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Featured Full-Time Job

Metlife, Inc.
Financial Services Representative
UMBCworks ID#: 9233115 (access via the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC)

We are seeking energetic, motivated, and entrepreneurial individuals who are afforded the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people in their community.
If you have a genuine concern for others and are not afraid to work hard, this may be the career you’ve been waiting for.
Starting a career in financial services doesn’t necessarily require a financial background. Two characteristics we especially look for are a genuine sense of caring and the desire to learn.
MetLife provides you with a competitive salary, the training, tools and support needed to help you maximize your potential. While in training, you will earn a weekly salary for the first 19 weeks of employment and we will work with you to help you to obtain the required life/health licenses and securities registrations.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Devise and execute business development strategies to attract and acquire new clients
• Analyze clients’ financial needs and goals
• Provide guidance to clients regarding the advantages and disadvantages of different investment products
• Implement, and continually review, financial strategies designed to help clients pursue their long-term goals

Desired Personal Attributes:

• Honesty and integrity
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Goal oriented with a track record of success in prior academic and/or career
• Understand and effectively explain complex information in simple, easy to understand terms
• Self-motivated
• Strong work ethics
• Competitive drive and achievement oriented

Required Criteria:

• Professional or technical knowledge
• Must be authorized to work in the United States
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY 10166
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Featured Part-Time Job

Oakridge Institute for Science & Education
Neuroscience Research Project - Part-Time
UMBCworks ID#: 9231852 (access via the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC)

NeNeurobehavioral/Neuroscience Research Project at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Project #MRMC-MRICD-LC-2009-40

The Research Participation Program for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) provides opportunities to participate in USAMRICD on-going applied research and development projects. USAMRICD is the Department of Defense’s lead laboratory for the execution of medical chemical defense research. As a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), the institute conducts research involving the development, testing, and evaluation of medical counter-measures to the effects of various chemical warfare agents. Project areas include chemical, biochemical, pharmacology, molecular biology, neuroscience, toxicology, and immunology.


Five appointments are available at USAMRICD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

These appointments include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Determine basic mechanisms of action as well as applied studies, via in vivo pharmacology and toxicology experiments, in evaluating and developing pretreatment/treatment regimes and antidotes for chemical surety material and the basic mechanisms of stress.
- electroencephalographic (EEG) recording, chronic blood sampling, cannulation for in vivo drug infusions
- Collect and prepare samples
- Perform behavioral tests of animal subjects and learn to use state-of-the-art automated imaging programs for behavioral assessment.
- Prepare routine drug solutions and prepare the laboratory for upcoming experiments and maintain laboratory in an orderly fashion.
- Perform routine analysis of EEG data; tabulate and summarize data using spreadsheets; perform detailed statistical analysis (parametric and/or non-parametric) of grouped data; prepare tables/graphs of data.
- Prepare detailed methods and results sections of experiments for publication in scientific journals.
- Maintain and order laboratory chemicals and supplies.


Applicants should be pursuing a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience or related discipline. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

The participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at USAMRICD and/or the host installation.

The initial appointment is for one year. The appointment is part-time at USAMRICD.

Featured Part-Time Job

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Junior Zoo Crew Instructor
UMBCworks ID#: 9233130 (access via the Jobs & Internships tab in myUMBC)

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore seeks an enthusiastic Instructor to join our team! The Junior Zoo Crew Instructor will supervise up to fifty (50) fourteen to seventeen year olds for a six-week summer service-learning program. The primary function of this position is to plan and lead educational sessions about topics related to wildlife and conservation that will guide the students through their day; plan and implement pre-program training sessions for participants with involvement from current docents; planning, organizing and scheduling activities such as EdZoocation stations and other service opportunities with involvement from Education, Animal and other departments; meet with Zoo staff for feedback on participants’ performance and advocate for participants’ needs and interests; plan, coordinate and supervise special field trips and activities (for example, National Aquarium Exchange, National Zoo visit and other volunteer activities) and understand and follow all Zoo, AZA and other regulating organization policies and procedures.
This person will be required to keep detailed daily attendance records and follow up on attendance problems with participants’ parents/guardians.

