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Terrapins Connect Live

Join us for Terrapins Connect Live, the Alumni Association’s new career networking series featuring in-person, career-driven events that bring Terps together. Whether you are new to the industry and looking for more connections; or a seasoned veteran looking to share your latest expertise, Terrapins Connect Live is designed to provide alumni with meaningful connections and exclusive networking opportunities.

Can’t get enough? Continue the conversation online on Terrapins Connect, UMD’s online networking platform exclusive toTerps.

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Schedule of events


Terrapins Connect Live: Government Contracting

The Alumni Association is excited to announce Terrapins Connect Live: Reimagining the Future of Government Contracting

Wednesday, November 15 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Crown and Crow | Washington, DC
1317 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

You are invited to join fellow alums working in and around the government contracting industry. In addition to networking, you will also hear from experts in the field. A panel of Terps representing multiple facets of the government contracting space, will view the industry through a policy lens, with particular focus on the areas of government, business & academia.

It's not often that government contractors have the opportunity to build relationships and exchange ideas with others who speak the same language and are navigating similar business landscapes. We invite you to be a part of this dialogue.

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More 2023 Events Coming Soon!

Upcoming events include:

  • Networking with Terps in the biotech industry (Montgomery County, MD)
  • AI and emerging technologies in the field of cybersecurity (Northern Virginia)

Contact Cara Folk at to learn more!

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Our online networking platform, Terrapins Connect is full of people to network with any day!

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Setting up your account is quick and easy! Once you do so, you'll be able to network, become a mentor, participate in group discussions, and much more!

  1. Go to the Terrapins Connect homepage.
  2. Click the "Join Your Community" button.
  3. Select a signup method (ex. LinkedIn, Email, SSO)
  4. Choose your User Type (ex. "Student, Alumni, Faculty/Staff)
  5. Fill out your background info (if you use LinkedIn, your information will auto-populate!)

You may need to wait for an admin to approve your account. If that's the case, you’ll receive an email once your account has been approved.