UMUC and the Department of Veterans Affairs Create a New Partnership

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.Continue Reading

Why Join a Professional Association?

Professional associations are non-profit organizations committed to furthering a specific profession.  These organizations provide a vast array of benefits, and UMUC Career Services recently hosted a webinar to discuss why students or alumni should consider joining professional associations from several of their leaders.  The webinar featured the following panel of experts:Continue Reading

May Events to Help You Take the Next Step in Your Career

This month, your UMUC Career Services team will host a variety of career events to assist throughout your job search and career progression. The events include the Recruiter Session on May 19, and UMUC’s Career Week that runs May 22 25. See the list of May events below and follow the links to register!

Online Networking: LinkUP with UMUC Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, May 2
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
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May Recruiter Session Live Chats
Tuesday, May 16
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Online
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May Recruiter Session Live Chats
Thursday, May 18
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Online
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Recruiter Session: Featuring The World Bank, Ernst & Young, Inovalon, U.S. Senate, eGlobal Tech, Trace Systems & MD Community Connection
Friday, May 19
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Online
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Webinar: Hot Career Tools for Your Job Search
Monday, May 22
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
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Webinar: Writing a Results-Driven Resume
Monday, May 22
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
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Webinar: Hello! My name is…: A Survival Guide to In-Person Networking
Tuesday, May 23
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
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Webinar: I’m Getting My Diploma, Now What?
Tuesday, May 23
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
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Webinar: Job Searching Over 50
Wednesday, May 24
Time: 8 – 9 a.m.
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Webinar: Build Your Network with Social Media
Wednesday, May 24
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
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Webinar: Up Your Interviewing Game
Wednesday, May 24
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
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Webinar: Dare to Do Something New: Preparing for a Career Change
Thursday, May 25
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
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Webinar: Job Hunting in a Different City
Thursday, May 25
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
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Visit CareerQuest today to explore UMUC’s career tools and resources available to assist in your career progression. If you have any questions about these career events, please contact your UMUC Career Services office at 240-684-2720 or careerservices@umuc.edu.

Don’t just move forward in technology – sprint ahead

With technology careers in high demand, coding bootcamps have become an increasingly popular method for recent college grads to gain the additional skills needed to jump start a career in technology. Coding bootcamps are short, intense, training programs focused on teaching students the latest, in-demand technical skills.Continue Reading

How to Gain the Interest of Recruiters During a Virtual Career Fair

Although it’s convenient to attend a career fair online, it does still require an investment of your time so you want to be prepared to make the most of the opportunity to connect with employers. It’s important to keep in mind that the goal of the participating recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their current or future openings.Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Spring Career Fair App

For the in-person University of Maryland University College (UMUC) 2017 Spring Career Fair on Thursday, March 9, an exclusive app is available to provide students and alumni access to tips to prepare for success, a list of participating employers and the open jobs they are looking to fill, directions, and so much more. The app will provide you resources before, during, and after the event to make sure you are connected to information to help you make a wonderful impression with hiring employers both during the fair and beyond.Continue Reading