Career Preparation

Are you ready to apply for your next internship or job? Review the links below to ensure you are prepared for the next opportunity around the corner.

  • Consider if you need academic credit or a salary for your next internship.
  • Research the average salary for your next full time job (i.e. Salary.com, Indeed.com, Payscale.com, or Glassdoor.com provide regional data for job titles searched). Additionally interview professionals working in the field and ask what they think the going rate is for an entry level position in the field.  
  • Know what you can afford! Review the average cost of living for your desired city and create a budget worksheet to identify your salary needs. 
  • Consider what is negotiable along with how in demand your skills are for that industry.

 

Review additional resources, services, workshops, and links by visiting the University Career Center & The President’s Promise website. Questions? Email UCC-BSOS@umd.edu.