Making a career change is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Here are seven essential areas you should explore during your career change.
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 2022 Virtual Career Fair on March 25 is the perfect time to gain the experience you need. More than 60 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.
The virtual interview is here to stay. While virtual interviews have a lot in common with their traditional counterparts, there are still a few differences that candidates should prepare for before the interview. Continue below for tips to help you ace your next virtual interview.
An effective resume will tell a reader the story of your career. It should not be generic—instead it should be tailored to your industry of choice. Your resume should be clear and should be able to be understood by anyone who reads it. So, how do you write a job-winning resume? Continue below for tips you can implement today to strengthen your resume.
A common question asked during career advising appointments is, “What can I do with this major?” Prospective students are often more interested in their probability of success, job prospects, and potential salary, while current students want to know about career paths and job titles. It’s often assumed that a successful career is tied directly to a specific degree rather than a combination of a degree and work experience (such as internships or participation in student or professional organizations). So, this question is really an opportunity to explore a major and the concentrations within that degree program. Continue below for strategies to help you decide which major is right for you.
The tools and advice you receive from UMGC Career Services (e.g., advising sessions, informational sessions, webinars, and virtual career fairs, etc.) are intended to assist you on your career journey. Career development and career exploration is a lifelong process that is intended to be nurtured and not rushed. UMGC understands this concept which is why they provide lifelong access to career support. Continue below for tips on how to leverage your career fair prep in your ongoing job search.
Today’s modern technology makes it easier than ever for jobseekers and employers to connect via virtual hiring events. At a virtual career fair, employers set up online booths with information about job openings, company culture, and advancement opportunities, and can chat one-on-one with attendees. Perhaps the greatest perk of a virtual event is you can attend from wherever you live around the globe. Continue below for five steps to prepare for the upcoming UMGC 2022 Virtual Career Fair on Friday, March 25.
Returning to work after a break, regardless of the duration, can be challenging. Whether your break was due to personal reasons or unemployment, knowing what to do to prepare for your return to work can boost your confidence and increase your chances of restarting your career. Continue below for five effective tips to reenter the workforce.
Mentoring can have a powerful impact on a student’s career development. In honor of National Mentoring Month in January, we’re sharing stories from our students about how this life-changing relationship is helping them shape—and achieve—their professional goals.
A mentor has the power to make a life-changing difference in someone else’s career. In honor of National Mentoring Month this January, we’re sharing insights from some UMGC alumni mentors who are using their time and talent to help students reach their professional goals.