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Monday, March 26

Adjust Your Mirror: Dress to Impress
12:00-1:00 pm
University Center 310

In the job market, first impressions do matter. Attend this session to learn tips for men and women on making sure your look is right from head to toe, or from haircut to shoes. This workshop will offer examples of "What Not to Wear" and discuss appearances that work, to help you land your first job or internship.

BONUS Points! Attend this event and receive early admission to UMBC Suits You, a professional clothing closet for students. Early admission starts at 12:00 pm in the Harbor Multipurpose Room

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Wednesday, March 28

Career Road Trip Challenge Kick-Off
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Commons: Main Street

Stop by for a kick-off event you won't want to miss! Start YOUR road trip with a photograph of you and your friends as you begin your adventure. Props and gear will be provided to get your trip off to a great start! Learn about events that will help you to explore, experience, and excel in taking your career to the next level.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Thursday, March 29

UMBC Suits You Clothing Closet
12:30-6:00 pm
Harbor Hall Multi-Purpose Room

Do you want to make the BEST possible first impression with employers during Career Challenge's many events? The Career Challenge Committee can help with that!

In this tough job market, wearing professional business attire is more important than ever. Wearing a professional outfit will not only boost your chances of getting a job, but is a major confidence booster as well. Visit our Professional Clothing Closet to select business attire absolutely FREE of charge and yours to keep! Both men's and women's attire available. Stop by to shop for that suit, tie, skirt or blouse that will help you stand out while building your professional network and meeting employers during Career Challenge Month.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Friday, March 30

On the Road: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8:30 am-4:00 pm
Off-Campus

INSTEAD OF BRINGING THE COMPANY TO CAMPUS, WE’RE TAKING YOU TO THE COMPANY!

Join us for this full day of access to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center facility located in Greenbelt, MD. The agenda will include tours of engineering labs, the largest clean room in the world, and the earth sciences center. We will experience the Science on the Sphere demonstration and have the opportunity to speak with engineers and leadership at the Center.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, plays a pivotal role across all aspects of the agency’s missions, from development to de-orbit.

More than 50 Goddard spacecraft explore Earth and soar through the solar system, collecting observations to be parsed and studied by scientists around the world. Goddard’s missions support multiple scientific disciplines, including Earth science, solar science and the sun-Earth environment, planetary studies and astrophysics.

Goddard is the operational home of the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. Goddard studies the tenuous atmosphere of Mars with MAVENand the Red Planet’s surface with instruments aboard the Curiosity rover. Goddard surveys the moon with LRO and watches our sun with the Solar Dynamics Observatory. GPM, Landsat and a host of other satellites monitor Earth and our changing climate.

Please dress professionally (business casual is acceptable).

Transportation is provided by the UMBC Career Center. Space is limited. RSVP is required. Please RSVP via UMBCworks, events tab.

Because we are required to submit attendee information to security at the facility, cancellations MUST be made by Monday, March 12. If you do not attend this event and have not canceled your reservation by March 12, your student account will be charged $25 to cover expenses incurred by the Career Center.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is looking to hire students in the following majors:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

UMBC Suits You Clothing Closet
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Harbor Hall Multi-Purpose Room

Do you want to make the BEST possible first impression with employers during Career Challenge's many events? The Career Challenge Committee can help with that!

In this tough job market, wearing professional business attire is more important than ever. Wearing a professional outfit will not only boost your chances of getting a job, but is a major confidence booster as well. Visit our Professional Clothing Closet to select business attire absolutely FREE of charge and yours to keep! Both men's and women's attire available. Stop by to shop for that suit, tie, skirt or blouse that will help you stand out while building your professional network and meeting employers during Career Challenge Month.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Monday, April 2

Resume Rescue
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Math/Psych 201

Is your resume REALLY ready to impress recruiters? Our Career Center advisors can help you bring it to life!

Members of the Career Center team and representatives from the following companies will be on hand to offer extended Drop-In hours:

Employers in Residence Include:

Community Mediation Maryland (10:00 - Noon)
Leidos (10:00 am-Noon - 1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Northwestern Mutual (1:00 - 4:00 pm)

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Personal Branding Workshop
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Building your Personal Brand
Guest Speaker:
Nathan Cline
Embedded Software Engineer
Northrop Grumman, Annapolis campus

What you will learn
• The importance of a solid professional image
• Tips on how to go about building and maintaining your brand
• The importance of on-line and off-line branding
• Examples of how you can damage your brand
• How to manage your professional reputation
• How employers are using social media to screen applicants

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Fields of Opportunity: Ice Cream Social
3:00-4:00 pm
Commons: Flat Tuesdays

Careers in Aging Week is from April 2 - 6, 2018, sponsored by UMBC Management of Aging Services, the Erickson School

This event is FREE and open to students of ALL MAJORS. Stop by when you are able, there is no need to stay for the entire event!

Join us at Flat Tuesdays for free ice cream and networking.

Career Roadtrip Challenge Souvenirs: Networking

On-Deck Circle: Network with Alumni and Their Organizations
4:00-6:30 pm
Commons: Flat Tuesdays

Careers in Aging Week is from April 2 - 6, 2018, sponsored by UMBC Management of Aging Services, the Erickson School

This event is FREE and open to students of ALL MAJORS. Stop by when you are able, there is no need to stay for the entire event!

Network with attending alumni and learn about their career paths in the field of aging services. Learn about their organizations and the important work they do!


Tuesday, April 3

Fields of Opportunity: Measure by Moments, Not by Miles
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Build A Bridge Between Specialties. Open up new opportunities to combine your interests and skill sets with careers that are impacted by the powerful force of a growing demographic. The needs of the 50-plus cohort are generating unprecedented economic activity and understanding their needs will prepare you for unlimited career opportunities.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Spring Into Leadership
6:00-8:00 pm
University Center Ballroom

Please join us for this annual event, which brings together UMBC students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other professionals from the engineering and computing fields. You will have the chance to network and interact with other participants and hear from an accomplished keynote speaker.

