UMUC Career Services recently hosted more than 1,300 attendees for its in-person career fair on March 7 and its virtual career fair on March 14. Students and alumni attended the events from various locations, ranging from Maryland to California, with the opportunity to connect with national companies.
The in-person 2018 Spring Career Fair is fast approaching. On March 7, UMUC students and alumni will gather at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, Md., to connect with prominent businesses and recruiters from across the country.
UMUC’s Career Services team hosted one of its most attended Virtual Recruiter Sessions on January 25, 2018 with 10 organizations and more than 300 UMUC alumni and students who participated. Employers from various industries were represented in the event, which included Ernst & Young, UMUC HR, GCubed, Inc., Concord Hospitality, netPolarity, Entertainment Cruises, DXC Technology, Association of American Medical Colleges, Child Care Aware of America, and Library of Congress.
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.
On October 19th, 2017, University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) Career Services team hosted more than 250 students and alumni online and in-person for a Recruiter Session featuring CSRA, Randstad, RTGX, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The event provided attendees information and insights surrounding the various career opportunities and work culture within each organization.
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, UMUC Career Services welcomed several officers from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to the UMUC Academic Center in Largo, MD. These officers represented departments from across the Agency and were recruiting for a wide variety of positions. The day began with a presentation delivered by CIA representatives sharing a variety of tips about the application process and what it is like to work at the Agency. Following the presentation, attendees had the opportunity to engage in one-on-one networking with the recruiters.
On Monday, July 10, 2017, UMUC’s President Javier Miyares signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create a collaborative partnership between the VA’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and UMUC’s Career Services Office. The purpose of the MOU is to establish a robust collaborative working partnership in order to coordinate and implement outreach to UMUC’s diverse student population for employment and educational opportunities within the VA.