Career Services 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.

2021 Spring Semester Career Services Events
Date & Location Event
Tuesday, January 19,
10 a.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, January 21,
3 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.
Tuesday, January 26,
6:30 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Technology Careers in Government Contracting!
Did you know that there are great technology careers helping the federal government manage its contracts? And that your St. John’s degree is a great match for these careers? And that your employer will train you? This can be a great way to find interesting work right after graduation!

Come hear Abraham Hudak (SF20) and reps from Dovel Technologies and Areeva Solutions to learn more.

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for all Areeva positions, as well as Dovel jobs. International students may contact Dovel regarding eligibility for internship opportunities.
Tuesday, February 9,
12 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Maryland State Archives Information Session
Join Emily Oland Squires, from the Maryland State Archives, to learn more about their volunteer internship opportunities related to processing, managing, and interpreting archival collections.
Wednesday, February 10,
4 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Chesapeake Conservation Corps
Join a representative of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps to learn more about their paid one-year program that prepares young adults to become better professionals and leaders for careers in the green workforce. Potential host sites range from federal agencies (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Service); state agencies (MD Dept. of Natural Resources, MD Dept of the Environment); county agencies (Anne Arundel County Dept. of Public Works, Prince George’s County Public Schools) to large (National Aquarium, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, The Nature Conservancy) and small local nonprofits (Blue Water Baltimore, ShoreRivers, Potomac Conservancy).
Tuesday, February 16,
6:30 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Alumni STEM Panel: Math & Physics
Join four alumni to hear about their paths, grad school programs, and current positions.
There will be a Q & A session to give you a chance to ask your questions.
Here’s who will be attending:
  • Marybeth Beydler (A16): Physics PhD graduate student at the University of Virginia
  • Bryan Dorland (A92): Dept. Head, Astrometry Dept. at the U.S. Naval Observatory
  • Sally Jankovic (A17): Applied Math PhD graduate student at the University of Minnesota
  • Andrew Kriehn (A16): Math PhD graduate student at the University of Florida
Wednesday, February 17,
4 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Virtual Career & Graduate School Fair Info Session
Join us for advice on registering and participating in the upcoming Virtual Fair on February 24. We’ll offer advice for navigating the fair successfully and presenting yourself well.
Tuesday, February 23,
8 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Virtual Career & Graduate School Fair Info Session
Join us for advice on registering and participating in the upcoming Virtual Fair on February 24. We’ll offer advice for navigating the fair successfully and presenting yourself well.
Wednesday, February 24,
3–7 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Virtual Career & Graduate School Fair
Hosted by 10 Maryland and Pennsylvania colleges, including St. John’s College. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet employers and programs that interest you! Over 140 employers and graduate schools are registered. The fair will be through Handshake.
Tuesday, March 2,
12 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
RILA Information Session
Join Francesca Calvano and Gabe Pihas of RILA to hear more about the summer seminars offered in Rome, Italy. This year the themes are “Beauty and the Sacred” and “Empire and the Soul.”
Learn more about all of their programs
Tuesday, March 2,
4 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Maryland Conservation Corps Information Session
Join a representative of the Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC) program at Tuckahoe State Park to learn more about their opportunities. MCC is an AmeriCorps program for young adults ages 17–25.
Tuesday, March 16,
6:30 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
STEM Panel with St. John’s Alumna
Join three alumna to hear about their paths, grad school programs, and current positions. There will be a Q & A session to give you a chance to ask your questions.

Here’s who will be attending:
  • Julia Berggren Leone (A12): Currently a NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate in Conservation Biology, at the University of Minnesota. She is a conservation biologist and entomologist with 9 years of research experience.
  • Dr. Meghan A. Lockard (SF07): Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University in New York City, conducting her thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Cori Bargmann. In business, Dr. Lockard is an independent data scientist and consultant, specializing in early phase startups, small businesses, and non-profits.
  • Dr. April Sharp (A07): MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is currently a Neonatal and Critical Care Neurology Fellow at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Kennedy Krieger Institute and is a member of the hospital ethics committee.
Wednesday, March 24,
6:30 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
LinkedIn Workshop: Navigating LinkedIn for Networking
Do you incorporate LinkedIn into your networking strategy? With more than 750 million users worldwide, you may be missing out if you aren’t.

Attend this webinar to discover the best ways to leverage LinkedIn for networking as you develop your career. Discover how to utilize the search and Alumni features and understand best practices for increasing the number of quality connections.
Wednesday, April 14,
4:15 p.m. ET
FBI Honors Internship Program Info Session
Have you thought about applying your knowledge and skills to work for the FBI? There’s no better way to gain experience than to work alongside FBI professionals, and the FBI’s 10-week Honors Internship Program (HIP) lets you do just that. If you’re an undergrad or graduate student and plan to graduate in Fall 2022 or later, this is a perfect opportunity for you to get a foot in the door. The application cycle opens late Summer 2021. Join a representative of the FBI to learn more about their Honors Internship Program! Interns gain an insider’s perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience. You can also begin a career directly after graduation with their Collegiate Hiring Initiative.
Tuesday, April 20,
4 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.
Wednesday, April 21,
4 p.m. ET
Fellowship & Scholarship Information Forum
If you are considering an application for any of the prestigious national scholarships and fellowships (e.g. Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Mitchell), for graduate study beginning in the fall of 2022 or beyond, you are invited to attend this information session.

Potential candidates for these competitions must make a firm commitment to applying and will begin work on their applications over the summer. You are encouraged to attend so that you may begin considering a future fellowship application and learn about the scholarship requirements.

These programs are highly competitive, but St. John’s students have done well in them over the years. Please review the scholarships below, and if interested in any of them, attend the information session next week. Students with exceptional academic records, proven leadership qualities, solid histories of community service, and clear purposes for their graduate educations are the best candidates. If you are considering applying but are unsure if you meet the criteria, please come to the meeting.
Wednesday, April 28,
6 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Small Mistakes, Big Consequences! Info Session
Advice on Common Mistakes to Avoid in the Job Search Process

The legendary University of Alabama Coach, Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant once said; “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” This sentiment is the purpose behind the presentation “Small Mistakes, Big Consequences” presented by Luis F. Mercado, Jr.

Mr. Mercado, a Workforce Development Professional, volunteers in many higher education settings, and will discuss common mistakes on resumes, cover letters, and interviews, that can yield unintended consequences. Please join us for this informative virtual session.