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Evaluating Motivation and Developing Career Narratives

Whether it’s medical school, graduate school, or the job market, interviewers have been working diligently to admit and accept the most academically qualified candidates. 

Holidays Home for the Holidays

As the end of the first semester approaches, students and parents anticipate the long holiday vacation. Both are excited about the holiday visit; both have clear pictures in their minds of what the visit will be like. Unfortunately, these expectations are usually not the same. Changes have been taking place across the miles--at home and at college.

Shell Icon - News Article All about that grade...

Are you curious about your first-year student’s academic progress?  Your student should be able to share information with you soon.  All freshman students receive Early Warning Grades to provide a mid-term assessment of their academic progress and are good indicators of your student's performance.  The grades are normally reported by the tenth week of class and can be accessed online. 

Five Ways to Cultivate the Habits of an Active Terp

Are you worried that when you talk to your student on the phone, they seem to be doing anything but studying? Or conversely, do they seem to be studying all the time? The truth is students can't and shouldn't work and study every chance they get. Click here to learn 6 ways your Terp can become more active and successful!

Shell Icon - News Article Alcohol & Your Student: Keep the Conversation Going

As the leaves continue to change and the cooler weather settles on campus, we are reminded that the Fall semester is halfway through and Thanksgiving break is right around the corner.  When you talk with your student about academic progress, campus organizations they may have joined, registering for Spring semester classes, and the many aspects of college life, be sure to include alcohol use as part of your conversation. 

Shell Icon - News Article 6 Ways Your Terp Can Prepare for the Fair

Each year thousands of Terps and hundreds of employers collide at the largest career and internship fair of the year. The Career & Internship Fair hosts recruiters from a vast array of organizations looking to hire for full, part-time, internship and co-op positions in both tech and non-tech industries. With such a huge turnout of intelligent, ambitious and talented Terps, how can your Terp stand apart from the rest?

Study Group Parenting a College Student

Your student, along with eight million others, is immersed in four of the most important years of their life. It is a time that is both exciting and frightening—a period of joy, pain, discovery, and disappointment. With all that is learned and experienced, your student will no doubt leave the University of Maryland as a different person and, along the way, you will experience much of the same happiness and defeats as does your student.

Alcohol Education AlcoholEdu for Parents & Families

During orientation this summer, we informed you about the AlcoholEdu for College online alcohol education course that is required by the University for all new students to complete. Instructions about the course are being sent to them via postal mail. 

Greek columns GREEK 101: What Parents Should Know

The University of Maryland has had a long and rich relationship with its collegiate fraternities and sororities stretching back more than 100 years.  As an important component of the co-curricular programs for undergraduate students, fraternities and sororities have supported the central mission of the University by providing an enriched out-of-class living/learning experience since they were first founded here on campus back in 1913.

pizza Have Your Pizza and Eat it Too! College Student’s Nutrition is a Balancing Act

College is often the first time a student has complete responsibility for his or her own nutrition.  Although college life often conjures up visions of mid-night pizza deliveries, mini-fridges filled with greasy takeout food containers or 3:00 am raids of the vending machines, there are still ways a student can enjoy the college experience and stay well nourished.