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

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....
One important step in planning your future is knowing who you are and what makes you happy in life. You must be able to articulate what you are passionate about. One way to do this is to take out a blank sheet of paper and write down everything that you enjoy in all areas of your life. Your list may look something like this: writing, singing, organizing, traveling, playing basketball, solving math problems, etc. Think about what your dream job is or what it might look like based on these passions. Also, visit Focus, an online career guidance tool which can be accessed through the Mount website. On Focus, take each of the assessment tests to discover careers that match your skills and personality. Research these jobs and discover if any of them interest you....Read the full blog post
Have you ever seen an email or advertisement from the Career Center about their Interview Rooms? The Career Center has two Interview Rooms that host employers who interview students for open internship and job opportunities. This is called On-Campus Recruitment and is easy and convenient for both the employers and students. Follow the below guidelines to learn how to participate in On-Campus Recruitment here at Mount St. Mary’s....
A liberal arts education allows students to develop skills that are of great value to them in their personal lives and to employers in the workplace. Dr. Dorsey, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Dr. Lewis, Assistant Professor of English, spoke with me about the value of a liberal arts education. Their answers were very insightful and highlight why a liberal arts education is so important in today’s age....Read the full blog post
The start of something new in your career often depends upon the job interview; it is crucial to be as prepared as possible for the interview in order to leave the hiring manager with a good impression. Here are a few tips for both men and women on how to be well groomed and professionally dressed for a job interview. ...Read the full blog post
We all use our cell phones every day. They wake us up in the morning, give us the latest news, and allow us to communicate with family and friends. One of the most important times you will use your cell phone is during a phone interview with a hiring manager. Here are a few tips and suggestions that will help you ace that phone interview....Read the full blog post
MeghanWelcome to the Career Corner! My name is Meghan Wittmer and I am a senior here at the Mount majoring in business. I am honored to be the new Writing Intern for the Career Center. Many thanks to our previous intern, Tim Johnson, for his informative articles last semester! I hope you find the articles here on the Career Corner Blog and in the Mountain Echo informative, inspirational, and helpful....Read the full blog post
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