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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Application Deadline: January 24
Program Dates: Fri, April 3-4 | Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD | Sign Up

The first nationwide symposium dedicated to undergraduate research in the humanities! Featuring a keynote by Pulitzer-winning author Anthony Doerr, original creative writing, or a graduate admissions workshop, networking, and a new Macbook raffle! This symposium provides hundreds of students across all fields of the humanities the opportunity to share their work in the professional presentation style most common to their fields. 

1st Annual Monumental Sports Sales Workshop
Fri, Jan 17 | 9:30am-4:30pm | Capital One Arena | RSVP
Learn from some of the best sales trainers in the sports industry! The day will include multiple training sessions, exposure and networking with professional teams, and the chance to interview for entry-level sales positions. This event is FREE for any college student, claim your spot. RSVP NOW.

Job Search Boot Camp for recent UMD grads
Registration ends Wednesday, January 15, 2020 or when all spots are secured
Thurs, Jan 23 | 9am-3:30pm | UMD Career Center | RSVP
Are you a new UMD graduate (May 2019, December 2019) who wants to submerge yourself in basic job search strategies?  For the low cost of $20 this workshop is for you! Through your active listening and participation you learn the elements of an effective job search. Cost is $20 which includes light refreshments and pizza. Come prepared to learn: how to create and use a Master Resume; how to Target your job search to positions, industries, and/or organizations; about effective Interviewing practices; how to effectively use Careers4Terps; about Networking, including how to effectively use LinkedIn; where to find additional support, including the Maryland Alumni Association and outside resources. Space is limited! Register ASAP to secure your spot.

2020 Teacher Recruiting Job Fair
Sat, Jan 25 | 9am-1pm | Salem Civic Center | RSVP
Divisions attending the fair will be recruiting to fill 2020-2021 teaching vacancies in the following counties: Alleghany County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Carroll County, Covington City, Craig County, Culpeper County, Danville City, Floyd County, Franklin County, Giles County, Henry County, Martinsville City, Montgomery County, Patrick County, Pulaski County, Radford City, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem City, & Wythe County. All divisions will accept a Uniform Job Fair Application but many will require applications be submitted on-line to be formally considered for a position. To download Uniform Job Fair Application, visit or email


Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for International Affairs
Application Deadline: Feb 2
Program Dates: June 15- July 24 2020 at Howard University

Are you an undergraduate student planning a career in International Affairs? Do you receive need-based financial aid?  If so, you should learn about the Rangel Summer Enrichment program for students with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs. This program provides undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. More info here.

Ongoing Events:

Made Possible by Viewers Like You: Maryland Public Television Turns 50
Sept 2019-July 2020 | Maryland Room Gallery, Hornbake Library 

In 2019, MPT celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibit that illustrates the station’s origins, showcases the best of its programs through artifacts and digitized videos, and gives visitors behind-the-scenes glimpses into the impressive array of ideas, people, and technology that have helped make MPT a national leader in public television and a treasured resource for the state.

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.