The Career Center services are available to all alumni of Saint Mary's College.
Services include the following:
Career Counseling and Assessments
Graduate School Counseling
Please, also, join the Saint Mary's College of California Alumni Group on LinkedIn.
Jonathan Musgrove, Class of 2007
JP expressed his excitement about landing a job with an asset management company. He quotes "this is the culmination of four weeks of interviews that also included two skills tests. In any case I am so excited to be joining the firm and wanted to thank the Career Center for all its help. My meetings with the Center were invaluable and confirms yet again how priceless the Career Center staff are to all alums."
Steve McNutt, Class of 2004
After graduating Saint Mary's College I went on to another college to get my MBA. After graduating with my MBA in May, 2010, I got stuck in this down economy and was unable to find a job. I sent hundreds of resumes and applied for many jobs with no luck. I then went back to the college where I got my MBA but their career center was no help and had no openings or support for Grad Students that have graduated. I was very discouraged and frustrated. I then remembered Saint Mary's and how great they always were for support when I was there for my undergrad degree. So I decided to call the SMC Career center. I thought what could it hurt. When I called they put me in touch with Kate Cole. In our first phone session she was very encouraging and told me not to give up and that there are jobs out there I just need to know how to market myself properly. She then performed an overhaul of my resume. We continued doing weekly phone career counseling sessions. Once my resume was perfect Kate helped me start to apply to various jobs and coached me in how to leverage LinkedIn, GaeLink, etc in my job search. I then started getting interviews for various positions and Kate was right there with me to give me interview advice and prep. I finally landed a job with The Irvine Company as an Assistant Manager, a job that pays well and has a career path and uses all of my degrees that I worked so hard for. None of this would have been possible without the support of Kate Cole and the SMC Career Center. Without them I would have continued submitting random applications and not hearing back and I would have continued being frustrated and depressed. SMC truly is an amazing one of a kind College. - Steve McNutt