How Saint Joseph’s helps students to succeed

First-Year Experience program

It’s not unusual for first-year students to face an adjustment to college life. The First-Year Experience program helps your child with the transition by assigning them a mentor to check in with, helping them learn about academic resources and effective study techniques, and keeping them informed about extracurricular activities that can encourage participation in campus life.
Contact: Shanna Webster 207-893-7563

The Academic Center

The Academic Center provides study skills workshops, writing tutors, peer tutoring within various departments, individualized mentoring for academic success, and accommodations for students with disabilities. The Academic Center also works with each student to set goals for academic success and to connect students with help they may need. In addition, the staff runs the Study Abroad program.
Contact: Vincent Kloskowski 207-893-7561


We foster internships in the Greater Portland area through our connections with businesses and organizations. Intern placements include American Red Cross, L.L. Bean, Lake Region Animal Hospital, Portland Sea Dogs, Maine State Government, and many more.

Student-Athlete Academic Office (SAAO)

We’re proud of the academic records of our student-athletes. At Saint Joseph’s, your child is first a student. The SAAO works as a liaison between the student-athlete and college academic staff. If an athlete needs help managing studies and sports, our coaches encourage them to go to the Academic Center where they can get help through workshops and tutors. If your child needs help, encourage him/her to be in touch with:
Rob Sanicola ’99, SAAO advisor

Career Services

The career services office will help your child with career assessment, résumé writing, workshops, employment, internships, grad school and prepare for job interviews.
Contact: Tom Novak 207-893-6636

Counseling Center

The college experience can bring challenges, both positive and not-so-positive. Welcoming staff at the Counseling Center can often help students deal with some of the difficulties encountered along the way.
Saint Joseph’s Hall, First floor
Phone: 207-893- 6630