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.

News & Events

USM Students gain practical skills while addressing the needs of Portland-area teachers, students and schools.
Students in Professor Karen Wilson's Wetlands Ecology class partnered with Longfellow Elementary School 5th grade teacher, Richard Johnson, to teach local children about environmental science.
179 students, faculty and staff participated in the 7th Annual Husky Day of Service this spring!
August 16, 2016
8:00 AM
Assumption College in Worcester, MA
September 15, 2016 to September 16, 2016
5:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood, Lincolnville, Maine
April 14, 2017
9:00 AM
Sullivan Gym

USM Hosts State Field Seminar for Campuses for Environmental Stewardship


On May 26, 2016, about 35 STEM educators from around the state visited USM to attend the Field Seminar for The Campuses for Environmental Stewardship.

Monthly Student Spotlight


“I have gained many new skills through this internship experience and have also polished off some skills that I had that may have needed work. Having a positive environment really helped with this experience.” –Joshua Jacques, Intern at IDEXX, fall 2015

Community Engagement and Career Development is seeking an enthusiastic graduate assistant to support our work!

CECD seeks a motivated and enthusiastic GA to support our work in internships placement, career development, and service learning. This is a full-time GA position for 2016-2017, 20 hours per week, with stipend and tuition waiver. Click “Learn More” tab below to view position details and learn how to apply.

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