Career Shuttles are group site visits to employers in the greater Washington DC area.  A chartered UMD bus takes students to companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, studios, and other places of employment typically not represented in on-campus career fairs.  Visits include site tours, conversations with alumni working in the organization, and in-depth information about internship or entry-level hiring.

Seats on the shuttle are limited and our non-show policy is strictly enforced. 


Career Shuttle: Wolf Trap 
Friday, September 8th • 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Career Shuttle: Cornerstone Montgomery 
Friday, October 6th • 10:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Career Shuttle: National Geographic 
Tuesday, October 10th • 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Career Shuttle: Mary's Center 
Friday, October 27th • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


“This was a very informative experience and gave me insight into a possible field of interest for me. I hope there are more trips like this to come!”– Student Career Shuttle to Planned Parenthood

“Meeting people in the organization and getting my name out there really made me happy. I'm certain that I want to work with CBF in the future and now I have really great things to talk about in an interview and the personal contact info of the HR team” – Student Career Shuttle to The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

“I got to see what working in the field was really like, which is an invaluable experience. As a freshman, this opportunity has really made me think about what I want to do with my degree or how I want to purse my future: – Student Career Shuttle to the OCME

“I expected to receive valuable information about what employers are searching for when they recruit, but I found more than that on my trip. I discovered a position that I’m eligible for and learned about how that position can help me start a career from potential employers. That’s something I wouldn’t have access to if I didn’t visit the organization in person” – Student Career Shuttle to Agora

“Great reminder of the importance of transferable skills. The CEO majored in philosophy at UMD and had limited business experience, but took advantage of skills he’d learned – critical thinking and networking to build a career based on his interests” – Student Career Shuttle to DiamondRock Hospitality

“This trip has inspired me to work hard and give my full time and effort to the thing I feel passionate about. All the panelists’ stories had one thing in common: believe in yourself, work hard and good things will come. It was really inspiring to get to know how people think and work at a company like Google” – Student Career Shuttle to Google

“It’s really great to hear about all the different roles involved in the running of a museum. It’s wonderful to be able to see how it works on the inside, especially since it’s a partner of the university! I’m definitely going to apply for an internship and recommend it to my friends” – Student Career Shuttle to the Phillips Collection


  • Agora
  • American Red Cross 
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Labs p.m. 
  • Capitol Hill 
  • Chemonics
  • Children's National Medical Center 
  • DiamondRock Hospitality
  • Equinox Fitness
  • FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition  
  • Francie Hester’s Art Studio
  • Google, DC
  • Institute for Defense Analyses, Science and Technology Policy Institute 
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Office of Communications/Writing Branch) 
  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)
  • Olney Theatre Center 
  • Personal Genome Diagnostics
  • Prince George's County Police Department 
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 
  • Smithsonian National Zoo
  • Target Investigations Center U.S. Department of State 
  • The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 
  • The Phillips Collection
  • World Bank, D.C. 




students participated in Career Shuttles in 2016-2017