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Monday Roundup: Let's Celebrate Pride!

Monday Roundup: Let's Celebrate Pride!


It's Monday, Terps.

You know what that means — no, don't quit your job just so you can go back to sleep. Your Alumni Association's got brand-new content to help you advance your career, connect with fellow alums and have a little bit of Maryland fun.

Get your week off to the best start by checking out the opportunities below, brought to you by us and other campus communities.

Itay Balely
Itay Balely '14 wearing an Alumni Association "Fearless" pride T-shirt.


Spotlight On: Pride Month


This June, we're celebrating our LGBTQ+ alums, including highlighting a #TerpBusiness or two. Are you an LGBTQ+ Terp business owner? Apply to become a part of the Terp Business Directory for a chance to be featured in June's EnTERPreneur business roundup on the Alumni Blog! 

Terp Trivia: In 2020, the University of Maryland was ranked No. 1 among LGBTQ-friendly campuses.



Here's what else is happening at Maryland:



Buy a Brick | Leave a Legacy

Alumna with a legacy brick
Emily Leo '22

In honor of Commencement 2022 or as a perfect gift for Father's Day, you can now purchase a brick at up to 50% off: $149 member price (reg. $300) and $199 non-member price (reg. $350). Commemorate a milestone or declare your love for a team, club, sorority or fraternity. By etching your name into a legacy brick, you become part of the history of your alma mater. Sale price valid through June 30, 2022.

*Bricks will be installed in the fall of 2022 at our beautiful Legacy Plaza at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.






Helping Terp Companies Go "Lean"

Brad Eisenberg '09

"Brad Eisenberg ’09 knows what it’s like to be a “starving entrepreneur,” from the requisite stint in his parents’ basement to the exhausting scramble of working two jobs at once. Now, he works to help other business leaders avoid some of the hazards of the trade–and uses his University of Maryland network to do so." 

— Sala Levin '10, Alumni Blog





Re(Connecting) with Your "Why"

July 25 | Noon EDT | Virtual

Coaches Corner

During a time filled with angst and uncertainty, we have been pushed out of our comfort zones and forced to re-examine what really matters to us. Join Coaches Corner coach Jessika Portney '08 for an interactive workshop to take the first step towards connecting (or reconnecting!) with your "why."


Other Professional Development Quick Links:

Job Listing, from Terrapins Connect: The University of Maryland is hiring a Development Officer who will work collaboratively as a front-line fundraiser for the Leadership Annual Giving team (LEAD).

Resources for Terps: Don't forget about our alum-only job board on Terrapins Connect, a career advancement platform exclusively for Terps. Sign up today and connect with alums who are hiring Terps now. 




University of Maryland Coloring Book — 2022 Edition

University of Maryland Coloring Book

Break out the crayons! It's time for some color therapy with the latest edition of the University of Maryland Coloring Book, brought to you by The Diamondback.





Find Your Network

Network crab feast.

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.





Our Monday Roundups offer ways for you to get involved with the Alumni Association, but what about supporting your fellow Terps? For our roundup wrap up, we're featuring action items to give you an opportunity to make real impact in your alumni community.



Brad Eisenberg '09 — BE Lean

Brad Eisenberg '09 — BE Lean

BE Lean helps founders, CEOs and small business owners see what's really happening in their business, fix what isn't working, and create custom, scalable operating systems so that they can get out of the weeds and actually grow their business. 


Check out the Terp Referral Exchange Business Directory to tap into services and offerings from a community of enTERPreneurs. If you are a Terp looking to promote your business, products or service, apply to join the directory today and market your business to a community of nearly 400,000 Terps.


See you next Monday, Terps.




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