Career Services Calendar of Events

September & October 2015

PDF of September/October 2015 Calendar

Attention: Sophomores & Juniors:
I-Fund National Security Scholarship Info Session

Wednesday, September 2, 2:30, Hodson Room, Mellon

The I-Fund will hold an informational meeting about the I-Fund National Security Scholarship, a $10,000 award made to students with a demonstrated desire for a career in the national security field. The scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors. PLUS! There’s the possibility of a paid summer internship with participating sponsors in the Baltimore/Washington area and assistance towards a national security clearance.

Nuts & Bolts Workshop for Juniors & Seniors
Focusing on Personal Finance, Renting, Managing Student Loans and more!

Tuesday, September 15, 6:00, Conversation Room, Mellon

Join recent alumni and representatives from the Financial Aid Office, Alumni Office and Career Services Office to hear practical advice about life after St. John’s. Pizza and snacks provided!

RSVP: Kathleen Cady at by Friday, September 11.

Career Services Office Open House

Wednesday, September 16, 2:30 -4:30, Career Services Office, Pinkney

You’re invited to come meet our staff and learn about the office’s resources. We look forward to seeing you and refreshments will be provided!

Pathways Fellowship Information Session

Tuesday, September 22, 3:45, Conversation Room

The Pathways Fellowship enables St. John’s students to transition into graduate study or careers that call for special or prerequisite courses. Find out how you can apply for a grant of up to $2,500 to use toward summer courses or programs related to your career exploration!

Open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Application deadline: February 10, 2016

Goucher College Graduate School & Post-Bac, Pre-Med Information Session

Wednesday, September 23, 2:45, Hodson Room, Mellon

Join Kathea Smith, the director of Admissions and Recruitment at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland to hear more about their post-bac pre-med program and their limited residency distance learning master’s degrees in creative non-fiction, cultural sustainability, digital arts, environmental studies and management. They also offer a master of arts in teaching program.

Alumni/Student Homecoming Networking Breakfast

Saturday, September 26, 8:45 – 10:15, Gym

Join St. John’s alumni for breakfast! Talk informally with alumni about their careers and the paths that led to them. Alumni will be seated at tables labeled by career field and a variety of career fields will be represented.

Reading and Q & A with Professor Jehanne Dubrow A97

Wednesday, September 30, 5:00 pm, Hodson Room, Mellon

Jehanne Dubrow’s poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in Southern Review, The New Republic, Poetry, The Hudson Review, The New England Review, as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. She is the Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and an Associate Professor of creative writing at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Dinner will be provided.

Seton Hall Law School Info Session & Law School Application Process Overview

Thursday, October 1, 11:45am-1:00, Conversation Room

Join Katya Valasek, JD, Director of Admissions Marketing at Seton Hall Law School for an interactive session regarding the law school admissions process and information about Seton Hall Law in particular.

Ask questions about writing personal statements, taking the LSAT, and anything else that’s on your mind.

Lunch provided!

Pepperdine University School of Public Policy Information Session

Wednesday, October 7, 2:45, Hodson Room, Mellon

Ashley Trim of Pepperdine University will talk about “what’s next and might graduate school help” with the opportunity for questions and conversations. She’ll also talk about their School of Public Policy and why policy is an option to at least consider for someone with a St. John’s background.

Refreshments will be provided.

Summer Research Presentation by St. John’s Student Researchers

Led by Marybeth Beydler A16

Wednesday, October 7, 5:00, Conversation Room, Mellon

St. John’s students who participated in summer research experiences will share information about how they found their sites, what types of research they performed, and the value they received from their experiences. It promises to be a terrific opportunity to think about your own research possibilities. Food will be provided.

Resume Workshop with Samantha Warburton A03 & Other Local Alumni

Wednesday, October 14, 5:00, Location to be determined

A panel of local alumni will present resume information and offer resume critiques.

Peace Corps Information Session

Thursday, October 15, 3:45, Hodson Room, Mellon

Launch your international career with the Peace Corps. Come chat with recruiter Shervin Stoney about opportunities to live, learn, and work with a community overseas. He will also tell you about Peace Corps' new, shorter, simpler application and choice-based assignment selection process.

“Just 4 Jrs” Networking Lunch with Alumni

Saturday, October 17, 12:00, Hodson House Conference Room

Enjoy a catered lunch and meet local alumni to begin the conversation of life after St. John’s. Please RSVP byOctober 14 to Kathleen Cady at

Hodson Internship Information Session

Tuesday, October 20, 3:45, Conversation Room, Mellon

With an internship you can expand your skills, explore talents, and learn about the realities of fields in which you think you might like to work. Interns from previous summers will tell you about their application process and share their insights. Come to the forum to find out more about the Hodson Internship Program. Handbooks with all of the application materials will be available. The stipend for a full-time internship is $4,000.

Tutor Graduate School Panel

Wednesday, October 21, 11:45, Conversation Room, Mellon

Join tutors for a discussion of what the graduate school application process looks like and how to prepare for it now and ask any questions about graduate school that are on your mind! Lunch provided. 

Tutor Graduate School Workshop

Wednesday, October 21, 2:30, Hodson Room, Mellon

A continuation of the conversation at lunch, tutors will talk about discipline specific topics related to applying to graduate school, including writing the personal statement and submitting writing samples, letters of recommendation, and more! 

Women’s Health Talk with alumna Dr. Rachel Seay (A02), Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00, Conversation Room, Mellon

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Rachel Seay (A02) about some of the most vital but often neglected areas of women’s health and what still needs to be done to address the medical needs of women and children around the world. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

SIT Study Abroad Information Session

Friday, October 23, 11:45, Private Dining Room

A university relations manager from SIT study abroad will talk with you about the more than 70 study abroad programs — in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Many are in the summer! 

Department of State Information Session

Tuesday, October 27, 3:45, Conversation Room 

Details to come!

“Just 4 Jrs” Networking Lunch with Alumni

Saturday, October 31, 12:00, Hodson House Conference Room

Enjoy a catered lunch and meet local alumni to begin the conversation of life after St. John’s. Please RSVP by October 28 to Kathleen Cady at

More events will be added—so be sure to check your SJC email for updates!