UMF offers series of career fairs and networking events to help students become career ready

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Spring semester events scheduled for Feb. 3, March 2 & 9, and April 9

FARMINGTON, ME  (January 27, 2020)—When Career Services staff at the University of Maine at Farmington have their first conversation with a student looking for educational guidance, it marks the beginning of the student’s journey to becoming career ready.

With just three staff members, UMF Career Services has individual meetings with up to 20 percent of UMF students every year, getting to know their interests and goals and empowering them in career exploration, experiential learning and networking participation.

UMF students explore employment and internship opportunities during one of the university's yearly career fairs.

UMF students explore employment and internship opportunities during one of the university’s yearly career fairs.


“Our office is dedicated to helping our students make educational decisions during their college years while also providing them with a strong foundation to make career decisions after graduation,” said Cyndi McShane, assistant director of UMF Career Services.

The Career Services staff helps students explore possible majors and careers and connects students with faculty who can help guide them on their career path. In addition, they offer campus-wide services, connecting students with career-building internships, assisting students with their job search from resume to interview, guiding students with graduate school applications and directing students to job opportunities through multiple career events.

During this year’s spring semester, UMF will offer four of its annual job fairs, including employment opportunities with Maine summer camps, public and campus employers, intern programs and post-graduate teaching positions.

“Employers today are looking for employees like our graduates who have the types of leadership, communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills that will help them grow on the job,” said McShane.

Events are free and open to the public.

This semester’s events include:

Maine Summer Camp Fair
Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
UMF Olsen Student Center
This event showcases employment opportunities at 36 of Maine’s best summer camps, in coordination with the Maine Summer Camps Organization.

UMF Career and Internship Fair
Monday, Mar. 2, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
UMF Olsen Student Center
UMF welcomes close to 60 employers to meet with students looking for internships, post-college career positions or summer employment.

UMF Education Career Fair
Monday, Mar. 9, 2020, 1-3 p.m.
UMF Olsen Student Center
UMF spotlights school districts and educational organizations interested in hiring for teacher positions.

College to Career Symposium and Networking Event
Thursday, April 9, 4-6 p.m.
The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center
This event features a panel of professionals who discuss the transitions they made and tips for the evolution from college to the professional world.

For more information, contact Cyndi McShane, assistant director of UMF Career Services, at 207-778-7035, or cynthia.mcshane@maine.edu.

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A nationally-recognized liberal arts college known for its commitment to student success, UMF provides a challenging yet supportive environment to prepare students for both careers and further study. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and pre-professional studies. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.

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