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Current Career Topics for Mount St. Mary's University Students

Most college students think that there are only two options after graduation – find a job or enter graduate school. An opportunity that is often overlooked is volunteering with an organized volunteer program. The Office of Social Justice provides information and resources on how to apply for entry into one of these volunteer programs. Many thanks to Elizabeth Jackson, the Coordinator for the Office of Social Justice, who provided valuable information and insight about volunteer programs....Read the full blog post
Congratulations on making it to the final semester of college! The final semester can be tough to navigate as you simultaneously finish up school and prepare for your future. But don’t fear because the Career Center is here to help! Their most important job is helping students prepare for their lives after the Mount. Keep reading to learn how to utilize the Career Center during the final semester of your college career....
As Thanksgiving and Christmas Break approach, think about how you will spend your free time in addition to eating turkey, shopping for Christmas presents, and decorating the tree. These few weeks off before the final semester of your college career are really important. Read the following recommendations on how to productively spend the upcoming holiday breaks and the remainder of your college career. The more prepared you are, the more likely you will be to find a job before or soon after graduation....Read the full blog post
Dressed professionally and with my portfolio in hand, I entered the Career Center and signed in. I took a seat on the comfy green couch and waited for my mock interviewer, Jillian Ellis, to arrive. Once she arrived, we shook hands, said hello, and then entered the interview room. The mock interview had begun! Jillian had prepared a list of 10 questions that I might be asked by a hiring manager. We went through each question one by one and, after I had answered all 10 questions, Jillian ended the interview and we discussed how I did. She went through each question, detailing what I said right and what I should not say in the future. Here are a few things that Jillian taught me during the mock interview....Read the full blog post
Federal Agency Week here at the Mount is fast approaching and will be held from Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 17th.  Writing a federal resume can be a challenge – here are a few tips and tricks to help you write a successful and professional federal resume....Read the full blog post
Many people experience heightened anxiety prior to a job interview. You can use the following tips and suggestions to ease your anxiety and stress levels before an interview. Remember that you are not alone and that many other internship and job applicants feel the same way!...Read the full blog post
Informational interviews give you the opportunity to learn about careers with a specific company or in a particular industry. The purpose of informational interviews is to learn as much as possible about the interviewee’s background, career path, and current position – the purpose is not to secure a job or market yourself to the interviewee. By gathering information about one person’s career experience, you can better plan for your own career. Here are some of the ways to set up and conduct successful informational interviews....
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