Career Services

Undergraduate

Career Fair

2014 Smith Undergraduate Career Fair
Friday, September 19 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Xfinity Center

Join the Office of Career Services as it hosts Smith's biggest recruiting event in the Xfinity Center! This fair is open to all Smith undergraduate students and Smith undergraduate alumni. Additional information and registration can be found on www.hiresmith.net

Prepare for the fair by viewing the program book and checking out all 112 companies attending the fair! Download Program Book.

Working with OCS

You’ve put in the late hours, and you’ve sharpened your skills, and now it’s time to find your place in the business world. The Office of Career Services is your closest partner as you search for that perfect fit – a career that matches your skills and ambitions, encourages growth and is both personally and financially rewarding. We’re here to help you recognize your potential and leverage it to propel your career forward. Current students are able to access the full suite of career services and can apply for jobs online through HireSmith.

Career Services for Undergraduates

  • Career Coaching
  • Major Exploration & Career Direction
  • Self-Assessments
  • Developing a Job Search Plan
  • HireSmith Assistance
  • Finding an Internship
  • Resume and Cover Letter Advice
  • Connecting with Clubs
  • Networking
  • Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers
  • Mock Interviews

Exploring Majors and Careers

Our undergraduate program is widely recognized as "The Crown Jewel of the Smith School." Smith School undergrads are among the brightest students at the University of Maryland. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are willing and eager to do what is required to succeed in their job search and career. Highly sought after by top companies and the Big 4 accounting firms, Smith students move on to bright futures after graduation.

The following undergraduate majors are available in business: AccountingFinanceManagement, Information SystemsInternational BusinessSupply Chain ManagementMarketing, or Operations Management.

Placement Statistics

See our most recent Placement Statistics. The employment data provided broadly groups students by their career choices as defined by industry, function and location.

Coursework

  • BMGT 367: Career Strategies
    An overview and opportunity to practice job search skills critical to obtaining internships and full-time positions. Course will cover strategies for exploring career options, preparing job search materials, development of job search skills such as interviewing and networking. Students are encouraged to take this course in the sophomore or junior year.
  • BMGT 398: Internship for Credit

Career Advising and Resources

Interview Toolkit

  • Guidelines for Professional Dress
  • Undergraduate Resume Guide
  • Salary Negotiation and Job Offers
  • Etiquette for Professional Conferences

Undergraduate Career Services Team

Ashlee Kerkhoff | Director, Undergraduate Student Programming 
301-405-9475 | akerkhof@rhsmith.umd.edu 

Courtney Bigger | Associate Director, Undergraduate Student Programming 
301-405-1335 | cbigger@rhsmith.umd.edu 

Judy Martinez | Assistant Director, Undergraduate Student Programming 
301-405-0306 | jmartinez@rhsmith.umd.edu 

Erin Fields Saddler | Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Curriculum 
301-405-8833 | esaddler@rhsmith.umd.edu 

Kylie Bopp | Graduate Assistant 
kbopp@rhsmith.umd.edu 

Current Students

Working with OCS

You’ve put in the late hours, and you’ve sharpened your skills, and now it’s time to find your place in the business world. The Office of Career Services is your closest partner as you search for that perfect fit – a career that matches your skills and ambitions, encourages growth and is both personally and financially rewarding. We’re here to help you recognize your potential and leverage it to propel your career forward. Current students are able to access the full suite of career services and can apply for jobs online through HireSmith.

Graduate

Florence

You’re smart, ambitious and focused. You’re willing to invest the time to enhance or transition your professional career into something better. You know a graduate degree in business is your ticket to the job and the salary you want, in a field that excites you. For you, career success means more than just a financially rewarding job. It’s about making a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Career Services for Graduate Students

  • Career Coaching
  • Major Exploration & Career Direction
  • Self-Assessments
  • Developing a Job Search Plan
  • HireSmith Online Recruiting System/Job Database
  • Finding an Internship
  • Resume & Cover Letter Advice
  • Networking
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Evaluating & Negotiating Job Offers
  • Mock Interviews
  • Walk-in Hours
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
  • On-Campus Recruiting
  • Target Job Search Management Technology
  • Soft Skill Development

Placement Statistics

The employment data provided broadly groups students by their career choices as defined by industry, function and location. This report for full-time MBA placement statistics conforms to the MBA Career Services Council (CSC) standards for reporting MBA statistics.

Undergraduate

Career Fair

Our undergraduate program is widely recognized as "The Crown Jewel of the Smith School." Smith School undergrads are among the brightest students at the University of Maryland. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are willing and eager to do what is required to succeed in their job search and career. Highly sought after by top companies and the Big 4 accounting firms, Smith students move on to bright futures after graduation.

The following undergraduate majors are available in business: AccountingFinanceManagement, Information SystemsInternational BusinessSupply Chain ManagementMarketing, or Operations Management.

Career Services for Undergraduates

  • Career Coaching
  • Major Exploration & Career Direction
  • Self-Assessments
  • Developing a Job Search Plan
  • HireSmith Assistance
  • Finding an Internship
  • Resume and Cover Letter Advice
  • Connecting with Clubs
  • Networking
  • Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers
  • Mock Interviews

Placement Statistics

See our most recent Placement Statistics. The employment data provided broadly groups students by their career choices as defined by industry, function and location.

Career Advising and Resources

Coursework

  • BMGT 367: Career Strategies
    An overview and opportunity to practice job search skills critical to obtaining internships and full-time positions. Course will cover strategies for exploring career options, preparing job search materials, development of job search skills such as interviewing and networking. Students are encouraged to take this course in the sophomore or junior year.
  • BMGT 398: Internship for Credit

Top 25 Recruiting Companies

  1. Accenture
  2. Amazon.com, Inc.
  3. Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
  4. Branch Banking and Trust Company
  5. Capital One
  6. Deloitte
  7. DuPont
  8. EY
  9. General Electric
  10. Grant Thornton LLP
  11. Hitachi Consulting Corporation
  12. International Business Machines Corp.
  13. KPMG LLP
  14. Lockheed Martin
  15. Macy's, Inc.
  16. Marriott International, Inc.
  17. McGladrey LLP
  18. Morgan Stanley
  19. PepsiCo
  20. Reznick Group, P.C.
  21. Stanley Black & Decker
  22. T. Rowe Price
  23. W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  24. Unilever
  25. Starbucks

Prospective Students

Discover, Develop, Connect, Engage

Success at the Office of Career Services (OCS) is driven by our innovative career services practices and commitment to an individualized-focused approach to talent management. The reputation and location of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business attracts the best and brightest students — and the most sought-after employers — to our campus. OCS has a fully staffed internal suite of experts dedicated to helping develop long-term mutually beneficial relationships with students and employers. Our goal is to make the process easy, efficient — even exceptional.

Career Coach Dr. Jeffrey Kudisch

Jeffrey Kudisch

June 2013: Don't Be a Desperate Job Seeker
Capital Business | Washington Post

May 2013: Job Search is a Team Sport
Capital Business | Washington Post

Top 5 B-School (MBA, US)

#2 Career Services
#2 Student Satisfaction
#2 Teaching
#2 Ethics Businessweek (2012)

 Job Interview Tips (5-minute Videos)

Assistant Dean Jeff Kudisch on "The line between confidence and arrogance"
Part 1 & Part 2

Dr. Cindy Stevens on "Matching employer needs"

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