Campus departments, services and programs focused on assisting the UMBC community with career-related concerns.
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  • Academic and Pre-Professional Advising: Offering academic advising and graduate/professional school planning Academic Services, Room 102, 410-455-2500, arc@umbc.edu
  • Career Services Center: Providing services and programs to assist students and alumni with career exploration, career skill development, internship, co-op, full- and part-time job searching, and the graduate school application process. Math/Psych 212, 410.455.2216, careers@umbc.edu, careers.umbc.edu
  • The Shriver Center: Connecting students with service learning opportunities.
    Public Policy, 1st Floor, 410.455.2493, shrivercenter.umbc.edu


  • Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship: 410.455.5740, armor@umbc.edu, entrepreneurship.umbc.edu
  • Allied Health Advising: Areas of Coverage: PreNursing, PrePharmacy, PrePhysicians Assistant, PrePhysical Therapy, PreOccupational Therapy, PreDental Hygiene, PreMedical and Research Technology/Med. Tech (Prospective students to alumni, no matter the declared major. Pre-professional students always have two advisors--their assigned academic advisor in their major and their pre-professional advisor. If a student is PreAllied Health and Undecided, then they would only have one assigned advisor until they decide to declare a major.)
    Academic Services Room 102
    Allied Health Advisor/Asst. Director Academic Advising:  Paula Ashby, ashby@umbc.edu, 410-455-2500
    PreNursing Advisor:  Kelly Simer, kellysimer@umbc.edu, 410-455-2856
  • Alumni Relations: Alumni House, 410.455.2904, alum@umbc.edu, alumni.umbc.edu/
  • Financial Aid: Library Pondside, 410.455.2387, my.umbc.edu/go/contactfinancialaid, www.umbc.edu/financialaid
  • Graduate Student Association: Commons 308, 410.455.2773, gsa@umbc.edu, gsa.umbc.edu
  • Human Resources: Administration 532, 410.455.2337, www.umbc.edu/hr
  • McNair Scholars Program: Provides opportunities for first-generation college, low-income and,underrepresented students to participate in undergraduate research, including an eight-week summer research experience and preparation for Ph.D. study Math/Psych 2nd floor, 410.455.3277, mcnair@umbc.edu, www.umbc.edu/mcnair
  • Meyerhoff Scholars Program: Theater 106C, 410.455.3139, meyerhoff.umbc.edu
  • Pre-Law Advising Office: Public Policy 357, www.umbc.edu/politicalsci/prelaw.htm
  • Pre-Med Advising: Areas of Coverage: PreMedical, PreDental, PreOptometry, PrePodiatry, PreVeterinary (Prospective students to alumni, no matter the declared major. Pre-professional students always have two advisors--their assigned academic advisor in their major and their pre-professional advisor.)
    PreMed Advisor:  Christy Roelke, Christy.Roelke@umbc.edu, 410-455-8068, University Center 116
  • Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships: 410.455.6865, nlm@umbc.edu, www.umbc.edu/prestige
  • Study Abroad Office: Provides opportunities for semester, year and short-term study abroad experiences. Administration Bldg. 222, 410.455.2624, sao@umbc.edu, studyabroad.umbc.edu
  • Transfer Student Network: Commons 1A02, 410.455.2770, ocss@umbc.edu, www.umbc.edu/ocss
  • UMBCServes: my.umbc.edu/groups/serve
  • UMBC Training Centers: 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046, 443.692.6600, www.umbctraining.com
  • Counseling Center: Providing personal and career counseling to UMBC students. Student Development & Success Center, 410.455.2472, www.umbc.edu/counseling
  • Writing Center: Library Lower Level, 410.455.3126, hickerne@umbc.edu, www.umbc.edu/lrc/writing_center.html

Choosing/Changing a Major • Advising Resource Center
• Declare/change your major
• Individual advising for undecided/undeclared students
• Self Directed Search
• Major Exploration Workshops
• Discovery Scholars Living-Learning Community
FOCUS2 online assesment
Individual advisement
Career Path website
• Participate in a Service-Learning experience to try out an area of interest The Counseling Center engages students in an exploration process which includes:
1. Career Indecision
2. Career Self Exploration
3. Exploration of Career Information
4. Choosing the Career/Major
What Can I Do with My Major? • Self Directed Search
• Major checklists / FAQ
Individual advising
Internships to explore options/ opportunities
What Can I Do with My Major? handouts
Career Resources/Books
Links by Major
Individual advisement
FOCUS2 online assesment
• Obtain a service-learning position to develop leadership skills and build your resume
• Participate in an alternative break over winter break
Counseling Center Individual Career Counseling
Internships & Getting Career-Related Experience   Individual advisement
• Internship, co-op, and part-time major-related job listings via UMBCworks
SummerJob & Internship Fair
• Earn credit for Internship, co-op, and research experience
• Employer information sessions
• Earn upper level academic credit

• Become a Service-Learning Intern Academic departments with field experience requirements (SOWK, HAPP, EDUC, etc.)
UMBCserves listing of other volunteer and community service opportunities
• Research experience with UMBC faculty & research centers
Assistantships for graduate students via departments, centers & The Graduate School
Financial Aid Federal Work Study opportunities on campus
Getting a Part-Time Job to Earn Money   • On/Off Campus job listings via UMBCworks
Summer Job & Internship Fair
Campus Jobs Fair
Employer information tables
  Financial Aid Federal Work Study opportunities on campus
Career-Related Workshops
Examples: Resumes, Interviewing, Portfolio Development, Salary Negotiation, Dining & Business Etiquette, etc.
• Health Professions Workshop Series CSC Workshops
Professional Development Seminars
  • Counseling Center Individual Career Counseling
Alumni Relations' mentoring programming
• Council of Majors meetings
Transfer Student Network
GSA Success Seminars
• Financial Aid workshops
Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Help with Resumes, Interviewing, etc.   CSC website resume resources
Drop-in Resume Reviews
CSC Workshops
Career Guide
Career Resources/Books
Individual advisement
Mock interviews by appointment
  • Technical Writing courses
Professional Networking • Health Professions Awareness Month (Oct.)
• Health Professions Workshops
Employer information sessions, panel discussions and 'On The Road' employer site visits
Corporate Visibility Days
Job fairs
• Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference in April Alumni Relations' mentoring programming
Student chapters of professional organizations
• Attend the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Looking for a Full-Time, Post-Graduation Job   UMBCworks online resume database
Job Search Methods including On-campus interviews
Job Fairs
Corporate Visibility Days
Employer information sessions
Individual advisement
  Human Resources' listing of UMBC's career-related openings
UMBC Training Centers project-based consulting and adjunct faculty positions
Register for a minor in Entrepreneurship through the Alex. Brown Center to explore creating a start-up company
Applying to Graduate/Professional School • Professional and graduate school planning & advisement
Advising Resource Center
• Applying to Professional School and The Admissions Interview workshops
• Staff available to collaborate with academic departments and clubs on graduate/professional school preparation
• Grad. program directories & other resources in MP212
Individual advisement on the application process
Guide to Applying to Graduate Schools
Graduate school workshops/programming
• Engage in service-learning to demonstrate civic responsibility on your applications Writing Center for Statement of Purpose proofing
Financial Aid for financial aid information
Meyerhoff Programs
McNair Scholars ProgramPrestigious Scholarships and Fellowships -- workshops and advising
Additional Career-Related Courses/Training       UMBC Training Centers
Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship courses
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