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

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....Read the full blog post
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....Read the full blog post
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
 
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