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Posted: August 22, 2011

On-Campus Recruitment

Be sure to check your UMBCworks account for On-Campus Recruitment opportunities. Employers will begin arriving on-campus mid-September...be prepared!

Posted: May 10, 2011

Part-time Job Survey - What are you worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $8.47, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $12.03. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 11-16 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

UNESCO Youth Forum Applications

Application Deadline: May 15

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Youth Forum is a biennial conference that brings together youth from over 80 countries to exchange views and identify shared opportunities to address global problems within UNESCO’s mandate. The outcome from the Forum will be forwarded to the UNESCO General Conference for consideration.

This year, the Youth Forum will be in October at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The National Commissions for UNESCO may send up to two candidates to represent youth in their home country. At the Forum, youth delegates will be expected to share their experiences and seek ways that UNESCO can promote a better future for youth, within its mandate.

More information is available here.

Posted: May 3, 2011

UNESCO Youth Forum Applications

Application Deadline: May 15

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Youth Forum is a biennial conference that brings together youth from over 80 countries to exchange views and identify shared opportunities to address global problems within UNESCO’s mandate. The outcome from the Forum will be forwarded to the UNESCO General Conference for consideration.

This year, the Youth Forum will be in October at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The National Commissions for UNESCO may send up to two candidates to represent youth in their home country. At the Forum, youth delegates will be expected to share their experiences and seek ways that UNESCO can promote a better future for youth, within its mandate.

More information is available here.

Part-time Job Survey - What are you worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $8.47, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $12.03. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 11-16 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

Posted: April 26, 2011

UNESCO Youth Forum Applications

Application Deadline: May 15

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Youth Forum is a biennial conference that brings together youth from over 80 countries to exchange views and identify shared opportunities to address global problems within UNESCO’s mandate. The outcome from the Forum will be forwarded to the UNESCO General Conference for consideration.

This year, the Youth Forum will be in October at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The National Commissions for UNESCO may send up to two candidates to represent youth in their home country. At the Forum, youth delegates will be expected to share their experiences and seek ways that UNESCO can promote a better future for youth, within its mandate.

More information is available here.

Part-time Job Survey - What are you worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $8.47, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $12.03. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 11-16 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

Posted: April 19, 2011

Part-time Job Survey - What are you worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $8.47, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $12.03. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 11-16 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

Posted: April 12, 2011

UMBC/SCORE Partnership for Student Entrepreneurs

Support for Student Entrepreneurs - UMBC/SCORE Partnership Announced
Learn more...then link to the following:

The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and UMBC's Career Services Center have formed a partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs. Students seeking guidance and assistance in planning and launching their business should contact Vivian Armor (armor@umbc.edu) in the Alex. Brown Center to set up appointments
with SCORE counselors. Meetings will be held on campus.

Part-time Job Survey - What are you worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $8.47, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $12.03. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 11-16 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

Posted: April 5, 2011

Part-time Job Survey - What Are You Worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $8.47, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $12.03. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 11-16 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

UMBC/SCORE Partnership for Student Entrepreneurs

Support for Student Entrepreneurs - UMBC/SCORE Partnership Announced
Learn more...then link to the following:

The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and UMBC's Career Services Center have formed a partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs. Students seeking guidance and assistance in planning and launching their business should contact Vivian Armor (armor@umbc.edu) in the Alex. Brown Center to set up appointments
with SCORE counselors. Meetings will be held on campus.

Posted: March 30, 2011

L-3 Stratis Corporate Visibility Day - You could win an iPad!

Wednesday, April 6
11am-2:00pm
Commons 331

http://www.l-3stratis.com/careers

Attn: CS, CE, IS, EE and all other IT and Engineering undergraduate and graduate students

L-3 Stratis is looking to hire for entry level full-time opportunities as well as actively seeking summer interns.

What they do:
L-3 Stratis’ employees deliver specialized services and advanced technology in support of intelligence and enterprise information technology solutions for government and commercial entities around the world.

SCHEDULE:
11:00am – 12:00pm: L-3 Stratis Overview and career discussion
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm: L-3 Stratis Overview and career discussion
*2:00pm: Drawing to win an iPad!

Don’t miss out on the employment and networking opportunities, targeted career skill information, free food, and give-aways at L-3 Stratis’ Corporate Visibility Day! Attend at any point during the day to learn more about their full-time and internship positions, as well as have the chance to meet with recruiters and hiring managers from L-3 Stratis. For more information, contact the Career Services Center (x5.2216, careers@umbc.edu, www.careers.umbc.edu).

Hosted by the Career Services Center.

Please RSVP via the Events tab in UMBCworks .

UMBC/SCORE Partnership for Student Entrepreneurs

Support for Student Entrepreneurs - UMBC/SCORE Partnership Announced
Learn more...then link to the following:

The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and UMBC's Career Services Center have formed a partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs. Students seeking guidance and assistance in planning and launching their business should contact Vivian Armor (armor@umbc.edu) in the Alex. Brown Center to set up appointments
with SCORE counselors. Meetings will be held on campus.

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Teach for America

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Each year, we select a diverse corps of individuals who have the skills and commitment to improve the quality of education for students growing up today in low-income communities, and to help break the cycle of educational inequity. We will train you during a rigorous pre-service summer training program; place you as a teacher with full salary and benefits in an urban or rural public schools; and continue to support you through a two-year professional development program to ensure your success as a teacher and beyond.

Right now, 8,200 corps members are teaching in 39 regions across the country while over 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.

Sign up online today to learn more and to be notified about future opportunities: https://www.teachforamerica.org/online/info/index.jsp%3faction=signUp
Positions are full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and professional experiences.

Posted: March 15, 2011

UMBC/SCORE Partnership for Student Entrepreneurs

Support for Student Entrepreneurs - UMBC/SCORE Partnership Announced
Learn more...then link to the following:

The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and UMBC's Career Services Center have formed a partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs. Students seeking guidance and assistance in planning and launching their business should contact Vivian Armor (armor@umbc.edu) in the Alex. Brown Center to set up appointments
with SCORE counselors. Meetings will be held on campus.

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Teach for America!

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Each year, we select a diverse corps of individuals who have the skills and commitment to improve the quality of education for students growing up today in low-income communities, and to help break the cycle of educational inequity. We will train you during a rigorous pre-service summer training program; place you as a teacher with full salary and benefits in an urban or rural public schools; and continue to support you through a two-year professional development program to ensure your success as a teacher and beyond.

Right now, 8,200 corps members are teaching in 39 regions across the country while over 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.

Sign up online today to learn more and to be notified about future opportunities: https://www.teachforamerica.org/online/info/index.jsp%3faction=signUp
Positions are full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and professional experiences.

Posted: March 8, 2011

Performance Technology Group Corporate Visibility Day

Wednesday, March 16
11am-2:00pm
Commons 331

www.ptgcorp.com

PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, Inc. (PTG), a wholly owned subsidiary of World Wide Technology, Inc (WWT), is a premier information technology company that specializes in professional services consulting for the federal, state and commercial sectors. Our mission and commitment is to provide state-of-the-art information technology products and services, cyber security solutions, and a broad range of mission support services available to our customers through extensive research, innovation and professional expertise. We are driven by our passion for excellence and integrity to insure that our clients can achieve higher levels of performance for their mission-critical systems and technologies.

PTG/WWT leverages decades of experience in the full life cycle development of systems, networks, software and hardware design, integration, implementation, problem resolution and deployment to insure all products and services exceed our customers’ requirements, and to successfully protect our Nation’s critical information and infrastructures from the most complex threats.

Our focus is to attract, develop and retain great talent. PTG/WWT offers individualized and challenging career paths.

Are you ready to join a team providing advanced solutions? Are you ready to achieve and be recognized? Then, PTG/WWT is your destination!

Attn: CS, CE and all other IT and Engineering undergraduate and graduate students looking for full-time and part-time opportunities.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
11:00AM - 11:15AM: Company/Corporate Overview
11:15AM - 11:45AM: Operations/Infrastructure & Customer Service
11:45AM - 12:15PM: Engineering & Managed Services
12:30PM - 1:15PM: Cyber Security Solutions
1:15PM - 1:45PM: PTG Accomplishments
1:45PM - 2:00PM: Q&A and Raffle

Don’t miss out on the employment and networking opportunities, targeted career skill information, free food, and give-aways at Performance Technology Group’s Corporate Visibility Day! Attend at any point during the day to learn more about their full-time and part-time positions. For more information, contact the Career Services Center (x5.2216, careers@umbc.edu, www.careers.umbc.edu).

Hosted by the Career Services Center.

Please RSVP via the Events tab in UMBCworks.

UMBC/SCORE Partnership for Student Entrepreneurs

Support for Student Entrepreneurs - UMBC/SCORE Partnership Announced
Learn more...then link to the following:

The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and UMBC's Career Services Center have formed a partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs. Students seeking guidance and assistance in planning and launching their business should contact Vivian Armor (armor@umbc.edu) in the Alex. Brown Center to set up appointments
with SCORE counselors. Meetings will be held on campus.

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

You can make an impact with Teach For America

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Each year, we select a diverse corps of individuals who have the skills and commitment to improve the quality of education for students growing up today in low-income communities, and to help break the cycle of educational inequity. We will train you during a rigorous pre-service summer training program; place you as a teacher with full salary and benefits in an urban or rural public schools; and continue to support you through a two-year professional development program to ensure your success as a teacher and beyond.

Right now, 8,200 corps members are teaching in 39 regions across the country while over 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.

Sign up online today to learn more and to be notified about future opportunities: https://www.teachforamerica.org/online/info/index.jsp%3faction=signUp
Positions are full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and professional experiences.

Posted: March 1, 2011

Next Century Corporate Visibility Day

NEXT CENTURY CORPORATION
CORPORATE VISIBILITY DAY
www.nextcentury.com
Wednesday, March 9
11am-2:00pm
Commons 331

*Voted one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work in 2011

Attn: CS, CE, HCC, IMDA undergraduate and graduate students looking for full-time and part-time opportunities.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
11am – 12noon: John McBeth – Next Century Corporation story
12noon – 1pm: Lunch and Networking
1pm – 2pm: Phil Syme – Cloud Computing

Don’t miss out on the employment and networking opportunities, targeted career skill information, free food, and give-aways at Next Century’s Corporate Visibility Day! Attend at any point during the day to learn more about their full-time and part-time positions. For more information, contact the Career Services Center (x5.2216, careers@umbc.edu, www.careers.umbc.edu).

Hosted by the Career Services Center.

Please RSVP via the Events tab in UMBCworks.

UMBC/SCORE Partnership for Student Entrepreneurs

Support for Student Entrepreneurs - UMBC/SCORE Partnership Announced
Learn more...then link to the following:

The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and UMBC's Career Services Center have formed a partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs. Students seeking guidance and assistance in planning and launching their business should contact Vivian Armor (armor@umbc.edu) in the Alex. Brown Center to set up appointments
with SCORE counselors. Meetings will be held on campus.

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Posted: February 22, 2011

NSA Corporate Visibility Day

Wednesday, March 2
11am-2:00pm
Commons 331

www.nsa.gov

Attn: CS, CE, IS, EE, MATH, PHYS and all other IT and Engineering undergraduate and graduate students looking for full-time and part-time opportunities.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
11:00 to 12:15 - NSA Overview (full-time & student opportunities), Employment Process (Interviewing & Security Clearance), and Technical Presentation

12:15 to 12:45 - Q&A and Lunch

12:45 to 2:00 - NSA Overview, Employment Process (Security Clearance and Interviewing), and Technical Presentation

Don’t miss out on the employment and networking opportunities, targeted career skill information, free food, and give-aways at NSA’s Corporate Visibility Day! Attend at any point during the day to learn more about their full-time and part-time positions. For more information, contact the Career Services Center (x5.2216, careers@umbc.edu, www.careers.umbc.edu).

Please RSVP via the Events tab in UMBCworks.

UMBC/SCORE Partnership for Student Entrepreneurs

Support for Student Entrepreneurs - UMBC/SCORE Partnership Announced
Learn more...then link to the following:

The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and UMBC's Career Services
Center have formed a partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association
dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs. Students seeking guidance and
assistance in planning and launching their business should contact
Vivian Armor (armor@umbc.edu) in the Alex. Brown Center to set up appointments
with SCORE counselors. Meetings will be held on campus.

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Posted: February 15, 2011

MITRE Corporate Visibility Day

Wednesday, February 23
11:00am - 2:00pm
Commons 331

MITRE, a 10 time Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For", is a non-profit systems engineering firm. MITRE employees work on exciting projects across the company in major roles on real-time problems for one of our four Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs): the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Homeland Security, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

www.mitre.org

Attn: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, CE, CS, IS, EE, MATH, HCC, ENME and all other IT and Engineering undergraduate and graduate students looking for full-time and internship opportunities.

Don’t miss out on the employment and networking opportunities, targeted career skill information, free food, and give-aways at MITRE’s Corporate Visibility Day! Attend at any point during the day to learn more about their full-time and part-time positions. For more information, contact the Career Services Center (x5.2216, careers@umbc.edu, www.careers.umbc.edu).

Please RSVP via the Events tab in UMBCworks.

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Posted: February 8, 2011

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Posted: February 1, 2011

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Posted: January 25, 2011

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Graduating Student Report

Curious about last year's graduating class? Check out the 2009-2010 Graduating Student Report to learn more about who hired UMBC students and the percentage of students who had secured jobs. Thinking about graduate school as a next step? The Report also covers programs and schools to which UMBC students were accepted. This information, as well as profiles of recent graduates, can be viewed on the Career Services Center's website at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/.

Posted: January 6, 2011

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Graduating Student Report

Curious about last year's graduating class? Check out the 2009-2010 Graduating Student Report to learn more about who hired UMBC students and the percentage of students who had secured jobs. Thinking about graduate school as a next step? The Report also covers programs and schools to which UMBC students were accepted. This information, as well as profiles of recent graduates, can be viewed on the Career Services Center's website at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/.

Part-time Job Survey - What Are You Worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $9.55, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $10.85. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 15-17 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

Posted: December 15, 2010

Graduating Student Report

Curious about last year's graduating class? Check out the 2009-2010 Graduating Student Report to learn more about who hired UMBC students and the percentage of students who had secured jobs. Thinking about graduate school as a next step? The Report also covers programs and schools to which UMBC students were accepted. This information, as well as profiles of recent graduates, can be viewed on the Career Services Center's website at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/.

Part-time Job Survey - What Are You Worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $9.55, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $10.85. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 15-17 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Posted: December 8, 2010

Graduating Student Report

Curious about last year's graduating class? Check out the 2009-2010 Graduating Student Report to learn more about who hired UMBC students and the percentage of students who had secured jobs. Thinking about graduate school as a next step? The Report also covers programs and schools to which UMBC students were accepted. This information, as well as profiles of recent graduates, can be viewed on the Career Services Center's website at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/.

Part-time Job Survey - What Are You Worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $9.55, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $10.85. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 15-17 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

Top Skills for Job Candidates

New college graduates looking to crack the still-tight job market need to hone their verbal communication skills, say employers taking part in a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Read more at http://www.naceweb.org/Press/Releases/Top_Skills_for_Job_Candidates.aspx.

Universum Student Survey has begun!

Take the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Universum Student Survey and get your voice heard by recruiters at top companies across the world as well as some free stuff in the process!

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland, Baltimore County students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research. Thus, it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Take the survey now at: www.universumsurvey.com/usss

Posted: December 1, 2010

December Graduates Day

Monday, December 6, 2010
11am – 2pm
Commons Flat Tuesdays (enter on lower level)

Complete the Graduating Student Survey at Cap and Gown Pick-Up and get your ticket to join the UMBC Alumni Association as they celebrate December Grads! The Alumni Association looks forward to welcoming you to the alumni community with food, drinks, games,
prizes, and more at this special event.

Please note, this event is for seniors graduating in December ONLY! For questions or more information, contact Monique Armstrong in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-455-1879 or moniquea@umbc.edu.

