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Are you ready for the Engineering Job Fair?

Mark Your Calendars! UMaine Engineering Job Fair Wednesday, October 17, 2018 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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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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Why Saying Thank You Is Important

It seems to be somewhat of a lost art, but saying thank you is important. Whether you’ve had a formal interview, an informational interview or just received some help on your career journey, acknowledging those who have spent their time and energy helping is important. When should you say thank you? Thank yous should happen […]

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Book Review: Not Your Parents’ Workplace

By: Nathan Tanner Published: Nathan Tanner, 2015   It’s not very common that we meet students who know exactly what career path they want to take in life. Many come to us with an idea, but aren’t entirely sure what they need to do to achieve their goals. That’s where the Career Center and Nathan […]

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Why You Should Reconsider Your Template Resume

We often get asked our thoughts on utilizing templates when it comes to crafting a great resume. While templates are very tempting to use as it seems to make your work easier, but in the long run can prove to be more work than they’re worth. There are a couple of things that can prove […]

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Book Review: The Magnolia Story

By: Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino Published: 2016 by W Publishing Most people know Chip and Joanna Gaines as the stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. While the show is set to end in 2018, for the past several years viewers have gotten to live alongside the Gaines while they built a business empire […]

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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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