About Career Services

The Office of Career Services at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) helps our students and alumni find jobs and plan their careers. Our quality resources and services fit the evolving needs of the university's talented and diverse students and alumni. We'll assist you from the time you enroll and graduate to when you enter the workforce or take those next steps in your career.

Advising Policies

Career Services' advising policies outline key expectations for both Career Services staff and UMUC students.

Our Staff

Alonzo Brown, Recruitment Specialist

Alonzo Brown helps students and career seekers plan and obtain their occupational goals. He has more than 10 years of experience in workforce development, staff and program management, career training, and assessment of diverse populations.

Brown also has developed partnership agreements with employers and community organizations.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma and was certified in job development and placement at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ann Martin, Career Advisor

Ann Martin originally joined Career Services as a graduate assistant in 2010. She brought well-developed communication skills from more than 20 years of experience in customer service and consultative sales.

She recently earned designations as a certified federal career coach and certified federal job search coach. Her growing areas of expertise include résumé writing, career exploration, and career planning. She aspires to be a licensed professional counselor, assisting people with life and career transitions.

Martin earned a bachelor's degree in consumer services at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She attends Bowie State University, where she's pursuing a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.

Rhoda Smackum, Career Advisor

Rhoda Smackum is an associate certified career coach and global career development facilitator. Her areas of expertise include career coaching, career transition, career exploration, working with special populations, job search strategizing, and supervision.

Before joining UMUC, she was a manager in the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program sponsored by the Department of Defense. Her focus was supervising career advisors and counselors providing telephonic education and career services and resources for spouses of active-duty military service members worldwide. She also previously worked with students at Prince George's Community College.

Smackum earned a Bachelor of General Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and Master of Arts at Bowie State University.

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LocationAcademic Center at Largo
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Phone: 240-684-2720

Office Hours
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.