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Wednesday, March 29

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.
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.

Employers attending this event are:
National Institutes of Health
Institute for Genome Sciences (UMB)
Canton Chem Inc.
greeNEWit
WR Grace
Peace Corps
Maryland Public Heath Laboratory
JHU/APL
The National Institutes of Health
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute
U.S. Navy
Home Land Septic Consulting


Tuesday, April 4

Measure by Moments, Not by Miles: Careers Impacted by an Aging Population
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.

Panelists include:

Michael Novotny, Claims Manager - Liberty Mutual Insurance
Augusta Osefoh, Clinical Operations Coordinator - Erickson Advantage
Michael Faedar, Account Manager - It's Never 2 Late
Nate Ebelein, UMBC Students - Erickson School
Ashley Johnson, Member Care Coordinator - Partners in Care
Molly Legrand Health Policy Analyst- Maryland Medicaid

Moderator: Gary Hibbs, Executive Director, Riderwood Erickson Living

Journey to the Top: Spring Into Leadership
6:00-8:00 pm
University Center Ballroom

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Registration link will be added as date approaches

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.

6:15-6:30 Check-in and Refreshments, UC 3rd floor
6:30-7:00 Networking Activity
7:10-7:30 Keynote Speaker
7:30-7:45 Discussion/Q&A
7:45-8:00 Wrap-Up & Evaluations


Sponsored by CWIT


Wednesday, April 5

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 multiple Employers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to learn about career opportunities.
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.

Employers that will attending this event are:
Celebree Learning Centers
International Rescue Committee
Way Station, Inc
Travelers
The Webb Group Inc. , Educational Learning Center
Urban Teachers
Children Achieving Maximum Potential, Inc.
Columbia Academy
Volunteer Maryland
Peace Corps
The Choice Program
World Trade Center Institute
Baltimore CASH Campaign
Montgomery County Police Department
Art With A Heart
Schreiber Translations, Inc.
FutureCare Health & Management Corp
Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Greater Balt Urban League
The Coordinating Center

Building Your Professional Network
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

It's not what you know, but who you know!" Hear from a panel of young alumni who have leveraged their personal, social, and professional networks into success on the job as a recent grad. Learn more about how to create a flourishing network that could help get your foot in the door when you need it most. Aren't sure where to start? Bring your own questions, as the session will be open for Q&A.

Panelists Include:

Stephanie Swords '04 Psychology, M.A. '08 Sociology
Program Director, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Saqib Ashraf '13 Chemical Engineering
Commercial Sales Engineer, Carrier Corporation

Shreya Thanki '15 Financial Economics
International Accounting Analyst, Northrop Grumman

Katie Hirsch '04 Computer Science
Software Engineer, Tenable Network Security

Poulomi Banerjee '16 Health Administration & Policy
Student Affairs Program Assistant, UMBC

The Long Haul: 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 Career Services and PROMISE AGEP. It is free of charge and includes networking with great agencies and a free dinner.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED at http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/46039.

List of participating companies available at http://careers2.umbc.edu/calendar/careerpathgrad.php

Click here for more details


Thursday, April 6

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. Panelists include:

Rachel Crane: Librarian Assistant I/ Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Assistant
Bachelor of Social Work: Spring 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology: Spring 2016
Master's in Applied Sociology (Pending): Spring 2018

Jonathan Law
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology: Spring 2011
HUBS Social Worker

Juliette Seymour: Employment Specialist
Bachelors of Arts in Media Communications Studies: Spring 2014
Bachelors of Arts in Gender and Women's Studies: Spring 2014


Friday, April 7

On the Road: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
8:30 am-3:30 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 the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Take a tour of the facility and hear about internship and future career opportunities.
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”


Tuesday, April 11

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 include:

Moderator: Brian Souders, Ph.D., Interim Director of International Education Services

Coast to Coast: Sweeten Up Your Network: Alumni-Student Networking Event
5:30-8:00 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. See the list of participating alumni at http://careermonth.umbc.edu/network/.
Please RSVP in UMBCworks.

Alumni:
What do you wish you had known about life after college while you were still a student? Join SAA for a networking event and give back to UMBC. Get to know some current students while offering them useful life advice and helping them to polish their networking skills. Alumni are invited to share their experiences and give students a realistic picture of their respective fields. To attend and volunteer to participate, please RSVP through the Alumni Association website (http://alumni.umbc.edu/careermonth).

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

Click here for more details


Wednesday, April 12

Go the Distance: 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!

Panelists include UMBC alumni: Connor Michel, William Renderos, and Teresa Briscoe

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 organization leaders to register for the Reverse Career Fair, April 12, 2017. 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.

To Register go to:
http://careers2.umbc.edu/calendar/fairs/reverse.php


Thursday, April 13

Career - Fit
6:00-8:00 pm
Skylight Room, The Commons

This seminar encourages freshman and sophomore UMBC varsity athletes to learn how they can take an assertive role in their personal career development by utilizing services offered by the Career Center, assuming leadership roles on campus, and developing valuable transferable skills through their athletic experiences. Join current and former UMBC athletes to learn how they have applied skills learned on and off the field during internship opportunities and their full-time careers.


