Career Advising Specialist

Largo, MD
Nov 06, 2018
Dec 12, 2018
Full Time


Career Advising Specialist

Office of Institutional Advancement, Career Services

Exempt, Regular, Full-Time, Pay Grade 1.3

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks a Career Advising Specialist for the Career Services unit of the Office of Institutional Advancement. The successful candidate will provide intensive and targeted job search assistance to student and alumni groups for specific employer recruiting events, as well as general career advising, to University of Maryland University College's (UMUC) non-traditional students and alumni. Focusing on business students and graduates, the chosen candidate will use online platforms to develop and deliver webinars on job seeking strategies and career-related topics, internships, and career options; administering career assessments, assisting with choosing a major, and the job search process; and providing information on graduate school programs and the application process. The successful candidate will also assist the team in conducting employer recruiting events online and on site.


  • Intensive job search preparation: Work closely with the employer relations team and academic program directors to identify and prepare target groups of students and alumni for specific employer hiring events; oversee and deliver intensive resume review and subsequent interview preparation
  • Career advising: Provide career counseling online, by telephone, and in person for UMUC business students and alumni; administering and interpreting career assessment inventories when appropriate; providing assistance to students and alumni with career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, internships, and job search skills
  • Educational programming: Assist with the planning and execution of career-related virtual webinars and recruiting events and writing career related blog posts to meet the needs of UMUC students and alumni
  • Employer relations: Assist in establishing and maintaining employer relationships: assist in the organization of virtual and face-to-face job fairs, other networking events, and the maintenance of the online jobs database
  • Other job-related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • The successful candidate must have four (4) years of experience providing career advising services including the use of career assessments; knowledge developing and critiquing resumes and cover letters; previous direct experience in career advising and translating military experience to civilian careers for transitioning military and veterans; knowledge of effective interviewing skills; effective presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of federal hiring practices and labor market trends; experience with online job and internship boards and career services web-based tools; and excellent customer service skills


  • Master's degree in counseling, human resources, college student personnel services, higher education, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning is preferred
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in providing career and/or internship advising in a college/university setting; and experience with online learning and nontraditional students, career services software, the MBTI, the Strong Interest Inventory, and Microsoft and Google applications



All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare.  For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.If you are an external candidate, you will have the option to create an account after you submit your application. Passwords for external accounts must contain 8 characters including 1 uppercase letter, 1 number, and 1 special character. Please remember this password, as it will be required to apply to additional jobs.


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