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. 

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 the USG Career Connector, employers can advertise current internship or employment openings, review student resumes, and showcase their industry or company.

Menu of Student Services

  • Career Connector Online Job Database (Part-Time, Full-Time/Professional & Internships)
  • Focus-2 Self-Assessment and Career Training
  • Career Planning & Exploring Careers
  • Resume Writing & Review
  • Interviewing Skills & Mock Interviewing
  • Job Search Strategies & Resources
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Job Fairs (General & Industry Specific)
  • On-Campus Interviewing & Recruiting
  • Career Development Events
  • Graduate School Preparation (Application, Essays and Testing Preparation Resources)
  • Virtual Resources
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities – Externships, Co-ops, Service Learning)

Menu of Employer Services

  • Career Connector Online Job Database (Part-Time, Full-Time/Professional & Internships)
  • Resume Books
  • Job Fairs
  • On-Campus Interviewing & Recruiting
  • Campus Visits (Information Sessions & Information Tables)
  • Networking & Other Special Events
  • Employer Spotlight/Featured Jobs
  • Selective Job Placement Assistance
  • Volunteer/Service Learning Programs

Faculty & Staff 

  • In-Class presentation or workshops: Topics include industry-focused resume writing, behavioral interviewing best practices, internship and job search strategies, LinkedIn training & profile development. Request a presentation today
  • Resume and/or Interview Clinic: Time set aside by career counselors to see students one-on-one for 20-30 minutes outside of class. Students sign up in advance for time slots and career counselors send faculty members detailed feedback on a behavioral interviewing rubric.
  • Log-In for Big Interview: Encourage students to use Big Interview to practice their interview skills, whether they are preparing for a job or graduate school. If you wish to create an assignment for your class using Big Interview, please contact Jessica Johnson, Career Advisor & Employer Relations at jjohns18@umd.edu.
  • Extra Credit for Event Attendance: Students attend event outside of class time. CISC provides professors with sign-in list of those who attended.

The CISC offers consultation services for faculty and staff at USG who are seeking career related guidance, information, resources, or tools for their student cohorts.  Through collaboration with the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) and other professional organizations, the CISC has a variety of resources on national standards, best practices, industry trends, and the latest tools which can provide guidance on career development for the USG community.  Please contact the usgcareerservices@umd.edu for more information.