Career & Internship Services Center

The Career & Internship Services Center (CISC) offers career advising to USG students as they prepare for an internship or job search. Working in partnership with each home institution, the CISC provides an additional layer of support to students on the Universities at Shady Grove campus. Through advising sessions with career coaches, virtual resources and group workshops and events, students can receive assistance with career-related topics, including:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Job and internship opportunities
  • Interview preparation
  • Salary negotiation

In addition, the CISC offers employers opportunities to recruit USG students for internships and employment. Through campus visits and use of our web-based job posting system, USG Career Connector, employers can advertise current internship or employment openings, review student resumes, and showcase their industry or company.


The Career & Internship Services Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am  6 pm and Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Career Coaching Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am – 6 pm, Mondays 10 am – 5pm, and
Fridays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm by appointment-only


Phone: 301-738-6338
Fax: 301-738-6070

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New Live Chat!

Not at school but need to ask the CISC a question? No problem! Starting this semester we are launching our live chat service! Chat with a CISC staff member Tuesday 9 am – 5pm and Thursday 12 pm – 3 pm.

Career Coach Database

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Just enter a keyword of whatever career suits your interest and quickly learn about employment prospects in the field, job opportunities, income potential, job skills needed, and the education and training available at Montgomery College, Maryland. Get started today on your road to a new future and give it a try. Career Coach is unique to our geographic area. The job listings and information provided are specific to Montgomery County and the surrounding localities. You won’t find it anywhere else in the region. We offer it as a service to our students, future students and members of our community. We invite you to come back often and tell your friends about Career Coach. Happy searching!

Intern Initiative 

The Intern Initiative was created by the Montogomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) to help support the future ecomonic success of the community. MCCC has asked businesses in the community to take a pledge to hire a certain number of interns from Montgomery County. Eighteen companies have pledged a total of 84 internships so far. Companies who have taken this pledge include Adventist Health Care, Clark Construction, Eagle Bank, Marriott International, and Van Epren & Company. To see a full list of what companies have made the pledge, click here.

Job News

Starting Salaries Climb 7.5% for Class of 2014 Grads. Click here to learn more about the average starting salary for fields such as Business, Communication, Computer Science and more. 

Employers are hiring more Bachelor degree level students for internships and co-ops. A NACE survey has found that there is a 1.3% increase in Bachelor seeking candidates obtaining internships and a 3.3% increase for those obtaining co-ops. Click here to read about this current trend. 

The positive Job Outlook for the Class of 2015 is holding steady. Employers are expected to hire 9.6% more graduates this year. Please review the latest data presented by NACE. 

The U.S. Census Bureau population estimates pinpoint fastest-growing counties in Maryland. Montgomery County is the most populous county in Maryland. 

USG Internship Scholarship 

USG is pleased to announce the Internship Scholarship through which qualifying students can receive scholarship support for participation in unpaid, meaningful internship opportunities. This new program is intended to ease the financial obstacles faced by students seeking to gain practical experience in their chosen career field. This program is open to any undergraduate student at USG who demonstrates financial need. Qualifying internship placements include those with a nonprofit organization, government agency, or regional small business.

The Internship Scholarship is one of the over 40 scholarships that students can apply for by completing the general scholarship application. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline for all scholarships. Applications for the Internship Scholarship will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds have been awarded. For more information or to apply, please contact USG's Career and Internship services Center at 301-738-6338 or



US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Employment Situation June 2015


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