Introducing the New Career Connector - Register Today!

 the Career and Internship Services Center has a new, upgraded version of Career Connector.

  • Search for Jobs and Internships
  • Make appointments for career assistance including resume reviews, job search strategies, and more
  • Register for upcoming events

Click Here to get started!

 
If you get an error message when you register, fill out this Google form and within 2 business days you should be able to complete your registration.
 
Need further assistance creating your account? Email usgcareerservices@umd.edu

 

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS DURING COVID-19

 

VIRTUAL DROP-IN HOURS 

While CISC is accessible anytime during operating hours by email, USG's Career Center is offering drop-in hours on Mondays from 12:00-1:00pm each week on Zoom. Students will be asked to wait briefly in the waiting room at any time when a line form. Join us via Zoom.    

VIRTUAL COACHING SESSIONS

Career coaches provide daily 30-minute virtual coaching sessions in a variety of topic areas as listed below.  Students may schedule a coaching session by logging on to our Career Connector platform.  Information regarding our Career Coaching Policies may be viewed here.

  • Career Planning
  • Resumes & Cover Letter Writing
  • Job and Internship Search Strategies
  • Exploring Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • Interview Preparation & Mock Interviews
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Building A Professional Network
  • LinkedIn Profile Reviews
  • Navigating the Workplace
  • Gap Year Planning
  • Graduate & Professional School Exploration
 
VIRTUAL RESOURCES
Search our jobs database for internship and employment opportunities targeted for students at USG.
 
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 various jobs and industries through short video reviews.
 
Explore a variety of free self-assessment, career exploration, job search, and professional development tools.
VIRTUAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS

CISC HOSTED EVENTS

Job Seekers Group - USG's Career Center wil be hosting a ZOOM based "Job Seekers Group" for students, upcoming graduates, and alumni seeking assistance in navigating the job market during COVID-19.  This interactive discussion will provide important strategies and tools for career planning, goal setting, virtual networking, interviewing, and landing a job during these challenging times.  This group meets virtually one hour each week via ZOOM.  Weekly topics include the following:
Week 1: Resources Available for Job Seekers During COVID-19
Week 2: Navigating the Job Search During COVID-19
Week 3: Building Your Network with LinkedIn
Week 4: Building Your Brand Using Social Media
Week 5: Finding Your Purpose
Week 6: Mastering the Job Interview
Week 7: Thriving in the Workplace: Essential Career Competencies

*This group will be resuming for the Fall semester on August 26, 2020. 

Jumpstart Bootcamp - Jumpstart is a four-week cohort program for students at the Universities at Shady Grove. Get access to curated content, group coaching, and community support aimed to help you stand out in the application process and to motivate you through the job hunt.  Program topics include: Job search strategies , Resume Review, LinkedIn Profile Review, Interview Preparation, and Negotiation Strategies.  Our next bootcamp will begin in late August. View more information and register here. 
 
Employer Information Sessions - Don't miss our series of virtual Employer Information Sessions featuring local employers who are continuing to recruit during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A schedule of these ZOOM based sessions will be posted soon. 
 
Virtual Mock Interview Event - Coming Soon!
 

RECORDED WORKSHOPS

Federal Jobs Workshop - This recorded workshop will provide insider information about how to navigate the federal job search. 

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS
ORGANIZATION-SPONSORED EVENTS
Assorted events including career fairs
 
Assorted events including career fairs and virtual chats
 
informational webinars about department-wide mission, DHS career opportunities, special hiring authorities, and more.
 
 
GENERAL EVENTS BY MONTH
 
AUGUST
August 5, 2020
--For additional events hosted on CareerEco, click HERE
 
August 6, 2020
 
--For a complete list of DHI Virtual Hiring Event, click HERE 
 
August 26, 2020
 
SEPTEMBER
September 5 and 12, 2020
 
September 10, 2020
Hosted by Career Center of the Southeast
 
September 24, 2020
Hosted by Career Fair Connection
 
 
September 30, 2020
Hosted by BestHire

To view our complete schedule of events, link here.

JOB SITES AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Websites with Links to Actively RecruITING Job Opportunities

WorkSource Montgomery - List of local an regional job opportunities
Maryland Department of Labor Recruitments and Job Fairs  - List of job opportunities available state-wide
Maryland Worforce Exchange - Job posting site for opportunities in Maryland
DC Works - Job posting site for opportunities in the District of Columbia
Virginia Workforce Connection - Job posting site for opportunities in Virginia
 
 

Free Trainings 

For Contact Tracing:

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENT SPONSORSHIP & SPEAKER REQUESTS

Our Career Services staff welcome requests to support student clubs and organizations by sponsoring career-related activities, guest speaker events, and employer information sessions.  Staff are also available to present to student organizations on a variety of career-related topics.  To request event sponsorship or a presentation for your student organization, please contact Career Center staff at usgcareerservices@umd.edu.

USG's INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

USG’s Internship Scholarship was developed by USG’s Board of Advisors in response to a critical need to provide financial support for students enrolled in programs at USG, who seek to 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.