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Connecting to success

Are you looking for an on campus job ? Maybe an internship in your field ? Or maybe some resources to help further your education ? 

Look No Further, TOCSL is Here to Give You Some Helpful Tips On How To Be Successful

University Career Center 

UMD's Career Center is a great place to visit to start building your journey to success. The career center helps students explore options and find the right fit for a career through career checklists, resume building, networking events, interviewing tips, and much more! They also have many helpful ways for students to gain experience through internships and career fairs,  as well as key strategies and advice on furthering your education.

The University Career Center is located on the third floor of the South Wing in Hornbake Library. 


Careers4Terps (C4T) is the Career Center's primary online career and internship site. On C4T you can search for on-campus jobs, entry-level jobs, internship positions, schedule individual appointments with a career advisor, access exclusive career center tips and resources, and RSVP for a career workshop or employer information session.  

This is UMD students’ best resource for full- and part-time jobs and internships.

QuickBucks Job Program 

You are not alone, some of us love to earn some quick cash or just want short term employment ! The QuickBucks job program includes employment opportunities ranging from data entry, babysitting, tutoring, to pet sitting and moving help.  QuickBucks jobs are emailed out on Friday to students who subscribe. 

Interested? To subscribe to this list, send an email with the command: ""SUBSCRIBE UCC-QBJOBS"; in the text of the message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU.


  • Working on-campus is a great way to connect with professors, faculty, or at your favorite food place, but most importantly, on-campus employers understand student demands and courses !
  • You can work at your on-campus jobs between classes, which will help to maximize your time !
  • Make sure to attend a career or internship fair, which are hosted in the Fall and Spring. When you do find a fair of your interest make sure to register ASAP !

Educational Success


Transferring to a brand new university is socially challenging but can also be academically challenging due to the potential differences in class sizes or course rigor. 

Take advantage of the resources below and connect into success !


Academic Counseling 

TOCSL wants you to be successful here at UMD, so we urge you to set up an appointment with an academic skills counselor who will help you learn techniques to manage time and demands of classes, help on improving results from your study efforts, ways to get more from your reading and much more. 

The Counseling Center is located in the Shoemaker Building, building 1101


Writing Center

Want someone to take a second look at your paper or help improve your writing skills? Trained consultants are there to helps you enhance your writing and thinking skills for your academic work and your future career. 


The Writing Center is located in Tawes Hall and have trained consultants available for appointments or walk-ins. 


Repeat or “Freshman Forgiveness” Policy

To help freshmen and transfer students adjust to the university, the University of Maryland, College Park, has a repeat policy that allows a student to re-take a class if it was taken in the first semester at the university or within the student’s first 24 credit hours attempted and have only the higher grade included in the cumulative GPA calculation. Get the full policy details here.



  • The Counseling Center and Writing Center both offer FREE workshops on topics related to writing, teaching writing, time management, and improving approaches to studying and learning at UMD.  TAKE ADVANTAGE ! 
  • Upholding Academic Integrity is not an option it is a way of life here at UMD, so make sure to sit in front of your classes, get to know your professors and TAs, form study groups, and reach out to these resources whenever you are struggling with the course material or feeling overwhelmed. 
  • Remember: You are a Terp Wherever You Go 

Getting Connected!


We All Know The Struggle...


Making friends and getting involved on campus as a transfer and/or off-campus student can be a bit of a challenge. This is why you should make sure to check out Terp Link, to connect with over 800 clubs and student organizations at UMD !


Also, don't forget that TOCSL office offer programs to engage and connect our transfer and off-campus students throughout the semester as well !! See here :)

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