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UMGC Career Connection Internships & Career Launch Opportunities at the 2021 UMGC Virtual Career Fair

Cathy Francois, MBA
By Cathy Francois, MBA

Whether you are a full-time student or juggling a full-time job and school, gaining the necessary experience for your chosen career field can be difficult. That’s why the upcoming 2021 Virtual Career Fair on March 12 is the perfect time to gain the experience you need. More than 50 unique employers will participate in this year’s fair, and many of them are seeking UMGC students and alumni to fill internship and career launch opportunities. Continue below for a glimpse of some of the internship and recent graduate opportunities participating employers are seeking talent for.

Cox Enterprise | Location: HQ Atlanta, GA | Multiple Locations

Student Internships & Co-Ops | LEAD Program for Aspiring Project Managers

Cox offers of variety of career opportunities that allow students to enhance their leadership skills through professional development in a number of areas such as advertising, technology, and business. One such program is Cox’s LEAD Program, an immersive, two-year leadership development program concentrated on the project management discipline.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield | Location: Owings Mills, MD

Year-round Part-time Spring/Fall and Full-time Summer Internships

The CareFirst College Relations Program provides a broad selection of internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates. CareFirst interns work on a variety of corporate initiatives and projects that impact the business while acquiring an overview of how decisions are made at the top. Additionally, interns receive ongoing mentorship and training to help them identify project goals, as well as advice and guidance on professional development.

Amazon Web Services | HQ Seattle, WA; HQ2 Crystal City, VA; Nationwide

Internships & Recent Graduate Opportunities

Amazon Web Services offers a variety of student and recent graduate programs worldwide. Opportunities are available for candidates graduating with an undergraduate degree, Master’s degree, MBA, or PhD. At AWS, both tech and non-tech majors can gain invaluable hands-on experience in areas such as marketing, project management, business development and more.

Northwestern Mutual | Nationwide; Remote

Financial Representative Internship

Northwestern Mutual has been recognized as a top 100 internship program for 24 straight years and in 2020 Vault ranked them #5 within the financial services industry. Their internship includes a training program that helps candidates build a foundation in finance, insurance, and sales.

BAE Systems | Nationwide

Summer Internships and Co-Op Program

BAE Systems Internship & Co-Op Program, LEAP (Learn, Engage, Apply, and Progress) offers a variety of opportunities during the summer and throughout the school year within the company’s multiple office locations. The internship program is open to both technical and non-technical majors. Interns are hired onto various teams across the sector, which may include engineering, operations, finance, communications, business development, human resources and more.

Capgemini Government Solutions | Washington DC Metro Area

Campus Internships

The Capgemini Government Solutions (CGS) 2021 Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students in technical and business-related majors the opportunity to work in an interactive environment supporting federal government clients. Candidates will gain knowledge of the consulting and information technology needs of the federal government clients while developing fundamental consulting skills.

SAIC | HQ Reston, VA; Multiple Locations

Early Career Technical Leadership Program

Recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes in 2019 and Top Veteran Employer by in 2018, there are many reasons to consider an internship with SAIC. This organization currently offers a variety of internship and career launch opportunities including their Technical Leadership Program. This four- to six-month talent development program is for STEM college graduates interested in a full-time, entry-level position focused on technical solution consulting. Early career candidates will develop critical leadership and functional skills in areas such as cyber security, data science, IT engineering and application development.

Gaining the necessary experience for your career can be challenging, but your UMGC Career Services team is here to support you on your journey. These are just some of the great internship or career-launch opportunities that will be represented at this year’s 2021 Virtual Career Fair. Register today to start working toward gaining the experience you need to elevate your resume.

For further assistance, set up an appointment with a Career Advising Specialist, and visit CareerQuest to learn more about participating employers.

Cathy Francois, MBA, is the assistant director of career programming for Career Services at University of Maryland Global Campus. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University Global. Cathy’s career began in advertising sales and customer service, after which she transitioned into higher education, where she has over decade of experience in academic advising and career development. Cathy has a passion for helping people succeed and uses her diverse experience and interpersonal skills to bring a personalized approach to career coaching.