Five Ways Volunteering Impacts Your Career

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. 

Volunteering allows you to give back to your community and provides personal and professional growth. Whether you are serving on a community association board, raising money for scholarships, or organizing an event, these are just some of the types of opportunities you could participate in to put your current skills to work and to develop new ones. However, before deciding to volunteer, consider the following:

  1. Why do you want to volunteer?
  2. How will volunteering for this organization help you reach your goal?

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Tips for Choosing the Best Resume Type

Your resume is a self-marketing tool that outlines your skills and experiences so an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to their organization. The goal of an effective resume is to highlight and summarize your qualifications. When crafting a resume, it is important to decide what you want to emphasize so you can choose the best resume type to fit your needs. Continue below for explanations of each resume type.

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Five Tips to Prepare for an In-Person Career Fair

To get the most out of UMUC’s In-Person 2019 Spring Career Fair, you will need to prepare in advance. At this year’s in-person event, you will have the opportunity to meet with more than 50 employers and network with other job seekers, fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff.  This type of event could pay off for you if you plan and prepare properly. The tips below can help you maximize your opportunities at the In-Person Spring Career Fair.

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Five Tips to Prepare for a Virtual Career Fair

UMUC’s 2019 Spring Virtual Career Fair is coming up on Thursday, March 14. One of the biggest advantages you have when attending a virtual career fair is the opportunity to network with recruiters from around the world. Yes, virtual career fairs take place online. If you’ve never participated in a virtual career fair, here is how it works: companies with positions to fill set up “booths” full of information about job openings, company culture, and advancement opportunities, and attendees have the opportunity to connect and chat with the recruiters.

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