Employer Engagement

Employer Relations Team

The Employer Relations Team (ER) strives to make the employers’ Smith recruiting experience exceptional, easy and efficient. The ER team works with employer partners to customize recruiting strategies that make it simple for them to connect with Smith talent for full-time, part-time or internship opportunities. ER assists with planning, preparing and executing on-campus interviews, virtual interviews, events, career fairs, networking sessions, and other engagements to connect students with potential jobs. If there is an event that an employer wants to conduct on campus, the ER team works across the UMD enterprise to make it happen. 

Employer Development

As primarily a corporate-facing organization, Employer Development is often on the road meeting with employers and working to build bridges on behalf of students. Employer Development develops and expands strategic relationships with leading companies locally, nationally, and globally. As representatives of the Smith School, they generate employment opportunities for all student populations while assisting employers in building brand awareness on the Smith School campus.

Alumni Focus

Employer Engagement Team actively researches, identifies, and engages our Smith alumni working in leading firms around the globe. Our goal is to create groups of “Alumni Champions” focused on increasing recruitment activity and creating professional growth opportunities for our students at target companies. Our alumni are an invaluable resource and actively participate in classroom discussions, panels, alumni mock interviews, and other employer events.

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