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Internships & Career Launch Opportunities at the 2022 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 2022 Virtual Career Fair on March 25 is the perfect time to gain the experience you need. More than 60 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. 

Revature | Location: HQ Reston, VA| Multiple Locations 

Revature Accelerator Program (RAP) Internship | Entry-Level Software Developer Role

As the largest employer of emerging technology talent in the U.S., Revature is on a mission to create pathways for qualified candidates from diverse experiences and educational backgrounds to reach their potential as technology professionals. All degrees are welcome and no prior professional experience is required. These positions offer: 

  • Employer-paid professional development and training 
  • Opportunity to work with a wide range of Fortune 500 corporate clients 

Seniors in the final term of their bachelor's degree program can explore Revature's Accelerator Program, which includes a virtual free technology training.

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.

Northwestern Mutual | Location: Nationwide 

Internship Program

If you are interested in building a foundation in finance, insurance, and sales, Northwestern Mutual may be right for you. They have been recognized as a top 100 internship program for 24 straight years. Plus, in 2020 Vault ranked them #5 within the financial services industry and in the top 10 for overall career development.

Hilton | Location: Worldwide 

University Programs and Campus Recruitment

From hotels to corporate positions to home-based careers, Hilton offers extensive career development opportunities, dynamic support for learning and leadership development. Programs include both undergraduate and graduate opportunities offered in each of their regions around the globe.

FBI | Location: HQ Washington DC Metro | Nationwide 

Honors Internship Program

The Honors Internship Program (HIP) is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. Interns work side-by-side with FBI employees at their Washington, D.C.-area Headquarters or in Field Offices around the country. The 2023 Honors Internship Program application cycle opens in September 2022. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen and have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher at the time of application.

 Edward Jones | Location: Nationwide 

Accelerated Leadership Program Internship 
The Accelerated Leadership Program internship is a full time, paid program that matches first-year graduate students with their academic area of concentration, strengths and interest with a business need at Edward Jones. This 10-week program offers networking opportunities with technical experts and senior leadership along with learning and development offerings. 

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 2022 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 CareerQuestto learn more about participating employers. 

Cathy Francois, MBA, is the 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.