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Explore Careers & Majors

Learn more about the world of work and where you might fit in based on your strengths and interests.

What Can I Do With My Major?

Check out the Career Center’s many tools for exploring careers that relate to your major.

Vault

The Vault, is a comprehensive career resource aimed at college students featuring Vault’s best-selling career and industry books, videos, blogs, news and more. Get exclusive insider information on more than 5,000 companies, salary information, plus career advice articles and message boards.

How to access: Login with your myUMBC account, then create an account. Once you create an account, you can bookmark/favorite the Vault login page for future use.

O*NET

The O*NET system serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

Networking and Informational Interviews

Gain knowledge about careers and majors by outreaching to employers and UMBC alumni in the industries you are exploring. See our networking section for tips on how to connect with professionals and guidelines on conducting informational interviews.

LinkedIn

Use the Find Alumni tool to search for UMBC alumni by location, industry and major to explore potential career paths.

Explore Career Industries and Majors

Each of the industries listed on the subsequent pages relates to an academic major or program at UMBC. You can use these links to explore potential hiring organizations and job opportunities listed on Buzzfile (an external resource).

Career Center Resources Library

Visit our main reception area in Math/Psych, Room 212 where you’ll find computers and reference resources (books, e-books, magazines, newspapers) on career planning, the job search process, the graduate school application process, and more. Library resources are available during office hours.

Academic and Departmental Clubs

Consider getting involved with one of the many clubs and organizations at UMBC. Many of these clubs bring in guest speakers and provide networking opportunities with companies. Talking to professionals is a great way to consider options and explore various horizons.

Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at UMBC

Whether students are interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a career choice or intend to follow a more traditional path, the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship has the resources to help them on their way.

 

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