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UMGC Career ConnectionTop Career Services Blog Posts of 2022

By UMGC Student Communications

The year 2022 was full of career learnings. From the help provided by Career Services and mentors to government career opportunities, here are some of the top blog posts from your UMGC Career Services team in 2022.

5. Five Strategies for Success at a Virtual Career Fair

Today’s modern technology makes it easier than ever for jobseekers and employers to connect via virtual hiring events. At a virtual career fair, employers set up online booths with information about job openings, company culture, and advancement opportunities, and can chat one-on-one with attendees. Perhaps the greatest perk of a virtual event is you can attend from wherever you live around the globe. Learn five steps to prepare for the Virtual Career Fair.

4. UMGC Mentors Share Their Career-Shaping Wisdom to Help Others

A mentor has the power to make a life-changing difference in someone else’s career. Gain insights from some UMGC alumni mentors who are using their time and talent to help students reach their professional goals. 

3. Careers in Intelligence

There are several career paths to consider when thinking about a career in the intelligence industry. The path you choose may require a combination of work experience such as internships, education, or special training beyond a degree. It’s important to keep in mind the three key steps when preparing for and deciding on the direction for your career in intelligence.

2. How to Apply for the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program

PMF is the Federal Government’s premiere leadership development program for advanced degree holders across all academic disciplines. It is a two-year fellowship, full time with salary and benefits leading to a career in Federal Service. The initial appointment is at the GS-9/11/12 (or equivalent), with promotion potential to the GS-13. Read more about this annual opportunity. 

1. Leveraging Career Services to Step Up Your Job Search

The tools and advice you receive from UMGC Career Services (e.g., advising sessions, informational sessions, webinars, and virtual career fairs, etc.) are intended to assist you on your career journey. Career development and career exploration is a lifelong process that is intended to be nurtured and not rushed. UMGC understands this concept which is why they provide lifelong access to career support. Learn tips on how to leverage your career fair prep in your ongoing job search.

Remember, no matter what stage of your career, be sure to check out the latest UMGC Career Services tools and resources on CareerQuest. Hungry for more career content? Check out more career-boosting content on the UMGC Career Connection blog.