Career Services for Military and Civilian Jobs
UMUC can help you get ahead in your armed forces career or explore career opportunities after the military.
University of Maryland University College is committed to helping you advance your career in the armed forces or translate your education and experience into job opportunities after the military. UMUC Career Services will support you throughout your professional life, with services and events to help you maximize your career opportunities, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and connect with our alumni network.
Help with Your Job Search
UMUC's career counselors can help you develop a job search strategy. We can direct you to industry-specific job websites and help you research salary information and companies.
If you're looking for a federal job, we can help you understand the federal hiring process and give you tips on optimizing your resume for federal applications and writing knowledge, skill, and ability descriptions. Known as KSAs, they're an assessment tool used by the federal government for hiring.
Start Your Career Quest
CareerQuest is an online career management tool that allows you to browse jobs from companies looking to hire UMUC graduates, post your resume, apply for jobs, receive notifications of new postings, research companies and careers, find contacts in your industry, connect with alumni, and more.
Share Your Professional Credentials
Optimal Resume, available through CareerQuest, allows you to create an online presentation of your credentials and portfolio to share with your network through social media and your own customized professional website.
Polish Your Resume and Cover Letter
UMUC's career counselors can assist you in crafting the best resume and cover letter possible to convey your skills, experience and education—and gain the attention of prospective employers.
Prepare for Interviews
Our career counselors can help you practice for your upcoming job interview. Appointments are available in our Largo, Maryland, Career Center or by phone, e-mail or even Skype—just fill out the Talk to a Career Counselor form.
Attend a Career Services Event
Tuesday, Dec 16 | Noon-1 p.m.
"When a lot of our military students first call us, they don't have a plan for getting a degree. They don't know what they want to do next in life. So our work often involves counseling on what types of degree plans are appropriate for them. We try to help them translate their military occupations into a degree plan."