Posted: November 23, 2010


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

December Graduates Day

Monday, December 6, 2010, 11am – 2pm
Commons Flat Tuesdays (enter on lower level)

Complete the Graduating Student Survey at Cap and Gown Pick-Up and get your ticket to join the UMBC Alumni Association as they celebrate December Grads! The Alumni Association looks forward to welcoming you to the alumni community with food, drinks, games,
prizes, and more at this special event.

Please note, this event is for seniors graduating in December ONLY! For questions or more information, contact Monique Armstrong in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-455-1879 or moniquea@umbc.edu.

Posted: November 17, 2010

Using the Career Center Really Does Pay Off!

The Career Services Center tracked student usage of the Center's services, as well as reported job offers during last academic year. In a result that speaks to the real world benefit of taking advantage of the Career Services Center (CSC), those that utilized CSC services had a 20% higher rate of reported job offers . In particular, on-campus interviews and employer events were particularly effective in a positive post-graduation outcome for students. So don't delay; connect with CSC today (Math/Psych 212, www.careers.umbc.edu) to learn more about how we can help you!

Posted: November 10, 2010

Part-Time Jobs - What Are You Worth?

The Career Services Center surveys UMBC students each semester to learn more about the part-time jobs students work while in school. Last spring, the average on-campus job hourly wage was $9.55, while the average hourly rate for off-campus jobs was $10.85. Of the students who responded, the average worked between 15-17 hours per week. We'll be sending out this survey again this semester; keep your eyes peeled later this month and share your part-time work experience!

Posted: November 3, 2010

Last Year's Grads -- Where Are They Now?

Curious about last year's graduating class? Check out the 2009-2010 Graduating Student Report to learn more about who hired UMBC students and the percentage of students who had secured jobs. Thinking about graduate school as a next step? The Report also covers programs and schools to which UMBC students were accepted. This information, as well as profiles of recent graduates, can be viewed on the Career Services Center's website at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/.

Posted: September 29, 2010

6 Things You Should Never Reveal on Facebook

You can certainly enjoy networking and sharing photos, but you should know that sharing some information puts you at risk. What should you never say on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site?

Keep reading here.

For more tips from Career Services, "Like" us on Facebook.

Posted: September 15, 2010

New Career Services Website

The new Career Services Center website is up and running! Check it out at careers.umbc.edu.

Attitude Is Everything When It Comes To Winning Interviews

Whether you admit it or not, an aggressive attitude doesn't work anymore at interviews. With the recession breathing on their necks, both interviewers and interviewees are aggressive enough and there's no cause to add incentives for further irritation. It used to work in the last century, especially in sales, but now, an aggressive attitude would more likely result in a similarly aggressive rejection of your job application. Keep reading here.

For more tips and tricks from Career Services, "Like" us on Facebook.

Posted: September 8, 2010

New Career Services Website

The new Career Services Center website is up and running! Check it out at careers.umbc.edu.

Posted: September 1, 2010

Shriver Center Fall Kick-Off: Walk-In Hours

Wed, Sept 8-9, 9am - 4pm
The Shriver Center, 1st FL Public Policy

Looking for an internship, co-op, research, or service opportunity this fall? Do you want to fatten up that resume a little bit? Do you want to potentially get paid AND possibly earn credit for it?

The UMBC Shriver Center can help you answer all of those questions. The Shriver Center has MANY PAID and UNPAID opportunities available for ALL majors this upcoming FALL and we need students to fill them.

Interfolio: A Tool to Help Grad Students Throughout the Job Search

3 Ways Interfolio Can Help

*Build Your Dossier: You don't need to wait until you're on the job market to begin collecting confidential letters and other professional documents. Getting a head start while you're still working towards your degree can save tons of stress and headaches when you actually go on the market years later.

*Establish a Professional Identity: With the Interfolio Portfolio, you can immediately begin collecting examples of your work, reflecting on work and classroom experiences, and demonstrating teaching skills. You can do this all through an easy-to-use, online service that can be as private or as public as you want it to be. It's a resource you can begin maintaining as a graduate student and continue updating throughout your whole career, even after you've left campus.

*Efficiently Manage the Job Search: Graduate students continue to represent the highest percentage of Interfolio's membership. Aspiring job applicants across most of the humanities (English, History, Political Science, etc...) take advantage of Interfolio's dossier service to manage all documents for their search. Here is an article recently posted in the Chronicle of Higher Education about Interfolio's services.

5 Strategies for Surviving the 'New Normal' Job Market

In a slow-growth economy, companies have different priorities. By now, the implications are pretty clear for investors and business owners, but workers may be less clear on what a slow-growth economy means for them on the job, or on the hunt for a job. Here are strategies for navigating the peculiarities of an economy that could last the next few years.

For more tips and tricks from Career Services, "Like" us on Facebook.

Posted: August 17, 2010

Career Services - Open this Summer!

Need help with your resume, finding a last minute summer job, or want to get a jump start on your full-time job search? The UMBC Career Service Center is open this summer. Call 410.455.2216 to make an appointment or stop by Math/Psych 212 Monday-Friday from 2-4pm for a walk-in appointment. And as always, there are resources galore 24/7 at www.careers.umbc.edu.

21 Things Hiring Managers Wish You Knew

When it comes to the job search process there are things that hiring managers look for but applicants rarely know, from showing up too early for the interview to not asking questions. For more information on these and other mistakes check out the full article here.

For more tips and tricks from Career Services, "Like" us on Facebook.

Posted: July 21, 2010

Career Services - Open this Summer!

Need help with your resume, finding a last minute summer job, or want to get a jump start on your full-time job search? The UMBC Career Service Center is open this summer. Call 410.455.2216 to make an appointment or stop by Math/Psych 212 Monday-Friday from 2-4pm for a walk-in appointment. And as always, there are resources galore 24/7 at www.careers.umbc.edu.

Graduating Students – Fill Us In & Win!

May Grads: What Are You Doing after Graduation?

UMBC has begun asking May and August 2010 graduates to contribute to the Graduating Student Report so the campus can get a better sense of the post graduation plans of the Class of 2010. Check out last year's results here. All students who complete the report will be entered into a prize drawing.

Graduating students can contribute to the report via the link in the personal email they received or can contribute directly to the report by visiting: http://careers.umbc.edu/gradrep .

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Posted: June 14, 2010

Career Services - Open this Summer!

Need help with your resume, finding a last minute summer job, or want to get a jump start on your full-time job search? The UMBC Career Service Center is open this summer. Call 410.455.2216 to make an appointment or stop by Math/Psych 212 Monday-Friday from 2-4pm for a walk-in appointment. And as always, there are resources galore 24/7 at www.careers.umbc.edu.

Graduating Students – Fill Us In & Win!

May Grads: What Are You Doing after Graduation?

UMBC has begun asking May and August 2010 graduates to contribute to the Graduating Student Report so the campus can get a better sense of the post graduation plans of the Class of 2010. Check out last year's results here. All students who complete the report will be entered into a prize drawing.

Graduating students can contribute to the report via the link in the personal email they received or can contribute directly to the report by visiting: http://careers.umbc.edu/gradrep .

Things to Know Before Writing Your First Resume

Preparing your first résumé can be a daunting task: You've got little work history to share and you're unsure about what else you need to include. Ultimately, it's important to convey your skills and eagerness to land your first job to employers, say experts. Most employers won't expect you to be an expert and are just looking for a concisely written one-page sheet that accurately shows off your skills and potential.

Read more here.

Posted: May 17, 2010

Graduating Students – Fill Us In & Win!

May Grads: What Are You Doing after Graduation?

UMBC has begun asking May and August 2010 graduates to contribute to the Graduating Student Report so the campus can get a better sense of the post graduation plans of the Class of 2010. Check out last year's results here. All students who complete the report will be entered into a prize drawing.

Graduating students can contribute to the report via the link in the personal email they received or can contribute directly to the report by visiting: http://careers.umbc.edu/gradrep .

Spring and Summer 2010 Employment Survey

Keep your eye out for an email containing the link to the Spring and Summer 2010 Employment Survey that was launched May 4, 2010. The Career Services and Shriver Centers are interested in learning about the part-time jobs/internships you held during the spring semester and your plans for the upcoming summer months.

PNC Bank has generously donated two sets of four box seat tickets to Oriole games (each set valued at $200). Complete the brief survey and earn a chance to be one of the two randomly selected winners!

How to Get Job Search Feedback You Can Use

If you want to find out what prospective employers think of you, don't wait till you don't get a job and then ask the recruiter for feedback. It's a litigious society, so they won't share it.

The recruiter will say something generic like how much they liked you but the field was just so competitive. Furthermore, at this point, you are already closed out for the job. You can't use any feedback you do get because your next interviews will be for different jobs with different players. Instead of generic feedback received too late, you need to get personal and specific feedback that you can act upon before a decision is made.

In order to do that, ask your interviewer these tough questions.

Avoid Making Careless Job Search Mistakes

Here we are just a few weeks from graduation and although companies are hiring a bit more this year, it's still a tough market, according to CareerBuilder's annual job forecast.

How many graduates will make careless and thoughtless mistakes trying to find their first full-time job? It's downright shocking the blunders many applicants make when looking for work. They should know better.

To read the rest of the article and learn more about the importance of making a good first impression click here.

On Thursday, May 27 at noon Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Columnist, and Ellen Gordon Reeves, author of Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?, will be hosting a live online chat. They invite new graduates with questions about the job search process to attend. It can be found at washingtonpost.com/discussions.

For more tips and tricks from Career Services, Like us on Facebook.

Posted: May 10, 2010

Information Session: Become a Public Ally

Thursday May 13, 7:00pm
Jewish Community Center
5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore MD 21215

Looking for a job that makes a difference?

Through our signature AmeriCorps program, Public Allies identifies talented young adults, ages 18-30, from diverse backgrounds, who have a passion to make a difference and helps them turn that passion into a viable career path working for community and social change. Public Allies is changing the face of leadership in Baltimore.

Benefits of becoming a Public Ally:
-Full-time employment at a local nonprofit agency– such as Jewish Community Services
-Stipend of $1,500 per month
-Earn a $5,350 Education Award
-Healthcare, Childcare, and Student Loan Deferment
-Develop your leadership skills for your life and career

Questions?
www.publicallies.org
Maryland@publicallies.org
410-706-2574


Graduating Students – Fill Us In & Win!

May Grads: What Are You Doing after Graduation?

UMBC has begun asking May and August 2010 graduates to contribute to the Graduating Student Report so the campus can get a better sense of the post graduation plans of the Class of 2010. Check out last year's results here. All students who complete the report will be entered into a prize drawing.

Graduating students should keep their eyes open for the request email coming their way early this week. Graduating Students can also contribute directly to the report by visiting: http://careers.umbc.edu/gradrep .

Spring and Summer 2010 Employment Survey

Keep your eye out for an email containing the link to the Spring and Summer 2010 Employment Survey that was launched May 4, 2010. The Career Services and Shriver Centers are interested in learning about the part-time jobs/internships you held during the spring semester and your plans for the upcoming summer months.

PNC Bank has generously donated two sets of four box seat tickets to Oriole games (each set valued at $200). Complete the brief survey and earn a chance to be one of the two randomly selected winners!

6 Resume Mistakes that Will Land You in the Trash

When it comes to writing your resume there are certain things that that should never be done, like using an unprofessional email address, or lying about past experience. For more information on these, and other common mistakes click here.

For more tips and tricks from Career Services, Like us on Facebook.

Posted: May 3, 2010

May Grads: What Are You Doing after Graduation?

UMBC will be surveying May '10 graduating students at cap and gown pick-up in the Bookstore Mon, 5/3 - Weds, 5/5. Graduating students will be asked to contribute to the Graduating Student Report so the campus can get a better sense of the post graduation plans of the Class of 2010. Check out last year's results here. All students who complete the report will be entered into a prize drawing.

Spring and Summer 2010 Employment Survey

Keep your eye out for an email containing the link to the Spring and Summer 2010 Employment Survey that is being launched May 4, 2010. The Career Services and Shriver Centers are interested in learning about the part-time jobs/internships you held during the spring semester and your plans for the upcoming summer months.

PNC Bank has generously donated two sets of four box seat tickets to Oriole games (each set valued at $200). Complete the brief survey and earn a chance to be one of the two randomly selected winners!

Old-School Job Hunting Techniques that Still Work

When you talk about finding a job, the biggest changes have come from technology. Once upon a time, you couldn't look at listings online; you needed a newspaper. You couldn't save 20 different résumés on your computer; you had to type each one out on a typewriter.

Technology has certainly made some tasks easier, but are job seekers relying too much on it? We asked some experts if they thought job seekers were doing themselves a disservice by ignoring some old-school techniques. While no one thinks you need to toss your online tools aside, they suggest you go back to the basics to boost your chances of getting the job.

Read more by clicking here.

For more tips and tricks from Career Services, Like us on Facebook.

Posted: April 26, 2010

Share Your Views by April 30 and Win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2010 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010NACEstudentsurvey

Anytime between now and April 30, 2010, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of identifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Posted: April 19, 2010

Dependable Strengths Workshop: Networking and Job Search

2 day workshop + one follow-up appointment
Friday and Saturday, June 11-12 - Register NOW!

Need answers to the big questions about where you are headed next?
Not sure what kind of job you are interested in or how to find it?
Are you graduating this year and lack the know-how or confidence to network?

This two day workshop helps you to do all of these! Unlike other career assessments and workshops, you'll be able to assess your strengths and identify what you enjoy, things that you do well and events or experiences in which you take pride. It motivates you to succeed. Ultimately by learning more about yourself through this process, you open up new opportunities.
The focus in this workshop is a non-traditional job search process. Through guided group discussions, participants will:

* Identify what you are good at and what you love to do
* Learn to articulate your worth to an employer
* Learn to make contacts whenever you may want them
* Succeed in interviews
* Work with a support team to increase self-confidence

The workshop is designed for all levels from freshmen to graduate students and alumni.
The registration fee for current UMBC Students is $50. Details and the online registration form can be found at
http://careers.umbc.edu/skills/ds.php .

I'm Hired! Now What?

Essential Know-How for Your First Real Job
Weds., 4/28/10
4-5pm
Commons 329

Learn how to fill out all those forms, decipher the corporate culture, figure out how you'll be graded at work. Come learn all the basics that will make your first months on the job so much easier! Presented by Lockheed Martin. Hosted by Career Services Center.

Please RSVP via the Events/Workshops tab in UMBCworks.

UMBC Visionaries in IT

Wednesday, April 21
7:30am -- 9am

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport
1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

Speaker: Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP, Innovation and Global University Relations

Note: A bus is provided to transport students, faculty and staff. The bus leaves at 7:15am and meets at the flagpoles near the Administration Building.

URL and link to register: www.umbc.edu/visionaries

Share Your Views by April 30 and Win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2010 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010NACEstudentsurvey

Anytime between now and April 30, 2010, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of identifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Posted: April 12, 2010

I'm Hired! Now What?

Essential Know-How for Your First Real Job
Weds., 4/28/10
4-5pm
Commons 329

Learn how to fill out all those forms, decipher the corporate culture, figure out how you'll be graded at work. Come learn all the basics that will make your first months on the job so much easier! Presented by Lockheed Martin. Hosted by Career Services Center.

Please RSVP via the Events tab in UMBCworks

Register to Vote!

This fall Maryland voters will have the chance to elect a Governor, a U.S. Senator, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, state legislators and county officials, and to vote on ballot initiatives. The deadline to register for the primary election is before school starts in the fall. Please take a few minutes to register now so you won't be left out.

Check out the details and learn how to register at http://cocreateumbc.blogspot.com/2010/04/register-to-vote-in-2010-election.html .

UMBC Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Info Session

UMBC Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Info Session
Graduate Programs Info Session
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
6 - 8 p.m.
UMBC Tech Incubator

Hear. Meet. Discover.

Come to our program session and network with current students, talk with staff and representatives from the Graduate School and Career Services, and learn more about our graduate programs in Engineering.

Attendees will:

* Hear the benefits and practical applications of our programs
* Meet our dedicated faculty, practitioners in the field
* Discover what UMBC can do for you


Additional details available at http://ennect.com/e987 .

