Careers in Education for All Majors

U.S. Department of Education, Howard County Public Schools, and UMUC provide career seekers information of employment opportunities for various positions

February 12, 2016 · by Darren Cox

On February 11, UMUC’s Career Services team hosted more than 40 attendees at an Information Session that included the U.S. Department of Education, Howard County Public School System, and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) at the University’s Academic Center in Largo and online. The purpose of the event was to inform students and alumni of the various career opportunities within the education industry. Recruiters discussed the various career opportunities at each organization to include IT, teaching, communications, and other fields.

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UMUC alumnus, and performance coach and trainer Robert Kennedy moderated the event. The session began with a panel discussion where the U.S. Department of Education, Howard County Public School System and UMUC recruiters shared insight about the culture within their organization and what skills they look for in potential job candidates. They also discussed how to navigate the application process for their current job openings. The second half of the session included in-person attendees having the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a recruiter from each organization for additional insight into career opportunities.

 

Kitsha Ford from Howard County Public School System shared, “I like to recruit directly from UMUC because we have specific needs in various areas such IT that can be addressed. At the event I met a lot of great candidates with very specific skills in fields such as IT that address our hiring needs.”

To listen to a recording of this recruiter session, click hereFor additional information on employment opportunities with each organization, visit: iwork@ed.gov (U.S. Department of Education) and careers@hcpss.org (Howard County Public School System). For additional information on employment opportunities with UMUC, email careerservices@umuc.edu, which will be forwarded to the UMUC HR team.

If you have any questions about future career events, please call your UMUC Career Services office at 240-684-2720 or careerservices@umuc.edu.