Featured Full-Time Job

CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Customer Service Representative I
UMBCworks ID#: 9233052 (access via the Jobs & Internships tab in myUMBC)

This position uses knowledge of products and the contractual provisions that govern administration to provide customer service and education, to interpret contractual language to the customer for the purpose of providing benefit utilization and limitations, to determine the need for managed care initiatives, and to administer all types of services to customers within the business segment through telephonic inquiries, written and/or electronic inquiries and claims adjustments

Examines adjudicated claims to identify key elements and processing requirements based on diagnosis, procedure, provider, medical policy, contracts and policy procedures. Researches, investigates and initiates resolution of pends by the processing system. Calculates and verifies deductibles, maximums, co-payments and coinsurance for resolving inquiries, facilitating adjustments, initiating extra contractual and reporting of any systems processing errors, overpayments and underpayments. Develops and applies the ability to analyze customer contracts and needs involving current product mix, risk assessment, and revenue impact. Develops service techniques and technical competence for the purpose of maximizing customer retention, satisfaction, and potential financial savings.

Effectively utilizes NASCO and/or CARE and/or FLEXX systems, products, contract and medical policy knowledge and processing techniques to resolve client inquiries. Demonstrates the flexibility to process and service various types of products within each line of business according to the established quality, productivity and performance metrics. Learns and retains the ability to access information ad effectively administer services using the company's automated systems.

Learns information required to effectively provide service to clients as it relates to inquires concerning pre-existing condition, knowledge of policies and riders, identification of other insurance ad coordination of benefits, benefit exclusions, administration of direct pay, credit card payment, debit accounting and other enrollment and billing transactions. Appropriately documents all client interactions according to established departmental procedures.

CareFirst offers an extremely competitive benefits package, including m/d/v, 401(k) with match, paid vacation and holidays just to name a few.

Full-Time Featured Job

LCG Inc.
ASP.NET Developer
UMBCworks ID# 9233151 (apply via UMBCworks, accessible under the Jobs & Internships topic in myUMBC)

LCG Technologies Corp. is a complete technology solutions provider with a business focus and a successful track record since 1994. Our professional services include custom application development, database integration, back office solutions as well as IT business consulting. LCG has established itself as a premier technology organization that bases its own success on the ultimate success of our clients. We service small, mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies in a variety of industries including Finance, Insurance, Higher Education and Manufacturing.

We offer candidates a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as the opportunity to work with the latest technologies in a collaborative team environment. We are currently looking for a Mid-Level .NET Developer with a minimum of five (5) years experience for a Hunt Valley location. Candidates should have an object oriented background with web programming, ASP.NET and C# experience. Candidates must be sharp, highly motivated professionals with an excellent understanding of business logic and object-oriented programming techniques.

Principle Responsibilities:
Interact with business users to understand, define and specify business requirements to ensure that applications meet user needs.
Accurately translate user/business requirements into technical specifications.
Design, develop and implement customized applications.
Actively participate in the revenue generation process by identifying opportunities to expand the scope of the client engagement (i.e. additional scope on current projects, or new projects).
Effectively manage multiple priorities from one or more applications within an engagement/project.
Successful delivery of complex systems on tight deadlines.

Required Skills:
5 or more years experience in ASP.NET.
5 or more years experience in C#
Experience with .NET Framework 3.0 (at a minimum, 3.5 preferred)
5 or more years experience in SQL Server.
Experience with relational databases and a familiarity with multi-tiered and client-server applications.
Strong communication skills plus a general enjoyment of working with clients directly on a day-to-day basis.

Education / Experience
Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or related discipline or equivalent experience.

LCG is an equal employment opportunity employer.


On-Campus Interviews

SPRING 2009 ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS - Sign-up Deadlines Approaching!

