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Student Perspective: Sean Sibley Class of 2018

While you may have recognized him from his seven years of working in the Career Center at the University of Maine, there’s more to Sean Sibley than meets the eye. Sean earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing with a minor in theatre in 2014 and followed with a Certificate of Graduate Study in Gerontology […]

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Alumni Perspective: Krisjand Rothweiler, Class of 2003

Before arriving at the University of Maine, Krisjand’s life took some interesting paths, which only continued once he was in college. While growing up in a Navy family, he found himself living in Maine twice, so considers the state the closest thing he has to a “permanent” home. His family landed in Brunswick for his […]

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Book Review: #GirlBoss

Title: #GirlBoss Author: Sophia Amoruso Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin Date Published: 2014 Available on: Amazon It’s not easy going from petty theft and dumpster diving to overseeing a multimillion dollar online clothing empire, but somehow Sophia Amoruso made it possible. Like many young people, Amoruso struggled throughout her late teens and early twenties to find her path. […]

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Alumni Perspective: Nipun Vaiyda, Class of 2016

Getting connected with the Maine Mentor Program through the Career Center can prove to be an invaluable tool for University of Maine students. For 2016 graduate Nipun Vaidya, the program was a helpful resource and something he became part of as well. Originally from Nepal, where his family still resides, Nipun enjoys soccer, drawing, traveling, […]

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Student Perspective: Lydia Elwell

Currently in her junior year at the University of Maine, Lydia Elwell hails from the small town of Hartland. Lydia is majoring in History and Education, and hopes to use her degree to help further the economic development of her beloved home state. While considering options for higher education, Lydia was impressed by UMaine’s offerings. […]

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Alumna Perspective: Emily Cain, Class of 2002

Alumna Perspective: Emily Cain, Class of 2002 This past winter, I had the opportunity to connect with University of Maine alumna Emily Cain to get her perspective on why UMaine is a great place to be. A proud graduate of the state’s flagship university and a self-described “Black Bear through and through,” Emily’s interest in […]

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Why You Should Be Involved (And How To Do It)

Whether you’re a new student at UMaine or preparing to graduate in May of 2018, it’s never too early or too late to think about getting involved. When it comes to building your resume and your repertoire of skills, getting involved during your college career is crucial. Employers are not only looking for great students, […]

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Alumni Perspective: Moriah Cloutier, Class of 2017

Moriah Cloutier, currently a student at Northeastern Law School in Boston, graduated from the University of Maine in May 2017. She persevered in her major of Psychology while minoring in Legal Studies and graduated in three years. When making the important decision of where to pursue her undergraduate education, Moriah selected the University of Maine. […]

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Engineering Job Fair

If you’re an Engineering student at the University of Maine in any discipline, it’s time to start planning for the 2017 Engineering Job Fair, hosted by the Career Center. Every year, the Career Center works to bring you a diverse assortment of companies and this year we are pleased to offer 127 different companies, firms […]

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Should You Polish Up Your Social Media?

Whenever I meet with a student for a career counseling appointment, give a presentation to a class or chat with someone about their job search, I always ask if they’ve cleaned up their social media. Usually, my question is met with confusion because most people haven’t even considered the content of their social media accounts. […]

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Alumni Perspective: Mickey St. Dennis Class of 2017

Michael St. Dennis, or Mickey as he prefers to be called, graduated from the University of Maine in May 2017. With his collegiate experience having wrapped up, Mickey reflected upon the experiences, education and friendships that made his UMaine experience so memorable. Born on November 18th, he was given the nickname Mickey by his beloved […]

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Student Perspective: Bri Fortin Class of 2018

Master’s student Bri Fortin recently took some time to connect with the Career Center about her undergraduate experience at UMaine, what she’s doing now and where she’s headed when she graduates next year. Originally from New Hampshire, she was torn between attending her home state school of UNH or traveling north to attend UMaine. When […]

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Student Perspective: Nicholas LaJoie

In fall of 2017, Nicholas Lajoie will be entering his senior year in the computer engineering program, with a minor in mathematics. He spent his summer as an intern with Kepware, a software development company in Portland, Maine. With his graduation approaching, Nicholas has been considering what will come next for him and reflecting upon […]

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Kick Off Fall Semester With the Second Annual CareerFest

Whether you’re a brand new Black Bear or a student returning to campus, we want to offer a Hearty Maine Hello and welcome back! When the school year starts, it can feel really overwhelming, as there is so much to do, friends to catch up with and class schedules to adjust to. While we don’t […]

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Making the Most Out of Your Transfer Student Experience

If you’re transferring to the University of Maine, congratulations! We’re so excited to have you and as you’ll soon find out, you’re in a great place. Transferring can be tough (I know, I did it), especially when you’re leaving behind the friends, connections and experiences you made at your previous institution. Whether you’re coming to […]

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