Registration form is available: http://careermonth.umbc.edu/leadership/

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Wednesday, April 4

UMBC Connects: Employers in the Sciences
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Commons: Main Street

This is your chance to get up close and personal to recruiters from multiple Employers in the Sciences to learn about career opportunities. Organizations that will be attending this event include:

Space Telescope Science Institute
JHU/APL
Code in the Schools
Engel Global Machinery
Smithsonian Institution
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Gossamer Security Solutions, Inc.
Montgomery County Public Schools
Kennedy Krieger Institute
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biopharm
Echo Hill Outdoor School
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Emergent Biosolutions
UMB CURE Scholars Program
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
Canton Chem, Inc.
Maryland Public Health Laboratory
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health
Protenus
American Sample Archive


The UMBC Connects series offers students and alumni the opportunity to meet with recruiters from companies and government agencies that are interested in recruiting UMBC talent. This is your opportunity to interact with individuals that may be able to land you that perfect internship or job.

Come when you are able, there is no need to stay for the entire event.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Grit & Greatness Alumni Panel
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Listen to and engage with recent UMBC alums who successfully and creatively navigated through the process of choosing a major. Some of these alums were exploratory or "undecided" about their options when they began. Others made strategic transitions from their first majors into other programs that led them to graduation - great careers and post-graduate opportunities. Participants can anticipate learning about:
-decision-making strategies regarding majors & minors
-key resources that are "difference-makers" here at UMBC
-career development tips & graduate school planning recommendations.

Moderated by Ken Baron (Assistant Vice-Provost for Academic Advising & Student Success, panel members will share their stories about qualities and philosophies that propelled them forward through grit to greatness!

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Career Paths for Graduate Students
4:00-6:00 pm
Skylight Room, The Commons

This session will expand your thinking about employment options in various industries and possible career paths available to UMBC graduate students. Network and meet employers interested in master's degree and Ph.D. level talent during "speed-dating style" roundtable discussions. This event is a collaboration between the Career Center and PROMISE AGEP. It is free of charge and includes networking with great agencies and a free dinner.

List of registered employers available at https://careers2.umbc.edu/calendar/careerpathgrad.php

REGISTER at https://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/55872

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

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Fields of Opportunity: It's Never 2 Late
4:30-6:00 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library 7th Floor

Careers in Aging Week is from April 2 - 6, 2018, sponsored by UMBC Management of Aging Services, the Erickson School

This event is FREE and open to students of ALL MAJORS

Presenter: Jack York, President/Co-Founder, It’s Never 2 Late

It’s Never 2 Late ® (IN2L), founded in 1999, is dedicated to helping older adults realize the full benefits of today’s technology. IN2L integrates the hardware, software, media, and various components necessary to allow virtually any person with any interest in using a computer — regardless of background, physical or intellectual abilities — to do so pleasurably, engagingly, and without frustration. The system is built on a picture-based, touch-screen interface that allows users to simply “touch” their way to find engaging, educational, spiritual, and personalized content that is appropriate to their own level of ability


Thursday, April 5

Graduate School 101
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Graduate School 101
Thu, 04/05/2018, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Commons 331

What’s the fastest route to graduate or professional school?
A panel of expert current and former graduate students will discuss:
•â€ƒHow to successfully negotiate the graduate or professional school application process
•â€ƒExpectations of graduate students
•â€ƒPersonal statement tips
•â€ƒSelecting a graduate program that will put you on the road to success.

Panel Members include:
Brian Hildebrandt
JD, Rutgers University in New Jersey
BA, Philosophy, UMBC

David Hoffman
PhD, Language, Literacy & Culture, UMBC
JD, Harvard Law School
MPP, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
BA, Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Amani Johnson
PhD candidate, Counseling Psychology, University at Buffalo, SUNY
BA, Health & Human Services, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Jaleel Johnson
MA candidate, Emergency Health Services, UMBC
BA, International Studies and Spanish, Morehouse College

Zulqarnain "Sono" Khan
M.D. Candidate, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
BS, Biological Sciences, UMBC

Peter Kim
Pharm.D. candidate, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMBC

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Friday, April 6

On the Road: Verbal Beginnings
8:40-11:30 am
Off-Campus

INSTEAD OF BRINGING THE COMPANY TO CAMPUS, WE’RE TAKING YOU TO THE COMPANY!

Join Career Center staff as we take you out to visit employers.

In our trip to Verbal Beginnings we will have the opportunity to learn about the career paths available in ABA Therapy for Autism, and about Verbal Beginnings as a company.

Afterward, we will have time to shadow various staff members, tour the facility, observe children in their workspace, and have a Q & A session with members of their staff.

TRANSPORTATION:
Transportation is provided, but an RSVP is required. You will receive confirmation of your registration prior to the trip date. Space is limited, so register early! You may register under the events tab in UMBCworks. Click on “Events” and then search “Info Sessions”

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Verbal Beginnings is looking to hire students in the following majors:

  • All Majors
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology Education
  • Health Administration and Policy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Undecided
  • Undeclared

IBM-UMBC Day
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC is pleased to host the first ever IBM-UMBC Day on Friday, April 6th.

IBM-UMBC Day will create connections and enhance collaboration between UMBC faculty, students and guests with IBM researchers and thought leaders around topics impacting the future of computing.

Technical talks by IBM and UMBC researchers will include
Artificial Intelligence/Watson, Blockchain, Quantum Computing,
and Cybersecurity.

To view the agenda and RSVP for the event, visit: https://coeit.umbc.edu/ibm-umbc-day/

For questions about the event, please contact Natalie Brianas,
Associate Director of Corporate Relations at nbrianas@umbc.edu.

