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:

Phone: (207) 621-3130

Email: umacareer@maine.edu

Or, use register using the link(s) near each workshop description!

Spring 2021 Career Workshops (all workshops will be delivered via Zoom)


Resumes & Cover Letters 101

Tuesday, February 2nd, Noon-1pm
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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.

Career Badging Overview

Wednesday, February 17th, Noon-1pm
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The world is changing fast and, today more than ever, traditional modes of assessment fail to capture the learning that happens everywhere and at every age. Digital badges are a powerful new tool for identifying and validating your range of skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies.

The University of Maine System has partnered with Badgr, a digital badging platform that will help you prove that you have the skills necessary to be successful in your field.

This workshop will cover the basics of digital badges, and an overview of Badgr.

Prior Learning and Volunteering for Credit

Monday, March 8th, Noon-1pm
(Registration link coming soon!)

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. We will also touch upon volunteer opportunities that are typically available on campus, and how you can turn your volunteer hours into a free class.
** This workshop is part of the Trail Blazer Workshop Series.

Career Badging Overview

Tuesday, March 9th, Noon-1pm
Register for this workshop
The world is changing fast and, today more than ever, traditional modes of assessment fail to capture the learning that happens everywhere and at every age. Digital badges are a powerful new tool for identifying and validating your range of skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies.

The University of Maine System has partnered with Badgr, a digital badging platform that will help you prove that you have the skills necessary to be successful in your field.

This workshop will cover the basics of digital badges, and an overview of Badgr.

Successful Interviewing

Wednesday, March 16th, Noon-1pm
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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.

Ignite Your Career

Monday, March 22nd, Noon-1pm
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Join us for a career action plan workshop aimed to help you light a fire under achieving your goals!

  • Kindle your knowledge
  • Spark your SMART goals
  • Light your future path!

Co-sponsored by Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG)

Applying to Graduate School

Thursday, March 25th, Noon-1pm
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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.

Getting Connected on LinkedIn

Tuesday, April 13th, Noon-1pm
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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 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.

6th Annual Career Summit (via Zoom) – Save the Date!

Friday, April 9, 2021

More information to follow!