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

The concept of networking can sound intimidating especially to an introvert like myself. The process of finding, interacting, and staying in touch with a large amount of people just sounds exhausting. The good news is that networking doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are many different methods you can take with social media being one of those options.  Social media outlets such as Instagram and Twitter are based on the concept of connecting with others, and you most likely already have experience with using them. In the same way Facebook allows you to stay in touch with a relative who lives in another state, it can also help you to connect with businesses, corporations, and recruiters. With a few simple steps and modifications you can use these outlets to not only keep in contact with friends and family, but also to find and communicate with potential employers and contacts within your prospective career field....

 

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Intern Britney
My name is Britney Wolfe and I am the Writing and Journalism Intern for the Career Center this semester. I transferred to the Mount this past fall after graduating with my Associate’s degree from Frederick Community College.
 
I have lived in Maryland my whole life, and I am proud to say that I am a homeschool graduate. I have chosen to major in English studies at the Mount because I am deeply interested in the thought process and creativity that is involved in the construction and publication of a book....
“How are your grades holding up?”
 
“Have you chosen a major yet?”
 
“What are your plans after graduation?”
 
You might have heard some of these questions over winter break. Relieved that your finals were over you went home thinking your well-deserved break would consist of sleeping in, eating good food, and binge watching that show you had been waiting to watch on Netflix. Instead, you were forced to sit through uncomfortable family gatherings and meals just knowing that eventually someone would turn to you and start asking questions. Questions about your classes, your grades, and then, wait for it… the future....Read the full blog post
Home for the holidays? First, take the time to decompress from that fall semester finals stress and enjoy time to regroup. If your New Year’s resolution is to be more active, then apply that to a job and internship search as well. Break periods are an excellent time to actively search for job and internship opportunities. Use some of that Christmas break free time to help figure out your future. Search for job opportunities, ask career advice from friends and family, and begin to reach out to acquaintances and contacts they might have that could help you....Read the full blog post
JillianOn a dreary grey November day I caught up with Jillian Ellis, who was recently hired as the new Assistant Director of Recruitment and Employer Relations. Despite the weather, our conversation was anything but dull. We chatted not only about the Career Center and the impact she hopes to make but some of her personal interests as well.
 
Ellis is originally from New Hampshire, but lived in North Carolina for eighteen years. She moved to Pennsylvania about three years ago to be closer to her family. She loves books and her favorite author is Stephen King. Ellis has a cat and loves the arts: music, theater, dance, and visual arts....Read the full blog post
ResumeEveryone needs a resume. Whether you are currently applying to a position or not, it is important to have a resume on hand.  Once you are thoroughly into the job or internship search, you will realize that you might have a few different resumes that are tailored to a particular position.  Resumes are most often skimmed, not read, and are sometimes scanned by a computer program first. That is why a well written and aesthetically- formatted resume is so important; it helps you stand out. Your resume should tell the story of your achievements and past work experience.  It shouldn’t just say, “Wrote articles for the Career Corner blog.” Instead, you could say, “Researched and authored multiple articles for the Career Corner Blog and The Mountain Echo in addition to compiling the Internship Bulletin.”...Read the full blog post
Halloween might be over but the excitement isn’t finished yet, it’s Federal Agency Week. Federal Agency Week is in its fourth year at the Mount and is a series of info sessions run by the Secret Service, The NSA, The FBI and The Department of State. These esteemed organizations are interested in talking to well-rounded students of all majors and backgrounds. If you are interested in working for a Federal agency post -graduation or looking for an internship, you should seriously consider attending the Federal Agency week information session that appeals to you....Read the full blog post
 
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