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!


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

Contact Us

Phone: 410-455-2216
Fax: 410-455-1075

General questions: careers@umbc.edu
Student intern questions: internships@umbc.edu
Employer support: cscjobs@umbc.edu
Handshake support: careers@umbc.edu

  • Please note that the Career Center will be closed on June 12 for a Summer Planning Retreat.

Summer Hours of Operation

From May 28 – Aug. 9, 2024 our physical office will be open Monday – Thursday. We will be operating fully remote on Fridays (our physical office will be closed but we will be answering calls and emails, and taking virtual appointments).


Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Virtual Only

General questions can be answered by calling our main reception line at 410-455-2216. If leaving a message, please share your email address in addition to your name and phone number to help in providing a quick response.

Counseling Appointments

Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In-Person & Virtual
Monday & Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 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. A minimum of 24-hours notice is required to cancel a scheduled appointment.

  1. Simply log in to your Handshake account
  2. Click on “Career Center” from the menu
  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.

Drop-Ins: In-Person, No Appointment Needed

Tuesday & Wednesday, 2 – 4 p.m. (Not available June 12)
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 3:45 p.m. No appointment needed. Simply stop by the Career Center.

Express Appointments: Virtual

Thursday, 2 – 4 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 select “Express Appointments,” and “Express Appointments (15 Minutes)”

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