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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February

Looking to become a teacher? Attend an MCERT Information Session

  • Wednesday, February 21st from 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. in 3219 Art-Sociology

Peer Assisted Learning Academic Success Groups: Time Management Workshop

  • Fri, Feb 23 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall
  • Fri, Mar 9 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall
  • Thurs, Mar 29 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall
  • Fri, April 13 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall
  • Mon, April 23 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall

Peer Assisted Learning Academic Success Groups: Learning Strategies Workshop

  • Fri, Feb 23 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall
  • Fri, Mar 9 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall
  • Thurs, Mar 29 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall
  • Fri, April 13 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall
  • Mon, April 23 | 12-1 PM | 2202 Shoemaker Hall

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps: Learn how to spend your summer in either Guatemala or Ecuador learning Spanish, consulting with local businesses in emerging market and applying business skills for social impact. This program is open at all majors and has significant funding opportunities! Session Date:

  • Wednesday, February 28, 5-6pm in 1102 H.J. Patterson Hall (Education Abroad Office)

Professional Preparation Workshop Series

  • LinkedIn Workshop - Tuesday, February 27, 2018. 4:00pm - 5:00pm. RSVP HERE!
  • Interviewing Workshop - Monday, March 12, 2018, 4:30pm - 5:30pm. RSVP HERE!
  • Personal Branding Workshop - Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 3:30pm - 4:30pm. RSVP HERE!
  • Advanced Job Search Strategies Workshop - Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 3:00pm - 4:00pm. RSVP HERE!
  • Offer Negotiation Workshop - Monday, April 23, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:00pm. RSVP HERE!
  • Giving & Receiving Workshop - Thursday, May 3, 2018, 3:30pm - 4:30pm. RSVP HERE!
Wed-Fri, Feb 21-23 | 12-5 PM | Stamp Student Union 1st Floor 
 
Mock Turtle Reading
Sat, Feb 24 | 6 PM | MilkBoy Arthouse
Mock Turtle has a new home at MilkBoy ArtHouse! Happy hour runs until 7pm, so come early, grab a meal and a drink, and enjoy a night of poetry and fiction! Readers are: poets Bryan Head & Anna Goodson and fiction writers Jehane Sharah & Heather De Bel

Using the Library of Congress - Classes for First-time Users
Mon, Feb 26 | 10-11:30 AM | Room 139B of the Jefferson Building
Formal research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library, are offered regularly by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

Tues, Feb 27 | 5-6PM | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library) 
Love to write? Looking for a career involving writing, digital media and/or publishing? Don't miss this chance to learn more about internships and jobs in these exciting and evolving fields!
 
Tues, Feb 27 | 4-6pm | 4116 Susquehanna Hall (SQH)

LinkedIn Workshop

Tues, Feb 27 | 4-5pm | RSVP Here!

Reading by the Poet Javier Zamora 
Wed, Feb 28 | 7:30 PM | University of California Washington Center (first-floor multi-purpose room)
 
Wed, Feb 28 | 9:30-5:00 PM | Stamp Student Union (Grand Ballroom)
The Maryland Metropolitan Education Expo 2018 is a one day recruiting event that offers talented students in the field of education to network and interview with school systems. MMEE is comprised of a career fair and on-site interviews. List of participants here

Midterm Power
Wednesday, February 28, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Prepare for success: Refuel and energize your brain with snacks, study strategies & test-taking techniques to push through your midterm exams & projects.

March

Fri, March 2 | 8:30am-1pm | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library) 
 
Mon, March 5 | 4:30-5:30 PM | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library) 
Interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in and around diplomacy. Gain tips about the entry points into the field as well as learn what the in demand skills and experiences are for the field.

Using the Library of Congress - Classes for First-time Users
Mon, Mar 5 | 6:30-8 PM | Room 139B of the Jefferson Building
Formal research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library, are offered regularly by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

Grad Fair
Tues-Thurs, March 6-8 | 10-6 PM | University Book Center
 
Tues, March 6 | 6-8 PM | Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library) 
Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

ABCs of Math Success 
Tuesday, March 6, 4:15–5:15 PM, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Learn how to be more confident in your math classes by studying smarter, not harder.

Startup Career and Internship Fair & Guest Panel at GW
Wed, March 7 | 11am-3pm | 800 21st St. NW Grand Ballroom (3rd Floor) Washington, DC 20052
Some of the hottest startups and along with hundreds of the most entrepreneurial students from the greater DC area gather to network for internships and job opportunities. Additionally, a panel of experts and notable executives in the startup industry will be invited to speak on a guest panel from 11 AM - 12 PM. Come to GW earlier to hear the panel before walking around at the Fair! This event is FREE but everyone attending is required to register before the event.

Study Smarter not Harder
Wednesday, March 7, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Learn to implement metacognitive (deep learning) tools to boost your academic performance.

Career Shuttle to FHI360 – Register Now!
Thurs, March 8 | 9:30am-1:30pm
FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) is a nonprofit human development organization serving more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. In collaboration with government agencies, foundations, corporations and community organizations, they design, deliver and evaluate services and solutions to address many of today’s most pressing social problems. Over the past two decades, FHI 360 has worked with partners to improve outcomes in HIV/AIDS prevention, obesity prevention, tobacco control, workplace safety, immunizations, education reform, access to and success in postsecondary education, support for young persons with disabilities, workforce development, youth development and engagement, and research and evaluation.

Using the Library of Congress - Classes for First-time Users
Mon, Mar 12 | 10-11:30 AM | Room 139B of the Jefferson Building
Formal research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library, are offered regularly by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

Tues, March 13 | 12:00-1:00 PM | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library) 
DSS SA Justin Franklin (Special Agent Recruiter) will share information regarding the mission of the DSS and personal insights regarding his distinguished career. Attend this session to learn about the hiring process and gain tips for enhancing your candidacy to become a DSS Special Agent. Additionally, internship opportunities will be discussed.

So You Think You Can Think
Tuesday, March 13, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Think critically to meet professors’ expectations: learn to apply, analyze, and evaluate course content to create deep levels of learning.

Using the Library of Congress - Classes for First-time Users
Mon, Mar 19 | 10-11:30 AM | Room 139B of the Jefferson Building
Formal research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library, are offered regularly by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

T³ for Math: Tackling The Test
Wed, March 28, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Take charge of your math exams! Develop a game plan to prepare effectively for your tests.

April

Mon, April 2 | 7-9pm | 0111 Prince Frederick Hall 
To go you MUST RSVP here: go.umd.edu/indesigns18

Using the Library of Congress - Classes for First-time Users
Mon, April 2 | 6:30-8 PM | Room 139B of the Jefferson Building
Formal research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library, are offered regularly by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

Tips for Maximizing the Time in Your Life
Monday, April 2, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Take control of the way you spend your 168 hours each week!

Wed, April 4 | 4:30-5:30pm | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library) 

Exams: From Beginning to End
Wed, April 4, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Enhance your exam skills to improve your performance on tests.

Fashion Retail Night (ARHU Career Event)
TBA
 
Fri, April 6 | 12-2 PM | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library) 
Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with employers from the nonprofit sector interested in connecting with and hiring University of Maryland students for their roles.

Progress Not Perfection: Overcoming Perfectionism 
Monday, April 9, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Learn tips for overcoming procrastination.

Using the Library of Congress - Classes for First-time Users
Mon, April 9 | 10-11:30 AM | Room 139B of the Jefferson Building
Formal research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library, are offered regularly by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

Wed, April 11 | 12-1pm | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library) 
Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?
 
Wed, April 11 | Register online

Using the Library of Congress - Classes for First-time Users
Mon, April 16 | 10-11:30 AM | Room 139B of the Jefferson Building
Formal research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library, are offered regularly by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

Thurs, April 19 | 4-7 PM | Stamp Student Union (Grand Ballroom)
Are you interested in a Health Profession? Do you want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, or Nurse? Check out this article about English majors applying to medical school and then attend this recruitment fair! 
 
On Campus Jobs Meet Up
Fri, April 20 | 12-2 PM | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Libary)
Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with employers from on-campus organizations interested in connecting with and hiring University of Maryland students for their summer and/or fall 2018 roles.
 
Graduate Career Pathways Conference
Fri, April 20 | 9-4 PM | Stamp Student Union (Colony Ballroom)
The first annual Graduate Career Pathways Conference will be held on April 20, 2018. Modeled after Stanford’s PhD Pathways, this event will be a collaboration between staff and faculty in the Graduate School, University Career Center and The President’s Promise, Colleges/Schools, and other key campus partners.
 
Fri, April 27 | 12-2 PM | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library)
Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with employers from the sports sector interested in connecting with and hiring University of Maryland students for their roles.

May

Save Your Semester
Tuesday, May 1, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Organize the remaining weeks of your semester to prepare for finals.

Fri, May 4 | 12-2 PM | UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library)
Interested in meeting employers before the summer break? Looking for an internship or full-time role? Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with a wide range of organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME and INTERNSHIP positions.

Finals: Stress Less
Monday, May 7, 4:15–5:15pm, 2202 Shoemaker Hall
Learn strategies to minimize stress and maximize success for finals!

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.