The UMBC Career Center will be piloting a new event this spring, the Reverse Career Fair. We will be inviting student organizations to set up booths highlighting the accomplishments of their organization and offering you the opportunity to walk through and connect one-on-one with students. We expect around 30 student organizations to participate.
The theory behind the Reverse Career Fair is that because students will be speaking about topics they are familiar with and enthusiastic about (the actions of their organization), they will be more comfortable networking with individuals that approach them. This process will help students develop their professional networking skills, possibly fostering mentoring connections with UMBC alumni, and potentially secure an internship or full-time job offer.
All attending employers will obtain access to a resume book of approved resumes for participating student organization members.
Student Organizations Registered to Attend
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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
We are UMBC's student branch of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Our graduate and undergraduate student members share technical interests rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines. At our meetings and events we will present and promote current research trends at UMBC and elsewhere, host skills workshops, and provide our members the opportunity to expand their network of contacts.
Projects/Awards: Present and discuss the Coil Train Project.
Discuss our Arduino Workshops.
Discuss Quadcopter Project.
Discuss Soldering Workshop.
Actuarial Risk Management Society (ARMS)
Actuarial Risk Management Society (ARMS) aka Student Actuarial Society (SAS) is a professional society that aims to bring together all student that strive to become actuaries. We are a growing community of highly analytical and critical thinkers. While striving to attain the highest possible standards of scholarship and qualifications, we also use our time to network as social mathematicians.
American Red Cross Club
The American Red Cross Club strives to fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross by providing voluntary service and education to our Baltimore community.
Projects/Awards: Fire Prevention Week
Scrubby Bear Program
We connect members with internship opportunities, heads of finance companies. Likewise, we host panels that expands members knowledge about research, options after graduation and beneficial opportunities on campus.
Engineers without Borders
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a non-profit humanitarian organization that facilitates sustainable projects in the developing world. EWB accomplishes this mission through the efforts of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community partners, professional engineers, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). We not only design sustainable solutions to complex issues like the lack of access to clean water and safe sanitation, but also implement these projects in the developing world.
Projects/Awards: Over the past year, EWB-UMBC has been working directly with a small community in the Monteverde region of Costa Rica. The community suffers from water scarcity, especially during the dry season. Currently, they must rely on an old water storage tank that does not provide adequate water treatment to guarantee public health. Furthermore, the distribution pipes are 30 years old and in need of repair to ensure that safe water reaches the community members from the source. To amend this situation, we aim to improve the storage tank by equipping it with a disinfection system and updating the distribution pipes. The chapter also plans to provide information to the community regarding the best water, sanitation, and hygiene practices to ensure the health of all community members, and especially those most vulnerable to disease. In this manner, we are going to employ the science and engineering skills that we have learned at UMBC to benefit the lives of real people in Costa Rica.
The UMBC EWB chapter also volunteers for projects in Maryland. Currently, our chapter is working with the Western School of Technology and Environmental Science to develop an outdoor education center. Our chapter is finishing the design phase and is preparing to install tables and benches at the project site. Once completed, the outdoor education center will provide a learning space for students year-round.
Golden Key International Honor Society
Golden Key International Honor Society is group of top 15% students dedicated to providing less privileged children opportunities. We focus on Service, Academics and Leadership for our members and community.
Projects/Awards: Choice Program: College Night
We are HackUMBC, our goal is to teach skills in coding and technology as well as hold a 24 hackathon where students come together in groups of up to 4 to build software and hardware and then press them to sponsors and the community.
Projects/Awards: Our main event the HackUMBC event brought almost 500 attendees last Fall
Hillel Student Organization
UMBC Hillel strives to be a home away from home for the UMBC student community from both near and far. Hillel strives to inspire students with meaningful Jewish experiences through community, learning, celebration, and and social justice.
Projects/Awards: We offer a wide range of program opportunities from community service to Israel trips, from holiday parties to alternative spring breaks and we support a staff and student leaders who value one-on-one connections and create a community in which everyone feels welcome regardless of background. We will specifically be highlighting our Freedom Seder, Student Leader program, Partnership Shabbats, and Rosh Chodesh.
