Featured Blogs

Getting the Most Out of the Engineering Job Fair!

UMaine Engineering Job Fair Wednesday, October 16, 2019 New Balance Student Recreation Center 10:00 am – 3:00 pm   Now that you are aware of the what, when, and where of the UMaine Career Center’s upcoming annual event, we would like to share more on the who, how, and why.  The Career Center wants our […]

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Career Center Resources – CareerLink

The Career Center has countless resources available to all University of Maine students.  This week’s post will be the first in an on-going series examining some of the resources UMaine students can take advantage of.  Keep your eyes out for upcoming posts and feel free to stop by the Career Center to meet with a […]

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Beat the Heat of a Summertime Slump to Gain Experience

Here’s the scenario: You are all done with finals and now you are on your homebound journey to enjoy your summer. You anticipate the smell of the ocean, road trips, sleeping in far beyond the sunrise (as you were forced to rise all semester long for that pesky 8, 9, 10, or let’s be be […]

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Finals Week

As the end of the semester draws near, the Career Center would like to take time and wish each and every UMaine student the best of luck on your finals! We understand the pressure and stresses this week can bring to our students not only because of the exams and final presentations you will have, […]

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“Debunking” the Myth of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

There is a buzz radiating in the state of Maine around workforce development and improving career opportunities.   How can our state create more jobs and maintain sustainable industries to attract young adults and recent college graduates to live and work in Maine?  The outdoor recreation industry is fulfilling many of these requests.   For example, Maine […]

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Think Beyond the Obvious

It seems like spring semester just started, yet we are not far from spring break. With the feel of time passing quickly comes a sense of urgency to find a summer job, land that internship, apply for full time positions or get ready to apply to graduate school. Many students will find themselves looking for […]

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How To Develop Your Elevator Pitch

So the Career Fair is next week. You have made time in your day to attend, bought that professional outfit, and fine tuned your resume. What’s next? Well perhaps the most nerve wracking part is next, talking with employers. Do not get too nervous though, you’re here reading this blog post which is a great […]

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Networking Over the Holidays

Finals is a couple of weeks away and we are sure it is a stressful time for all University of Maine students. We hope that you find time to eat some healthy meals and get the rest you need so you can be fully energized to do the best you can on your final exams, […]

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Resources For Veterans

The highlight service of the week features our Resources for Veterans page. This page is located on the bottom of the Career Center website under “Resources.” We encourage everyone to visit this part of our website and get familiar with it. Whether you are a student veteran with a declared major or not, or are […]

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Interview and Dining Etiquette

This week, the Career Center would like to talk to you about etiquette. We know, we know…that word can be very intimidating to someone—it seems so proper. However, etiquette is really just an umbrella term for a set of all good manners—it is the definition of your respect and consideration for others, and it is […]

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Engineering Job Fair Recap

We hope that you are recovering from the whirlwind of information and networking you received and engaged in at the Engineering Job Fair. We are estimating that there were just under 1200 students who visited the Engineering Job Fair in hopes of finding a job, an internship, networking, or just gathering information. In addition, we […]

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On-Campus Recruiting

Did you know that every semester employers make recruiting visits to UMaine’s campus in search of potential employees?  Did you also know that you have the opportunity to meet these employers and schedule interviews with the help of the Career Center and CareerLink?  Well now you do!  By visiting the Career Center’s On-Campus Recruiting website […]

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Career Center Resources

The Career Center has countless resources available to all University of Maine students.  This week’s post will be the first in an on-going series examining some of the resources UMaine students can take advantage of.  Keep your eyes out for upcoming posts and feel free to stop by the Career Center to meet with a […]

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Can Your Night Out Affect Your Employability?

Going out and having a good time is something most people consider to be part of their college experience. While many might agree there is nothing wrong with having a good time as long as you’re safe about it, there can sometimes be some unexpected consequences. When you’re thinking about a night out with friends, […]

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Student Perspective: Jessi Parent

Please meet Jessi Parent, a senior at the University of Maine. Jessi is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with dual minors in Legal Studies and Leadership Studies. On most days at the University, you may find Jessi in the VET’s office, located in 143 Memorial Union. Students can visit this office […]

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