Majors and Careers

From Here to Career

Addressing the Major Career Questions of Life

In general terms, there are 4 career-related questions you seek answers to while in college. Let the Office of Career Services help you every step of the way:

Who Am I?

At Saint Mary’s we strive to help students discover and deepen a sense of identity and purpose by helping students develop a sense of place, belonging and direction. This is supported in many ways, including: curriculum, activities and more.

The Career Services Office helps students answer the “Who Am I?” question through:

Where Am I Going?

As students progress through their college experience, they deepen themselves through values clarification, goal setting and career exploration opportunities. They can sign up for co-operative learning/working programs, study abroad, and become more active in clubs and activities that help define and develop their understanding of self and sense of direction.

The Career Services Office helps students answer the “Where Am I Going?” questions through:

  • Workshops on a wide array of topics, including High Impact Resumes, Informational Interviewing, Networking, and more
  • Field Exploration classes
  • FREE resume reviewing services
  • One on One Sessions – schedule an appointment

What Will it Be Like?

As students grow and develop their career-readiness skills and sense of direction in their career, they can then deepen their academic knowledge through their major course of study and “try-on” different world-of-work experiences.

The Career Services Office helps students answer the “What will it be like?” questions through:

  • Internships for Academic Credit
  • Workshops and resources on applying to graduate and professional schools
  • Research Resources for Career Exploration
  • Online Career Search Resources, including Handshake, the premier career services web platform for students
  • Leadership in Academic Organizations, Clubs, and Activities
  • One on One Sessions – schedule an appointment

How Will I Get There?

As students approach the world-of- work toward the end of their college career, they seek resources that help them become strategic and systematic in their career search strategies.

The Career Services Office helps students answer the “How will I get there?” questions through:

  • Career Search Strategies Class (PD 301)
  • Career Fairs, (both on and off campus)
  • Workshops and Resources on such topics as High Impact Resumes and Winning Interview Strategies
  • One on One Sessions – schedule an appointment
  • Hosting campus visits by employers
  • Mock Interview Sessions
  • Video Interview Room
Researching Employers

Sources for Researching Employers

Salary Information

PayScale – Salary Calculator – Quickly calculate a salary range for any position or job.

PayScale – Cost of Living Calculator Cost of living information for comparing any two cities. Includes how much you need to make in the new location to maintain your current standard of living.

PayScale – Career Path Predictor Predict where your career path is going and see what path others have taken.

NACE Salary Calculator Center Salary calculator by city

Salary Expert • International Salary Calculator Select your job title and location, then click the Search button to receive a sophisticated salary report. Benefits, bonuses and the cost of living will be factored into your salary analysis.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Earnings statistics and summary statements on all occupations listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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