Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here are essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. What's Happening
Career Week

- Career Week - Jan. 24-28 | Online and In-Person

Press refresh this month with your University of Maryland Alumni Association's second annual Career Week, packed with over 25 events, networking and job opportunities to help you meet your professional and personal goals. With programs across sectors, career levels, affinities, industries and schools and colleges, there's absolutely a program (or two!) just for you. VIEW SCHEDULE

 

2. Quotables

Two wrapped presents topped with pines sprigs.

- In Case You Missed It - Giving the Gift of Wisdom

"Over the past year, the University of Maryland Alumni Association has had the pleasure of featuring more than 100 passionate, innovative and fearless Terps on this blog, sharing their many talents and experiences with alums around the world." Alumni BlogREAD MORE

 

3. A Little Fun

Graphic of a Terp reading, surrounded by floating books.
- "15 Books We Loved Reading in 2021"

Check out The Diamondback's guide to the best books of 2021, brought to you by staff readers. READ MORE

 

4. Let's Get Social

Testudo wearing a gift bow.
- Instagram Aesthetic


Testudo hopes you had a great holiday, and is looking forward to sharing 2022 with you. 
SEE POST

 

5. Friendly Reminders

Elevate Your Alma Mater - Photo of the Brendan Iribe Center
- New Year, New Opportunities
 

Start 2022 off right by supporting your alma mater. When you join your Alumni Association, you elevate Maryland, your fellow Terps and the next generation of students. Membership also grants you access to exclusive opportunities such as members-only programming, events, discounts and Maryland swag. What can members look forward to this year? Keep an eye out for behind-the-scenes campus opportunities, new benefit partners and so much more. We're ready for the new year, Terps. Let's take on 2022 together. JOIN TODAY

 

That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday, and update your information in the alumni directory to always receive the latest from your Alumni Association. Have a lovely weekend!

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