The Engineering Career Services Office, www.CareerEngr.umd.edu, assists all engineering students and employers in finding or filling internships, co-op jobs, and entry-level positions. We offer comprehensive career development opportunities for our students and a wide-range of recruitment programs for our employers. The responsibilities of the Program Manager include:
Advise students on internship, co-op, and post-graduation employment opportunities and job-search strategies. Counsel students on career development issues, academic policies, and professional practices. Critique student resumes and cover letters. Conduct mock interviews. Process students for curricular practical training and co-op. Work with offices that serve underrepresented students to improve our services. Coach students to develop and identify professional skills through class projects, student organization involvement, leadership roles, and philanthropic involvement.
Identify competencies and characteristics sought by engineering employers. Assist engineering employers by listing, editing, and approving jobs in career management software. Identify new online internship and job opportunities for key employers. Increase job and internship opportunities for students in underrepresented engineering majors. Cultivate new corporate relationships to generate job opportunities and conduct on-site visits to key employers.
Create, conduct, and evaluate career development workshops. Assist with student and employer programs including; career fairs, networking receptions, and employer-led workshops. Work with student professional societies to manage career-related activities and specialized workshops for undergraduates. Act as a liaison to other undergraduate academic units.
Market programs to students through email campaigns, class presentations, student societies, orientation, and open houses. Create and edit office publications and career development handouts. Contribute ideas for office web site. Maintain student, employer, placement, and alumni databases.
Minimum Qualifications: Engineering experience is NOT REQUIRED for this position. Bachelor’s degree with 5 years in career counseling, experiential learning, or college student personnel (3 years with a Master’s degree). Strong interpersonal and counseling/advising skills with ability to work with a variety of constituents. Excellent communication skills including group presentation and writing skills. Ability to work independently and initiative to create new programs.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education or college student personnel. Experience with career services management software. Ability to interact with engineering employers. Experience working with graduate and/or international students in addition to undergraduates a plus.