Community Engagement and Career Development at USM gives students the opportunity to gain experience in the field, explore career directions, develop global citizenship skills, and give back to the community.  Our office is a resource to multiple audiences:

Students:  We have strong community relationships throughout Southern Maine and on campus. We can connect you to a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities including service-learning experiences, volunteer and internship opportunities. We can also help with your transition into the work force by providing you with career guidance, helping you prepare your resume and cover letter, and many other services.

Community Partners:  Our commitment is to mobilize USM students, faculty, and staff to address community-identified needs in partnerships marked by respect, reciprocity, and mutual benefit. We can connect you with our faculty about service-learning experiences, as well as help you find student interns, employees, or volunteers.

Faculty and Staff:  We are here to help develop community connections for you and your students.  You can use us as a resource for assisting in service-learning experiences, finding internship site placements, and preparing students for entering the workforce.

 

What is Community Engagement?

Community Engagement at USM is a pedagogical approach that integrates academic learning with meaningful experience or work in the community.  It is an experiential focus on learning that must be embedded in the curriculum.  Students in community engagement bring theories, knowledge, and practices developed through academic reading, writing, and analysis to specific topics-related study and work in community sites.  Community Engagement advances USM’s mission to foster in students “a spirit of critical inquiry and civic participation."  We believe community engagement is a critical element of USM’s commitment to the Maine community.

 

News & Events

Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern For Others And The Common Good Through College Admissions
Concepcion Picciotto, the protester who maintained a peace vigil outside the White House for more than three decades, a demonstration widely considered to be the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history, died January 25.
Prepare for the USM 2016 Job Fair: At the workshops we will update your resume, practice your elevator speech, upgrade your networking skills and learn to dress for success! At the Drop In Resume Review: Drop by to have your resume reviewed. At each event learn about the 100 employers attending the fair and how to dress for your FREE Professional LinkedIn photo! OPEN to all USM Students and Alumni!All in preparation for the USM Job Fair, Thursday Feburary 11th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sullivan Gym - Portland Campus.
February 9, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria
February 9, 2016
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brooks Cafeteria, Gorham Campus
February 9, 2016
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
200 Payson Smith Hall
February 10, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria
February 10, 2016
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brooks Cafeteria, Gorham Campus

Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism

Nominations are now being accepted for the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism. These awards celebrate and honor the exemplary service of Maine’s most dedicated citizens. Please submit your nominations by Friday, March 4th, 2016.

Announcing New Rotational Internship Partnership with WEX. Tyler Tech, and IDEXX. Apply Today!

USM

Apply by March 1st to be accepted into this new prestigious internship program at some of the best tech companies in Maine.  Click below to learn more.

Voting and Attending Caucuses in Maine

 Become active in this year's election! Learn about Maine's upcoming caucuses and how to register to vote. 

Learn how to become involved here!

Prepare for the Job Fair!

Prepare for the Job Fair Announcement

Prepare for the USM 2016 Job Fair: At the workshops we will update your resume, practice your elevator speech, upgrade your networking skills and learn to dress for success! At the Drop In Resume Review: Drop by to have your resume reviewed. At each event learn about the 100 employers attending the fair and how to dress for your FREE Professional LinkedIn photo! OPEN to all USM Students and Alumni!All in preparation for the USM Job Fair, Thursday Feburary 11th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sullivan Gym - Portland Campus.

Questions? Contact Community Engagement & Career Development

207.228.8091 or usmcareers@maine.edu

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