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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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Alumni Perspective: Kurt Goodwin, Class of 1979 – Part IV

When it comes to the people he works with, Kurt feels he has been lucky with the team he assembled. He was fortunate to be able to build a team from scratch, and this enabled him to think proactively about the type of people he wanted to spend his days working with. Before hiring, Kurt […]

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Alumni Perspective: Kurt Goodwin, Class of 1979 – Part III

As manager of his department, Kurt is enjoying being part of the interesting manufacturing processes that are emerging as a result of his team’s collaborations. While the additives are getting a lot of attention for their visually appealing and unique process, his team has also been working on ceramic composites and processes. In addition, they […]

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TechHire

Are you interested in working in the IT field and staying in the state of Maine? If so, consider connecting with TechHire when they visit UMaine on Thursday, April 27th. They will be tabling by UCU in the Memorial Union from 11am-2pm, and holding a Tech Talk in the Career Center at 2 pm. TechHire […]

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Alumni Perspective: Kurt Goodwin, Class of 1979 – Part II

While at UMaine, Kurt says his most memorable experiences were created in the mechanical engineering department. His experiences with his classmates and professors was vastly different than what his peers’ descriptions of their collegiate experiences. The faculty’s focus was on the success of their students, and Kurt feels he benefitted from their attention to their […]

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