Career Advising

The University Career Center & the President's Promise has embedded career advisors in each academic College that can assist you with your career development!  

Did you know the Career Center hosts free DROP-IN APPOINTMENTS?

You can drop in Monday-Friday anytime between 1:00 - 3:30pm. in the University Career Center (3rd floor - Hornbake)  to meet with a Peer Career Educator.  No appointment necessary!

Drop-ins are for quick questions and tips on the following topics:

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Basic job/internship search strategies
  • Basic networking strategies (LinkedIn, Terrapins Connect)
  • Interview preparation

** Peer Career Educators support undergraduate students of all majors.  Drop-ins will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and it is not guaranteed you can be seen if drop-ins are especially busy that day. To maximize your drop-in experience for resume and cover letter reviews, please bring a printed hard-copy with you.**

CAREER ASSISTANCE APPOINTMENTS (30 minute scheduled appointments)

For more in-depth assistance, schedule an appointment. The Career Center is here to help you find the correct resources, programs and services for your needs.  Topics may include:

  • Choosing a Major, Career Exploring, Career Fields and Industries
  • Preparing for Interviews (personal statements, mock interviews, etc)
  • Searching for Internships or Jobs
  • Networking, Informational Interviews and Applying to Graduate School

Career advising appointments are available in Handshake for current UMD students (undergrad, master’s and doctoral) and alumni less than one year post-graduation. You can choose in-person or virtual appointments.

To schedule an appointment:

  1. Log into Handshake with your UMD CAS log-in.  Handshake has replaced Careers4Terps.
  2. Once logged in, click on "Career Center" in the left navigation bar and then click "Appointments."
  3. Click "Schedule A New Appointment" and then select the appointment type that is the best fit for your questions or concerns.
  4. Once you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your appointment. You will also receive a reminder email of your appointment and you can revisit your appointment details in Handshake.

Other Career Advising Resources

Explore Options

  • Career Exploration Guide: ENSP: Includes sample work titles/areas of our recent graduates, career planning information, research, internship, and graduate school resources tailored for environmental science majors!
  • Explore internship sites: Review previous internship sites, tips for locating openings in the environmental science field, plus much more. 
  • Gain experience: Add to your marketable skill by landing an internship, research position, leadership position on campus, part-time job, etc. 
  • Research: Learn about research options at UMD and in the greater DMV area. Review tips and events for getting involved in research and learn how to get funding for your research!

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