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No matter if you are launching a startup, building a small business, or recruiting interns and employees to a large company, the University of Maryland has several ways to ensure you identify the talent your organization requires to grow.

University Career Center & The President's Promise

The University of Maryland is the state’s flagship institution and one of the original land-grant institutions in America. A top-ranked public research institution, we boast a diverse and talented student community of over 40,000, who value inclusion, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination.


The University Career Center & The President's Promise looks forward to working with you to create a customized recruiting plan, tailored to meet your organization’s unique hiring goals. Our employer relations team is well positioned to facilitate your organization’s connections across our campus to our talented undergraduate, graduate and alumni Terp community. Below are several ways to partner with The Center.

Get started today by contacting our Employer Relations team at

Employer events provide an opportunity to educate students about your organization and  available opportunities, while also facilitating networking between the students and representatives from your team. Post your in-person, virtual & hybrid events in Handshake and invite UMD!

Can't host your own event? Join one of ours! We welcome employer participation in career programs hosted by our team and campus partners. 

The Center's Campus Interview Program allows employers to interview UMD students and recent graduates, virtually or in-person, via a simple and coordinated process facilitated by our team. 

Interviews can take place year round, however, it is recommended hosting interviews during the fall and spring semesters.

Interviews are coordinated Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.

It is strongly recommended that interview schedule requests be made at least 3 weeks in advance to provide adequate time for marketing, student applications and finalizing the interview schedule. 

All participating employers must review the full Campus Interview Program Policy document prior to requesting a campus interview date. 

The University of Maryland welcomes your organization to engage our talented Terps in the ways that best meet your recruiting goals. Review the upcoming opportunities available and reach out to us at

The University of Maryland (UMD) Career Center hosts Industry Meetups throughout the semester. UMD’s student body encompasses students from 50 states and 116 countries and includes 102 undergraduate majors, 115 master's programs, and 84 doctoral programs. Our meetups are a great opportunity to connect in-person with and recruit prospective, skilled, and diverse candidates to empower your organization.

The University of Maryland has partnered with Handshake to provide its career management platform. Already have an account? Connect with us on Handshake. Need an account? Registration is simple and posting is free. 

Handshake is used by current undergraduate and graduate students and UMD alumni seeking the following types of positions:

  • Full-time (entry-level and experienced hire) professional positions
  • Internships (fall, spring, summer)
  • Part-time on-campus jobs
  • Part-time off-campus jobs
  • Post-doc and fellowship positions

Seeking a UMD student for a paid part-time, short-term off-campus position?

UMD has partnered with QuadJobs, an online platform that connects students to flexible, part-time jobs. 

QuadJobs serves as a central portal for individuals and local businesses looking to recruit UMD students for short-term, one-time and temporary jobs (e.g., babysitting, dog-walking, tutoring, house work).

When posting in QuadJobs, we encourage listing "COLLEGE PARK, MD" in the title of your ad.

For details regarding policies and use of the platform, view QuadJobs FAQs

As an employer, your connections with our students can make a lasting impression.  We offer a variety of different ways to connect with our talented Terps. Through volunteer and educational programs, you can share your own career journey, pivotal learning experiences, industry tips, and general feedback.  These options help to brand your organization, can lead to lasting connections with future talent, and ultimately support the development of UMD students. 

Career Course Assistance  

Employer/alumni partners are invited to volunteer to support the 500+ students registered in the University Career Center's two 1-credit career courses, with two live virtual experiences: (1) a resume review and (2) a mock interview.  The two courses are PSYC123: The Psychology of Getting Hired and EDCP108i: Academic Transitions to Internships (for students seeking their first internship experience).

Intern For A Day

Intern for a Day connects current undergraduate students with alumni, parents, and employers for in-person job shadowing or virtual informational interviewing experiences to explore potential career fields. We typically place 300-400 students with professionals each semester! Our Host Guide features information about the purpose of the program as well as information that can support you as you plan to host UMD students for job shadowing opportunities.

Professional Preparation Workshops

Share your expertise with students by leading a professional development focused workshop. Review the list of topics scheduled for this fall and confirm if your team is interested in leading. 

One of the most effective methods for identifying highly-qualified talent is by engaging undergraduate and graduate students who either volunteer their time or receive academic credit through a consulting project.

Below is a list of a few of these consulting programs: