It’a crunch time 

Here we are getting closer to the finish line!

For some of us this means graduation, jobs, masters program applications. For others we are just a few weeks away from finishing this semester. Either way we all have questions about what to do next.

I know I’m constantly grappling with what my next step should be. Sometimes is can get overwhelming, other times it gets a little depressing because I feel like I haven’t done enough.

I am one semester away from finalizing my degree and have started to really consider where I want to go next. First, I thought I would go into a masters program. However, I found out I need at least 2 years of working experience to even apply. Then I started searching for job opportunities but I don’t have my degree yet so it limited the scope of what I could apply for. So in my frustration I just started applying to anything and everything (I do not recommend this).

Honestly, it all started getting a little crazy and then I remembered the Career and Internship Service Center (CISC) here on campus. During orientation I remembered that they spoke and I thought I would take advantage of it some day but I still hadn’t (after 4 semesters). It was the best decision ever!

The CISC is filled with friendly and knowledgeable people who are waiting to help you. They can help with career planning, resume building/writing, interview prep, salary negotiations, and so much more. I wish I had started taking advantage of this resource from my very first semester.

A few weeks ago I set up my appointment. We went over my accomplishment, work history, and goals and they helped me created a stronger resume. It is thanks to the CISC that this summer I will be starting a pathways internship. Whether, you are looking for a job, an internship, or your confused about what to do next, sign up and make an appointment at CISC and it will make all the difference.

Visit the website for more information on how to set up an appointment and all the resources they offer.

https://shadygrove.umd.edu/student-services/career-and-internship-center
Don’t forget to comment and let me know how it goes!

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