a silent auction and live music.  If you'd like to see the draft agenda, it is available online at  http://www.cmrtransit.org/news-events/mobility-matters-may-7-2015/

We encourage students interested in networking or transportation issues to attend this event and to check out the Student Registration rate.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Join us for a special event honoring Drs. Townshend and Goward!

The Department of Geographical Sciences
Cordially invites you to attend an event
Dr. John Townshend & Dr. Samuel Goward
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, 3-6pm
Crist Boardroom, Riggs Alumni Center
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
RSVP by April 15th by visiting:
Family members are welcome to attend. 
Questions may be directed to Katie Doyle

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair 2015

The Department of Geographical Sciences along with the University Career Center & The President's Promise hosted the Spring 2015 Geographical Sciences Career and Internship Fair.  Students were able to meet with representatives from 22 different companies such as NASA DEVELOP and NOAA.  Several new additions to the Geographical Sciences Career and Internship Fair included Central Maryland Regional Transit, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and Spatial Front.  We strongly encourage our students to enhance their knowledge of Geography, Geographical Information Systems, and Environmental Science and Policy through internship and career opportunities.

Check out the pictures of the Spring 2015 Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair below.

Field Research Assistant Opportunity

The Global Ecology Lab (Dr. Hurtt) is looking to hire 6-10, undergraduate, graduate or recently graduated students to participate in a field research campaign during Summer 2015. This fieldwork will be in support of our ongoing NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) research initiative.   Field research assistants will conduct vegetation sampling across several regions of Pennsylvania.  This is an out-of-town position, consisting of 2-3 week trips in June, with the possibility of extension.   

Daily duties will include:
-          Navigation to field plots using car GPS and handheld GPS units
-          Communication with landowners
-          Measurement of tree diameter and tree heights at field sites
-          Tree species identification at field sites
-          Detailed recording of all data at field sites  
-          Possible data management and GIS processing

Basic Qualifications:
-          A valid driver’s license is required; willingness to drive for several hours each day between sites.
-          Ability to hike up to a kilometer to each field site, through rugged and often unmarked terrain, in varied weather conditions, while carrying up to 20 pounds of field equipment; may amount to several hours of hiking each day.
-          Strong communication skills and an ability to work well in a team environment.
-          Willingness to live and work out of town during each ~2 week trip.
-          Prior experience with GPS navigation, data collection, and/or tree identification are desirable, but not required. All necessary training will be provided.

-          This is a paid position.  Graduate and undergraduate students will be paid hourly, in accordance with respective, University-regulated rates.
-          Lodging, transportation, and food will be provided during each trip.

If you wish to be considered for involvement, please do the following:
1)      Please send an email to rmoore.geog@gmail.com, providing your name, major/year, email address, cell phone number, specific dates in summer you are NOT available for field work, and a brief description of any previous work or course experience which may be pertinent.
2)      Follow the link below to schedule an interview.  You may only select one time slot.  Please make sure to hit “Save” to finalize your selection.    http://doodle.com/33ui62xpfiu6ah7i
Once your information is received, you will be contacted to confirm your interview time.  Please feel free to contact us via email with any questions regarding this opportunity.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Volunteer for Maryland Day

The Geography Department is looking to recruit help with Maryland Day!
Volunteers are needed to: 
-Staff booths
-Guide people to the GIS demonstration at McKeldin 2109 (the Portico Room)
-distribute fliers

We will need volunteers to cover 2 hour shifts. 

We are going to have two locations, one near Chincoteague Hall and one in front of McKeldin Library. The later will be used to lead people to up to the 2nd floor in McKeldin where they well have a “tech area” that will feature a GIS demonstration.

All help is welcomed and we will be sending out a sign up sheet late this week, so please volunteer!

GTU members are REQUIRED to help. If you are unable to you need to contact Alycia Roberson at aroberso@terpmail.umd.edu; otherwise this is your last opportunity to fulfill your required semesterly service hours.

Intern in Maui with the Ocean Mammal Institute

If spending your winter break in Maui to study endangered humpback whales sounds good to you, then consider applying to the Ocean Mammal Institute’s Research Internship!

This internship focuses on the affects of boat traffic and human influences on the humpback whales.  The research done through this internship is heavily based on field research.  During January the humpback whales are giving birth and mating, so the Hawaiian waters are busy with adult and very young whales.  

A little background on the Ocean Mammal Institute: OMI is a non-profit and was founded in 1994 by Dr. Marsha Green.  OMI is dedicated to protecting our ocean’s marine mammals through education and research.  Through this internship, you will have the opportunity to learn about the humpback whales, ocean pollution, marine mammal captivity, and other environmental issue from Dr. Marsha Green herself.  All Majors welcome!!

Anyone interested should make sure they come to the Geography meeting tonight (Wednesday, April 8) because Amanda Daly, who was an intern last winter, will talk a little more about this internship.  There is also an information meeting tomorrow, Thursday April 9, from 4-5pm in the Hornbake Career Center for anyone interested. 

Geography Club International Potluck Tonight!

Tonight (Wednesday, April 8) is the Geography Club's International Potluck! We've got foods coming from Russia, Czechoslovakia and many other places. Bring a dish to share and join us in Lefrak, Room 1166 at 6pm.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Career Shuttle

Career Shuttle: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 
Friday, April 17, 2015 • 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center!
This visit is open to all UMD students and alumni, but students interested in the environmental topics and furthering their knowledge in a science discipline are particularly encouraged to attend.  Information will be shared about SERC research internships including projects in terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics, geography, and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management! Read more about their ongoing related projects HERE, including global change, landscape ecology and population and community ecology.  The agenda will be finalized soon, so check back for updates or RSVP now to reserve your space.
Space is limited - please RSVP today and reserve 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. for the site visit - this is a tentative time-frame and may change.  
RSVP for this event: Click here

For the full list of events, review the Center’s Events Calendar

Networking Events

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Employer Networking Sessions 
Thursday, April 09, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to be part of our Agency. To learn more about CIA employment opportunities as well additional information about:
-          CIA Organizational Structure
-          Application Process
-          Obtaining a Security Clearance
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
RSVP for this event: Click here

Social Event with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Prospective Volunteers 
Friday, April 10, 2015 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: The Common (Inside the Marriott Hotel, on the corner of Adelphi and University Blvd) University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Join us to speak with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers on the University of Maryland Campus. This is an opportunity to talk to Volunteers about what serving in the Peace Corps is really like. You can also connect with a recruiter to discuss the Peace Corps application process and gain tips and advice. We hope to see you there!
Please RSVP at: peacecorpsumd@umd.edu.

CoStar Group: Employer Networking Sessions 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Catch up with a few members of our hiring team and learn about CoStar Group and what it's like to work for our company. This information session will include a brief product demo, a company summary, and lots of time for Q&A for all those interested in our full time opportunities. For more information, please contact Meagan Swift in Recruiting (mswift@costargroup.com).
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

For the full list of events, review the Center’s Events Calendar