Implement the search strategies listed below and create an action plan to get started on your next internship or job search. Check out these search infographics for a quick overview. Read more about searching on the University Career Center's website

Access openings not advertised anywhere by gaining leads from friends, family, and contacts. This is the number one most effective search strategy to identify openings! Start the conversation with the links listed below.  Read more: How to Create Opportunities Rather Than Compete for Them, by Vault.

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Access openings not advertised anywhere by gaining leads from friends, family, and contacts. This is the number one most effective search strategy to identify openings! Start the conversation with the steps below.  Read more: How to Create Opportunities Rather Than Compete for Them, by Vault.

  1. Make a list of EVERYONE you know, regardless of their profession (i.e. you don’t know who they know!)
  2. Informational interviews - request 15-20 minutes to learn more about their career path or organization
  3. Track your progress and follow through on referrals
  4. Top questions to ask during a “job seeking” informational interview 
  5. Research organizations to add to your target list. 

Expand your network

  • LinkedIn - join groups or review UMD’s alumni page to connect with alumni and employers of interest
  • Terrapins Connect - connects students with UMD alumni 
  • Employer networking events - attend to meet professionals and gain knowledge of openings
  • Linktank - offers a listing of off campus events, grouped by professional interests
  • Intern - make the most of your internship by requesting informational interviews 
  • Intern for a Day - one day shadowing experience that allows students to forge connections
  • Road Trips to the Real World- visit an organization for a day over winter break
  • Career Shuttles - a half day, group experience to visit an organization of interest

Explore Fellowships

Highlighted Opportunities

  • The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Fall Deadline: Jan. 14, 2019. Spring Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019.
  • The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change. Projects provide Coro Fellows with the opportunity to truly learn by experience. Throughout the nine months, each Fellow participates in a series of full-time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow’s choosing. Jan. 9, 2019. 
  • Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. Applications are accepted between November 1 and February 10.

Global/International Fellowships

  • The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Deadline: Dec. 21, 2018. 
  • Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Deadline: Jan. 30, 2019. 
  • The Millennium Fellowship seeks talented young leaders on the cutting edge of the most pressing global challenges from across the world and across sectors. Fellows participate in a part-time, two-year commitment that includes annual study tours, conferences, and leadership retreats. Apply by February 1, 2019. 

Teaching Fellowships

  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, prepares the nation's best and brightest with STEM degrees to teach in high school science and math classrooms. Fellows complete a one-year master’s degree, receive a generous financial stipend, teacher certification, and ongoing mentoring. Applications are open for Pennsylvania and Georgia through January 31. 

Careers4Terps, UMD’s online job and internship listing database, is open to all current students and alumni and houses 1,000's of openings. 

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On Campus Interview program, interview for off campus positions on campus through Careers4Terps

Review application tips and hiring trends by industry or organization by visiting the "Document Library" in C4T (over 60)

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