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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 2023 Volunteer Opportunities 
 

Career Fair Prep Resume Reviews

Prior to our all-campus career fairs each semester, we host virtual resume reviews to help students prepare for their interactions with potential employers. Employer/alumni volunteers are invited to assist us in providing this critical feedback to students.

Use this form to sign up!  Look for the section specifically for career fair prep OR choose to volunteer to help students enrolled in our two online career courses, PSYC123 and EDCP108i, too.

Students will sign-up for a time-slot and the morning of the resume reviews, and a member of our team will email you the names of the students who are registered to meet with you so you know who to expect.  Email Erica Ely (eely@umd.edu) with questions.


Career Course Assistance  

Employer/alumni partners are invited to volunteer to support the 600+ 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

February 8-9, February 20-24, and April 19-20 |  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

March 1-2, April 10-14 and May 10-11 |  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.

Important dates for Spring:

  • Spring 2023 host registration available: Friday, January 13, 2023 - Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Matching: Students and hosts notified of matches in early-to-mid March
  • Students and Hosts meet: March 13, 2023 - May 19, 2023

Fall 2023:

  • Fall 2023 host registration will be available sometime in August 2023

If you are an employer who is interested in participating in Intern for a Day, please reach out to ifad@umd.edu indicating your interest in order to be added to our email list and to receive the host registration form.


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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