UMBC Mentoring Program
Check out the Professional Network module in UMBCworks!
Now you can use UMBCworks to connect one-on-one with employers and UMBC alumni from your field of interest, while searching and applying for jobs, internships and research opportunities.
The UMBC Professional Network program connects its network of active alumni and employer volunteers to UMBC current students (and alumni who use UMBCworks to support their job search) in support of their career exploration and academic development, and of alumni engagement opportunities.
The UMBC Professional Network will expand to include a diverse network of volunteers. Participating alumni and employers will strengthen their affiliation and connection to UMBC. The Professional Network will positively impact students’ networking, personal branding abilities, employer engagement levels, as well as student retention and engagement goals. Increasing numbers of students will take advantage of Career Services and gain the knowledge and tools to market their strengths to employers and fulfill their own career and life goals.
Why participate in the Professional Network?
You will benefit by:
- Gaining visibility in your industry; for example, you will learn about the importance of professional associations. Do you know the major professional associations relevant to your career interests?
- Gaining the ability to interact appropriately with professionals in your industry or field of vested interest.
- Developing networking and personal branding skills and establishing professional contacts.
- Improving professional communication skills.
- Complimenting your academics with your professional development and real world experience.
- Learning about applying your strengths in a professional setting.
- Gaining insight into your career field and industry that will help you make informed career decisions.
Professional skill sets you might learn:
- Preparing for an upcoming interview or job fair.
- Writing a resume to better fit a specific field or industry.
- Researching career options for specific degrees.
- Exploring degree options.
- Transitioning as a international student.
- Building your professional network and the rules to networking.
- Considering post-graduation volunteer work.
- Preparing for informational interviews.
- Preparing for a company visit.
- Professional etiquette.
Interested in being mentored?
Please read the following sections of our ProNet Student Guidelines:
If you have any questions or concerns about the Professional Network, please contact:
UMBC Career Services Center