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

Fall 2024 Career Workshops

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

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL): Earn Credit For Your Real-World Knowledge

Wednesday, September 18th, 2024
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At UMA, we believe that valuable learning extends far beyond the confines of a classroom. Whether you’ve honed your skills in the workplace, gained unique insights through military service, or acquired knowledge through diverse life experiences, we recognize the depth and breadth of your expertise.

Imagine turning your hard-earned experience into college credits—quickly and cost-effectively! With options like transfer credits, testing, portfolios, and credential reviews, you can fast-track your academic journey.

Join this exciting session to:

  • Define College-Level Learning: Discover what constitutes college-level learning and why your unique experiences matter.
  • Reflect on Your Expertise: Identify your own areas of expertise and evaluate how they translate into academic achievements.
  • Explore Credit Pathways: Learn about various opportunities to earn academic credit, saving you both time and money on your educational path.

Don’t miss out on this chance to leverage your life experiences for academic success!

Mastering Resumes & Cover Letters: From Application to Offer

Tuesday, October 1st, 2024
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Craft a Winning Resume and Cover Letter to Land Your Dream Job!

Ready to stand out in the competitive job market? Whether you’re starting from scratch or refining an existing resume, we’re here to help you shine. Discover the secrets to creating compelling resumes and cover letters that grab attention and open doors.

In this dynamic session, you’ll:

  • Master the Art of Self-Promotion: Learn how to pitch yourself in the most impactful way on paper, capturing employers’ interest.
  • Showcase Your Value: Write powerful bullet points that highlight your skills and accomplishments, making you a standout candidate.
  • Avoid Common Pitfalls: Steer clear of the most frequent resume and cover letter mistakes that can hinder your chances.

Elevate your job application game and make a lasting impression with our expert tips and strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your career to the next level!

Graduate School Unlocked: Your Path to Success

Wednesday, October 30th, 12-1pm
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Graduate school can be challenging, but with the right planning, you can transform stress into success and embark on a rewarding academic journey.

Join us for this empowering session to:

  • Navigate Your Options: Discover the key factors to consider when selecting the perfect program and institution for your goals.
  • Master the Application Process: Learn the essentials of applying to graduate school, from crafting a standout application to acing interviews.
  • Explore Financing Solutions: Uncover various financing options to fund your graduate degree without breaking the bank.
  • Make the Right Choice: Determine if graduate school is the best step for your career and personal aspirations.

Take control of your future and make your graduate school dreams a reality with expert guidance and actionable insights. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to set yourself up for success!

Interview Like a Pro: Strategies for Success

Thursday, November 21st, 2024
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Ace Your Job Interview and Launch Your Dream Career!

Preparing for a job interview is a pivotal moment in your career journey. Securing that dream job can be challenging, but with the right determination and passion, you can turn this challenge into a triumph. Even if you don’t land the job, every interview becomes a valuable learning experience, bringing you one step closer to success. With a little preparation and foresight, your interviewing skills can reach new heights.

Join this transformative session to:

  • Master Communication Skills: Learn how to effectively convey your strengths both verbally and non-verbally during an interview.
  • Tackle Tough Questions: Practice answering challenging interview questions with confidence and poise.
  • Structure Your Responses: Gain frameworks to organize your thoughts and craft compelling answers to common interview questions.
  • Prepare and Follow Up Like a Pro: Discover essential tools and techniques for thorough preparation and effective follow-up, before and after the interview.

Elevate your interview game and unlock the door to your dream job. Don’t miss this opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition!

LinkedIn Unleashed: Unlock Your Professional Potential

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2024
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Unlock the Power of LinkedIn to Supercharge Your Career!

Did you know that over 90% of employers use LinkedIn to find top talent? LinkedIn isn’t just a professional networking site—it’s your gateway to researching jobs, connecting with recruiters, and expanding your professional network. Your LinkedIn profile can showcase your personal brand and accomplishments in ways a resume can’t.

Join this impactful session to:

  • Craft a Standout Profile: Learn how to create an engaging and effective LinkedIn profile that grabs attention.
  • Research Employers Like a Pro: Discover strategies to gather valuable insights about potential employers and industry trends.
  • Leverage Your Network: Master the art of using your connections to enhance your job search and uncover hidden opportunities.

Don’t miss this chance to harness the full potential of LinkedIn and propel your career to new heights!

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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

Resumes & Cover Letters


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 26th, 2024
Fireside Lounge, Randall Student Center, Augusta Campus
70 University Drive, Augusta, ME