CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!
WE ARE STILL HERE TO SERVE YOU.

May 2021

Dear Graduate,

On behalf of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), we are writing to extend our sincere congratulations on your recent graduation and completion of your college degree from one of our USM partner institutions   You have reached an incredible milestone in your life, and the entire USG community is proud of the tremendous accomplishments of the Class of 2021.  We wish you the very best as you begin the next part of your life’s journey and have no doubt you will continue to do great things.

As you begin your transition into the many exciting opportunities that lay before you, we want to remind you that USG’s Career and Internship Services Center (CISC) is here to provide continued support.  We provide a variety of services for recent graduates to help in the areas of graduate/professional school exploration, job searching, and gap year planning. These services include the following:

Career Connector Jobs Database: Recent graduates have access to our virtual “Career Connector” jobs database which contains internship, part-time employment, and full-time professional employment opportunities targeted for students and recent graduates in our region.  To register or log into this database, click here.

Career Coaching: USG’s CISC provides daily 30 minute virtual coaching sessions with certified Career Coaches.  These sessions provide personalized support for career planning, career exploration, resume writing, job searching, interview preparation, and career transition.  Coaching sessions may be scheduled online by logging into USG’s Career Connector, click here.

Featured Events:  Join us for our new “Job Seekers Group” and a variety of other virtual career development events designed to support career planning, job searching, and networking for recent graduates. To view upcoming events, link here https://shadygrove.umd.edu/student-services/CISC/events

Virtual Tools: Recent graduates have access to a variety of customized virtual tools including “Focus 2 Career Planning”“Virtual Job Shadow” and “Big Interview” which can aid you in your career planning and job search.  For a complete listing of virtual tools, link here https://shadygrove.umd.edu/student-services/career-and-internship-center/services-menu/VirtualTools

As a recent graduate navigating the unusual job market caused by COVID-19, we encourage you to contact our staff and utilize our services for any career related support you need.  We are here for you and care very much about your continued success.  We can be reached at usgcareerservices@umd.edu

Once again, we extend our sincere congratulations to the Class of 2021 and wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  Be safe, stay well, and continue to inspire us!

Warm Regards,

The Staff of USG’s Career & Internship Services Center