Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Online Information Session
Saha Global
Come learn about Saha Global Positions in Ghana
Free, online info session Wednesday, October 5th
Registration open and limited: REGISTER HERE
Durable design. Community ownership. Sustainable impact. But don't take our word for it...
RSVP to learn more about opportunities in Ghana with Saha's Global Leadership Program. Join Saha's Founder & Executive Director Kate Cincotta to hear about:
  • Working with a rural community to build a clean water OR solar electricity business
  • Training local women entrepreneurs how to run it
  • Educating hundreds of families about the benefits of clean water and green energy
To learn more or apply by Oct 26th visit www.sahaglobal.org
Over the past 8 years, Saha has worked with 400 students and young professionals to develop leadership skills and learn about international development, environmental sustainability, and public health, while building community access to clean water and electricity for rural villages in Ghana by training local entrepreneurs how to set up sustainable water and solar businesses.
Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships
Garden Club of America
Each year The Garden Club of America extends an invitation to qualified students at the undergraduate and post graduate levels to apply for one of our 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards. These scholarship offerings fund the study of diverse subjects in the areas of botany, ecology, horticulture, the environment and more. In 2016, 83 awards were made to students studying in the U.S. and abroad.

The GCA website at
www.gcamerica.org/scholarships provides a comprehensive listing of scholarship offerings, application requirements, deadlines and funding levels as well as information on previous scholarship recipients.
Please consider applying for these scholarship offerings:
  • Summer scholarships in field botany for undergraduate and graduate students
  • A scholarship for graduate study in public horticulture
  • A fellowship to study pollinator decline
  • An award to fund graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to arid landscapes
  • A fellowship in urban forestry
  • An offering in summer environmental studies for residents of New Jersey or non-residents studying in New Jersey
  • A fellowship in ecological restoration
  • Regional scholarships for undergraduates or graduate students who wish to pursue the study of horticulture and related subjects
  • Awards for summer environmental studies to undergraduates following their freshman, sophomore or junior years
  • A scholarship to study the habitat of threatened or endangered native birds of the U.S.
  • A grant for graduate students to conduct field research on biology and management of rare flora
  • A scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students for the study abroad of tropical horticulture and botany
  • A fellowship in garden history and design
  • An internship in garden history and design with a preference given to those who want to intern at the Smithsonian
  • A summer scholarship in medicinal botany primarily for undergraduate students
  • A fellowship in medicinal botany
  • Awards in tropical botany for Ph.D. candidates to pursue independent field study
  • Funding to assist graduate students for field work and research in coastal wetland studies
  • A fellowship in landscape architecture at the American Academy in Rome
  • Scholarships for graduate study in horticulture and landscape architecture in Great Britain
For additional information, email
It's Homecoming week!!
Check out all the happenings this week at homecoming.umd.edu
Spirit Days
Here is your chance to show off your best Maryland-colored outfits! We will be holding Spirit Days once again and encourage you to join us in celebrating each of the four colors in the days leading up to the big game on Saturday. Below you will find the schedule of the colors:
Monday, September 26th: GOLD
Tuesday, September 27th: BLACK
Wednesday, September 28th: WHITE
Thursday, September 29th: RED
Friday, September 30th: ALL MARYLAND COLORS
Homecoming 5K Fun RunJoin University Recreation & Wellness at the Active Terp Glow on the Greens 5K Homecoming Fun Run event being held at the University of Maryland Golf Course on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:15pm!  $30 includes an event t-shirt and all glow materials. The fun run is open to all ages of runners/ walkers, strollers are prohibited.

Registration is open at: 
SEE Presents: Homecoming Comedy Show ft. T.J. Miller, with very special guest Damon Wayans Jr.
Silicon Valley's own T.J. Miller is headlining SEE's annual Homecoming Comedy Show with very special guest Damon Wayans Jr.! The Homecoming Comedy Show will take place on Thursday, September 29th,  at the Xfinity Center. Invite your friends and enjoy this fun-filled night of comedy! 
Tickets are on sale at umdtickets.com and at the ticket office in The Stamp (Adele H. Stamp Student Union). Staff/student floor tickets are $15 and staff/student bowl tickets are $10. General public floor tickets are $40 and general public bowl tickets are $30.

Terp CarnivalWe encourage you to join us from 4-8pm on Friday, September 30th at the McKeldin Mall for  a gold, black, white, and red themed carnival! We will have inflatables, carnival games, a beer garden (for those 21+), student performances, and fireworks and laser light show over the McKeldin Library to cap the night off. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Got a possible career in mind? Check it out!

Intern for a Day

Intern for a Day connects undergraduates with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences.  This fall, we have 200+ hosts with 550+ possible shadowing placements in a wide variety of fields and industries!
In order to be considered as an intern, students must attend a short, 30-minute orientation session which covers the application process, workplace etiquette, appropriate dress, professional correspondence and more.  There are eight (8) orientation sessions available to attend from October 3-October 6, 2016.  

Please click on the date and time of the orientation session that works best with your schedule to RSVP.   All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing).

Fall 2016 Intern for a Day Orientation options are: 
Students will receive the internship application via email after attending their orientation session.  Students who have previously participated in Intern for a Day also need to attend an orientation session.  

The Intern for a Day application deadline is Sunday, October 9 at 11:59 p.m.

Most questions about the Intern for a Day program will be addressed during the mandatory orientation or at go.umd.edu/InternForADay   For immediate questions, contact ifad@umd.edu.

Don't complain...


Find out how and by when to register to vote.

  • In Maryland, you may register online by October 18 or in person by November 3 to be eligible to vote on November 8.
  • Find your home state here.

Learn about Early Voting and/or Absentee Ballots, and use them if needed.  