IBM is looking to hire students in the following majors:

  • All Majors
  • Business Technology Administration
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Economic Policy Analysis
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Financial Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Women in Engineering: Confidence & Persistence
12:00-1:00 pm
ITE 456

More Details will be added as the date approaches.

Presenter: Jamie Gurganus

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Monday, April 9

Interview an Alum
9:00 am-7:45 pm
Math/Psych 201

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE (2 of 2 for 4/9/18)

9:00 am-9:45 am
Jeremy Reed (`08 Economic Policy Analysis, Economics)
Investments and Financial Planning

2:00 pm-2:45 pm
Tim O'Ferrall (`95 Interdisciplinary Studies)
Executive Director The O'Ferrall Group

4:00 pm-4:45 pm
Shane Spencer (`09 Political Science)
Goverment Accountability Office

6:00 pm-6:45pm (Virtual)*
Belita Opene (`13 Biological Sciences)
Research Associate

7:00 pm-7:45pm (Virtual)*
Marissa Colella (`16 Media and Communication Studies)
Communications Specialist

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Jeremy Reed (`08 Economics, Financial Economics)
Manage investments and financial planning

Tim O’Ferrall (`95 Interdisciplinary Studies)
Tim has an in-depth knowledge of the region’s business culture and climate, with more than 15 years of experience in non-profit management, sales, marketing, publishing and public relations. He is the Co-Founder of the O'Ferrall Group, a Non-Profit firm.

Shane Spencer (`09 Political Science)
Americorps Trailwork in Montana, 2010. Public policy with energy policy focus, Wisconsin, 2012. Three years of State budget work on transportation and social services for two MD governors. Two years at the Government Accountability Office.

Belita Opene (`13 Biological Sciences)
UMBC alum with a Biological Science degree with a minor in Psychology. Currently have a masters degree in microbiology. I work as a research associate in the microbiology/immunology field and will be attending medical school in the Fall.

Marissa Colella (`16 Media and Communication Studies)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2016. Have now been a Communications Specialist for nearly 3 years, as I started as an intern while I was at UMBC!

Interview an Alum
11:00 am-7:45 pm
Math/Psych 201

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE 1 of 2 for 4/9/18

11:00 am-11:45 am
Bobby Lubaszewki (`10 English and History)
Marketing Coordinator, UMBC

12 n-12:45 pm
Raj Randhawa (`14 Financial Economics)
Founder and principal of Brexton Commercial

2:00 pm-2:45 pm
Mike Adelstein (`96 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
President and CEO, Potomac Photonics

3:00 pm-3:45 pm
John Becker (`01 Information Systems)
Owner, Scalable Technologies

4:00 pm-4:45 pm (Virtual)*
Liz Fogarty (`10 Biochemistry)
Owner and Photographer, Elizabeth Fogarty, LLC

6:00 pm-6:45 pm (Virtual)*
Arsham Mirshah ('08 Bioinformatics, Computational Biology)
Cofounder & managing partner of WebMechanix

7:00 pm-7:45 pm (Virtual)*
Katelyn Niu, DDS (`05 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Owner, NIU Dentistry

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Bobby Lubaszewski (`10, English and History)
I graduated from UMBC in 2010 as a double major (English and History). I then spent a year covering local sports for Patch.com before transitioning into marketing. I worked for a small digital marketing firm before coming back to UMBC in 2015.

Mike Adelstein (`96 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Mike Adelstein believes that the only way to revive manufacturing is through innovation and education. Under his leadership, Potomac Photonics has become a hub of innovation and technology.

Raj Randhawa (`14 Financial Economics)
Broker, founder, and principal of Brexton Commercial. A real estate firm with offices in Baltimore and Washington DC. Raj also heads up the firm's activities in real estate development and investment

John Becker (`01 Information Systems)
2001 Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, minors in Psychology and Computer Science; 2010 MBA from R.H. Smith School of Business. Owner/Principal of Scalable Technologies, providing systems engineering services to intelligence community customers

Liz Fogarty (`10 Biochemistry)
I had planned on going to Pharmacy School but you can see that never happened. I love that I don't have the 9 to 5 and get to travel for weddings. Building my own business has not been easy but it was so worth it. You can see my work here: elizabethfogartyphotography.com/

Arsham Mirshah ('08 Bioinformatics, Computational Biology)
Arsham is cofounder & managing partner of WebMechanix, a performance-based digital marketing & advertising agency. Talk to Arsham about keeping a positive attitude, leadership, online marketing, technology, and business.

Katelyn Niu, DDS (`05 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Dr. Niu is the founder of Niu Dentistry LLC, a family dental practice in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she earned a DDS and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.

Financial Literacy Workshop
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Get financially fit at this financial planning seminar geared toward students and alumni. Let us show you how to quantify your financial situation, deal with debt and develop a savings plan that will help to prepare you for those retirement years!  What are your finances saying about you? 

Presenter: Ken Pittman, CFP, ChFC, CLU; Financial Coach, The Pittman Advisory Group ('80, Economics)

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Tuesday, April 10

Interview an Alum
9:00 am-7:45 pm
Math/Psych 204

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE (2 of 2 for 4/10/18)
9:00 am-9:45 am
Kevin Yang (`07 Computer Science, Financial Economics)
Vice President, T. Rowe Price

10:00 am-10:45 am
Kevin Yang (`07 Computer Science, Financial Economics)
Vice President, T. Rowe Price

11:00 am-11:45 am
Kevin Yang (`07 Computer Science, Financial Economics)
Vice President, T. Rowe Price

5:00 pm-5:45 pm (Virtual)*
John Swank (`16 Computer Science)
Works at Audacious Inquiry

6:00 pm-6:45 pm (Virtual)*
Talon Zinger (`14 Media & Communications, Psychology)
Realtor

7:00 pm-7:45pm
Belita Opene (`13 Biological Sciences)
Research Associate

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Kevin Yang (`07 Computer Science, Financial Economics)
Kevin is the founder of KRY Properties LLC, a real estate investment firm based in Ellicott City, Maryland. He was previously a Vice President of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. where he worked as an investment analyst in the Asset Allocation Group.

