University of Maryland University College (UMUC) held its annual Spring Career Fair on March 10, drawing more than 50 employers and 800 job-seeking UMUC students and alumni to a ballroom at the College Park Marriott. For those who could not attend in person, a virtual fair attracted another 24 employers and more than 500 job seekers online.
When the Quebec-based biotechnology company B-Temia needed advice about developing and marketing a new product to enhance the mobility of active-duty military personnel in the field and persons with disabilities at home, it turned to students in UMUC’s Professional Science Master’s program in biotechnology.
Vint Cerf, widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” told a recent gathering of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council in Annapolis that the war for cyber security is being lost and the government must enforce greater security measures and create liability for bad computer software.
In a special presentation honoring African American Heritage Month, Dr. John Wolf, associate vice chancellor for diversity and academic leadership development for the University System of Maryland, reflected on 164 years of American history and asked his UMUC audience to consider the meaning of Black History Month—how it has changed and how it is different for every individual.
When one Air Force servicemember deplaned at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore on November 12, she was too exhausted to share her name with the 30 UMUC alumni, staff, family, and friends who had assembled to welcome 250 servicemembers returning from overseas.
One of the first winners of a Pillars of Strength Scholarship and her new husband are adjusting to a life with challenges they are determined to overcome.
With the number of cyber security job openings in the tens of thousands nationwide, the importance of developing the necessary skills to fill open positions is both increasingly critical to our national security and essential for the world’s economic well-being.
It’s Not Child’s Play for Those Honing Skills
Over the past several months, a group of UMUC cyber security students have had some extracurricular fun and games with their studies courtesy of the National Cyber League, known as the NCL. But it wasn’t all child’s play.
Quartet of Graduates Are the First-Ever Alumni Selected
Samirah Ali wears a niqab, a full veil covering her face, as she walks the halls of Democracy Prep, a public charter school in one of the poorest sections of Washington, D.C.
University of Maryland University College was the cover story of The Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, November 3. The feature tells the story of UMUC’s beginnings as a trailblazer in educating adult students—many were returning veterans from World War II—in Maryland and with the military overseas.