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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

University Career Center & The President's Promise (UCC/TPP)

3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Director: Kelley Bishop

Refer to Careers.umd.edu for current hours of operation.


We provide valuable programs and services to address the diverse career development and employment needs of our Terps.  Decide on career interests, employment and furthering educational pursuits such as professional or graduate school.  Our Center collaborates with academic departments, employers, and alumni to deliver workshops, services, and Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.  Over 17,000 Terps subscribe to the Center's E-Newsletter for weekly, Terp-specific career and internship news.

Through The President's Promise, every student has the chance to achieve extraordinary personal growth by engaging in a special experience outside of the classroom through activities such as internships, research, service-learning, living and learning programs, leadership and international experiences. Drastically increase your future career options by gaining this competitive edge.  Though opportunities within The President's Promise dwell within many offices across campus, President's Promise staff are available at the University Career Center to help you individually navigate through all of your options and select the best opportunities for your goals. 

CAREER the Turtle!

Center staff can help you:

  • address educational and career decisions
  • identify useful resources
  • take advantage of internships, full-time, part-time and summer employment opportunities
  • improve resume and cover letters
  • sharpen job search skills and strategies
  • plan for graduate and professional school

The Terp Guide
Dozens of helpful “cheat sheets” about the career planning process and successful job searches in one free booklet!  Contents include resume and cover letter samples, successful interviewing techniques and job search tips. Stop in for a physical copy or visit our website for the most up-to-date digital copy.

Careers4Terps (Virtual Career Center 24.7.365)

Update your Careers4Terps profiles to manage your career. C4T is your gateway to:

  • schedule individual career advising appointments
  • access internship and job postings
  • receive job and internship notifications related to your specific interests
  • receive e-newsletter with event information related to your career interests
  • participate in On-Campus Interviewing to discuss your qualifications with recruiters
  • engage with employers through information sessions/networking opportunities

You will also gain access to:

  • Candid Career: Career-related informational videos by UMD alumni
  • FOCUS2: Career testing/self-assessment
  • InterviewStream: Practice interviewing 24/7/365
  • Going Global: Working abroad, visas, international student resources
  • Vault: Employer/industry insights, rankings and reviews

Networking Events 
Connect with alumni and employers during the academic year. Opportunities include: 

  • resume and mock interview clinics 
  • career and employment panels
  • job shadowing and informational interviews
  • career and internship fairs
  • employer networking sessions

Intern for a Day
Connects undergraduate students with host sites for one day internship/shadowing experiences. You may attend meetings, participate in informational interviews with other staff members or work on small projects.

Career Shuttles
Center-sponsored field trips to employer sites from various industries. Shuttle seats are limited. Students should RSVP early.

Career Courses

PSYC123: The Psychology of Getting Hired • 1-credit
Looks at what’s behind the hiring process, applies psychological principles and strategies for landing internships or other jobs. Freshman/Sophomore standing.

EDCP108i: College and Career Advancement: Concepts and Skills; Academic Transitions to Internships • 1-credit
This course is designed to provide students with the full experience of searching for an internship. Themes include the importance of targeting your resume and cover letter to internship postings, communicating interests and skills to potential employers, searching for internships, networking with alumni and professionals in your intended career field, and more.

UNIV099: Internship Seminar • 0-credit
Complements supervised work experiences and assures that experiences are noted on your transcript.

Evisors - UMD Alumni Advisor Network
Connects students with alumni and webinars for career and job search advice. https://umd.evisors.com .

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