  • Do not assume your faculty will excuse you from class so you can run home to vote! 

Learn about your candidate's position on issues important to you. 

Need more information about how to vote? Go to:  https://vote.usa.gov/
Post-Graduation Planning
ENSP Majors:
Do you have questions about post-graduation planning?
If you are interested in general advice on post-graduation planning, Professor Joanna Goger, a senior lecturer in ENSP, is available to meet with you on Wednesdays this semester between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Please e-mail Professor Goger at jgoger@umd.edu if you are interested in setting up a meeting. In your e-mail, please provide:
  1. Your planned graduation month/year (priority will be given to those students graduating in December 2016 and May 2017)
  2. 3 time slots (include date and time) that you are available on Wednesdays this semester between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. If you are not available during this time, we can choose an alternate date and time.
  3. A two-sentence description of what you think you might like to do after graduation; and
  4. at least one question that you would like answered at the meeting. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

ENSP alumni, reunited!

ENSP Terps are everywhere!  Dustin Picard (Marine & Coastal, '13) and Megan Hepner (Politics and Policy, '12) recently ran into eachother at a coral spawning cruise at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico!!   Dustin is a NOAA Corp and is currently stationed at the Sanctuary and Megan is collaborating with the National Marine Sanctuaries as part of the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network project. 

photo courtesy of Megan Hepner

We're always excited to hear how our alumni are doing and are thrilled to see Dustin and Megan doing so well! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Law, Legal & Nonprofit Networking Night

Tuesday, September 27
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom
RSVP athttp://careers.umd.edu/event/law-legal-nonprofit-networking-night  

The Law, Legal & Nonprofit Networking Night connects you with UMD alumni and employers working in the legal, law enforcement, or nonprofit field in a variety of positions throughout the DC Metro area.  You will:

  • Make connections in your field of interest;
  • Learn how to network and job search effectively in Washington, D.C.;
  • Market your skills and potentially identify internship and job openings.

Professionals will be available to chat individually with you. Over 60% of job seekers cite networking as the most successful strategy when gathering career path information as well as to identify job leads, so don't miss this amazing event.

Limited spots are available so learn more and RSVP today at: 
http://careers.umd.edu/event/law-legal-nonprofit-networking-night  Freshman, sophomore and junior level students are especially encouraged to attend.

Contact: University Career Center 301-314-7239, or aomontague@gmail.com 

Peace Corps Information Session

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.

Contact: University Career Center 301-314-7239, or  aomontague@gmail.com 

Career Events
University Career Center & the President's Promise

There are a number of upcoming UCC events for students, including opportunities to network, learn about different industries, prepare their application materials and even interview on campus with several organizations, such as:
  • Law, Legal and Nonprofit Networking Night
  • How to Find an Internship
  • Terportunity Carnival
  • Peace Corps Information Session
To find more events offered by the UCC, visit: http://careers.umd.edu/events-calendar
Meeting Invitation for Students
Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO)

ASTSWMO is a non-profit environmental trade association representing the waste, materials management, restoration, clean-up and pollution prevention programs of the 50 States, five Territories and the District of Columbia (States) and are located in Washington, DC.

They will be holding their next membership meeting on October 27-28 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. As part of ASTSWMO’s strategic plan, they have started to focus on establishing relationships with university faculty, students and researchers to collaborate on issues of mutual interest.

For this reason, they are inviting students that are majoring in the environmental sciences and engineering attend their annual meeting - no registration fee required!

If you are interested in attending, please email Dania Rodriguez at daniar@astswmo.org

To learn more, please visit: website: http://astswmo.org/
Entrepreneurship, Environmentalism and Empathy

Tim WilliamsonENST Research Associate, will be giving an Environmental Science & Technology Seminar entitled, "Entrepreneurship, Environmentalism, and Empathy". Tim has an insightful tale to spin, including time in I-Corps, delivering Fearless Ideas instruction, prototyping in the Ecosystem Engineering Design Lab and talking to 100's of customers in DC, MD, VA, TX, FL and elsewhere. 
Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Animal Science Building, room 0408

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (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 the following website for more information about our projects and to access the application form:https://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships.
The 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 internships@start.umd.edu.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Volunteers Needed
Terps Against Hunger

On Sunday, September 25th, Terps Against Hunger will be hosting UMD’s 3rd annual Homecoming Service Event. The organization will be bringing together over 2,000 volunteers to package 400,000 meals. All of the meals packaged during this event will be donated locally, to support hungry children and families in the DC-Metro area. Distribution partners include: Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Manna Food Center, Miriam’s Kitchen, Shepard’s Table, Nourish Now, and more.

The meal packaging process is both fun and simple, bringing UMD students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents/families, and local community members together around tables to serve an important need. 1 in 5 children in the DC area live in food insecure households, and on Sept. 25th you can be part of reducing the burden of hunger.

Registration can be completed at:

A video recap of last year’s Homecoming event can be viewed at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=DwC0I3Ob9sI
Orientation Staff 2017 Recruitment

Do you love Maryland? Do you love to share your love for UMD with everyone you meet? How do you show your Terp Pride?

Show your Terp Pride by applying to be an Orientation Advisor or Program Registrar!
Throughout the 2017 summer, you will work directly with the incoming students and their families, Orientation Staff, administrators, department heads, deans, and faculty members to assist in the orientation and transitions of new students to the university.

What are the perks??
  • $3000 Stipend
  • $250 in Terrapin Express
  • Summer housing
  • Eppley Recreation Center summer membership
  • Summer parking pass
  • Tons of Terp Swag
  • An unforgettable summer!!!!!
For more information about being an OA or PR and how to apply, visit orientation.umd.edu.
Applications are due IN PERSON in 1102 Cole Field House by Friday, September 30th at 4:30 pm.