Hopefully, you were able to stop by the Career Fair last week and have been emailing with recruiters ever since. If not, never fear! The Career Center has a huge list of events happening this semester. You can see our full calendar here, and be sure to look at my guide below on what to expect from each type of event.
Just like the Career Fair, there are a bunch of once a semester or once a year events happening this Spring. I can’t cover them all here, so be sure to look at our full list of events, but I'll go over a few. The CAHSS Career Conference is happening March 7th!. It’ll be an evening full of employer panels, alumni stories and free desserts. This next event isn’t really one event, but instead a full month of events happening every single day. April is our Career Month where we have daily workshops, panels, or other events. And finally, if you’re a graduate student, we have an event just for you! Our Career Paths for Graduate Students event is a speed networking and discussion session. Be sure to register if you are interested.
The Career Center also has a series of events to introduce UMBC students to potential employers. Our Information Tables (like this one happening with Regal Beloit on the 20th) are when employers set up a table in the Commons for brief networking chats with students. When you go, be sure to bring your resume and dress professionally. Career Corner events (like this one happening with chAMP on the 21st) happen on Mainstreet. Employers sit down and have longer discussions with you about possible career paths. UMBC Connects events are special information sessions with partners of the university. They tend to be larger events in the UC Ballroom, like this one hosted by the NSA on Wednesday. On the Roads (check out this one with Johns Hopkins) are my favorite. The Career Center transports you to the offices for the chance to chat with employees, as well as getting a feel for the corporate culture of the organization. Inside Scoop events are a little different. Instead of focusing on specific companies, they focus on possible career paths for your major, like Communications and Writing Careers. Finally, our Keys to Success workshops focus on broadly applicable career skills. For example, our workshop on the 4th of March is all about Mastering the Job Search. These events happen throughout the semester, so be sure to keep an eye out for employers, careers, and skills you’re interested in!