Wednesday, December 16, 2015

OMSE Fall Finals Tutoring Schedule

Job Openings and IPUMS Award Call for Submissions

Job Openings

The MPC is hiring. We are currently recruiting candidates who are enthusiastic about creating the data that fuels social science and health research around the world. We are seeking smart, technically-minded people to join our growing team of researchers and technical staff.

We have several open research positions at different professional levels (BA/BSMA/MSPhD). Our researchers are involved in all stages of data and metadata production, including the web dissemination system and outreach. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of data processing and dissemination methods, and we are looking for people who will approach these methods with initiative and creativity.

IPUMS Research Award

We are seeking submissions for the IPUMS Research Award. Candidates for this award used IPUMS microdata in a paper that was published in 2015. Papers or publications submitted should utilize IPUMS-USA, IPUMS-CPS, IPUMS-International or IHIS data to study social, economic, and/or demographic processes. Cash prizes will be awarded for best published work and for best work by a graduate student (published or unpublished).
Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016Visit the IPUMS Award page for full submission information. 

Graduate Student Training Program

The MPC recently launched a new Graduate Training Program in Population Studies. Students admitted to a variety of University of Minnesota Ph.D. programs can apply for a three-year fully-funded traineeship. MPC Trainees will gain hands-on experience as part of substantive and data infrastructure research projects in a vibrant and growing interdisciplinary population center. Visit our website to learn more about this new program. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

University Career Center- News & Employer Opportunities for UMD Students

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Job and Internship Resources for BSOS students:
Friday, December 11, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise- 3100 Hornbake Library, S. Wing
Location: Hyatt Arlington Hotel, 1325 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209

Schedule an appointment with the University Career Center
During these appointments the University Career Center & The President’s Promise staff help current, graduating, and alumni students plan solutions for career-related concerns while identifying appropriate Center resources, programs and services. Schedule a career assistance appointment today. Call 301.314.7225 with questions.
Schedule an appointment to…
•              Identify and explore educational/career interests
•              Search for internships/jobs
•              Make career decisions
•              Network/Conduct informational interviews
•              Write effective resumes and cover letter
•              Prepare for interviews
•              Use social media tools in job searches
•              Use online career tools
•              Apply to graduate school

Have you always wanted to build a LinkedIn profile? Are you looking for ways to make your profile stand out from the rest? Whether you are new to LinkedIn or not, come join us to learn how to best utilize this powerful media platform.  We’ll show you how to jump-start your engagement with this networking community to explore internship and job opportunities. We can also assist you in building your LinkedIn presence or provide feedback on your existing profile. 
*Note: bring your laptop or tablet to use when developing your profile. No prior familiarity with LinkedIn is required. Click here to RSVP

Thursday, December 17, 2015 • 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
The U.S. Department of State will accept on-site applications for the Pathways Internship Program (IEP and ITEP) at the following hiring event on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or halftime basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of "student" in order to be considered for this opportunity. 

Wednesday, February 24th – Friday, February 26th • 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the list of attendees and plan ahead. More details:


Job and Internships for BSOS students! 

Log into Careers4Terps to read more about the positions below (use the ID number to search for them) as well as locate many more internship and job positions!

Social Science Research Analyst (Full-time position)- ID                130579
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Woodlawn, Baltimore, Maryland
Working in the Governance Management Group (GMG) at our Headquarters located in Baltimore, Maryland you will develop and use market research, surveys, and statistical methodologies and techniques to conduct studies of assigned Department of Health and Human Services Programs.
Application Deadline: December 18, 2015                         
CSAAC, College Park, Maryland; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Germantown, Maryland; Rockville, Maryland; Silver Spring, Maryland
Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Winter/January Term Internship, Off-Campus Part-Time
CSAAC is a private, non-profit agency, dedicated to serving individuals living with autism by helping them succeed in day-to-day activities and become active members of the community. Gain Experience: Learn how to conduct one-to-one positive ... more

Summer Internship: Environmental Studies- ID 130409
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.      
Economics & Research Intern- ID 130220
American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Washington, District of Columbia
Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a premier trade association located in Washington, D.C., is seeking a paid intern to assist the Economics & Research team with primary research, writing and data work ... more
Application Deadline: December 31, 2015         

Work for Education Abroad!

Education Abroad is looking for qualified applicants for the following positions--descriptions below:
Are you looking for professional experience in the field of international education? Apply today to be a peer mentor in Education Abroad. The Education Abroad office is looking to fill two Peer Mentor positions starting spring semester 2016.In this position, you will work 8-12 hours a week assisting with outreach, presentations, and administrative tasks and working one-on-one with prospective study abroad students. If you are interested, please read the full position description and and email your completed peer mentor application to Deborah Lake at by December 17th.
Education Abroad seeks a creative and self‐motivated Design and Marketing Assistant to help with the creation and updates of all printed and online promotional material. The Design & Marketing Assistant must demonstrate strong graphic design and writing skills. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative suite and experience using In Design and Illustrator a must. This position is for the spring 2016 semester and may be extended through the summer. The start date is flexible with a preferred start in early January.
(link is external) Education Abroad seeks a creative and self‐motivated Online Communications Intern to assist with developing an engaging and dynamic office personality and voice through various online channels. The Online Initiatives Intern must demonstrate strong writing skills and creativity and be familiar with using social media platforms in a professional manner.  

Monday, December 7, 2015

December Advising Office Hours
December 14 –18

The office will reopen on January 4th, 2016

Call: 301-405-4073

Please email before you visit us since the schedule can change day to day. We can always be reached via email at or voice mail at 301-405-4073

Friday, December 4, 2015

December Alumni of the Month: Michael Fileta

Name:  Michael Fileta
Year of graduation: December 2004
Major: Geography

Current employment status:
·         Employer: Marymount California University
·         Position: Director of Advising, Oceanview Campus

Graduate school:
Completed in 2014
·         School:  Azusa Pacific University, Azusa California
·         Program: College Counseling and Student Development
·         Degree: Masters of Science

In progress:
·         School: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont California
·         Program: Higher Education/Student Affairs
·         Degree: Ph.D.

Current Research (if any):

The effects of mattering and marginality on first-year college student academic performance and psychological well being.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Diverse Terps Abroad Event

Join Education Abroad and other #TerpsAbroad like YOU at a student panel and discussion about identity and study abroad. Study Abroad alumni will share how their unique experiences around race, first generation status, sexual orientation and ability influenced their time abroad. Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP required.
Diverse Terps Abroad: Student Panel & Discussion
Thursday, December 3rd
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP

U.S. Census Bureau hiring GIS Interns

U.S. Census Bureau is hiring GIS-specialized interns for intermittent work during the current school year and beyond. Specialization in GIS, remote sensing, & programming/scripting are all highly desired. Experience with curriculum development, web mapping, and database administration would also be welcome.

Here is the job announcement, closing on December 9 (MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN & CURRENT STUDENT)

The work may be domestic or internationally-focused on population geographic studies. We have a number of very interesting new/ongoing projects that would be excellent experience and the interns would have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our mission. Check out the websites below for more info about what we do:
- Global Population Mapping & Spatial Analysis: 

Our office is Metro-accessible on the Green Line in Suitland, MD (here, to be exact: Parking is available too.

Global Terrorism Minor now accepting applications!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Brown Bag Event with BSOS Dean Ball

Hey BSOS Students!

Our last Brown Bag Event for the semester will be happening on Wednesday, December 2 - lunch with the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball! If you are interested in getting to know our Dean better, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!

BSOS - Dean Ball
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12:00PM - 1:00PM (Lunch will be provided)
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)

Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University.