“Successful Study Skills” with the Counseling Center

When: Tuesday, 9/28/21 from 4-5pm

Where: (RSVP to get the zoom link) https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqduCupjwoGNe5d5bysbSQOctCuiS6aufi

Points: 1

Contact: Your VP of Academic Enrichment, Laurel Dietrick (maryland.ald.academicenrichment@gmail.com

Do you feel like you have less study time since we went back in-person for classes? Is it about time to start studying for your first midterms? Join ALD and the Counseling Center for a wellness workshop on “Successful Study Skills.” *When you attend the event, please add “ALD” to the end of your zoom name to get your attendance points.*

Pause for Paws!

When: Tuesday, 9/28/21 from 12-1pm

Where: Pyon Su Room in Stamp Student Union

Points: 1 point (1-hour activity)

Contact: Hannah Merrifield (hannahmerrifield1@gmail.com

Take a pause and come make toys for pets at an animal shelter! The Humane Society of Harford County is home to a multitude of pets, including animals ranging from chickens to dogs and even pigs! Come out to Pyon Su Room on September 28th from 12pm-1pm and help make toys for the animals! We will be making a variety of toys like tug-of-war ropes for dogs and teasing wands for cats. This is a super fun way to get a point for ALD and also brighten the lives of our furry friends at the shelter! 

Volunteer with UMD Arboretum & Botanical Garden

When: Saturday, 9/25/21 from 9-11am
Where: TBD (will be somewhere on campus)

Points: 2 pts (2 hour activity)
Contact: Your Volunteerism Committee Member, Megan Chang (mchang16@umd.edu

Join ALD members to help cultivate our living campus! Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, pruning, and mulching. All are welcome to join! Tools and gloves are provided and volunteers should wear close-toed shoes. All volunteers are required to follow the 4Maryland guidelines regarding COVID-19.

2021-2022 Committee Applications Now Open!

When: Due Friday, 9/24/21 at 11:59 pm
Contact: Your Co-Presidents, Jyotsna Jayaram and Vicky Mei (maryland.ald@gmail.com)

Apply to serve on one of ALD’s three committees for the 2021-2022 academic year! This is a great leadership opportunity to help run our chapter, and the next step towards taking on a position in the executive board. We are looking for passionate and dedicated members who are interested in improving ALD. Feel free to email us with any questions!

ALD Career Conversations

When: Starting February 1st, 2021
Points: None
Contact: None
ALD is continuing the Career Conversation series to help take more of our members from first-year to career. As you know, 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.
This semester will highlight careers in: Communications, Economics, Education, Hospitality & Tourism, Physical Therapy, and Social Work. And we are thrilled to be highlighting alum that work at top-level companies like Amazon, YouTube, and Amadeus Hospitality!
Recordings for the majors highlighted in Fall 2020 are available on the site as well: 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 February 1. To view the schedule, as well as alumni bios, and to register, visit www.nationalald.org/career.

National ALD Leadership Summit

When: Saturday, April 17 from 12-4pm ET

Attend the new, free Leadership Summit held by National ALD and open to all ALD members! This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to take on a leadership position within our chapter. They have two exciting, featured speakers lined up, one to get the day started with an empowering talk about harnessing one’s creativity, and they will close the day with a talk about balance, mental health, and wellness. In between will be student presentations, round tables, and an alumni panel. Those who attend will also receive free ALD swag! For more information and the link to register: www.nationalald.org/summit

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Exec Board Application

When: Due Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Points: None

Are you interested in being on the Exec Board of our honor society? We have plenty of positions opening up, as we anticipate the fresh start of next school year. Please fill out the form below to run for a Fall 2021-Spring 2022 year long position.
Due Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Link: https://forms.gle/wRgt4Qr262gGdvW68
If you have questions please email: maryland.ald@gmail.com