About the Center

Vision: The UMBC Career Center aims to empower all students and graduates to create their own success stories.

Our team of talented and dedicated professionals are here to help you explore your career options, weigh decisions, and gain experience through internships, co-ops, and research positions. We will also connect you to employers seeking to hire UMBC talent through networking events and career fairs. See: Resources for Students.

The Career Center also serves UMBC alumni as they grow in their careers or transition to new ones, and we create partnerships with local and national employers to provide outstanding talent. We collaborate with UMBC faculty and staff to provide students for internships and other positions, in addition to career planning, job search, and professional/graduate school preparatory assistance for students. See: Resources for Alumni, Resources for Employers, and Resources for Faculty/Staff.

Families, we know your student’s success is important to you, and the Career Center is here to help. Please encourage your student to connect with the Career Center. It’s never too early! See: Resources for Families.

We look forward to meeting you! Please email or call us and let us help you get started!

Location

Math/Psychology Room 201
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Contact Us

Phone: 410-455-2216 – Voicemail messages will be returned within one business day.

E-mail: careers@umbc.edu


Hours of Operation

Standard Business Operations: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Counseling Appointments

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., In-Person, Virtual, or by phone
plus select Thursdays, 5 – 7 p.m., Virtual-only

Career Center professionals are available for in-person, virtual (via Handshake video), and phone appointments. Students and alumni may schedule individual 30- or 60-minute appointments. Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

  1. Simply log in to your Handshake account (or create one)
  2. Click on “Career Center” in the top right
  3. Click on “Appointments”
  4. Click on the “Schedule a New Appointment” button

Begin by:

  1. Selecting an appointment category
  2. Select your appointment type
  3. Then select from the available appointment dates and times
  4. You can also filter by staff member or appointment medium – in-person, virtual on Handshake, or phone.

A minimum of 24-hours notice is required to cancel a scheduled appointment.

Drop-Ins: In-Person, No Appointment Needed

Monday–Friday, 2 – 4 p.m.
15-minute in-person sessions at the Career Center (Math/Psych 201), for resumé and cover letter critiques, Handshake questions, or an overview of our services. Last drop-in taken at 3:45PM. No appointment needed. Simply stop by the Career Center.

Express Appointments: Virtual**

**Offered during the Fall and Spring semesters
Tuesday: 5 – 7 p.m.
15-minute remote sessions, for cover letter and resumé critiques, Handshake questions, or an overview of our services can be scheduled through Handshake. Simply log into your Handshake account, click “Career Center,” “Appointments,” “Schedule a New Appointment,” then “Express Appointments,” and “Resume/Cover Letter Review (Evening/Virtual).”


Additional Resources Available!

Request to use an Interview Room, for a phone or video interview.

Request a Workshop be presented by a Career Center staff member or Career Peer to your student organization or class.

Student organizations looking to invite an employer to speak/network with your group or have already invited a company representative or alum should fill out the Student Org Guest Speaker Request form.


For more information see:

What We Do

Meet the Staff

Outcomes & Success Stories

Recruiting & Career Events Calendar

Career Center News

Employer Partners