UMBC Visionaries in IT

Wednesday, April 21
7:30am -- 9am

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport
1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

Speaker: Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP, Innovation and Global University Relations

Note: A bus is provided to transport students, faculty and staff. The bus leaves at 7:15am and meets at the flagpoles near the Administration Building.

URL and link to register: www.umbc.edu/visionaries

Share Your Views by April 30 and Win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2010 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010NACEstudentsurvey

Anytime between now and April 30, 2010, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of identifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Posted: April 5, 2010

Women For Hire Washington, DC Career Expo

April 22
10am-2pm
The Almas Temple @ the Hamilton Crowne Hotel
1315 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Free Admission
Free Resume Critiquing
Free Powerful Career Seminars
Free All-new Mentor Match Program

*Registration at the door
*Resumes required for admittance
*Business attire required

Do you think most job fairs are worthless? That you stand in line for hours for your chance to shine---only to have a recruiter direct you to a website? That you leave feeling worse than you did before? We are a day-long /experience/ for women, a safe haven for you to meet with great recruiters, get four hours of FREE advice, inspiration and services and leave feeling like your chances of success are far better than when you arrived. You may glean a helpful career tidbit or two. You could end up getting a thorough primer on what it takes these days to launch your career, find another job or reinvent yourself in these tough times. But no matter what reception you get from any recruiter, you'll leave our expo feeling more empowered, optimistic and enthusiastic about your career.

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Start your day early on Thursday, April 22 by attending Tory Johnson's popular Early Morning Seminar. In this inspirational 90-minute session, the CEO of Women For Hire discusses her own fired-to-hired story and talks about the latest job trends and tactics that inspire millions of viewers each week on ABC's /Good Morning America/. Once our expo doors open at 10 a.m., we offer a variety of FREE services designed to empower you in your job search.

*Resume Critiquing:* Every resume can use a second set of eyes. Seasoned professionals are here to provide customized feedback to make your resume stand apart from the rest.

*Mentor Match:* New this season, benefit from mini mentoring sessions with professionals who will listen to your career goals and give you their best, on-the-spot advice.

*Power Seminars:* Experts offer 20-minute sessions throughout the day covering a wide range of topics and themes quickly but directly, chock-full of information on topics ranging from how to use social media to find a job to what to say in an interview after that first "hello." Look for more details in our upcoming newsletters.

Whether you're currently looking for a job, considering a career change or simply interested in meeting with other smart and savvy professional women, Women For Hire is here for you.

American Association for Cancer Research Undergraduate Student Caucus

Saturday, April 17, 2010
12-4pm
Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Compete for monetary prizes while presenting your research at a prestigious scientific meeting. Attendees will also receive a free lunch, annual meeting registration, and student membership in the AACR.

All participants can enjoy:
* A panel discussion led by young scientific investigators ranging from graduate students to post-docs, who will address issues related to scientific research and career development;

* A keynote address from a prominent cancer researcher, who will inspire students to consider a career in cancer research;

* A competitive poster session that will award first, second, and third place prizes for outstanding student research; and

* Access to all AACR Annual Meeting scientific sessions, posters,
and exhibits--and much more!

The registration deadline is 4/2/10; abstract submission deadline for the poster competition is 3/26/10. Details at www.aacr.org/scienceeducation .

I'm Hired! Now What?

Essential Know-How for Your First Real Job
Weds., 4/28/10
4-5pm
Commons 329

Learn how to fill out all those forms, decipher the corporate culture, figure out how you'll be graded at work. Come learn all the basics that will make your first months on the job so much easier! Presented by Lockheed Martin. Hosted by Career Services Center.

Please RSVP via the Events tab in UMBCworks

Register to Vote!

This fall Maryland voters will have the chance to elect a Governor, a U.S. Senator, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, state legislators and county officials, and to vote on ballot initiatives. The deadline to register for the primary election is before school starts in the fall. Please take a few minutes to register now so you won't be left out.

Check out the details and learn how to register at http://cocreateumbc.blogspot.com/2010/04/register-to-vote-in-2010-election.html .

UMBC Visionaries in IT

Wednesday, April 21
7:30am -- 9am

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport
1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

Speaker: Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP, Innovation and Global University Relations

Note: A bus is provided to transport students, faculty and staff. The bus leaves at 7:15am and meets at the flagpoles near the Administration Building.

URL and link to register: www.umbc.edu/visionaries

Share Your Views by April 30 and Win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2010 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010NACEstudentsurvey

Anytime between now and April 30, 2010, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of identifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Posted: March 29, 2010

American Association for Cancer Research Undergraduate Student Caucus

Saturday, April 17, 2010
12-4pm
Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Compete for monetary prizes while presenting your research at a prestigious scientific meeting. Attendees will also receive a free lunch, annual meeting registration, and student membership in the AACR.

All participants can enjoy:
* A panel discussion led by young scientific investigators ranging from graduate students to post-docs, who will address issues related to scientific research and career development;

* A keynote address from a prominent cancer researcher, who will inspire students to consider a career in cancer research;

* A competitive poster session that will award first, second, and third place prizes for outstanding student research; and

* Access to all AACR Annual Meeting scientific sessions, posters,
and exhibits--and much more!

The registration deadline is 4/2/10; abstract submission deadline for the poster competition is 3/26/10. Details at www.aacr.org/scienceeducation .

UMBC Visionaries in IT

Wednesday, April 21
7:30am -- 9am

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport
1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

Speaker: Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and VP, Innovation and Global University Relations

Note: A bus is provided to transport students, faculty and staff. The bus leaves at 7:15am and meets at the flagpoles near the Administration Building.

URL and link to register: www.umbc.edu/visionaries

Share Your Views by April 30 and Win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2010 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2010NACEstudentsurvey

Anytime between now and April 30, 2010, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of identifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Posted: March 22, 2010

UMBC Career Week -- This Week!

CAREER WEEK 2010
March 22-26

WANT TO KNOW WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND? Click here for some very good (and entertaining) reasons!

UMBC's third annual Career Week will be held March 22 - 26, 2010...that's the week you return to campus after Spring Break! Explore what's in store, there is something for EVERYONE! Check out the full calendar of events at www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek.

In today's economic climate, now more than ever, it is important for UMBC students to begin exploring their career options as early as freshman and sophomore years. However, what may not be as obvious is the relationship between academic major and career options. Career Week is designed to bridge the gap. Each event has the potential to speak to the needs of any student, no matter the student's status in the career development process - from undecided major to graduating senior.

Check out the types of events lined up for this year and create your own Career Week schedule! Attend as many or as few events that make sense for where you are in planning your career path.

Types of events to Attend:

Career Conversations: Check out these 50-minute workshops focused on various career topics presented by experts from the field and campus community.

Alumni Panel Discussions: Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Resume Reviews & Interviewing Tips: Work one-on-one with an employer or alumna/us to discuss your most valuable marketing tool - your RESUME. Sessions will last 15 minutes. Registration is advised. Walk-ins are welcome.

Spring Career Fair: Attend the last major career fair of the academic year, with employers looking to hire at all levels, part-time to intern to entry level to experienced.

Networking Events and Skill-building Seminars: From business networking and etiquette, to financial literacy, these interactive sessions are designed to enhance your strengths in various areas. Registration is required for each of these evening events.

The complete calendar of events and all details are available at http://www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

Posted: March 8, 2010

UMBC/Universum Survey – Free Gift!

Because University of Maryland/Baltimore students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland/Baltimore students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum's research so it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of
Maryland/Baltimore results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

In appreciation for your time you will receive a free copy of the WetFeet Insider Guide: Killer Cover Letters and Resumes (a $21.95 value!)

Universum will also make a donation on behalf of thirty (30) students from your campus to the following causes:

1. UNICEF U.S. Fund - Relief efforts in Haiti
2. PROJECT HOPE - providing life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries
3. Donate to breast cancer research

All respondents are also entered into the Universum 2010 Sweepstakes for a chance to
win:
- A $10,000 Scholarship Points scholarship
- A $1000 Universum Scholarship
- One of two $500 scholarships
- Golla laptop bags and accessories.

Take the survey now at: http://survey.confirmit.com/wix/p1062158051.aspx?reid=1

It's your life, your future and your world!

Career Week 2010: March 22-26

CAREER WEEK 2010
March 22-26

WANT TO KNOW WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND? Click here for some very good (and entertaining) reasons!

UMBC's third annual Career Week will be held March 22 - 26, 2010...that's the week you return to campus after Spring Break! Explore what's in store, there is something for EVERYONE! Check out the full calendar of events at www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek.

UMBC's third annual Career Week offers an opportunity for current students to "get connected to the rest of the world" and "explore their professional options" through presentations, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with alumni and employers.

In today's economic climate, now more than ever, it is important for UMBC students to begin exploring their career options as early as freshman and sophomore years. However, what may not be as obvious is the relationship between academic major and career options. Career Week is designed to bridge the gap. Each event has the potential to speak to the needs of any student, no matter the student's status in the career development process - from undecided major to graduating senior.

Check out the types of events lined up for this year and create your own Career Week schedule! Attend as many or as few events that make sense for where you are in planning your career path.

Types of events to Attend:

Career Conversations Check out these 50-minute workshops focused on various career topics presented by experts from the field and campus community.

Alumni Panel Discussions Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Resume Reviews & Interviewing Tips Work one-on-one with an employer or alumna/us to discuss your most valuable marketing tool - your RESUME. Sessions will last 15 minutes. Registration is advised. Walk-ins are welcome.

Spring Career Fair Attend the last major career fair of the academic year, with employers looking to hire at all levels, part-time to intern to entry level to experienced.

Networking Events and Skill-building Seminars From business networking and etiquette, to financial literacy, these interactive sessions are designed to enhance your strengths in various areas. Registration is required for each of these evening events.

The complete calendar of events and all details are available at http://www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

Posted: March 1, 2010

Take the University of Maryland/Baltimore Universum Survey

Because University of Maryland/Baltimore students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit University of Maryland/Baltimore students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum's research so it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of
Maryland/Baltimore results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

In appreciation for your time you will receive a free copy of the WetFeet Insider Guide: Killer Cover Letters and Resumes (a $21.95 value!)

Universum will also make a donation on behalf of thirty (30) students from your campus to the following causes:

1. UNICEF U.S. Fund - Relief efforts in Haiti
2. PROJECT HOPE - providing life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries
3. Donate to breast cancer research

All respondents are also entered into the Universum 2010 Sweepstakes for a chance to
win:
- A $10,000 Scholarship Points scholarship
- A $1000 Universum Scholarship
- One of two $500 scholarships
- Golla laptop bags and accessories.

Take the survey now at: http://survey.confirmit.com/wix/p1062158051.aspx?reid=1

It's your life, your future and your world!

Career Week 2010: March 22-26

CAREER WEEK 2010
March 22-26
www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek

UMBC's third annual Career Week offers an opportunity for current students to "get connected to the rest of the world" and "explore their professional options" through presentations, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with alumni and employers.

In today's economic climate, now more than ever, it is important for UMBC students to begin exploring their career options as early as freshman and sophomore years. However, what may not be as obvious is the relationship between academic major and career options. Career Week is designed to bridge the gap. Each event has the potential to speak to the needs of any student, no matter the student's status in the career development process - from undecided major to graduating senior.

Check out the types of events lined up for this year and create your own Career Week schedule! Attend as many or as few events that make sense for where you are in planning your career path.

Types of events to Attend:

Career Conversations Check out these 50-minute workshops focused on various career topics presented by experts from the field and campus community.

Alumni Panel Discussions Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Resume Reviews & Interviewing Tips Work one-on-one with an employer or alumna/us to discuss your most valuable marketing tool - your RESUME. Sessions will last 15 minutes. Registration is advised. Walk-ins are welcome.

Spring Career Fair Attend the last major career fair of the academic year, with employers looking to hire at all levels, part-time to intern to entry level to experienced.

Networking Events and Skill-building Seminars From business networking and etiquette, to financial literacy, these interactive sessions are designed to enhance your strengths in various areas. Registration is required for each of these evening events.

The complete calendar of events and all details are available at http://www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

Posted: February 15, 2010

UMBC Career Week March 22-26

CAREER WEEK 2010
March 22-26

UMBC's third annual Career Week offers an opportunity for current students to "get connected to the rest of the world" and "explore their professional options" through presentations, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with alumni and employers.

In today's economic climate, now more than ever, it is important for UMBC students to begin exploring their career options as early as freshman and sophomore years. However, what may not be as obvious is the relationship between academic major and career options. Career Week is designed to bridge the gap. Each event has the potential to speak to the needs of any student, no matter the student's status in the career development process - from undecided major to graduating senior.

Check out the types of events lined up for this year and create your own Career Week schedule! Attend as many or as few events that make sense for where you are in planning your career path.

Types of events to Attend:

Career Conversations Check out these 50-minute workshops focused on various career topics presented by experts from the field and campus community.

Alumni Panel Discussions Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Resume Reviews & Interviewing Tips Work one-on-one with an employer or alumna/us to discuss your most valuable marketing tool - your RESUME. Sessions will last 15 minutes. Registration is advised. Walk-ins are welcome.

Spring Career Fair Attend the last major career fair of the academic year, with employers looking to hire at all levels, part-time to intern to entry level to experienced.

Networking Events and Skill-building Seminars From business networking and etiquette, to financial literacy, these interactive sessions are designed to enhance your strengths in various areas. Registration is required for each of these evening events.

The complete calendar of events and all details are available at http://www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

Posted: February 8, 2010

Free Kaplan Practice Test

Take a Free Practice Test and See How Well You Score!

Come take a FREE graduate practice test at UMBC!

This is a great opportunity for you to see how you might score on the real thing, and to get an idea of the question types on the actual test. The practice test will be scored and returned to you instantly with computerized analysis about individual performance on the exam. The tests will be held on campus in Sondheim Hall. Below are the dates and times for each graduate exam:

MCAT Sunday, February 14th @ 10am
GRE Sunday, February 14th @ 10am
LSAT Sunday, February 14th @ 10:30am
DAT/OAT Sunday, February 14th @ 11am
PCAT Sunday, February 14th @ 11am

To sign up for the event, either call the Baltimore Kaplan Center at the number below, or simply email UMBC.freepracticetest@gmail.com with the below information:

1. Name 2. E-mail 3. Phone number 5. Which test you would like to take
Before the event, we will send you an e-mail confirming your registration and giving you the room number for your test.
Even if you cannot make it on the specified date, as long as you register by e-mail or phone, we will order you a copy of the exam so that you will be able to pick it up at a later, more convenient time. Once you have picked up the exam, feel free to take the practice test and bring back the grid to the Kaplan Center for a detailed score report.
Again, this is a completely FREE event and a great opportunity for anyone interested in going to medical school, law school, or graduate school in the next few years

Posted: February 1, 2010

NSA Recruitment Event

The Pi-athlon is an annual event in which teams compete to solve engineering problems on the fly.

National Security Agency (NSA)
Career Information Session & Pi-athlon Site Visit
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ft. Meade, Maryland (between D.C. and Baltimore)
(Plan to arrive by 9:45 am & depart shortly after 1:30)

If you are interested in learning about our career opportunities and are available,
please RSVP to aryoun2@nsa.gov ASAP but no later than *Feb 8, 2010* as space is limited.

Posted: January 25, 2010

Microsoft Scholarship for CS/MATH/PHYS/CE B.S. Students

Microsoft is excited to announce its scholarship program for the 2010–2011 academic year! *Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2010*
Details available at http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships

Continue reading "Microsoft Scholarship for CS/MATH/PHYS/CE B.S. Students" »

Still Deciding on a Major?

Still wondering what your major or career should be? Check out these spring courses in Geography:

GES 102Y: Human Geography
GES 110Y: Physical Geography
GES 120Y: Environmental Science and Conservation

These four-credit courses include a weekly seminar: Introduction to an Honors University designed for students new to UMBC.

Posted: January 19, 2010

Microsoft Scholarship for CS/MATH/PHYS/CE B.S. Students

Microsoft is excited to announce its scholarship program for the 2010–2011 academic year! *Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2010*
Details available at http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships .

Continue reading "Microsoft Scholarship for CS/MATH/PHYS/CE B.S. Students" »

Still Deciding on a Major?

