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

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....
The Career Fair is the pride and joy of the Career Center here at Mount St. Mary’s University. This year the Career Fair will be held on March 16, in Patriot Hall from 3-5pm where students will be able to come in and meet with recruiters from 40 local companies and businesses with the goal of making connections which may lead to job offers or potential internships. It’s an event where students can utilize and apply many of the resources from the Career Center to an actual job searching event. Preparation for the Career Fair should start weeks before the actual event, and students are encouraged to visit the Career Center in preparation for the experience, where they will receive guidance in perfecting their résumés and interviewing skills....
You know the feeling. The feeling of knowing you have so much to do, but you still decide to watch one more episode, read one more chapter, or play for ten more minutes, and the cycle just keeps going until you are stressed and pressed for time. It’s not that you want to waste time, sometimes you just don’t know how to tackle the massive amount of work in front of you so you just ignore it. Though needing downtime is understandable, struggling with productivity is not a habit you want to take with you as you begin your career. So how can you help yourself to become more productive? ...Read the full blog post
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....


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
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