Graduation is less than a month away, and as exciting as it is, it can also be kind of scary for many of us. Especially if you don’t already have a job lined up for after school. But that’s okay! Not everyone lands that perfect job right out of college. As for the job search, the UMBC Career Center has your back, even after you graduate.
There are a number of services the Career Center offers to alumni that you can find on the Career Center website. And even though you’ve graduated, you can still attend any workshop or job fair the Career Center offers. Your UMBCworks privileges last for a year after you graduate, and they can be renewed on a per-semester basis for free at any time. You can even make resume and cover letter review appointments among other things.
Some tips for how to make the most out of the Career Center as an alum:
Take advantage of the six month grace period! Finding a job is hard, and it may take a while, so make appointments, polish your resume, and narrow down where you want to work and how to find that dream job.
Take a Career Assessment! These assessments are available on the Career Center website. These assessments are often promoted to students who are trying to figure out their major, but it can also be used for alumni who are trying to find their career path. These assessments can tell you what kind of work environment you might be most comfortable in, the kinds of jobs you might like, and the different career paths you can take to get to where you want to be.
Join the UMBC Alumni Association! This is a great way to network with other UMBC alumni and join a great community of professionals.
Graduation is so close, we’re almost there. This is an exciting time, so don’t sweat it if you don’t already have a job. The Career Center is happy to help you even as an alum.