Geographical Sciences Career Fair

The Geographical Sciences Advising Office at the University of Maryland, in cooperation with the University Career Center, sponsors a semi-annual Career/Internship Fair specific to Geographical Sciences, GIS and ENSP students every semester.  Public, private, and non-profit employers attend to seek out potential interns and employees.

 

The next Career Fair will be Friday, April 6, 2018 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm in LeFrak, room 1158 (please note the room change from previous years).

Interested in hiring our students and attending the fair as an EMPLOYER? Click here!

Tips for Students

· Dress to impress! Wear business casual or business attire.

· Bring a few copies of your updated resume! Meet with the Career Center before the fair to perfect your resume.

· Do your research! Gain background insight on the agencies, corporations and organizations to which you will apply.

·  Be prepared with an elevator pitch! An elevator pitch is a short (~30 seconds) introduction of yourself, your skills, and why you are interested in a particular agency/company. Be prepared with a question to ask the employer. 

For more Career Fair Preparation, visit the Career Center's Career Fair Prep Page

Employers and organizations that have attended the Geographical Sciences Career Fair in the past include (there is no guarantee that these same employers will attend this year):

  • National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
  • NOAA-Office of Coastal Survey
  • UMD Federal Semester Program
  • Geographic Services, Inc.
  • UMD Facilities Management
  • UMD's Masters of Professional Studies in GIS Program
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Census Bureau
  • Clean Water Action
  • NASA DEVELOP
  • US Army - Topographic Engineer Center
  • ESRI
  • HACU National Internship Program