Honors College Council
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Honors College Council serves as the governing body of the Honors College, providing platforms and resources for the holistic development of scholarship in the greater UMBC community. We host events to promote diversity in thought, as students aid one another in success in their higher educational goals. Our council provides a standard of excellence that all Honors College students are expected to uphold.
Projects/Awards: The Honors Council hosts semesterly, as well as monthly, events for the cohorts. Lunches in the Lounge with prominent professors allow our students to discuss pressing social and scientific issues with revered faculty, promoting a steady flow of intellectual exchange. The yearly Masquerade Ball and Trivia Bowl events allow students to network in a relaxed environment, emphasizing personal wellness above academic success without neglecting the importance of scholarly achievement.
Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) Council of Majors
Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) is a program that allows students to create an individualized and unique degree around an interdisciplinary topic which they are passionate about, in order to pursue a career integrated fields. The INDS CoM is a group of INDS students who provide support for INDS students, host events and lectures, and establish a student-alumni network.
Projects/Awards: Each year the the INDS CoM hosts a "Petrovich Lecture," where we invite an interdisciplinary scholar to speak to the UMBC community.
Community outreach with the Del Rey school
ISCOM is providing a centralized venue for communication between students, faculty, staff, alumni, and IT companies; a constant stream of updated information and resources pertaining to the IS major, an IT career, and any other type of information of value to UMBC IS students; and a strong sense of community among IS students by providing social interaction among ISCOM members, IS students, and the IS department
-Managed and executed events for IS/BTA/CS students throughout Spring, Fall 2016.
-Invited influential companies which were able to provide cutting-edge technologies and learning opportunities for students.
-Helped students to realize their interests through learning sessions.
Model African Union
Providing an academic simulation of the African Union that aims to educate participants about current African events, diplomacy, and the African Union agenda. Participants will role-play as delegates representing an African nation and will advocate for the represented country's interest in a simulated session of a committee of the African Union, such as the Technical Committee on Social Matters or the General Assembly. Participants will research a country, take on roles as delegates, investigate intra-African issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop Pan-African solutions to problems facing the continent.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
We are an on-campus chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are dedicated to eradicating the stigma behind mental disorders and promote safe spaces for fellow students to discuss their experiences.
Projects/Awards: MyStory Event
You Are Not Alone Festival
Sigma Alpha Lambda
Sigma Alpha Lambda is a National Leadership and Honors Organization dedicated to developing the individual and serving our campus and community. The mission of Sigma Alpha Lambda is to recognize members for academic achievement, to engage members in service, and to develop members for leadership. Service is the foundation of our leadership development model as well as the leadership of the organization itself. Through service, individuals look outside themselves and lives are changed, not only for the one being served but even more so for the one serving. As a result of this process, the individual learns more about who they really are and what they value.
Projects/Awards: Operation Christmas Child
Relay For Life
Food Fight Against Hunger
Society of Women Engineers
Society of Women Engineers is a professional organizations that gives SWE members the opportunity to develop their professional and career skills.
Projects/Awards: Outreach service opportunities
Career development opportunities
Students for Environmental Awareness
Students for Environmental Awareness works to raise awareness about sustainability and climate change issues. We accomplish this by reaching out to other organizations and collaborating in order to hold sustainable and fun events for people to learn about the environment.
The Computer Science Education Group
The Computer Science Education group is for all students, faculty, and staff who are interested in CS education. We particularly invite students who are planning to or considering a career in teaching at the K-12 level, to join, as well as anyone who is interested in educational issues in CS (including -- but not limited to -- teaching pedagogies, curriculum, access to CS classes in K-12 schools, and gender/minority underrepresentation in CS classes).
Projects/Awards: Athena Conference
Hour of Code
The Filipino American Student Association (FASA)
The Filipino American Student Association (FASA) is a collegiate cultural interest group at UMBC that aims to promote Filipino and Filipino-American awareness at UMBC and its surrounding community. Founded in 1997, FASA was established on the four pillars: Education, Integration, Charity, and Family, which are implemented throughout all of the organization's activities. Since then, it has grown tremendously into one of the largest, most active and well-known organizations on campus.
