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 Fall Semester Career Services Events
Date & Location Event
Tuesday, September 15,
3:45–4:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Career Services Office Open House
Stop by to meet the CSO staff members and learn about our resources. We look forward to getting to know you better! Zoom link will be sent via email.
Thursday, September 24,
6–7:30 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Johnnies in HealthCare Panel
The alumni panel will include Martin Gaudinski (A04), Aubrey Phelps (A09), Marcus Eubanks (A88), Emma Morton-Eggleston (SF90), and Michael Houston (A82). Mark Krinock (SF 82) will be moderating. More details with short bios will be available soon. Meeting details will be sent via email.
Tuesday, September 29,
3:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
American College of the Mediterranean (ACM): Master of Fine Arts Program & IAU Info Session
Hear details about a new program between St. John’s College and the Institute for American Universities (IAU) for a two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program. Information about the portfolio requirements waiver along with participation in summer programs during your undergraduate years will be detailed. Meeting details will be sent via email.
Wednesday, September 30,
3:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Summer Experience Fair—Two this Year!
Hear from this year’s Hodson and Pathways award recipients about their summer experiences. Students will present information about their internship or coursework and answer your questions. There will be a second round of presentations on October 13! Zoom link will be sent via email.
Thursday, October 1,
2–5 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Virtual Career Fair
Hosted by these Maryland colleges: Goucher, McDaniel, Notre Dame, Loyola, Hood, and St. John’s. The fair will be through Handshake.
Tuesday, October 6,
5:30 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Grad School 101 Workshop, presented by Claremont Graduate University
Representatives from Claremont Graduate University will present information that will help you plan and prepare for graduate school. They’ll cover the following topics:
  • How to prepare for graduate school
  • Finding the right program for you
  • How to apply to grad school
  • Producing strong written materials
  • Financial aid and funding
  • Insider tips and helpful resources
There will also be information about their graduate programs. Zoom link will be sent via email.
Wednesday, October 7,
Time TBD

(Virtual)
Alumni Resume Writing Workshop
Join alumni Sabina Sulat (A92), Gigi Escalante (A92), Thea Chimento (A10), Allison Hicks (A10), Chifunda Kakusa (SF20), and Kieran Dowdy (A09) for the latest in resume writing advice. This is your opportunity to receive the latest advice for updating your resume with your summer experiences! Break-out sessions for resume reviews will be possible! Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare your resume for upcoming applications! Zoom link will be sent via email.
Tuesday, October 13,
3:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Summer Experience Fair!
Hear from the 2nd half of this year’s Hodson and Pathways award recipients about their summer experiences. Students will talk briefly and present information about their internship or coursework and answer your questions. Zoom link will be sent via email.
Tuesday, October 20,
3:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Hodson Internship Information Session
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. Join us to find out more about the Hodson Internship Program. Hodson application materials will be available on our website in mid-October. The stipend for a full-time internship is $4,000. Meeting details will be sent via email.
Wednesday, October 21,
4 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
University of Maryland, Carey School of Law, Application Process Presentation
Join a representative from the Carey School for a discussion about the application process, what admissions committees look for when reviewing applications, and tips on crafting a personal statement that stands out.
Tuesday, October 27,
12 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
RILA Information Session
Join Francesca Calvano and Gabe Pihas of RILA to hear more about the seminars offered in Rome, Italy.  This year the themes are: “Beauty and the Sacred” and “Empire and the Soul.”
Wednesday, October 28,
12 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Graduate School Application Planning & Research Opportunities at University of Buffalo’s College of Arts & Sciences
The University at Buffalo’s College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Education will host a virtual information session for students thinking about applying to graduate school. They’ll discuss how to choose the right program, what you can do now to prepare as an undergrad, how to build a strong application and ask for letters of recommendation, application timeline, undergraduate and faculty research, and funding.
Wednesday, November 4,
3:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Pathways Fellowship Info Session
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! The fellowship is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Meeting details will be sent via email.
Thursday, November 5,
11:45​​​​​​​ a.m. ET

(Virtual)
Tutor Graduate School Panel: Advice for Preparing & Applying to Your Graduate School Program
Join the tutors, listed below along with their academic/grad school focus, for a discussion of the graduate school application process. They’ll discuss what it looks like and how to prepare for it now. You’re invited to ask any questions about graduate school that are on your mind!
  • Zena Hitz - Classics/Philosophy
  • Suzy Paalman - Biophysics/Biophysical Chemistry
  • Nick Bellinson - History/Art History/Committee on Social Thought
  • Khafiz Kerimov - Political Science/International Relations/Philosophy
  • Anna Sitzmann - Philosophy
  • Erica Beall - Psychology
Tuesday, November 10,
3:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Internship Search Workshop​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Haven’t started looking for a summer internship yet? Don’t fret! Come to the workshop to get some helpful tips on how to find the internship that’s right for you. Meeting details will be sent via email.​​​​​​​
Tuesday, November 17,
3:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Marchutz School of Art 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.
Wednesday, November 18,
3:45 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Appalachia Service Project Info Session: Summer Staff Positions & Year-long Fellowship Opportunity
A representative from Appalachia Service Project (ASP), an organization that brings thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families will present information about their summer staff positions and yearlong fellowship. As a Christian ministry, it is open to all people interested in service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia. The 11-week position offers a $4,000 stipend, housing, food, and access to an ASP vehicle for work use. Summer Staff will also receive a stipend for laundry and a weekly allowance for food, drink, candy, etc. Join us to find out more.