Friday, April 14

On the Road: 14 West, An Agora Company
8:30 am-3:30 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 14 West, an Agora Company. Take a tour of the facility and hear about internship and future career opportunities.
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”


Monday, April 17

Stretch Your Legs: 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:

Lee Van Iderstine, UMBC '07, Interdisciplinary Studies (Health and Social Sciences). Past employers include Violet Organization, the International Rescue Committee, and Africa 180. She completed her master's at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Brian Hildebrandt, UMBC '04, Philosophy. Currently works at the Office of the Inspector General in the Dept. of Health & Human Services, and in the past has worked for Lockheed Martin and New Jersey Courts. Earned his J.D. at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Hector Barrera, Current Student in Financial Economics. Completed a summer co-op in New York City with Nielsen.

Kevin Boenning, Current Student in Engineering. Completed a fall co-op in Louisville, Kentucky with General Electric.


Friday, April 21

On the Road: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Off-Campus

Carderock is the full-spectrum research and development, test and evaluation, engineering, and Fleet support organization for the Navy's ships, submarine, military watercraft, and unmanned vehicles with insight into new concepts and technologies for the Navy Fleet of the 21st Century.

The Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center is located in Potomac, Maryland and consists of approximately 3,200 scientists, engineers and support personnel working in more than 40 disciplines ranging from fundamental science to applied/in-service engineering. Carderock's Headquarters is located in West Bethesda, Maryland. The Division also conducts research and development at several remote sites across the United States.
As a major component and field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Carderock Division provides cradle-to-grave support for its technical products over a wide range of scientific areas related to surface and undersea platforms. The Division addresses the full spectrum of applied maritime science and technology, from the theoretical and conceptual beginnings, through design and acquisition, to implementation and follow-on engineering. This includes all technical aspects of improving the performance of ships, submarines, military water craft, and unmanned vehicles, as well as research for military logistics systems. In addition, the Division is uniquely chartered by the U.S. Congress to support maritime industry.

The facility specializes in: Environmental Quality Systems; Hull Forms & Propulsors; Ship Design & Integration; Signatures; Silencing Systems; Structures and Materials; and Susceptibility.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock is looking to hire students in the following majors:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics


Monday, April 24

All Who Wander and Are Not Lost: Grad School 101 Panel
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons 331

Grad School 101 Panel:
Monday, April 24, 12 noon to 1:00 pm.
Commons 331
What’s the fasted route to graduate school?
A panel of expert graduate students will discuss:
• How to successfully negotiate the graduate school application process
• Expectations of a graduate students
• Personal statement tips
• Selecting a graduate program that will put you on the road to success.
Panelists:
Lee Alali-Interdisciplinary Studies: Health and Social Sciences, 2007; MPH
Saqib Ashraf-Chem Eng. 2013, LEED® Green Associate
Onimi Jademi- Information Systems, Ph.D. , UMBC Graduate Student
Tahira C Mahdi- Psychology, Human Services, Ph.D., UMBC Graduate Student
Arooj Rana '06, Psychology, M.P.P. '16, Public Policy
Kartik Temburnikar-Chem-BS and Ph.D., Postdoc fellow at Hopkins School of Medicine


Tuesday, April 25

All You Need is a Full Tank of Gas and Good Friends: 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.

Panel Member include:
Brian Whippo, Vice President, Operations, Morgan Stanley
Affinity Group: Pride and Ally (LGBTQ @ Ally Networking Group)

Emily Brown, Cyber Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Affinity Group: Asian American Heritage Club & Society of Women Engineers

Miguel Calderon, Business Analyst, McCormick & Company
Affinity Group: Sabor Latino (SaLa)

Lisa Gray, Assistant Dir. of Student Life, Diversity, UMBC
Affinity Group: Staff of Color Network

Arts with a Purpose: Create Your Career
6:00-8:00 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.

A list of attending employers is available at http://careers2.umbc.edu/calendar/arts2017.php

Questions? Contact us by e-mail:

Kacie Lawrence (klawrence@umbc.edu)
Caroline Bodnar (carolc@umbc.edu)

Click here for more details


Wednesday, April 26

21st Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day
9:30 am-3:30 pm
University Center Ballroom

Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) features research, scholarship, and creative work carried out by UMBC undergraduates. Student work is shared through oral presentations, posters, artistic exhibits and performances, and film.

This campus celebration of achievement affirms UMBC’s commitment to the twin goals of research and a distinctive undergraduate experience.

All current undergraduates who have conducted research, scholarship or creative work in the last year may apply to present their results at URCAD. Mentors, fellow students, friends, family members, high school teachers and students, graduate school recruiters, and the general public are invited to attend.

For more info, go to: http://ur.umbc.edu/urcad/