Still wondering what your major or career should be? Check out these spring courses in Geography:

GES 102Y: Human Geography
GES 110Y: Physical Geography
GES 120Y: Environmental Science and Conservation

These four-credit courses include a weekly seminar: Introduction to an Honors University designed for students new to UMBC.

Stop by CSC over Break

Beat the big rush at the beginning of the semester and stop by Career Services over winter break. We're located in Math/Psych 212 and are open 8:30am - 5pm. Make an appointment or stop by during our walk-in hours, Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, for a resume critique or quick questions. Not local? You can always access great career advice, lists of upcoming career events, and tons of resources online at www.careers.umbc.edu. We're open and hope to see you soon!

Posted: December 21, 2009

IDEAL Employer Survey

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit UMBC students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research so it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Coming Soon: The new and improved Career Profile. In a few months, you will receive an exclusive invitation to join Universum’s Career Profile—an online career toolbox where you can compare your survey results with other groups of respondents; receive targeted announcements from top employers about recruitment events, contests, opportunities, and more; get the inside scoop on your ideal and considered employers;
and more.

In addition, thirty (30) students from your campus will have the option to:
1. Donate to PROJECT HOPE - providing life-saving vaccines to children
in developing countries

2. Donate to the UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) U.S. Fund

3. Donate to breast cancer research

All respondents are also entered into the Universum 2010 Sweepstakes to win a $1000 Universum Scholarship or one of two $500 Universum Scholarships, as well as Golla laptop bags and accessories.

Take the survey now at:

Posted: December 14, 2009

December Grads - Fill Us in & Win $50

We Need Your Help with the Graduating Student Report!

Graduating grad and undergrad students will soon be asked to complete UMBC's Graduating Student Report. Students picking up their cap and gowns December 7-9 in the Bookstore will have the opportunity to share their post-UMBC plans in a short, online survey via on-site laptops. December grads will also receive a follow-up email asking for this critical information. All collected data will remain confidential and everyone who completes the report will be entered to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate.

To view a summary of last year's Report, visit http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php . Best of luck to all soon-to-be grads and thank you in advance for your help with this very important data collection effort. Questions can be directed to the Career Services Center (careers@umbc.edu, 410.455.2216).

Last Chance to Complete Our Survey

Last chance to complete the UMBC Student Part-Time Employment survey that has been launched via Zoomerang. A reminder email will be sent out over the next couple of days. Take a minute to complete this BRIEF survey and earn a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the UMBC Bookstore. The survey must be completed by December 21st in order to participate in the prize drawing."

IDEAL Employer Survey

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit UMBC students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research so it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Coming Soon: The new and improved Career Profile. In a few months, you will receive an exclusive invitation to join Universum’s Career Profile—an online career toolbox where you can compare your survey results with other groups of respondents; receive targeted announcements from top employers about recruitment events, contests, opportunities, and more; get the inside scoop on your ideal and considered employers;
and more.

In addition, thirty (30) students from your campus will have the option to:
1. Donate to PROJECT HOPE - providing life-saving vaccines to children
in developing countries

2. Donate to the UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) U.S. Fund

3. Donate to breast cancer research

All respondents are also entered into the Universum 2010 Sweepstakes to win a $1000 Universum Scholarship or one of two $500 Universum Scholarships, as well as Golla laptop bags and accessories.

Take the survey now at:
www.universumsurvey.com/us

Career Path

Have questions about your major? Want to know what classes to take? or What career options you have? Visit Career Path, http://www.umbc.edu/careerpath/ , see sample resumes for each major and get some career tips!

Posted: December 7, 2009

Need Money for Books?

Be sure to complete the Fall 2009 Part-Time Employment Survey that you received via your UMBC email account. Complete this VERY brief survey and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the UMBC Bookstore.

December Grads - Fill Us in & Win $50

We Need Your Help with the Graduating Student Report!

Graduating grad and undergrad students will soon be asked to complete UMBC's Graduating Student Report. Students picking up their cap and gowns December 7-9 in the Bookstore will have the opportunity to share their post-UMBC plans in a short, online survey via on-site laptops. December grads will also receive a follow-up email asking for this critical information. All collected data will remain confidential and everyone who completes the report will be entered to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate.

To view a summary of last year's Report, visit http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php . Best of luck to all soon-to-be grads and thank you in advance for your help with this very important data collection effort. Questions can be directed to the Career Services Center (careers@umbc.edu, 410.455.2216).

IDEAL Employer Survey: Get a free WetFeet Insider Guide

Because University of Maryland, Baltimore County students are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit UMBC students, base their recruiting strategies on Universum’s research so it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see the collective University of Maryland, Baltimore County results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

Coming Soon: The new and improved Career Profile. In a few months, you will receive an exclusive invitation to join Universum’s Career Profile—an online career toolbox where you can compare your survey results with other groups of respondents; receive targeted announcements from top employers about recruitment events, contests, opportunities, and more; get the inside scoop on your ideal and considered employers;
and more.

In addition, thirty (30) students from your campus will have the option to:
1. Donate to PROJECT HOPE - providing life-saving vaccines to children
in developing countries

2. Donate to the UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) U.S. Fund

3. Donate to breast cancer research

All respondents are also entered into the Universum 2010 Sweepstakes to win a $1000 Universum Scholarship or one of two $500 Universum Scholarships, as well as Golla laptop bags and accessories.

Take the survey now at:
www.universumsurvey.com/us

Career Path

Have questions about your major? Want to know what classes to take? or What career options you have? Visit Career Path, http://www.umbc.edu/careerpath/ , see sample resumes for each major and get some career tips!

Posted: November 30, 2009

Need Money for Books?

Be sure to complete the Fall 2009 Part-Time Employment Survey that you received via your UMBC email account. Complete this VERY brief survey and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the UMBC Bookstore.

December Grads - Fill Us in & Win $50

We Need Your Help with the Graduating Student Report!

Graduating grad and undergrad students will soon be asked to complete UMBC's Graduating Student Report. Students picking up their cap and gowns December 7-9 in the Bookstore will have the opportunity to share their post-UMBC plans in a short, online survey via on-site laptops. December grads will also receive a follow-up email asking for this critical information. All collected data will remain confidential and everyone who completes the report will be entered to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate.

To view a summary of last year's Report, visit http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php . Best of luck to all soon-to-be grads and thank you in advance for your help with this very important data collection effort. Questions can be directed to the Career Services Center (careers@umbc.edu, 410.455.2216).

Career Path

Have questions about your major? Want to know what classes to take? or What career options you have? Visit Career Path, http://www.umbc.edu/careerpath/ , see sample resumes for each major and get some career tips!

Posted: November 23, 2009

Need Money for Books?

Keep your eye out for the Fall 2009 Part-Time Employment Survey that will be arriving via your UMBC email account. Complete this VERY brief survey and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the UMBC Bookstore.

Career Path

Have questions about your major? Want to know what classes to take? or What career options you have? Visit Career Path, http://www.umbc.edu/careerpath/ , see sample resumes for each major and get some career tips!

Posted: November 16, 2009

Career Development Guide

One of the tools that Career Services has created to assist you is the Career Development
Guide. It's updated each fall; is free; and contains relevant and valuable information pertaining to all aspects of the job search - resumes, interviewing, cover letters, salary negotiation, and more! Consider this your guide book to career and job search planning. It can be found under the resources tab on our website, www.careers.umbc.edu.

Best wishes on your career journey!

Posted: November 9, 2009

Career Development Guide

One of the tools that Career Services has created to assist you is the Career Development
Guide. It contains relevant and valuable information pertaining to all aspects of the job search. Consider this your guide book to career and job search planning. It can be found under the resources tab on our website, www.careers.umbc.edu.

Best wishes on your career journey!

Posted: November 2, 2009

Have Questions? Don't Know What to Do?

Stop by the Career Services Center during their walk-in hours Monday-Friday, 2-4 on the second floor of the Math/Pscyh building. Have you resume critiqed or learn how to use UMBC works!

Are You Focused?

FOCUS 2: Career and Education Planning System
An Internet based self assessment tool designed to provide users with personalized career and education exploration and planning services. FOCUS 2 utilizes self assessment by allowing users to develop an accurate picture of their interests, work values, personality, skills, educational and leisure time preferences.

FOCUS 2, in conjunction with career advisement provided by the CSC staff, can help you clarify your career path and get you headed in the right direction.

To take this assesment click here

Posted: October 26, 2009

Have Questions? Don't Know What to Do?

Stop by the Career Services Center during their walk-in hours Monday-Friday, 2-4 on the second floor of the Math/Pscyh building. Have you resume critiqed or learn how to use UMBC works!

Are You Focused?

FOCUS 2: Career and Education Planning System
An Internet based self assessment tool designed to provide users with personalized career and education exploration and planning services. FOCUS 2 utilizes self assessment by allowing users to develop an accurate picture of their interests, work values, personality, skills, educational and leisure time preferences.

FOCUS 2, in conjunction with career advisement provided by the CSC staff, can help you clarify your career path and get you headed in the right direction.

To take this assesment click here

Posted: October 19, 2009

Have Questions? Don't Know What to Do?

Stop by the Career Services Center during their walk-in hours Monday-Friday, 2-4 on the second floor of the Math/Pscyh building. Have you resume critiqed or learn how to use UMBC works!

Are You Focused?

FOCUS 2: Career and Education Planning System
An Internet based self assessment tool designed to provide users with personalized career and education exploration and planning services. FOCUS 2 utilizes self assessment by allowing users to develop an accurate picture of their interests, work values, personality, skills, educational and leisure time preferences.

FOCUS 2, in conjunction with career advisement provided by the CSC staff, can help you clarify your career path and get you headed in the right direction.

To take this assesment click here

Posted: October 12, 2009

Get Your Resume in UMBCworks!

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! GET YOUR RESUME IN UMBC'S RESUME DATABASE

Submit your resume today to UMBC's online resume database. Don't be left out of the mix when employers come looking for UMBC students to hire. Simply upload your resume to your UMBCworks account (under the Documents tab once you're logged in to UMBCworks via the link in the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC) and stop by Career Services for a quick, 15-minute walk-in (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, Math/Psych 212) for feedback and approval. It's competitive out there -- we're here to help you be prepared and stay connected!

Professional Network -- Now a Part of UMBCworks!

Check out the new Professional Network feature in UMBCworks!

Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.

The Professional Network can help you
* Gain visibility and learn how to network with professionals and alumni working in your industry
* Improve your professional communication skills.
* Compliment your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
* Learn about how to apply your strengths in a professional setting.
* Gain insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
* Become more successful in your job search

Simply log-in to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs and Internships tab in myUMBC) and click the “NETWORK” tab to find potential contacts.

New employers and alumni mentors will be continuously added throughout the year to help you!

Fan CSC on Facebook

Are you a fan of Facebook? Now it's easy to become a fan of UMBC's Career Services Center! Click on the Facebook link located on CSC's homepage (www.careers.umbc.edu) and then click on the "Become a Fan" button so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to looking for a job and getting great career tips. It's never been easier to stay connected!

Job Searching & Networking Basics in under 3 Minutes!

Check out Career Services on YouTube! Out new, short video on networking on job search is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfROiBIURA

Where Are Last Year's Graduates?

If you'd like to see what percentage of last year's graduating class is in grad school and the types of programs they're pursuing, check out the '08-'09 Graduating Student Report. You'll also find percentages of those with jobs and top employers.

This annual survey is conducted by the Career Services Center and can be found at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php

Posted: October 5, 2009

School of Public Health - Graduate Programs Open House

University of Maryland, College Park
School of Public Health

Graduate Programs Open House
Friday, October 9th, 2009
1:00-4:00pm
Room 1312, SPH Building


Public health is the science and art of creating healthy communities through education, research and promotion of healthy lifestyles. Public health prevents epidemics and the spread of disease; protects against environmental hazards, prevents injuries; promotes and encourages healthy behaviors; responds to disasters and assists communities in recovery;
assures the quality and accessibility of health services; analyzes, monitors and advocates for public health policies; and promotes health and wellness across the lifespan.

Please join us to learn about the many opportunities for graduate study in the School of Public Health. Meet the faculty, hear from current students, learn about the application process and requirements, and find the graduate program that's right for you.


Please RSVP: 301-405-2357 OR sphadvising@umd.edu

Posted: October 4, 2009

Get Your Resume in UMBCworks!

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! GET YOUR RESUME IN UMBC'S RESUME DATABASE

Submit your resume today to UMBC's online resume database. Don't be left out of the mix when employers come looking for UMBC students to hire. Simply upload your resume to your UMBCworks account (under the Documents tab once you're logged in to UMBCworks via the link in the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC) and stop by Career Services for a quick, 15-minute walk-in (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, Math/Psych 212) for feedback and approval. It's competitive out there -- we're here to help you be prepared and stay connected!

Fan CSC on Facebook

Are you a fan of Facebook? Now it's easy to become a fan of UMBC's Career Services Center! Click on the Facebook link located on CSC's homepage (www.careers.umbc.edu) and then click on the "Become a Fan" button so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to looking for a job and getting great career tips. It's never been easier to stay connected!

Professional Network -- Now a Part of UMBCworks!

Check out the new Professional Network feature in UMBCworks!

Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.

The Professional Network can help you
* Gain visibility and learn how to network with professionals and alumni working in your industry
* Improve your professional communication skills.
* Compliment your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
* Learn about how to apply your strengths in a professional setting.
* Gain insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
* Become more successful in your job search

Simply log-in to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs and Internships tab in myUMBC) and click the “NETWORK” tab to find potential contacts.

New employers and alumni mentors will be continuously added throughout the year to help you!

Job Searching & Networking Basics in under 3 Minutes!

Check out Career Services on YouTube! Out new, short video on networking on job search is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfROiBIURA

Where Are Last Year's Graduates?

If you'd like to see what percentage of last year's graduating class is in grad school and the types of programs they're pursuing, check out the '08-'09 Graduating Student Report. You'll also find percentages of those with jobs and top employers.

This annual survey is conducted by the Career Services Center and can be found at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php

Posted: September 28, 2009

Get Your Resume in UMBCworks!

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! GET YOUR RESUME IN UMBC'S RESUME DATABASE

Submit your resume today to UMBC's online resume database. Don't be left out of the mix when employers come looking for UMBC students to hire. Simply upload your resume to your UMBCworks account (under the Documents tab once you're logged in to UMBCworks via the link in the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC) and stop by Career Services for a quick, 15-minute walk-in (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, Math/Psych 212) for feedback and approval. It's competitive out there -- we're here to help you be prepared and stay connected!

Fan CSC on Facebook

Are you a fan of Facebook? Now it's easy to become a fan of UMBC's Career Services Center! Click on the Facebook link located on CSC's homepage (www.careers.umbc.edu) and then click on the "Become a Fan" button so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to looking for a job and getting great career tips. It's never been easier to stay connected!

Professional Network -- Now a Part of UMBCworks!

Check out the new Professional Network feature in UMBCworks!

Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.

The Professional Network can help you
* Gain visibility and learn how to network with professionals and alumni working in your industry
* Improve your professional communication skills.
* Compliment your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
* Learn about how to apply your strengths in a professional setting.
* Gain insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
* Become more successful in your job search

Simply log-in to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs and Internships tab in myUMBC) and click the “NETWORK” tab to find potential contacts.

New employers and alumni mentors will be continuously added throughout the year to help you!

Job Searching & Networking Basics in under 3 Minutes!

Check out Career Services on YouTube! Out new, short video on networking on job search is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfROiBIURA

Where Are Last Year's Graduates?

If you'd like to see what percentage of last year's graduating class is in grad school and the types of programs they're pursuing, check out the '08-'09 Graduating Student Report. You'll also find percentages of those with jobs and top employers.

This annual survey is conducted by the Career Services Center and can be found at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php

Posted: September 21, 2009

Get Your Resume in UMBCworks!

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! GET YOUR RESUME IN UMBC'S RESUME DATABASE

Submit your resume today to UMBC's online resume database. Don't be left out of the mix when employers come looking for UMBC students to hire. Simply upload your resume to your UMBCworks account (under the Documents tab once you're logged in to UMBCworks via the link in the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC) and stop by Career Services for a quick, 15-minute walk-in (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, Math/Psych 212) for feedback and approval. It's competitive out there -- we're here to help you be prepared and stay connected!

