SUMMER Hours

In-Person Hours Monday - Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Virtual Hours Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm
Coaching Services Available Monday-Friday by Appointment 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

USG’s Center for Career Development is committed to providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in which students of all identities are empowered to further their career development and become career ready.  We are committed to serving students, alumni, community members, and employers of all backgrounds and to providing an environment in which all individuals feel welcome, included, and safe to engage with our staff and utilize our resources and services. Our Center stands with USG in denouncing all forms of racism, oppression, intolerance, and exclusion.

Forbes 2024: America's Best Employers for Diversity

Link here to view Forbes annual list of America’s Best Employers For Diversity 2024. This seventh annual list highlights employers who have continued to prioritize DEI this past year, and who have a proven record of caring about diversity, equity, and inclusion. This list— created in partnership with market research firm Statista—is based in part on survey results from 170,000 people working for organizations with at least 1,000 employees within the United States. The participants were asked to anonymously rate their own employers, in addition to companies they knew well either through their industry or through friends and family members employed there. Respondents evaluated the organization’s approach to DEI as it pertains to such criteria as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation.


Center Liaisons

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to reach out to our Center Liaison's as listed below for any related needs, concerns, questions, resources, or opportunities for collaboration. These liaisons provide a connection with the groups listed below to share information and resources, identify best practices, and advocate for student popuations at USG. 

  • Liaison to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion -  Clara Fuller, cfuller4@umd.edu, 301-738-6028
  • Liaison to Student Council, Student Clubs & Organizations - Erin Steiner, esteine3@umd.edu, 301-738-6287
  • Liaison for Graduate & Professional Students - Julia Rader, jrader@umd.edu, 301-738-6063
  • Liaison to Disability Support Services -  Erin Steiner, esteine3@umd.edu, 301-738-6287
  • Liaison for Special Populations (Veterans, LGBTQ+ community, Women, Minorities & International Students - Clara Fuller, cfuller4@umd.edu, 301-738-6028

FEATURED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

Career Coaching

Our Center provides in-person and virtual Career Coaching sessions on a daily basis for all students at USG.  Session topics include HireU career readiness planning, career exploration, career planning, job search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, LinkedIn profile reviews exploration of internship and experiential learning opportunities, graduate school planning, and more.  Students may view available appointments and schedule a session by logging into our Center portal - the Career Connector. 
 

USG Mentoring Program

Through a menu of mentoring experiences, USG's students have the ability to create their own mentoring experience that meet them where they are, with what they need, when they need it, while growing personally and professionally.
 

Career Studio 

All students are encouraged to visit USG's Center for Career Development during our walk-in "Career Studio" hours for quick one-on-one assistance.  Link here for current hours and more info.
 

Career Explorer 

CareerExplorer is a free platform that helps students find their ideal career.  Link to the Career Explorer platform and take this interactive career test to better understand your core strengths and your compatibility with over 800 careers.

CareerExplorer

Reserve An Interview Room for Virtual Interviews

Link here for details and to reserve a room. 

Reserve an Interview Room

 

New this semester – Snapbar!      Snapbar logo

Students are encouraged to visit our Center during our Career Studio hours to have their professional headshot taken.  Students will receive a digital file wither their headshot edited on various backgrounds.

Gallup Strengths CliftonStrengths logo

The Center for Career Development offers individual Gallup Strengths Assessments and related Coaching to help students build upon their natural talents to thrive in school and work. Visit our “Career Connector” to complete your free assessment and sign up for your personalized Coaching session. 

 

Career CL=loset coming soon

Sydney's Career Closet - Coming Soon!

Check back for futher updates!

 

                                                                                         

VIRTUAL TOOLS - Career Connector, Big Interview and more!
* Search our jobs database for internship and employment opportunities targeted for students at USG.
* Register for small group coaching on resume reviews, job search strategies, and more.
* Register for upcoming events.
 
During your initial registration, please enter your university email address. If you get an error message when you register, fill out this Google form and within two business days you should be able to complete your registration.  Need further assistance in creating your account? Email usgcareerservices@umd.eduClick HERE to get started!
 
FOCUS 2 CAREER (ACCESS CODE: USG)
Log on to Focus 2 Career for exclusive access to a personalized career planning system. 
 
Learn and practice your interview skills with this online interview platform. 
 
Explore a variety of free self-assessment, career exploration, job search, and professional development tools.
RECORDED CAREER WORKSHOPS - videos on Finding Jobs, Building Your Network, Negotiating Salary

ON-DEMAND CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONTENT

From February 9, 2022 workshop
Users will need to enter their names and emails in order to access the video
 
From March 10, 2022 panel discussion
 
From March 16, 2022 workshop
 
From April 7 workshop
NOTE: scroll through the page to find April 7, and click on the graphic that reads "Money Magnet" to see the presentation
 
From April 19 panel discussion
 
 Users will need to enter their names and emails in order to access the video
 
 
Student-led panel discussion with President and CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America
 
Discover how to identify limiting beliefs and learn effective tools and habits to address them and take action towards your career goals!
EXTERNAL JOB RESOURCES FOR REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT
WorkSource Montgomery - Listings for short- and long-term regional job opportunities during Covid-19
Maryland Department of Labor - Employment opportunities and job fairs available state-wide
Maryland Worforce Exchange - Employment opportunities in the state of Maryland
DC Works - Employment opportunities in the District of Columbia
Virginia Workforce Connection -Employment opportunities in the state of Virginia
 
 
USG's SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNSHIPS

USG’s Scholarships for Internships provide financial support for students enrolled in programs at USG who participate in meaningful, yet unpaid internship opportunities.  Qualifying placement opportunities are made available to students during the fall and spring semesters, and include internships with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and small "startup" businesses in Montgomery County who provide “practical learning experience” for students.  For more information or to access our online application, link here.