On November 15, 2017, UMUC’s Career Services and Alumni Relations team hosted its largest Virtual Recruiter Session featuring eight organizations and more than 350 UMUC alumni and student attendees. Several employers from various industries had the opportunity to connect directly with attendees through chat and video. Featured employers included Marriott, Navy Federal Credit Union, eGlobal Tech, Mar Inc., First Data, Curzon Staffing, Paradyme Management, and Fastenal. UMUC alumni and students represented various career fields and came prepared to deliver their elevator pitches to employers.
Prior to the event, UMUC’s Career Services staff worked closely with registrants by hosting webinars and sending out targeted emails to ensure both employers and attendees had a great experience. Career advising specialists encouraged students and alumni to research the companies that participated to maximize the quality of their time during the chats. UMUC’s Career Services and Alumni Relations staff members were also available during the event to answer any questions.
During the event, recruiters had access to student and alumni resumes and had the opportunity to initiate one-on-one chats within their booth. Attendees also had the opportunity to post questions for recruiters through the discussion board, and several students and alumni posted their elevator pitch and expressed interest in particular organizations.
Participants can follow up with the organizations who participated in the event after they have applied to open positions. The contact information for the participating employers is below:
- Agatha Farngalo, Navy Federal Credit Union, agatha_Farngalo@navyfederal.org;
- Jessica Teague, Mar, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Alexis Grems, eGlobal Tech email@example.com
- First Data firstname.lastname@example.org
- Curzon Staffing email@example.com
- Marriot http://www.careers.marriott.com/connect-with-us
- Lisa Fischetti, Fastenal firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paradyme Management email@example.com
UMUC’s Career Services and Alumni Relations office remains committed to the career development and connection to employers of our students and alumni. To learn more about future career events, please log into CareerQuest today. Please contact UMUC Career Services at 240-684-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Darren Cox serves as the director of Employer Services at UMUC and primarily works to connect students and alumni to hiring employers. He has over 14 years’ experience in the career and workforce development arena in the nonprofit, District of Columbia government and university sectors. Some of his key responsibilities in his current role are to meet with employers to identify their recruitment needs and work to connect UMUC candidates to open positions.