Fan CSC on Facebook

Are you a fan of Facebook? Now it's easy to become a fan of UMBC's Career Services Center! Click on the Facebook link located on CSC's homepage (www.careers.umbc.edu) and then click on the "Become a Fan" button so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to looking for a job and getting great career tips. It's never been easier to stay connected!

Professional Network -- Now a Part of UMBCworks!

Check out the new Professional Network feature in UMBCworks!

Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.

The Professional Network can help you
* Gain visibility and learn how to network with professionals and alumni working in your industry
* Improve your professional communication skills.
* Compliment your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
* Learn about how to apply your strengths in a professional setting.
* Gain insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
* Become more successful in your job search

Simply log-in to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs and Internships tab in myUMBC) and click the “NETWORK” tab to find potential contacts.

New employers and alumni mentors will be continuously added throughout the year to help you!

Job Searching & Networking Basics in under 3 Minutes!

Check out Career Services on YouTube! Out new, short video on networking on job search is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfROiBIURA

Get Your Paper Published - UMBC Review

GET YOUR PAPER PUBLISHED in the UMBC Review: Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works!

The Review is UMBC's interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal. We are seeking student research from all different disciplines to be published in the 2010 edition of the UMBC Review. If you have completed research in the past or are currently engaged in research now, please visit http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/research/review/index.html or contact the journal editors at umbcreview@umbc.edu and consider this opportunity!

Submit by Monday, September 21st, 2009

Where Are Last Year's Graduates?

If you'd like to see what percentage of last year's graduating class is in grad school and the types of programs they're pursuing, check out the '08-'09 Graduating Student Report. You'll also find percentages of those with jobs and top employers.

This annual survey is conducted by the Career Services Center and can be found at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php

Posted: September 14, 2009

Get Your Resume in UMBCworks!

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! GET YOUR RESUME IN UMBC'S RESUME DATABASE

Submit your resume today to UMBC's online resume database. Don't be left out of the mix when employers come looking for UMBC students to hire. Simply upload your resume to your UMBCworks account (under the Documents tab once you're logged in to UMBCworks via the link in the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC) and stop by Career Services for a quick, 15-minute walk-in (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, Math/Psych 212) for feedback and approval. It's competitive out there -- we're here to help you be prepared and stay connected!

Fan CSC on Facebook

Are you a fan of Facebook? Now it's easy to become a fan of UMBC's Career Services Center! Click on the Facebook link located on CSC's homepage (www.careers.umbc.edu) and then click on the "Become a Fan" button so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to looking for a job and getting great career tips. It's never been easier to stay connected!

Professional Network -- Now a Part of UMBCworks!

Check out the new Professional Network feature in UMBCworks!

Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.

The Professional Network can help you
* Gain visibility and learn how to network with professionals and alumni working in your industry
* Improve your professional communication skills.
* Compliment your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
* Learn about how to apply your strengths in a professional setting.
* Gain insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
* Become more successful in your job search

Simply log-in to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs and Internships tab in myUMBC) and click the “NETWORK” tab to find potential contacts.

New employers and alumni mentors will be continuously added throughout the year to help you!

Job Searching & Networking Basics in under 3 Minutes!

Check out Career Services on YouTube! Out new, short video on networking on job search is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfROiBIURA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfROiBIURA.

Where Are Last Year's Graduates?

If you'd like to see what percentage of last year's graduating class is in grad school and the types of programs they're pursuing, check out the '08-'09 Graduating Student Report. You'll also find percentages of those with jobs and top employers.

This annual survey is conducted by the Career Services Center and can be found at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php

Posted: September 7, 2009

Fan CSC on Facebook

Are you a fan of Facebook? Now it's easy to become a fan of UMBC's Career Services Center! Click on the Facebook link located on CSC's homepage (www.careers.umbc.edu) and then click on the "Become a Fan" button so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to looking for a job and getting great career tips. It's never been easier to stay connected!

Get Your Resume in UMBCworks!

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! GET YOUR RESUME IN UMBC'S RESUME DATABASE

Submit your resume today to UMBC's online resume database. Don't be left out of the mix when employers come looking for UMBC students to hire. Simply upload your resume to your UMBCworks account (under the Documents tab once you're logged in to UMBCworks via the link in the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC) and stop by Career Services for a quick, 15-minute walk-in (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, Math/Psych 212) for feedback and approval. It's competitive out there -- we're here to help you be prepared and stay connected!

Professional Network -- Now a Part of UMBCworks!

Check out the new Professional Network feature in UMBCworks!

Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.

The Professional Network can help you
* Gain visibility and learn how to network with professionals and alumni working in your industry
* Improve your professional communication skills.
* Compliment your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
* Learn about how to apply your strengths in a professional setting.
* Gain insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
* Become more successful in your job search

Simply log-in to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs and Internships tab in myUMBC) and click the “NETWORK” tab to find potential contacts.

New employers and alumni mentors will be continuously added throughout the year to help you!

Job Searching & Networking Basics in under 3 Minutes!

Check out Career Services on YouTube! Out new, short video on networking on job search is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfROiBIURA .

Where Are Last Year's Graduates?

If you'd like to see what percentage of last year's graduating class is in grad school and the types of programs they're pursuing, check out the '08-'09 Graduating Student Report. You'll also find percentages of those with jobs and top employers.

This annual survey is conducted by the Career Services Center and can be found at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php.

Posted: August 31, 2009

Fan CSC on Facebook

Are you a fan of Facebook? Now it's easy to become a fan of UMBC's Career Services Center! Click on the Facebook link located on CSC's homepage (www.careers.umbc.edu) and then click on the "Become a Fan" button so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to looking for a job and getting great career tips. It's never been easier to stay connected!

Professional Network -- Now a Part of UMBCworks!

Check out the new Professional Network feature in UMBCworks!

Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.

The Professional Network can help you
* Gain visibility and learn how to network with professionals and alumni working in your industry
* Improve your professional communication skills.
* Compliment your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
* Learn about how to apply your strengths in a professional setting.
* Gain insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
* Become more successful in your job search

Simply log-in to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs and Internships tab in myUMBC) and click the “NETWORK” tab to find potential contacts.

New employers and alumni mentors will be continuously added throughout the year to help you!

Job Searching & Networking Basics in under 3 Minutes!

Check out Career Services on YouTube! Out new, short video on networking on job search is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfROiBIURA .

Where Are Last Year's Graduates?

If you'd like to see what percentage of last year's graduating class is in grad school and the types of programs they're pursuing, check out the '08-'09 Graduating Student Report. You'll also find percentages of those with jobs and top employers.

This annual survey is conducted by the Career Services Center and can be found at http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php.

Posted: August 17, 2009

ProNet: Connect with UMBC Alumni Willing to Help You!

Check out the new Professional Network feature in UMBCworks!

Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.

The Professional Network can help you
* Gain visibility and learn how to network with professionals and alumni working in your industry
* Improve your professional communication skills.
* Compliment your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
* Learn about how to apply your strengths in a professional setting.
* Gain insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
* Become more successful in your job search

Simply log-in to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs and Internships tab in myUMBC) and click the “NETWORK” tab to find potential contacts.

New employers and alumni mentors will be continuously added throughout the year to help you!

Fan CSC on Facebook!

Are you a fan of Facebook? Now it's easy to become a fan of UMBC's Career Services Center! Click on the Facebook link located on CSC's homepage (www.careers.umbc.edu) and then click on the "Become a Fan" button so you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to looking for a job and getting great career tips. It's never been easier to stay connected!

8 Good Reasons to Visit UMBC's Career Services Center

With a 9.5% unemployment rate, there are hundreds of good reasons to visit UMBC's Career Center. To keep it simple, click here for a short list of the top 8 reasons to take advantage of what CSC has to offer.

Posted: July 15, 2009

UMBC Career Services -- Open for Business this Summer!

The UMBC Career Services Center (Math/Psych 2nd floor) will be open this summer! Take advantage of the down time to improve your resume, find career direction, look for a job and start the graduate school application process. May grads can continue to take advantage of CSC's services all summer! We're open Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Call 410.455.2216 to make an appointment or stop by for walk-ins from 2-4pm for quick questions and resume reviews. And as always, our information-packed website (

Posted: June 15, 2009

UMBC Career Services -- Open for Business this Summer!

The UMBC Career Services Center (Math/Psych 2nd floor) will be open this summer! Take advantage of the down time to improve your resume, find career direction, look for a job and start the graduate school application process. May grads can continue to take advantage of CSC's services all summer! We're open Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Call 410.455.2216 to make an appointment or stop by for walk-ins from 2-4pm for quick questions and resume reviews. And as always, our information-packed website (www.careers.umbc.edu) is available 24/7.

5 Minute Survey for Seniors -- Win $25 iTunes Gift Card

RISING SENIORS: Do you have plans for after graduation?

Teach For America seeks exceptional college graduates of all academic majors to join our movement to close the achievement gap between our nation's high- and low-income area school districts. Our corps members commit to teach for two years in some of the nation's most under-resourced school districts and receive full salary and benefits, as well a strong network of support along the way. After the corps, we help our alumni continue to create change from all sectors through our partnerships with over 100 graduate, medical and law schools and over 20 top employers, including GE, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Wachovia (more details at www.teachforamerica.org).

To learn more about this post-graduate opportunity, please take our 5 minute survey : http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/217704/7e4e/

If you respond by Monday, June 29th, 2009, your name will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a $25 iTunes gift card! Please contact gwendolyn.hopkins@teachforamerica.org with questions.

Posted: May 10, 2009

May Grads -- We Need Your Help with the Graduating Student Report

Graduating grad and undergrad students will soon be asked to complete UMBC's Graduating Student Report. Students picking up their cap and gowns May 4-6 in the Bookstore will have the opportunity to share their post-UMBC plans in a short, online survey via on-site laptops. May grads will also receive a follow-up email asking for this critical information. All collected data will remain confidential and everyone who completes the report will be entered to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate.

To view a summary of last year's Report, visit http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php . Best of luck to all May grads and thank you in advance for your help with this very important data collection effort. Questions can be directed to the Career Services Center (careers@umbc.edu, 410.455.2216).

UMBC Career Services - Open for Business this Summer!

The UMBC Career Services Center (Math/Psych 2nd floor) will be open this summer! Take advantage of the down time to improve your resume, find career direction, look for a job and start the graduate school application process. May grads can continue to take advantage of CSC's services all summer! We're open Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Call 410.455.2216 to make an appointment or stop by for walk-ins from 2-4pm for quick questions and resume reviews. As always, our information-packed website (

Free Printing at Staples

*Staples Offers Free Business Cards and Resumes *

Now through June 13, Staples stores across the country will print 20 copies of your resume and 40 business cards for free as part of the office giant's Job Stimulus Program. For details and store locations go
to www.Staples.com/freeresume

Posted: May 4, 2009

Did you work part-time during Spring 2009 semester?

"Did you work part-time during the Spring 2009 semester? On May 4, 2009, the Career Services Center will launch an electronic survey to collect part-time job hiring data. Keep an eye out for the survey, complete it, and be entered into a drawing to win a prize!"

May Grads -- We Need Your Help with the Graduating Student Report

Graduating grad and undergrad students will soon be asked to complete UMBC's Graduating Student Report. Students picking up their cap and gowns May 4-6 in the Bookstore will have the opportunity to share their post-UMBC plans in a short, online survey via on-site laptops. May grads will also receive a follow-up email asking for this critical information. All collected data will remain confidential and everyone who completes the report will be entered to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate.

To view a summary of last year's Report, visit http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php . Best of luck to all May grads and thank you in advance for your help with this very important data collection effort. Questions can be directed to the Career Services Center (careers@umbc.edu, 410.455.2216).

Posted: April 27, 2009

Did you work part-time during Spring 2009 semester?

"Did you work part-time during the Spring 2009 semester? On May 4, 2009, the Career Services Center will launch an electronic survey to collect part-time job hiring data. Keep an eye out for the survey, complete it, and be entered into a drawing to win a prize!"

May Grads -- We Need Your Help with the Graduating Student Report

Graduating grad and undergrad students will soon be asked to complete UMBC's Graduating Student Report. Students picking up their cap and gowns May 4-6 in the Bookstore will have the opportunity to share their post-UMBC plans in a short, online survey via on-site laptops. May grads will also receive a follow-up email asking for this critical information. All collected data will remain confidential and everyone who completes the report will be entered to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate.

To view a summary of last year's Report, visit http://careers.umbc.edu/stats/gradrep.php . Best of luck to all May grads and thank you in advance for your help with this very important data collection effort. Questions can be directed to the Career Services Center (careers@umbc.edu, 410.455.2216).

Posted: March 30, 2009

NACE Student Survey - Win $500

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2009 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=04Kdqky1EfwDmxnuSTC9IQ_3d_3d
anytime between now and April 30, 2009, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of dentifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Posted: March 23, 2009

Teach For America Survey

Teach For America seeks exceptional college graduates of all academic majors to join our movement to close the achievement gap between our nation's high- and low-income area school districts. Our corps members commit to teach for two years in some of the nation's most under-resourced school districts and receive full salary and benefits, as well a strong network of support along the way. After the corps, we help our alumni continue to create change from all sectors through our partnerships with over 100 graduate, medical and law schools and over 20 top employers, including GE, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Wachovia (more details at www.teachforamerica.org). To learn more about this post-graduate opportunity, please take our 5 minute survey : http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/217704/7e4e/

If you respond by Sunday, March 29th, 2009, your name will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a $25 iTunes gift card! Please contact gwendolyn.hopkins@teachforamerica.org with questions."

NACE Student Survey - Win $500

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2009 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=04Kdqky1EfwDmxnuSTC9IQ_3d_3d
anytime between now and April 30, 2009, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of dentifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Posted: March 9, 2009

Nace Student Survey

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2009 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=04Kdqky1EfwDmxnuSTC9IQ_3d_3d
anytime between now and April 30, 2009, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of dentifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Engineering Scholarship

LAUREL (March 2, 2009): The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is looking for budding engineers in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. For the fourth consecutive year, the Commissioners are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Prince George's County or
Montgomery County, college student majoring in engineering.

The maturing WSSC workforce and the on-going need to replace and maintain an aging infrastructure will create many opportunities in the water and wastewater profession, especially in engineering. Commission Chair Joyce Starks of Prince George's County views the scholarship as an excellent opportunity to identify potential hires to meet WSSC's need for engineers. She has spearheaded the scholarship initiative for several years. The first scholarship was awarded in 2006.

"Inspiring young local engineers to enter the field of water and wastewater management is vital to the Commission and its ability to provide essential water services to the Sanitary District," according to Chair Starks.

In addition to the $1,000 cash award, the scholarship winner may be offered the chance to gain valuable on-the-job experience working as a paid WSSC summer intern.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must:

* Attend a Maryland university/college and have a permanent home
address in Prince George's or Montgomery County;
* Be enrolled in an engineering degree program that 1) leads at a
minimum, to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering; or 2) an advanced
degree in engineering.
* Past winners are also eligible to compete.

Applicants should submit the following materials with a cover letter:
1. Proof of permanent residency in the WSSC district (a legal
document such as a passport, driver's license);
2. A recent transcript
3. Two references
4. A 400-1000 word essay written by the applicant on any topic of
importance to engineering, water/wastewater engineering, or the role of
a water utility in the 21st century.

Applications should be submitted to Charlett Bundy, Esq., Corporate Secretary, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707, or, email/fax Ms. Bundy at cbundy@wsscwater.com. cbundy@wsscwater.com> Applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2009. A panel of three managers will select the winner who will be notified prior to the award announcement at the July Commission meeting.

The six WSSC Commissioners set policy for and oversee operations of WSSC and its more than 1,400 employees. In addition to Chair Starks the other Commissioners are Vice - chair Gene W. Counihan, Adrienne A. Mandel and Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. of Montgomery County and Prem P. Agarwal and Dr. Juanita D. Miller of Prince George's County. For more information about WSSC go to the WSSC web site, www.wsscwater.com
<http://www.wsscwater.com/> .

