The Career Planning team in BSOS will be hosting industry specific chat sessions to connect alumni/employers with BSOS majors over Zoom. Career chats

Attend these short virtual sessions to, 

  • learn about a new career field;
  • make a new contact;
  • gain application tips for your industry of interest.

Each Chat will last around 30-minutes and the format will be informal. Students will have the option to talk with professionals through the Zoom chat feature or unmute themselves to pose questions. Questions about the Career Chats? Please email bsoscareers [at] umd [dot] edu

Hosted by the Joel and Kim Feller BSOS Advising & Career Planning office. 


BSOS Career Chats Fall 2020 Schedule 

Click the box below and use your UMD email address to register for each Chat.



Career Area: Financial Analysis

September 30th @ 12 pm

Christian is currently an Operations Analyst at Morgan Stanley. He previously studied and graduated from the University of Maryland in 2020 with a degree in Economics (BA). Christian works in Wealth Management and Private Banking Operations in Baltimore and has previous experiences in Property Management and in the Restaurant Industry. 

CAREER AREA: Financial Analysis

Career Area: International Development

October 6th @ 4 pm

Maggie is currently a Manager at Chemonics International, recently promoted from her previous role as an Associate. Her previous experiences include serving as a Congressional Intern, an (amazing!) BSOS Peer Advisor, and a Research Assistant at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management.

Read more about career options in International Development: International Affairs Resources

C4T, Resources > Industry Notes: Chemonics

Career Area: Federal Government/Legal 

October 13th @ 4 pm

Nikkia graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2006 with a BA in Communication Studies. She graduated from Howard University School of Law in May 2009. She has been licensed to practice law in Virginia since 2009. She worked as an Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges from 2009-2012 prior to joining the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CAREER AREA: Federal Government & Law

Career Area: Geographic Information System

October 14th @ 4 pm

Caroline is currently a GIS Analyst at Mead & Hunt, where her main job responsibilities are transportation planning and environmental permitting.  As a participant in the GEOG 5-Year Master's program, her graduate school experiences include Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Data Management Analyst, and Academic Advisor. Caroline's undergraduate experiences include BSOS Peer Advisor and Office of Sustainability intern. 


Career Area: Research

October 21st @ 4 pm

Kadeem Khan graduated from UMD in 2015 majoring in Govt and Politics. His first job was a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank in the Poverty and Equity Practice. After his time at the WB, he earned a Masters in City Planning at MIT in 2019. His current role is an Associate Research Manager on Facebook's Data for Good team.


Career Area: Data Science

October 28th @ 4 pm

Erica is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at UMD. She has over two years of experience at Fannie Mae as a Quantitative Analyst and a Financial Engineer and has gained experience as a Research Assistant in the UMD Economics department as an undergraduate student. Other undergraduate experiences include an internship with NASA and the FDIC!  

CAREER AREA: Data Science

Career Area: Legal

November 3rd @ 12 pm

July 2016, I began my internship as a Program Support Trainee with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of Information and Technology Management. As a Program Support Trainee, my main responsibility was to coordinate language services requests for the division. Throughout my time with the Criminal Division, I had the opportunity to work on cybersecurity policies and serve on the selection committee for the new language services contract.

Once I graduated, I transferred to the Environment and Natural Resources Division of DOJ, where I served as a legal assistant. My role was primarily administrative, however I gained firsthand experience in the life of an attorney.  A few months into my position, I decided that I wanted to attend law school and began to study for the LSAT. Currently, I am a student at Villanova Law. 


Career Area: Economics

November 10th @ 3 pm

Morgan Williams graduated from the University of Maryland in May 2020 with a degree in Economics (BA). She now lives in Paris, France while working as a Young Associate at the OECD - OCDE in the Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs Directorate. Specifically, she supports economists on the Future of Work team as they identify policies that will make the labor market more inclusive for low- and middle-skilled workers in a dynamic global economy. At the University of Maryland, Morgan was involved in the FIRE Program, Federal Fellows Program, the BA/MPP Program, and was a teaching assistant for ECON305 and ECON 422. She had internships at IPSOS, The US Census Bureau, The Coalition on Human Needs, and on political campaigns. She hopes to share advice with students who are interested in pursuing a career in research but are unaware of what options there are. 

CAREER AREA: Economics