Events

Attend seminars, network with professionals, and more!

So many things are happening on campus. Get details about events, panels, workshops, and fun activities of interest to English majors. For a full list of events happening at UMD visit the Campus Calendar.

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Wed, Feb 13 | 5:00-6:00pm | Hornbake Library Room 3100
Hear from a panel of alumni and professionals working in fields related to and supporting women and gender issues. See panelists and RSVP here. 

Summer in the UK Study Abroad Information Session with Professor Michael Olmert 
Wed, Feb 13 | 6-8pm | Tawes 1123 (Fishbowl across from the advising office)
Learn about British Culture, Art, & Life in the UK this summer with Professor Michael Olmert. As part of this program you will

  • See at least 16 plays on the West End, Off West End, and Fringe stages of London
  • Visit Charles Darwin's house in Down, Kent.
  • Take a backstage tour of all three stages inside the National Theatre in London.
  • Walk among the 5,000-year-old stone circles at Avebury, Wiltshire.
  • Take a guided tour through Westminster Abbey with Freda Bates, historian and scholar.

See more information about the program on the UMD Education Abroad website. Scholarships will also be awarded to the first three English majors to commit to the program! This program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship (due 3/5). 

Writers Here & Now: Brian Evenson & Hoa Nguyen
Wed, Feb 13 | 7-8pm | Tawes Hall, Ulrich Recital Hall 

Deadline: UMD Education Abroad Fund (Summer, Fall, & Full Year)
Fri, Feb 15 | ter.ps/sas

Visiting Korean Culture Center 
Fri, Feb 15 | 11:15-3pm | Departing from Dorchester Hall Basement Lounge | Sign Up
Join GC in DC to visit the Korean Cultural Center in Dupont Circle! Come learn about South Korean culture, art, and diplomatic relations. Then explore Dupont's many eateries, shops, and more!
 
Free Professional Headshots
Fri, Feb 15 | 2-4pm | Great Space, Architecture Building
Stop by to take a free professional headshot for your professional profiles (Careers4Terps, LinkedIn, etc.)! Other dates: 
  • Wed, Feb 20 | 2-5pm | Outside Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
  • Thur, Feb 21 | 3:30-5pm | Outside Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
  • Fri, Feb 22 | 1-5pm | Outside Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Making the Most of the Career Fair 
Mon, Feb 18 | 4-5pm | UMD Career Center
You'll learn how to do your research in advance of the fair, navigate the fair, interact with employers and utilize the new career fair app.

C.S. Lewis Night
Tues, Feb 19 | 6-8pm | Tawes 1134 
Join The English Undergraduate Association for trivia, character quizzes, free pizza, and great company! All are welcome, so bring your friends along too! 

Spring Career & Internship Fair 2019 (Day 1)
Wed, Feb 20 | 12-5pm | Stamp Student Union - 1st floor 
The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the list of attendees and plan ahead. List of employers attending.

Wed, Feb 20 | 5:30pm | Gildenhorn Recital Hall in CSPAC
 
Thurs, Feb 21 | 12-5pm | Stamp Student Union - 1st floor 
The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the list of attendees and plan ahead. List of employers attending.
 
Thurs, Feb 21 | 6-7pm | University Career Center 
Are you hard-working? Committed? Smart? A good problem solver? Then consulting could be right for you!
 
From COMM Major to Filmmaker and All that Exists Between: Her Carnival of Dreams
Thurs, Feb 21 | 6-8pm | 0200 Skinner Building
Lauren Vance will discuss her journey through network news, serial documentaries and filmmaking.
 
Black Monologues
Thurs, Feb 21 | 7:30pm | Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union
Educating the broader campus community on institutional issues and experiences affecting African-descended members of the University of Maryland community through original monologues. Hosted by MICA
 
Fri, Feb 22 | 12-5pm | Stamp Student Union - 1st floor 
The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the list of attendees and plan ahead. List of employers attending.
 
Black Cultural Expo
Wed, Feb 22 | 6pm | Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union
An evening of performances showcasing the intersections and uniqueness of the cultures of the Black diaspora across the globe. Hosted by the African Students’ Progressive Action Committee 
 
Mon, 2/25 |11:50am-12:30pm  | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
 
Tues, 2/26 | 11:50am-12:30pm | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
 
Tues, 2/26 | 5-6pm | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
Are you seeking a post-grad opportunity where you can try out several different job roles within two years? Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with a panel of professionals who will share information about their organization’s rotational or management program. 
 