Rockthesuit Interviews Tips

Attention College Grads!- Get interview tips and tricks at rockthesuit.com
Go from UNHIRABLE to HIRABLE with a free $500 interview wardrobe from SYMS.
Enter now at rockthesuit.com
Open to adults 20-26. For complete rules visit rockthesuit.com

Posted: March 2, 2009

Career Week @ UMBC

March 2nd-6th 2009
careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

UMBC's second annual Career Week offers an opportunity for current students to “get connected to the rest of the world” and “explore their professional options” through presentations, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with alumni and employers.

In today's economic climate, now more than ever, it is important for UMBC students to begin exploring their career options as early as freshman and sophomore years. However, what may not be as obvious is the relationship between academic major and career options. Career Week is designed to bridge the gap. Each event has the potential to speak to the needs of any student, no matter the student's status in the career development process – from undecided major to graduating senior.

Check out the types of events lined up for this year and create your own Career Week schedule! Attend as many or as few events that make sense for where you are in planning your career path.

Types of events to Attend

Career Conversations
Check out these 50-minute workshops focused on various career topics presented by experts from the field and campus community.

Alumni Panel Discussions
Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Mock Interviews
Work one-on-one with an employer or alumna/us to discuss your most valuable marketing tool – your interviewing skills. Sessions will last 20 minutes. Registration is advised. Walk-ins are welcome.

Spring Career Fair
Attend the last major career fair of the academic year, with employers looking to hire at all levels, part-time to intern to entry level to experienced.

Majors Fair
For the undeclared, undecided or transitioning majors, visit the Ballroom Lounge and talk to representatives from the various academic departments that coincide with the careers and employers represented at the Spring Career Fair.

Art Symposium
This 2-hour event, including a panel discussion and portfolio reviews, is organized for students majoring in or considering the arts

Networking Events and Skill-building Seminars
From business networking and etiquette, to financial literacy, these interactive sessions are designed to enhance your strengths in various areas. Registration is required for each of these evening events.

Details and a complete schedule of the week's events are available at http://careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

NACE Student Survey

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2009 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=04Kdqky1EfwDmxnuSTC9IQ_3d_3d
anytime between now and April 30, 2009, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of dentifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Rockthesuit Interviews Tips

Attention College Grads!- Get interview tips and tricks at rockthesuit.com
Go from UNHIRABLE to HIRABLE with a free $500 interview wardrobe from SYMS.
Enter now at rockthesuit.com
Open to adults 20-26. For complete rules visit rockthesuit.com

Posted: February 23, 2009

Career Week @ UMBC

March 2nd-6th 2009
careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

UMBC's second annual Career Week offers an opportunity for current students to “get connected to the rest of the world” and “explore their professional options” through presentations, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with alumni and employers.

In today's economic climate, now more than ever, it is important for UMBC students to begin exploring their career options as early as freshman and sophomore years. However, what may not be as obvious is the relationship between academic major and career options. Career Week is designed to bridge the gap. Each event has the potential to speak to the needs of any student, no matter the student's status in the career development process – from undecided major to graduating senior.

Check out the types of events lined up for this year and create your own Career Week schedule! Attend as many or as few events that make sense for where you are in planning your career path.

Types of events to Attend

Career Conversations
Check out these 50-minute workshops focused on various career topics presented by experts from the field and campus community.

Alumni Panel Discussions
Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Mock Interviews
Work one-on-one with an employer or alumna/us to discuss your most valuable marketing tool – your interviewing skills. Sessions will last 20 minutes. Registration is advised. Walk-ins are welcome.

Spring Career Fair
Attend the last major career fair of the academic year, with employers looking to hire at all levels, part-time to intern to entry level to experienced.

Majors Fair
For the undeclared, undecided or transitioning majors, visit the Ballroom Lounge and talk to representatives from the various academic departments that coincide with the careers and employers represented at the Spring Career Fair.

Art Symposium
This 2-hour event, including a panel discussion and portfolio reviews, is organized for students majoring in or considering the arts

Networking Events and Skill-building Seminars
From business networking and etiquette, to financial literacy, these interactive sessions are designed to enhance your strengths in various areas. Registration is required for each of these evening events.

Details and a complete schedule of the week's events are available at http://careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

Office Space -- Retro Movie Night!

Come Join Us For A Retro Movie Nhight!!
Join us on Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 pm in the Sports Zone (Commons Mezzanine).

SEB and the Career Week Planning Committee present....Retro Movie Night featuring OFFICE SPACE.

Wear your pieces of flair and join us for the movie, games, cake, and the chance to win a red stapler!

NACE Student Survey

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2009 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=04Kdqky1EfwDmxnuSTC9IQ_3d_3d
anytime between now and April 30, 2009, and you are eligible to win. Good luck!

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of dentifying and communicating with the prize winner.

Posted: February 16, 2009

Career Week @ UMBC

March 2nd-6th 2009
careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

UMBC's second annual Career Week offers an opportunity for current students to “get connected to the rest of the world” and “explore their professional options” through presentations, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with alumni and employers.

In today's economic climate, now more than ever, it is important for UMBC students to begin exploring their career options as early as freshman and sophomore years. However, what may not be as obvious is the relationship between academic major and career options. Career Week is designed to bridge the gap. Each event has the potential to speak to the needs of any student, no matter the student's status in the career development process – from undecided major to graduating senior.

Check out the types of events lined up for this year and create your own Career Week schedule! Attend as many or as few events that make sense for where you are in planning your career path.

Types of events to Attend

Career Conversations Check out these 50-minute workshops focused on various career topics presented by experts from the field and campus community.

Alumni Panel Discussions Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Mock Interviews and Resume Reviews Work one-on-one with an employer or alumna/us to discuss your two most valuable marketing tools – your interviewing skills and your resume. Sessions will last 20 minutes. Registration is advised. Walk-ins are welcome.

Spring Career Fair Attend the last major career fair of the academic year, with employers looking to hire at all levels, part-time to intern to entry level to experienced.

Majors Fair For the undeclared, undecided or transitioning majors, visit the Ballroom Lounge and talk to representatives from the various academic departments that coincide with the careers and employers represented at the Spring Career Fair.

Art Symposium This 2-hour event, including a panel discussion and portfolio reviews, is organized for students majoring in or considering the arts

Networking Events and Skill-building Seminars From business networking and etiquette, to financial literacy, these interactive sessions are designed to enhance your strengths in various areas. Registration is required for each of these evening events.

Details and a complete schedule of the week's events are available at http://careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

Posted: February 2, 2009

Trials Scholarship

Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools

Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools.
This rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals.

Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. It is a fully subsidized summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools. The 2009 Trials program is generously supported by a grant from the Heckscher Foundation.

For five weeks in July and August, Trials students take residence at Harvard or New York University. The residency alternates from year to year, with Harvard hosting the program in 2009, and NYU Law hosting in 2010. The inaugural 2009 Trials session is scheduled to occur from July 13 — August 14.

Each week, senior instructors from Advantage Testing prepare Trials students for the LSAT by deconstructing the test and presenting a step-by-step approach to each question type. Students maintain a rigorous practice testing schedule, frequently sitting for full-length official LSATs under simulated testing conditions. Working closely with their instructors, students learn to develop an individualized study plan, focus their preparation, and apply the core principles they master.

Trials students also attend lectures presented by prominent lawyers, public figures, and legal scholars, including distinguished faculty from both NYU Law and Harvard Law School. These lectures provide a wide-ranging introduction to the study and practice of the law while giving students the opportunity to ask specific questions related to their particular fields of interest.

Perhaps most important, Trials allows students to experience communities similar to those they will encounter in law school. Students form study groups to challenge, motivate, and inspire one another. In lunches with instructors and speakers, students can take part in informal discussions to learn more about the law, their peers, and themselves.

Finally, Trials is committed to taking full advantage of the resources of its host locations. Students enter the field in Boston and New York City to meet with and observe lawyers at work, garnering practical experience that complements the academic curriculum


To find out more about this program or how to apply visit http://trials.atfoundation.org/index

UMBC Career Center's Job Survey - It's Legit!

Last Chance to win an iPod Shuffle!
<http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/careers/2009/01/umbc_career_centers_job_survey_2.html>

UMBC students registered for the Fall 2008 semester should have received an email asking them to complete a brief, online survey. The Career Services Center is interested in learning if students worked in part-time positions during the Fall 2008 semester and if so where they were working; or if not, where they may be interested in working during future semesters at UMBC.

It will take just a few minutes and is an easy way to earn a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! The winner will be randomly selected and notified of their selection on February 6th, so be sure to complete the survey by Thursday, February 5th!

All of the information you provide will remain confidential. Please feel free to contact Sue Plitt, 410-455-2340 or plitt@umbc.edu <http://plitt@umbc.edu>, if you have any questions. Thank you so much for participating!

Posted: January 26, 2009

New Change: Accessing UMBCworks via myUMBC

Looking for jobs or to sign up for on-campus interviews? You need UMBCworks!

With the recent changes to myUMBC, you can now access your UMBCworks account via myUMBC under Topics; click on Jobs & Internships.

Questions? Contact the Career Services Center (410.455.2216, careers@umbc.edu).

Trials Scholarship

Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools

Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools.
This rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals.

Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. It is a fully subsidized summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools. The 2009 Trials program is generously supported by a grant from the Heckscher Foundation.

For five weeks in July and August, Trials students take residence at Harvard or New York University. The residency alternates from year to year, with Harvard hosting the program in 2009, and NYU Law hosting in 2010. The inaugural 2009 Trials session is scheduled to occur from July 13 — August 14.

Each week, senior instructors from Advantage Testing prepare Trials students for the LSAT by deconstructing the test and presenting a step-by-step approach to each question type. Students maintain a rigorous practice testing schedule, frequently sitting for full-length official LSATs under simulated testing conditions. Working closely with their instructors, students learn to develop an individualized study plan, focus their preparation, and apply the core principles they master.

Trials students also attend lectures presented by prominent lawyers, public figures, and legal scholars, including distinguished faculty from both NYU Law and Harvard Law School. These lectures provide a wide-ranging introduction to the study and practice of the law while giving students the opportunity to ask specific questions related to their particular fields of interest.

Perhaps most important, Trials allows students to experience communities similar to those they will encounter in law school. Students form study groups to challenge, motivate, and inspire one another. In lunches with instructors and speakers, students can take part in informal discussions to learn more about the law, their peers, and themselves.

Finally, Trials is committed to taking full advantage of the resources of its host locations. Students enter the field in Boston and New York City to meet with and observe lawyers at work, garnering practical experience that complements the academic curriculum


To find out more about this program or how to apply visit http://trials.atfoundation.org/index

UMBC Career Center's Job Survey - It's Legit!

UMBC students registered for the Fall 2008 semester will be receiving an email soon asking them to complete a brief, online survey. The Career Services Center is interested in learning if students worked in part-time positions during the Fall 2008 semester and if so where they were working; or if not, where they may be interested in working during future semesters at UMBC.

It will take just a few minutes and is an easy way to earn a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! The winner will be randomly selected and notified of their selection on February 6th, so be sure to complete the survey before then.

All of the information you provide will remain confidential. Please feel free to contact Sue Plitt, 410-455-2340 or plitt@umbc.edu, if you have any questions. Thank you so much for participating!

Posted: January 12, 2009

New Change: Accessing UMBCworks via myUMBC

Looking for jobs or to sign up for on-campus interviews? You need UMBCworks!

With the recent changes to myUMBC, you can now access your UMBCworks account via myUMBC under Topics; click on Jobs & Internships.

Questions? Contact the Career Services Center (410.455.2216, careers@umbc.edu).

UMBC Career Center's Job Survey - It's Legit!

UMBC students registered for the Fall 2008 semester will be receiving an email soon asking them to complete a brief, online survey. The Career Services Center is interested in learning if students worked in part-time positions during the Fall 2008 semester and if so where they were working; or if not, where they may be interested in working during future semesters at UMBC.

It will take just a few minutes and is an easy way to earn a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! The winner will be randomly selected and notified of their selection on February 6th, so be sure to complete the survey before then.

All of the information you provide will remain confidential. Please feel free to contact Sue Plitt, 410-455-2340 or plitt@umbc.edu, if you have any questions. Thank you so much for participating!

Career Services - Open During Winter Break!

Don't wait until February...visit the Career Services Center today! In a tight job market, you don't want to wait until the last minute. The Career Services Center (Math/Psych 204) is open now and over winter break (although the university will be closed December 25-January 4) and can assist you in connecting to employment opportunities (part-time and full-time), fine tuning your resume, applying to graduate/professional school, and uncovering what you want to do with the rest of your professional life! Log in to UMBCworks (via the Services tab in myUMBC) to search for jobs and feel free make an appointment (call 410.455.2216) or to stop by during walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm). More details about the Career Services Center are available at www.careers.umbc.edu . Good luck with finals and we hope to see you soon!

Posted: December 15, 2008

Campus Visitation

Spring 2009 Campus Visitation Program (CVP), sponsored by The Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP). This is an excellent opportunity for MARC Scholars who are ready to apply for a graduate program.

Campus Visitation takes place February 19-20, 2009 at the University of Florida’s Reitz Union. The Office of Graduate Minority Programs will provide your hotel accommodations, some meals, and will reimburse up to $100 worth of travel expenses to eligible attendees.

During the visitation students will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff in their academic fields and take a tour of their departments’ academic facilities. There will also be information panels and workshops to address questions and issues concerning graduate education at the University of Florida.

To apply, students must submit a CVP application and undergraduate transcript(s) to OGMP. The application deadline* *is* January 10, 2009. *

Applications for our campus visitation can be found by visiting the Office of Graduate Minority Programs website at http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/diversity/cvp.html. We recommend that MARC Programs sending three or more students be accompanied by a chaperone.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Janet Broiles at (352) 392-8364 or jbroiles@ufl.edu
or Sarah Traylor at (352)-392-6444
or saraht@rgp.ufl.edu <../../saraht@rgp.ufl.edu>.

Best wishes and Go Gators!

UMBC Career Center's Job Survey - It's Legit!

UMBC students registered for the Fall 2008 semester will be receiving an email soon asking them to complete a brief, online survey. The Career Services Center is interested in learning if students worked in part-time positions during the Fall 2008 semester and if so where they were working; or if not, where they may be interested in working during future semesters at UMBC.

It will take just a few minutes and is an easy way to earn a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! The winner will be randomly selected and notified of their selection on February 6th, so be sure to complete the survey before then.

All of the information you provide will remain confidential. Please feel free to contact Sue Plitt, 410-455-2340 or plitt@umbc.edu, if you have any questions. Thank you so much for participating!

Career Services - Open During Winter Break!

Don't wait until February...visit the Career Services Center today! In a tight job market, you don't want to wait until the last minute. The Career Services Center (Math/Psych 204) is open now and over winter break (although the university will be closed December 25-January 4) and can assist you in connecting to employment opportunities (part-time and full-time), fine tuning your resume, applying to graduate/professional school, and uncovering what you want to do with the rest of your professional life! Log in to UMBCworks (via the Services tab in myUMBC) to search for jobs and feel free make an appointment (call 410.455.2216) or to stop by during walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm). More details about the Career Services Center are available at www.careers.umbc.edu . Good luck with finals and we hope to see you soon!

Posted: December 8, 2008

Need a Job Spring Semester?

Don't wait until February...start looking today! In a tight job market,
you don't want to wait until the last minute. The Career Services
Center (Math/Psych 204) is open now and over winter break and can assist
you in connecting with part-time employment opportunities (on- and
off-campus) for next semester. Log in to UMBCworks (via the Services
tab in myUMBC) to search for jobs and feel free to stop by during
walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm) for feedback on your resume.

Posted: December 1, 2008

Need a Job Spring Semester?

Don't wait until February...start looking today! In a tight job market,
you don't want to wait until the last minute. The Career Services
Center (Math/Psych 204) is open now and over winter break and can assist
you in connecting with part-time employment opportunities (on- and
off-campus) for next semester. Log in to UMBCworks (via the Services
tab in myUMBC) to search for jobs and feel free to stop by during
walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm) for feedback on your resume.

