Established in 1961, the University Career Center and The President's Promise serves all enrolled students of the University of Maryland, College Park campus.  Its highly-trained staff and progressive resources, services and programs provide comprehensive support throughout all stages of the career development process.


Prepare every student to successfully navigate a meaningful career path commensurate with the values and privileges of a University of Maryland education.


Provide education, advising, experiential learning, professional connections, and direct access to opportunities through progressive high-quality services, resources, instruction, and programs that support the career readiness of students.  This includes:

  • Facilitating self-assessment that enables students to discover how their interests, values and skills relate to career choices
  • Teaching students to use career exploration and job search resources
  • Coaching students in professional behaviors and how to articulate their potential value to an employer
  • Creating events, forums and activities to engage professionals in students’ areas of interest
  • Cultivating relationships with employers to open channels of opportunity for students
  • Partnering with faculty and other campus colleagues to build a seamless network of career support
  • Monitoring and reporting on key data relevant to career outcomes and workplace trends
  • Instilling a spirit of proactivity in students that encourages their pursuit of career goals