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

Welcome to all new and returning students! As this semester launches into action, the Career Center would like to reach out and offer their services and expertise to you. Deciding on your future is extremely important; however, thinking about what you’re going to do after you graduate doesn’t have to be overwhelming. ...
I hope that you have enjoyed the articles I have written for you this semester, both here on the blog, as well as for The Mountain Echo. Before writing each article, I would take some time to research and learn more about the topic I had chosen to highlight. Not only did this research strengthen the content of the articles I wrote, it also benefitted my own career development. When I ...Read the full blog post
The end of the semester is quickly approaching, and you’re looking forward to days at the beach and laying out in the sun. You’ll finally be free from school assignments and deadlines… well, for a few months at least. You should definitely take advantage of those well-deserved weeks of free time: read books you actually want to read, go for a run without worrying about a stopwatch, or just drink sweet tea while lying in a hammock. Summer is not only a great time to relax and refresh, ...Read the full blog post
Criticism. It’s a word we don’t like to hear. Even referring to it as constructive criticism doesn’t help very much. The problem is that we don’t like being told that we are doing something wrong. We want to think that we have everything under control, and we are good at what we are doing, whether it’s schoolwork or a job. When it’s pointed out that we messed up, or didn’t do a project as well as we could have, we feel ashamed and embarrassed. Naturally, our first ...
It’s not something you think about during the goings on of your day. You smile, frown, cross your arms, or hunch your shoulders without even really thinking about it, much less how it affects how other people see you. You communicate with others with just a wave of your hand, or a nod to demonstrate how you are feeling. Feelings of excitement, anger, or sadness are demonstrated without you even saying a word. Body language plays an important role in your interactions with others and even more so, this form of communication can be used to make good impressions and connections in professional situations....Read the full blog post
If you focus too intently on working through the sludge of midterms, essays, and projects that school demands from you, it can be easy to lose sight of your end goal: your career after college. A great way of renewing your passion for your major and inspiring motivation for school assignments is to connect with someone who has a career in your intended profession or who has more experience than you. Often referred to as a mentor, this person can give you advice about your career, critique your résumé, and introduce you to other people in the field. By reaching out to others who have more or different experiences, you can learn new information and find encouragement to work through your school assignments....Read the full blog post
As you’ve probably heard by now, the Career Center Career Fair is nearly here. This coming Wednesday, March 16 from 3-5pm, Patriot Hall will be full of nervous, excited students, and 40+ employers. This is a great opportunity for you to not only apply for internships and potential jobs, but to also gain valuable experience from interacting with business professionals. Here are a few tips to help you if you plan on attending the Career Fair....
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