ALD Member Spotlights!


Every week, ALD features a member on our Instagram page that we believe encapsulates the ALD pillars of success through their hard work, perseverance, and excellence in academics! Please fill out this form to be chosen as ALD member of the week AND to be highlighted on our Instagram.
Form can be found here.

ALD Leads Certified

ALD Leads Certified is an online leadership and career development series offering 12 courses that cover essential competencies for the 21st century. Participating will help you set yourself apart and jumpstart your journey for career preparedness and success. Successfully complete 10 out of 12 self-paced courses and receive a nationally-recognized ALD Leads Certified / Leads365 Certificate of Completion. Average individual course length is approximately 45 minutes.
For more info and to sign up

ALD Member Opportunities for Internships

We are pleased to announce a new career resource to offer ALD members that matches students with employers based on their skills, interests, and experiences. All ALD members will be able to use this resource for free. They create a profile, and match with top companies, like Autozone and 23andMe, for open opportunities including internships and entry-level jobs. They will also be able to attend virtual webinars hosted by hiring managers at these companies.
Register using this link!

Your Own Volunteer Events

When: Throughout the entire semester
Where: Wherever you volunteer
Points: 1
Contact: Your VP of Volunteerism, Isabelle Lim –
If you are volunteering in your community, please email the VP of Volunteerism to get the volunteer opportunity approved/provide proof and that experience can count for your volunteer points!

ALD Career Conversations

ALD is offering a new series to help take our members from first-year to career. ALD Career Conversations are based around academic majors and feature conversations about the path to a career in that field. This series highlights a different academic major weekly, culminating in a conversation with an ALD alum in that field.
Majors highlighted in Fall 2020 include: Business Administration & Management, Computer Information Systems/Supply Chain Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Political Science, Public Health, Speech Language Pathology, and Veterinary Sciences.
Conversations run weekly starting October 1. To view the schedule, as well as alumni bios, visit


Help Center Resources

When: No Due Date
Points: None
The Help Center is the university’s only peer counseling and crisis-intervention hotline (we’re actually celebrating our 50th anniversary this year)! We provide free and confidential peer counseling — no issue is too big or too small. We also provide free pregnancy tests! We’re affiliated with the Counseling Center (rendering us an official university organization) but are entirely student-run.

Reach out to us if you ever need help!

What’s in Your Genes? A Virtual Genetics Panel

When: November 15th, 2020 from 5-6 PM
Where:  RSVP: Zoom:
Contact: Isabelle Lim –
Points: 1
Interested in learning more about genetic counseling, genetic diseases, or the topic of genetics in general? Join this virtual genetics panel to have the opportunity to learn more about the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Victor Center and ask your genetics-related questions to our panelists!

UMD AMSA: Community Partner Forum

When: Tuesday, November 11th at 5 pm
Points: 1
Contact: Jyotsna Jayaram,
UMD AMSA invites you to join us for our Community Partner Forum on November 11th from 5 to 6:30 pm! Come participate as we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on non-profit, community service organizations in the DMV area, including Central Union Mission, Medical Supply Drive, Martha’s Table, Alternative Breaks, Terps 4 Change, Food Recovery Network, and Capital Area Food Bank. Participants will gain a unique perspective through this forum and will be given information about how to get involved with the organizations in this panel! Register in advance for this forum:
Prior to the forum, we are collecting questions and topics that you have interest in learning more about from our community partners. Fill out this form with your pressing questions:

The Tools for Academic Success at UMD

When: Monday, November 9th 5pm
Points: 1
Supraja Kanipakam,
Are you stressed about upcoming midterms? Do you want to improve your semester grades? Ms. Sharon Vanwright, a College Study Skills coordinator at UMD, will discuss study strategies and resources that you can use to achieve academic success! Join us next Monday, November 9th from 5 to 6 pm. You will receive 1 point for attending!