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Alumni Career Design Fellowship

30 day online program to create a more fulfilling career

Wondering what comes next for your career? Now's the time to make a plan. 


Whether you want more from your current role or you want to change careers entirely, the Fellowship will help you get there!


The University of Maryland Alumni Association has partnered with the career design experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you this 30 day online program that will give you the clarity and confidence you need to create a fulfilling career that fits you.

Whether you're early, mid, or late-career, the Fellowship provides the structure and accountability you need to make the breakthrough progress you've been struggling to achieve on your own (while fitting into your busy schedule!)

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Define what you really want

Pinpoint exactly what you want from your career and prioritize what matters most to you

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Identify your unique value

Uncover your core strengths and transferable skills that you can leverage in your next career move

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Discover exciting options

Identify career paths that fit you better and learn how to test them before committing to one

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Create an Action Plan

Make a plan for your next steps towards a more fulfilling career and be held accountable for following through

Who this is for

We've designed the Fellowship to help you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry.

The Fellowship is perfect for you if you're:

  • Unsure about your future in your current career and want to be proactive

  • Feeling bored, burned out, under-appreciated, or not using your strengths at work

  • Wondering how your skills and experience translate to other career paths

  • Transitioning to a new phase of life and want to reinvent your career

Early Career

Kim: UMD '13


"The Fellowship put my career priorities in perspective and gave me the confidence and tools I need to improve my current situation. The Fellowship exceeded my expectations!"

Mid Career

Laura: UMD '97

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"Great to connect with UMD alumni who also felt 'stuck' and wanted to make a change. I feel supported and less alone. This program forced me to really think about what I want out of a future job."

Late Career

Scott: UMD '81

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"It helped me identify my strengths, values and interests in a way I never did before. The reflections were very valuable, but equally as valuable were the relationships built with other participants"

How it works

The Fellowship is not 1:1 coaching — it's a peer learning career development program based on the principles of Design Thinking. Starting April 10th, you'll spend about five hours per week doing the following:

Complete assignments on your own time

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Watch career design videos from the experts, explore curated resources, and complete insightful exercises. Just get the work done by the recommended deadlines! 

Weekly team working sessions

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Work with a diverse team of fellow alumni to get new perspectives and enlightening feedback. Choose between Wednesdays at 7pm ET or Thursdays at 9pm ET.

1-on-1 calls with your partner


Go deeper with your hand-picked partner that you'll have a lot in common with. You schedule your weekly working session calls at times that work for both of you.

Leverage the whole community

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Crowdsource ideas, resources, and connections from fellow alumni, your personal network, and the Fellowship facilitators. You have an entire community supporting you!

What you'll experience

Expect to spend about five hours per week on the Fellowship. You'll have a 1.5 hour video meeting with your assigned Team once per week (Weds at 7pm ET or Thurs at 9pm ET, you pick). You’ll also have a weekly hour-long phone call with your Accountability Partner (at a time that works for you both!)

Week 1

April 10-17

Identify your strengths, transferable skills, and interests

Use assessments and guided self-reflection to get to know yourself better

Week 2

April 18-24

Define what you want and identify options that align

Prioritize criteria you want your career to fit and start discovering potential options

Week 3

April 25 - May 1

Choose your top potential career paths to explore further

Learn how to test your options and use our proven framework to narrow them down

Week 4

May 2-9

Create an Action Plan to structure your next steps

Make a plan to test your best options before you commit to your next career move

Ongoing Support

Job search resources and lifetime access to the curriculum

Continued accountability + tools and templates for your next career move

Can't make it this time?

Next Fellowship: Fall 2021

Leave your email and we'll alert you as soon as enrollment opens. See you then!

Middle Aged Woman

"The Fellowship put my career priorities in perspective and gave me the confidence and tools I need to improve my current situation." 

Enroll now

We're committed to offering UMD alumni outstanding experiences that are accessible to everyone.

Compare to 1-on-1 career coaching ($2,000+) and Mission Collaborative's public Fellowship ($349).

Leave your email to get alerted about the next one!

Early Enrollment

Enroll by 3/20


SAVE $50


Regular Enrollment

3/21 - 4/7



Alumni Association members save $50!

Not a member yet? Join today!

Member - Early

Enroll by 3/20


SAVE $100


Member - Regular

3/21 - 4/7


SAVE $50


Money Back


We're confident you'll love it. There's really no risk in joining!

​Going through financial hardship?

Apply for a partial scholarship

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