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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
UMBC campuses are closed, but courses are now online and employees are working remotely.

Employers

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

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

Absolutely! We understand that this climate is posing many challenges for everyone and we are here to help. We are expanding our platforms and doing our best to continue virtually with as many plans as possible. Please check in regularly for updates. We see this as an opportunity to grow with you as partners and are here to continue to serve you!

How can I continue to recruit and connect with UMBC talent throughout the COVID-19 epidemic?

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

  • Post your opportunities in UMBCworks – All of our students 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 information session – Although we are unable to host on-campus opportunities at this time, we’re encouraging employers looking to participate in recruiting events to host a virtual event. Through UMBCworks, we have the capability to monitor RSVPs, market/promote your event, and set-up our virtual platform for your use. To get started, request your virtual information session through UMBCworks.

  • Let us know what you are planning! We are happy to promote the 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 virtual 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 a 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. And if you currently do not have a platform to host virtual events/interviews, we are happy to provide one. We can assist with set up, invitations, resumes and virtual interviews. 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?

Students continue to seek opportunities to apply their talents as interns and are actively searching for these positions on UMBCworks. Most students are interning remotely. However, some are working on-site due to the nature of their position. UMBC has issued an update effective May 21st requesting that students involved in University-recognized Applied Learning Experiences, including Internships, Cooperative Education, Research Experiences, Field Placement, and Service-Learning & Community Engagement activities (credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing) who need to be physically in the field (or who begin remotely and want to move to face-to-face over the course of the summer), must request an exception to participate in those activities. Additional information is available here and will be updated as the situation unfolds. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contact our Internship & 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 challenging time. Know that we are always happy to hear what successful programming you have participated at other universities! We would encourage you to share your feedback HERE

We’ve put a hold on hiring for now but would like to stay informed and connected to learn when things may open up again.

Let’s stay connected through this challenging time! Please let us know of any virtual programs you are planning for student audiences. Also 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 upcoming Fall events!

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

We are aware that there are and will be additional economic implications due to COVID-19. If you anticipate that your organization will need to alter or cancel your Summer 2020 internship programs, or revoke offers of full-time employment made to graduating UMBC students, please let us know via careers@umbc.edu so that we can assist impacted students. On the positive side, if you did make recent offers, we would also love to know. Please complete our Hiring Activity Form.

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.