The Universities at Shady Grove Invites Prospective Students to Undergraduate and Graduate Open House on Nov. 12 (sponsored)

(Rockville, MD) The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) invites prospective students and guests to learn more about the USG campus and the wide variety of degree programs offered by its university partners at the upcoming Undergraduate and Graduate Open House on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

 USG is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland that offers approximately 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine different state universities, all on one convenient campus in Montgomery County. Undergraduate programs at USG are geared to serving transfer students, as the universities offering the bachelor’s degree programs provide the third and fourth year coursework. Students admitted into the university programs complete their first two years at Montgomery College where they can benefit from significant cost-savings on a four-year degree via the “2+2 pathway or at another college or university. 

 Attendees of the fall Undergraduate and Graduate Open House will be able to tour the campus, including USG’s new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) building. They will also be able to meet with program representatives to learn about admission requirements for each of the degree programs, the ability to transfer credits from Montgomery College and other institutions, career tracks, scholarships and financial aid.  

 For those attending the open house, parking will be available free of charge in the campus’s Shady Grove Garage, which is located at the corner of Shady Grove Road and Darnestown Road. USG Student Ambassadors will direct attendees from the garage to the event. Handicapped parking is also available in parking lot 2 or the Traville Gateway Garage. Individuals who park in the Traville Garage should take a ticket from the gate when they arrive and ask for a voucher when they check in at the event, to exit free of charge. 

 For more information about USG and the Undergraduate and Graduate Open House happening on November 12, visit shadygrove.umd.edu and register online to attend. 

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 1. Why Well-Paid Maids?

Karen: I saw the company was paying a living wage and had great benefits. Also, they were very flexible with my schedule, especially since I have kids.

 2. How has it been working at Well-Paid Maids?

Karen: I feel very appreciated at the company. This is the first job where I feel I'm able to speak about any issue and that management will support me.

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Karen: Because Well-Paid Maids pays a living wage, I can now spend more time with my kids and not work double shifts like I did at my old job.

 4. How do you plan to spend your PTO this year?

Karen: I look forward to traveling to El Salvador to visit my family there.

 5. How would you describe Well-Paid Maids as an employer in three words?

Appreciated, valued and opportunity

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Movie being filmed in McLean, VA, needs your support

A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:

https://www.filmindependent.org/sponsored-projects/ultimate-bias/

https://www.silvanomarifilms.com/jis

This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

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In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.

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