Career development

Program mission statement

Career development empowers students and alumni to discover their calling and develop vocational choices. Students engage in professional development along with co-curricular programming with the academic and employment communities. We develop opportunities for students that are consistent with the Benedictine values of Saint Martin’s University and its core themes of faith, reason, service and community.

Program goals, objectives and outcomes

Students will be prepared for employment. Students will develop the ability to articulate career choices. Students will develop a resume with clear objectives, prepare for information and employment interviews and learn the value of developing a network.

Students will know workplace behavior and expectations. Students will learn to appreciate the differences in work environments; learn the expectations of employers; develop the ability to ask questions and seek advice from professionals and alumni in the fields in which they are seeking work.

Students will explore and choose their major. Students will become familiar with the programs offered within the four schools/colleges at SMU. They will meet faculty, students and alumni and receive academic and career advising.