Career Development provides advising on all aspects of your career development while a student at Saint Joseph's College.
Who Am I?
A majority of
students in all colleges and universities change their major at least
once in their college careers, and many change their
major several times over the course of their college career.
Self-assessment tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory help you
define and better understand your personality preferences, interests,
abilities, and work values—all for free. Need help choosing a college major or career path? Contact Career Development for these and other tools to help you better understand who you are.
Whether you're a Sebago Lake student looking for an internship some extra cash, or
an online student searching for the next level of advancement, Career Development provides a
job posting portal full of part-time, full-time, seasonal, and
internship positions—whatever you're looking for. Featuring positions specifically targeted for Saint Joseph's College students, College Central also provides information on positions in New England and around the country.
What is Connections?
Connections is a premier, career development program that supports experiential learning and personal growth through workshops and a $2000 stipend, while delivering hands-on experience to our students.
Prepping for the Job Search
The best time to begin preparing for your job search is now! When the thought of a summer internship or a full time position pops into your head – that’s the time to build your resume, create your cover letter and get advice from Career Development of how to present the best version of you on paper and in person.
Build a Résumé
We can help you get started writing your first résumé, cover letters, and personal statements. If you have already written a resume, contact our staff to set up a professional critique.
Create Cover Letters
Every résumé you send, whether via email, through an application system or through the US Postal Service, needs to be accompanied by a cover letter. A cover letter is an employer’s very first glimpse of you, so it has to be good. It is both an introduction and a marketing tool. Career Development will help you find the power in 3 short paragraphs.
Preparation is the key to a successful interview. A candidate who prepares will project a confident and calm image, will not be flustered by question and will actually enjoy the experience! Polish your interview skills by scheduling a "mock interview." We'll get you prepped for the real one, providing constructive reviews of you how do.
Graduate School Information
Ready for the next step? Find the graduate program that's right for you. We also have registration information and access to practice graduate exams like the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, VCAT, MAT, and the Praxis.
It's all about preparation when and where you need it. Career Development has created a Brightspace course featuring a variety a webinars on everything from résumé and cover letter creation, to job search strategies to LinkedIn profiles and more. Every student at Saint Joseph’s College is enrolled in this Career Development course.
Career fairs, sometimes called job fairs, are excellent networking opportunities for students and employers whether you are looking for a full-time, part-time, summer, volunteer or internship position. Career Development offers an on-campus job fair each year, as well as entry to events sponsored by the Maine College Career Consortium. In addition, information on job fairs throughout the country will be posted regularly on the Career Fair webpage.
Maine College Career Consortium
Saint Joseph’s College is a member of the Maine College Career Consortium, an alliance of Maine college and university career services centers, which manages a job placement Website at www.mainegrads.org. The Maine College Grads website is only open to students enrolled at a college or university in Maine and to graduates of these institutions. The website is updated daily and lists open positions as posted by Maine employers.
Post Graduate Statistics
The latest results of our annual Alumni Survey
which includes percentages of graduates employed and in graduate school,
average starting salary, a list of some employers who have hired our graduates
and their job titles, and a list of some schools and programs our graduates
have attended for further education.