Creating a ‘Career Highlight Reel’ to Ace the Interview Game

Featuring alumna Dr. Christine Hagedorn ‘13

As a career advising specialist at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), I have the pleasure of working with students and alumni at various stages of their career. I provide coaching on a variety of career development topics, and interview preparation is certainly one of the popular ones. Continue Reading

The Importance of Industry Certifications for DoD Cyber Opportunities

When reading job postings for your target career, you may often see that industry certifications are required, and this may be in addition to having a certain academic degree or years of experience. This is particularly true for cybersecurity positions with government contractors. There are dozens of certifications within the cybersecurity industry, so to better understand which certifications to pursue based on a target career or position, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) partnered with ICF International, a federal contractor with a large cybersecurity division, to deliver a webinar sharing their expertise on this complex topic.  Continue Reading

Recruiter Session with ICF International, Library of Congress, Broadsoft, and the Department of Energy and Environment

UMUC’s Career Services and Alumni Relations team recently hosted more than 150 attendees for a Recruiter Session featuring ICF International, Library of Congress, Broadsoft, and the Department of Energy and Environment at the UMUC Academic Center in Largo and online. Through the event, students and alumni learned more about each organization and connected directly with recruiters and program managers from various career industries including Business Administration, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Emergency Management.  Continue Reading

Job Searching Over 50

Job searching typically isn’t easy, regardless of how old you are. However, older Job applicants sometimes have to overcome barriers they did not face when they were younger. This may prolong the job search and might make it more difficult to get hired. However, there are strategies that older job applicants can implement to help find gainful, meaningful employment.Continue Reading