Career Services Calendar of Events

April - May 2015

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For Seniors:

Launching Your Job Search: Tips for Personal Branding, Networking, and Job Search Strategy

Wednesday, April 1, 2:45 p.m., Hodson Room

For Juniors & Seniors:

Visit to Capitol Hill, Tour, and Reception with Alumni

Wednesday, April 8, leave campus at 2:30pm from the Gym Parking Lot

RSVP required to

Information Session with Washington Latin Public Charter School

Tuesday, April 14, 11:45am-1pm, Hodson Room (lunch provided)

Representatives from Washington Latin Public Charter School, located in DC, will talk about the school and opportunities for teaching there. Interviews will take place in the Career Services Office following the session. More information will be sent out to students to arrange a time to interview.

For Seniors:

Networking Reception with St. John's DC Alumni Chapter

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30-8:30pm

Local 16, 1601 U Street, DC


For Sophomores and Juniors:

Fellowship Information Session

Wednesday, April 15, 2:30pm, Conversation Room

Join Jaime Dunn and tutors from the faculty fellowship committee for a discussion of fellowships and scholarships you might be eligible to apply for as a Senior and the process of working with the Career Services Office for those that require a college endorsement.

Croquet Alumni-Student Networking Event

Saturday, April 18, 11am-12pm, McDowell 14

Join alumni for an informal discussion about the paths they took after St. John's and their suggestions for your plans after graduation.

Careers in Psychology Alumni Panel

Monday, April 20, 11:45am, Conversation Room

Join three alumni who work in the field of Psychology to hear from them about their path and the work they do now. Lunch provided, please RSVP to

Agora Publishing Information Session

Tuesday, April 21, 3:45pm, Hodson Room

Representatives from Agora will be on campus to talk about their organization and opportunities available for employment.

Hodson Internship Program Award Recipient Lunch

Wednesday, April 22, 11:45am, FSK Lobby

Recipients of the Hodson Internship awards will be invited and asked to RSVP.

Internship Employer Panel

Tuesday, April 28, 3:30pm, Mellon 141

All students are invited to hear from local employers about "dos and don'ts" for working in internships over the summer. Don't miss this chance to talk with employers who have worked with interns and have tips for making the most of your summer internship experience!

Loyola University Montessori Graduate Program Information Session

Wednesday, April 29, 2:45pm, Hodson Room

Join a representative from Loyola University in Maryland to learn about their 36 credit Masters of Education program in Montessori Studies at the Infant/Toddler, Primary, and Elementary levels.

February - March 2015

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For Juniors & Seniors:

Webinar: What Makes a Great Graduate Program & How to Determine Quality and Value Across Fields

Wednesday, February 4, 8 p.m. EDT
Join Jaime Dunn and alumni in the fields of medicine, law, education, public policy, and English as they talk about their particular experiences evaluating graduate school programs.
Enrollment is free and is open to SJC students and alumni.

RSVP: Jaime Dunn at by Tuesday, February 3

Sea Education Association, Environmental Leadership Programs Info Session

Thursday, February 5, 3:45 Hodson Room, Mellon
SEA offers semester and summer environmental leadership programs that include sailing to various parts of the world. Learn more about the programs and St. John’s 15% discount in tuition.

The Great Hearts Academies Recruitment Visit

Thursday, February 5, and Friday, February 6, Career Services Resource Room
The Great Hearts Academies will once again be on campus to interview and recruit graduating seniors and GI students for teaching positions in Arizona and Texas. Be sure to sign up in advance (check your campus email for more instructions).

The Great Hearts Academies Information Session

Friday, February 6, 11:45 -12:45, Hodson Room, Mellon
Pizza provided!
Join alum Brittany Keehan, a teacher at the Great Hearts Academy, to learn more about the teaching opportunities there.

2Seeds Information Session

Tuesday, February 17, 3:45, Hodson House, Conference Room
The 2Seeds Network is recruiting exceptional graduates to lead community development projects in Tanzania. Join alumni to hear about their experiences and how you can participate.

For Juniors & Seniors:

Nuts & Bolts Workshop on Personal Finance, Renting, Managing Student Loans, and more!

Pizza and snacks provided!
Wednesday, February 18, 5:30, Conversation Room
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.

RSVP: Kathleen Cady at by Monday, February 16.

Edgehill Endowment Information Session

Thursday, February 19, 11:45-1:00, Mellon 144
Pizza Provided!
Join us to hear from
Nina Scherago, a managing partner of Edgehill Endowment. She’ll talk about what she does in her position as well as what it’s like to work in the investment field and the path she took to get there. Nina graduated with a B.A. from Smith College and received an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. She has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. An internship opportunity with Edgehill will also be presented.

RSVP: Kathleen Cady at by Tuesday, February 17.

Lunch with the BVG!

Friday, February 20, 12:00, FSK Lobby
Join the Board of Visitors and Governors, many of whom are alumni, for lunch.

