Career Paths for Graduate Students (UMBC Campus Skylight Room, April 6, 2016, 4 PM – 6 PM)

Are you looking for career path possibilities or searching for job opportunities?

On April 6, 2016, we will be hosting our annual “Career Paths for Graduate Students” seminar. Employers will cover all disciplines. Please RSVP to reserve your spot! Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about career possibilities and to network with employers of their interest.




DATE: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

LOCATION: University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Campus, Skylight Room (3rd floor in Commons Building)

ATTIRE: Business casual.

RECOMMENDED MATERIALS TO BRING: Resume, Curriculum Vitae, Business Cards



4:00—Employers arrive (gather plates of food, settle in at tables)

4:00 p.m.—Students arrive, register and start dinner

4:30-4:35-(General welcome by Renetta G. Tull, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs )

4:35: Special Remarks: K. Jill Barr, J.D., Sr. Assistant Dean, The Graduate School at UMBC

4:45 –Special Remarks:  Christine Routzahn, Director, UMBC Career Center

4:50—Facilitator: Diane Crump-Fogle, Associate Director, UMBC Career Center

  • Brief overview of Graduate Student Resources
  • Overview of program format (speed networking)
  • Employer Introductions

5:00–Round Table rotations begin

5:15-Switch (Round 2)

5:30-Switch (Round 2)

5:45 p.m.—Q and A and Thanks to employers

5:45-6:00 p.m.—Informal networking



UMBC Attendees:

Please RSVP on the myUMBC page at:

Attendees not affiliated with UMBC:

Please indicate your interest in the comments section below.



