Teach for America

By Samantha Subin For Unwind Magazine Elana Sichel was a high school senior when she taught her 6-year-old brother to read. Now, she’s a sophomore at the University of Maryland studying elementary education. “I’ve always had a passion for children and working with kids,” said Sichel, who has spent  multiple summers as a camp counselor. “So I had a realization that I should do something … Continue reading Teach for America

Howard Center for Investigative Journalism

Photo by Michael Placanica By Nicole Zibelman For Unwind Magazine In 2019, University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism will admit its first class into the newly launched Howard Center for Investigative Journalism funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation. University of Maryland was one of two schools that received the funding out of 14 schools that were invited to apply, Philip Merrill College of Journalism … Continue reading Howard Center for Investigative Journalism

MakerSpaces Across Campus Utilize New Technologies to Inspire Students

By Samantha Subin For Unwind Magazine University of Maryland students can now build the Eiffel Tower, Testudo, or a cookie cutter thanks to the eleven MakerSpaces across campus. The MakerSpaces, funded by university grants and technology fees included in student tuition, allow students and faculty to experience new emerging technologies including 3D printers or virtual reality headsets such as the Microsoft Oculus Rift. “We like … Continue reading MakerSpaces Across Campus Utilize New Technologies to Inspire Students

Mobile Apps Help Students Track Spending

By Taylor Dove When it comes to saving money in college, many students do not know where to begin. From morning coffee runs to Uber Eats with floormates, college offers countless opportunities for students to spend money. According to StateUniversity.com, college students spend an average of $211 per month on personal expenses. However, there are many ways for Terps to keep track of their cash, … Continue reading Mobile Apps Help Students Track Spending

Interview and Career Fair Tips and Tricks

By Dan Novak For seniors, fall marks the beginning of the transition from being a student to becoming a professional as they start their first true search for a job in the real world. Whether students are looking for a full-time job or a summer internship, university career fairs are the best way for students to meet with employers face-to-face,  make a good impression and … Continue reading Interview and Career Fair Tips and Tricks

Unpaid Internship: necessary evil for success?

By Oyinkansola Awosika Unpaid internships have long been understood as a necessary evil for one to get a foot in the door and a subsequent career. But recently, a question has been raised: do the opportunities outweigh the cost?   “For me it was more so just looking at the opportunity rather than the price tag attached,” said junior African American studies and public policy … Continue reading Unpaid Internship: necessary evil for success?

Combating low financial literacy among women

by Vivian Alana Caesar For Unwind Magazine We live in an era where women are entering the workforce at higher rates than ever before and yet, the financial literacy rates among women are still alarming. A common misconception is that men are more adept at understanding fiscal endeavors, but the reality is that 35 percent of adult men, eligible to retire, are able to pass … Continue reading Combating low financial literacy among women

The coolest summer job: volunteer at a music festival

by Nicole Noechel For Unwind Magazine As classes wind down and the scorching heat takes over for good, it’s almost time for every music lover’s favorite part of the year: festival season. If you don’t have the funds for $400 tickets and the overpriced food that comes with them, you may feel like you will never make it to see all your favorite artists perform … Continue reading The coolest summer job: volunteer at a music festival

College advice to landing your dream job

by Radiance Talley Staff Writer Approaching the application process for obtaining a job or internship can seem a little daunting if you haven’t done it before. Students from a variety of majors offer advice that can make the process of searching for positions and conducting cover letters, resumes and interviews, run much more smoothly. Searching for Positions Many students find out what positions are available … Continue reading College advice to landing your dream job

Investing in Stocks: should college students join the trend?

by Jackie Budko For Unwind Magazine Investing is the key to long-term saving, but college students may not have the disposable income–or financial knowledge–to invest while they are in school. Even after graduation, people in their twenties are hesitant to invest in the stock market. According to an April 2017 Gallup poll, just 31 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 put … Continue reading Investing in Stocks: should college students join the trend?

As trust in Facebook is questioned some users turn to deleting their accounts

by Dana Gray Staff Writer Facebook has experienced significant backlash after the social media platform exposed the data of 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that has been linked to the 2016 Trump campaign. However, Facebook’s issues run deeper than just Cambridge Analytica. The company has faced several other issues with the past presidential election, including spreading fake news and ads … Continue reading As trust in Facebook is questioned some users turn to deleting their accounts

New apartments coming to College Park after last year’s Fuse 47 fire

by Constantine Martin For Unwind Magazine The five-alarm fire that destroyed the Fuse 47 apartments in April 2017 isn’t stopping developers from building a residential space in its place once again. Wood Partners, the developer of Fuse 47 apartments, expects to open their new Alloy by Alta apartment building at 4700 Berwyn House Road to the public this winter, said Wood Partners director Scott Zimmerly. … Continue reading New apartments coming to College Park after last year’s Fuse 47 fire