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Sep 28, 2016

Organizational Psychology Opportunity! Interested in becoming a Challenge Course Program Facilitator?

RecWell Adventure Program 
Challenge Course Staff Application 

Organizational Psychology Opportunity! Interested in becoming a challenge course program facilitator? The RecWell Adventure Program is offering a 3 credit Leadership Class Applied Contextual Leadership; Foundations and Applications of Challenge Course Theory and Instruction for the Spring 2017 semester. This class (HESI318R in Testudo), is designed around providing a future facilitator with the skills necessary to manage challenge course participants within our program. It focuses on the technical skills required in addition to the group dynamic, presentation, and interpersonal skills needed to effectively run a program. This course is geared as the staff training program for new staff members. In order to apply, please fill out the following application and email Mike Phaneuf at with any questions.

Free In-Person GRE Practice Test! Saturday, October 8th!

GRE In-Person Practice Test Opportunity
BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person GRE practice test! -- Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a detailed score report.

The test is Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 AM-2:00PM in Tydings Hall 0117.  

Registration link  Space is limited -register today!

Give your future Grad School Applications a boost! Publish your undergraduate psychology research through the UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology!

Have you completed a research paper on a psychology related topic here at the University of Maryland? Do you want to publish your research and share it with other undergraduates around the world? The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA is the perfect platform for you!

The journal is currently accepting research papers for their Spring 2017 publication. The Undergraduate Research Journal accepts research and review papers from all undergraduate colleges and universities worldwide. Multiple submissions per author are welcome.  

To submit, the papers must fulfill the requirements below:

-Original work completed by undergraduates (Includes senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing)

-Never before been published

If you have not completed an independent research project, we still encourage you to apply by submitting a “literature review article” which does not require access to research data.

The deadline to submit papers is October 16, 2016. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please complete the following:

Replace any identifying information (i.e. author name, institution) with empty brackets, to ensure anonymity within the selection process

BEFORE sending us your article, fill out the form linked here, .

Once you have filled out the form above, save and attach both a Word and PDF copy of your article in an email to

In the body of the email, include the following information: (1) your full name, (2) full article title, (3) article type (i.e., literature review, research article), (4) your email address

More information regarding our submission criteria and types of articles accepted can be found on our website,

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at for further information. To view our prior publications, please visit our website at We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Submission deadline is Sunday, October 16, 2016. Visit for more details!

Sep 27, 2016

Don't miss the Careers in Community and Social Services Panel! Tuesday, October 11th!

Panel & Networking: Careers in Community & Social Services – 10/11/16

Do you want to have a positive impact on your community? Do you want a career that helps others? Learn more about a wide variety of internships and careers during this panel and networking event.

WHAT: Hear a panel of current professionals working directly in the community. Network with alumni and potential employers. You never know where it could lead!

WHO: All majors and class years welcome! Panelists will include...
Director of Volunteer Programming, A Wider Circle
Prevention Program Manager, Safe Shores - The DC Children's Advocacy Center
CMC Community Case Manager, Greenbelt Assisted Living (GAIL)
Lead Counselor, CentroNĂ­a
President and Executive Director, African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association
Urban Forestry Research Associate, Casey Trees
Director of Programs & Operations, Beacon House
Adult Services Program Manager, Montgomery County Health & Human Services

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 4:00 -5:30 pm

WHERE: University Career Center - 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library

SIGN UP TODAY: For more details and to RSVP in advance of the event.

Light refreshments will be served. Come prepared to mix & mingle!

Sep 26, 2016

LGBTQIQA+ Student Support Groups Back in Session!

LGBTQIQA+ Student Support Groups Back in Session!
These Fall 2016 student groups and support groups serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, questioning, and asexual students and their concerns of interest. For more information about the LGBT Equity Center at UMD, visit:

6pm • Bisexuals at Maryland (BAM): For students inhabiting the expanse between "gay" and

7pm • TransU: A safe space for students who identify as transgender or genderqueer, or who otherwise feel restricted by conventional definitions of "man" and "woman." (Hosted weekly in the Equity Center; 2218 Marie Mount Hall)

6pm • Male-Identified Queers (MIQ):
For LGBTQ+ male students. (Hosted weekly in the Equity Center; 2218 Marie Mount Hall)

6:30pm • LGBTQIQA+ Counseling Support Group: Led by Dr. Carlton Green, a psychologist at the Counseling Center, to decompress, share what’s on your mind, and find support. (Hosted weekly in the Counseling Center; a meeting with the group leader is required to participate; call (301)314-7659 or email to inquire).

