The BSOS Career Planning unit, in partnership with the University Career Center, is focused on providing customized services and resources for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences students. Career & Internship Fairs Fall 2020

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS/PROGRAMS    

Professional Development series
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A Seat at the Table: Stories and Lessons from UMD Alumni (Virtual)
Wednesday, September 30 | 12- 1 pm
A Seat at the Table: Stories and Lessons from UMD Alumni is a new series featuring alumni from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, representing an array of industries and organizations

Careers4Terps (C4T) Training Series 
 Wednesday, September 30 • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Learn how to use Careers4Terps in 30 minutes to access 100's of openings. In a down economy, organizations hire based on referrals and connections. Attend this session to explore the employers how use C4T to recruit for their openings.

Job Offer/Salary Negotiation Workshop 
Monday, October 5 • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm |  Employer representatives will share tips on evaluating job offers and best practices for salary negotiation. Students will then have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Black Disabled Lives Matter
 Monday, October 5 • 5 - 6:30 pm |  Virtual Event
During the recent surge of activism by Black Lives Matter, Black people with disabilities have insisted that there is no justice without disability inclusion.

Intern for a day lite

 

Intern for a Day Lite: Mandatory Student Orientation
Opens: October 5th- 11th  |  go.umd.edu/IFAD
Complete a mandatory 20-minute online orientation to prepare for the informational interview during this time. A direct link to the orientation will be provided on go.umd.edu/IFAD when it becomes available. Students who complete the mandatory orientation will receive a link to the Intern for a Day Lite application on Monday, October 12, 2020.  

Virtual Hiring Tools Explained
Tuesday, October 6 • 4:30 - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Learn about some of the virtual hiring tools employers use, why they use them and best practices for completing them.

International Students' Job Search Strategies: Advice from a Former Recruiter  
Wednesday, October 7 •  12 - 2 pm |  Virtual Event
Helping international students understand the business reasons behind the barriers they face in finding U.S. employment.

Building an A+ LinkedIn Profile (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 14 - 12- 1 pm
What makes a LinkedIn profile that catches recruiters' attention? Which sections are the most important for establishing a personal brand? Should you upload your resume on LinkedIn? In this fast-paced session, we'll dissect each element of the profile (Headshot, Headline, About Section, etc.), how to optimize each section, and explore how to measure your progress. 

Disclosure and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and Neurodiverse Students
 Wednesday, October 14 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm |  Virtual Event

Your Virtual Presence/Building your Brand
 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Details to come. 

PREPARE TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL POSITIONS

Federal Interview Techniques
 Wednesday, September 30 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Information during this session will include interview preparation, coverage, delivery methods, types of questions and how to respond, as well as other considerations.

Workforce Recruitment Program Session
 Friday, October 2, 2020 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm |  Virtual Event
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects Federal Government and select private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through paid summer or permanent jobs.

Workforce Recruitment Program Session
 Thursday, October 8, 2020 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm |  Virtual Event
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects Federal Government and select private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through paid summer or permanent jobs.

Federal Govt Security Clearance Process
 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Details to come. 

PREPARE FOR CONSULTING ROLES 

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Interviewing for Consulting during COVID: Revamping the Case Interview 
Tuesday, September 29 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Join representatives from Accenture Federal Services to learn how some consulting firms are changing their interview process to accommodate an all-virtual interview experience.

Bates White Economic Consulting Information Session
Wednesday, September 30 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Join us to learn what differentiates economic consulting from other consulting fields, what makes Bates White a great place to work, and tips to succeed in the application and interview process.

Bates White Economic Consulting Case Workshop
Tuesday, October 6 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Join us as we walk through a sample case interview and discuss what to expect from an interview at Bates White and how to succeed.

Bates White Economic Consulting Case Workshop
Monday, October 12 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Join us as we walk through a sample case interview and discuss what to expect from an interview at Bates White and how to succeed.

Explore Career Paths

Careers in Allied Health Panel
Wednesday, September 30 • 5 - 6 pm |  Virtual Event 
Interested in working as a healthcare practitioner? Have you given thought to working in the allied health field? Come to a career panel to hear from healthcare practitioners like nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, and physical therapists, etc.

BSOS Career Chats
Register for one or all of them. 

Careers in Child Services Panel
Thursday, October 8 • 4 - 5 pm |  Virtual Event 

This panel will feature four professionals working or interning in a field that services children. Specifically, the panel members will share skills that are salient in this area, experiences that helped them with their career, and will entry level job tips.

Careers in Data Science and Data Analytics Panel
 Wednesday, October 7 • 4 - 5 pm |  Virtual Event
 Interested in a career managing and analyzing data? Attend this event!

Careers in Health Psychology Panel 
Thursday, October 15 • 3 - 4 pm |  Virtual Event 
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in this field. Gain inside knowledge by learning what skills are salient in this area, entry level and graduate level job titles, and gain entry level job tips.

Careers in Environmental Justice Panel
Wednesday, October 14 • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm |  Virtual Event
Environmental justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Students attending this virtual event will hear and learn from a variety of professionals working within environmental justice. Students will also get the opportunity to network and learn about potential volunteer, internship and job opportunities.