Projects/Awards: Pistahan: Filipino Cultural Night that consists of cultural dances and a play that ties into social issues that Pilipino/Filipino Americans face. Food, vendors, and performers are included. This event has gained recognition throughout the whole campus and is usually sold out.
The Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association is a student-run organization which represents, supports, and promotes graduate student interests on campus by providing a forum for discussions of and recommendations on matters involving graduate students and their welfare at UMBC. GSA provides opportunities for intellectual, professional and social development through grants, public presentation of research, graduate community events and campus service support.
Projects/Awards: Monthly GSA Senate meetings
Annual Graduate Research Conference
Participation in local and national graduate student organizations such as the USM Student Council and the NAGPS
Provides funding and support for 25+ Graduate student organizations each year
Provides funding for travel and research in the form of grants to all graduate students
Participating member of various UMBC committees on campus
The Latin Dance Club
Salsa is love, salsa is life! The Latin Dance Club at UMBC spreads the excitement, confidence, and fun that social dance brings by teaching the Latin American dance forms of salsa and bachata! Our student organization's officers come away with not only increased self-confidence and social skills, but also improved competencies in customer service and minor event management.
The WILL Program
The WILL program at UMBC engages students, faculty, and student affairs staff in a learning community that promotes academic excellence, leadership development, career exploration, and civic engagement for women. WILL also develops practical leadership skills by group efforts to plan and organize events and activist projects that confront inequities and felt needs on campus, in the surrounding community, and beyond. WILL is a community dedicated to expanding student’s intellectual horizons by way of events such as workshops, films and lectures.
Triangle Fraternity is an all STEM fraternity that empowers actives with the knowledge and opportunity to navigate life in their academic studies, volunteer service, and leadership development.
Projects/Awards: Recruitment and organizational growth, service projects such as the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and FIRST LEGO League, and organizational and planning activities to increase chapter involvement and outreach.
UMBC Game Developers Club
UMBC Game Developers Club is an interdisciplinary professional development club dedicated to learning about the process of, and the industry associated with, game development. At the beginning of each academic year, students pitch their ideas, and, working together with club members from a wide variety of different backgrounds, produce a small working prototype of their game within a 48-hour period. The most successful of these prototypes are further developed into fully featured demos throughout the year, culminating in their presentation both to the UMBC community during events such as URCAD, and to the Maryland community at large in festivals such as Gamescape and MAGfest.
Projects/Awards: In the 2015-2016 academic year, over 30 opportunities were achieved by club members in research positions, employment opportunities, internships, and awards. Some of our more notable projects were Huebots, which made it to the finals in Microsoft's Imagine cup and was later released on steam, Dethroned, which ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and released a physical project, and Legacy of the Shards, which presented at this year's Magfest.
UMBC SAE Baja
UMBC SAE Baja- Students design, build, test, and compete with a single seat Off Road vehicle. Against over 100 schools from across the country. Baja gives students a hands on experience with the complete design process and real world problem solving.
Projects/Awards: UMBC Regularly finishes within the top 20 teams at competition.
-12th Sales Presentation
UMBC VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
UMBC VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) recruits UMBC students, staff, and faculty and trains them to work as volunteer tax preparers at UMBC VITA's tax preparation site located on campus. During tax season our members complete and file tax returns for low-income families and individuals at no cost to the client. Our service provides financial support to underprivileged members of the Baltimore-Metro area.
Projects/Awards: UMBC's VITA site prepared 106 returns last semester and refunded over $125,000 to the Baltimore community.
Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority
Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. is the first and only multicultural sorority on campus. Our members gain experience with leadership development, event planning, fundraising, service, and diversity training.
Projects/Awards: Deaf Culture Awareness (Event)
Haunted House (one of UMBC's largest and most funded events)
Human Trafficking (Event)
Your Vote: It's Worth More Than You Think (Event)
Philanthropies: Ronald McDonald House and N.A.M.E. (National Association of Multicultural Education)