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, 8:30AM – 5PM
Summer Reception Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Counseling Appointments

Monday-Friday, 9AM – 5PM and select virtual evening appointments

Career Center professionals are available for in-person, virtual (WebEx), and phone (WebEx) appointments. Some staff prefer that you wear a face covering/mask during in-person appointments, so keep that in mind (if you don’t have a mask and the staff member you are meeting with prefers it, we can provide you one).

Students and alumni may schedule individual 30- or 60-minute appointments.

  1. Simply log into 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 times

You will see available staff members listed with an option for virtual (Webex), in-person, and/or phone appointment.

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

Drop-Ins: In-Person, No appointment needed

Monday-Friday: 2PM – 4PM
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 Evening Appointments: Virtual

Tuesday: 5PM – 7PM
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,” “Schedule a New Appointment,” then “Express Appointments.”


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