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Friday Five: 'Tis the Season

Friday Five: 'Tis the Season

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
Kits to Heart

- Kits to Heart - Dec. 12 | 11 a.m. EST

Join the Alumni Association and Kits to Heart in a hands-on service project to prepare handwritten cards and no-sew pillows with your fellow Terps. Kits to Heart is an organization that distributes thoughtfully designed, curated cancer care kits to patients both locally and nationwide. SIGN UP


2. Quotables

Hallie Schwartzstein '22

- The Power of Informational Interviews, with Hallie Schwartzstein ‘22

"Post graduation, Hallie Schwartzstein ’22 has her eyes set on a marketing career in the entertainment or sports industry. A few barriers stood in her way this past year, though—these industries are notoriously tough to break into, and many companies that could have provided her with valuable intern experience weren’t hiring during COVID-19. That’s when Schwartzstein’s Student Alumni Leadership Council advisor, Lauren Norris ’11, ’16, suggested Schwartzstein create a Terrapins Connect account to chat one-on-one with experienced Terp veterans in her field." Ethan Jenkins '23, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

UMD Solitaire

- UMD Solitaire

Looking for a fun game to play this weekend? Check out University of Maryland Alumni Association Solitaire, packed with fun Maryland facts and historical trivia. PLAY GAME


4. Let's Get Social

Sunlight through trees on McKeldin Mall (in front of the McKeldin Library).
- Instagram Aesthetic

Lovely fall views on campus. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

Students walking on the McKeldin Mall.
- Find Your Network

You have an extensive network of Terps at your fingertips, and we’re here to connect you with others in your industry, provide career development and help you discover your passion. Expand your social circle through the latest events, programs and news in your area, affinity or interest. Have your voice heard in your network’s upcoming programs, and form a community with like-minded Terps. Find regional networks here, and affinity networks here.


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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