Career Paths for Graduate Students
A round table dinner networking opportunity
Are you looking for career path possibilities or searching for job opportunities?
On April 5, 2017, we will be hosting our annual "Career Paths for Graduate Students" dinner. This event places specific focus on jobs for graduate students receiving master's and doctoral degrees from all disciplines.
Employers will cover all disciplines. Please RSVP below to reserve your spot! Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about career possibilities and to network with employers of their interest. Food will be served. Please arrive at 4 pm to sit down and eat. The program will begin at 4:30 pm.
Career Paths for Graduate Students
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
4:30 (formal program) – 6:00 PM
UMBC Campus - Commons, 3rd Floor, Skylight Room
Dinner will be served.
Roundtable discussions with employers who hire candidates with advanced degrees.
(ALL EMPLOYERS WILL HAVE JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! Please bring updated CVs.)
Business casual. It is also recommended that you bring your CV to the event.
We strongly recommend graduate students to have their resume reviewed by a Career Center advisor. Drop-ins are (Monday-Friday between 2-4 PM). For more information, please go to http://careers.umbc.edu/students/documents/resumes/.
Diane Crump-Fogle, Associate Director of Career Programming and Events, UMBC Career Services Center
During this "speed networking" event, students will share dinner with representatives from several organizations and learn about expectations for positions that require advanced degrees, application processes, and job opportunities. Many of the representatives are UMBC alumni or part of organizations that have UMBC alumni among their current employees.
4:00—Employers arrive (gather plates of food, settle in at tables)
4:00 p.m.—Students arrive, register and start dinner
4:30-4:35-(General welcome by Renetta G. Tull, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs )
4:35: Special Remarks: K. Jill Barr, J.D., Sr. Assistant Dean, The Graduate School at UMBC
4:45 –Special Remarks: Christine Routzahn, Director, UMBC Career Center
4:50—Facilitator: Diane Crump-Fogle, Associate Director, UMBC Career Center
Brief overview of Graduate Student Resources
Overview of program format (speed networking)
5:00--Round Table rotations begin
5:15-Switch (Round 2)
5:30-Switch (Round 3)
5:45 p.m.—Q and A and Thanks to employers
5:45-6:00 p.m.—Informal networking
All of the organizations who are participating have job openings in a variety of fields, for graduate students in each of our three colleges, spanning Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and all STEM fields.
- UMBC’s Career Development Center
- PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP
Please stay tuned to this website for a list of participating organizations. They will be posted in the section below.
Additional resources and consultation are available for graduate students through the Career Services Center's webpage for masters and doctoral students: http://www.careers.umbc.edu/students/index.php
All graduate students are invited to this event. Please RSVP by clicking the "I can attend" button below so that our office can order enough food.
This event is part of UMBC's project to increase job opportunities for graduate students, per the Council of Graduate Schools' Commission on Pathways Through Graduate School and into Careers.
Confirmed organizations to date:
1. Institute for Defense Analyses
2. Baltimore Corps
3. Dream Fit Solutions, LLC
4. Education Pioneers
5. EqualLevel, Inc.
7. U.S. Department of State
9. Peregrin Services
10. MIT Lincoln Laboratory
12. National Security Agency
13. Scientific Systems and Software International
14. U.S. Army and Army Reserves
15. T. Rowe Price
16. Verbal Beginnings, LLC
18. Change Health Systems, Inc.
19. Therapeutic Connections