John Swank (`16 Computer Science)
2016 graduate, CWIT scholar, pep band member, currently working for Audacious Inquiry in the Research Park

Talon Zinger (`14 Media & Communications, Psychology)
I graduated in 2014 w/ a double major in Media & Communications + Psychology. I became a REALTOR after college & work all over Maryland helping home-buyers & home-sellers. As such, I work for myself & own my business- giving me a unique career experience

Belita Opene (`13 Biological Sciences)
UMBC alum with a Biological Science degree with a minor in Psychology. Currently have a masters degree in microbiology. I work as a research associate in the microbiology/immunology field and will be attending medical school in the Fall.

Interview an Alum
9:00 am-8:45 pm
Math/Psych 201

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE (1 of 2 for 4/10/18)

9:00 am-9:45 am
Bobby Lubaszewki (`10 English and History)
Marketing Coordinator, UMBC

8:00 pm-8:45 pm (Virtual)*
Curtis Schickner (`12 Economics)
Constellation Technology Ventures

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Bobby Lubaszewski (`10 English and History)
I graduated from UMBC in 2010 as a double major (English and History). I then spent a year covering local sports for Patch.com before transitioning into marketing. I worked for a small digital marketing firm before coming back to UMBC in 2015.

Curtis Schickner (`12 Economics)
2012 graduate. Have worked for Constellation/Exelon since graduation. Spent 1 year in corporate finance, 2 years in pricing analytics for wholesale contracts, and the past 3 years in Constellation Technology Ventures, the VC arm of Exelon Corp

What I Wish I Knew in College
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Come hear perspectives from a panel of UMBC alumni who are in the working world! These graduates will share what they've learned from their own experiences and how to best position yourself NOW for career success after graduation. Don't miss this great opportunity to gain valuable advice and tips from individuals who were once in your shoes!

Panelists:

Vishal Doddana, Founder and Realtor, Vidona Residential
Computer Science, 2006

Shelley Bailey, Management Analyst, Social Security Administration
Mathematics & Economic Policy Analysis, 2010

Julian Bradford-Hill, Software Engineer, ProObject
Computer Science, 2015

Amanda Quinn, Program Associate, Fund for Peace
Global Studies & Political Science, 2016

Carly Stum, Marketing Director, Tricerat
MLL, 2008 and Human-Centered Computing, 2016


No RSVP is required!

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Sweeten Up Your Network: Alumni-Student Networking Event
6:00-8:00 pm
Skylight Room, The Commons

In partnership with the Career Center and Alumni Relations, the UMBC Student Alumni Association (SAA) is proud to host the annual Sweeten Up Your Network event; a networking event for students and alumni from all majors and years.

Students:
This event will allow you to learn and practice effective networking skills, get beyond feeling awkward, how to hand-out business cards like a pro, and how to turn meeting someone for the first time into a memorable and successful experience. Students will get the opportunity to network with many successful UMBC alumni from diverse majors as they share some of their experiences and tips for making the most of your time at UMBC.

Here are some of the organizations that will be represented by our alumni:



Carrier Corporation

Lindsey & Associates

Scalable Technologies

Northrop Grumman

BG&E

Maryland Department of Health

Johns Hopkins University Press

NAVAIR

Department of Defense

Johns Hopkins University

WebMechanix

National Security Agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Urban Teachers

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Johns Hopkins Institutions

Whitman, Requardt, and Associates

Scientific Systems and Software International

Transamerica

FDA

International Mapping

Leidos


The list of participating alumni is available at http://careermonth.umbc.edu/network/.
Please RSVP in UMBCworks.

In addition to the networking there will be refreshments and raffle prizes. Students and alumni are encouraged to wear business attire.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Click here for more details


Wednesday, April 11

Interview an Alum
9:00 am-8:45 pm
Math/Psych 201

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE (1 of 1 for 4/11/18):

9:00 am-9:45 am
Tim O’Ferrall (`95 Interdisciplinary Studies)
Executive Director, The O’Ferrall Group

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bobby Lubaszewki (`10 English and History)
Marketing Coordinator, UMBC

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm (Virtual)*
Katelyn Niu (`05 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Owner, NIU Dentistry

8:00 pm - 8:45 pm (Virtual)*
Curtis Schickner (`12, Economics)
Technology Ventures, Exelon Corporation

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Tim O’Ferrall (95 Interdisciplinary Studies)
Tim has an in-depth knowledge of the region’s business culture and climate, with more than 15 years of experience in non-profit management, sales, marketing, publishing and public relations. He is the Co-Founder of the O'Ferrall Group, a Non-Profit firm.

Bobby Lubaszewski (`10, English and History)
I graduated from UMBC in 2010 as a double major (English and History). I then spent a year covering local sports for Patch.com before transitioning into marketing. I worked for a small digital marketing firm before coming back to UMBC in 2015.

Katelyn Niu, DDS (`05 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Dr. Niu is the founder of Niu Dentistry LLC, a family dental practice in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she earned a DDS and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.

Curtis Schickner (`12, Economics)
2012 graduate. Have worked for Constellation/Exelon since graduation. Spent 1 year in corporate finance, 2 years in pricing analytics for wholesale contracts, and the past 3 years in Constellation Technology Ventures, the VC arm of Exelon Corp 2012 graduate. Have worked for Constellation/Exelon since graduation. Spent 1 year in corporate finance, 2 years in pricing analytics for wholesale contracts, and the past 3 years in Constellation Technology Ventures, the VC arm of Exelon Corp

Study Abroad Experience and Professional Marketability
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

In today's globalized job market, more and more employers are hiring individuals with enhanced cross-cultural and language skills. No matter what your major is, a study abroad experience can make you more marketable. Learn how a summer, semester or academic year abroad can help enhance your professional marketability and internationalize your degree.

