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Connect with UMBC Students

As a UMBC alumnus/a, we invite you to share your professional journey and knowledge with current UMBC students by providing them with your industry insight, offering tips on the job search process, and contributing career guidance.

There are several ways that the Career Center can connect you to current students.

Hire a UMBC Student (connect)

Connect your employer to UMBC students who are intelligent and motivated to succeed. We are delighted to assist you in identifying talented students for all of your hiring needs, including internships, research, co-ops and full-time hires. You can also take advantage of our recruiting services by posting job and internship openings on UMBCworks and participating in our career fairs and on-campus interview programs.

See our employer resources page, or contact us directly:

  • Sue Plitt, Associate Director, Employer Relations and Recruitment Programs, plitt@umbc.edu, 410-455-2340
  • Anna Pittinger, Recruitment Coordinator, annap5@umbc.edu, 410-455-3906

Participate in Career Center Events

Career Fairs, information sessions and on-campus interviews are just a few of the ways that you and/or your employer can connect with the Career Center to promote your brand and engage with current UMBC students.

See the Career Center Calendar of Events or contact us directly:

  • Sue Plitt, Associate Director, Employer Relations and Recruitment Programs, plitt@umbc.edu, 410-455-2340
  • Anna Pittinger, Recruitment Coordinator, annap5@umbc.edu, 410-455-3906

Interview an Alum

This is an opportunity for students to conduct informational interviews with alumni. To see program dates and volunteer your time, please fill out the Interview an Alum registration form.

Join Retrievers Connect

Retrievers Connect is a networking platform just for the UMBC community. support of career exploration and academic development. Alumni from all majors and professions are encouraged to join, as a diverse network of volunteers can provide current students with meaningful insight from a variety of professional perspectives.

By joining the UMBC Alumni-Student Professional Networking Group, alumni can expect to assist students with:

  • Researching career options for specific degrees.
  • Exploring degree options for their unique skill sets.
  • Preparing for an upcoming interview or job fair.
  • Writing a resume to better fit a specific field or industry.
  • Engaging in informational interviews.
  • Transitioning as an international student.
  • Building their professional network and the rules to networking.
  • Considering post-graduation volunteer work or graduate/professional school.

The Career Center also manages a group on LinkedIn, the UMBC Alumni-Student Networking Group, to bring students and alumni together. Need help getting started on LinkedIn? Check out the Career Center’s resources on the ins and outs of using LinkedIn.