Network Now: How Year-End Opportunities Help You Grow Your Connections

Just because the end of the year is approaching doesn’t mean you can slow down your networking activities. In fact, the opposite may be true. That’s because the season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is filled with opportunities to expand your network—ripe for the picking.

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Career Tools for Professional Development Success

Are you familiar with the UMGC’s career tools available to students and alumni? Whether you are entering the workforce, changing careers, or climbing the corporate ladder at your current job, check out UMGC’s career tools to aid you in any step of your career progression. Continue Reading

Seven Federal Job Search Tips for Recent Grads and Current Students

A career in the Federal Government can be very rewarding, but the process for obtaining a position can be challenging. The federal job search involves a different process and a different resume style than the conventional job search. Here are seven tips to assist you with landing a federal opportunity.

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Careers in Intelligence

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Career Connection blog are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020.

A career in the intelligence field does not always mean you get to ride along in a high speed car chase or stop a nuclear bomb from detonating. However, a career in intelligence can be an incredibly rewarding opportunity for people in any major and in any field.Continue Reading

Programmed to succeed: Alumnus thrives in growing cybersecurity field

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Career Connection blog are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020.

Although David Zito loved computer science during college, the idea of sitting in a cubicle all day writing code wasn’t quite what he wanted for his future. It wasn’t until a surprise addition to his undergraduate program that he found his true passion: cybersecurity.
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Five Ways Volunteering Impacts Your Career

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Career Connection blog are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020. 

Volunteering allows you to give back to your community and provides personal and professional growth. Whether you are serving on a community association board, raising money for scholarships, or organizing an event, these are just some of the types of opportunities you could participate in to put your current skills to work and to develop new ones. However, before deciding to volunteer, consider the following:

  1. Why do you want to volunteer?
  2. How will volunteering for this organization help you reach your goal?

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