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The following opportunities feature generous prize money for a contest that promotes graduate student research and a part-time paid position and resume-building committee appointment to assist the GSG with Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID). Please forward this information (also in a handy pdf attached) to every graduate student you may know looking for funding, wider exposure in their field, recognition for their work, and resume-building opportunities to advance their careers.
GSG ANNOUNCES PROFILES CONTEST WITH $500 TRAVEL AWARDS
Do you know graduate students doing outstanding work in their field and deserve recognition for it? We want their stories. To promote students doing exemplary research and development, the GSG is holding a contest to create video profiles for inclusion in presentations at Terrapin Pride Day in February, at the Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) in April, and continuously throughout the year on our website and social media outlets. Winners will receive $500 travel grants and the first annual Distinguished Graduate Achievement Awards.
We are looking for profiles in three different categories:
LEADERSHIP - running a student organization, holding a public office, managing a business, starting a business as an entrepreneur, making a difficult decision or sacrifice for the betterment of everyone INNOVATION - blazing a new trail in the field that challenges the norm, conducting research that is on the cutting edge, developing new technology or methods that re-imagine old paradigms COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - working directly with the community to improve the lives of its people, volunteering in developing countries, running grassroots campaigns to make a significant change in the world
If you know anyone (including yourself) doing one of the following things that deserves recognition, please submit their (or your) story of no more than 500 words by January 4, 2012. See the GSG webpage at http://gsg.umd.edu/profiles for more specific details, including the submission form, rules, and further explanation of the decision process.
GRID Coordinator Position Announcement
The Graduate Student Government is seeking a graduate student to serve as GRID Coordinator for the planning and production of GRID 2013 to be held on April 10, 2013. The position appointment period is from January 23, 2013 - April 12, 2013 with approximately 5 hours per week at $16/hour with potentially increased hours approaching the day of the event, with maximum ~90-95 hours on total. Scheduling of hours per week is flexible.
Eligible candidates must be organized and detail-oriented, with strong written and verbal communication skills. Ideal candidates must be enthusiastic and able to work well in a group environment. Candidates must also be willing to work under and enforce deadlines. Previous experience in event planning is strongly desired.
Responsibilities will include:
* Assisting the Vice President of Academic Affairs in overseeing GRID planning
* Working with the various GPC subcommittees to help them follow-through on their responsibilities and meet deadlines (subcommittees include: Panels & Plenary, Budget &Awards, Logistics, Advertising &Publicity, and Judges & Mentors)
* Helping manage and record financial transactions related to the GRID budget
* Attending all GPC meetings and keeping schedules for all subcommittee meetings
Candidates must be currently enrolled graduate students. This position will require students on assistantship to obtain an overload approval from their program, so please ensure you are eligible before considering applying.
Please e-mail a current 1-page resume and 1-page cover letter that emphasize your strengths and experiences relevant to event planning and coordination to Ismail Volkan Inlek, GSG Vice President of Academic Affairs. Questions may be directed to Ismail at [log in to unmask]
Applications will be accepted through Dec 2, 2012, with a decision to be made by Dec 6, 2012.
Call for Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) 2013 Committee Members:
We are looking for graduate students to help us plan Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) 2013 set for April 10, 2013. This exciting event will feature research presentations of graduate students from all disciplines across campus and feature free food, great speakers, and a chance to learn more about graduate research from all around campus.
Volunteers will help select participants for oral presentations and poster presenter's for plenary sessions, plan the agenda, publicize GRID, coordinate judges, select and distribute awards, and/or complete other tasks needed for this event. All graduate students are welcome to participate with no limit on the number of students who can participate. The committee is expected to meet 3-4 times with subcommittees working outside of theses meeting times.
If interested, please e-mail Ismail Volkan Inlek at [log in to unmask] with your name, college, and contact information by December 2, 2012. Please join us in helping make this year's GRID successful and continue a great tradition.
For further information please contact - Dan Ruiz, MFA, Doctoral Student / Teaching Assistant, Theatre and Performance Studies University of Maryland, College Park ([log in to unmask]) Vice President for Public Relations, UMD Graduate Student Government ([log in to unmask]). 301.237.0409