Career Services and Alumni Relations at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy is dedicated to enhancing the career development of all students and alumni throughout their academic and professional careers. Current students are strongly encouraged to begin meeting with career counselors in the office early in their degree program. During these meetings, Career Services and Alumni Relations staff begin helping students fulfill their professional potential.
Specifically, we focus on developing and defining the following key priorities for each student:
- Preparation - Conducting interest, skills and values assessments, providing career choice information, facilitating career decision-making and enhancing resume, cover letter and interviewing skills
- Strategy - Creating professional development plans that include immediate internship needs, identifying skills gaps and connecting professional goals to academic plans
- Experience - Facilitating multiple cross sector internship experiences, exploring volunteer opportunities and identifying effective and purposeful leadership roles
- Connections - Providing multiple sources of contacts (including employers and alumni) for networking, informational interviews and internship and job searching leads
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Bryan brings a wealth of career development experience to the School. In his more than fifteen years of experience in higher education, he served in a variety of roles at various campuses including the University of Maryland. Prior to SPP, he worked as a program director at the Career Center working with the College of Education, School of Public Health and students with disabilities.
Before coming to the University of Maryland, Bryan was a career counselor at the Office of Career Planning and Placement at the University of Michigan. In Ann Arbor, he served as a pre-medical and pre-law advisor while teaching career development courses and counseling students on career-related issues. He also has career services experience from Trinity College in Washington, DC and Florida International University in Miami, FL.
On the professional front, Bryan completed the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in Germany. He recently chaired professional groups within the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs and the American College Personnel Association. Bryan also co-authored a chapter in a text entitled "Career Counseling of College Students" published by the American Psychological Association.
Bryan holds both a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Higher Education Administration and a B.A. in Psychology from James Madison University.