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Alumni & Friends

Stay connected with College Park Scholars and support future generations of Scholars!

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Tools Available for Alumni and Friends 

The University Career Center's popular Intern for a Day program connects undergraduate UMD students with professionals (including alumni, parents/family members, and other off-campus partners) for in-person job shadowing or virtual informational interviewing experiences to explore potential career fields of interest.

If you are a professional interested in participating in Intern for a Day as a host, please reach out to indicating your interest in order to be added to our email list and to receive the host registration form.

Terrapins Connect is the University's virtual platform with the goal of connecting Terps from across the world with one another for mentoring, networking and professional opportunities.

Whether you are looking to give or receive advice, Terrapins Connect provides a way to get involved. By joining the platform, you gain access to connect with thousands of fellow Terps, lively affinity and professional groups, formal and informal mentoring programs, access to career development resources and programs, and so much more. What are you waiting for? Get started today!

Sign up

Handshake is the University Career Center's online career management platform for University of Maryland students and alumni. Handshake can be accessed online or through the app.

Employers specifically seeking UMD alumni use Handshake to post full-time, internship and part-time positions. You can search by industry, job function, geographic location, major, and other criteria. Use the system’s job alert feature to receive notifications of new postings matching your interests.

Alumni can also use Handshake to:

  • Claim a seat at a wide variety of career workshops and employer events through your Handshake account.
  • Upload and store customized resumes, cover letters, and other job search documents for use with online applications. Customize your profile with your academic information, career interests, skills, and courses - this will allow employers to search and reach out to you in Handshake.
  • Within one year of graduation, alumni can schedule virtual and in-person appointments with career advisors through Handshake. Alumni more than one year out have access to a brief consultation and a wide variety of resources available via the Alumni Association.
  • Access the Career Center’s exclusive career exploration and job search tools.

Whatever made your time on campus memorable -- a cultural organization, a student group, a living-learning community -- those bonds don’t end when you graduate. 

Join an affinity network to reconnect with classmates and friends who still share those common interests and affiliations.

Find your group

Postsecondary Application Resources for Students Everywhere (PARSE) was created by a college student who wanted to ensure other future college students learned more about preparing for their university careers. 

From researching scholarships to helping high schoolers grasp the application timeline to preparing to write entrance essays, PARSE is an excellent resource for students and their families.

Search PARSE

Give to Scholars Legacy Fund

Too often $500 or $1,000 prevents a student from accepting the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad or participate in a valuable internship. Donate to the Scholars Legacy Fund to fund co-curricular scholarships that allow Scholars to take on life-changing experiences. 

Donate to Legacy Fund

Give to Kenneth A. Joseph Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Ken Joseph was a beloved mentor and colleague who worked at College Park Scholars from 1999 until his death in 2009. This scholarship, established in Joseph’s honor by his family, is awarded to a first-year Scholars student. Donate to keep Joseph's legacy alive and support the next generation of students.

Donate to Joseph Fund

Get on Scholars Mailing List

Contact us to have your email added to the Scholars mailing list or to update your email.

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