Next Wednesday, March 14, UMUC will host its Spring Virtual Career Fair featuring 62 premier employers. Access a list of these employers and what they are recruiting for here. Recruiters are searching for candidates across a wide variety of career areas and locations, so be sure to study this list carefully so you can best plan your time at the event.
Preparing for a career fair takes a bit work including updating your resume, researching companies, formulating your pitch, planning your wardrobe, and more. It is important to keep in mind that the goal of the participating recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their current or future openings.
UMUC’s Career Services team hosted one of its most attended Virtual Recruiter Sessions on January 25, 2018 with 10 organizations and more than 300 UMUC alumni and students who participated. Employers from various industries were represented in the event, which included Ernst & Young, UMUC HR, GCubed, Inc., Concord Hospitality, netPolarity, Entertainment Cruises, DXC Technology, Association of American Medical Colleges, Child Care Aware of America, and Library of Congress.
UMUC graduate Sonny Tannan ‘13 is the Director of Business Development for the United Way of Central Maryland. He engages with community members and influencers to build partnerships and expand the organization’s financial support.
The weather is hot and so are UMUC’s August career events! This month’s events can help you prepare for your job search, enhance your networking skills, and more. Individual event information and links to register are below!
Did you know 85 percent of people feel they build stronger, more meaningful relationships during in-person meetings and conferences? Or that 95 percent of professionals say face-to-face meetings are essential for long-term business relationships? In today’s technology-driven world, these statistics may seem a bit outdated, but they are based on recent studies that illustrate the importance of in-person networking to one’s professional development.
Do you want to fine-tune your elevator pitch or strengthen your networking approach?
This month, your UMUC Career Services team will host a number of career events focused on career transition and progression. Check out the details for each event below, and use the links provided to register!
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Like so many of us who are eager that the year-end holidays are upon us, you are ready to sit down, relax and get some much needed rest. Well, not so fast! This time of year it is also great to network with those that may help your career move to the next level.
University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) Career Services and Alumni Relations team hosted its monthly Recruiter Session on November 15, 2016 with more than 140 attendees both in-person and online. Employers present at the event included the Washington Nationals Club, Advanced Systems Development, Sony, and Maryland National Air Guard. The event was hosted at the UMUC Academic Center in Largo and online and the attendees were able to gain insight about the organizations and the work culture.
People use LinkedIn to connect, stay informed, and get hired—yes, I did say get HIRED! LinkedIn Relationship Managers Shannon Burke and Brittney Bentley recently presented at UMUC, and they shared that ninety-four percent of professional recruiters reported using LinkedIn to source candidates.