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

Meet Employers

DC Energy Virtual Office Hours - Investment Analyst role
Friday, September 25 • 10 am - 12 pm |  Virtual Event
Please join us for a short, relaxed session to learn more about DC Energy. This event is structured as an office hours where you can meet some members of our firm and ask any questions you may have. Rather than targeting candidates with specific experience, we are seeking bright, motivated individuals interested in solving complex problems and making decisions. Although an interest in finance, energy and coding are indicators of one's potential fit at DC Energy, we do not require any specific knowledge. We have an intensive training course for all individuals who join the firm.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Information Session
Wednesday, September 30 • 3 - 4 pm |  Virtual Event
The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, provides the nation with a safe, flexible and stable monetary and financial system. We represent the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, an independent federal agency, based in Washington, DC. We invite you to hear about career opportunities at the Board, for individuals with backgrounds in economics, finance, accounting, business, computer science, IT, statistics, data analytics, government, cybersecurity, communications, library science, or political science. We will also discuss our summer internship program and our research assistant program.

Amazon Operations Information Session
 Thursday, October 1 • 5 - 6 pm |  Virtual Event
Come learn about opportunities within Amazon's Operations network! We have local openings as well as opportunities nationwide. We are looking for bright, adaptable, emerging leaders willing to overcome and succeed in a fast paced, high energy environment. We are seeking all majors and no previous industry experience is required

Careers With The American Psychological Association
Friday, October 2 • 12 - 1 pm |  Virtual Event
A Human Resources Professional from the American Psychological Association is hosting an information session for UMD Students to learn more about career opportunities with the APA. All majors and class levels are welcome to attend, but PSYC majors will find this opportunity especially helpful.

CIA Virtual Office Hours (via telephone)
October 6 •  9 am - 3 p.m., RSVP required. 
If you're interested in learning more about careers at the CIA and the application process, schedule a 30-minute telephone appointment with one of their recruiters! As these slots are limited, please only sign up if you KNOW you are able to commit to the time/date selected to give all students an equal chance to talk with the recruiter.

Urban Institute Information Session
 Wednesday, October 14 • 12 - 12:40 pm |  Virtual Event
Students from all academic disciplines with an interest in research or policy are welcome  Attend the session to learn about our paid, 10-week internship program and entry-level opportunities for recent graduates. 
 

Sheppard Pratt Employer Information Session
Thursday, November 5 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |  Virtual Event
Join Stephanie Coakley, Human Resources Coordinator, and learn about Sheppard Pratt’s: programs, services, volunteer, internship and career opportunities | Sheppard Pratt is currently the nation’s largest non-profit private provider of mental health, substance use, special education, developmental disability, and social services. The health system has over 160 programs in 16 counties throughout the State of Maryland.

Virtual Career Shuttle: International Rescue Committee
 Friday, November 6 • 12 - 1 pm |  Virtual Event
Join us for a Virtual Site Visit to the IRC. The IRC offers a variety of internships (currently virtual) in fields including: Anti-trafficking/Intensive Case Management, Asylee Casework, Career Development, Cultural Orientation & Casework, Economic Empowerment, Family Mentor, Immigration, Intake-Outreach/Q&A, Logistics, Logistics & Casework, Refugee Casework, Youth Casework and Youth Development. You can learn more about all opportunities with the International Rescue Committee here.

FAIRS/NETWORKING EVENTS            

Applied Economics Career & Networking Fair
Tuesday, September 29 • 4- 6 pm |  A bi-annual recruiting/networking event with alumni and hiring managers for UMD undergraduate and professional master's degree students in economics.  Employers will be seeking to fill full-time, part-time, and internship positions in applied economics, consulting, business, policy, and financial analysis.  

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ENSP Career Exploration Night
 Wednesday, September 30 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm |  Virtual Event
students will have the opportunity to learn about exciting careers within environmental science and/or policy while speed networking and interacting with alumni and professionals.

APSIA Online Graduate School Fair
September 30  • 11 am-1:30 pm
Whether you’ve just started your search or have a shortlist in mind, representatives of APSIA's top international affairs and public policy graduate schools can help you navigate the admissions process. 

Government Meetup: Policy, Justice and Law
Friday, October 9 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meet with employers recruiting in this area to apply for job and internship openings. 

Language Career & Internship Fair
October 14 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Do you speak another language? Do you want to teach English, work, or intern abroad? Interested in international issues? Don't miss the 11th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair!  Connect with organizations looking to hire for part-time, internship, and full-time positions in these fields and learn how to build your experience on our campus. 

Public Health Career Expo
November 4 • 12 - 2 pm |  Virtual Event
Don’t miss the 26th annual SPH Career Expo. This career expo invites all undergraduate and graduate students to learn about potential internship and job opportunities in the fields of Public Health Science, Kinesiology, Family Science, Community Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Services Administration. Many government, nonprofit and private sector employers will attend. Additionally, many of the region’s graduate school programs will have representation at the Expo.

Creative Meetup: Graphic Design
Friday, November 13 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm |  Virtual Event

 

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