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BSOS CAREER CHATS
Do you have 30-minutes to talk about your job or industry? Students want to hear from you! We are scheduling short virtual sessions with alumni to share their career paths, industry/job insights, and/or tips for applying to your industry with students. The areas below are of particular interest to our majors. Express interest here and we will reach out to you when we have an opportunity.
- Federal Government
- Legal Services/Lawyer
- International Relations
- Public Policy
- Financial Analysis
- Data Analysis
- Political: Campaigns, Lobbying
- Counseling/Mental Health
- Helping professions (healthcare, social services, social justice)
FEATURED ALUMNI: Share Your Career Story
Students love to hear from alumni who have used their in-class learning in their jobs. We will pose a couple of questions and request a photo so this option is a very low time commitment that could have a huge impact on students! We work with instructors to integrate featured alumni as an example of career path options within courses (in-person or as a written document).
CAREER PROGRAMMING: Share Your Best Practices
Do you have experience with LinkedIn, developing a resume, interviewing, etc. that you would be interested in sharing with students? We often plan group or individual events where alumni/employers share their tips on how to best prepare to apply for openings.
INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENTS
Share information and network with students as they learn about various industries. We choose different industry areas to feature each semester.
MENTOR STUDENTS: Terrapins Connect
In partnership with the UMD Alumni Association, we invite you to join the UMD Terrapins Connect, an online advising program, which offers a secure space for alumni-to-student advising and mentoring. No overwhelming time commitments. Sign-up and learn more.
Click the Red Volunteer button at the top to express interest in any of the opportunitites above and we will send you more information as it becomes available. Questions? Contact, Michelle Slone, Assistant Director of Special Events and Career Programs at mcslone [at] umd [dot] edu.
Students Visit You
Intern for a Day Lite: Host informational interviews with UMD students (Virtual)
Want to share insight about your career field to interested UMD students? For fall 2020, the University Career Center’s popular Intern for a Day program is shifting from in-person job shadowing experiences to virtual informational interviews between students and professionals. We are looking for hosts all over the world and working in any industry! Register today to be matched with one or more University of Maryland students interested in learning more about your career field. Deadline to register: Friday, September 25, 2020. More details about this program can be found at https://go.umd.edu/IFADlite.
Career Shuttle (Virtual)
Host a group of 25+ students at your organization for a tour, career panel, or other events to educate students on career paths. Generally last 1.5 to 3 hours.
Join our LinkedIn: Connect specifically with BSOS students and alumni (as well as advertise job and internship postings) through the UMD College of Behavioral and Social Sciences LinkedIn group. Join 30,000+ Terps in our University of Maryland College Park Alumni (Official) LinkedIn group to connect with fellow Terp alumni and future alumni.
Post a position: Careers4Terps | Our free job and internship online database allows organizations to share opportunities with students and alumni, as well as provides access to 100’s of resumes to locate potential candidates. Your HR department can establish a free account.
Tips to attract and connect with students:
- Select a BSOS major in the “Desired Major” field so BSOS students can locate the opportunity with ease
- Advertise if you are an alum in the description text box
- When browsing the electronic Resume Books, use the “Desired Major” filter to customize results
The Center staff is available to assist in establishing new internship programs (see Internship Guide for Employers) or enhancing existing ones by helping with structuring your opportunities, identifying best practices, and/or preparing internship supervisors. Send questions to ucc-recruiting [at] umd [dot] edu. General employer questions, email: ucc-employerhelp [at] umd [dot] edu.