5pm • Ace Space:
Centered on asexual and aromantic spectrum identities. (Hosted weekly in the Equity Center; 2218 Marie Mount Hall)

6pm • True Colors of Maryland (TCOM): Queer person-of-color group. (Hosted weekly in the Equity Center; 2218 Marie Mount Hall)

7pm • oSTEM: For LGBTQ+ students in STEM degree programs. (Hosted weekly in the Equity Center; 2218 Marie Mount Hall)

Additional groups like Women to Women (W2W) and Sick and Disabled Queers are coming soon. If you are interested in attending these two groups, please
"straight." (Hosted weekly in the Equity Center; 2218 Marie Mount Hall)

Employer Information Session: Help solve the world's toughest social problems with idea42!

ideas42 Information Session
Wednesday, October 5
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library

ideas42 Information Session
Please join the ideas42 team on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:00-6:30pm in the University Career Center to learn about our full-time Associate and Senior Associate opportunities for upcoming graduates at both the undergrad and graduate levels. All majors are welcome, and light refreshments will be served.

ideas42 is a unique social enterprise bringing together highly creative practitioners, industry leaders, and policy experts with world-renowned economists and psychologists from top-tier universities. Our mission is to apply our expertise in behavioral economics to invent fresh solutions to the world’s toughest social problems with the goal of improving tens of millions of lives.

Check out for more information about our Associate and Senior Associate roles.

Sep 23, 2016

Morning Walk-In Advising Hours will begin @ 11 am on Wednesday, September 28!

Morning Walk-In Advising Hours will begin at 11 am instead of 10 am on Wednesday, September 28. There will be no walk-in advising from 10:00 am-11:00 am on Wednesday, September 28 so the PSYC Department Advisors can attend a U-Achieve Training Workshop.

Sep 20, 2016

Don't miss the Career and Internship Fair this Thursday 9/22!

Fall Career and Internship Fair
Thursday, September 22, 2016
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Xfinity Center
List of PSYC Employers:

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. Each day has different employers so students are encouraged to plan ahead. Attendees should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of resumes. No preregistration is necessary.

Careers in I/O Psychology Panel! Wednesday, October 19th! RSVP today!

Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Panel  
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:00pm - 6:00pm
University Career Center- 3rd Floor of Hornbake Library, South Wing

I/O PSYC Panel Flyer:  

Interested in a career in I-O? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field of human resources, test development, research, and psychometrics. We will start with a panel discussion followed by informal socializing and networking, so bring your questions! All majors are invited to attend and this event which will be especially helpful for
sophomore, juniors, and seniors.

Confirmed participating organizations and I/O Professionals include:  

Stephen Bryan
Sr. Associate at Right Resources Staffing

Hoda Zadeh
Total Rewards Coordinator
Discovery Communications

Julia Hind-Smith
HR Associate, Research and Development

Dr. Manfred (Manny) Straehle
AERE (Assessment, Education, and Research Experts)

Emily Kim, Intern
AERE (Assessment, Education, and Research Experts)


RSVP today:

Sep 19, 2016

Gain helping skills experience as an EveryMind Hotline Volunteer/Intern!

Volunteer and Intern Positions

Hotline Program Description:

Hotline Volunteer Application:

EveryMind (formerly The Montgomery County Hotline) is seeking interested students for internship and volunteer opportunities. The MC Hotline is a 24-hour, 7 day a week service that provides telephone supportive listening, facilitation of problem solving, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and resources to Montgomery County residents and concerned friends and family. Trained volunteers and interns answer calls for the Montgomery County Hotline, Youth Crisis Hotline, and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Hotline works closely with the Montgomery County Crisis Center as part of a continuum of services to Montgomery County residents.

