Programmed to succeed: Alumnus thrives in growing cybersecurity field

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Career Connection blog are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020.

Although David Zito loved computer science during college, the idea of sitting in a cubicle all day writing code wasn’t quite what he wanted for his future. It wasn’t until a surprise addition to his undergraduate program that he found his true passion: cybersecurity.
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Lead the Way: Getting to Know Your Management Style

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Career Connection blog are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020. 

What kind of leader are you?

If you’re a manager, you’ve probably pondered your own leadership style—and with good reason. The role of a leader is to inspire and guide a team as they work to achieve a goal. To have a great team, you need a strong leader. And when your team shines, your supervisor takes notice.
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Career Fair 2019: Opportunities abound, both in person and online

In March, UMUC Career Services brought together 82 employers and 1,801 students and alumni at its in-person and virtual 2019 Career Fair events. Through this annual career offering, members of the UMUC community had the opportunity to discuss nearly 25,000 job openings with hiring managers. These employers came to the event bringing career opportunities in cybersecurity, IT, healthcare administration, finance, accounting and more.

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How to Refresh Your Personal Brand

Have you thought about your personal brand in a while? If not, it’s time to dust it off, give it a good look and make it shine for the year ahead. After all, your personal brand is at the very heart of how you market yourself, whether it’s within your own company or with prospective employers. It needs to reflect where you are now—so you can get where you want to be in the future.

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Maximize Your Performance Review to Boost Your Career

Is it performance review time already? Every year, you sit down with your boss to discuss your performance over the past 12 months, as well as your career trajectory. Although the annual performance review can be nerve-wracking for some, it can also be an important step as you climb the career ladder. Here’s how to get the most from this professional ritual.

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