Workshops and events are free to students, alumni and community members, unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2024 Career Workshops

All workshops will be held via Zoom from 12-noon-1pm.

Resumes & Cover Letters: From Rejection to Results

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024
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Strong resumes and cover letters are essential to land an interview and job. Whether you have an existing resume or have never put one together, we can help you. Learn the essentials of how to write a resume and cover letter that will get you noticed. Our tips for resume and cover letter writing will help you showcase your relevant skills and experience.

This session will help you:

  • Pitch yourself in the best possible way on paper
  • Write bullet points that truly show your value
  • Avoid the most common resume and cover letter mistakes.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL): Getting Credit For What You Know

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
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We recognize that college-level learning doesn’t always occur in the classroom. We understand that the skills and knowledge you have acquired may have come through learning in the office, in the military, or through various other life activities. Through transfer credit, testing, portfolios and credential reviews, you may have the opportunity to earn college credits more efficiently and at a reduced cost.

This session will help you:

  • Define college-level learning.
  • Reflect on your own areas of expertise and draw conclusions about whether your accomplishments of these areas constitute college level learning.
  • Learn about potential pathways to earn academic credit.

De-Mystifying the Graduate School Application Process

Monday, February 26th, 2024
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Graduate school isn’t easy. Proper planning, however, can dramatically reduce stress and anxiety and get you on the road to achieve your academic goals.

This session will help you:

  • Understand the factors that can influence your program/institution selection
  • Learn the basics of the graduate school application process
  • Find out about graduate degree financing options
  • Decide whether or not graduate school is a step in the right direction.

Interviewing: The Secrets of Success

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
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Preparing for your job interview could very well be one of the most important moments of your career. Landing the perfect job can be a challenge, but with the determination and passion you will need to begin a successful career, you can easily overcome this challenge, and bring a lot of valuable experience with you to the next interview if you don’t get the job. Just a little preparation and thought ahead of time can have wondrous effects on your interviewing skills.

This session will help you:

  • Understand how to verbally and non-verbally communicate effectively in an interview.
  • Learn and practice how to answer challenging interview questions.
  • Gain frameworks to structure thoughts and answers to common interview questions.
  • Obtain tools and techniques to both prepare and follow up, before and after the interview.

Job Fair Preparation

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024
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Job fairs are a great opportunity to explore and learn more about professional paths and opportunities, and to practice networking.

This session will help you:

  • Enhance your understanding of a job fair and its purpose.
  • Become aware of how to research employers and best prepare to attend one of these events.
  • Understand how networking can work for you in landing your next job.

LinkedIn

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
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Did you know that over 90% of employers are using LinkedIn as a recruitment tool? LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can help you research and apply for jobs, meet recruiters, and find professional contacts. In some ways, your LinkedIn account can allow you to provide a more in-depth look at your personal brand and accomplishments than a resume does.

This session will help you:

  • Create an effective profile
  • Find out information about employers
  • How to take advantage of your network to enhance your job search.

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The Student Institute (SI) is an opportunity for students who have completed at least one college semester to create a personalized plan for getting the most out of their college experience in relation to their career and life goals.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in small discussion groups with students, advisors, and faculty to begin building their personal network and creating an individualized action plan.

As a participant, you will:

  • Develop Strategies for Setting & Achieving Personal and Career Goals
  • Learn Methods of Researching Careers
  • Build a Peer Network
  • Select an Education and Career Path Mentor
  • Create an Individualized Education & Career Action Plan

Spring 2024 Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, February 13th from 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 20th from 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 27th from 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 5th from 4:30-6:30 PM

Resumes & Cover Letters


Interviewing


Applying to Graduate School


Intriguing Internships

Getting Connected on LinkedIn


UMA CareerLink


Big Interview


7th Annual UMA Career Summit (April 2022)

UMA Job Fair (in collaboration with Maine CareerCenters)
Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
10am-3pm
Fireplace Lounge, Randall Student Center, Augusta Campus
70 University Drive, Augusta, ME

Details coming soon!