Four Ways to Get Back into the Networking Game

While the pandemic isn’t over yet, the world is opening up again in many places thanks to a growing number of vaccinated people and falling COVID-19 positivity rates. Tired of connecting by teleconference, phone or email, many are resuming the face-to-face coffee, lunch or happy hour dates we used to take for granted pre-pandemic.  

While some are embracing these in-person gatherings, others are feeling a bit out of practice. Regardless of which camp you fall into, here are four ways to help boost your confidence and get back in the networking game.

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Step Up Your Video Interview Game

One year into the pandemic, and we’ve gotten into the rhythm of working from home. Virtual tools have become second nature to us, and face-to-face is happening in a new way: over video.

Life goes on despite the coronavirus, and for some, that means so do job interviews. While you may be comfortable meeting with people you know over video, it can be more challenging to make a great first impression virtually when you’re trying to find a new job.

Here are some things to consider to up your virtual interview game and help you land the next position of your dreams.

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Meet the Employers of the 2021 Virtual Career Fair

The UMGC 2021 Virtual Career Fair is fast approaching. This year’s participating employers have been announced. To put your best foot forward with hiring employers, check out the job offerings below in your specific area of study – Business, Arts and Sciences, and Cyber and IT.

Download the offerings to start doing your research on which open positions may be of interest to you. Be sure to do your homework and identify specific positions you want to ask recruiters about during the Virtual Career Fair.

If you want additional information on how to prepare, be sure to register for a future Virtual Career Fair prep session. Check out the events page in CareerQuest to get started today.

Your UMGC Career Services team is here to support you. No matter what your career goals, please contact us at careerservices@umgc.edu or 240-684-2720 if we can be of further assistance to you.

Five Ways to Wow a Virtual Recruiter

UMGC’s 2021 Virtual Career Fair on March 12 is full of opportunities for you to connect with businesses that are hiring. More than 65 unique employers are participating in this year’s fair, and all of them are looking for UMGC students and alumni to fill internship and career-launch opportunities. 

Here are five ways to make a great impression on recruiters during the Virtual Career Fair and boost your chances of making it to the next stage in the hiring process.

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UMGC Mentors Offer Career Advice for Students

January is National Mentoring Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the career-boosting power of mentoring relationships—especially for students.

“At UMGC, we know that mentoring can make all the difference in someone’s career,” says UMGC Assistant Director of Career Programming Cathy Francois. “That’s why we offer our career mentor program, Community Connect, which helps students and alumni tap into the power of the UMGC community.”

In honor of National Mentoring Month, here’s what some of UMGC’s alumni career mentors have to say about their motivation for mentoring and career insights.

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