College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Resources for Students

UCC @ AGNR helps students with...

  • Job and/or internship search strategies (networking, follow-up etiquette, informational interviews, etc.)
  • Developing customized application materials for desired industry or graduate/professional school
  • How to prepare and practice for interviews
  • Best practices for making contacts within a specific industry

Obtaining Career Advice

In addition to meeting with AGNR faculty and staff, there are two ways that students within AGNR can meet with career professionals to discuss their career development needs: daily Drop-Ins and Career Appointments

Drop-Ins:

Drop-Ins are 10-15 mins sessions to meet with an undergraduate Peer Career Educator. Drop-Ins are held in the main University Career Center located at 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Appointments are not required for Drop-Ins and they are best for the following topics:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Navigating and utilizing Careers4Terps
  • BASICS (1st steps) in internship & job searching
  • BASICS (1st steps) in interviewing

Career Appointments:

Career Appointments are 30 minute sessions with a graduate student or staff advisor. Career Appointments are best for more in-depth career topics such as:

  • Choosing a Major, Career Exploring, Career Fields and Industries
  • Preparing for Interviews
  • Searching for Internships or Jobs
  • Networking, Informational Interviews
  • Applying to Graduate School

To schedule an appointment, students must log on to their Careers4Terps account with their UMD Directory ID and password. Schedule an appointment by clicking on C4T's “Calendar” tab. You may be asked to answer some questions to update your account the first time you log in. For additional instructions, view this brief infographic.

Careers4Terps

Careers4Terps is the University of Maryland’s career management system. Through this platform, you can schedule a career appointment, search for internships/jobs, RSVP for career programs and events, and more. Read more about Careers4Terps and its functionality https://careers.umd.edu/careers4terps. Students are encouraged to update their Careers4Terps profile each academic year.

Programs and Events

The University Career Center & The President’s Promise offers a variety of programs, services and events to help students explore their career options, gain experience, and connect with employers. A few of our signature programs and events include:

  • Career Panels (Professionals and alumni share career advice to help students explore industries)
  • Career Shuttles (Organized site visit to  local employers)
  • Intern for a Day Program (Short term job shadowing program with host professionals)
  • Career Fairs (Events that connect students with employers interested in recruiting talented Terps)

Visit our Events Calendar to view upcoming career programs and events.

Stay Informed

In addition to our Events Calendar, students can stay up-to-date by signing up for our email newsletters.

  • University Career Center -bi-weekly newsletter promoting center-wide programs and events. Sign up here.
  • UCC @ AGNR Newsletter -biweekly newsletter with programs and events specific to AGNR. Sign Up here.
 
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