The following employers will be at UMBC to conduct on-campus interviews
with seniors and graduate students for career-related positions. Listed
below are those with application deadlines quickly approaching. For more
details and to apply, visit the "jobs" section of UMBCworks (accessible
via myUMBC under the Jobs & Internships "Topic"). In UMBCworks, search for "Interviews I Qualify For". As you'll need to have an approved resume in your UMBCworks
account to apply for on-campus interviews, be sure to upload your resume
to UMBCworks as soon as possible to allow time for feedback and approval.

Mon, 4/20/2009
Deadline to apply on UMBCworks is 4/6/2009

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be on campus 4/20/2009, conducting interviews for the following positions: Management Trainee (UMBCworks position id #9232221), Management Intern (UMBCworks position id #9232222)

Students in the following majors should consider applying: Accounting, All Majors, Communications, Economics, Financial Economics.

Wed, 4/22/2009
Deadline to apply on UMBCworks is 4/14/2009
Zekiah Technologies, Inc. will be on campus 4/22/2009, conducting interviews for the following positions:

* Software Developer I (UMBCworks position id #9233179)
* Software Developer II (UMBCworks position id #9233180)
* Software Developer III (UMBCworks position id #9233181)

Students in the following majors should consider applying:

* Computer Science

Thu, 4/23/2009
Deadline to apply on UMBCworks is 4/14/2009

Everest Technology Solutions, Inc., conducting interviews for the following positions:
Java Developer (UMBCworks position id #9233054)
Database Engineer (UMBCworks position id #9233055)
Help Desk (UMBCworks position id #9233057)
Software Engineer (UMBCworks position id #9233058)
Tester (UMBCworks position id #9233059)
Usability Engineer (UMBCworks position id #9233060)
Web Developer (UMBCworks position id #9233061)
Systems Administrator (UMBCworks position id #9233063)
Trainer (UMBCworks position id #9233065)
Systems Administrator (UMBCworks position id #9233066)

Students in the following majors should consider applying: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Instructional Systems Development

Thu, 4/30/2009
Deadline to apply on UMBCworks is 4/16/2009

United States Department of the Treasury will conducting interviews for the following positions:
Information Technology Specialist (UMBCworks position id #9233046)

Students in the following majors should consider applying:
Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics

To apply to these positions, log into UMBCworks, go to the jobs section, and do a keyword search based on the position ID number.


NACE International Student Virtual Career Fair

NACE International Student Virtual Career Fair
Connecting global employers with global student talent

Access this virtual career fair today at and click on the Candidate Registration tab to get started.

College of Notre Dame of Maryland's 3rd Annual Career Fair

Thursday, April 23, 2009
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Doyle Formal,
College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Email with questions.

2009 BIO Career Fair

Monday, May 18th, 2009
from 2:00 pm-7:00 pm

Georgia World Congress Center <>,
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591
(Upload your resume if you can't attend)

Thomas B Murphy Ballroom, Building B Level 5 - take the stairs near the Terraces Restaurant

The BIO Career Fair is *FREE* for Job Seekers! Take advantage of the opportunity to network with industry peers and interview for available jobs. All professionals with a 4-year life science degree or a community college biotech focus required.

All resumes will be pre-screened. You must have a minimum of a 4-year life science degree OR a community college biotech degree.

Maximize your time spent at the BIO Career Fair. Once you have registered, search jobs
<> from the exhibiting companies. Your pre-event review will prepare you and save you time at the Career Fair.

Can't attend? If you can't be with us in Atlanta – no problem – be sure to upload your resume ASAP. Employers will be searching.

You're in good hands! The BioSpace team has managed and produced career events for the past decade and serves over 10,000 candidates every year. Bringing the same quality and experience to the BIO Career Fair in Atlanta, Georgia, it is sure to be a success!