December Grads -- We Need Your Help with the Graduating Student Report!

Once again UMBC will be asking graduating students to complete the
Graduating Student Survey. This survey is quick and online and
primarily asks about your post-UMBC plans. We want to hear from
everyone, even if your plans aren't yet finalized. UMBC collects this
information so we can compile relevant and recent data about employment
offers, graduate/professional school acceptances, and salary averages to
share with faculty, employers, and perhaps most importantly, future UMBC
students. You'll have an opportunity to complete the Report as you pick
up your cap and gown (December 1st - 3rd). For those students not
walking in commencement ceremonies, there will also be an opportunity to
complete the online survey via a follow up email request. Everyone who
completes the Report will be entered to win an iPod Shuffle. Best of
luck and thank you in advance for your support of this important
information gathering effort!

Igert Fellows Program

In Optical Techniques for Actuation, Sensing, and Imaging of Biological Systems (BioIGERT).
You can learn more about BioIGERT at our website at www.bioigert.columbia.edu, including a detailed list of participating faculty and links to the on-line admissions applications.

The aim of the program is to train a new generation of scientists and engineers through a set of five multidisciplinary research thrusts: novel imagers for microscopy and active high-throughput microarrays; in vivo studies of gene expression and protein-protein interactions with novel molecular probes; optical techniques for manipulating cells and studying cell motility and growth; optical imaging of activity in neural circuits; and novel functional imaging systems for small animal and human tissues. Each BioIGERT Fellow will be empowered to work at the boundaries between disciplines and will be uniquely capable of contributing to advancements in this important emerging field.

Fellowship support from the National Science Foundation includes full tuition and fees and a stipend of $30,000 for the 2009-2010 academic year. Approximately 8-10 new fellowships are awarded each year.

This fellowship is open to any student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) who is applying to a doctoral-tracked program in one of the participating departments at Columbia: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Physics.

Posted: November 24, 2008

Need a Job Spring Semester?

Don't wait until February...start looking today! In a tight job market,
you don't want to wait until the last minute. The Career Services
Center (Math/Psych 204) is open now and over winter break and can assist
you in connecting with part-time employment opportunities (on- and
off-campus) for next semester. Log in to UMBCworks (via the Services
tab in myUMBC) to search for jobs and feel free to stop by during
walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 2-4pm) for feedback on your resume.

December Grads -- We Need Your Help with the Graduating Student Report!

Once again UMBC will be asking graduating students to complete the
Graduating Student Survey. This survey is quick and online and
primarily asks about your post-UMBC plans. We want to hear from
everyone, even if your plans aren't yet finalized. UMBC collects this
information so we can compile relevant and recent data about employment
offers, graduate/professional school acceptances, and salary averages to
share with faculty, employers, and perhaps most importantly, future UMBC
students. You'll have an opportunity to complete the Report as you pick
up your cap and gown (December 1st - 3rd). For those students not
walking in commencement ceremonies, there will also be an opportunity to
complete the online survey via a follow up email request. Everyone who
completes the Report will be entered to win an iPod Shuffle. Best of
luck and thank you in advance for your support of this important
information gathering effort!

Igert Fellows Program

In Optical Techniques for Actuation, Sensing, and Imaging of Biological Systems (BioIGERT).
You can learn more about BioIGERT at our website at www.bioigert.columbia.edu, including a detailed list of participating faculty and links to the on-line admissions applications.

The aim of the program is to train a new generation of scientists and engineers through a set of five multidisciplinary research thrusts: novel imagers for microscopy and active high-throughput microarrays; in vivo studies of gene expression and protein-protein interactions with novel molecular probes; optical techniques for manipulating cells and studying cell motility and growth; optical imaging of activity in neural circuits; and novel functional imaging systems for small animal and human tissues. Each BioIGERT Fellow will be empowered to work at the boundaries between disciplines and will be uniquely capable of contributing to advancements in this important emerging field.

Fellowship support from the National Science Foundation includes full tuition and fees and a stipend of $30,000 for the 2009-2010 academic year. Approximately 8-10 new fellowships are awarded each year.

This fellowship is open to any student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) who is applying to a doctoral-tracked program in one of the participating departments at Columbia: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Physics.

Graduate Research

8th Annual Graduate Research Symposium
March 27-28, 2009
College of William & Mary

Deadline: Jan. 9, 2009

Graduate students from the fields of Arts & Sciences are invited to
submit abstracts of no more than 300 words.

More information can be found at
www.wm.edu/so/gsa/symposium/index.php

Posted: November 17, 2008

Igert Fellows Program

In Optical Techniques for Actuation, Sensing, and Imaging of Biological Systems (BioIGERT).
You can learn more about BioIGERT at our website at www.bioigert.columbia.edu, including a detailed list of participating faculty and links to the on-line admissions applications.

The aim of the program is to train a new generation of scientists and engineers through a set of five multidisciplinary research thrusts: novel imagers for microscopy and active high-throughput microarrays; in vivo studies of gene expression and protein-protein interactions with novel molecular probes; optical techniques for manipulating cells and studying cell motility and growth; optical imaging of activity in neural circuits; and novel functional imaging systems for small animal and human tissues. Each BioIGERT Fellow will be empowered to work at the boundaries between disciplines and will be uniquely capable of contributing to advancements in this important emerging field.

Fellowship support from the National Science Foundation includes full tuition and fees and a stipend of $30,000 for the 2009-2010 academic year. Approximately 8-10 new fellowships are awarded each year.

This fellowship is open to any student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) who is applying to a doctoral-tracked program in one of the participating departments at Columbia: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Physics.

Posted: October 6, 2008

Answering the Call to Leadership

Apply October 1-15, 2008
Seeking Graduate Students for the 2009 Presidential Management Fellows Program
of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits outstanding master's, law or doctoral-level students for a two-year developmental fellowship at various Federal agencies.
Students working on their graduate degrees in the following fields are strongly encouraged to apply: Accounting/Finance/MBA, Economics, Human Resources, Engineering Statistics, Environmental Sciences, Health/Medical Science, Information Technology, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs, and Law.

Fellows Receive:
Two-year paid fellowships
80 hours of training each year
Competitive pay ad benefits
Accelerated promotion paths

Recruitment, application and nomination information available online at www.pmf.opm.gov

Posted: September 15, 2008

Where the Girls Are: Promoting Equality for All Women and Girls

You are invited to submit a project for this year's Campus Action Project.
Selected projects will receive $1,000 - $5,000 in funding.

Submit your proposals online by *November 7, 2008*.

AAUW Campus Action Projects enable student leaders and campus faculty to
design and implement exceptional campus and community programs. This
year, eligibility for funding is limited to projects that address some
of the educational barriers faced by low-income and minority women and
girls. You can learn more about AAUW Campus Action Projects online
<http://www.aauw.org/education/cap/wheregirlsare.cfm>.

Campus Action Projects offer opportunities to

* Spread awareness about the educational barriers faced by women and
girls from minority and low-income backgrounds
* Implement exceptional projects on campus that can serve as models
for change
* Provide students with valuable leadership experience
* Present the project outcomes at a workshop at the National
Conference for College Women Student Leaders
<http://www.nccwsl.org/> in Washington, D.C., in June 2009

Application materials and more information
are available
online. For more information, e-mail cap@aauw.org
or call 202/785-7719.

AAUW breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all
women have a fair chance. Visit the AAUW website for more information.

Posted: September 8, 2008

Where the Girls Are: Promoting Equality for All Women and Girls

You are invited to submit a project for this year's Campus Action Project.
Selected projects will receive $1,000 - $5,000 in funding.

Submit your proposals online by *November 7, 2008*.

AAUW Campus Action Projects enable student leaders and campus faculty to
design and implement exceptional campus and community programs. This
year, eligibility for funding is limited to projects that address some
of the educational barriers faced by low-income and minority women and
girls. You can learn more about AAUW Campus Action Projects online
<http://www.aauw.org/education/cap/wheregirlsare.cfm>.

Campus Action Projects offer opportunities to

* Spread awareness about the educational barriers faced by women and
girls from minority and low-income backgrounds
* Implement exceptional projects on campus that can serve as models
for change
* Provide students with valuable leadership experience
* Present the project outcomes at a workshop at the National
Conference for College Women Student Leaders
<http://www.nccwsl.org/> in Washington, D.C., in June 2009

Application materials and more information
are available
online. For more information, e-mail cap@aauw.org
or call 202/785-7719.

AAUW breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all
women have a fair chance. Visit the AAUW website for more information.


Posted: July 7, 2008

Health Resources and Service Administration Scholars Program

About the Program

The HRSA Scholars Program is designed to enhance HRSA's ability to recruit, hire, train, develop, and retain high quality individuals for professional positions, as follows:
* Accountant
* Administrative Associate
* Auditor
* Financial Management Specialist
* Grants Management Specialist
* Information Technology Specialist
* Public Health Analyst

The cornerstone of the Scholars Program is a highly structured, individualized, 12-month training and development curriculum that each Scholar must finish to complete the program. Upon completion, Scholars may be promoted to the next appropriate grade-level and are assigned to a permanent position.

Additional information and the online application available at http://www.hrsa.gov/about/scholars.htm . Deadline 7/18.

Continue reading "Health Resources and Service Administration Scholars Program" »

UMBC Career Services: Working for you this summer!

The Career Services Center is open during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm) summer session; offering services to help you find a part-time job for the summer and fall semesters and full-time jobs following graduation. We're here to help with resumes, interviewing, and the job search process. We're also available to assist wiht career decision-making and the grad school application process.

Year-round, one-on-one, 45-minute counseling appointments can be made by calling 410.455.2216. 15-minute walk-in appointments for resume critiques and other quick questions are also available Monday-Friday, 2-4pm.

And as always, online resources are available at www.careers.umbc.edu 24/7!

Find the Career Services Center in Math/Psych 204, email careers@umbc.edu, or call us at 410.455.2216.

Posted: June 9, 2008

Engineering Scholarship

Kelly Engineering Resources 2009 Future Engineers Scholarship Program

Kelly Engineering Resources—specializing in engineering job placement—announces its 2009 Future Engineers Scholarship Program. Through this national program, one outstanding engineering student will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship to be used toward 2009 tuition expenses.

Candidates must be full-time students at the time of application submittal and be accepted into the School of Engineering. Scholarships will not be awarded to Freshman, or Seniors who will be graduating on or before June 2009. Information about the Future Engineers scholarship program, eligibility requirements, and application materials can be found on our website.

The application deadline is October 1, 2008.

UMBC Career Services: Working for You this Summer

The Career Services Center is open during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm) summer session; offering services to help you find a part-time job for the summer and fall semesters and full-time jobs following graduation. We're here to help with resumes, interviewing, and the job search process. We're also available to assist wiht career decision-making and the grad school application process.

Year-round, one-on-one, 45-minute counseling appointments can be made by calling 410.455.2216. 15-minute walk-in appointments for resume critiques and other quick questions are also available Monday-Friday, 2-4pm.

And as always, online resources are available at www.careers.umbc.edu 24/7!

Find the Career Services Center in Math/Psych 204, email careers@umbc.edu, or call us at 410.455.2216.

Posted: May 12, 2008

Congrats Graduating Students!

Congratulations to UMBC's Class of 2008!

The Career Services Center will be available to May 2008 grads for walk-ins and appointments this summer. We're here to help with resume critiques, career decision-making, job search strategizing, interviewing prep, etc. UMBCworks, the campus' online jobs and resume database, will also be available for free to May grads through August. The resources on the Career Services Center's website are always accessible to alumni!

Find the Career Services Center in Math/Psych 204, email careers@umbc.edu, or call us at 410.455.2216.

Online resources are available at www.careers.umbc.edu.

Continue reading "Congrats Graduating Students!" »

CSC: Working for You this Summer

The Career Services Center is open during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm) summer session; offering services to help you find a part-time job for the summer and fall semesters and full-time jobs following graduation. We're here to help with resumes, interviewing, and the job search process. We're also available to assist wiht career decision-making and the grad school application process.

Year-round, one-on-one, hour-long counseling appointments can be made by calling 410.455.2216. 15-minute walk-in appointments for resume critiques and other quick questions are also available Monday-Friday, 2-4pm.

And as always, online resources are available at www.careers.umbc.edu 24/7!

Find the Career Services Center in Math/Psych 204, email careers@umbc.edu, or call us at 410.455.2216.

Continue reading "CSC: Working for You this Summer" »

Posted: May 5, 2008

May Grads- Win $50!

Graduating Student Report, May 5-7
Amazon.com Gift Certificate Up for Grabs!

Please take a few quick minutes to let UMBC know about your post-graduation plans and be entered to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. Fill out the online report at cap and gown pick-up or respond to the email survey being sent out in early May. We'd like to hear about your successes and offer assistance if your plans are yet undetermined. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

Continue reading "May Grads- Win $50!" »

Posted: April 30, 2008

Win $50!

Filling out this quick survey is an easy way to win a $50 gift certificate to the UMBC Bookstore!

The Career Services Center is interested in seeing if you work during the semester. CSC is also interested in learning where you would like to work in the future. All of the information you provide will remain confidential. Please feel free to contact Sue Plitt, 410-455-2340 or plitt@umbc.edu if you have any questions.

PLEASE FILL THIS SURVEY (link below) OUT BY MAY 5th. A winner will be randomly selected and awarded on MAY 6th.

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=U299EKGGPHH3

Continue reading "Win $50!" »

May Grads – What Are You Doing after UMBC? -- Chance to Win $50 If You Fill Us In!

Graduating Student Report, May 5-7: Amazon.com Gift Certificate Up for Grabs!

Please take a few quick minutes to let UMBC know about your post-graduation plans and be entered to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. Fill out the online report at cap and gown pick-up or respond to the email survey being sent out in early May. We'd like to hear about your successes and offer assistance if your plans are yet undetermined. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

Posted: April 21, 2008

CSC Walk-In Hours

Summer is almost here. Stop by the Career Service Center to get your resume ready for interviews, internships and graduation. It's time for an update!

Need help with your Resume?
Walk-in appointments are held in the Career Services Center (Math/Psych 204) each weekday from 2-4pm. Walk-ins are short, 15-minute meetings- ideal for quick questions and resume critiques.

Need to talk about bigger career concerns, graduate school or getting a job after graduation?

Career Services Center advising appointments are a perfect opportunity to meet with a career specialist who can help you figure out what’s right. These longer appointments (typically an hour) can be scheduled in person or by phone (410-455-2216).

For more information on what CSC can do for you stop by, call or email careers.umbc.edu.
Resources are also available on the CSC website.

All are welcome to stop by anytime to schedule an appointment or check our upcoming opportunities.

Continue reading "CSC Walk-In Hours" »

Posted: April 14, 2008

Summer Interview Tips

Career Services Center offers UMBC students many great opportunities to refine your interviewing skills to make you irresistable. Services include mock interviews with actual employers, an online workshop with all the help and information you need to make you a star and a thorough career development guide - CSC has something for you! Feel free to drop by the CSC office (MP 204) during our regular walk-in hours (M-F, 2-4pm) or call (410) 455-2216 for more information.

Tips on Mock Interviews
Online Workshop
Career Development Guide

Continue reading "Summer Interview Tips" »

Posted: April 7, 2008

Thinking About Changing Your Major?

So what can I do with my major? What if I don't even have a major?

UMBC's Career Services Center offers many programs designed to help students find the career that is right for them. Whether you are thinking about choosing a major, a career field, or a graduate school; it all begins with you and who you are. Beginning to explore your options early in your university career is a good idea so that you are following a path that is sure to be utilizing your dependable strengths --- those that you do well and enjoy using. Working within your areas of strength ensures greater success and satisfaction! Since the average person will change jobs and careers numerous times within one's life, knowing this information gives you true job security as you move about creating new opportunities for yourself.

Some awesome programs offered by the Career Center include: FOCUS: Career and Education Planning System, Vault Online Career Library, Dependable Strengths workshops (the New Grads Get a Great Job 2-day workshop June 12-13), the What Can I Do with My Major handouts and links by major, and many more resources accessible online (www.careers.umbc.edu) and via appointment.

