Essential Tools for Career Success

Did you know, UMUC students and alumni have exclusive access to a variety of online career tools that can assist in your job search and career development? You might already know that UMUC Career Services offers career advising appointments, hosts employer recruiting sessions, and presents informational webinars, but here are the self-service tools housed within UMUC’s CareerQuest job portal.Continue Reading

What is InternPLUS?

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) students lead multifaceted lives juggling numerous priorities in locations all over the world.  InternPLUS is UMUC’s newest career initiative designed to help our students obtain “resume-able” experience.  Recent research suggests that employers prefer students to have both education AND experience in order to be competitive for employment after graduation, and InternPLUS was designed to help you gain that experience.  Continue Reading

Five Myths About Security Clearances for Federal Jobs

As a job seeker you may have come across a job that looks like a great fit. You meet all of the requirements, except one. You do not have a U.S. security clearance.  What should you do? Many job seekers believe that they can just pay for a security clearance themselves or that the one that they had previously is still active. Below are some common myths that job seekers believe about security clearances.Continue Reading

When to Do What: An Action Plan for Military Transition Success

Transitioning out of the military can be both scary and exciting, and is often overwhelming.  I recently conducted a webinar to help simplify the career-related aspects of this into simple action steps so that you know what to do and when to do it.  The webinar gives more details, but here are some of the highlights:Continue Reading