FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to some of our Center's most common questions.

Careers4Terps

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 ucc-studenthelp@umd.edu or 301-314-4225.

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 ucc-studenthelp@umd.edu or 301-314-7225.

Request for Space

The Center can provide a quiet interview room for students seeking to host a phone or skype interview. Please contact our Center at ucc-studenthelp@umd.edu or 301-314-4225 to inquire about availability.

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.

Resources

Yes! Find majors and career profiles here. Check out Where do Terps Go to learn about career paths and jobs of UMD Alumni.

Find resume information here and cover letter information here.

University of Maryland students can create an account in FOCUS 2 by using the access code (password): goterps

Media & Class Assignments

Contact Michelle Lopez-Mullins, PR & Marketing Coordinator, with your full name, the topic and deadline for your assignment, and preferred method of contact.

Recruiting

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. 

About UMD/Students

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. 

Careers4Terps

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 ucc-recruiting@umd.edu. 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 ucc-recruiting@umd.edu

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. 

Short-term, local, part-time job

Our QuickBucks listserv which allows individuals and small businesses to advertise opportunities for students to earn money for opportunities such as babysitting, yardwork, dog-walking, administrative tasks, etc. Learn more and submit an job announcement by emailing ucc-quickbucks@umd.edu.

Full-time job or internship

Register and post positions, free of charge, on our Careers4Terps, job/internship database. Learn more and register here.

On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

We utilize the Careers4Terps system to conduct the entire On-Campus Interview program. For step-by-step instructions on the process, click 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.

Our Center offers a variety of ways for students to prepare for interviews, ranging from in-person and virtual mock interviews to workshops and written pieces in our Terp Guide.

Career Fairs

The University of Maryland hosts a variety or large and boutique fairs each year. See the information about all our upcoming fairs here.

Historical data about past fair participation is available here (hyperlink needed).

Resources for You

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 email mlopezmu@umd.edu and use RE: Monthly Departmental Mailer Change as the subject line.

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.

Outreach to Classrooms

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 Becky Weir, Assistant Director at rweir@umd.edu or 301.314.7243.

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Student Support

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 eely@umd.edu.

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