What Can Career Services Do for You?

As a UMGC student or graduate, you have lifetime access to the University’s complimentary career tools and resources. Whether you are entering the workforce, changing careers, or climbing the corporate ladder, UMGC’s Career Services is here to support you at any point in your career. Continue below for a closer look. 

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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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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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How to Network in the Virtual Era

Although it may seem like life as we know it is on hold for a while, the same isn’t true for your career. Thanks to advances in technology, work goes on—and so does professional networking.

You may prefer connecting with others in person, but for the time being, you need to embrace virtual platforms that help you connect with other professionals. Here’s how to make the most of them.

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Power Couple: UMGC’s Mentoring Program Benefits Both Parties

Have you ever had a mentor? If you answered “Yes,” then count your blessings. This means you’ve benefited from a seasoned professional who shared his or her hard-earned expertise, insights and networks to help super-charge your career. It also means you’ve given someone the satisfaction of sharing his or her knowledge to make a real difference for an up-and-coming professional.

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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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