Friday, December 9, 2016

Undergraduate Summer Internship

CONSERVE (COordinating Nontraditional Sustainable watER Use in Variable climatEs) is a Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health.  Our leading team of scientists and educators are investigating sources of nontraditional irrigation water that can provide safe, transformative on‐farm solutions for food crops and reduce the nation’s agricultural water challenges that are exacerbated by climate change. With projects located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest, we are looking for undergraduate student interns to assist us in our research and education efforts.

The 8-week internship will start on June 12, 2017, ending on August 11, 2017. Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000. Students are responsible for their own lodging and any affiliated moving expenses. We are accepting applications from now until March 10

The following positions are available:

Location: University of Arizona (Tucson)
Position Information: The student intern will assist in collecting water samples, analyzing samples for microbiological parameters, interpreting data, and communicating scientific findings with stakeholders across the state of AZ. The intern will also have the opportunity to learn advanced microbiological techniques and develop skills in translating complex scientific information to a variety of stakeholder audiences including growers, packers, shippers, irrigation districts, and other scientists

Location: University of Delaware (Newark)
Position Information: The intern will be involved in the collection of large amounts of water from field sites. The student will utilize microbiological and molecular biology tools for the detection of viruses and protozoa from water samples. Work will also involve statistical analysis along with both written and oral communication of data. This intern will participate in lab meetings and other CONSERVE activities. Among those CONSERVE activities include use of novel water filtration systems and education related to irrigation water.

Location: University of Delaware (Newark)
Position Information: The intern will assist the project team in using field and laboratory experimental techniques to understand how people respond to various scenarios and information as a means of predicting how people behave in the real world. The candidate will also assist with obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval and certification, identifying produce grown with various irrigation methods, developing an experiment design and decision platform, administering studies, analyzing and presenting data, and developing learning materials based on research.

Location: University of Maryland (College Park) 
Position Information: This position will focus on irrigation water quality, particularly the microbial characterization of water used for irrigation, the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in water used for irrigation, the potential for biofilm formation in irrigation water distribution systems, and the characterization of human pathogens found in irrigation water and their virulence and biofilm formation traits. The work will involve both field sampling and laboratory analysis. Methods used will include standard microbiological methods, molecular biology methods and some bioinformatics.

Location: USDA Agricultural Research Service (Beltsville, MD)
Position Information: The intern will help sampling teams in the field collect appropriate surface and reclaimed water samples. The student will also be asked to perform quantitative and qualitative microbial analysis for bacterial pathogens in irrigation and reclaimed water samples. The intern will be responsible for assisting microbial detection and confirmation of enteric pathogens recovered from water samples, and confirming culture recovery results with PCR assays. The intern will also be responsible for constructing and setting up zero-valent iron filters in the laboratory and on the farm. This will include different filter designs with different combinations of sand and iron appropriate for different water types that are being analyzed. Overall, this position will provide exposure to environmental, food, and molecular biology techniques to the intern.

For more information about these positions and how to apply, go to 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Feeling stressed about finals? Check out UMD campus resources!

Internship at Amtrak

My office is hiring this paid internship position in order to assist us in further developing our geographic database over the Spring semester, and are looking for someone to start this January.  My office is responsible for evaluating the financial and other impacts of proposed changes to Amtrak’s national intercity passenger rail system, which include changes in train frequency, station stop patterns, on-board services, and routes.  We have been becoming more reliant on using GIS as a tool in performing our analyses, and are now bringing in more financial and operating data to be able to map them.

I am a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, having majored in Urban Studies & Planning and received my Bachelors in December 1991, and actually started here at Amtrak as an intern myself while at Maryland.

Anyone interested should apply on-line through the link I provided above, or by going to, selecting “Careers” at the very bottom, and searching for position number 90195090.

