At Saint Joseph’s College, we believe in a lifetime of learning. That’s why our Connections program begins the moment students step on our campus and serves them through the many stages of their lives. Connections Button

What is Connections?

Connections is a premier, career development program that supports experiential learning and personal growth, while delivering hands-on experience to our students.

Tools for Success

Connections Business CardIt all begins on day one. Each student is given a professional pad-folio filled with career development tools and info on the Connections program. During their junior year, students are given a set of personalized business cards. We consider these cards ‘tools’ to help them network at a variety of business and professional events and meetings where they will be encouraged to talk with experts in their fields of study. This builds confidence and begins the process of launching their careers, meeting and developing mentors and creating critical connections.

These tools are just the beginning of what is to become four years of actual connections with the community, both within the College and beyond.

Sample of Events
  • Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • Health Care Careers without Medical School
  • Alum Panel: Careers in Sports
  • Careers in Digital Marketing
  • Working with Animals

Access Financial Support

An additional element of Connections is our experiential learning promise. With the College’s support, it will be possible for each of our eligible students to embark on a hands-on, qualifying learning experience of their choosing in either their junior or senior year using up to $2,000 in financial support from the College.

  • Experiential Learning
    • Internships

      Hone your job skills by interning for a business in your field of study.

    • Study Away

      Broaden your horizons. Learn more about yourself and the world around you.

    • Environmental Science Semester

      Get out of the classroom and spend a semester immersed in the field with hands-on science.

    • Internships

      Gain insight into real-world application of concepts learned in the classroom.

    • Rome Experience

      Apply your passion for your major while traveling with your friends to another country.

    • Biology Students – Get Hands-on

      Our farm provides animal research experience, which will complement your graduate school application.

    • Internships

      You'll make valuable contacts for future networking.

    • Service Trips

      Spend a week in Haiti or Guatemala volunteering to help those in need.

  • With this backing, students may pursue an internship, summer research or international studies project, volunteer, or travel program. We believe strongly that experiential programs such as these are invaluable, yet are too often out of reach to students due to cost or lost income.

    Part of Our Mission

    Connections represents our commitment to the future of each of our students. We stand behind the high-quality education students receive at the College, and we are investing in their success.

    Learn more about Connections by calling our Career Development Office at 1-207-893-6637 or email

    How Parents Can Help with the Connections Program

    As a parent, there are several ways to get involved in our Connections Program.

    • Mentor a student interested in your career field
    • Provide an internship for our students
    • Provide job opportunities for our students

    If you are interested in helping out with Connections, please send an email to, or fill out the Parent Interest Form.