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

The Power of Mentorship

Whether you are transitioning into a new career field or looking for advice on how to climb the corporate ladder in your current profession, mentorship can be a great avenue for expanding your professional network and identifying the direction in which you want to take your career. While having a mentor is a great idea for both your personal and professional growth, knowing where to begin to find the right person to offer such guidance may be a bit challenging.

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