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.
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.
The UMGC 2022 Virtual Career Fair will be here soon! Join us on Friday, March 25 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. online. To help you begin preparing for the Virtual Career Fair, join us for a series of online career webinars to help you catch the attention of participating employers.
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.
Although building your professional network can seem like a daunting task, it’s important for your long-term career growth. Not sure how to network? Continue below for tips to help you start your professional networking journey.
The pandemic may have derailed some of your personal plans over the past two years, but it doesn’t have to set your career aspirations off course.
Many employers can’t find enough qualified candidates to fill their open positions. Employees are also leaving their jobs in record numbers as their priorities and needs have changed. This means now is a great time to prepare yourself to meet any new and exciting job opportunities you may encounter in the year ahead in the evolving labor market.
There is no doubt that 2021 was not shy of career news and trends. From The Great Resignation to mastering the virtual interview and to learning how to network again, here are some of the top blog posts from your UMGC Career Services team in 2021.
The cybersecurity field is experiencing tremendous growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 31 percent growth in information security jobs from 2019 to 2029. On the other side, cyber crime is also on the rise, leading to a heightened demand for cybersecurity professionals. Making the leap to a career in cybersecurity requires a strategy that incorporates your transferrable skills, background and experience. Below are five steps to help make your transition a smooth one:
It’s almost time to submit your application for the Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF). This year the application window will open on September 28th and close on October 12th. For more information about the PMF Program and how to apply, please continue below.
Have you worked in an environment where harmony among team members, powerful thought leadership, and interpersonal conflict resolution are commonplace? Then you have been part of a high-performance team. A high-performance team is defined as a group of people with specific roles and complimentary talents and skills, who are aligned with and committed to a common purpose, who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, produce superior results, and extinguish radical or extreme opinions. Managing a high-performing team can be challenging—continue below for strategies to help you succeed.