From Passion to Profession: How Kenithia Alston ’14 Found Her Career Calling

On any given weekday, you can find Kenithia Alston ‘14 interviewing defendants to determine their financial eligibility for court appointed counsel. As an eligibility examiner for the Public Defender Service (PDS) of the District of Columbia, it wasn’t so long ago that she wasn’t quite sure what her career path would consist of. When she was growing up, Kenithia knew she wanted to help people in her community.  She also knew loved public safety. What she did not know was how exactly was how to forge a fulfilling career from her two passions.Continue Reading

Selling Your Military Experience to a Civilian Workforce

If you are a veteran transitioning into the civilian job market, hiring managers will inevitably ask you about your military experience. Considering less than 10 percent of the U.S. adult population has ever served in the military, the chances are high that you will be connecting with plenty who do not know much about the military, and this can make it difficult to “sell” your previous military experience.  Continue Reading

May UMUC Virtual Recruiter Session

UMUC’s Career Services hosted its largest Virtual Recruiter Session on Thursday, May 17th featuring ten organizations and helping to connect more than 650 UMUC students and alumni attendees with participating employers. Employers from various industries were represented in the event, including Allegis Global Solutions, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Deloitte, DXC Technology, General Dynamics Information Technology, Leidos, Metropolitan Police Department, NikSoft, RPI Group, Watershed Solutions, and WMATA. During the event, members of the UMUC career advising team were also available via a virtual booth to answer questions and schedule appointments.Continue Reading