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Employers

The Employer Relations and Recruitment Programs team is committed to serving our employers by supporting your recruiting needs.

During this fall, we look forward to offering a hybrid approach to include virtual and on-campus recruiting opportunities to connect with our students as we work with university leadership to navigate the challenges of safely reopening our campus. This hybrid approach will allow our students and you as our employers to decide on which engagements work best for you and your team.

Are you currently hosting job fairs, interviews, employer presentations and boutique events?

Absolutely!  We are offering a hybrid approach that will allow our employer partners to connect with UMBC students using modes that are comfortable for your team.  Please do not hesitate to contact us so we can work together to create either virtual or in-person programs that will help you to achieve your recruitment goals.

How can I continue to recruit and connect with UMBC talent throughout the semester?

We have several ways you can continue to recruit UMBC talent!

  • Post your opportunities in UMBCworks – All of our students and recent alumni have access to UMBCworks. To get started, create your account via the link. We understand that these are challenging times and we are happy to offer our assistance posting positions for you. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please send your positions to cscjobs@umbc.edu
  • Host a virtual or in-person information session – Hosting an information session enables you to educate students about your organization and available opportunities. We encourage employers to use UMBCworks to request either virtual or in-person information sessions. By submitting your request via the platform, we are able to immediately begin promoting your event to our students, monitor RSVPs, and if needed, assist with setting up our virtual platform for your use. In-person information sessions are typically an hour in length, held between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. We have reserved campus space equipped with equipment that will enable you to host a hybrid virtual and in-person event to maximize student attendance. To get started, request your virtual information session through UMBCworks.

  • Let us know what you are planning! We are happy to promote the public virtual events you have planned to our students. Please send us details on your upcoming virtual events to careers@umbc.edu

My organization would like to host interviews with UMBC students – can your office assist with this?

We would be happy to assist! Once your position is posted in UMBCworks, we can work with you to establish an in-person or virtual interview schedule. Using UMBCworks allows you to take advantage of automatic message reminders to candidates and extra support from our staff who take care to help monitor your sign-ups. To get started with this process, post your positions in UMBCworks and contact Anna Pittinger, annap5@umbc.edu, for assistance.

I have my own platform already in place to connect virtually with students. May I use it and how can UMBC help me coordinate with students?

Absolutely. We would be happy to assist you with your virtual events when using your own preferred platform. Please send the information to careers@umbc.edu and one of our staff members will contact you.

What about the UMBC students employed by my organization; can they intern or co-op at this time?

Yes. Students continue to seek opportunities to apply their talents as interns and are actively searching for these positions on UMBCworks. Students are interning remotely or on-site depending on the nature of their position. If you have any questions about our applied learning programs, please do not hesitate to contact our Internships & Employment team at internships@umbc.edu.

How can we let you know what type of support might be helpful to continue our recruiting efforts?

We are looking for employer/recruiter feedback to know how we can best support your continued efforts to recruit UMBC talent during this time. Know that we are always happy to hear what successful programming you have participated at other universities! Please do not hesitate to contact Sue Plitt, plitt@umbc.edu to share your feedback.

We’ve put a hold on hiring for now but would like to stay informed and connected.

Please let us know of any virtual programs you are planning for student audiences. We would welcome your hosting virtual professional skill development workshops or “more about us” sessions for students.

Additionally, we recommend filling out our Employer Interest Form to be among the first to know when registrations open for our fall events!

Should we update you on our UMBC hires or changes to our extended UMBC intern and full-time offers?

If you made any recent intern or job offers, we would love to know. Please complete our Hiring Activity Form. Also, if economic conditions or organizational changes adversely impact your extended offers made to UMBC candidates, please let us know via careers@umbc.edu so that we can best assist impacted students directly.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

UMBC Career Center staff are ready to assist you. A full list of our staff members and their contact information can be found HERE. If you are unsure who to contact, please email Sue Plitt, plitt@umbc.edu for assistance.