We offer a series of recruiting programs that allow students to make meaningful connections with employer partners seeking to hire St. Mary’s College talet.
Employer Information Sessions
Informational presentations are offered by employer partners throughout the first half of each semester, leading up to the career fair. Students attend info sessions to learn about the specific job and internship opportunities, organizational culture, benefits and recruitment process for individual employers. Students use the information they learn during the Employer Information Sessions to prepare to speak with recruiters at the Career Fair.
Each semester, we host a Career Fair on campus for all students to attend. Over 40 employers and businesses attend each fair, from both local and regional businesses, the Naval base, alumni owned organizations, and more. Students are encouraged to attend Employer Information Sessions in preparation for the Career Fair.
On-campus Interviews are scheduled two weeks after the Career Fair each semester. This full day event provides students the opportunity to interview for job and internship opportunities with multiple organizations, all from the convenience of campus. Employers often select interview candidates who participate in their Employer Information Session and connect at the Career Fair. Many employers make offers on the spot during this event.
Students who have benefitted from Interview Day in the past:
Ahmed Mohamed ‘20 is a computer science major who participated in the 2019 Interview Day. Mohamed interviewed with NAVAIR and was offered an internship under the Branch of Model Development and Data Management for summer 2019.
Rose Young ‘20 is a physics and mathematics double major. Young interviewed with both NAVAIR and NSI during the Interview Day held in the spring of 2019. Young was offered a Student Trainee position with HR at NAVAIR. She accepted this internship position for the summer of 2019. Her internship is working in the Stem Student Employment Program (SSEP) as a Math and Data Analysis Students. Her current plan is to continue working for them throughout her senior year at SMCM as she was offered a full-time permanent position upon graduation in May 2020.
“Through this class [CORE104] I discovered that I am able to think on my feet relatively quickly and efficiently to cohesively respond to questions. The amount of practice that this class had with interviews definitely helped me develop this skill. This class has also taught me that one of the best ways to find out more about a job or major or position is by asking someone in your prospected position to find out more about what the position actually looks like.” -Brittany Thayer ’22, Economics major, Business Management minor
“Honestly, I would have not thought much of what I do after college if I did not take this class. The first semester I did the bare minimum in the class and felt like I did not get much out of it. The second semester I thought I put much more effort in and feel like I will get a much better grade in the class, along with all of my other classes.” -Spencer Ralston ’22- undeclared
“I believed that I was not doing a good job of advertising myself. This class greatly in this regard. While I was no stranger to interviews, the class did a great job refining my technique. More importantly, the class was extremely useful in relation to my resume, as well as presenting myself in the best manner. My original resume was a disaster, but the class gave me the proper tools to reorganise it. I do truly believe that this class may greatly influence my life’s career path.” -Frank Minges ’22, Biology major, Environmental Science minor
“My personal experience in this class has been overall, very helpful. Most of the class periods I’ve been in were incredibly informative, especially for the interview process. Coming into this class, I had no idea what to say or do during the interview process. After learning about keywords, body language, and the STAR method, I was able to learn exactly what I should be doing in an interview setting. I’m much more confident in general about the whole thing and shouldn’t have to worry nearly as much about going in for a job interview in the future.” -Aiden Briancon ’22, History major, French minor
“Throughout this course, I have built on numerous skills and gained insight on skills that I have that I was previously not aware of. Coming into this course, I had an idea that I wanted to become a teacher but I was not aware of some of my top skills. I learned in the skills finder that my top skill is harmony which will be great in the field of teaching. I also have become more aware of my responsibility and work ethic throughout the course of taking this class…The most impactful part of this course was the mock interviews. The interviews allowed me to polish my skills in an interview and made me feel more confident. Before entering the course, I was nervous in an interview scenario and did not feel completely prepared. However, now I am extremely prepared and feel as if I am ready to have a successful interview in the future.” -Devin Garner ’21, English major, Education Studies minor
“The most impactful part of this course was the mock interviews. The interviews allowed me to polish my skills in an interview and made me feel more confident. Before entering the course, I was nervous in an interview scenario and did not feel completely prepared. However, now I am extremely prepared and feel as if I am ready to have a successful interview in the future.” -Emma McNesby ’22, Math and Chemistry double major, French minor
“Largely, this class (CORE104) and the previous one (CORE103) helped me to employ confidence in applying and interviewing for jobs which have overall encouraged me to try for jobs and internships that I see.” -Katie Riesner ’22, Chemistry major, Biology minor
“I attended the Arts and English Networking Session back in April, and I left with around four business cards and one really good personal connection with an alumni. The Career Center helped me out with communicating professionally with people and how I should interact with them afterwards. I emailed everyone I got a business card from, just as a follow up and to let them know that I appreciated their time. I got responses from everyone and a shadow opportunity from Kevin Wehmueller who works at Taoti in DC. It was such a great opportunity where I learned so much and it has opened up more doors for me to look into after graduation.” –Davita Fennell ‘20, an arts major and an educational studies and computer science minors, attended the Arts and English Networking Session in the Spring of 2019.