Monday, April 9, 2012

Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - April 9-13

Important Update: Have You Used 'Optimal Resume'?!

The University Career Center & The President's Promise is transitioning from Optimal Resume to an integrated Resume Builder within our Careers4Terps database. This move will make it easier for students and alumni to develop a resume using an online system and immediately make it available to thousands of employers who are searching to fill full-time, part-time, and internship positions. If you have documents in the Optimal Resume software, you MUST download them to your personal hard drive by 11:59 pm, April 27. We are unable to transfer documents for you from the Optimal Resume vendor to Careers4Terps. You can access Optimal Resume via Careers4Terps or directly at

The Optimal Resume service will be deactivated on April 28, and the integrated Resume Builder in Careers4Terps will be activated on May 1. Again, the deadline to download your documents to your hard drive is 11:59 pm, April 27. If not done by this date, you will unfortunately lose them.

Events & Opportunities 

AT&T Online Information Session: Retail Leadership Development Program
Friday April 13th from 3:00 – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

AT&T will share details about its’ Retail Leadership Development Program and you will have an opportunity to ask questions. This session will last 20 to 30 minutes. To attend this online information session please RSVP by responding to Sharron Clark at

A few minutes before your session begins, click on this link: to connect to the AT&T Connect Meeting login page. You will need to enter the following information: First name, last name, and email address. Click “Join Now”. Once you are in the meeting room you will also need to dial in using your cell phone or a landline. The number to call is 888-388-6645. You will be prompted to enter the access code which is 1735297#. At this point you will wait for your moderator to join the call.

Employees recruited into the Retail Leadership Development Program (RLDP), start with our six month comprehensive training and development program based in Atlanta, GA. Our RLDP employees receive fully paid housing during the six months and have the opportunity to interact with and learn from senior AT&T executives in our Mobility and Consumer Markets organization. Successful program graduates are promoted to Retail Store Manager positions, with placement opportunities available across the Unites States. Although the exact store placement location will depend on company business needs, we commit to placing you within your home region, if that is your preference. To learn more about AT&T's Retail Leadership Development Program, or to apply, go to our website:

Interested in receiving VALUABLE feedback from an employer regarding your resume?
Walk in or register below for the Employer-in-Residence Program
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

This program allows employers to serve as "career advisors" to students seeking help. Employers participate in our daily rotation by providing 1-on-1 career advice to students/alumni on issues ranging from resume assistance to answering the question "how do I break into your field?". Come learn about ways you can improve your skills and get feedback from industry professionals about what they look for in a candidate.

Here's a look at the employers scheduled for the next two weeks:
April 10, 11:00AM - 04:00PM - Meet with City Year, Washington
April 10, 12:30PM - 04:00PM - Meet with National Security Agency (NSA)
April 12, 11:00AM - 04:00PM - Meet with Dante Consulting
April 17, 10:00AM - 03:30PM - Meet with Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Online registration in advance is the best way to be sure you are seen at your preferred time (you can choose a 30-minute slot based on availability). However, we will take same-day walk-ins on a first-come, first served basis to fill any empty slots. There is no guarantee that you will be able to walk in and be seen at that time. For registration instructions, please visit:

The International Student Internship Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 2012 • 01:30PM - 03:00PM

Location: University Career Center and The President's Promise, 3100 Hornbake Library

This workshop will review considerations of international students when searching for and obtaining an internship. Co-presented with Office of International Services and Engineering Co-op and Career Services. For additional information about this event, contact Erin Rooney-Eckel at

Health Professions Recruitment Fair 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • 03:00PM - 06:00PM

Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Are you interested in a Health Profession? Do you want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist or Nurse? Then plan to attend the 2012 Recruitment Fair at University of Maryland, College Park on April 11, 2012 from 3:00pm-6:00pm in the Stamp Student Union Building, Grand Ballroom. Meet representatives from Graduate and Professional schools in Medical, Dental, Allied Health & Post-Bacc programs. For additional information about this event, contact Nicholas Celedon at

State of Maryland Veterans Career Day and Career/Internship Fair 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012 • 10:30AM - 05:00PM

Location: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

We know that military veterans are a great source of talent for potential employers. You are proven team players, mission focused, possess a strong work ethic, and can be immediate contributors to any organization. However, how well do you translate your military experience to employers in order to get your foot in the door?

The University of Maryland, in partnership with area universities and colleges, invite you to attend the State of Maryland Veterans' Career Services Day. The event will take place on April 13, 2012 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm and will include a lunch, career-related breakout sessions, and a career & internship fair with employers interested in hiring military veterans who reside in the DC area. Attire: business professional.

Veterans: Learn more and register at For additional information about this event, contact Megan O'Rourke at