Panelists will include:

Libby Solomon, UMBC '16
Reporter, The Baltimore Sun
Studied/interned in Russia, Morocco, Lithuania

Caylie Zidwick, UMBC
Assistant Director of Study Abroad, UMBC
Studied/interned in France, Italy

Andres Garcia, UMBC '17
Operations Analyst, Morgan Stanley
Studied/interned in the Dominican Republic

Sara Masoudi, UMBC '18
Major in Computer Science
Studied/interned in Sweden

No RSVP is required!


*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Reverse Career Fair
12:30-3:30 pm
University Center Ballroom

Did you know that most employers are looking for skill sets learned not just in the classroom but through extracurricular activities?

Are you interested in showcasing your student organization to employers who value the skills your members are developing?

The Career Center invites student organizations to register for the Reverse Career Fair, April 11, 2018. Remove the stress of approaching employers; let them come to you. Each registered student organization will receive a table, and attending employers will be the ones walking around the fair. You will need at least 2 representatives at your assigned table throughout the fair. We ask that your table have a display, which could be a poster, signage, pamphlets or projects that represent your organization. (Examples of projects are good ice breakers, that allow you to talk about things you know and skills you used.)

The Career Center will also be holding a Best Booth Space Contest, with a $200 cash prize to be deposited in your organization's UMBC account.

This event is free but space is limited so early registration is recommended.
Register at http://careers2.umbc.edu/calendar/fairs/reverse2018.php

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Click here for more details


Thursday, April 12

Relocating for Internships & Jobs
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

If you love travel and adventure, you may be considering a far-away internship or job. Every semester, UMBC students pursue exciting career opportunities across the country and even across the globe. But how do you find these positions? How should you prepare, and what challenges might you face? Join the Career Center for a panel of students and local professionals who have been through the relocation process.

Panelists Include:

Lydia Grmai, UMBC '11, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dr. Grmai is a Meyerhoff alumna and serves on the Meyerhoff alumni board. While a student, she worked as a research assistant and sang with the Stilettos. After graduating from UMBC, Lydia moved to New York to attend NYU's School of Medicine where she completed her PhD in Molecular Pharmacology. In January, Dr. Grmai started her current position as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology in the Van Doren Lab.

Greg Foley, UMBC '08, Mechanical Engineering
After graduating UMBC, Greg was a Submarine Officer in the Navy serving in various locations including oversees. Currently, he serves as a Systems Engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Mr. Foley also completed his Master's Degree in Engineering Management at Old Dominion University.

Arielle-Cherie Paterson, Current Student in Computer Science.
Arielle-Cherie completed a summer research internship in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University studying Computer Vision in autonomous robots.

Kourtney Rutkowski, Current student in Mechanical Engineering.
Completed co-op experiences with GE Appliances, a Haier company located in Louisville, Kentucky along GE Power in Trevose, Pennsylvania. Kourtney also interned with BGE and Exelon Nuclear Energy.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Interview an Alum
4:00-8:45 pm
Math/Psych 201

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE (1 of 2 for 4/12/18):

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm (Virtual)*
Alexandria Volkening (`11 Mathematics)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm (Virtual)*
Shelley Bailey (`09 Mathematics, `10 Economic Policy Analysis)
Works at Social Security Administration

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm (Virtual)*
Brian Hodges (`07 Financial Economics)
Works for Constellation

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm (Virtual)*
Brian Hodges (`07 Financial Economics)
Works for Constellation

8:00 pm - 8:45 pm (Virtual)*
Andrea Thomson (`11 Economics and Political Science)
Works at Department of Budget and Management

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Alexandria Volkening (`11 Mathematics)
Postdoc at the Math Biosciences Institute; PhD in applied math, Brown University (2017) and BS in math, UMBC (2011). Happy to talk with students about grad school and STEM research. (For details, see https://people.mbi.ohio-state.edu/volkening.2/ ).

Shelley Bailey (`09 Mathematics, `10 Economic Policy Analysis)
I completed my BA in Math in 2009 and my masters in Economic Policy Analysis in 2010. I joined the Social Security Administration in 2010, starting my career in data analysis/research. I now work for executives in the policy area.

Brian Hodges (`07 Financial Economics)
2007 Graduate of UMBC with a BS degree in Financial Economics. Received my MA degree in Economic Policy Analysis in 2010. Been working at Constellation for ten years.

Andrea Thomson (`11 Economics and Political Science)
Andrea is an analyst at the Maryland Department of Budget and Management (DBM). In this role, she advises MD's budget secretary on policy and budget issues and comes up with ideas for improving the nuts and bolts processes of state government.

CAHSS Careers Conference
5:00-8:00 pm
University Center Ballroom

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and the Career Center are teaming up to present the first ever CAHSS Careers Conference!

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - register by April 5th
University Center Ballroom
Doors & Hors D'oeuvres: 5pm
Program: 5:30-7:45pm

This is a FREE conference is for all arts, humanities, and social science majors. Join us for an evening getting to know the value of your unique degree and the resources your college and career center have to offer you!

The evening will include the following elements:

SPECIAL WELCOME
Words from Associate Dean John Stolle-McAllister will kick-off the evening.

WORKSHOP
Learn how to speak about the strengths of your degree.

EMPLOYER PANEL
Employers looking for your special skillsets will join us to answer your career-related questions.

Elizabeth Campbell, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Prometric
Jonalyne Walker, Human Resources Manager, Mindgrub
Jaleel Johnson, Strategic Recruiter, Peace Corps
Kara Wolfe, Compliance Division, Morgan Stanley

DESSERT BREAK
Enjoy some desserts and chat it up with your fellow CAHSS classmates, attending alumni and employers, or your hosts - Career Center and CAHSS staff.