Monday, November 14, 2016

GIS Day - Wednesday, Nov 16

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapathon
Learn to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Project Sidewalk Mapathon
Learn how to help make DC sidewalks more accessible for everyone

9am – 11am @ 1136 Le Frak Hall
12pm – 3pm @ 6107 McKeldin Library

Friday, November 11, 2016

BSOS Needs Ambassadors for Spring 2017! Apply Now

                                                              CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

Deadline: December 1, 2016
Candidates selected to move forward will be contacted for an interview before the end of fall semester. Good luck!

Email Margo Shear at with any questions.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sustainable Cities Research Internship

World Resources Institute 
Washington, DC 
About WRI 

World Resources Institute is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our 500 experts and staff work with partners in more than 50 countries; we have offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. WRI is consistently ranked as the top global Think Tank working on environmental issues. 

In 2014, WRI was ranked one of the Top Workplaces by the Washington Post. 


Internships at WRI provide opportunities for motivated young professionals to learn from our experts and participate in engaging work at the intersection of environment and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all of our programs and offices. We seek interns with diverse backgrounds and who are passionate about the environment to help us make a direct global impact. For more information, see our website: Internships at WRI 

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks a Research Intern to support research, analysis, writing, and reviewing on topics related to sustainable cities and the development of the flagship World Resources Report (WRR) on Sustainable Cities. WRR takes a novel approach by examining whether meeting the needs of the 'urban undeserved' can achieve more economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable cities for all. The audience for the Report comprises a broad range of urban change agents - including politicians, civil servants, business people and civil society - who build, govern and shape cities. Through extensive stakeholder engagement and partnership with leading institutions and experts, the WRR seeks to influence global discussions about urban sustainability. 

The results of the Intern’s research may be incorporated into the WRR framing paper, key chapters, and case studies. The Intern should have some knowledge and/or experience in sustainable urban planning, policy, finance, and innovative initiatives and programs in cities. The intern will support the Research Director by assisting with research, writing, and proofreading on the topics central to WRR including: urban expansion, housing, water risk and access, as well as energy and transportation. The intern may be asked to co-author blog posts and assist on video production for seminar series and vignette stories of the urban undeserved. Additional tasks will revolve around organizing stakeholder engagement events for the WRR and assisting in coordination of case study work lead by country offices. 

The position is located in WRI's Washington, D.C. office and will report directly to the Director of Research within the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. 


The intern will gain experience in the following areas: 

• Writing case studies 
• Conducting research 
• Conducting literature reviews 
• Reviewing publications 
• Assisting in organizing and analyzing data 
• Writing 
• Editing/proofreading 
• Developing outreach materials 
• Organizing workshops and/or roundtable discussions with stakeholders 


Degree required: Bachelor's in urban planning, public policy, political science, geography, economics, or other relevant subject 

Preferred degree: Masters degree in urban planning, public policy, political science, geography, economics, or other relevant subject 

• Excellent research and analytical skills 
• Excellent writing skills 
• Strong oral communications skills 
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team 
• Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner 
• Familiarity and experience with sustainable urban planning, policy, finance, and innovative initiatives in cities 
• Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure 
• Ability to think creatively 
• Flexible 
• Highly responsible, self-motivated 
• Good sense of humor 
• Extremely well organized and efficient 

WRI does not sponsor interns for visas of any kind. Must have authorization to work in the U.S. to be eligible for this position. 

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples. 

Duration: 6 months 

Start/End Months: November 2016 - May 2017 

Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience. 

How to Apply 

Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. 

The World Resources Institute ( ) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds. 

About WRI 
Established in 1982, WRI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization respected globally by policymakers, non-governmental organizations, and corporate leaders. 

WRI’s reputation is grounded in its excellent analysis, non-partisan approach, and high-impact results. We measure our success based on how our work helps to create real-world change on the ground—and approach we call “Managing for Results.” 

WRI’s work is united by and driven by our values: Innovation, Integrity, Urgency, Independence, and Respect. 

