Services and Resources
The following services and resources are available through our office and are offered through individual career counseling appointments, group sessions, workshops, seminars and other related events.
- College Central Network
- Alumnae Resource Network
- Choosing a Major/Exploring Career Options
- Internship Searching
- Job Searching
- Résumé and Cover Letter Writing
- Networking and Interviewing Skills
- Graduate and Professional School Preparation
- Exploring Alternative Post-Graduate Options
- On-Campus Recruiting Program
- Programs and Events
- Career Resource Center
Instrumental to the foundation of your career development and growth at Saint Mary’s College and beyond, the CCO is here to support and guide you in choosing your major and exploring career options associated with your fields of interest. The CCO can provide counseling and access to:
- Career assessments including the StrengthsQuest, Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Job shadowing and informational interviewing
- “What Can I do With a Degree in…?” resources
- Career Resource Center with over 300 books and resources to explore career options
The CCO can assist you in your internship search by providing you with individual counseling to explore internship goals, searching techniques and the necessary resources to uncover a world of internship possibilities! Our staff can meet with you to customize your internship search to your particular career goals and needs.
For many, job searching can seem like a full-time job all by itself! Be sure to visit the CCO and talk with the staff about how to maximize your job search endeavors. Resources and information are available to help you to develop your networking, researching and job search correspondence writing skills. We can help you explore your career goals and strategies that will meet your individual needs.
Résumés and cover letters are your opportunity to provide a first and lasting impression with potential employers. At the CCO, our experienced staff is here to assist you with developing and fine tuning your job search correspondence to make a positive impact on employers. In addition, our Career Resource Center provides several print publications on writing effective résumés and cover letters which are available for browsing and checking out.
Perhaps the most difficult to develop and master, networking and interviewing skills are critical to the success of your internship and job search. The CCO can provide one-on-one mock interviewing and counseling sessions to assist you in developing your interviewing skills as well as learning the basics of networking. Throughout the year, the CCO will host or co-host programs that allow students and alumnae to utilize and develop both networking and interviewing skills. Several print publications on these topics are available in the Career Resource Center.
Are you considering a career that will require graduate or professional school education? The CCO can provide you with the resources and information you need to explore graduate and professional schools, uncover financial aid options, create effective personal statements, prepare for entrance exams and much more!
Students from Saint Mary’s College not only enter in jobs after they graduate, but they also explore alternative options such as volunteering and service. If you are considering this option, stop by and visit with the CCO to explore how your short-term plans can compliment your long-term career and life goals.
Several employers from various industries visit the Saint Mary’s campus each year to recruit for jobs and internships. Employers conduct interviews, information sessions and information tables in which students are encouraged to participate and explore options offered by the employers. For a current listing of employers recruiting on campus, login to the College Central Network site.
Throughout the year, the CCO hosts and co-hosts various programs and events focused on a variety of career-related topics including (but not limited to):
- First-Year Outreach Program
- Success After Saint Mary's
- Junior Jumpstart
- Senior Startup
- Internship Preparation Workshops
- Graduate School Preparation Workshops
- Alumnae Speakers
- And More!
Students can login to College Central Network to get a listing of upcoming career events.
- Internships and jobs exclusive to Saint Mary’s students and alumnae
- Over 500,000 jobs and internships from thousands of other resources
- On-campus interviewing, recruiting, and career events
- Résumé builder, referrals, and career portfolio builder
- Over 1,000 articles, 100 videos, and 25 podcasts on a variety of career-related topics
The CRC houses hundreds of publications on virtually every career-related topic. Most of the books and resources are available for check-out from the CRC or can be browsed in our office. In addition, all materials are now cataloged with the Cushwa-Leighton Library’s resources and are now searchable through the library’s online database. Areas include:
- Career Planning
- Foreign Languages
- Graduate School
- Health Care
- Job Searching by Metro Area
- Job Searching by Strategies
- Job-to-Career Options
- Liberal Arts
- Occupational Information
- Public Service
- Résumé Writing
- Social Services