First-Year Experience Program
First-Year Experience Seminar enhances the first-year student experience through academic and social connections. First-year students will expand upon academic skills already developed, while gaining a more meaningful understanding of themselves and their surroundings through different cultural experiences within the Saint Joseph’s College community.
Academic Center for Excellence
The Academic Center for Excellence 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 for Excellence also works with each student to set goals for academic success and to connect students with help they may need.
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
The Career Development Office will help your child with career assessment, résumé writing, workshops, employment, internships, grad school and prepare for job interviews.
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.