Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Students

OCS is your center for all things career-related! We bring employers directly to you and make sure you’re prepared to engage with them through resume/cover letter assistance, interview prep, professional development, and more! Our comprehensive career services from coursework to coaching to employer treks lead to 99% of Smith grads either securing full-time employment or continuing their education after graduation. How can we help you succeed?

Career Coaching: 
Get 1:1 assistance (virtual or in-person) through career coaching and mock interview appointments scheduled through HireSmith. OCS also offers in-person daily drop in hours: Monday – Thursday in VMH2520 and virtually on Fridays from from 12-2pm.

Career Courses: 
OCS offers BMGT367 (Career Search Strategies). This 1-credit core course helps set the foundation for key career skills necessary for your search, taught by an employer partner! We also offer BGMT398a for students interested in getting credit for an internship experience during the fall or spring semester.

Direct Access to Employers: 
OCS offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage with employers either on-campus, virtually, or even on the road! In addition to holding a career fair every semester, employers are frequently in Van Munching Hall to engage with students during networking events, presentations, and our employer of the day table. In partnership with SUSA, we also offer annual treks including one to NYC for students to meet with top employers across multiple industries. Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on who is coming to campus!


LinkedIn Learning Courses

Supply Chain and Operations Careers: Certification Tips and Tricks

Taught by Daniel Stanton
There are dozens of certifications for supply chain professionals. So which one is best for you? This course offers an…

Tips for Writing Business Emails

Taught by Daisy Lovelace
Many people have a love-hate relationship with email. Studies have shown that the average businessperson spends more than a dozen…

Working with Recruiters to Get a Job

Taught by Jenny Foss
While most job seekers know that recruiters—or headhunters—exist, many don’t understand what recruiters do or how they can help make…

Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

Taught by Jenny Foss
Job seekers typically understand that there’s some sort of digital barrier standing between them and the jobs they see advertised…

The Ultimate Guide to Professional Networking

Taught by Dana Robinson
The business world is constantly evolving. If you’re following networking advice from the past, then you’re missing huge opportunities for…

International SEO (2020)

Taught by David Booth
Attract international visitors to your website with these SEO tips from David Booth. This course can help you develop and…

Writing a Tech Resume

Taught by Emma Bostian
When you apply for technology jobs, your resume is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Emma Bostian shows…

A Career Strategist’s Guide to Getting a Job

Taught by Jenny Foss
Explore strategies designed to increase the chances of hearing back from potential employers, including how to get a resume past…

How to Rock an Interview

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Up your interview game. Learn how to rock an interview and land your dream job, in this course adapted from…

Access Basics for Excel Users

Taught by Joshua Rischin
Business don’t need more data—they need actionable insights. Microsoft Access makes it easy to organize, analyze, and visualize data for…

Entrepreneurship Foundations

Taught by Kim Kaupe
View Kim’s LinkedIn Newsletter Join Kim Kaupe as she shares the steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Kim begins by…

Infographics: Planning and Wireframing

Taught by Shane Snow
View Shane’s LinkedIn Newsletter Join Shane Snow as he reviews the first steps in creating infographics, graphic representations of data—organizing…

Writing a Cover Letter

Taught by Jenny Foss
Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why…

Cover Letter Tips

Taught by Jenny Foss
Cover letters offer job seekers an opportunity to explain how their education, skills, and experiences line up directly with the…

Careers in Supply Chain and Operations

Taught by Daniel Stanton
View Daniel’s LinkedIn Newsletter Smart supply chain management helps companies save money and respond faster. It’s critical to staying competitive…

Job Seeker Tips

Taught by Jenny Foss
Have you wondered how to answer open-ended interview questions? Or are you struggling to market yourself to employers in an…

Consulting Foundations

Taught by Mike Figliuolo
View Mike’s LinkedIn Newsletter Consulting is a top-paying, high-growth career path that comes with benefits like being able to set…

Business Etiquette: Meetings, Meals, and Networking Events

Taught by Suzanna Kaye
Setting the right tone in business communications is essential to success in every career. Knowing the proper etiquette for many…

Informational Interviewing

Taught by Barbara Bruno
If you are looking for a job, considering a new career, or trying to advance in your current career, you…

Insights from a College Career Coach

Taught by Valerie Sutton
Are you feeling stuck in your current position, seeking a new one, or contemplating a career change? In this interview,…

Alumni Connections

Regina Holbert

Alumni Connections
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Michael Pozdol

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  • Vice President, Global Design Technical Services Marriott International
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Mark Engeberg

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  • President Avalon SAF, Inc.
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Terrell Davis

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Peter Sabo

Alumni Connections
  • Tutor Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
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Lilian Wang

Alumni Connections
  • Customer Strategy and Enablement Associate Omnicare
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Mia Hofman

Alumni Connections
  • Graphic Designer Freelance
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Nana Afua Brantuo, Ph.D.

Alumni Connections
  • Independent Consultant Freelance
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Career Resources

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Contact & Location


Robert H. Smith School of Business
2570 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1815

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm