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Graduate Opportunities, April 2023

GSG April Assembly falls on April 14. Zoom link to be posted.

Get involved

Volunteer for a University Senate Committee

We invite you to serve as a volunteer on a University Senate committee for the 2023-2024 academic year. As a committee volunteer, you will contribute to the University’s shared governance policy development process, expand your campus network, and impact real change in important pieces of University policy!

To learn more information and volunteer for a committee, submit the application that is available on the Senate Website. Please be prepared to sign-in using your University Directory ID & password to access the application.

The deadline to submit your application is Sunday, April 30th.


Volunteer for the upcoming Maryland Mentor Corps Celebration Day

April 14th and April 28th

Location: Stamp

GSG community development committee is collaborating with LCSL (Leadership & Community Service-Learning) office to volunteer for the upcoming Maryland Mentor Corps Celebration Day.

For the celebration days for Maryland Reading and Maryland Math Programs, the elementary students come to The Stamp from around 8:00 am-1:30 pm as a field trip to celebrate their growth in our program. The reading day celebration will be on April 14th & the math day celebration is on April 28th. You can volunteer in shifts, as low as 1 hour or for the whole day. The shifts include roles such as setting up, distributing lunch, reading/facilitating math activities with the kids, floating, etc.

The purpose is to support the literacy and math development of PGCPS students and expose them to college/career opportunities, as there will also be performances and guests from UMD students.This will be an excellent opportunity for us, graduate students, to support the community around us and get involved in the support of the younger generations. You can register through the link here (Fill GSG as the student group you belong to) or contact

@Saleel Anthrathodiyil ( to register.


In-Person Staff Sustainability Resource Training

Wed. Apr 12, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, Room 1116


Preventing Sexual Assault (PSA): Occupy McKeldin 2023

Fri. Apr 14, 2023 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: McKeldin Mall,7649 Library Lane

This is Preventing Sexual Assault (PSA)'s annual 10-hour-long event held at the University of Maryland to protest campus sexual assault and spread awareness to our community. Each year, we have various keynote speakers and workshops to show solidarity with survivors and increase education efforts on this pervasive issue. We will include workshops relating to mental health, advocacy for survivors, and more. Stay tuned!


Professional Development

2023-2024 Alumni Association Scholarship Application

The Alumni Association Scholarship Application for the 2023-2024 year is now live! The Alumni Association will be awarding 20 scholarships of $3,500 each, $1750 per semester.

Applications are due Monday, April 7, 2023 by 11:59pm ET.

Find more information here.


Opening Positions on

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences is hiring a Graduate Assistant for Advising and Peer Mentoring Program. See here.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) is wanting a Graduate Assistant, Communications. See here.


Qualified F-1 Students Can Now Request A Premium Processing Upgrade

Want to apply for OPT and CPT, check this out.

On March 6, 2023, USCIS announced(link is external) the option of premium processing for F-1 student pre- or post-completion OPT, or for a STEM OPT extension in the following phases:

  • Beginning March 6, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for currently pending OPT or STEM OPT applications.

  • Beginning April 3, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests when filed together with Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization(link is external).


All About Your Tax

Tax Deadlines are Approaching

The deadline for filing 2022 Federal Tax Returns is Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Click here and know more about your tax.


Free Monthly Professional Photo Portraits

1- 3 pm on Tuesday, Apr 10, Tuesday, May 2

Location: Hornbake Library South Wing, Suite 3100

Find more information here.


Social Events

DC Bike Party: Cherry Blossom Chase Ride

Fri. Apr 07, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join this group trip by bicycle & Metro to catch DC Bike Party’s annual “Cherry Blossom Chase” ride on this last day of #BikeWeek2023. See more.


TDPS Experimental Performance Series #4

Fri. Apr 07, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center,8270 Alumni Drive

Featuring provocative choreography by M.F.A. Dance students, this concert is a collection of eclectic new works, serving as an unguarded exploration of these diverse artists' talents and interests.


Faculty Artist Series: Murasaki Duo

Sat. Apr 08, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 8270 Alumni Drive


Self Love: A Lunch & Learn Workshop

Wed. Apr 12, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union

100% of us are in relationships, with the most important one being our relationship with ourselves. Join One Love and OCRSM for a discussion about self love and what healthy communication looks like with yourself. Attendees will also learn about the 10 signs of a healthy and unhealthy relationship and practice enacting those signs. Please visit to register by Friday, April 7th to attend.

And that's all, folks!

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