Annapolis Career Services

The St. John’s College Career Services Office in Annapolis works with current students and alumni, providing resources and support for all aspects of the career and job search, from initial exploration through later career changes.

Career Counseling

An important part of the process is individual, personalized career counseling. The director and internship coordinator meet with students and alumni for conversations about both broad issues and specific needs, including pre-med and pre-law counseling, application strategies for graduate programs, internships, scholarships and jobs, research into potential fields of endeavor, and all aspects of beginning or changing careers.

The office accepts walk-in appointments during regular business hours. You may also contact Kathleen Cady at kathleen.cady(at)sjc.edu to arrange an appointment time with either the director or the program manager.

The office can also connect students and alumni with alumni mentors in a variety of professional fields, and often hosts forums to bring alumni back to campus to talk about their experiences after graduating from St. John’s.

Events

The Career Services Office in Annapolis holds events for and with current students and alumni, providing resources and support for all aspects of the career and job search, from initial exploration through later career changes. These events provide students and alumni the opportunity to learn and do research into potential fields of endeavor, and all aspects of beginning or changing careers. We also host forums to bring alumni back to campus to talk about their experiences after graduating from St. John’s.

Students: Check your St. John’s email for updates.

2020 Spring Semester Career Services Events
Date & Location Event
Wednesday, January 8, 2:30 p.m.,
Hodson Room, Mellon
Marchutz School of Art, Summer Program Information Session
Hear from St. John’s tutor Patricia Locke about this school of vision in Aix-en-Provence, France, and how you can apply.
Friday, January 10, 11:45 a.m.,
Private Dining Room
Maryland National Guard Information Session
Please join a representative of the Maryland Army National Guard to learn about opportunities with the Maryland National Guard. If you’re not on a meal plan, you’re invited to have lunch as our guest!
Tuesday, January 14, 3:45 p.m.,
Conversation Room, Mellon
Anne Arundel Medical Center Opportunities, Presented by Kip Waite (A15)
Join Kip Waite (A15) who has worked at AAMC (and interned there as a student) since graduation and is now slated for management. He has information to share about the summer internship program, SAIL Center opportunities, volunteer program, networking opportunities and more. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear all of Kip’s firsthand insights!
Friday, January, 17, 12 p.m.,
Private Dining Room
International Students: Navigating the OPT Process & Summer Opportunities
The Registrar’s and Career Services offices invite you to join us for lunch to find out all you need to know to apply for a summer opportunity in the U.S. Career Services will share information about summer opportunities and the Registrar will discuss optional practical training (OPT), including how to navigate when and how long to stay in the country while working. Both will be available for questions. If you’re not on a meal plan, you’re invited to have lunch as our guest!
Tuesday, January 21, 11:45 a.m.,
Hodson Room, Mellon
RILA Information Session
Join Francesca Pihas of RILA, and tutors who have taught or will be teaching at the summer program, to hear more about the seminars offered in Rome, Italy. This year the themes are: “Beauty and the Sacred” & “Empire and the Soul.” We’ll provide pizza and drinks! RSVP to kathleen.cady(at)sjc.edu by noon on Monday, January 20.
Wednesday, January 22, 2:30 p.m.,
Conversation Room, Mellon
Hodson Internship Information Session
With an internship you can:
  • expand your skills
  • explore talents
  • 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.
Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 p.m.,
Hartle Room, Barr Buchanan
Wayfinding Workshop
The work you feel most passionate about will be work that engages your best gifts, strongest interests, and deepest values. Join us for the Wayfinding Workshop and start creating your own compass for living a fulfilling life. We’ll go through exercises that aim to help you define your values, work’s role in your life, and work that will fit well with your values. You’ll leave with valuable information to continue refining your path.
Thursday,
January 30,
11:45 a.m.,

Hodson Room, Mellon
Maryland State Archives Information Session
Join Emily Oland Squires, from the Maryland State Archives, to learn more about their internship opportunities related to processing, managing, and interpreting archival collections. Pizza and drinks will be provided. RSVP kathleen.cady(at)sjc.edu by 4 p.m. on January 29.
Wednesday,
February 5,
11:45 a.m.,

Hodson Room, Mellon
Great Hearts Academies, Teaching Opportunities Info Session & Interviews
Rosalind Baumann from Great Hearts Academies is visiting St. John’s College to speak with students about teaching opportunities for academic year 2020–21 and beyond. Great Hearts currently has over 45 Johnnies employed in teaching and administration and is eager to hire more! Pizza and drinks will be provided. RSVP kathleen.cady(at)sjc.edu by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4.

Ms. Baumann will be offering opportunities to interview with her on Wednesday, February 5, from 1:30-5 p.m. and on Thursday, February 6, from 1-6 p.m. in the Career Services Office, Pinkney. Use our online registration form to schedule an interview.

You may also meet informally with Ms. Baumann on Thursday from 9–11 a.m. in the Coffee Shop.

If you have any questions, contact Rosalind at rbaumann(at)greatheartsamerica.org or 443-553-9441.
Wednesday, February 5,
2:30 p.m.,

Klein Conference Room, Hodson House
ScribeAmerica Information Session
If you’re interested in a career in medicine, join a representative from ScribeAmerica to learn more about their opportunities. ScribeAmerica provides paid classroom and clinical training in the medical department to prepare applicants to be medical scribes. Scribes have first-hand experience in the medical department and full one-on-one shifts working with board certified physicians. Find out more about what it means to be a scribe!
Friday,
February 7,
11:45 a.m.,

Hodson Room, Mellon
BASIS Educational Ventures: Teaching Opportunities Info Session & Interviews
Join Peter Bezanson (A94), the Chief Executive Officer at BASIS.ed, for an information session and interview opportunities.

