On May 25, UMUC’s Career Services team hosted more than 150 attendees both in-person and on-line at a Recruiter Session that included Hewlett Packard Enterprise, FEMA, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correction Services, and Inter-Con Security at the UMUC Academic Center in Largo and online. The purpose of the event was to connect UMUC students and alumni with recruiters from the various career industries including public safety, information technology, cybersecurity, and emergency management and homeland security. Recruiters discussed various career opportunities and internships that they are currently looking for fill.
The recruiters began with a panel discussion, sharing insights about the culture within their organizations and what skills they look for in potential job candidates. They also provided helpful tips for career transitioners and those looking to obtain security clearances. The session also included time for questions and answers from the attendees. Attendees also got the opportunity to engage in a “speed networking” session to meet one-on-one with a recruiter from each organization for additional insight into career opportunities.
“We really enjoy recruiting from UMUC because we get an opportunity to connect with non-traditional students who have experience and can begin work right away,” said Jennifer Schoolfield, recruiter for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Roughly 50 percent of the IT and cyber candidates who attended the event were qualified for our positions.”
“As an alumni of UMUC I am proud to say that I can recruit here knowing we produce top talent,” said Christine Wells, a UMUC alumnus and recruiter for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections Services. “At every (UMUC) event I’ve attended including this one, I have been extremely pleased with the candidates.”
To listen to a recording of this recruiter session with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, FEMA, and Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correction, click here. For additional information on employment opportunities, click on the links below:
If you have any questions about future career events, please call the UMUC Career Services office at 240-684-2720 or email@example.com.
Darren Cox serves as the Director of Employer Services with UMUC and primarily works to connect UMUC students/alumni to employers. Darren has over 14 years’ experience in the career and workforce development arena in the non-profit, District of Columbia Government and University sectors. Some of the keys responsibilities in Darren’s current role are to meet with employers to identify their recruitment needs and work to connect ideal UMUC candidates to open positions.