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Oct 2, 2015

Interested in a homeland security-related career? Consider training through the START CRED Fellowship!

Have you ever wondered how communities respond to terrorism or work to prevent it? Are you interested in working to prevent radicalization and violent extremism in communities? Then START's Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dialogue (CRED) Fellowship, a comprehensive, two-and-a-half –year, program designed for 4 undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, may be for you! Students will enter the program in the middle of their sophomore years, and the program will last through the end of their senior years. The program is designed to train students to work in homeland security-related positions, especially positions related to community engagement, community resilience, and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Apply by 5pm on October 16, 2015. For more information see the attached flier and this website:

Oct 1, 2015

BSOS Brown Bag Event with psychology professor Dr. Nazish Salahuddin!

BSOS Brown Bag Event- Dr. Nazish Salahuddin 
Wednesday, October 7th 
2:30-3:30 pm (complimentary lunch provided) 
2113 Chincoteague Hall

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council will be holding our first Brown Bag Discussion with Psychology Professor Nazish Salahuddin on Wednesday, October 7th at 2:30pm! If you are interested in clinical or counseling psychology, research, internships, or just have questions about the field of psychology, please come to our discussion where we will have a complimentary lunch.

Dr. Salahuddin is an accomplished researcher who received her Ph.D in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently teaches courses on cross-cultural, counseling, and women’s psychology and has experience with victims of discrimination and trauma. Dr. Salahuddin is a great resource of knowledge particularly in regards to the importance of research in the sciences here at UMD.

Psi Chi Meeting tonight (10/1) in BPS 1103!

Psi Chi Meeting
Tuesday, October 1
6:30 pm
BPS 1103

Psi Chi's 2nd meeting of the semester will take place tonight Thursday, October 1st @ 6:30 pm in BPS 1103. Tonight's meeting will feature a Resume Clinic conducted by a Writing Center professional. Resume building tips and advice will be provided. Non-members are welcome to attend tonight's meeting along with any students who are interested in Psi Chi. FREE pizza will be provided. for further questions email 

Sep 29, 2015

Paid Temporary Research Assistant position with the Smith School of Business Management and Organization Department!

Paid Temporary Research Assistant position 
Smith School of Business
Management and Organization Department

The individual selected for this role will help to run a study conducted by the Management and Organization department within the Smith School of Business.

- 4 to 8 hours per day for a period of three weeks (Oct 12-End Of Semester)
-Interact with study participants
-Note taking
- Willing to travel to Shady Grove campus for 2 weeks

-Background in Psychology preferred
-Conscientiousness and reliability

How To Apply:
Please send your CV and availability no later than, October 10th to Sangeetha Hariharan @

Meet with a PSYC Mentor!

Meet With A PSYC Mentor
Tuesday, October 6
PSYC Advising Office
1121Z Biology-Psychology Building

Are you working on your 4 year academic plan? Do you have questions about classes next semester? Do you just need someone to talk to about the Department of Psychology? On Tuesday, October 6th, from 11:00-2:00, two of our undergraduate student workers will be in the PSYC advising office (1121Z) to answer any questions you might have about being a PSYC Terp. We look forward to seeing you!

Be Employable: Ask a BSOS Intern Event this Thursday, October 1st!

Be Employable: Ask a BSOS Intern Event
Thursday, October 01, 2015 • 3:50 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Event Details:
• Are you too shy to address a question to a panelist when all eyes are on you?
• Would you like the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a BSOS student who has internship experience that interests you, or speed network and talk to each presenter?


University Career Center & The President’s Promise staff will introduce you to the many resources available to you as a Maryland student. The BSOS Internship Coordinator will answer your questions about where other BSOS students have interned in the past and what internships align with your interests. Other BSOS majors will share their successful internships in a broad array of organizations across the public, non-profit, and private sectors.

· Andalman & Flynn (Maryland law firm)
· Cornerstone Montgomery
· The Department of Justice
· The Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
· The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
· Montgomery County Police Department
· The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism – GIS
· Office of Community Engagement (University of Maryland)
· Office of Maryland Senator DeGrange
· Office of US Senator Mikulski
· The Republican National Committee · The Washington Capitals

Don't miss the Active Minds Student Mental Health Panel on October 5th!