FOCUS: Career and Education Planning System

An Internet based self assesment tool designed to provide users with personalized career and education exploration and planning services. FOCUS utilizes self assessment by allowing users to develop an accurate picture of their interests, work values, personality, skills, educational and leisure time preferences. FOCUS, in conjunction with career advisement provided by the CSC staff, can help you clarify your career path and get you headed in the right direction

Vault Online Career Library

The Vault is an Online Career Library. It is a comprehensive career resource aimed at college students featuring Vault's best-selling career and industry books. Also included is exclusive insider information on more than 3000 companies, plus career advice articles and message boards. It is an essential tool for learning about companies, careers, and ultimately landing that dream job. Use either an @umbc.edu or @alum.umbc.edu email address to request a password. Open the Vault.

Dependable Strengths

Answer the questions on our Career Planning and Strengths Assessment page and then make an appointment with a career specialist at 410-455-2216 to begin exploring your pattern of strengths.


What Can I Do With My Major

Take a look at some sample careers within various industries where you could utilize a degree from UMBC.

Continue reading "Thinking About Changing Your Major?" »

Posted: March 27, 2008

CSC Walk-In Hours

Summer is only a few months away. Stop by the Career Service Center to get your resume ready for interviews, internships and graduation. It's time for an update!

Need help with your Resume?
Walk-in appointments are held in the Career Services Center (Math/Psych 204) each weekday from 2-4pm. Walk-ins are short, 15-minute meetings- ideal for quick questions and resume critiques.

Need to talk about bigger career concerns, graduate school or getting a job after graduation?
Career Services Center advising appointments are a perfect opportunity to meet with a career specialist who can help you figure out what’s right. These longer appointments (typically an hour) can be scheduled in person or by phone (410-455-2216).

For more information on what CSC can do for you stop by, call or email careers.umbc.edu.
Resources are also available on the CSC website.

Continue reading "CSC Walk-In Hours" »

Posted: March 18, 2008

Diversity Recruitment Forum

Thursday, April 3, 2008
Lunch: 12-1 PM (pre-registration required)

Mini Job Fair: 1:30-3:30 PM (open to all)
UC Ballroom

Register Now! through March 28 at http://www.careers.umbc.edu/news_events/diversity.php .

Have free lunch, network and meet employers in your major. Employers interested in diversifying their workforce will be on hand to discuss career opportunities within their organizations.

Talk to and have lunch with employers who are matched to your industry and interested in your major. Hear an honored keynote speaker. Mr. Tyrone Taborn, Chairman and CEO of Career Communications Group, speak on “Cultural Intelligence: Enhancing your Marketability in the Growing Marketplace.”

Attend a networking fair. Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.

Pre-registration for the lunch is required. Limited seating will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must be a UMBC student. Priority will be given to juniors and seniors, but all students of all majors are encouraged to attend. The mini job fair that follows is open to anyone.

A full list of particpating employers.

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Posted: March 6, 2008

Diversity Recruitment Forum

Thursday, 4/3
Lunch: 12 noon; Speaker: 12:30 p.m.; Mini Fair: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
UC Ballroom

Employers who are interested in diversifying their workforce will be on hand to discuss career opportunities with in their organizations. Have free lunch and meet employers interested in your major. Mr. Tyrone Taborn, Chairman and CEO of Career Communications Group, will speak on “Cultural Intelligence: enhancing your marketability in the Growing Marketplace.” The event concludes with a networking fair. Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to Juniors and Seniors, but all students of all majors are encouraged to attend. Open online registration from March 10 - March 28 at http://www.careers.umbc.edu/news_events/diversity.php. Co-hosted by NSBE.

Posted: March 4, 2008

Career Week--This Week!

Mon, 3/3/2008, 9:00 am to Fri, 3/7/2008, 6:00 pm

What's in a major? Is that a question that weighs on your mind and are you wondering how to maneuver through major choices to a satisfying and fulfilling career? If so, you're in luck! Check out this week full of career panels and networking events -- and realize that a choice of major can take you many different directions in a variety of industries. Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Learn and understand how your major can apply to any industry!

Chu Chang, a UMBC alum, who works at CareerBuilder.com will kick off the week with a look at the current job market and what to expect your first year out of college. Lorne Epstein, the author of “ You're Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job” will end the week. His passionate approach to interviewing is grounded in over 11 years of professional recruiting -- you've got to hear this! Top off each day by attending industry specific career fairs of interest to you. And don't miss the business & dining etiquette seminar on Tuesday evening to learn the in's and out's of this important networking skill.

For a full list of career week activities visit: http://www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

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Posted: February 25, 2008

Career Week-- Next Week

Mon, 3/3/2008, 9:00 am to Fri, 3/7/2008, 6:00 pm

What's in a major? Is that a question that weighs on your mind and are you wondering how to maneuver through major choices to a satisfying and fulfilling career? If so, you're in luck! Check out this week full of career panels and networking events -- and realize that a choice of major can take you many different directions in a variety of industries. Hear UMBC alumni talk about their stories of personal success and the not so linear career paths that they have taken.

Learn and understand how your major can apply to any industry!

Chu Chang, a UMBC alum, who works at CareerBuilder.com will kick off the week with a look at the current job market and what to expect your first year out of college. Lorne Epstein, the author of “ You're Hired! Interview Skills to Get the Job” will end the week. His passionate approach to interviewing is grounded in over 11 years of professional recruiting -- you've got to hear this! Top off each day by attending industry specific career fairs of interest to you. And don't miss the business & dining etiquette seminar on Tuesday evening to learn the in's and out's of this important networking skill.

For a full list of career week activities visit http://www.careers.umbc.edu/careerweek/

Continue reading "Career Week-- Next Week" »

Posted: February 14, 2008

Share Your Views and Win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2008 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online anytime between now and April 4, 2008, and you are eligible to win.

Good luck!

Continue reading "Share Your Views and Win $500!" »

Posted: February 7, 2008

Share your views by April 4 and win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2008 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win!

It's easy: Complete the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=CCl1HM6yYAesyozQiSZjHA_3d_3d anytime between now and April 4, 2008, and you are eligible to win.

Good luck!

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UMBC Summer & Part-Time Job/Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
12 pm-4 pm
UMBC UC Ballroom/Lounge

Looking to earn some extra cash and gain experience related to your field?
Build your resume and make connections?

UMBC's Summer and Part-Time Job/Internship Fair gives you the opportunityt to meet with over 70 employers looking to hire UMBC students with diverse majors for summer, part-time, temporary and internship positions. All majors are welcome!

A list of participating employers is available at http://careers.umbc.edu/news_events/fairs/sf2008.php .

Dress to impress and bring several copies of your resume!

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Posted: February 1, 2008

Employer Resume Critique Day

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
12:00-2:00pm
Math/Psych 204

Your resume is your best marketing tool and often times the first impression an employer has of you. Make sure it reflects you at your best and communicates your value. Learn the do's and dont's that will land you the job you're looking for.

Get your resume critiqued by employers who see hundreds and know what their looking for. Get great feedback that will help you make sure that your resume shines above the rest.

Representatives from Erickson Retirement Communities, Geico, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Northrop Grumman, Microsoft and Naval Surface Warfare Carderock Division will be on hand to critique your resume on Tuesday, February 5th.

Advanced registration is required so sign up for a 15 minute critique in the Career Services Center (Math/Psych 204) and bring a copy of your resume. Space is limited - so sign up soon.

**Remember to bring a copy of your resume!! All others will be a first come first serve basis, all are welcome.

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Employer Mock Interview

Thu, 2/7/2008, 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Math/Psych 204

Want to know what employers really think about your interviewing skills and learn how to master the process? Find out through an employer mock interview. Participating companies include: Bank of America, BlueCross/BlueShield, GE, Raytheon Solipsys, SoBran, and Target. Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7th from - 12--2 pm.

*Advance sign up is required! Space is limited - so sign up soon. Sign up for your mock interview time slot by contacting the Career Services Center (careers@umbc.edu, x5.2216) or just stop by the office (Math/Psych 204). Its that easy.

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Posted: January 29, 2008

Employer Resume Critiques

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
12:00-2:00pm
Math/Psych 204

Your resume is your best marketing tool and often times the first impression an employer has of you. Make sure it reflects you at your best and communicates your value. Learn the do's and dont's that will land you the job you're looking for.

Get your resume critiqued by employers who see hundreds and know what their looking for. Get great feedback that will help you make sure that your resume shines above the rest.

Representatives from Erickson Retirement Communities, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Northrop Grumman, Microsoft and Naval Surface Warfare will be on hand to critique your resume on Tuesday, February 5th.

Advanced registration is required so sign up for a 15 minute critique in the Career Services Center (Math/Psych 204) and bring a copy of your resume. Space is limited - so sign up soon.

**Remember to bring a copy of your resume!! All others will be a first come first serve basis, all are welcome.

Posted: January 8, 2008

CSC Working for You in the Winter

The Career Services Center is open during January, offering services to help you find a part-time job for the spring semester and full-time jobs following graduation -- including assistance with resumes, interviewing, and the job search process. We're also hear to help with career decision making and the grad school application process.

We will be open our regularly scheduled business hours, Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5pm. One-on-one, hour-long counseling appointments can be made; 15-minute walk-in appointments are also available Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, for resume critiques and other quick questions.

And as always, online resources are available at www.careers.umbc.edu 24/7! Find the Career Services Center in Math/Psych 204, email careers@umbc.edu, or call us at 410.455.2216.

Posted: December 6, 2007

CSC is Open During Winter Semester

CSC will be closed 12/24-1/1 but will re-open January 2nd and be in full swing offering services to find an part-time jobs for the spring semester and/or full-time jobs for post graduation.

We will be open our regularly scheduled business hours, Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5pm. One-on-one, hour-long counseling appointments can be made; 15-minute walk-in appointments are also available Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, for resume critiques and other quick questions.

And as always, online resources are available at www.careers.umbc.edu 24/7!

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Need a Job For the Holidays?

UMBC Career Services Center can help you find temporary or seasonal jobs to help you earn some extra cash during the holiday season.

Find listings in UMBCworks by simply logging-in through your myUMBC account (look under the services tab); upload your resume and have access to a world of opportunity. UMBCworks.

Many seasonal and part-time jobs are also available at local malls. Please visit the mall's website to see the most up to date job postings.

Arundel Mills Mall
http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1230
Look for "Jobs" link on the left

Columbia Mall
http://www.themallincolumbia.com
Look for "Careers" link on the left

Questions? Call 410.455.2216 or stop by the CSC office located conveniently in the MP building room 210 (walk-ins available Monday-Friday from 2-4pm).

Posted: November 29, 2007

Need A Job While You're Home For The Holidays?

UMBC Career Services Center can help you find the temporary or seasonal job to get you some extra cash during the holiday season. UMBCworks is your on-line system that can assist you in finding temporary or seasonal jobs for the winter break in your local area. Simply log-in through your myUMBC account located under the services tab; upload your resume and have access to a world of opportunity. UMBCworks.

Many seasonal and part-time jobs are available at local malls. Please
visit the mall's website to see the most up to date job postings.

Arundel Mills Mall
http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1230
Look for "Jobs" link on the left

Columbia Mall
http://www.themallincolumbia.com
Look for "Careers" link on the left

Questions? Call 410.455.2216 or stop by the CSC office located conveniently in the MP building room 210 (walk-ins available Monday-Friday from 2-4pm).

Posted: November 26, 2007

Looking for a Job for Winter Break?

UMBC Career Services Center can help you find the temporary or seasonal job to get you some extra cash during the holiday season. UMBCworks is your on-line system that can assist you in finding temporary or seasonal jobs for the winter break in your local area. Simply log-in through your myUMBC account located under the services tab; upload your resume and have access to a world of opportunity. UMBCworks.

Questions? Call 410.455.2216 or stop by the CSC office located conveniently in the MP building room 210 (walk-ins available Monday-Friday from 2-4pm).

Posted: November 15, 2007

Major Exploration

So what can I do with my major? What if I don't even have a major?

UMBC's Career Services Center offers many programs designed to help students find the career that is right for them. Whether you are thinking about choosing a major, a career field, or a graduate school; it all begins with you and who you are. Beginning to explore your options early in your university career is a good idea so that you are following a path that is sure to be utilizing your dependable strengths --- those that you do well and enjoy using. Working within your areas of strength insures greater success and satisfaction! Since the average person will change jobs and careers numerous times within one's life, knowing this information gives you true job security as you move about creating new opportunities for yourself.

Some awesome programs offered by the Career Center include: FOCUS: Career and Education Planning System, Vault Online Career Library, Dependable Strengths, and many resources on possible job opportunities on what you can do with your major.

Continue reading "Major Exploration" »

Posted: November 8, 2007

UMBCworks

Looking for a job?

UMBCworks is your on-line system for on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, off campus part-time, temporary, seasonal, and full-time entry and experienced level positions. Access a comprehensive calendar of Career Events on campus. Sign up for On-Campus Interviews! Simply log-in through your myUMBC account, located under the services tab; upload your resume and have access to a world of opportunity. UMBCworks.

Posted: October 25, 2007

CSC Career Development Guide

Career Timeline, The Resume: Your Thirty Second Commercial, Professional Portfolios, Cover Letters That Get Attention, Letters of Recomendation, Effective Job Search Strategies, Electronic Job Search, Interviewing Techniques, Dressing for the Workplace, Applying to Graduate or Professional School

UMBC's Career Development Guide has everything you're looking for. A comprehensive resource for UMBC students and all their career-related needs. The Development Guide is now easily accessible at the CSC website www.careers.umbc.edu.

Posted: October 18, 2007

Don't Stress the Interview

Career Services Center offers UMBC students many great opportunities to refine your interviewing skills to make you irresistable. Services include mock interviews with actual employers, an online workshop with all the help and information you need to make you a star and a thorough career development guide - CSC has something for you! Feel free to drop by the CSC office (MP 204) during our regular walk-in hours (M-F, 2-4pm) or call (410) 455-2216 for more information.

Tips on Mock Interviews
Online Workshop
Career Development Guide

ASEE is Now Offering the SMART Scholarship

ASEE is pleased to announce the opening of the application for the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (*SMART*). This program is used to recruit and to retain civilian scientists and engineers to work in DoD agencies and laboratories.

Continue reading "ASEE is Now Offering the SMART Scholarship" »

Posted: October 11, 2007

CSC Walk-In Hours

Need help with your Resume? Walk-in appointments are held in the Career Services Center (Math/Psych 204) each weekday from 2-4pm. Walk-ins are short, 15-minute meetings and are ideal for quick questions and resume critiques.

Need to talk about bigger career concerns, graduate school or getting a job after graduation? Career Services Center advising appointments are a perfect opportunity to meet with a career specialist who can help you figure out what’s right. These longer appointments (typically an hour) can be scheduled in person or by phone (410-455-2216).

Posted: October 4, 2007

Corporate Visibility Days

Each semester UMBC Career Services cuts out all the hassel by brining several employers to campus who want to hire you! Some employers headed your way this semester include General Electric, Deloitte, Erickson Retirement, GEICO, IBM and T. Rowe Price. Visit the Career Center's website or the Events tab in UMBCworks for information sessions, career-related workshops, and networking events.

10/17/2007 General Electric 11am-3pm UC 312

10/24/2007 Deloitte 11am-2pm UC 312

10/31/2007 Erickson Retriement 11am-2:303pm UC 312

11/07/2007 GEICO 11-3pm UC 312

11/14/2007 IBM 11am-2pm Commons 331

11/28/2007 T. Rowe Price 11am-3pm UC 312

Posted: September 20, 2007

Career Fair- How to make it Work for YOU

UMBC's career fair being held on Tuesday, September 25th is hosting over 100 employers and is the largest career fair of the year. Don't miss your best chance to meet with potential employers and find the career that’s right for you. Remember, first impressions are everything - dress for the job you want, bring plenty of resumes, and be ready to sell yourself to get that dream job you’ve been looking for. Before the career fair get your resume critiqued by stopping by the CSC office during walk-in hours or meet with an advisor to get some tips and strategy. If you have any questions feel free to contact the CSC at 410.455.2216 or stop by Math/Psych 204.

For a complete list of attending employers check out or website: careers.umbc.edu

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