  • A P Ventures, LLC is a full service IT consulting company headquartered in Columbia, MD. We are one of the fastest growing IT company in the Washington DC, Metro area and are Prime vendors with various State, federal, and Local agencies.
    Recruiting majors: All Majors
    We are a hard working team with a STRONG desire to produce and provide SOLUTIONS for our clients. Ranked at the #1 team in the entire Keller Williams Maryland/DC region in 2014. We have a solid work ethic which includes showing up fully each day. We are extremely focused and driven and truly have a fun and energetic work environment. We are the superior real estate service provider for the Baltimore area!
    Recruiting majors: All Engineering Majors; All IT/Computer Majors; CMPE; CMSC; IS
    Established in 1977, basys is the internationally recognized leader in developing, deploying and supporting software solutions in the Taft-Hartley industry. We develop, deploy and support an integrated solution suite to make benefit plan administrators work more efficiently. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and with employees working across the United States, our highly-skilled technologists and business analysts work together to solve complex business problems and deliver tailored software applications to our customers.
    Recruiting majors: ADP; H/S PSYC; NACS; SOWK; I/O PSYC; TEACH; TESOL
    The Connections Therapy Center is the leading therapy practice in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area focused entirely on children and adolescents with special needs. We help our clients and their families with a full scope of therapy services, including behavior services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, autism services and unique programs.
    Recruiting majors: All Majors
    Our patients come from all over the country. And so do our staff. They come to be part of the most professional, diverse and reputable health care teams. They come to work beside the unequaled talent of Johns Hopkins physicians, nurses and staff. And they come for the benefits and unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth. From community settings to an academic medical center, and from the city to the suburbs, Johns Hopkins Medicine is defined by our family of diverse work environments.
    Faculty and staff work together to provide the best care possible to patients, train tomorrow’s physicians and nurses, and challenge the frontiers of biomedical science through research. Career opportunities include:
    •Allied Health
    •General Services
    •Information Systems
    •Management and Professional
    •Nursing and Nursing Support
    Recruiting majors: All Engineering Majors; ENCH; CMPE; CMSC; ENEE; ENGM; HCC; IS; ENME; MATH; CHEM; PHYS; STAT; CYBR; MSSE
    The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research, and development. Located north of Washington, DC; APL is a division of The Johns Hopkins University (JHU). We recruit and hire the best and the brightest from top colleges, and 68% of our recruits are engineers and scientists. We work on more than 600 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation’s vision in research and space science.
    Recruiting majors: CMPE; CMSC; ENEE; IS; CYBR
    The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) products and services, and enables Computer Network Operations (CNO) in order to gain a decision advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances.
    Recruiting majors: All Majors
    Since 2011, NFG Marketing has offered consulting services to Energy & Telecom clients nationwide. We have helped over 15 clients increase their visibility and market share. We believe in building long term relationships with a strategic growth focused our clients individual needs. Our leadership team has over 30 years of direct sales experience ranging from energy, demand response, and telecom to residential accounts as well as business owners.
    Recruiting majors: CMPE; CMSC; MATH; ATPH; PHYS; CYBR
    Help develop the next generation of software performance engineering tools and high performance computing applications! ParaTools is a small company of high performance computing experts tackling the hardest HPC problems at all scales. We provide software performance engineering services, tools, and expertise to national laboratories, government agencies, and industry giants like Intel, NVIDIA, and Microsoft. Our tools are available on the majority of the Top500 supercomputers and we work daily with domain experts to maximize the performance of the most advanced multi-physics software models ever developed.
    Recruiting majors: All Majors; All IT/Computer Majors; CMPE; CMSC; IS; CYBR; ENGM; ISD; MSSE
    Our members are the people who proudly and quietly take the field every day to serve their country and community. Many are actively employed by the military, state and local governments, government contractors and our nation’s school systems. Many others are simply hard working Americans, playing by the rules, working day and night to build a better life for their families.
    But whatever they do, and wherever they live, PenFed members share two things: A belief in the American way of life and a belief in themselves.
    So our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, but to also encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.
    That’s why we consistently strive to provide best-in-class rates on car loans and home mortgages. That’s why our portfolio of award-winning credit cards offers incentives and innovative features that our competitors find hard to match.
    Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.3 million members and over $19 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico, and Okinawa. We are federally insured by the NCUA and we are an equal housing lender. We are available to members worldwide via the web—seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
    In simple terms, we see every day as an opportunity to help our members “Do Better.” We invite you to learn how PenFed can help you realize your financial goals.
    Recruiting majors: All Majors
    Pole To Win’s mission is to build strong bridges between our clients and their customers. Since 1994, Pole To Win has modernized the ever-changing technology market. Global leaders in product lifecycle support, we constantly adapt and progress supported by a talented workforce of over 4,000 innovators. We support all PC hardware platforms and all forms of mobile devices and gaming consoles. We are an authorized license vendor and nurture our client relationships through transparent access to development and support teams. This experience together with technology, security and confidentiality propels our clients to a sustainable pole positon of success.
    Our inclusive approach to support revolves around Quality. 
    Quality Assurance | Quality Engineering | Customer Experience | Localization | Talent Acquisition
    Social Security is one of the largest independent agencies in government with over 60,000 employees. We work at more than 1,400 field offices and service centers throughout the country, as well as regional and headquarters locations.
    Recruiting majors: CMPE; CMSC; ENEE; HCC; CYBR; GIS; MSSE
    Syncopated Engineering is a creative solution provider of software applications and embedded systems for wireless communications, signal processing, and data analytics.
    Recruiting majors: CMPE; CMSC; IS
    UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more
    than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
    At UPS, we pride ourselves on developing the most-advanced and industry-leading technological advancements in the world. We leverage technology to empower customers with personalized solutions that simplify global trade and optimize supply chains. No matter what a customer is shipping or where, UPS helps its customers grow, manage costs and improve their customer service.
    Recruiting majors: All Majors
    Urban Teachers is a Residency and Masters program located in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Dallas, TX. At Urban Teachers, we are revolutionizing the way people are prepared for a career in teaching. Our program begins with a full residency year, in which participants learn at the side of successful host teachers. Simultaneously, participants enroll in an innovative, clinically based master’s degree program designed exclusively for Urban Teachers. Throughout the program, participants receive over 100 hours of coaching to ensure improvement in their teaching practice.
    Our teaching programs include Elementary Education, Secondary Literacy, and Secondary Mathematics. In addition to a full-time teaching position at an urban school and teaching certification in general education and special education, all participants receive:
    1 – Year Co-teaching Residency
    2 – Year Master’s Degree
    3 – Years of One-on-One Coaching
    4 – Years Working in Urban Schools
    The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers programs that create domestic and international marketing opportunities for U.S. producers of food, fiber, and specialty crops. AMS also provides the agriculture industry with valuable services to ensure the quality and availability of wholesome food for consumers across the country.
    AMS has almost 4,000 employees across the country helping create opportunities for American farmers and businesses. With opportunities that range from student internships to full-time Federal positions to seasonal field employees, AMS offers a wide variety of opportunities and career paths.
    Our employees are our most valuable asset in accomplishing our goals and supporting the mission of the agency, and we hope you will consider joining the AMS team.
    Recruiting majors: CMSC; HCC; IS; MATH; STAT; EDUC; ENGM; ISD; MSSE; TEACH
    Videology ( is a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising. By simplifying big data, we empower marketers and media companies to make smarter advertising decisions to fully harness the value of their audience across screens. Our math and science-based technology enables our customers to manage, measure and optimize digital video and TV advertising to achieve the best results in the converging media landscape.

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