ALUMNI STORIES
Hear stories from CAHSS alumni about the unique career paths their degree has taken them on.

Jay Nwachu
Director of Development and Communications at Baltimore Corps
BS in Applied Psychology, '03

Laura Bartock
Program Associate at RESOLVE
BA in Environmental Science and MCS, '13

Dr. Jessica Young
Assistant Professor of Health Studies at American University
BA in Political Science, '08

Eli Eisenberg
President
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, '86


RESOURCES & RAFFLE
We'll finish off the night by arming you with some awesome resources for CAHSS students and raffling off some special prizes!

This will be an evening you will not want to miss! Be sure to register by Thursday, April 5th at http://careermonth.umbc.edu/cahss/

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Click here for more details

Interview an Alum
7:00-7:45 pm

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE (2 of 2 for 4/12/18):

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm (Virtual)*
Katelyn Niu (`05 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Owner, NIU Dentistry

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Katelyn Niu, DDS (`05 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Dr. Niu is the founder of Niu Dentistry LLC, a family dental practice in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she earned a DDS and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.


Friday, April 13

On the Road: Medifast, Inc.
8:30 am-1:00 pm
Off-Campus

INSTEAD OF BRINGING THE COMPANY TO CAMPUS, WE’RE TAKING YOU TO THE COMPANY!

Join the Career Center on an employer visit to Medifast, Inc., a leading food science company based in Owings Mills, MD.

EVENT DATE: Friday, April 13th

MEET AT: Administration Drive Circle, behind the Retriever Activities Center (RAC)

DEPARTURE TIME: 8:45 am SHARP

RETURN TIME: approximately 1:00 pm

AGENDA:
The agenda will include a tour the Production floor, Product and Development, and Quality Assurance laboratories.

ATTIRE/DRESS:

Medifast is a food manufacturing facility; they adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP):

- Business casual
- Closed toe shoes
- No jewelry
- No chewing gum/eating
- No cell phones permitted in the plant
- Hair nets, beard nets, and lab coats (supplied)

MAJORS:
Chemistry, Biology, BTA, Computer Science, Finance, IT (Undergraduate/Graduate)

REGISTRATION:

Log on to UMBCworks and select “Events”. Search “Info Sessions” for the On the Road to Medifast. You will receive confirmation of your registration prior to the trip date. Space is limited, so register early!

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you do not attend this event and have not canceled your reservation, your student account will be charged $25 to cover expenses incurred by the Career Center.

QUESTIONS? Email Susan Hindle at shindle@umbc.edu

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Interview an Alum
9:00 am-3:45 pm
Math/Psych 201

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE (1 of 2 for 4/13/18):

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Bobby Lubaszewki (`10, English and History)
Marketing Coordinator, UMBC

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Matthew Jeffries (`10 Mechanical Engineering, `11 Systems Engineering)
Works at DoD as a Systems Engineer

12 noon – 12:45 pm
Zozscha Bomhardt (‘93 Mechanical Engineering)
Service Program Manager, GE Healthcare

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Zozscha Bomhardt (‘93 Mechanical Engineering)
Service Program Manager, GE Healthcare

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Zozscha Bomhardt (‘93 Mechanical Engineering)
Service Program Manager, GE Healthcare

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Mike Adelstein (`96 Biochemistry)
President and CEO, Potomac Photonics

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Bobby Lubaszewski (`10, English and History)
I graduated from UMBC in 2010 as a double major (English and History). I then spent a year covering local sports for Patch.com before transitioning into marketing. I worked for a small digital marketing firm before coming back to UMBC in 2015.

Matthew Jeffries (`10 Mechanical Engineering, `11 Systems Engineering)
I earned my B.S. in mechanical engineering and my M.S. in systems engineering. I'm currently employed with the DoD as a Systems Engineer.

Zozscha Bomhardt (`93 Mechanical Engineering)
Zozscha Bomhardt is the Service Program Manager at GE Healthcare. She is responsible for managing the service contract for all imaging equipment at the Anne Arundel Healthcare and Bayhealth accounts. Zozscha has been at GE Healthcare for 10 years.

Mike Adelstein (96 Biochemistry)
Mike Adelstein believes that the only way to revive manufacturing is through innovation and education. Under his leadership, Potomac Photonics has become a hub of innovation and technology.

Interview an Alum
9:00 am-3:45 pm
Math/Psych 201

INTERVIEW AN ALUM

These 45-minute informational interviews are meetings in which you “interview” a professional in your area of interest. Your primary goal is to learn about this person’s career field and his or her background and experiences. You can also ask questions about how to become a competitive candidate in this field.

SCHEDULE (2 of 2 for 4/13/18):

9:00 am-9:45 am
Kevin Yang (`07 Computer Science, Financial Economics)
Vice President, T. Rowe Price

10:00 am-10:45 am
Kevin Yang (`07 Computer Science, Financial Economics)
Vice President, T. Rowe Price

11:00 am-11:45 am
Kevin Yang (`07 Computer Science, Financial Economics)
Vice President, T. Rowe Price

1:00 pm-1:45 pm
Alison Albin (` Mathematics)
Data Scientist

3:00 pm-3:45 pm
Robert Albin (`08 Applied Physics, `11 Systems Engineering)
Northrup Grumman Mission Systems

Timeslots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. See detailed information about participating alumni below.

*Contact information for the student and alum participating in a virtual interview will be exchanged to set up logistics for the connection (phone, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)

An informational interview is a great way to expand your network by establishing a good connection with your interviewee. Some good reasons to conduct informational interviews:

- To get an insider’s perspective on a potential career path.
- To get valuable tips about how to gain entry into this field.
- To enlarge your circle of expert contacts in the area. (Remember, it’s often who you know that gets you the job.)
- To learn about a particular organization, how you might fit in and the employer’s challenges and needs.

