Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Geographical Sciences Career Fair

The Geographical Sciences Advising Office at the University of Maryland, in cooperation with the University Career Center, sponsors a semi-annual Career/Internship Fair specific to Geographical Sciences, GIS and ENSP students every semester. Public, private, and non-profit employers attend to seek out potential interns and employees.

The next Career Fair will be Friday October 21st, 2016 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm in LeFrak, room 1158 (please note the room change from previous years).

Interested in hiring our students and attending the fair as an EMPLOYER? Click here!

Student Information
List of Employers Currently Attending - Check back often, employers may be added at any time up until the date of the fair.

Tips for Students

· Dress to impress! Wear business casual or business attire.

· Bring a few copies of your updated resume! Meet with the Career Center before the fair to perfect your resume.

· Do your research! Gain background insight on the agencies, corporations and organizations to which you will apply.

· Be prepared with an elevator pitch! An elevator pitch is a short (~30 seconds) introduction of yourself, your skills, and why you are interested in a particular agency/company. Be prepared with a question to ask the employer.

For more Career Fair Preparation, visit the Career Center's Career Fair Prep Page!

Employers and organizations that have attended the Geographical Sciences Career Fair in the past include (there is no guarantee that these same employers will attend this year):
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
NOAA-Office of Coastal Survey
UMD Federal Semester Program
Geographic Services, Inc.
UMD Facilities Management
UMD's Masters of Professional Studies in GIS Program
Association of American Geographers
Census Bureau
Clean Water Action
US Army - Topographic Engineer Center
HACU National Internship Program