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Volunteer to Support Students

As an employer, your connections with our students can make a lasting impression.  We offer a variety of different ways to connect with our talented Terps. Through volunteer and educational programs, you can share your own career journey, pivotal learning experiences, industry tips, and general feedback.  These options help to brand your organization, can lead to lasting connections with future talent, and ultimately support the development of UMD students. 

Spring 2024 Volunteer Opportunities 
 

Career Fair Prep Assistance

We are seeking in-person employer support to help prepare UMD students for our upcoming Spring 2024 Career & Internship Fairs!

Sign-up via the form below to support UMD students through (1) in-person resume reviews and quick career fair tips/best practices and (2) our Pizza & Prepare for the Fair event.  More details listed in the form.  Questions? Email Erica Ely - eely@umd.edu

Career Course Assistance  

Employer/alumni partners are invited to volunteer to support the 400+ students registered in the University Career Center's two 1-credit career courses, with two live virtual experiences: (1) a resume review and (2) a mock interview.  The two courses are PSYC123: The Psychology of Getting Hired and EDCP108i: Academic Transitions to Internships (for students seeking their first internship experience).

Virtual Resume Reviews

Mon, Feb 12-Fri, Feb 16, 2024
Wed, Apr 17-Thurs, Apr 18, 2024
 
2 hour shifts |12-2pm or 2-4pm ET

*We prefer that volunteers have a background in hiring, recruiting, career services, human resources, or related fields

Virtual Mock Interviews

Wed, Mar 6-Thurs, Mar 7, 2024
Mon, Apr 1-Fri, Apr 5, 2024
Wed, May 8-Thur, May 9, 2024

2 hour shifts | 12-2pm or 2-4pm ET
*Open to volunteers from all backgrounds.


Intern for a Day, go.umd.edu/ifad

Intern For A Day

Intern for a Day connects current undergraduate students with alumni, parents, and employers for in-person job shadowing or virtual informational interviewing experiences to explore potential career fields. We typically place 300-400 students with professionals each semester! Our Host Guide features information about the purpose of the program as well as information that can support you as you plan to host UMD students for job shadowing opportunities.

Fall 2024's host registration will open in late July 2024.  You can email ifad@umd.edu to express interest in hearing when registration opens!

If you have questions about Intern for a Day, please check out this host guide and if your question is not addressed, reach out to ifad@umd.edu.


Professional Preparation Workshops

Share your expertise with students by leading a professional development focused workshop. Review the list of topics scheduled for this fall and confirm if your team is interested in leading. 

Fall Workshop Series
Consulting Case Interview Workshop
Technical Interview Workshop
The Federal Government Search: USAJobs & Federal Resume Workshop
Security Clearance Workshop: Prepare Now to Pass Later
Job Offer & Salary Negotiation Workshop
Navigating Remote Work - Finding & Thriving in a Remote Role
Financial Literacy Workshop

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