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.

Internships & Career Launch Opportunities at the 2021 UMGC Virtual Career Fair

Whether you are a full-time student or juggling a full-time job and school, gaining the necessary experience for your chosen career field can be difficult. That’s why the upcoming 2021 Virtual Career Fair on March 12 is the perfect time to gain the experience you need. More than 50 unique employers will participate in this year’s fair, and many of them are seeking UMGC students and alumni to fill internship and career launch opportunities. Continue below for a glimpse of some of the internship and recent graduate opportunities participating employers are seeking talent for.

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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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Three Virtual Networking Ideas for the Holidays

In ordinary times, the period between Thanksgiving and the New Year is often peppered with a string of holiday happy hours, association meetings, team celebrations and office parties. With the pandemic keeping us home more than ever, it may be tempting to take a pass on the usual merrymaking and ending the year on a more quieter note.

However, it’s essential to invest in our existing connections and continue to grow our professional network, even during these unusual times.  

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Ten Steps for Landing a Federal Job

Federal employment offers the chance for you to enjoy a rewarding career while also providing many benefits for you and your family. However, the federal job search can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with it. It’s important to understand the application process works for federal positions so you can increase your chances of success. Continue below for 10 steps to follow when applying for federal jobs. 

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