WRI fosters a culture of innovative ideas, working collaboratively, and thinking independently. WRI employees are driven by the organization’s mission and have the satisfaction of helping to create a more prosperous and healthy planet. 

Learn more about our organization at .
Apply here:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gamma Theta Upsilon

Gamma Theta Upsilon is the International Geographic Honors Society. The chapter here at the University of Maryland has recently been reestablished by dedicated geography students. Our chapter mixes with the department's geography club to spread the study of geography to others on campus and join together to enjoy the local geography we have access to. This semester we are hoping to welcome a large second class of our revitalized chapter. If you wish to join you need to meet the following requirements.
  • Be in their 4th semester of study (at least)
  • Be working towards a Geographical Sciences or related degree/minor
  • Have a minimum 3.3 GPA cumulative and in all Geographical Sciences classes (minimum of 3 geography courses completed)
  • Attend meetings and events 
Any questions about your eligibility can be directed to Shannon Corrigan through the Geography Club email with the subject GTU Question. Applications are due by11:59pm on October 30th

Learn to Teach MCERT Info Sessions

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Come to the Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair!!!

This is a reminder to mark your calendars for this semester's Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair!  Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to meet public, private, and non-profit employers in your field!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Smith School of Business Minors

Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about the business minor program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
The Smith minor program is a major reason why the business school is such a unique academic establishment. While other highly acclaimed undergraduate business programs subscribe to an exclusive culture, Smith allows students from any school on campus to learn core business principles as a compliment to their primary major. Smith minor programs do not subtract from the special experience Smith major students have, rather they open up the experience to other students who will inevitably benefit from developing a stronger business acumen for a successful career in any field. Whether you are a journalism student looking to gain management skills, or an engineer that is seeking entrepreneurial fundamentals, or even an art student that wants to combine their passion with marketing and advertising, Smith can help you take your skillset and talents to the next level. All of this comes as no surprise; it is just another extension of the Smith spirit, cultivating everyone’s inherent potential to achieve greatness through focused resources and networks.
This year, the Smith minor program admitted over 220 students from all fields of study. On Sept. 8, 2016, Smith hosted an orientation for these students to introduce them to Smith, the program, and the faculty. Melanie Ashton, assistant director of the undergraduate program at Smith, raised the program’s curtain that evening by giving a quick background on how the program was started three years ago by Smith professors Rajshree Agarwal and Protiti Dastidar. Melanie then went on to introduce the faculty and student ambassadors present that evening, as well as SUSA Representative CeCe Ukejianya, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Program Manager Chris Rehkamp, the Center for Social Value Creation champion Kirsten Craft, and the University Career Center and the President’s Promise Assistant Director Rebecca Weir. After a handful of presentations from Smith School representatives, the evening shifted into an informal networking event, in order to, as always, give the students a chance to connect with faculty and staff on a personal level.
Currently, the Smith minor program features three minors: business analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship, and general business. Tessa Trach, senior broadcast journalism major and general business minor explained the importance of having a business minor as a journalism major, in that “no matter where you work, you need to know the business that goes behind your craft. But its not just about the numbers and the data, its also about the people.” Tessa is already getting some hands-on experience with her business courses: “In my marketing class, we had to make our own website, and I finally got the chance to showcase my videos, which will look really good when I’m applying for internships and jobs.” Tessa took charge of her education and managed to synthesize her passion and the business that bellies it by combining journalism and raw management and marketing skills and putting them to the test.
Another student, Sheida Gholamimehrabadi, accounting major, and innovation and entrepreneurship minor, is looking to innovate within the field of accounting, and perhaps change the rules. While most accounting students will go with the grain, Sheida has taken charge of her career and is looking to combine her skills in accounting with her passion for creative enterprise. “I’m passionate about innovating within a company, and changing the way the company thinks and operates. Innovation doesn’t have to be huge world changes; smaller-scale innovations are just as crucial,” says Sheida.
The Smith minor program embraces the entrepreneurial spirit, even if your minor isn’t innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s more of a way of thinking, rather than a form of doing. Chris Rehkamp, the Student and Venture Programs Manager at Dingman is making sure students take advantage of their entrepreneurial potential. “There is not enough focus on the interconnectivity among people’s passions. At Dingman, we try to bring out your talents and help you apply them to starting a venture.” Chris, who has previously worked at incubators, knows exactly what it takes to transform an idea into a business.
If you look at the movers and shakers of the entrepreneurial world, you’ll find many of them hold no business degrees to boast. In fact, a lot of them are computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, artists, musicians, doctors, and so on. But what allowed them to leverage their skillset was having a sharp, opportunistic, business mindset, and that is what the Smith minor program is set on achieving. So what are you waiting for? Pick up a minor today, and become a major influencer for the rest of your life.
For more information about minoring in business, visit the Smith minors website.