Unnam'd Forms: Perspectives on the Post-Digital Book
Tues, Feb 26 | 1:30-5:30pm | 3248 and 2115 Tawes Hall
This half-day symposium is organized around what the poet and printer William Blake once called "unnam'd forms," his term for the polymorphic material configurations of the codex. Rather than speculating about the future of the book, we have invited each speaker to address its post-digital present, by which we mean the reality that books exist now (and indeed, are thriving) in a densely layered digital landscape and are themselves the products of digital design and fabrication techniques. 
 
Wed, 2/27 | 11:50am-12:30pm  | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
 
Wed, 2/27 | 3:50-4:30pm | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
 
Wed, 2/27 | 5-6pm | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
Hear from a panel of alumni and professionals working in the exciting and fast-paced world of the media, film and entertainment industries. Click here to see panelists and RSVP!
 
Thurs, 2/28 | 11:50am-12:30pm | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
 
Thurs, 2/28 | 4-4:30pm | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
 
Fri, 3/1 | 10-10:30am | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
 
Hamlet Replayed
Sat, March 2 | 7:30pm | Kay Theatre, The Clarice Performing Arts Center
 
Tues, March 5 | 12-1pm | University Career Center
 
Fri, March 8 | 12-2pm | 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
Interested in meeting nonprofit organizations looking to hire UMD students for summer internships or full-time roles?Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with a wide range of organizations. Each organization will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students.
 
GEO Conference: Witness
Sat, March 9 | 9am-5pm | Tawes Hall
This year’s conference theme invites papers that address the literary, cultural, and political implications of witness.
 
Black Girl Labor as Magic: Toward an Understanding of Digital Black Feminism
Tues, March 12 | 3-5pm | Special Events Room, 6th Floor, McKeldin Library
Catherine Knight Steele is a scholar of race, gender and media with specific focus on African American culture and discourse in traditional and new media.
 
Tues, March 12 | 4:30-5:30pm | University Career Center 
The federal government recently passed a bill to that will increase hiring of educated workers aged 30 and under! Learn how to finesse your USAJobs application for federal internships, fellowships, and permanent employment. Bring your laptop (optional) to begin building your profile or apply for a position right away.
 
Careers for English Majors
Tues, March 26 | 11-12pm | 2115 Tawes
Come explore some of the most popular career interests for English majors outside of Education, Law, or Graduate School. Refreshments will be served. Your RSVP on Facebook will let us know you plan to attend. 
 
The Apprentice: A Conversation with Greg Miller of the Washington Post
Thurs, March 28 | 3:30-5:00pm | McKeldin Library, Room 6137
A conversation with Greg Miller, National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, about his book The Apprentice: Trump, Russia, and the Subversion of American Democracy. Published by the Washington Post and Harper Collins, Miller investigates the truth about "the Kremlin’s covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, Trump’s steadfast allegiance to Vladimir Putin, and Robert Mueller’s ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him" (Harper Collins, 2018). RSVP here
 
Resumes & Networking Workshop for English Majors
Tues, April 2 | 1pm | 2115 Tawes Hall 
Learn how to market your activties and transferable skills on a professional resume. Expand your professional network. Bring a printed copy of your resume if you would like to have it reviewed after the presentation. Refreshments will be served. Your RSVP on Facebook  will let us know you plan to attend. 
 
Social Justice Day 2019
Thurs, April 11 | 11am-7pm | Various Locations
The day will include activities focused on this year’s campus-wide theme of Immigration, Migration and Refugee issues.

Genealogies + Futures of Black Aesthetics
Thurs, April 25 & Fri, April 26 | 9am-6pm | 2115 Tawes Hall
A conference honoring the work of Mary Helen Washington.
 
Sat, June 1 | UMD
The theme of this conference is LGBTQ+ Borderlands: Migration, Race, and Refuge. Proposals are due March 7.
 
 

This is an edited page of event and activity postings maintained by the English Undergraduate Office. Opportunities listed do not constitute an endorsement by the University of Maryland English Undergraduate Office; screening has not taken place. Individuals are advised to make their own inquiries.