Please see additional information about Information Interviews and how to prepare on our website:
https://careers.umbc.edu/students/network/informational-interviews/

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Kevin Yang (`07 Computer Science, Financial Economics)
Kevin is the founder of KRY Properties LLC, a real estate investment firm based in Ellicott City, Maryland. He was previously a Vice President of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. where he worked as an investment analyst in the Asset Allocation Group.

Alison Albin (` Mathematics)
Data scientist in local industry specializing in cyber operations, network defense, and information security.

Robert Albin (`08 Applied Physics, ’11 Systems Engineering)
Engineer for local industry specializing in algorithms and signal processing design/implementation. B.S. Applied Physics (UMBC), M.S. Systems Engineering (UMBC), P.M.C. Electrical Engineering (JHU).


Monday, April 16

Evaluating Job Offers
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

All your hard work here at UMBC is about to pay off! You've finally landed that dream job, but how do you know whether the offer is a fair one? Come to this lunchtime seminar to learn how to evaluate an offer with clarity and confidence!

Given the abundance of information about accepting job offers, it can be overwhelming for even seasoned professional to know how to do manage this with confidence; it is a delicate stage and you don't want to risk making a critical mistake.

Come listen to the following presenter share his wealth of experience from the employer's perspective regarding evaluating offers so you can navigate this stage like a pro!

Presented by:
Joel Oppenheimer, PE
Vice President
STV Incorporated

RSVP is not required!

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Tuesday, April 17

Standing Out in the Crowd: Successful Intern to Full-Time Offer
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

You've impressed your employer and landed a killer internship! NOW what? Don't miss this opportunity to learn from our panelists how to WOW your employer and turn this internship into a full-time offer!

Dustin Saunders, Software Engineer, Sofiac
Computer Science, 2015

Dimitri Djiki, Production Supervisor, W.R. Grace
Chemical Engineering, 2017

Lauren Stumme, Medical Assistant, Gastro Associates
Biological Sciences, 2017

Reagan Huber, Investment Fellow, T. Rowe Price
Mathematics, 2018

Samantha Turskey, Computer Programmer, Johns Hopkins APL
Computer Science, 2018

Todd Cox, Business Management Analyst, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Financial Economics, 2018

No RSVP required!


*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Wednesday, April 18

UMBC Connects: Employers in the Humanities and Social Sciences
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Commons: Main Street

This is your chance to get up close and personal to recruiters from Employers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to learn about career opportunities. Organizations that will be attending this event include:

Art With A Heart
Way Station, Inc.
Montgomery County Police Department
Verbal Beginnings
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
The Literacy Lab
Code in the Schools
Work Opportunities Unlimited
Social Security Administration
Partnership Development Group
International Rescue Committee
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Providence Center Inc
Beltway Companies
Columbia Academy
The Webb Group Inc Educational Learning Center
Volunteer Maryland
Baltimore Corps
Office of Health Promotion
Children Achieving Maximum Potential
Pulse Medical Transportation
Trellis Services

The UMBC Connects series offers students and alumni the opportunity to meet with recruiters from companies and government agencies that are interested in recruiting UMBC talent. This is your opportunity to interact with individuals that may be able to land you that perfect internship or job.

Come when you are able, there is no need to stay for the entire event. Program details will be announced as date approaches.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Employers in the Humanities and Social Sciences is looking to hire students in the following majors:

  • All Majors
  • Africana Studies
  • Aging Services
  • American Studies
  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Dance
  • Design
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Intermedia & Digital Arts
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Music
  • Music
  • American Contemporary
  • Photography
  • Policy Science
  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Applied Developmental
  • Psychology
  • Human Services
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing: Creative

Entrepreneur Panel
12:00-1:00 pm
University Center 312

Join us to learn the myths and realities about starting your own business. Co-sponsored by the Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and the Career Center, The Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Entrepreneurship Lecture panel discussion will feature UMBC alumni.

Steve Chu ‘12, Chef & Co-Owner of Ekiben B.A. Economics, UMBC

With over a decade of restaurant experience spanning different cuisines and restaurants, Steve has brought a unique and exciting buzz to Charm City. He started off his career humbly working at his family restaurant. After graduating with a degree in Economics, he continued his career path by working in highly acclaimed restaurants such as Petit Louis and Kinshop. The restaurant has garnered high praise from both local and national publications such as the Baltimore Sun, Eater, Travel and Leisure Magazine, and more.

Cameron McDonald ‘16 Co-Founder & COO at Diamond Hook Media, B.A. Psychology, Entrepreneurship Minor, UMBC

Cameron knew he was destined to build something of his own one day. He worked at several tech startups during his time at UMBC, ultimately graduating and accepting a role as the 7th employee at a small startup called Fixt. After leading the sales efforts at Fixt for a year, Cameron left to start Diamond Hook Media with two of his closest friends. Over the past 6 months, DHM has grown from a team of 3 to a team of 8 and they now work with over a dozen regional and national brands, non-profits, and political campaigns.

Katelyn Niu ’05, Founder & Dentist at Niu Dentistry, B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMBC DDS/Ph.D, University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Dr. Niu worked as an associate dentist for two years after completing the DDS/Ph.D program. In 2015, she started Niu Dentistry to combine her passion for health care and her interest in business. Niu Dentistry is a family dental practice dedicated to providing quality care to patients of all ages. Dr. Niu and her team of five professionals take great pride in caring for the dental health of the Anne Arundel County community

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Thursday, April 19

LGBTQ+ in the Workplace
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

In this interactive panel discussion, alumni will discuss being "out" and the role of sexual orientation and identity in the workplace. They will also offer strategies for career success while embracing diversity.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Dining Etiquette Dinner
5:30-8:00 pm
Skylight Room, The Commons

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://careermonth.umbc.edu/dining/

Which fork do I use? What if I spill on myself? How do I give a good handshake? Find answers to all of these questions and more while attending our annual program promoting good business manners and networking skills. This is your opportunity to learn what it takes to make a great first impression and to navigate a formal dinner with style. Seating for this dinner is limited and you must preregister here. A confirmation email with specific event details will be sent to registrants prior to the program.

