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November 2007 Archives

November 1, 2007

Wyeth Lunch & Learn

Join representatives from a leading pharmaceutical company to learn more about the industry and how you can part of their team as Summer 2008 interns. A panel of Summer 2007 interns will also be available to answer your questions about their experience. Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn how you can apply for the Summer 2008 internships.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
12 Noon
UC 312
Lunch will be served

Questions? Contact Miryn Alcantara of The Shriver Center at

Dow AgroSciences (a subsidiary of Dow Chemical) wants SUMMER 2008 Interns

It is not too early to start thinking about your SUMMER 2008 internship. Dow AgroSciences is now recruiting for their R&D and Field-Based Interns. The intern program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with a senior scientist in order to improve technical skills while being given a developmental opportunity in an industrial setting. It is desirable that the intern have past practical experience in handling chemicals, operating laboratory equipment, generating and manipulating data, as well as computer database and word-processing skills. Interns are encouraged to be creative and take initiative, where appropriate, and will be granted significant latitude for discretionary decisions and independence of action within guidelines established by their supervisor.

Apply today on UMBCworks!
Questions? Contact Miryn Alcantara of The Shriver Center at

UPS open-house for IT students

UPS will be hosting a Career Open House next Wednesday. UPS will have managers available to interview students for their internship positions.



UPS is hiring for the following specific positions:

Student Interns, Junior Programmer, Programmer Analysts,
Technical Specialists and Web Developers.

With these skills:

UPS offers a highly competitive compensation package,
including comprehensive benefits - all that you'd expect from an
industry leader.

SAVE TIME - apply online before you come:

(Job Search, Professional)

Candidates not applying online must bring an electronic copy of
their resume.

Lunch and Learn: Game Design, Animation, Modeling, and Simulation

Want to learn more about the video game industry? Interested in a career in gaming, animation, modeling, or simulation? Come listen to a panel of experts talk about their experiences in the video game industry.

Representatives will be visiting from Firaxis Games, Breakway Ltd., Legendary Studios, Big Huge Games, and the Imaging Research Center.

Monday, November 5, 12-1 in Commons 331.

November 7, 2007

40 % of adults in Baltimore are functionally illiterate!

Can you:
Read street signs?
Follow written directions?
Sign your name?
Count your change?
Select a birthday card?
Read food labels?
Use the telephone book?

Participate in this unique opportunity this Spring 2008 to learn and serve! ENGL 386 Adult Literacy Tutoring: Issues and Methods spends half of the class time at The Learning Bank, Maryland's largest privately run adult literacy program working one-on-one or w/ small groups of adults who are trying to make positive changes in their lives.

Continue reading "40 % of adults in Baltimore are functionally illiterate!" »

November 13, 2007

National Student Partnerships

Looking for a spring 2008 service-learning placement? Come this Monday, November 19th at noon to Public Policy 107 to find out more information on National Student Partnerships (NSP).

NSP strives to mobilize student leaders to strengthen communities. Volunteers at National Student Partnerships (NSP) work one-on-one with low-income community members to help them search for housing, employment, public benefits, to create resumes and apply for jobs, to lend support. Students use their skills on the computer, searching the internet,
and utilizing the resources around them, to work with clients in finding answers in the social service system and in the community. Volunteers will receive resource and service training, but are not expected to have answers ready for clients or be the "expert." The volunteer-client relationship is founded on a common ground of searching together.

Volunteers are asked to commit to one, 2-4 hour shift per week, within the time frame of Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. While volunteers' primary responsibility is to provide client service, there also exist many opportunities for leadership positions and other areas of work in the office. These include, but are not limited to, media relations, resource updating, agency visits, volunteer trainings on resources or special topics (e.g. immigrant services, civic involvement, etc.). Local Director positions may also be applied for in the spring.

November 14, 2007

Apply to the MDOT Fellows Intern Program for this Summer

Challenge yourself this summer with a MDOT internship
$3,500 stipend for 8 weeks this summer

The Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Fellows Internship Program is designed to recruit Maryland's most promising college students and introduce them to the rewards and challenges of working within Maryland's integrated transportation system through a two-semester internship.

