A normal part of college student development involves exploring options for a future career. Students can get help with this process in individual career counseling at the Counseling Center. This exploration might include taking career interest tests and interpreting the results with a counselor or taking advantage of a computerized career information system. Career counseling can help students begin to understand how their personality, values, and interests relate to their professional lives in order to assist in choosing a major or establishing career goals.
The first step in career counseling is to schedule an initial evaluation, or intake appointment, by calling the Counseling Center at (301) 314-7651 or stopping by the main floor reception desk in Shoemaker Building.
Non-university affiliated persons and former UMD students are also eligible for individual career counseling for a fee. These sessions are limited to an intake appointment plus up to 4 career-focused sessions.