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Dependable Strengths Workshop


one day workshop + one follow-up appointment

Current UMBC Students: Free
UMBC Alumni: $50
Community Members: $100

2015 session dates
Friday, January 16, 2015, 9am-5pm (registration closed)
Friday, June 5, 2015, 9am-5pm (registration closed)


Need answers to the big questions about where you are headed next?
Not sure what kind of job you are interested in or how to find it?
Are you graduating this year and lack the know-how or confidence to network?


This full-day workshop helps you to do all of these! Unlike other career assessments and workshops, you'll be able to assess your strengths and identify what you enjoy, things that you do well and events or experiences in which you take pride. It motivates you to succeed. Ultimately by learning more about yourself through this process, you open up new opportunities.
The focus in this workshop is a non-traditional job search process. Through guided group discussions, participants will:

  • Identify what you are good at and what you love to do
  • Learn to articulate your worth to an employer
  • Learn to make contacts whenever you may want them
  • Succeed in interviews
  • Work with a support team to increase self-confidence

The workshop is designed for all levels from freshmen to graduate students and alumni.

REGISTRATION CLOSED: Thank you for your interest! The Dependable Strengths workshop on Friday, June 5 is now at full capacity. If you would like to receive information about the next workshop, please e-mail Kacie Lawrence ( in the UMBC Career Center with the subject line "Next Dependable Strengths."

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Registration Type*:
Current Undergraduate Student
Current Graduate Student
Non-UMBC Affiliate


Name (first*, middle initial, last*):


Email Address*:


Telephone Number*:


Graduation Date*: (i.e. May 2014)


Payment type:
Payment of registration fee must be received one week prior to the workshop. Because we limit the number of workshop participants, your registration may prevent someone else from taking advantage of the program. Should you need to cancel, please email

Make check payable to UMBC and mail to:
UMBC Career Center
1000 Hilltop Circle, MP212
Baltimore, MD 21250
credit card
Please contact Jo Anne Cottrell, UMBC Career Center at 410.455.1444 or email
Free for students
Note that if you register, do not notify us of a cancellation, and do not show up, you will be charged a no-show fee of $50.


"You have to take this workshop! It was fabulous and my description can’t do it justice."


"I learned how I can sell myself to a future employer."

"It was great! You should do it! Totally unique way to find a job."


"Helped me to feel confident in an interview."


"It should be a requirement before students graduate from college."


"This was EXTREMELY helpful!"


"I gained increased self confidence and hope."


"I learned how to look outside the box at those things I do that energize me."

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