For additional details, contact Sue Plitt, plitt@umbc.edu, 410.455.2340, or stop by Math/Psych 201

Please Note: By registering and not attending, you are preventing another UMBC student/alumnus from participating and causing the Career Center to incur monetary expenses as the sponsor of this event. Cancellations must be sent to Sue Plitt (plitt@umbc.edu) by 5 PM Thursday, April 12, 2018, or your UMBC student account will be charged a fee of $25 to cover the financial costs incurred.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Friday, April 20

On the Road: Transamerica
9:00 am-1:30 pm
Off-Campus

INSTEAD OF BRINGING THE COMPANIES TO CAMPUS, WE’RE TAKING YOU TO THE COMPANY!

Join Career Center staff as we take you out to visit Transamerica in Baltimore, MD. Take a tour of the facility, hear from employees including UMBC alums, and network during lunch!

DATE: Friday, April 20th
TIME: Meet at Administration Circle at 9:00am for the bus; Return to UMBC by 1:30pm

MAJORS: Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, and Financial Economics

Working at Transamerica is more than a job. We're a lifeline to families in times of need. We help people retire with grace and dignity. We help people sleep easier, knowing that they're ready for whatever comes. In short, it's work that matters. You can expect work here to be both challenging and rewarding. We believe in balancing work and life, giving employees opportunities to develop talents and abilities, and giving back to the community with paid time off for volunteer service. Learn more about Transamerica and the intern and full-time opportunities the company offers.

Please dress professionally (business casual is acceptable).

TRANSPORTATION:
Transportation is provided, but an RSVP is required. You will receive confirmation of your registration prior to the trip date. Space is limited, so register early! You may register under the events tab in UMBCworks. Click on “Events” and then search “Info Sessions”

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Transamerica is looking to hire students in the following majors:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics


Monday, April 23

Women in the Workforce
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Hear from a panel of women in the workforce as they discuss challenges and successes they’ve observed in their careers. Panelists include:

Kisha Fields Powell (`03 Political Science)
Vice President, Integrity Title and Escrow Company

Jonalyne Andres Walker (`05 Psychology)
HR Manager, Mindgrub Technologies

Wafa Raja ('16 Information Systems)
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Dawn Biedenkapp (`03 Economics)
Vice President, Morgan Stanley - Legal and Compliance

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Returning Women Students Networking Spectacular
4:00-6:00 pm
Skylight Room, The Commons

This networking event connects returning women students (undergraduate students 25 years and older) with UMBC faculty, staff, alumni, and industry professionals in a real-life speed networking situation. Practice your personal elevator speech, talk about your strengths, and get advice from professionals in your field. Pre-registration for this event is required.

Students, please register: http://careermonth.umbc.edu/women/student.html
Volunteers, please register: http://careermonth.umbc.edu/women/volunteer.html

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Tuesday, April 24

Finding Community in the Workplace
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

For many of us, being involved on campus is one of the great pleasures of UMBC life. Whether it be through service learning, Greek life, or other campus organizations, theses affinity groups help support students with common interests and goals connect with one another.


Just like at college, many organizations help support and/or sponsor various affinity groups within their own places of work. Join us for this discussion on what it means to stay connected, and how to get started with affinity groups.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Arts with a Purpose
5:00-8:00 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Several local employers and professionals will be invited to talk about how they've built successful, meaningful careers in arts-related industries. The evening will include a panel followed by informal networking, held in our beautiful library gallery.

This event is designed specifically for arts majors, including visual arts, graphic design, cinematic arts, film/video, theatre, dance, and music. Don't forget, the best opportunities often come from personal connections--especially in the arts. This event provides a special chance to meet potential mentors in your industry.

The list of registered employers can be found at https://careers.umbc.edu/arts/

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

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Wednesday, April 25

Security Clearance Process
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Federal and private sector jobs that involve access to sensitive information often require a security clearance. You may have heard stories from friends about the long security clearance process...the thought of which can be quite intimidating! Representatives from the NSA will help to debunk the myths circulating about the security process and present you with the facts!

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Thursday, April 26

International Identities in the Workplace
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Join the Mosaic Center, Career Center, and the Office of International Education Services for a workshop focusing on international experiences in the U.S. job force. Geared towards International students, topics will include how to market your unique international identity in the workplace, interview tips and business etiquette in American culture, and workplace discrimination. A few current UMBC international students who have been interning in the US for multiple semesters will also share their experiences and insights.

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.


Friday, April 27

On the Road: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
8:30 am-1:00 pm
Off-Campus

INSTEAD OF BRINGING THE COMPANY TO CAMPUS, WE’RE TAKING YOU TO THE COMPANY!

Join Career Center staff as we take you to visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay in the United States. For more than 50 years, the CBF has fought vigilantly for healthy rivers, clean streams, and a saved Chesapeake Bay.

The day's agenda will include an overview of available internships and the application process, the opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast and network with CBF team members, a panel discussion including staff members from all of the departments within the CBF, and a tour of their facility, the Philip Merrill Environmental Center which is the world's first LEED Platinum building.

Please dress professionally (business casual is acceptable).

TRANSPORTATION:

Transportation is provided, but an RSVP is required. You will receive confirmation of your registration prior to the trip date. Space is limited, so register early! You may register under the events tab in UMBCworks. Click on “Events” and then search “Info Sessions”

*If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation is looking to hire students in the following majors:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology Education
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Psychology
  • Undecided