The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
This virtual center has been created to provide helpful resources, training, and opportunities for current AGNR students, prospective UMD students, K-12 students, and adult citizens who are interested in pursuing a career in an agricultural field to further advance agricultural systems across Maryland.
RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS
Thank you for your interest in recruiting and connecting with UMD students within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Our College has over 1200 undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide range of topics including:
- Animal and Avian Sciences
- Agricultural and Resource Economics
- Environmental Science and Policy
- Environmental Science and Technology
- Nutrition and Food Science
- Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
- Institute of Applied Agriculture (two-year certificate program)
For detailed descriptions of our academic units can be viewed on our Departments and Programs page
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources partners with the University Career Center and the President’s Promise to help employers engage and connect in meaningful ways.
Here are just a few ways in which you can recruit, hire, and interact with students. To see a full list of services for employers, visit the University Career Center’s resources for employers and read this one page AGNR Employer Information Sheet
Post an Internship or Job:
Careers4Terps (C4T) is the university’s online job and internship database that allows employers to post positions, browse resumes and register for upcoming events. This is our preferred method for posting position for students within AGNR. To post a position, you will first need to set up an account in Careers4Terps. Review our C4T Registration Tip Sheet for detailed instructions.
Internships: Many of our AGNR students participate in internships. In fact, over 79 % of AGNR students reported having one or more internships during their time at the University of Maryland. We encourage you to post your internship via Careers4Terps. Additionally, if you’re interested in starting a new internship program, we are happy to share with you best practices for having a successful internship program. Check out the Internship Guide for Employers to help you learn how to create, develop and/or enhance an internship program for University of Maryland, College Park students.
Career Fairs and Networking Events are a great way for organizations to connect with UMD students and build brand on our campus. The University Career Center hosts a number of fairs and events during the academic year to meet your recruiting needs. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources does not host an ag specific career fair, however, we encourage employers seeking to recruit our students attend our fairs hosted by the University Career Center and the President’s Promise. View the list of career fairs and events.
On Site Visits:
Careers within agriculture and natural resources are very applied and hands on. Our students are very eager to visit your organization. Consider hosting students through:
Intern For a Day Program: Host a student for a one day job shadow opportunity to expose them to your organization and career field.
During a Career Shuttle, the host employer typically arranges a tour for students and presents the opportunity to hear firsthand from current employees, including interns, about their roles.
Learn more about these site visit opportunities and to arrange visit!
Participate on a Career Panel or Workshop and share your career journey and expertise with our students
Alumni are invited to join the Terrapins Connect which offers a safe and secure space for alumni-to-student and alumni-to-alumni advising and mentoring. Alumni with in fields related to agriculture and natural resources are strongly encourage to participate.
If you have additional questions about how to post a position, developing your recruiting strategy, or hosting or attending an event to connect with students, please contact our employer relations team firstname.lastname@example.org
The Undergraduate Technology Apprenticeship Program, or UTAP, is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Studies and pairs undergraduate students trained in instructional technology and pedagogy with faculty members in need of technical assistance.
- Faculty get support for up to 10 hours per week throughout the spring semester with integrating technology into the teaching and learning process and an opportunity to work closely with an undergraduate student in a mentoring relationship.
- Students earn 3 credits from the preparatory course, develop technical skills to enhance resumes and educational background, work one-on-one in a mentoring relationship with a faculty member, and earn $8.50 an hour.
All faculty and instructors in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are invited to submit applications for support. Applications will be forwarded to the appropriate chair or unit leader for approval, and afterward, the College's Committee on New Technologies will review and select the proposals to be supported. Approximately five proposals will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Impact on undergraduate education, which can be reflected by either the number of students affected or the unique nature of the project;
- Inclusion of the UTAP student in the academic process;
- Potential increase of the faculty member's ability to use instructional technologies.
Proposals can be for projects that last an entire semester or a series of smaller technology-related tasks. Course-related proposals are especially welcome.
Submit an online Faculty Application by October 1, 2018.
For students applying to the program, UTAP is a two semester process:
- Successful completion of a three credit preparatory course offered in the fall semester;
- Working apprenticeship for 5-10 hours per week during the spring semester, assisting a faculty member with projects such as:
- Web publishing and academic website development
- Electronic presentations and digital media
- Digital media (podcasting, streaming, YouTube, copyright)
- Online collaboration (wikis, blogs, discussion board)
- Course management
Submit an online Student Application by June 15, 2018
TLTC222: Academic Technologies
Friday 10 am-12:30pm
Teaches students the instructional technology skills and strategies needed to support faculty teaching in technology-rich physical environments like the university's TERP classrooms as well as virtual environments such as ELMS-Canvas.
Attendance is mandatory and access to a computer and all software used in teh course will be made available outside of the classroom to those who may need it.
- Faculty support and an overview of pedagogical issues
- Designing and constructing a website using HTML and Dreamweaver
- Incorporating and manipulating digital audio, video, and images
- Presentation design in Microsoft PowerPoint, Camtasia, and Prezi
- Designing and maintaining ELMS course spaces
- Common instructional technologies such as wikis, blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts, etc.
In addition to in-class workshops, students complete project assignments such as creating presentations, designing course websites, and building ELMS course spaces. Groups present final projects at the end of the semester.