Everyone Should Know

Have a Happy Winter Break!

Greetings from the Office of Student Life! I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all of their hard work during the past semester and wish everyone well on their final exams and projects!

University offices will be closed December 23rd though December 27th and January 2nd and 3rd. Offices will re-open Wednesday January 4, 2012.

We look forward to seeing you back in classes beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

Best wishes for a relaxing semester break!

Lisa Ann Erwin, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Student Life


Job Fairs

Spring 2012 Science and Engineering Career Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - January 31, 2012 - 10:30 am to 4:30 pm . Free Bus from UMD, $10 deposit required, sign up in Career Services (SCC 22) by Jan 26th

Environmental Career Fair (St Paul, MN) - February 1, 2012 - 1 to 5 pm

UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair XXXVI (Cedar Falls, IA) - February 3-5, 2012

Head of the Lakes Spring Job Fair (Superior, WI) - February 15, 2010 - 1 to 5 pm

U of M Job and Internship Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - February 23, 2012 - 10 am to 4 pm Free Bus from UMD, $10 deposit required, sign up in Career Services (SCC 22) by Feb 17th

Minnesota Education Job Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - April 23, 2012 - 10 am to 3 pm

Dining for Success

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 5:30 to 8 pm

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table?

Knowing proper social hour and table manners can be extremely important to your success in the business world. You may be called upon to use your dining skills at job interviews, meetings with your supervisor or clients, or in a networking session such as "Business After Hours" sponsored by a civic or service club. You may be surprised at just how many times you will be put into a situation where you will need to display your dining etiquette. Being knowledgeable and practiced, you will feel confident and at ease in any setting.

Learn how to professionally handle dining situations at the Dining for Success event. This tutorial dinner teaches students proper etiquette and manners needed to succeed. The event begins with a pre-dinner social with appetizers and beverage. The dinner is a multi-coursed meal followed with dessert and beverage. This event is open to UMD students only and you must register in advance in GoldPASS. Cost per student is $20. Sponsored by UMD Career Services.


Plan to attend workshops on various topics:

  • Getting Ready for the Job Fair
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
  • Intern Abroad
  • Interviewing
  • Is Graduate School Right for You?
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Personal Statements
  • Social Media Job Hunting
  • and more to be announced!

See the Workshops page on our website for date, time and location.

Drop-in Hours

Resume Drop-in and NEW! LinkedIn Drop-in Hours. 10-15 minute sessions where you can get immediate feedback on your resume or LinkedIn profile.

Student Organization Events