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Employer events provide an opportunity to educate students about your organization and  available opportunities, while also facilitating networking between the students and representatives from your team. Post your in-person, virtual & hybrid events in Handshake and invite UMD!

Can't host your own event? Join one of ours! We welcome employer participation in career programs hosted by our team and campus partners. 

Student Engagement Events

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Browse popular employer event formats below. When you are ready, post your position in Handshake. Have questions or wish to speak with an Employer Relations team member? Email us at 

Ways to Engage UMD Students:

Purpose: Brand Building and Recruiting 

Description: We offer a campus-wide, all majors fair and smaller niche boutique fairs each semester as a way to connect employers and students 

Current Options: Career Fairs & Networking event page

Purpose: Brand Building and Recruiting 

Description: Industry specific recruiting roundtables for employers in hiring mode and students to connect 

Current Options: Career Fairs & Networking event page

Purpose: Engagement and Recruiting

Description: Provide students with opportunity to learn more about an organization, its roles and connect with representatives

Current Options: Post your event in Handshake and a member of the Employer Relations review and approve the event. Email with questions.

Purpose: Engagement and Education

Description: Provide feedback on student resumes or interview skills

Current Options: Volunteer Page

Purpose: Engagement and Education

Description: Schedule 1-on-1, small group appointments or open drop-ins to meet with students to review resumes, practice mock interviews or answer questions about your organization. 

Current Options: Can be scheduled at the employer’s discretion, email

Purpose: Education and Recruiting 

Description: Host a tech talk or product demo to provide students with insights into the emerging tech or your organization’s products 

Current Options: Can be scheduled at the employer’s discretion, email

Purpose: Education and Recruiting

Description: Sessions provide students preparing to interview with an organization an opportunity to meet with organization representatives, learn more about the organization and prepare for the interview. 

Purpose: Education and Engagement

Description: Interactive activity 

Purpose: Brand Building and Engagement

Description: Informal presence to interact with students in high traffic areas

Current Options: Can be scheduled at the employer’s discretion, email

If you can't see the type of event you'd like to host listed, please contact us at We will be happy to assist you!

Factors to consider for hosting or participating in events:

Your Goals: Are you looking to build brand awareness, source for talent or simply share your expertise with students? Getting clear on these questions help determine how best to spend your time and energy.

Timing: Awareness of the UMD academic calendar is vital when considering when to host an event.

Desired target audience: Are there particular groups of students you hope to engage? Class levels, academic majors, identities.

Format: What format might best encourage the outcomes your team is seeking in connecting with UMD students? While the traditional “information session” with a powerpoint deck has been the most common form of event, it does not always prove to be the most beneficial. Consider more creative ways of engagement and interaction.

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COVID Operating Status: Given current guidance, we are welcoming employers to campus to host in-person interviews and events, while also continuing to promote virtual opportunities. We will work with your organization to accommodate what makes the most sense for your team. Please visit the UMD COVID guidelines for visitors for additional information. 

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