BASIS is a network of tuition-free, open enrollment public charter schools with locations in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and Washington, DC.

Peter will provide information about the BASIS model of education and the opportunities to teach at schools in the Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, and San Antonio schools.

RSVP online
Friday,
February 7,
11:45 a.m.,

Private Dining Room
Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Paralegal Program Info Session
The mission of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice is to protect American consumers from anticompetitive transactions and conduct. Paralegals play a central role in the Division’s efforts to accomplish this mission and are heavily involved in many aspects of the investigation and litigation processes. Join Shannon May, Supervisory Paralegal Specialist, with the U.S. Department of Justice to learn about the paralegal program. If you’re not on a meal plan, you’re invited to have lunch as our guest!
Tuesday,
February 11,
3:45 p.m.,

Conversation Room, Mellon
Pathways Fellowship Info Session: Putting Together a Strong Application
The Pathways Fellowship enables you to transition into graduate study or careers that call for special or prerequisite courses such as math, language, psychology, biology, chemistry and more. Find out how you can apply successfully for a grant of up to $2,500 to use toward summer courses or programs related to your career exploration! The fellowship is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Wednesday,
February 12,
2:30 p.m.
,
Hodson Room, Mellon
Peace Corps Information Session
Launch your international career with the Peace Corps. Come chat with recruiter Dwayne Matthews about opportunities to live, learn, and work with a community overseas. He’ll explain the Peace Corps’ application and choice-based assignment selection process.
Wednesday,
February 12,
5:30 p.m.,

Private Dining Room
Alumni in Economics Panel
Join Johnnie economists Andrew Humphries (SF07), John Schuler (A09), and Kurt Schuler (A81), to hear about their grad school and work experiences. There will be a Q&A period after they’ve each described their paths. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with Johnnie economists! If you’re not on a meal plan, you’re invited to have dinner as our guest!
Tuesday,
February 18,
3:45 p.m.,

Hodson Room, Mellon
Job Search Workshop
At this workshop, we’ll talk about:
  • resources for knowing yourself and determining your career focus
  • defining what you have to offer prospective employers
  • developing your career marketing tools
  • creating a strategy to be successful
Thursday, 
February 20, 
8:30 a.m./9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 

Mitchell Art Gallery Lobby
YMCA Camp Letts, Info Table
A representative from the YMCA Camp Letts, will be in the lobby (near the Mitchell Art Gallery) to tell you about summer opportunities at the YMCA Camp Letts in the Annapolis area. They’re hiring for summer!
Thursday,
March 19,
3:45 p.m., 

Online webinar

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, for attendance at Stanford University, Info Session
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.

Scholars may pursue studies at any of university’s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors.

Learn more and register to attend the upcoming information session.
Tuesday,
March 24,
3:45 p.m.,

Hodson Room, Mellon
CANCELLED
Neal R. Gross & Co. is Hiring Johnnies! Info Session with Mason Troupe (A18)

Each year Neal R. Gross & Company hires graduating seniors and GIs for positions as court reporters and transcribers. Founded by Neal R. Gross (A65), and headquartered in Washington, DC, the company serves private industry, large and small law firms, local, state and federal government agencies, associations, meeting planners, nonprofits, and courts.

Join Mason Troupe (A18) to hear more about the firm—what they do, starting from the recording/ note-taking work on the ground in a hearing, all the way to processing and production, ending with the creation and delivery of a final transcript. Mason will talk about the different job opportunities available at Neal R. Gross and answer any questions you may have.

Following the Q&A you’ll have an opportunity to take the preliminary testing required of all new hires. For more information about the company visit nealrgross.com.
Wednesday,
March 25,
5 p.m.,

Hodson Room, Mellon
CANCELLED
LinkedIn Workshop: Discover How to Build a LinkedIn Profile that Will Attract the Right Opportunities for You by LinkedIn Expert & Trainer, Paula Brand

Paula Brand’s vast knowledge of LinkedIn allows her to be an authoritative expert who can 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.

After this workshop you’ll:
  • Understand the importance of having a presence on LinkedIn
  • Apply strategies for branding a LinkedIn profile effectively
  • Create a keyword-rich headline and summary to increase the chances of being found
  • Edit a profile, manage the skills section and utilize the most important security setting
  • Add visual elements to your profile for professional branding
You are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet. Pizza will provided. RSVP required. RSVP by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 to kathleen.cady(at)sjc.edu.
Tuesday,
April 7,
3:45 p.m.,

Hodson Room, Mellon
CANCELLED
Interview Workshop: Practice Your Interviewing Skills

We’ll talk about what you need to do to successfully interview and offer the opportunity to have a mock interview.
Wednesday,
April 15,
7 p.m.,

Zoom Meeting
LinkedIn Workshop
Paula Brand, LinkedIn expert and trainer, will show you how to spend your limited time wisely and will share her favorite LinkedIn tips and tricks. Learn more about the LinkedIn workshop
Tuesday,
May 5,
3:45 p.m.,

Conversation Room, Mellon
CANCELLED
Employer Panel with Advice for a Successful Internship

If you’re interning or working this summer—you don’t want to miss this info session! You’ll hear advice from local employers who have experience working with and mentoring interns.

Hear tips and suggestions on everything from professional dress to networking with colleagues to how to gain the skills and knowledge you need to be valued as an indispensable employee!

Hodson awardees are required to attend this presentation—it will also include a Hodson Orientation presentation.