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 Fall Semester Career Services Events
Date & Location Event
Tuesday, August 31,
4 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
I-Fund, National Security Scholars Program (NSSP)
The program provides an opportunity for scholars to explore a future in the field of national security and offers a road map to potential employment upon graduation. It includes paid internship opportunities with defense and intelligence industry partners; assistance with processing toward a valuable national security clearance; scholarships sent directly to the college for the academic year following the year in which the application is submitted.

This informational meeting will describe the National Security Scholars Program, a scholarship award made to students with a demonstrated desire for a career in the national security field.

Open to Sophomores and Juniors, (Freshmen, you may want to attend to plan ahead)! You must be a U.S. citizen, with at least a 3.0 GPA, be able to participate in a summer internship and successfully complete a security clearance.

Meeting link will be provided by email.

They will also be presenting on Wednesday, September 8 at 3 p.m. ET (Virtual).

For more information visit micua.org/nssp
Tuesday, August 31 &
Wednesday, September 1
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. ET

(On the Quad)
The Naval Academy Business Services Division (NABSD), On Campus
The Naval Academy Business Services Division (NABSD) has part-time job openings and would like to fill them with St. John’s students! Be sure to look for them on the quad. They’ll be here to tell you more about their opportunities.

You may also want to visit usnabsd.com/administration/human-resources/employment-2/. They have a new Facebook page, where post job announcements are posted at facebook.com/usnanafhr. The openings change often, so please check their pages frequently!
Wednesday, September 8
3 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
I-Fund, National Security Scholars Program (NSSP)
The program provides an opportunity for scholars to explore a future in the field of national security and offers a road map to potential employment upon graduation. It includes paid internship opportunities with defense and intelligence industry partners; assistance with processing toward a valuable national security clearance; scholarships sent directly to the college for the academic year following the year in which the application is submitted.

This informational meeting will describe the National Security Scholars Program, a scholarship award made to students with a demonstrated desire for a career in the national security field.

Open to Sophomores and Juniors, (Freshmen, you may want to attend to plan ahead)! You must be a U.S. citizen, with at least a 3.0 GPA, be able to participate in a summer internship and successfully complete a security clearance.

Meeting link will be provided by email.

They will also be presenting on Wednesday, September 8 at 3 p.m. ET (Virtual).

For more information visit micua.org/nssp
Tuesday, September 14
3:45 p.m. ET

(Klein Conference Room, Hodson House)
University of Maryland, Carey School of Law, Application Process Presentation
Join a representative from the Carey School of Law 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. There’s also an opportunity for individual appointments.
Wednesday, September 15
3 p.m. ET

(Hodson House Courtyard)
Career Services Office Open House
Stop by to meet the CSO staff members and learn about our resources. We’ll have refreshments! We look forward to getting to know you better! Meet us in the courtyard on the side of the Hodson House.
Tuesday, September 21
4 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
U.S. Capital Police Information Session
Representatives from the United States Capitol Police will be here to describe their career opportunities. Located in Washington, DC, they have a proud history of protecting the U.S. Capitol Building, members of Congress, and all who visit the Capitol Complex. The starting salary for those over 21 is $64,815 plus excellent benefits. Visit uscp.org.

Meeting link will be provided by email.
Wednesday, September 22
5:15–6:15 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Virtual Career Fair Pre-event Panel
Hear from a panel of employers about what to expect from the Virtual Career Fair along with suggestions for making the most of the event. More details will be provided.
September 27–October 2
(Virtual)
SJC Alumni Week
Alumni events will be happening all week! Visit sjc.edu/alumni-week to see all of the events offered. You may especially want to listen to the JohnnieTalks where alumni talk about the meaning of perseverance.
Wednesday, September 29
2–5 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Virtual Career Fair
Hosted by these Maryland & Pennsylvania colleges: Dickinson, Goucher, Gettysburg, Hood, McDaniel, Mount St. Mary’s, Muhlenberg, Notre Dame, St. John’s, and Washington College. The fair will be through Handshake.

More information for registering will be provided soon.
Tuesday, October 5
4 p.m. ET

(Klein Conference Room, Hodson House)
Ambassador Vernon Penner Career Conversation
Ambassador Penner will talk about the current career opportunities in the State Department and his career as a U.S. diplomat. He served as Ambassador to Cape Verde (1986–1990), as well as tours in Frankfurt, Warsaw, Oporto, Zurich, and Kobe-Osaka. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, he was director of the Visa Office in the State Department in 1983. He will also talk about Afghanistan/Vietnam. He has lectured to Afghani military at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany and served in Vietnam in 1973 before the fall.
Wednesday, October 6
3–5 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Virtual Graduate School Fair
The graduate school fair will be through Handshake. More information for registering will be provided soon.
Thursday, October 7
12 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. Meeting link will be sent via email.
Wednesday, October 13
3 p.m. ET

(Hartle Room, Barr Buchanan Center)
Summer Experience Fair
Hear from this years’ Hodson and Pathways award recipients about their summer experiences. Students will present information about their internship or coursework and answer your questions. You’re encouraged to attend to explore what others have done and how you might make a plan for summer 2022!
Mid-October
Time, date, & location TBD
Resume Writing Workshop
Join alumni Sabina Sulat (A92), Gigi Escalante (A92), Thea Chimento (A10), Allison Hicks (A10), and Kieran Dowdy (A09) for the latest in resume writing advice. This is your opportunity to receive 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!
Tuesday, October 19
3:45 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.

Meeting link will be provided by email.
Tuesday, October 26
3:45 p.m. ET

(Hodson Conference Room, Mellon Hall)
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. Join us to find out more about the Hodson Internship Program. Hodson application materials will be available on our website in mid-October. Learn more about the Hodson Trust Internship Program. The stipend for a full-time internship is $4,000.

Meeting details will be sent via email.
Tuesday, November 2
7 p.m. ET

(Virtual)
Donald Asher’s “How to Get Into Graduate School” Presentation
Donald Asher is an internationally recognized author and speaker on the topics of careers and higher education. In America he is known as “America’s Job Search Guru” and was named a Career MasterMind by the award-winning portal, QuintCareers. He is well known for having written Cracking the Hidden Job Market, The Overnight Resume, How to Get Any Job, Who Gets Promoted (named career-management book of the year), and the best-selling guide to getting into graduate school, Graduate Admissions Essays.

Join him to hear the latest advice on applying to graduate school. Here’s what he’ll cover:
  • Timeline for graduate admissions
  • How to write personal statements
  • Faculty recommendations
  • What to do if denied admission
  • Researching programs
  • Funding sources
  • Graduate Admissions Testing
Meeting link will be provided by email.
Tuesday, November 9
3:45 p.m. ET

(Hodson Conference Room, Mellon Hall)
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.
Tuesday, December 7
3:45 p.m. ET

(Klein Conference Room, Hodson House)
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.