Speak Up: A Panel on Mental Health & Disabilities
Active Minds at Maryland
Monday, October 5
6:00 pm
Jimenez 0105

Are you interested in mental health and disabilities? Active Minds at Maryland is presenting "Speak Up: A Panel on Mental Health & Disabilities," where students will discuss how mental health has impacted and molded their college experiences. Come to Jimenez 0105 on Monday, October 5 at 6:00 pm and listen to 4 students share their stories. Q & A will follow afterwards.

Sep 24, 2015

How to Find a Psychology Internship Workshop! Monday, October 19th, 5:00 pm 1140 A-B BPS!

How to Find a Psychology Internship Workshop
Erica Ely, Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise 
Monday, October 19, 2015 
(please note this is a date change from the original announcement)
5:00 pm
Room 1140 A-B
Biology-Psychology Building

Internships are an important part of your UMD academic career and employers and graduate schools look very favorably on these experiences. Plan to attend the Psychology Internship Workshop on Monday, October 19 @ 5:00 pm in Room 1140 A-B in the Bio-Psyc Building. To access BPS 1140 A-B enter the front of BPS, go to the right and walk straight back through Department of Psychology double glass doors. Room will be on your right.

Learn how to explore internship options, narrow down your interests, research internship resources, and make the most of your internship experience. This workshop will specifically focus on broad and diverse internship paths for psychology majors. Hope to see you there!

RSVP for this event at the following link:

Sep 21, 2015

Little Leaves is hiring Part-time ABA Therapists in the Baltimore/DC Area!

Little Leaves Behavioral Services 
Part-time ABA Therapist Positions 
Baltimore, Washington DC, and surrounding communities
Recruitment Flyer

Are you looking for training and field experience in Applied Behavior Analysis? Do you enjoy working with young children? Are you looking for Part-Time work?

If so, then join Team Little Leaves!! We are looking for motivated, dependable people who have a passion for children with special needs to join our home or school based ABA therapy teams. No ABA experience needed, we provide all of the training. For more information about us, visit Little Leaves then email your resume and cover letter to

Sep 16, 2015

George Washington U. Seeking Bilingual (English/Spanish) Part-Time Volunteer Research Assistant

·         We are seeking bilingual (English/Spanish) students interested in gaining research experience in psychological and community-based survey study. 
·         Research assistants (RAs) will work closely with advanced Graduate Students and Research Investigator and will be responsible for the following:
·         work in community based health centers and/or local community events in the Washington DC area to conduct surveys;
·         Transcribe and analyze transcripts of qualitative interviews
·         assist in data entry and analysis;
·         work with other research assistants and staff at the community based center/hospitals;
·         and have excellent organizational skills.

Requirements: Students in Psychology or related field who are committed to working with low-income, community populations. He/she will be working closely with staff at the community based agency and with investigators and research staff at George Washington University. This position requires a minimum of  6-8 hours a week for at least a 6-month commitment.

The Mothers And Babies Project: This research project aims to understand the relationship between social support and depression/anxiety and the transition to parenthood in Spanish-speaking Latina immigrants

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology, medical school, and related areas.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest specifying the position of interest (Volunteer research assistant) and resume to:
Marta Genovez via email at:

For additional information, please call (202) 994-7486.

Walter Reed Brain Assessment Research Lab Internships!

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Brain Assessment Research Lab

Research Interns

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital seeks energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, responsible individuals to work as unpaid interns on a longitudinal clinical research project. This work is conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The research project, directed by Dr. Connie Duncan, involves assessment of brain structure and function in healthy and injured Service Members with mild traumatic brain injury. Patients are followed over time to evaluate clinical outcome, with an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Brain indices include event-related brain potentials, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive performance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scheduling subjects, escorting patients to appointments, data entry, data quality checking, and occasional administrative tasks such as photocopying, test and interview folder assembling, and general cleaning of lab equipment.

Candidates with an excellent academic record, previous research experience and/or experience with Microsoft Excel and data entry are highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment is essential. Candidates who wish to work at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital will need access to a car as it is not easily accessible by public transportation.

