Monday, September 21, 2015

University Career Center Events: Sept 21 -25

Applications Due: Monday September 21 by 5:00PM
The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.  All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the spring 2016 semester, who have an internship for fall 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (December 2015) are not eligible.

Monday, September 21 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Not sure where to start with your internship search?  Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?  To help you with your internship search, we will discuss: 1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews 3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field.

Intern Orientations – all week long; Application due: Monday, Sept 28 at 11:59PM
Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences (some sites may be open to more than one day).

Friday, September 25 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Need a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile? Let us help you! On the final Friday of each month during the regular academic year, our Center is offering free professional head shots!

Friday, September 25 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Have you always wanted to build a LinkedIn profile? Are you looking for ways to make your profile stand out from the rest? Whether you are new to LinkedIn or not, come join us to learn how to best utilize this powerful media platform.  We’ll show you how to jump-start your engagement with this networking community to explore internship and job opportunities. We can also assist you in building your LinkedIn presence or provide feedback on your existing profile. 

Monday, September 28 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Wednesday, September 30 6:00PM – 8:00PM
The Law, Legal & Advocacy: Networking Night connects students with UMD alumni and employers working in a variety of criminal justice related career fields throughout the DC Metro area.
·         Expand your professional network with alumni and employers working in the fields of law enforcement, legal and advocacy 
·         Make connections in your field of interest
·         Learn how to network and job search effectively in Washington D.C.
·         Market your skill sets and gather information on opportunities that await you

Professionals will be available to chat individually with students. Remember, over 60% of job seekers cite networking as the most successful strategy when gathering career path information as well as to identify job leads, so don’t miss this amazing event. Business casual attire recommended. Light refreshments.***All class standings and majors are welcomed. Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior level students are especially encouraged to attend.***