Success After UMFSimply put, University of Maine at Farmington graduates are hired ... and accepted to graduate school.
In fact, a recent survey of 2010 the University of Maine at Farmington graduates found that 91% of those who responded are either employed or attending graduate school / professional school.* And UMF grads tend to live — and work — in Maine, helping the state to grow and prosper.
Our Education graduates work in schools in every county in Maine. In fact, the University of Maine at Farmington is one of the state’s biggest producers of teachers — 17% of all teachers in Maine earned their bachelor’s degree at UMF and three of the past four Maine "Teacher of the Year" recipients have been UMF Education graduates.
Our on-campus Center for Human Development will assist you along your career path every step of the way, helping you identify career and academic interests; educating you about career, internship, and graduate school options; coaching you through the process of applying for jobs, internships, and graduate school programs, and more.
The UMF Center for Human Development holds workshops on writing effective resumes, applying to graduate school, and searching for employment and internships. It also hosts on-campus job fairs and individual recruitment events.
What some employers have said:
“We like UMF students, and we want to hire more. They’ve been good,
stable, and strong teachers, and I especially appreciate that they’re grounded and have an excellent work ethic.”
— Joan Shurtleff, Human Resources Recruiter
Fontana (California) Unified School District
“UMF graduates have the qualities we look for in our best Financial
Advisors: leadership skills, high integrity, strong interpersonal skills, effective communications, persistence,
resilience, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong academic background. We view UMF as a valuable resource in our
ongoing efforts to hire the best quality candidates for American Express Financial Advisors.”
— Sharon Bunker, Recruiting Specialist
American Express Financial Advisors
“We’re very pleased with the UMF students we’ve hired. Our work involves
constant training, and UMF students succeed because they have excellent communications skills, know how to learn
and how to apply what they learn. Once we know an applicant is a UMF graduate, that works in his or her favor.”
— Stanley Herrick, District Manager
U.S. Social Security Administration
* In 2011, the University of Maine at Farmington attempted to contact the 328 students who graduated from UMF in May of 2010 to find what they have done since graduating from UMF. The University received 224 responses (68%) from the graduating class.