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March 28, 2013

Zombies Are Scary. Finding a Career Shouldn't Be.

Roland King
Communications Manager

These days, we find ourselves preparing for almost everything, from natural disasters to a not-so-probable zombie apocalypse. At UMBC, we are working to make sure that our students are preparing for the one challenge they’ll definitely face: a highly competitive job market.

While zombies may be scary, we believe that finding a career shouldn’t be. Borrowing from the successful Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) campaign, UMBC is hosting a zombie-themed Career Week to help students explore their career options and prepare for successful entry into the workforce.

UMBC’s Career Week, which runs April 1-4, is designed to engage all students, from freshman to graduating seniors, in exploring career options. “One of our top goals is to reach students earlier so that they have more time to explore different career paths and prepare for life after graduation,” said Caroline Baker, Assistant Vice President of Careers and Corporate Partnerships. “We want to make career planning less intimidating and more fun.”

Career Week will include workshops and professional presentations by alumni and employers on topics such as public speaking, networking and financial planning. UMBC is also offering the first-ever “Clothes the Deal” event on March 28 and 29 where students can select men’s and women’s business attire, for free, to help them make the best possible first impression when interviewing or networking.

Career Week will be capped off by a large career fair on April 4 where students can learn about summer, part-time and full-time job opportunities. For a full list of events, please see our online calendar. UMBC’s Career Week is generously supported by T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc.

With proper planning and preparation, students can enter the job market with all the skills they will need to succeed.

For more information on Career Week, please visit If you are interested in visiting UMBC to interview some of the participating students or would like to speak with Caroline Baker, please contact Roland King, or 410-455-1896.

Posted by eashburn at March 28, 2013 4:34 PM