FEATURED 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 coaching for UMBC's Intern Success Practicum
(for UMBC@USG students completing an internship, Co-op, or Research experience)
Students at USG who are interested in registering for UMBC's Intern Success Practicum should contact USG's Career Services Director, Julia Rader, at jrader@umd.edu to review Practicum requirements and eligibility. USG's Career Services team will guide registered students through the Practicum course to help ensure students successfully complete this professional development experience.  For more information or to register for the UMBC Practicum course, please visit https://careers.umbc.edu/students/find/internship/earn-academic-credit/.
 
ViRTUAL sPRING 2021 cAREER FAIRS
University of Maryland College Park
Spring Career & Internship Fair (Engineering & All Majors)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
12 - 5 pm EST
Focus: Engineering/STEM
 
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12 - 5 pm  EST
Focus: Engineering/STEM and All Industries
 
Towson University
Career Community Fairs
March 8 - 12
 
ViRTUAL Tools
* Search our jobs database for internship and employment opportunities targeted for students at USG.
* Schedule appointments for career coaching including 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.edu.  Click 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 various jobs and industries through short video reviews.
 
Explore a variety of free self-assessment, career exploration, job search, and professional development tools.
 
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.  Participants may "drop in" and join anytime, but registration is required. To register for this group link here:
Note: This group will  meet weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm beginning on January 26 for the Spring 2021 semester. 
 
USG's Career Center hosts a wide variety of events each semester including our "Get Ready" Workshop Series intended to aid studetns in various areas of career development.  These virtual one hour workshops are held throughout the semester via ZOOM and cover popular topics such as finding your passion, creating your career roadmap, resume writing, matering the interview, networking in the virtual world, and more.  Link here to view our Spring 2021  workshop series schedule.
 
Link here to view select, featured employment opportunities and internships  currently available for students and recent graduates.
 
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL FEATURED VIRTUAL RESOURCES:
VIRTUAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS HOSTED BY OUR CAREER CENTER
USG's Career Center hosts a wide variety of events each semester including our "Get Ready" Workshop Series, Employer Recruiting and Networking Events, Employer Roundtables, Career Readiness Signature Events, a weekly Job Seekers Forum, a Jumpstart Bootcamp and more.  To view our complete schedule of events for the Spring 2021 semester, link here.
 
RECORDED EVENTS

Federal Jobs Insider: Tips for Landing Internships and Entry-Level Jobs - This recorded workshop provides insider information about how to navigate the federal job search. 

Adventist HealthCare Nurse Residency Information Session - This recorded presentation covers the elements of the Nurse Residency Program and how to be a competitive candidate.

VIRTUAL CAREER EVENTS HOSTED BY REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Variety of employment events including career fairs
 
Varierty of employment events including career fairs and virtual chats
 
Informational webinars about department-wide mission, DHS career opportunities, special hiring authorities, and more
 
FEATURED 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
STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENT SPONSORSHIP & WORKSHOP 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.  A complete listing of our Workshop Catalog can be found below. To request event sponsorship or a presentation for your student organization, please contact Career Center staff at usgcareerservices@umd.edu.

WORKSHOP CATALOG
Career Center Overview & Walking Tour (Temporarily Unavailable During Covid-19 Campus Closure)
Career Center 101 (Overview of Career Connector Job Portal, Virtual Platforms and CISC Services)
Discovering Your Passions; Planning Your Career
Crafting Your Cover Letter
Creating a Winning Resume
Mastering the Job Interview (Can be tailored for in-person or virtual interviews)
The Power of Internships: How to Find the Internship That's Right for You
Experiential Learning 101
The Art of Networking  
Building a Powerful LinkedIn Profile
Professional Branding & Etiquette
Preparing for Graduate School 
The Power of Internships: How to Find the Internship Thats Right for You
Are You Career Ready?: Learn about the Career Ready Skills Valued by Employers
Landing a Federal Government Job: How to Navigate USA Jobs
Strengths Assessment - Coming Soon!
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.