Volunteers and interns are required to attend a training that is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. A time commitment is required.

The Hotline is a great way to gain experience in the helping field and give back to the community. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others!

The next training will begin October 24th and end on December 13th. For more information and to receive an application please contact Victoria Layfield at (301) 424-0656 ext.516 or email at

The MC Hotline is a program of EveryMind (Formerly the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County.) For more information about the Mental Health Association, please visit

Sep 15, 2016

BSOS Orientation Peer Advisor position! Application deadline September 21!

BSOS Orientation Peer Advisor Position
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 21

The BSOS Advising Office seeks an organized and dedicated undergraduate student to fill the
​2​ hours/week beginning Oct. 3rd.

​Experience with the college/department advising offices, BSOS Peer Mentors or Ambassadors programs, The Office of New Student Programs or DSAC strongly preferred.​
position as Orientation Peer Advisor for the Fall 2016 semester. This student will assist with the preparation and operation of the Freshmen Connection Orientation program, working 10-1

-Oversee the Orientation Canvas site
-Prepare orientation folders and files for registered students
-Sign up all Freshmen Connection students for the BSOS Blog
-Collaborate with the BSOS Advisor Orientation Coordinators

Email application to or drop off at the BSOS Advising Office, 2148 Tydings Hall, Attn: Lindsey Rodkey.

Sep 13, 2016

How to Find a Psychology Internship Workshop! Monday, November 14th!

How to Find a Psychology Internship Workshop
Erica Ely, Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise 
Monday, November 14, 2016
5:00 pm
3100  Hornbake Library, South Wing
University Career Center

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, November 14 @ 5:00 pm in the University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library. 

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:

Interested in a federal government career? Register for the Federal Fridays Workshops!

Federal Fridays
Workshop Series

Friday, October 21  12:00 Noon
10 Steps To A Federal Job
1140B Biology-Psychology Building

Friday, November 4  12:00 Noon
Federal Careers for Psychology Majors
1140B Biology-Psychology Building

Date TBA (Spring 2017)
Federal Resume Writing Fundamentals

Date TBA (Spring 2017)
Marketing Your Psychology KSAs to the Federal Government

All workshops will take place in Room 1140B Biology-Psychology Building @ 12:00 Noon.

Attend all four workshops and receive a FREE Student Federal Career Guide!  RSVP at

Apply for the Terp Thon Planning Team!

Terp Thon Planning Team Applications

Do you want to make a huge impact on your campus and community? Do you want
to help local kids in need at Children’s National? Apply to join the
largest student-run philanthropy on campus - applications are closing soon!
Terp Thon raises funds and awareness For The Kids at Children’s National in
D.C. Joining our Planning Team is a great opportunity to get leadership
experience, make amazing friends and, most importantly, have a tremendous
impact on the lives of kids and local families in real need.

Applications for our Planning Team have just opened, and we are looking to
fill positions on all 17 of our committees, from Family Relations to
Technology to Recruitment! If you have a passion for making a difference and
helping kids in need, Terp Thon is for you.

For Technology, students who are interested in website design, database
administration, or online store management are especially encouraged to

Check out the committees and apply here today:
Applications close on September 20th at 5PM!

Terrapin Leadership Institute & Maryland Leadership Conference Participants Wanted!

The Terrapin Leadership Institute

The Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI) is a five week-long leadership development program tasked to guide students across campus -- through hands-on activities and critical dialogue -- in discovering who they are as leaders and becoming confident with tangible leadership skills and strategies that can be applied to their everyday lives. The workshop is a no cost, low-commitment and high intensity series that is meant to accommodate the student's busy schedule! We offer a variety of track experiences throughout the entire week. What’s in it for you? Increased self-awareness Strategies and skills for effective leadership in any context A network of passionate, motivated and well-connected student leaders and staff across campus A personalized letter of recommendation to be used for future job/internship endeavors Read more and apply at 

-Interest in Leadership Development
-Growth Mindset 

How To Apply:
For more information, prospective participants may contact To learn more about TLI and to register click HERE