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April 2013 Seminars: 1) April 3: “Career Paths for Graduate Students” @ UMBC, 2) April 26: “Dissertation Proposals” @ College Park

In Council of Graduate Schools, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on March 27, 2013 at 12:30 AM

April Seminar at UMBC

The Graduate School at UMBC in partnership with the Career Services Center is sponsoring the annual “Career Paths for Graduate Students” networking dinner seminar on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM in UC 312. Employers will be discussing expectations for hiring, and will share information about alternative careers. This seminar is for students at all levels, master’s and doctoral, including those in their first year of graduate school. It’s never too early to develop a network! Some of our UMBC alumni will be present at this event. This seminar utilizes a “speed dating” format to expose students to different sectors of government, industry, and academe. This seminar is part of our “Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers” initiative, based on the 2012 report by the Council of Graduate Schools.  *All guest representatives have job openings available.*
Please RSVP here so that we can order enough food:
Dinner will be served.  Time: 4:30 – 6:00 (program and dinner), 6:00 – 6:30 (additional networking). This event is free!
April Seminar at College Park

April 26, 2013
Christine Feak, English Language Institute, University of Michigan
2:00-4:00 pm, Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

Download the Spring 2013 Announcement.


  1. Information from the MyUMBC Website:

    Participate in UMBC’s annual campus-wide CAREER WEEK!

    This seminar places specific focus on jobs for graduate students receiving master’s and doctoral degrees from all disciplines.

    Career Paths for Graduate Students
    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    4:30 – 6:00 PM

    UMBC Campus

    University Center (UC) 312

    Dinner will be served.

    Round table discussions with employers who hire candidates with advanced degrees.



    Diane Crump-Fogle, Associate Director of Career Programming and Events, UMBC Career Services Center


    K. Jill Barr, J.D., Senior Assistant Dean for Enrollment, The Graduate School at UMBC

    During this “speed networking” event, students will share dinner with representatives from several organizations and learn about expectations for positions that require advanced degrees, application processes, and job opportunities. Many of the representatives are UMBC alumni or part of organizations that have UMBC alumni among their current employees.

    All of the organizations who are participating have job openings in a variety of fields, for graduate students in each of our three colleges, spanning Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and all STEM fields.

    Co-Sponsored by:

    UMBC’s Career Development Center
    T. Rowe Price Foundation
    PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP
    Please stay tuned to this website for a list of participating organizations. They will be posted in the comments section below.


    Additional resources and consultation are available for graduate students through the Career Services Center’s webpage for masters and doctoral students:

    Job search information:

    PROMISE Career Partners website:


    All graduate students are invited to this event. Please RSVP by clicking the “I can attend” button below so that our office can order enough food.


    This event is part of UMBC’s project to increase job opportunities for graduate students, per the Council of Graduate Schools’ Commission on Pathways Through Graduate School and into Careers.


    Update: 3/26/13

    Confirmed organizations to date:

    Assured Information Security, Inc.
    National Security Agency
    SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
    The Hilltop Institute
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratories
    Transamerica Agency Network
    Urban Teacher Center
    Delmock Technologies, Inc.

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