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

We're excited to see you at our second annual Career Week. If you haven't yet, there's still time to sign up for these virtual programs — check out our Career Week page for the full list of over 25 sessions, networking and job opportunities to help you meet your professional and personal goals. Need help figuring out which events to attend? Take our short quiz to find out. REGISTER FOR CAREER WEEK

 

2. Quotables

Evandro Valente ’03 (right), M.S. ’06 and Pramod Raheja ’91 (left).

- EnTERPreneur Award: Evandro Valente ’03, M.S. ’06 and Pramod Raheja ’91

"Entrepreneurs are known for finding inspiration in places others may not. And for former UMD Lecturer Evandro Valente ’03, M.S. ’06, that inspiration came in the form of a pancake. A flying pancake, that is. In 2006, Valente led a group of UMD aerospace engineering students in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ annual Design, Build, Fly competition, for which students design and build radio-controlled aircrafts to perform specific missions." Allison Eatough '97, Alumni BlogREAD MORE

 

3. A Little Fun

Clarice Blacklight Summit
- Blacklight Summit at the Clarice Performing Arts Center | Feb. 3-5

"Returning for a second year, the 2022 [dance] summit explores three fundamental inquiries: 'What/who are we becoming?' 'How do we return to one another?' and 'Does progress equal healing?' Throughout the 2021–22 season, the BlackLight Summit will continue to foster community connection by facilitating a series of mentoring and professional development opportunities, conversations and performances." LEARN MORE

 

4. Let's Get Social

Bronze Testudo covered in melting snow.
- Instagram Aesthetic


Testudo gets a snow bath. SEE POST

 

5. Friendly Reminders

Terrapins Connect - A map of Terps around the country.
- Terrapins Connect


Terrapins Connect is an online platform that allows Terps to network, find exclusive job opportunities, industry specific guidance and insight, and more. Whether you are looking to get advice, give advice (or are open to both), Terrapins Connect provides opportunities for professional and personal growth, including a job board just for Terps. 
JOIN TERRAPINS CONNECT

 

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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