Services We Provide

The Career Center staff is dedicated to the success of each student. Whether your student is interested in interning or working for a small non-profit, a Fortune 500 company, or attending a top graduate program, we are here to help.

We encourage all students to connect with our office early and often so we can help provide them with the resources, skills, and experiences they need to achieve professional success. We are here to ensure your student leaves UMBC prepared and confident for life after college.

Staff members assist students with:

Choice of major(s)
Resume and cover letter development/critique
Job, internship and graduate program research and exploration
Professional skill development (Interviewing, networking, etc.)

Staff members also provide programming and services, including:

Individualized Advising
Fall Career & Internship Fair
Spring Career & Internship Fair
Diversity Recruitment Event
UMBC Connects Employer Visibility Day Series
Employer Information Sessions
Inside Scoop Panel Series
Keys to Success Professional Skills Development Series
Handshake job system
On-Campus Recruiting Program
Career Month Programming
Career Paths for Graduate Students
Career Resources

Major Services and Programs

Please take a moment to review a brief description of some of our major services and programs:

An online system that allows students to apply to internships, part-time and seasonal jobs, and full-time employment opportunities. In Handshake students can post their professional documents and view an up-to-date calendar of career-related activities.

Job Fairs and Networking Events
We host a series of career and internship fairs as well as industry-focused networking events throughout the academic year, including the Campus Job Fair, a large fall Career and Internship Fair, Summer Job and Internship Fair, Diversity Recruitment Event and a Spring Career Fair. See our Calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Retrievers Connect
A networking platform that is just for the UMBC community. It is a fantastic place to learn about career options and get career advice from UMBC alumni who want to share their experiences.

On-Campus Interviews
Each fall and spring, UMBC brings local and national companies to UMBC to interview graduating students for full-time and intern positions. Recently, organizations such as T. Rowe Price, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Census, Kennedy Krieger Institute, NSA and many others have recruited UMBC’s students.

Employer Campus Visits
Throughout fall and spring, employers visit campus to speak with students about their organizations and jobs. Through scheduled information sessions, UMBC Connects and various other programs, students have the opportunity to connect with hiring institutions and to learn more about their career opportunities.