Career Studio

The Career Studio assists students with identification of long term goals and career plans; articulating their interests, skills, values, and goals, leading to the development of a four-year educational plan to include student engagement activities and internships.

Connections

Experiential learning + hands-on experience for students

Internships

Gaining professional experience within a career area

Employment

Search + find a position through Handshake’s job database (login required)

Meet Your Academic and Career Coaches

We’re ready to help you with all your academic and career support.

Krissy Cosgrove, Career Studio

Krissy Cosgrove

Chris Kidger, Career Studio

Chris Kidger

Employment Resources

The Career Studio is the best place to practice mock interviews, get assistance writing a resume and cover letter, prepare for graduate school applications, create a LinkedIn profile and get connected to internship opportunities.

Résumé

We can help you get started writing your résumé

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Cover Letter

Every résumé needs a good cover letter

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Interviews

Preparation is the key to a successful interview

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LinkedIn

Do we have plans for a linkedin how to page?

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Graduate School

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. We have created guidelines to help you with what to have on your application before applying to that graduate school!

Career Coaching

Do you need help choosing a college major or career path? Career Studio can assist you with tools and resources to explore your goals and better understand who you are, and find the college major that fits you best.

Self-Assessment Tools
Career Studio can assist you to begin identifying your personality type, interests, skills, and values by using assessment tools including:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
Knowing your personality type, as measured through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, can help you with career planning at every stage: from your choices of subjects and majors in school to choosing your first career, to advancing in your organization or changing careers later in life.

Strong Interest Inventory®
The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It has helped both academic and business organizations develop the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individuals—from high school and college students to midcareer workers seeking a change—in their search for a rich and fulfilling career.

Career Information Tools

After you have used the self-assessment tools to better identify your interests, skills, personality and values, you can use this information about college majors and their potential career paths to find the right major for you.  Learn more about What Can I do with this Major?

This US Department of Labor site contains occupation information, industry information, state information, and many tools to help you explore a career, and assess your skills and interests.  Contact us for assistance with any of these. Learn more about CareerOneStop.

Career Studio 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 course.

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 Surveys include:

  • percentages of graduates employed and in graduate school,
  • average starting salary,
  • a list of employers who have hired our graduates and their job titles, and
  • a list of schools and programs our graduates have attended for further education.

Post Graduate Stat Reports

Class of 2020 | Class of 2019 | Class of 2018Class of 2017

Contact

Shanna Webster
Assistant Dean & Director, ACE
207-893-7563
swebster@sjcme.edu

Kristin (Krissy) Cosgrove
Academic & Career Coach
207-893-7558
kcosgrove@sjcme.edu

Chris Kidger
Academic & Career Coach
207-893-7575
ckidger@sjcme.edu

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