UMD Bulldog Update
September 9, 2013


Study Abroad 101

Every Wednesday @ noon in KSC RDC 311 (across from the DC) This is an open session to all students to learn the basic steps to study abroad. This is a great intro for students who know they want to study abroad but don't know where to start, or for those who have found a program and want to know the "next steps". Come join us!

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Study Abroad Information Session for SFA Students

Wednesday, September 11
5-6 p.m.
BohH 112

This is an information session for SFA students to find out what UMD study abroad programs are available and are a good fit for their majors. This information session will touch on some program details to help provide students with resources and information regarding study abroad.

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Arts & Entertainment

Brian Kobilka, UMD alumnus and Nobel Prize recipient - Sept 13

On September 13, UMD welcomes alumnus Brian Kobilka, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Kobilka received the 2012 Nobel Prize, along with another U.S. scientist, for studies about how cells in our body sense their environments. These studies are key for developing better drugs.

The events for September 13, 2013 include:
A Special Recognition beginning at 2:45 pm in Chem 200
Lecture at 3:15 in Chem. 200 and
A reception at 4:30 in the Swenson Science Atrium.

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Campus Life

Community Involvement Fair

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
9 AM to 2 PM
Kirby Ballroom

Are you interested in volunteering in the community? Are you looking for a community-based learning placement for one of your courses?
The Office of Civic Engagement invites you to the Community Involvement Fair. which is an opportunity to talk with over 40 organizations from the community.
Stop in to get involved, add to your resume, and gain knowledge about the professional world.
Special guest: MN Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie

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Voter ID, How Does it Impact Your Voice?: A Constitution Week Event

Tuesday, Sept 17
6:00 PM
LSci 175

A panel discussion on recent bouts with various voter ID laws and their potential (allegedly) of suppressing the vote.

Panelists: Ian Zuckerman,UMD Political Science professor
Jeremy Schroeder, executive director of Common Cause Minnesota
Laura Fredrick Wang, former executive director of League of Women Voters, Minnesota
Dan McGrath, president of Minnesota Majority

Co-sponsored by The Center for Ethics and Public Policy & The Office of Civic Engagement.

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Diversity Funds are available for Student diversity projects

Diversity Funds are available for Student diversity projects:

  • $2,000.00 has been allocated on a recurring basis for diversity initiatives for students and/or student organizations.

Limited funds are available to support students or student organizations that focus on diversity, discrimination, social justice, sexual harassment prevention, equal opportunity/affirmative action and inclusivity.

  • Small Grants (up to $300.00) may be awarded to individual students or student organizations.
  • Major Grants ($301 and above) may also be awarded to individual students or student organizations.

Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of each year and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as long as funds are available. For information on the grant guidelines and application, click here.

For questions, please send an email to or call 726-6827

Campus Services

Getting Ready for the Job Fair Workshop

Wednesday, September 11 OR Thursday, September 12
4 to 5 pm
22 Solon Campus Center

Find out what to do ahead of time, proper attire, making a good impression, questions to ask, and what to do after the fair.

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Click here to add Thursday's workshop event to your Google calendar.

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, September 10 OR Wednesday, September 11
2 to 4 pm
22 Solon Campus Center.

Get immediate feedback on your resume, no appointment necessary! These 10-15 minute sessions are for students who already have a written resume and have reviewed Writing a Resume in the Career Handbook. You MUST bring a paper copy of your resume to the session, and then receive feedback from Career and Internship Services staff.

If you are a beginning resume writer, develop your resume prior to attending one of these sessions by using the Writing a Resume section of the Career Handbook.

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LinkedIn/GoldPASS Drop-in Hours

2 to 4 pm
22 Solon Campus Center

So you've heard about LinkedIn, and even developed a LinkedIn profile, now what's the next step? Have questions or need help with GoldPASS? Come to our LinkedIn/GoldPASS Drop-in Hours! Our staff will give you immediate feedback and suggestions on your current profile, or how to use specific features of either system.

Similar to our Resume Drop-in Hours, no appointment is needed for these 10-15 minute sessions. Bring your laptop! (Please see us if you do not have a laptop available.)

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New! Job and Interview Feeds

Check out the new Latest Job Postings feed on the bottom of our homepage, which shows the last ten full-time jobs that employers have posted in GoldPASS. Click on a job title to find out more about the job or log into GoldPASS to search all jobs. This feed updates daily.

Also, check out the On-Campus Interviews feed on our Recruiters page to see which employers will be conducting interviews this semester. Click on the employer name to find out more, including signup dates. Interviews will be added throughout the semester.

Peer Into Your Career Blog - career advice for students by students

The students who work in Career Services will give you a peek behind the curtain of your career with daily doses of career-related topics ranging from choosing a major to finding a job after graduation in their blog: Peer Into Your Career. Catch up on the previous posts you missed and get ready for new posts starting soon!

Sports & Recreation

Join waterpolo!

Do you like to swim or even just love a good workout? Come out for the UMD waterpolo club. We take people at all different skill levels and are more than happy to teach you this fun and exciting sport.

We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays
at 7:30
In the UMD pool

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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