Searching for a full-time post-graduation job seems like a full-time job in itself. 

Talking with employers can be intimidating at first. But it shouldn’t be! Informational interviews have been a great way for me to connect with employers. 

Written by Rachael O'Meara, Peer Career Educator

Growing up, I believed the only way to save lives through healthcare was by becoming a doctor and treating patients.

Some of the biggest benefits of your Careers4Terps account in less than five minutes.

I used to feel intimidated while job and internship searching because of the amount of resources I would have to sort through. As a transfer student, my first semester at UMD was full of scavenger hunts and mind games of how to navigate adulthood and the campus. I transferred as a junior and immediately thought I was behind at planning and internship searching. After what seemed like my one hundred and  fifth attempt at finding a spring internship, I walked into the University Career Center and Ms. Erica Ely saved me.

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships. If you're an undergraduate student who has secured an unpaid summer 2017 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency, you are eligible to apply!  This semester's deadline falls on April 24 at 5 p.m. (not midnight!).

More often than not, first years don't visit the Center because they believe they don't have enough experience to make a sufficient resume. That doesn't matter!

When you’re all done relaxing and recharging this break, tackling some (or all) the items on this list is bound to help you get ahead of the game for your job search. 

1. Work on your resume. No, it’s less fun than waiting for the marshmallows to melt in your hot chocolate, but if you can get over this hurdle you’re doing your future self a huge favor.