RSVP: Kathleen Cady at by Wednesday, February 18

Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Workshop with LinkedIn Expert & Trainer Paula Brand

Tuesday, February 24, 5:00-6:30, Hodson Room, Mellon
Pizza Provided!
Paula Brand has a vast knowledge of LinkedIn and has as her goal to help you learn to use LinkedIn to reach your career goals. She will show you how to spend your limited time wisely and will share her favorite LinkedIn tips and tricks. Her program will cover the importance of LinkedIn for finding a job and marketing your skills; how to build a great profile (including how to make the most of every section and special tricks to be found for the right opportunities) and will conclude with a question and answer period. You are encouraged to bring a lap top or tablet.

RSVP: Kathleen Cady at by noon on Friday, February 20.

Senior Workshop: Networking, Branding, Job Search Strategies

Tuesday, March 24, 5:00, Conversation Room
Join the Career Services Office for pizza and suggestions for networking, branding, and job search strategies. 

January 2015

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Hodson Internship Information Session

Wednesday, January 14, 2:45, Conversation Room
This is your opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about preparing your Hodson application. Some past Hodson interns will be on hand to tell you about their application process and offer their insights. Handbooks with all of the application materials will be available as well as a handout with successful resume and letter of interest examples. The stipend for a full-time internship is $4,000. The application deadline is February 25, 2015.

Alumni-Student Networking Event

Friday, January 23, 6:00-7:30, FSK Lobby
The Alumni and Career Services Offices would like to invite you to join us for an Alumni-Student Networking Event. Come mix and mingle, with your fellow students and local alumni. Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
Following the event, please plan to attend the Friday night lecture, “Frozen Tears: A Reading of
Inferno Canto 33” by Santa Fe tutor Cary Stickney. It begins at 8pm.

RSVP: Kathleen Cady at by Wednesday, January 21. 

November - December 2014

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Junior Networking Lunch with Alumni—Juniors Only!
Saturday, November 1, 12:00, Hodson House Conference Room
Enjoy a catered lunch and meet local Alumni and begin the conversation of life after St. John’s.

Architecture Information Session & Visit to Maryland AIA on Maryland Ave.
Tuesday, November 4, 3:45—Meet in FSK Lobby & walk over to AIA on Maryland Avenue We’ll visit the Maryland American Institute of Architects on Maryland Avenue where we’ll join Jeremy Kargon, Director of the Master of Architecture Program at Morgan State University.

Senior Workshop: Resumes, Cover Letters, Networking, Career Services Presentation
Wednesday, November 5, 2:45, Hodson Room
We’ll present the latest information about preparing effective resumes and cover letters, and the importance of networking.

Parents Invited to the Career Services Office Open House
Friday, November 7, 2:30-4:30, Career Services Office
All parents are welcome to drop by our office, located in the Pinkney building, to meet with us and to hear about how we can be of use to your students.

Parents’ Lunch with Hodson Interns
Saturday, November 8, 12:00-1:30, FSK Lobby
Join your parents for lunch in the FSK Lobby and hear from Hodson interns about their summer experiences.

Brunch with Alumna Author Barbara Rogan SF73
Sunday, November 9, 12:00, Private Dining Room
Rogan will talk about her path as a writer, what students can do to prepare for a career in writing and answer your questions about what it takes to be a writer.

Johnnie Women in Science Information Forum—All welcome!
Wednesday, November 12, 5:30, Private Dining Room
Join four women alumna representing several science fields:

  • Meredith Bohannan A03 is a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Maryland College Park. 
  • Rachel Dudik A02 is an astrophysicist at the U.S. Naval Observatory with a PhD in the Physical Sciences program at George Mason University.
  • Elisabeth McClure A08 is a PhD Candidate in Georgetown University's Department of Psychology in the Georgetown Culture and Emotions Laboratory.
  • Cara Gormally A02 is an assistant professor at Gallaudet University, in the biology program. Cara earned her doctorate in Plant Biology from the University of Georgia. 

Dr. Leslie Kay, Institute of Mind & Biology, University of Chicago
Saturday, November 15, 11:00 (Conversation Room)
Dr. Kay will be available to talk with you about the field of neuroscience and to answer your questions about graduate school programs.

How to Find an Internship: Presented by the Career Services Office
Tuesday, November 18, 3:45 (Hodson Room)
We’ll give you information about searching for or creating an internship that will help you explore a career field. It’s easier than you may think!

University of Maryland School of Law Forum
Thursday, November 20, 3:45, Hodson Room
Join a representative from the University of Maryland School of Law to learn about the opportunities there.
She will tell you all about their program and answer any questions you may have.

Join Roberto Salinas-León, Economist & Fellow at the Cato Institute
Friday, November 21, 11:45, Dining Hall (table near the back)
Mr. Salinas-León, an economist and fellow at the Cato Institute, invites you to join him during your lunch break to hear more about his career field.

RILA (Rome Institute of Liberal Arts) Presentation
Tuesday, December 2, 3:45, Hodson Room
A representative of RILA will also be on hand to answer your questions.

Also, please remember that the Pathways Fellowship deadline is on December 11, 2014. Please stop by the Career Services Office with any questions about your application.