Workshops and events are free to students, alumni and community members, unless otherwise noted.
To register for a workshop or event, please contact the UMA Career Connections office or University College Center nearest you:

Augusta: (207) 621-3130

E-mail: umacareer@maine.edu

University College Centers: www.learn.maine.edu

Or, use our online registration form!

Fall 2017 Career Workshop Schedule

UMA CareerLink***
Monday, September 18th, 12-12:50pm

Locations: Augusta (114 Jewett Hall); Bangor (217 Lewiston Hall)
University College Centers: Brunswick (Room 115); East Millinocket (VC Room); Ellsworth (Room 3); Houlton (Room 136); Rockland (Room 413); Rumford (Room 309); Saco (Room 107); South Paris (Room 103)

Want to know what that blue cube is on your UMA Portal Launchpad? Attend to learn about:

  • Navigating the system
  • Searching and applying for jobs/internships (Job Matching!)
  • Using resources (Resume Builder, Career Explorer)
  • CareerLink App (Careers by Symplicity in iTunes and Google Play Store for your smartphone!)
  • And much more!
  • ***Only available to current UMA students and alumni.
  • **Laptop and/or smartphone recommended for the full experience!

Resumes & Cover Letters 101
Thursday, September 28th, 12-12:50pm

Locations: Augusta (114 Jewett Hall); Bangor (217 Lewiston Hall)
University College Centers: Brunswick (Room 115); East Millinocket (VC Room); Ellsworth (Room 3); Houlton (Room 136); Rockland (Room 412); Rumford (Room 309); Saco (Room 107); South Paris (Room 117)

Are you hearing the words “resume” and “cover letter” and you don’t know where to start (or want to run in the opposite direction)? This workshop will go over the nuts and bolts of creating these documents and how to make them stand out among the rest.

Graduate School: Guide to Getting In
Tuesday, October 3rd, 12-12:50pm

Locations: Augusta (114 Jewett Hall); Bangor (209 Belfast Hall)
University College Centers: Brunswick (Room 115) East Millinocket (VC Room); Ellsworth (Room 3); Houlton (Room 136); Rockland (Room 412); Rumford (Room 309); Saco (Room 107); South Paris (Room 117)

Are you currently considering graduate school as your next career step? Attend this workshop and learn how to evaluate whether graduate school is the correct next step, how to find and identify graduate programs, and the graduate school admissions process.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) – Get Credit For What You Know
Thursday, November 2nd, 12-12:50pm

Locations: Augusta (114 Jewett Hall); Bangor (217 Lewiston Hall)
University College Centers: Brunswick (Room 114); East Millinocket (VC Room); Ellsworth (Room 3); Houlton (Room 110); Rockland (Room 412); Rumford (Room 312); Saco (Room 1071); South Paris (Room 103)

Prior Learning Assessment, PLA for short, helps students earn college credit for learning outside of the traditional classroom experience in order to accelerate degree completion. This workshop will cover the options that are available to UMA students (credit by examination, credential review and portfolio assessment) and how to get started on the process for those who qualify.

Successful Interviewing
Monday, November 20th, 12-12:50pm

Locations: Augusta (114 Jewett Hall); Bangor (217 Lewiston Hall)
University College Centers: Brunswick (Room 115); East Millinocket (VC Room); Ellsworth (Room 3); Houlton (Room 136); Rockland (Room 413); Rumford (Room 309); Saco (Room 107); South Paris (Room 114)

Want to learn how to shine in an interview? Come to this workshop where we will discuss what to expect in an interview, how to prepare appropriately, and how to let your best qualifications come across in an interview.

Getting Connected on LinkedIn
Wednesday, December 6th, 12-12:50pm

Locations: Augusta (Jewett Hall 114); Bangor (209 Belfast Hall)
University College Centers: Brunswick (Room 115); East Millinocket (VC Room); Ellsworth (Room 3); Houlton (Room 136); Rockland (Room 413); Rumford (Room 309); Saco (Room 107); South Paris (Room 114)

Did you know that 86% of employers are using LinkedIn as a recruitment tool? LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can help you research jobs, meet recruiters, and find professional contacts. Join us in this workshop to learn how to create an effective profile, find out information about employers, and how to take advantage of your network to enhance your job search.

 

**Broadcasting of workshops to University College Centers is subject to room availability.**

Project Login Campus Networking Reception
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 4-6pm
Randall Student Center Fireplace Lounge, Augusta Campus
Click on this link to register!

Project>Login and Live and Work in Maine are proud to co-host our first campus networking reception of the 2017-2018 academic year!

These events provide opportunities for companies to share their internship and job openings with hundreds of Maine’s most talented college students with in-demand skills. Students are able to learn about the most essential skills in growing industries and understand the meaningful opportunities available right here in Maine. The events are FREE for students and employers thanks to the support of Maine’s higher education institutions and sponsoring companies.

The networking receptions are part of a statewide series of relationship-building events to connect aspiring professionals and Maine employers. The events are facilitated by Project>Login, a program of Educate Maine, and Live and Work in Maine.

Employers Currently Confirmed:

  • State of Maine
  • St. Joseph Healthcare
  • athenahealth
  • SequelCare of Maine
  • Motivational Services
  • The Westin Portland Harborview
  • Spectrum Healthcare Partners
  • Geiger
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Tilson Tech
  • CGI
  • Aizoon
  • Maine Municipal Association

New Ventures Maine offers many free workshops and classes across the state surrounding the following topics:

  • Build Your Career
  • Start A Business
  • Manage Your Money
  • Become A Leader
  • And more!

For a list of classes, please visit this link.