FAQ


Where is the Career Services Center located?

The Career Services Center is located on the first floor of Saint Joseph's Hall. Just look for the blue Career Services Center sign on the outside of the building, or if you come in the main entrance to Saint Joseph's Hall, take a left and you will see the sign for the office.

When is the Career Services Center open?

The Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How can I contact the Career Services Center?

Peter Seavor, Associate Director of Career Services
207-893-6637
Fax: 207-893-6638
pseavor@sjcme.edu

What services are available and whom may use them?

Career services are available to all current Saint Joseph's students and alumni. Services include career advising, self-assessment tools, a library of books and videos, résumé critiques, workshops, recruiting events, and much more. 

I'm not yet a senior; should I be thinking about a career already?

Definitely! Our suggested career development timetable begins with your first year. You can begin to identify and develop your interest and skills, attend seminars and workshops, and even begin creating your résumé in your first year.

Can you help me find a part-time job?

Yes, many local businesses post positions with the Career Services Center that are a good fit for a college student's schedule. Local families seeking child care and tutors for their children also contact us to post opportunities. Check out the College Central site for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship positions. For more information on any of these opportunities, contact the Career Center staff.

Are internships really important?

Yes, and they are almost essential in a competitive job market. Some majors require that you do an internship as part of the curriculum. They are important even when not required, because they show employers that you have taken the initiative to get some experience and firsthand knowledge in your chosen profession. They also give you a chance to confirm that you truly enjoy your chosen career. The Career Services Center staff can help you find a rewarding internship experience.

I'm busy during office hours. How can you help me?

We have handouts available that can help you write your résumé and cover letters, polish your interview skills, and strengthen your job search skills. We can also communicate via email to answer questions, critique résumés, edit letters, and more. 

I am an alum of Saint Joseph's, but I don't live near the campus. How can you help me?

In addition to email and online resources, you can also schedule career counseling phone appointments with the Career Services Center staff.

How successful are Saint Joseph's graduates?

About six months after graduation, the Career Services Center staff conducts an annual post-graduate survey to determine who is employed, where they are employed, whether or not they are in their desired field, and which students have gone on to graduate programs.