FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Find answers to some of our Center's most common questions.
Find answers to some of our Center's most common questions.
You can access Careers4Terps from every page of our website via the link on the top left corner. From there, you will use your UMD Directory ID and password (that you use for other campus functions) to log into the system. If after attempting this you still experience difficulty, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-314-7225.
Login to your Careers4Terps account and click on the Calendar tab in the upper right, then under Approved Appointments, you have the option to Cancel or Reschedule your appointment.
Please contact us at email@example.com or 301-314-7225.
No. However, student organizations have arranged to attend presentations in our Center as a group. If you plan to attend as part of a large group, make sure as many of you RSVP as possible so we know to expect you.
Fill out this form to begin receiving the monthly mailer.
University of Maryland students can create an account in FOCUS 2 by using the access code (password): goterps
Contact Michelle Lopez-Mullins, PR & Marketing Coordinator, with your full name, the topic and deadline for your assignment, and preferred method of contact.
We offer a variety of options for employers to connect with campus and engage our Talented Terps. Learn more here.
Employers can host events or information session on campus to connect with students and share more about opportunities. Information about hosting events is available here. Once we receive your request, a member of our Employer Relations team will follow-up.
We ask recruiters to be mindful of the pressure students often find themselves in to make early decisions regarding where to begin their careers. As a result, we ask that students be provided with a reasonable amount of time to make employment-related decisions, generally equating to three weeks, from the date the offer is made.
Our Graduation Survey is a great source of information about recent graduates and includes information by school on where students are working, average salaries and location preferences.
UMD has over 800 student organizations on campus. A great place to begin is with OrgSync, the hub for University-approved student organizations. There are also a number of student organizations that are run through academic departments and specific colleges. A member of the Employer Relations team would be happy to provide you with additional information.
You can log into your Careers4Terps account and update your job posting under the “Job Posting” tab. You will be able to edit content or adjust the posting deadline.
The Center does provide access to resume books for employers who have an account within Careers4Terps and an active position description posted. Request access to resume books via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Third-Party Recruiters will not be provided resume book access.
You can log into your Careers4Terps account and update your information under the “Account” tab. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
During the 2014-2015 school year, there were over 19,000 active student and alumni users of the Careers4Terps system. Our May 2014 Senior Survey also noted that 21% of students entering the workforce cited our Careers4Terps system as the source of the job opportunity they ultimately pursued.
The University Career Center has partnered with QuadJobs, an online platform that connects college students to flexible, part-time jobs.
QuadJobs is the central portal for individuals and local businesses in the communities surrounding UMD to post short-term, one-time and temporary jobs. The types of jobs best suited for QuadJobs include, but are not limited to: childcare, dog-walking, tutoring, house work, administrative support and many more!
For details regarding policies and use of the platform, view QuadJobs FAQs.
If you have questions or need assistance with the platform, contact QuadJobs.
Register and post positions, free of charge, on our Careers4Terps, job/internship database. Learn more and register here.
There is no cost associated with participating in our On-Campus Interview program. As a service to all employers who host interviews, we provide parking, lunch and wireless access.
The Center strongly encourages employers to provide feedback about students throughout the course of an interview process. This is in part because the Center enforces the importance of a professional approach by all students who participate. As a result, any behavior contrary to such will result in loss of privileges to the Careers4Terps system and require the student to meet with a staff member prior to reinstatement.
The University of Maryland hosts a variety or large and boutique fairs each year. See the information about all our upcoming fairs here.
Our monthly departmental mailer consists of relevant promotional posters showcasing upcoming University Career Center & The President's Promise events. All faculty and staff and welcome to sign up to receive this mailer, free of charge. You can expect 5-8 mailers per calendar year. We hope that you will display the posters in areas where they are most visible to students. To sign up for this on-campus mailer, click here.
If you no longer wish to receive our monthly Departmental Mailer or are replacing someone else who was receiving it in your department, please visit go.umd.edu/UCCDM to update mailing information.
The annual Graduation Survey Report presents first-destination outcomes of bachelor degree recipients according to college affiliation. Internal reports are generated for large enrollment majors. Depending on the enrollment in the program it may be possible to pair outcome data with former participants. Requests should be made to Kelley Bishop, Director.
Faculty may request a standard or customized in-class workshop, or a short 5 to 10-minute introduction to the resources offered through the Center. The Center will also help design a career-focused assignment relevant to course content that may be integrated into the syllabus. To place a request contact Kelley Bishop, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.314.7236.
Most students start a summer internship search in the spring of sophomore year, but a growing number of employers recruit summer interns during the fall semester. Some employers are open to first year students as well. See https://careers.umd.edu/students/internships/find-internship or contact Erica Ely at email@example.com.
Yes. The Center has a wealth of resources to help students connect majors to career paths. See https://careers.umd.edu/students/choose-your-career/majors-career-profiles. Students may also elect to meet with a career advisor for assistance with the decision-making process: https://careers.umd.edu/request-appointment.
Yes. Students may apply for a Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship which awards students need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships: https://careers.umd.edu/students/maximize-your-internship/internship-scholarships