Author Archives: USG

The Show Must Go On: Providing Prospective Students with Virtual Connections to USG

One of my favorite aspects of my job as the Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) Senior Recruiter is being able to meet prospective students and families at various college fairs, presentations, on-campus conversations, and of course our biannual open house … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A New World for Higher Education

My name is Rachel Hill. I am the program coordinator for the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) Criminology & Criminal Justice (CCJS) program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). I graduated from the UMCP Communication program at USG … Continue reading

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USG: Resilient in Turbulent Times

Dear Friends, I’m sure I speak for many of you when I say that, even a month ago, as we were just beginning to see the spread of Coronavirus in America, I would never have believed it if you told me … Continue reading

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Sign Up. Stand Out.

Shelby Speer                                    Rose Jackson-Speiser Did you know that leadership is one of the top skills that employers seek when hiring candidates (NACE website)? Our names are Shelby Speer and Rose Jackson-Speiser, and we are the coordinators of the USGLeads Emerging … Continue reading

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Career Opportunities in the Hospitality Industry

Did you know that 1 in 10 people in the world work in the hospitality sector, which is about 15 million Americans? The hospitality industry touches all aspects of our lives from restaurants, hotels, to rental car companies and cruises … Continue reading

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Whenever you transfer, will you be ready?

As someone who has been a part of the USG community practically since it opened (I transferred from MC way back in 2001 and have worked at this campus since I graduated with my undergraduate degree in 2004), I can … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking in Context…. Students Come See for Yourselves

Last Fall I had the honor of writing about human trafficking on this blog.  I talked about how this crime occurs right here in Montgomery County.  I talked about how I got involved in combatting this crime, locally and globally.  … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ruqiyyah Muid, UMCP Communication student

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a club but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re shy or you’re not sure where your interests are yet.  It’s okay, that was me too at many points during all … Continue reading

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Launching a New Decade at USG

Dear USG Community: Welcome back to campus for the beginning of spring 2020 classes. It’s hard to believe that we are not only starting a new decade, but that we are also now in our 20th year of operation as … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Saqib Rana ’19 UMD at USG publishes book, ‘The Story of Life, In a Tale of Words’

A year ago, when I was a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Public Health Science program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), I never thought I would self-publish a book of my poetry only … Continue reading

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