The Career & Internship Services Center (CISC) offers career advising to USG students as they prepare for an internship or job search. Working in partnership with each home institution, the CISC provides an additional layer of support to students on the Universities at Shady Grove campus. Through individual advising sessions, group workshops and events, and virtual resources, students can receive assistance with career-related topics, including:
- Resume and cover letter writing
- Job and internship opportunities
- Interview preparation
- Salary negotiation
In addition, the CISC offers employers opportunities to recruit USG students for internships and employment. Through campus visits and use of our web-based job posting system the USG Career Connector, employers can advertise current internship or employment openings, review student resumes, and showcase their industry or company.
Featured career news
US Economy adds more jobs and unemployment rate is down to 7.5%. Check out the April 2013 Jobs Report for more information and statistics.
Featured experiential learning opportunities
Gaining professional experience as a student is a sure way to differentiate yourself. There are many great opportunities for students to take advantage of and below are a few featured programs which provide unique experiences for students at the Universities at Shady Grove.
White House Internship Program
Maryland General Assembly Legislative Internship Program
Sodexo's Future Leader's Program
Grunley Construction Cooperative Employment Program
Office of Montgomery County Executive Internship Placements
For more information, please contac the Career & Internship Services Center.
-Discovery Communications Event
Are you interesting in working in Programming, Digital Media, or Advertising Sales? Learn about popular careers within these fields and how you can prepare yourself to enter these industries with Discovery Communication Experts on Friday, November 15th from 9:30 am- noon at the Cultural Arts Center in Montgomery College-Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The event will be also streamed at USG, Building 1, Auditorium
Discovery Communications is the world's number one nonfiction media company dedicated to informing and entertaining viewers through more than 190 worldwide television networks such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, and other leading networks. Top executives from the fields of Programming, Digital Media, and Advertising Sales will host a panel discussion to share their knowledge and expertise. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with and learn from some of the most experienced professionals within these industries. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by contacting the Career and Internship Services Center at (301) 738-6338 or email@example.com.
-Bistro Event, "An Evening with Industry"
Would you like to meet and dine with experienced professionals from your career field? The Career and Internship Services Center would like to cordially invite you to attend the Bistro Event, "An Evening with Industry," on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of Building II at the Universities at Shady Grove.
This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with professionals from your desired industry. The event will begin at 5:30 pm with a Networking Reception with hors d'oeuvre and a non-alcoholic bar. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 pm. You will be seated with 3-5 other students and a professional from a local industry within your field. A gourmet "restaurant style" dinner prepared by the UMES Hotel and Restaurant Management students will be served to all attendees. You will be given a menu with several delicious meal options to choose from, including vegetarian and vegan choices. Dinner and drinks are free, but all students will be given faux money to pay the bill and gratuity at the end of dinner. We encourage all students to use dinner time to talk with employers and ask them any questions they may have regarding their career field.
Students are required to dress in business attire and register for this event. Students who register for this event by November 14th will have the option to receive free business cards. If you have questions or if you would like to register for this event, please email Amani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Employment Situation May 2013