Welcome to HireSmith, powered by 12Twenty

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland has partnered with 12Twenty, a full-service resource for employers, students and alumni. Whether you’re looking for employment or looking to hire, the HireSmith Career Portal puts a wealth of information at your disposal.

Student Services

HireSmith accounts may ONLY be created for current students and alumni who have a Smith major, or students currently in the QUEST program. (This excludes business minors and exchange students, Non-Smith UMD alumni in the QUEST program, and students in online specialty masters programs.)

You will need to use your UMD Directory ID and password, the same as Testudo or Canvas, to login. If you try to log in to HireSmith but receive a “Single Sign-On” or SSO error, it is because you don’t have an account in the system.

If your Directory password has expired, reset it by visiting identity.umd.edu and select “Set Passphrase”. Call campus DivIT at 301-405-1500 if you need assistance.

Incoming Students

If you are recently admitted and tried to login to HireSmith, you may receive a Single Sign-On Error.

As an incoming student, your account will be created between the time that you register for classes and the time your classes begin, usually 1-2 weeks before the class starts. If you still do not have access after your first week of classes, please email smithocsservice@umd.edu with your UID, academic program, start term, and graduation term.

Current Students

All current Smith School students can access the HireSmith portal.

If you have registered for classes (and paid tuition) but still receive a Single Sign-On error saying “a user with SSO ID ‘###’ could not be found” after your first week of classes, please fill out this form or contact the OCS Tech Team at smithocsservice@umd.edu.

You must be registered to access HireSmith.

If you have login issue with Terpmail account, visit the FAQ page by campus DIT. Terpmail accounts are created and activated automatically when you registered for classes and you can keep for life. Click here to set password.


All Smith alumni retain access to HireSmith for life.

If you have an account but cannot login, you may need to reset your Directory password by visiting identity.umd.edu and select “Set Passphrase”.

Alumni who graduated years ago may need to visit the Registrar’s website and follow the online instruction to obtain a new Directory ID and reset password. In this case, please follow the instructions to create your Directory ID and password. Contact campus DIT at itsupport@umd.edu or call 301-405-1500 if you need help. (Refer to this Duo MFA for UMD CAS login page for additional info.)

If you graduated years ago and don’t have a HireSmith account, you can fill out this form to request an Alumni account. Contact smithocsservice@umd.edu if you have questions.

Upon logging in to HireSmith, you may need to complete some basic profile questions before you can access the dashboard. You will need to upload your resume if to submit any job application.

Non-Smith major UMD students and alumni:

Please go to Handshake, the University Career Center’s online career management platform (formerly known as “Careers4Terps”) to check for opportunities of your interest.

Additional Questions?

See section below
– for Smith students and alumni only.

Employer Services

Create individual employer accounts on HireSmith to post jobs, schedule events, and access candidate search. Or login with your 12Twenty account to start connecting with talented candidates from Smith. Visit the OCS For Employers website for more info.

Are you a current employer recruiting with Smith?

To register a user account for Recruiters new to 12Twenty:

  1. Visit HireSmith Employer Login page
  2. Click “Sign up for an account” (if you do not already have a 12Twenty login)
  3. Complete your profile
  4. Read and accept the terms and conditions
  5. Review your contact information and click “Create Account”

Please allow 2 business days for your account to be approved. You will then be able to login to HireSmith, access your company profile, and post jobs.

Steps for Recruiters who have a 12Twenty account:

  1. Visit HireSmith Employer Login page
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Enter your 12Twenty password
  4. Click “Employer Log In” button

HireSmith is now accepting:

  • Job postings for immediate employer needs
  • Registrations for our undergraduate career fair
  • On-campus interview schedule requests for our fall and spring recruiting seasons


The OCS Employer Relations (ER) team strives to meet your needs. They are available to assist you with system access, event scheduling, job postings, On Campus Interviews (OCI), and provide any other related services. To discuss ways to connect or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out the ER team directly at smithocs_er@umd.edu or call the Office of Career Services front desk at 301-405-2301.

Click here to find a full list of OCS staff and team contact info.

Visit the ER Team webpage for more info.

Visit HireSmith.net as a shortcut to this page.

Admin Login

Staff members with an Admin role:

Click to access your HireSmith Admin account. Contact the tech team members or smithocsservice@umd.edu if encounter a problem.

Contact Info and FAQs (for Smith students and alumni):

Contact Information:

For questions and issues regarding access HireSmith (or other accounts provided by the Office of Career Services):

Review the “Student Services” section above. If you need additional help, contact OCS Technical support at smithocsservice@umd.edu with necessary details, or call 301-405-2301.

For questions about resume review or approval, coaching appointments or career search assistance:

Try to reach out to a coach or the coach team directly (smithocs_ug@umd.edu for UG, or smithocs_grad@umd.edu for Grad). Click here to find a full list of OCS staff and team contact info.

Other Questions:

Q: I see events and job openings on the website, but I am unable to register or reply. Why?

A: It is because you are illegible to register or apply. Please note:

  • In HireSmith, the events and job listings you can see or register/apply for depends on the Student Group you belong to, as well as the Work Authorization settings on the postings.
  • The Student Group you belong to depends on your Degree Program, Graduation Term, and, for undergraduates, also your major.
    (In other words, the Student Group on your accounts may be changed accordingly, which can affect your viewing of job listings.)
  • Contact a coach or the coaching team if needed.

Q: How can I update my Graduation Term (or class level), Major, or Work authorization on my HireSmith profile?

A: See options below. Please provide specific details when emailing about the changes you require.

  • UG students: (1) Complete this form to request the change. (2) Email the coach team at <smithocs_ug@umd.edu>. (3) Meet a UG career advisor at drop-ins hours (search “Undergraduate Drop-Ins” in HireSmith > Events page), or reach out to a coach directly.
  • MBA and MS students should contact a career coach for profile updates, or email <smithocs_grad@umd.edu> for help.
  • You can also email smithocsservice@umd.edu and be specific when describing the changes you need made.

If you have other technical questions or issues, please contact the Office of Career Services Tech Team at smithocsservice@umd.edu. Review this page and check into your HireSmith account for details.

You can simply go to HireSmith.net to visit this page.