University Career Center Events for BSOS Students

Upcoming Networking Events

Tuesday, September 27, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom
The Law, Legal & Nonprofit Networking Night connects current students with UMD alumni and employers working in the legal, law enforcement, or nonprofit field in a variety of positions throughout the DC Metro area. 
Prepare today by reviewing these tips for networking!
RSVP link

Presented by Morgan Stanley
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Representatives from Morgan Stanley are leading a workshop to share tips and best practices for marketing yourself at employer and networking events. If you are planning to attend the Economics Networking Night, this workshop is strongly recommended for you!
RSVP link

Save the date:
Tuesday, October 5, 2016 – 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom
The Economics Networking Night connects students majoring in economics with UMD alumni and employers working in the areas of applied economics research, policy, financial services, and consulting organizations throughout the DC Metro area. 

Upcoming Job and Internship Events
Monday, September 26, 2016 – 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Accenture executives will provide students with assistance to help prepare them for the interview process, including best practices, structure and tips. Attendees will learn about Behavioral, Case, and Confirming interviews.
RSVP link

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? At this event, we’ll discuss:
1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field
RSVP link

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 11:30am-2:30pm
Location: Stamp Student Union. Atrium
Are you interested in finding a part-time job, internship, or research opportunity on campus? Meet with 30 campus offices and organizations about the wealth of experiential learning and employment opportunities the University of Maryland has to offer. Terportunity Carnival will also feature caricature artists, prizes and ice cream from the Maryland Dairy!

Friday, September 30, 2016 – 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
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. And, stop by Photo Fridays taking place before and after the event for a free professional headshot!
RSVP link

Upcoming Information Sessions
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at the Information Session to learn about Volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.
RSVP link

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 6:00pm-7;00pm
Location: 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing
Join us to explore the option of a consulting career. We will discuss a variety of aspects to determine if consulting is a good fit for you, such as current consulting opportunities, required qualifications, what the consulting lifestyle is like, and how you can present your skills to employers.
RSVP link

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm |  Van Munching Hall, Room 1336
The presentation will be a valuable opportunity to learn more about the 2017 Operations and Finance Full Time Analyst Programs in Baltimore and the type of work that we do. You will also have the chance to meet members of the Baltimore team who are creating change at Morgan Stanley and hear first-hand why they believe our culture is the real differentiator. All majors encouraged to attend!
RSVP link

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Van Munching Hall, Room 1505
Come learn more about IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) Public Sector team and what it’s like to work as a Consultant at a company where your ideas can help change the world. Feel free to bring your resume and any questions that you may have about IBM job opportunities or the application and interview process.  This event is open to all majors and degrees (Grad and Undergrad).  Food and drinks will be served!
Space is limited and RSVP is required

The following organizations have deadlines for On-Campus Interviews approaching this week. Log into Careers4Terps and click “Search On-Campus Interviews” under the “Shortcut” links to read more. Note- the positions will only appear if you meet the criteria the employer sets (i.e. class year).

  • Stifel Financial Corp.- Equity Research Summer Associate (9-20)
  • CNA Insurance- Underwriting Trainee (9-22)
  • DataLab USA- Data Analyst/Entry-level Technical Designer/Programmer/Business Systems and Analyst/SQL Developer (9-22)
  • Accenture- Technology Analyst/Software Engineering Analyst/Management Consulting Analyst (9-23)
  • T. Rowe Price Associates- Investment Fellowship (9-23)
  • Unum- Sales Consultant Trainee (9-23)
  • PNC Financial Services- Corporate & Institutional Banking Development Program (9-23)
  • Foresters Financial- Financial Rep Internship (9-23)
  • Macy’s, Inc.- Executive Development Program – Store Management; Internship (9-26)
  • Morgan Stanley- 2017 Operations Full-time Analyst Program (9-27)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch - GBAM Wholesale Credit, Summer Analyst (9-28)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton- 2017 Summer Games Internship, Data Analyst, Management and Security Consultant (9-28)
  • PNC Financial Services- Asset Management Group- Program Analyst, Associate (9-28)
  • NewDay USA- Credit Analyst, Accountant Executive, Underwriter Program (9-29)
  • Cambridge Associates- Jr. Operations Associate (9-29)

Apply Now for Spring Internships at START!

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is looking for interns for the Spring 2017 semester! Students from any institution with any major may apply. Current and recently graduated undergraduates, graduate students, and Ph.D. students are eligible. During the internship, interns will receive mentoring, training, and the opportunity to participate in many professional development activities. START will work with academic institutions to enable students to undertake the internship for credit. Internships are unpaid and students must be able to work at START Headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Please visit our website for more information about our projects and to access the application form: deadline to apply is Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 11:59pm.

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) was established in 2005 as a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, tasked with utilizing state-of-the-art theories, methods, and data from the social and behavioral sciences to improve the understanding of the origins, dynamics, and social and psychological impacts of terrorism. START was funded by an initial $12 million grant from DHS to complete projects in the research areas of terrorist group formation and recruitment, terrorist group persistence and dynamics, and societal responses to terrorist threats and attacks.

Inquiries regarding the application form or general questions about our internships should be directed to

Support Services for International Students

International Student Support Group
International Student Support Group is a group that is designated for international students only. The group provides a safe and comfortable space for international students to (a) meet other international students, (b) discuss issues that are rarely talked about in the classroom, and (c) practice English in a less intimidating environment. The group meets weekly for 90 minutes at Shoemaker Building. This group requires the group members to participate in the group regularly for one semester as the consistency of your presence and participation in the group has proven to be helpful for deeper conversation and developing solid friendship and support systems.

The group is only open for 8-10 people for a semester. Due to the limited seats, please contact Dr. Yi-Jiun Lin at for Monday group (5:00-6:30 p.m.) or Dr. Jinhee Kang for Wednesday group (6:00-7:30 p.m.) as soon as possible if you are interested in the group. When you contact Dr. Lin or Dr. Kang, please also include your name, country of origin, major/program, and what you are hoping to get from the group.
Interested in Practicing English and Learning about Different Cultures?
The UMD ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Conversation Program is a student centered community that specifically aims to bring students and community members from diverse cultures together through authentic language learning/teaching and cultural exchange. For ten weeks during the Fall 2016 semester, participants meet with their fluent English speaking volunteer in one-on-one or group sessions. During conversation sessions participants practice their oral English through discussions on various topics and other activities planned by the volunteer.

To learn more, register, or volunteer, visit or

Full Time Job Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

Title: Faculty Specialist 
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Best Consideration Date: October 3, 2016

This position supports the research efforts of two principal investigators studying remote sensing of land cover/land use change and its consequences for climate and biodiversity.