Students may be placed as interns at one of MDOT's agencies:
* Maryland Aviation Administration
* Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
* Maryland Port Administration
* Maryland Transit Administration
* Maryland State Highway Administration
* Maryland Transportation Authority
* The Secretary's Office (MDOT Headquarters)

November 15, 2007

Microsoft Interns Needed for Summer

An Opportunity to Rise and Shine
Our interns make a real difference. Not by filing paperwork or running errands, but by developing real products. Here, you’ll get started right away, running your own projects and putting your own skills to work. This is why our internship program is one of the most successful and sought after in the industry. Because you’ll learn more in 12 weeks here than you would in a whole school year. It’s the kind of work that gets noticed by millions of people all over the world. Kind of redefines the whole concept of internships, don’t you think?

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November 28, 2007

Mechanical Engineers Wanted!

On-campus Interviews: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 for Winter/Spring Co-op Positions!

Kop-Flex Inc., a division of Emerson Electric Co., is a manufacturer of flexible couplings for power transmission applications, and is located very close to the UMBC campus near BWI airport. Kop-Flex offers UMBC students a great opportunity to gain experience in mechanical design and manufacturing, and hires many co-op students for full-time positions after graduation. Currently, 7 of 14 Mechanical Engineers in the Baltimore plant are former co-ops for Kop-Flex.

General duties will include: assisting Product Engineers in the design of mechanical couplings and u-joints used in industrial, power transmission applications; performing rudimentary stress analysis using in-house computer programs; calculating coupling mass elastic data; applying engineering knowledge to modify coupling designs to meet customer specifications; other computer-related duties as assigned. Co-ops will also be expected to interface with our European and Indian engineers, sometimes on a daily basis.

For more information go to UMBCworks (Employer keyword: Kop-Flex, Position Title: Intern Engineer) or contact Miryn Alcantara of The Shriver Center at

Application deadline and interview slot selection: Sunday, December 9th on UMBCworks.

November 29, 2007

Serving You A Menu of Options

No, not turkey (haven't we all had enough leftovers?), but a "menu" of Service-Learning Opportunities for Spring 2008. Two info sessions have finally been scheduled for the week of Dec. 3rd:

Monday, December 3rd, 12-1 pm in PUP 107
Tuesday, December 4th, 3-4 pm in PUP 107

Learn about a RANGE of service-learning options at The Shriver Center, some long-standing sites (MS Swim) and some new ones (several new Baltimore area schools and the newest, the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, Inc.,

By serving at a site 3-5 hours per week (minimum of 30 hors for the semester), you can enroll in a zero credit practicum with the opportunity to take a class regarding this placement for credit.

Continue reading "Serving You A Menu of Options" »

Southwest Airlines Seeks PAID Interns

Southwest Airlines is very excited to inform you about our PAID Internship Program! This internship gives students real world experiences that can be carried on with them to future jobs.

As an intern, they will have the opportunity to work hands-on with challenging projects, network with leadership and participate in corporate functions. The goal of the Internship Program is to provide the student with interactive learning opportunities and hands-on business experience. They will be exposed to practical workplace skills needed for the business field, and will be able to validate their career decisions by providing the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom.

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Help Middle School Students Serve Their Communities

This is a unique opportunity to work with middle school students in conjunction with Students Sharing Coalition (SSC), a non-profit service-learning agency. SSC offers students in Baltimore City and its surrounding communities a program that provides them with the opportunity to earn up to 21 hours towards the state requirement of 75 service-learning hours for each student seeking a Maryland High School diploma.

Volunteers are desperately needed to help these students finish their service projects this quarter/semester: Shifts of 9 am-12 pm, 12-3 pm, or 9 am-3 pm. are available on:

- December 7th at William H. Lemmel Middle School (Northwest/West Baltimore)
- December 11th at Canton Middle School (Southeast Baltimore)
- December 14th at Chinquapin Middle School (North Baltimore)

If you'd like to sign up or want more info, contact Kristin McKennon at Students Sharing Coalition at or at (410) 662-8999.

Continue reading " Help Middle School Students Serve Their Communities" »

FANTASTIC Paid Internships ON CAMPUS at RWD Technologies!

If you're interested in either Instructional Systems Development (Education) or HR/Recruiting, RWD is interested in you! Two fantastic positions have been posted on UMBC works in both departments. Just log on to UMBCworks, and do a "Postion Type: Internship through Shriver Center, Keyword: RWD" search to find the internships.

Don't delay, apply TODAY for the best consideration.

For more information about these positions or UMBCworks in general, contact Mike Oettel at The Shriver Center, 410-455-2493 or

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