Emily J. Ruggiero

Emily RuggieroAssistant Director, Employer Development
ejruggiero@rhsmith.umd.edu
240-495-3058

Emily works with the following industries to promote positive employment outcomes for the Office of Career Services (OCS), representing both current students and alumni: technology, healthcare/pharmaceutical, retail, the federal government, and nonprofit entities.

In her current role as assistant director, employer development, Emily works on developing focused strategies to increase brand awareness between employers and UMD stakeholders and expanding domestic and global corporate recruiting partnerships with recruiting teams and senior level/c-level executives. Emily collaborates on multi-student population campaigns to identify job opportunities spanning domestic to international students in order to position high-demand talent for positive employment outcomes. Her role includes 75 percent travel, including conferences and meetings with recruiting teams in locales: Illinois, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada, Florida, Tennessee, and Arkansas to create and manage a pipeline of future employers. Emily received her bachelor's degree in organizational communication from North Central College.