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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

University Career Center & The President's Promise (UCC/TPP)

3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Director: Kelley Bishop
www.Careers.umd.edu; www.PresidentsPromise.umd.edu

Refer to Careers.umd.edu for current hours of operation.


Through The President's Promise, every student has the chance to achieve extraordinary personal growth by engaging in a special experience outside of the classroom through activities such as internships, research, service-learning, living and learning programs, leadership and international experiences. Drastically increase your future career options by gaining this competitive edge.  Though opportunities within The President's Promise dwell within many offices across campus, President's Promise staff are available at the University Career Center to help you individually navigate through all of your options and select the best opportunities for your goals. 

We provide valuable programs and services to address the diverse career development and employment needs of our Terps.  Decide on career interests, employment and furthering educational pursuits such as professional or graduate school.  Our Center collaborates with academic departments, employers and alumni to deliver workshops, services and Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.  Over 19,000 Terps subscribe to the Center's E-Newsletter for weekly, Terp-specific career and internship news.

CAREER the Turtle!

Career Assistance
Center staff can help you:

  • address educational and career decisions
  • identify useful resources
  • take advantage of internships, full-time, part-time and summer employment opportunities
  • improve resume and cover letters
  • sharpen job search skills and strategies
  • plan for graduate and professional school

The Terp Guide
Dozens of helpful “cheat sheets” about the career planning process and successful job searches in one free booklet!  Contents include resume and cover letter samples, successful interviewing techniques and job search tips.  Available at our Center and online at Careers.umd.edu/TerpGuide .

Careers4Terps (Virtual Career Center 24.7.365)
Join thousands of other Terps on Careers4Terps, our free job and internship database.  Access our career tools, weekly Career the Turtle E-newsletter, comprehensive listings of employment opportunities and upcoming on-campus interviews!

You will also gain access to:

  • Candid Career: Career-related informational videos
  • FOCUS2: Career testing/self-assessment
  • Where Did UMD Graduates Go?: Alumni employment breakdowns
  • InterviewStream: Virtual mock interviewing
  • Going Global: Working abroad, visas and more
  • Resume Builder: Resume wizard and samples

On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Program
Connect with employers about full-time and internship opportunities during interviews held in the Center. The program attracts hundreds of employers each year. Careers.umd.edu/OCIProgram

Networking Events & Workshops Networking Events & Workshops
Programs connecting students with alumni and employers are held throughout the academic year.  For the most comprehensive listing, go to Careers.umd.edu/Events .

Career Courses
EDCP108J: Job Search Strategies
1-credit  |  Junior or senior standing  |  Learn strategies for landing internships or full-time employment and how to be successful in your career.

UNIV099: Internship Seminar
0-credit seminar  |  Graduate or undergraduate  |  Connects classroom theory to your internship and notates your internship experience on your transcript.

Web Resources

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily tips and event updates. Check out our Pinterest and Tumblr for helpful infographics, videos and other resources our student staff think you should hear about.

Helpful articles and resources, calendar of events and access to Careers4Terps.

Learn more about the opportunities available at the University of Maryland that complement academic pursuits and bring classroom knowledge to life.

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