Details at

Baltimore County Public Schools Teacher Expo & Job Fair

Thursday, April 30, 2009
Timonium State Fairgrounds
Baltimore County, MD
3:00-6:30 PM

All Schools Represented
Administrators and Faculty On Site
Screening Interviews for Highly Qualified Teacher Candidates

Temporary Services & Support Services Staff Available

Call 800-TEACH BC

Visit <>

Directions: 695 to I 83 North
Take Timonium Road Exit 16, East
North on York Road, follow signs to the Fairgrounds

New Jersey Collegiate Career Day

Thursday, May 28, 2009
9:30 - 3:30

Open to all college students and graduates from any school. 150 employers with full-time jobs and internships. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Details, resume submittal, directions/parking instructions, and a list of employers at beginning May 1. Look for the link at the TOP of our homepage.

DO NOT click on "Student Login to CareerKnight."
Email to with questions.

Just in Time Career and Internship Fair

Towson University Union Chesapeake Rooms
Monday, April 21, 2009
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact 410-704-2233 with questions.


Yes You Can: Tips on Mastering the Job Search

$20 for an eight-hour workshop

Option 1 — Friday, 3/27 and Friday, 4/3 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. (two half-days)
Option 2 — Saturday, 4/25 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Concerned about finding a job in today’s market?
Do you know how to make connections and network with employers?
Need help with presenting yourself to employers?

Do you need answers to these questions?

How can I convince people to hire me?
What am I good at that I really enjoy?
What should I do with my life?
How can I find jobs I want?

If you need the answers to these important questions, then help is close at hand! UMBC's Career Services Center will be holding an eight hour workshop focusing on a non-traditional job search process that will open up new opportunities in this competitive economic climate.

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. Ultimately by learning more about yourself through this process, you open up new opportunities.

Through this non-traditional job search process and guided group discussions, you 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 Write a resume that gets attention Work with a support team to increase self-confidence Knowing what you're good at and love to do is key to getting employers to hire you. This workshop will allow you to uncover, believe in, and effectively communicate your true strengths.

To Register

Jobspace: A Place for UMBC Job Seekers

Fridays during Spring Semester (note there is no meeting during Spring Break, 3/20)
12-1pm Free Hour
Math/Psych 104

- Learn proven job search techniques and gain insider info
- Work together with other UMBC job seekers
- Get and stay motivated as you job search

Graduating students of all majors encouraged to attend each Friday. Join in at any point! Contact Career Services (, 410.455.2216, M/P 204) with questions. Check out our calendar to see what topics are being discussed each week.

Career Boot Camp 2009

*Join Us in New York for Career 2009 Boot Camp *

Anyone in career services knows that the worst job market in 30 years has created no small amount of anxiety in the Class of 2009. They’re concerned about what’s in store for them job-wise, how they’re going to launch their career and whether their major has adequately prepared them for such tough times.

Women For Hire has the answer: Career 2009 Boot Camp, an intensive, two-day program in New York City June 3-4 that's designed to teach new grads everything they need to know to launch their careers in this recession. The program is co-ed.

At Career Boot Camp 2009, grads will meet dozens of recruiters and industry executives from media, marketing, advertising, human resources, fashion, finance, green energy, health care, non-profits, technology and more.

They will come away with actionable tools and connections to launch their careers in the weak economy, including how the recruiting and hiring process works, contact information for employers they meet and a realistic idea of today’s job market.

*Pros will host seminars on:*

• Standing out from the competition, guarding your professionalism online, acing the toughest interview and nailing the follow up.

• Business etiquette, professionalism and networking, negotiating compensation, the inside scoop on hiring and what recruiters want.

Industry leaders from *ABC News, Avon, CBS, Ernst & Young, ESPN, Estee Lauder, Etsy, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York Times, Pfizer, Salvatore Ferragamo* and more will discuss career options and paths. Graduate school administrators will evaluate the pros and cons of getting post grad degrees in law, business and more.

Recent college grads will share the dirt on entry level positions and how to make a realistic transition from college to work, and the highs and lows of life on the job.

Click here <> for more details.

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