This position is ideal for someone who seeks experience in clinical research. The lab requests a commitment of at least 8-10 hours/week during the school year and 15-20 hours/week during the summer months. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, transcript, and completed application by email to the team’s Research Coordinator, Dr. Margeaux Auslander, at

Sep 14, 2015

Intern For A Day

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences. During your visit, you may accompany your host to meetings, participate in informational interviews with other staff members or work on small projects. We hope this short-term experience will help you clarify your career interests and explore the world of work.  In spring 2015, we matched 350+ students with an Intern for a Day host.  A wide variety of career fields and industries are represented in the Intern for a Day program.

In order to be considered for Intern for a Day, you must attend a short, 30-minute orientation session which covers the application process, workplace etiquette, appropriate dress, professional correspondence and more.  There are 6 orientations available to attend during the week of September 21-25, 2015.  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 2015 Intern for a Day Orientation Options:

Fall Career & Internship Fair

This annual event provides students an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship as well as full-time and part-time employment opportunities. September 16th is for STEM majors and September 17th will include employers recruiting for all industries. Attire: business professional. Bring multiple copies of resumes!  Visit employers on the 3rd floor (concourse level) of the XFINITY Center!

The Career & Internship Fair is for all students regardless of your class level. Click the links below to review how to use the Fair to…
·         Explore career paths
·         Research internship options

Need your resume reviewed? The Center is offering several walk-in options (see below) as well as advising appointments.
Transportation: Shuttle buses are provided to XFINITY for all attendees. Buses will run on continuous loops. See Shuttle Schedule for arrival times.

Career Fair Prep Walk-In Hours for All Majors
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing – University Career Center & The President’s Promise
(Printed resume required for critique!)
Monday, September 14 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
*One employer/organization will be invited to participate in the walk-ins each day.

Walk-In Hours, Career Fair Prep for BSOS Majors
Wednesday, September 16, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
2148 Tydings Hall – University Career Center @ BSOS

Employer Mock Interview Clinic
Tuesday, September 29, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing – University Career Center & The President’s Promise
You can sign up in Careers4Terps under job #124608!

Sep 10, 2015

Participate in the BSOS Undergraduate-Graduate Mentoring Program!

Is graduate school the right option for you? How do you get research experience, take full advantage of classes, ensure high-quality letters of recommendation, identify potential graduate programs and mentors? An informal meeting with a graduate mentor can provide first hand advice.

Schedule for Fall 2015

September 8, 2015 - Deadline for graduate students to sign up
September 15, 2015 - Deadline for undergraduate students to sign up
September 22, 2015 - Mentors and Mentees will be introduced to each to other via email
October 5, 2014 – Mentor Training
October 6-30, 2015 - Mentorship Weeks when mentors and mentees will meet
November 5-20, 2015 - Mentors and Mentees login with feedback

We will enroll students in the BSOS Mentoring Program until the slots for the semester are full on a first-come basis. Second year (sophomore) students will be given first preference followed by Third year (junior) students.

If you are interested, please sign up here:

For questions, please contact us at

Research Assistants needed for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab!

Research Assistant Positions 
Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory investigates brain networks underlying emotion and cognition using EEG, MRI, and other psychophysiological measures. The lab works to understand how functional brain activity is disrupted for clinical problems such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and aggression, as well as how such brain activity be changed through treatment. This work is relevant to students interested in various areas of psychology, such as clinical, cognitive, forensic, physiological, social, and developmental, as well as students with basic science interests in the brain, such as biology, neuroscience, and engineering.

-Data collection in Brain Physiology (EEG, MRI) and Peripheral Physiology (skin conductance, heart rate, EMG, startle blink)
-Signal processing training
-Statistical data analysis training
-6 - 9 hours a week commitment
-Course credit offered

-No previous experience required
-3.5 GPA (within major area OK)
-Background and/or interest in programming
-Highly motivated for graduate study
-Two years to develop a strong research record (1st and 2nd year students encouraged to apply!)

How To Apply:
Please email your resume, unofficial transcript, and research interests to Matthew Bachman