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?
  1. How will volunteering for this organization help you reach your goal? 

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Grow Your Career with these May Events

May is here and that means warmer days, more sunshine, and new opportunities to grow your career. This month you’ll have a chance to connect with your entrepreneurial UMUC network, prepare for and attend the next Virtual Recruiter Session, and learn the essentials of a federal job search — all from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet, or computer!

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Spring Career Webinar Series 2.0

Your UMUC Career Services office is here to support you and your career goals this spring and beyond! Join us for one or all of the webinars to help jump start your career. Learn how to develop a SMART job search strategy, find out the number one secret to interview success, and more. Continue below for more information and to watch or register today.

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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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The Four Stages of Navigating a Career Transition

Whether it’s starting a new position in a familiar industry, changing industries altogether, or embarking on a brand new career, professionals will experience many transitions throughout their careers. Although the reasons will vary, the stages of a career transition will remain the same.

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