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Career Management (BA210)

Join Professor Paul Patterson and Career Center Director, Ann Adams, for a one credit lunch time class that helps you prepare for life after college. Course goals include: building a resume, networking, learning successful interviewing skills, discussing proven job search strategies, and making a plan for your future.


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Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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360-438-4382

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Career center services

We offer numerous services for current students, alumni and employers. Click on links for details.

STUDENTS

ALUMNI

Alumni services

The Career Center isn't just available when you were a student but even as an alum too. We provide support for that first job, career change or providing advice to the students currently on campus.

  • Saints4Hire - employment opportunities with city, county, state, federal and private employers are posted on the Career Center database. Updated daily, these postings include part-time, full-time, summer, seasonal, permanent, and temporary positions.
  • Job search assistance - if you are searching for a job, the Career Center can assist by connecting you with past Career Fair participants, alumni, and other established contacts. Contact the Career Center to discuss your interests and goals.

    Job seeker links

    Interested in federal employment? Use these resources to begin your search:

    Federal resources
    Working for the federal government
  • Alumni mentor program - sign up through Saints4Hire to become a mentor to students who are currently a student at SMU. You can be involved in numerous different ways that work best for you.
  • Career fairs - representatives from local, state, federal and private companies and agencies participate in multiple career fairs.
  • Resume and cover letter review - e-mail your resume and/or cover letter to the Career Center for a thorough review of content, structure and format. Your resume and cover letters are your most important marketing pieces. Resume and cover letters are typically turned around in 24 hours.
  • Graduate school testing information -
    GRE: Graduate Record Examination
    GMAT : Graduate Management Admission Test
    LSAT: Law School Admission Test
    MCAT: Medical College Admission Test
  • Career guidance testing and software - information is available upon request. Testing is used primarily in conjunction with freshman orientation classes.
  • Career resource library - books on jobs, resumes, career decision-making, scholarships, interviewing, cover letters, various directories and similar subjects can be checked out.

EMPLOYERS

Employer services

Welcome to the Career Center and thank you for your interest in recruiting Saint Martin's students. The Career Center welcomes you to post full-time, part-time, internship, and other career opportunities to Saints4Hire, our online employment database, powered by CSO. Please use the link on the right to post a job. If you already have an account on Saints4Hire, please follow the employer/community link on the right to login to your profile and add or edit your jobs.

Employer testimonial:
We hired one of your recent graduates.  We are very excited to have her on our team.  All your candidates were wonderful.  They were so much more professional than those we interviewed from other sources. Thank you for all your help. I will be calling you from now on whenever we have any employment needs.  

Mike Opitz
The Wave Car Wash
The Wave Car Wash

Career fairs

On-campus recruiting

Recruitment policy

State work study:
Are you interested in employing a student and getting partially reimbursed the wages? Call the Career Center.

If you have any questions, please contact us as follows:

Ann Adams, Director
Office of Career Services
360-486-8842

FACULTY

Career services for faculty

The Career Center is open to all students and alumni. Faculty are an important part of the relationship between students/alumni and the Career Center. Faculty involvement is a key to their success and here are the services that we offer to help you.

Employer/alumni contacts: We will assist in providing guest speakers for your class. The Career Center can provide contacts to faculty and staff seeking classroom mentors, speakers, and case study materials.

Class presentations: If you must miss a class session, one of our staff members will serve as a guest lecturer for you and instruct your students on various aspects of the career-related topic of your choice.

Presentations available
The following topics are just some of the many presentations and career workshops the Career Center conducts for student groups, organizations, and classes. We can create or customize any career-related presentation to meet your needs. To request a presentation or workshop, please contact us.

  1. Orientation to the Career Center
  2. Virtual Career Center orientation
  3. Planning for a career
  4. Exploring majors and careers
  5. Preparing resumes & cover letters
  6. Business correspondence tips
  7. Dining etiquette
  8. E-mail etiquette
  9. Career fair etiquette
  10. Networking: The art of mixing and mingling
  11. Finding and securing an internship
  12. Conducting a job search
  13. Job search etiquette and ethics
  14. Job search on the web
  15. Successful interviewing
  16. Evaluating job offers: Negotiating  salaries
  17. Surviving the first year (for seniors & recent graduates)

Saints4Hire faculty/advisor report: The Career Center can provide you with a monthly update of employment opportunities available to students in your college/school through campus recruiting. All openings are listed in the Career Center’s online system, Saints4Hire.

Career center library: Located in 257 OM, the professionally staffed Career Center contains volumes of books, directories, and other publications.

Webinar presentations: We have access to many career-related archived webinars and are happy to showcase a topic during your class session. Our office will also advertise live webinars that will be held in our office.

The roadmap project: Our roadmap project guides students through career development using four phases: (1) assessment, (2) developing a cover letter and resume, (3) branding, and (4) communicating qualifications. Each phase requires the student to discover career paths, explore their interests, conduct informational interviews, job shadow, ask intelligent questions, and reflect on their passions. The roadmap project can be completed as part of your curriculum for your students. Our office is happy to facilitate the phases and work with your students on their results.

Work study and regular student labor: If you are looking student to work in your office or division, please post your job via Saints4Hire. All on-campus and off-campus work study positions are posted in the online jobs database.

Internship experiences: Faculty whose departments allow credit for internships are encouraged to collaborate with the career center. Career center staff work with employers on posting their internship. Faculty meet with students to set learning objectives and provide evaluation at the end of the internship. If you would like your department's internship information included in our internship packet, please contact the career center.

Curriculum development: Faculty and staff may wish to collaborate with our staff about integrating career-related topics into classroom curriculum. Our roadmap project encourages collaborative programming to increase students’ career development.

Programs and events: Every semester, we offer a wide range of programs and special events covering topics related to career exploration, job and internship search, and preparing for graduate and professional school. Many of these programs are sponsored with academic units. We also conduct three targeted networking career/job fairs during the fall semester and offer our large community career and internship fair in the spring. Our website lists upcoming major career fairs and programs and registration information.

Referring students to the career center: Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students to us. We work with students at every academic level from first year through the graduate school level. Our services and resources cover a wide range of career issues including:

  • Helping a student identify his or her interests, skills, and values, possibly with a referral to career testing
  • Helping the student explore possible careers related to his or her major or to the student's interests, skills, and values
  • Developing a career plan and learning the skills needed to move into the first job after college or make an effective career change in the future
  • Assisting with the internship search
  • Teaching resume writing, cover letter writing, and interviewing skills
  • Critiquing resumes and cover letters in career assistance appointments
  • Helping the student identify resources for job announcements
  • Helping the student learn and conduct an effective job search including suggesting possible industries and employers related to their career goal
  • Helping the student apply to graduate and professional schools
  • Critiquing graduate and professional school personal statements or essays

FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Friends and family

You play an important role in the future plans of your students. We want to help equip you with a variety of resources and tools to assist your students through their own processes of career exploration.

Resources we offer:

Career center 4 year plan
Earnings poster
Parent letter
Parent orientation presentation