WHAT WE OFFER
The Center for Career and Professional Development connects students and alumni of St. Mary’s College of Maryland with experiential opportunities, networking experiences, and professional skill development. We offer support at every stage of career development, from first-year advising to postgraduate networking and coaching.
PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY CLASSES
We prepare students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland to successfully bridge from college to careers. Starting in their first semester, students take a total of 3 credit hours of career pathways literacy classes. The classes offer flexible and immersive assignments and are designed to meet the needs of students exploring their career options as well as those who have a chosen career path.
READ ABOUT INTERNS AND MENTORS
Q: How does having a mentor or securing an internship benefit a college student?
A: Mentorships and internships bridge the gap between school learning and workplace experience, preparing individuals for their future career years prior to their college graduation date. As a college student, having a mentor or the opportunity to participate in an internship in a field of interest can be the first stepping-stone to a bright career ahead.
FIND A MENTOR
Students in Core-PATH classes have access to The Job-IQ Professional Contacts Directory that matches students with over 500 professionals in our college community including alumni, trustees, employers, and friends of the college community. Students can ask professionals about a field of interest, seek out resume and interviewing advice, and search for internships.
We can share resources that help students find an internship year-round! Earning credit for your internship is also an option to all students. Be sure to contact our Internship Coordinator before starting an internship if you want to learn more about the process or are interested in earning credit.
Already have an internship in mind? Come to our Internship Orientation Open Hours to learn more about the internship process and required documents needed to move forward on your internship journey with the Career Center.
Internship Orientation Open Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fridays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
RESUME REVIEW & CAREER SERVICES
We like to talk to students about their future! All St. Mary’s College students can speak with an individual career adviser to review (or help start) their resume, seek career advising, or learn more about internships.
Because data is foundational for career planning, every student in the Career Pathway classes takes the Gallup Clifton Strengths Inventory. We also administer the Strong-Campbell Interest and the Myers-Briggs Type Inventories as part of career advising and upon request.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INCUBATORS & START-UPS
Whether their career path leads to a career in a traditional work setting or to a start or early-venture company, 21stCentury graduates value social impact and understanding innovation and entrepreneurship is critical professionally and personally.
Entrepreneurs are driven by curiosity and a desire to solve problems and find new opportunities. Strategic thinking, innovation, communication, networking, and finance are some of the skills student can develop through our:
- Seedspot Collaboration
- Entrepreneurship Class
- Incubator and Start-up Opportunities
Whether their career path leads to a career in a traditional work setting or to a start or early-venture company, 21st Century graduates value social impact and understanding innovation and entrepreneurship is critical professionally and personally.
LOOKING FOR A JOB?
Students can use their St. Mary’s College username and password to log in to their HireSMCM account. Once logged in, you can search for “SMCM” or click on “On Campus Jobs”.