DUTIES: Full time position in the Department of Geographical Sciences responsible for coordinating international research collaborations including assisting in the logistical planning of scientific meetings, workshops, meetings and conferences, and overseeing travel arrangements; maintaining the projects’ research profiles on departmental website; editing technical reports and papers; assisting in vital communication between coresearchers, sponsors, and collaborative organizations; assisting the project directors in administering the projects by collecting information on future funding opportunities, formulating and monitoring project budgets, assisting in proposal preparation, coordinate and supervise the arrangements for all foreign visitors and interns working on the various research projects, as well as various other tasks as required for the smooth functioning of large research projects. Details about Global Land Analysis and Discovery Laboratory can be found at

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Preference will be given for candidates with a degree in a scientific discipline related to the project’s areas of concern. Appropriate experience working on research projects (2 or more years) is preferred. Prior experience should demonstrate the ability to assist in maintaining relationships with collaborators and to participate as a member of a diverse research team, the use of computer software applications for such tasks as web site maintenance, spreadsheet design and maintenance, and project planning and management.

Candidate should be highly organized, accurate, detail oriented and possess demonstrated ability to share knowledge through verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should be a proactive and creative problem solver with the ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and shifting priorities while ensuring deadlines are met.

To Apply:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair

This is a reminder to mark your calendars for this semester's Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair!  Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to meet public, private, and non-profit employers in your field!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Midterm Power

The Learning Assistance Service is hosting a Midterm Power event on Wednesday, September 28 from 10 am - 2 pm in the Stamp Atrium.  Midterm Power is designed to provide students with resources and information that will help them prepare for success on midterm exams and projects.  Students will be able to visit various stations to get information about time management, study skills, test taking skills, math learning, and mindfulness.  Representatives from campus academic advising units, academic support units and Recreation and Wellness will be also be available to provide resources.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Opportunity for Students - Lessons From Abroad

If you have recently studied, interned, volunteered, or worked abroad, you are invited to the Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference! This is a career development and networking opportunity designed to help you leverage your time abroad on the job and internship market - sessions will include information on internationalizing graduate school, using second language skills, individual resume critiques for all attendees, and more.
Key facts:
The Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference will take place on Saturday, October 1st 2016, hosted at The Event Space in Shaw (641 S Street NW, Washington, DC).

· Meet other recent study abroad returnees from all over the greater Washington, D.C. area
· Hear from dynamic professionals about their experiences abroad
· Learn how to talk about your newly acquired global skills in a job interview
· Discover how you can work or study abroad after graduation
· Network with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs
· Get your resume personally reviewed by career professionals and those with international work experience
This is a great opportunity to network with other students and professionals. We ask that you dress business casual and bring several copies of your resume. The outline of the conference schedule is listed below to give you an idea of how the conference will be structured.

Online registration is available here. The Registration fee, which includes lunch and snack, is only $15.00 for students! You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

9:30am-10:00am Check-in and Resume Critique Registration
10:00am-10:30am Welcome and Introduction Activities
10:30am-11:20am Le Retour Video and Discussion
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions
11:30am-4:50pm Resume Critiques
12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch Group A
1:15pm-2:00pm Lunch Group B
12:30pm-2:30pm Opportunities Fair
2:40pm-3:40pm Concurrent Sessions
3:40pm-3:50pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:50pm-4:50pm Concurrent Sessions
4:55pm-5:30pm Closing Remarks
We hope to see you there!
The Lessons From Abroad Greater DC Area Planning Committee

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Words of Engagement: An Intergroup Dialogue Program

Words of Engagement: An Intergroup Dialogue Program is an initiative of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.  It brings together groups of students from various social identity groups with a history of tension or conflict between them.  Facilitated by trained and experienced facilitators, participants confront those tensions in order to build bridges across groups.

This program is offering several 7 week, 1 credit courses.

Please follow the link below to view the course listing:

BSST399K Now Open to All Students

An interesting one credit class is currently available to students - BSST399K: Introduction to Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat. It’s a one-credit, every-other-Thursday afternoon course taught by START’s Executive Director, Bill Braniff.

It’s a great course, and a great way for students to get to know START, our research, and our programs. Could be particularly interesting for those interested in Geospatial Intelligence!