Career Resources

UMD College of Information Studies (INFO) graduates work at top organizations such as IBM, Google, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian Institution, the CIA, IMF, Discovery Channel, National Agricultural Library, New York Times, and National Geographic. Below we provide resources for to help you prepare for and start your career. INFO students and alumni are welcome to take full advantage of these.

Career Counseling

INFO Career Counseling

  • All INFO students and alumni welcome!
  • Help with job and internship search
  • Resume review (be prepared to share your resume online during the call)
  • Tips for promoting yourself
  • Test your technology before online interviews
  • Click here to schedule a career consultation.

UMD Career Counseling

Mentoring & Skills Prep

Terrapins Connect is UMD’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—as a student or alumni—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.

Tutorialspoint has easy-to-follow tutorials on major topics in programming and CS concepts, which you can cover in hours and literally be an expert in amongst your peers. It focuses on classes on Java, SQL, Python, C++, Android, and much more. is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creativity, and business skills. UMD students have unlimited access to watch the videos.

Field Study, Fellowships, Internships

Field Study

All INFO graduate programs have a field study or internship component. For more information about your specific program’s internship/field study requirements, please review your academic program handbook.


The University of Maryland Libraries Research and Teaching Fellowship prepares MLIS graduate students to enter into a competitive academic job market. The scaffolded training program equips fellows with the skills and experience to perform entry-level public services functions including: information literacy instruction, research assistance, basic program assessment, and peer training. This competitive program is open annually to four MLIS students. 100% of alums have gone on to receive offers from prestigious academic and research institutions. For more information about our past and current cohorts, Meet the Fellows.


The National Park Service has created many formalized archival internships for iSchool students to work both at the National Park Service in downtown DC as well as the National Capital Region park service in Landover, MD. Information about applying to these internships is sent through the current student listservs.

Internship Tips from Undergraduate Students

Job Opportunities

UMD Jobs Database
Visit the Careers4Terps Jobs Database to view job openings posted by organizations seeking INFO graduates!

Subscribe to the Community Discussion Email Listserv
Join the 2000+ members of the information science community on our “Community Discussion Email Listserv” to learn about information science internship, career, and job opportunities. (Select “subscribe” on the right-hand side, enter your email information and hit the subscribe button. This is also where you can unsubscribe.)
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Career Events & Networking

Upcoming INFO Career Events

Upcoming UMD Career Events

  • DC Analytics Meetup brings together people who are interested in analytics and how it’s revolutionizing the world. Each month we gather to see presentations, demos and network with fellow analytics enthusiasts. Topics covered include big data analytics, predictive analytics, social media analytics, text analytics and much more. Come get involved in a community of likeminded peers and let’s turn insights into action.
  • Data Science DC is a non-profit professional group that meets monthly to discuss diverse topics in predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, and data visualization. Members are professionals, students, and others with a deep interest in these fields and related technologies. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome—to attend, to meet others, and to present their work!
  • Data Visualization DC is a non-profit professional group that meets monthly to discuss data visualization, data communication, infographics, exploratory data analysis, charts and graphs, perceptual psychology, and more! Our members are data journalists, data scientists, business intelligence professionals, and others who tell stories and persuade with data. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome — to attend, to meet others, and to present their work!

Information for Employers

Employers who partner with the INFO receive a unique opportunity to connect with the college’s students and alumni through capstone projects, events, and our Careers Listserv. Our graduates are highly sought after due to the unique education they receive combining theory, practical skills, and a changemaking mentality. They have gone on to revamp the New York Times UX, lead the American Library Association, run social media for the United Nations, and tackle the information infrastructure of Chicago.

2023 Benefits to Employer Partners
  • 2 Recruiting Events In-Person with INFO Students. Events where employers meet with and present to our students in-person often draw hundreds of students. Employers will receive a list of attendees’ contact information.
  • 1-Year as a Featured Employer on our INFO Career Resources Webpage. This is an opportunity for INFO students and alumni who are browsing career resources and jobs to be linked directly to your site and opportunities.
  • 1-Year of Unlimited Job and Internship Opportunities Shared with Students via our Careers Listserv.

For the remainder of 2023, there is no fee to become an Employer Partner.

(Note: If you are interested in having students assist your company with a project as part of their coursework, please contact our iConsultancy team. There is a fee for this service.)

Contact Us About Becoming an Employer Partner
If you are interested in becoming an Employer Partner, please contact David Loshin, INFO Lead for Careers & External Relations, at


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