Tag Archives: The Universities at Shady Grove

Buy Awesome Greeting Cards to Benefit the USG General Scholarship Fund! Guest Post: Shelby Speer from CSEF

Isn’t it great to discover life’s little win-wins? My name is Shelby Speer, and I am the Graduate Student Services Coordinator in the Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEF) at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). I am … Continue reading

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“Wait, why are all those schools listed here?” Guest Post Michael Schlitzer, UMBC Data Science Graduate Student

Now, I’ve already stated in this blog that, until I enrolled in classes at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) two years ago, I did not know exactly what USG was.  But, after two years of taking remote classes at … Continue reading

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Are You Career Ready? Guest post: Julia Rader, CISC Director

It has long been understood that “soft skills” can provide a competitive edge – an edge which distinguishes a “good” employee from a “great” one.  In today’s COVID challenged world, those words ring truer than ever before, especially when considering … Continue reading

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UMBC’s Ting Huang Takes on a Different Type of Covid Research

It is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented disruption to everyday life. As research continues to find medical solutions, everyone is adjusting to their new normal in a changing landscape. For college students around the nation … Continue reading

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Teaching Teachers to Teach Online and Plan for Their Future. By: Jennifer Schnur, Program Director, Towson University at USG

What a world we are living in right now. A few short months ago, our Towson senior teacher candidates were in their professional development sites, preparing for their capstone projects and polishing their skills as educators. Our Towson juniors were … Continue reading

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‘Finals Time’ in Quarantine by Adam Binkley

This April has seemed more like an age, a slow crawl of time where days blend into one another and our academic deadlines lurk over our heads like semi-permanent specters of a semester that feels like it could last forever. … Continue reading

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USG’s impact on my journey. By: Julie Resendiz, UMBC Social Work student.

An influential point in my leadership journey was when I interned at a low-income elementary school and learned about the hardships that these families and children encountered everyday. Prior to becoming a social work major, I was an elementary education … Continue reading

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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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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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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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