HireSmith (Powered by 12Twenty) is the OCS system of record for recruiting activity. It anchors the technology suite and is a full-service resource for employers, Smith students and alumni.
Handshake – formerly known as “Careers4Terps”, is the University Career Center’s online career management platform for University of Maryland students and alumni. Search by industry, type of job, geographic location, major, and other criteria. Use the system’s search agent to receive notifications of new postings matching your interests.
ELMS-Canvas – Canvas courses provided by OCS, deliver thorough instructions and a wealth of resources to guide your career search journey. Enrollment in a Smith degree program is required.
GoinGlobal – An online resource that includes a database of H1-B employers. This tool is accessible through the Careers4Terps website, to which all Smith students have access.
VBIC Company Information – These research tools give you access to articles from thousands of newspapers, trade publications, such as the Harvard Business Review and other major key business magazines, industry reports, market research reports, and much more. Must be accessed through UMD’s Virtual Business Information Center (VBIC); Multiple business databases are accessible through the VBIC link.
To access, go to https://lib.guides.umd.edu/vbic, and click on “Company Information”. You will be asked to log in; use your Directory username and password to access.
Relish Careers – Job postings, especially Leadership Development programs, especially for MBA and MS students. Also business-focused online career fairs. Visit to see details. This resource is for Smith graduate students only.
Video Vault – Do you need help navigating case interviews? If so, take time to practice cases via this free resource by Marc Cosentino, author of Case in Point. Visit to see details. This resource is for Smith graduate students only.
BigInterview – Practice mock interviews, review interview tips, and record and playback your interviews for your own analysis. This tool is accessible through the University Career Center, to which all Smith students have access.
Terrapins Connect – A new professional networking and mentorship platform, and we invite you to join. This platform will connect you with University of Maryland alumni who have been in your shoes and are eager to share their educational and professional experiences.
Exponent – A tech education platform that helps students prepare for interviews in product management, product marketing, program management, business operations & strategy, data-related roles, and much more. For Smith graduate students only.
Firsthand, formerly known as Vault – Best known for its rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers, Vault also provides information on nearly 5,000 companies in more than 120 industries as well as more than 840 professions. Included are career advice blogs and discussions, a job search engine and anonymous interviews with current and past employees.
Quinncia – Advanced AI-powered resume feedback and interview practice, to help you better prepare before meeting with a coach. Quinncia uses the same technology many employers use to screen resumes, to help make sure your resume is seen by a recruiter, not rejected by a robot. Then Quinncia’s AI can give you a practice interview, with questions based on your resume. (See brief videos on why and how to use.)
ToAssist.io is an online platform within an ecosystem of information-sharing tools. The ecosystem is being designed to assist a global community of students and early career professionals in navigating the nuances of developing an impactful professional persona and network in the United States. The ToAssist team is here to assist you thrive by helping you boost your efficiency and productivity to maximize your time. For Smith Grad students only.
*Certain resources are exclusively available to students and alumni majoring in Smith School.