The Engineering Career Services Office assists all engineering students and employers with finding or filling internships, co-op jobs, and entry-level positions.  Both students and employers can take advantage of online job listings, on-campus interviews, resume books, information sessions, career fairs, and much more.

We are committed to empowering all engineering students to pursue their professional goals by exploring career paths, developing effective job search skills, and building a professional network.  We establish relationships with employers to identify engineering talent, build a recruiting strategy, and develop a strong campus presence. 

Our Location*

1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall (#088)
4298 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
 

Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Phone: 301-405-3863 (On-campus ext: x5-3863)
Fax: 301-314-9867

E-Mail: CareerEngr@umd.edu
Student Questions: vperriga@umd.edu
Employer Questions: dvidmar@umd.edu

 

Our Staff

Veronica Perrigan

Veronica Perrigan
 DIRECTOR 
(301) 405-3862 |  vperriga@umd.edu

Veronica has a passion for empowering college students in identifying employment opportunities and meaningful careers. As ECS Director, she wants to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for students of all backgrounds to explore their career options, and pursue employment that is congruent with who they are and how they identify. In her free time, Veronica enjoys scuba diving, strength training, travel, volunteer work, and her rescue dog.   

Deb Vidmar Deborah Vidmar

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR EMPLOYER RELATIONS
(301) 405-8096 | dvidmar@umd.edu

Deborah has a particular interest in ensuring students have equal access to jobs & recruiting events, and that hiring entities follow ethical recruiting practices. She is passionate about increasing the number of women and minorities in engineering, and helping those same students negotiate competitive, fair starting salaries. 

Deborah attended the University of Pittsburgh for undergrad, Duquesne University School of Law (before realizing the legal profession made her want to scream), and the University of Delaware for a Master’s in Higher Education.  After 20 years at UMD she is now 100% a Terp at heart!   

Talk to her about: your job search, salary negotiation, gender and diversity equity, networking without anxiety, and the importance of feeling passion for your work.  Also, you can talk to her about cats… anytime, because cats are hilarious and she is a self-declared “crazy cat lady!”
 

Liza Lebrun Profile Photo SMALL Liza Lebrun

PROGRAM MANAGER/CAREER ADVISOR
(301) 405-0472 |  llebrun@umd.edu

Liza is a first-generation American and first-generation college student. Her family immigrated to the US from Haiti. Growing up on Long Island, she was the only student of color from elementary school - high school, which made for challenging moments. She’s trained in CliftonStrengths and can consult with students about how best to use their talents toward developing a meaningful career.  
 

Lizzy Solovey

PROGRAM MANAGER/CAREER ADVISOR
(301) 405-3732 | esolovey@umd.edu

As a Russian, Jewish immigrant and UMD alumnus, Lizzy knows there’s a lot to navigate in college and career. Prior to career advising, Lizzy taught high school English. Topics near to her heart are LGBTQA+ pride and anti-racism education. She hopes you talk with her about career, as well as cats, books, and travel, if you’d like. 
 

Ron Mentzer

PROGRAM MANAGement specialist
(301) 405-3863 | rmentze1@umd.edu

As a Terp alumni, Ron joined Engineering Career Services after working several years in Dining Services. This fall semester, Ron looks forward to serving as a member of the University Senate Staff Affairs Committee and volunteering as an advisor in the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct. He believes diversity is what creates an exciting and welcoming space both in education and the workplace. In his free time, Ron enjoys hiking and traveling to new places, going to concerts, and spending time with friends, family, and his cat. 

Heidi Sauber
Former DIRECTOR 
hsauber@umd.edu

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