Career Services Connector
February 26th, 2013 Edition

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Resumes & Cover Letters

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

1:00pm - 2:00pm, Gailhac 2001
 Interviewing Skills 
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

1:00pm - 2:00pm, Rowley G211
  Monday, March 18th, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Reinsch Library Auditorium

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To be entered into the raffle, use your MU email address and password to log on to Job4Saints, upload your resume, and apply to the RESUME RAFFLE position, which you will find under the job/internship postings.


Raffle winner will be drawn over Spring Break, so log on and submit your resume TODAY!


Questions about creating a Jobs4Saints account?  Call us at 703-284-5960 


Busy schedule making it difficult to see us on Main Campus? Well, check it out:  
NEW Spring 2013 Ballston Hours!!
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Evenings
Walk-in Hours: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Appointment Hours**: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Located in the "Green Room", 1st Floor
** To schedule an appointment at Ballston, call our office at 703-284-5960 
Take Advantage of Marymount's  
Capital Location!!
Get to Know Career Development Opportunities in the DC Area

We know that you are aware of where you go to school, but have you
really taken the time to learn of all the incredible and, more importantly, unique opportunities available to you in the local area? Regardless of your year or major, there are endless resources to take advantage of that will supplement your career development, help you build critical skills and enhance your job prospects once you graduate from Marymount.  Here are some categories of resources to consider:

Career Fairs 
As the nation's capital, literally every week, if not every day, the DC area is home to some kind of career fair where several employers are gathered into one place to recruit new candidates - whether or not you are actively looking for work, you can attend these events to meet employers, learn more about the companies and jobs out there, network, and get practice. keeps a good calendar, but follow us on Facebook for regular reminders of upcoming events!
Special Events 
The Washington, DC area and surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia host lots of annual festivals and special events. Whether they are specifically related to a particular career industry, like the Green Festival or DC Fashion Week, or simply focused on broader topics like French Culture or the independent film, these special events are great places to meet new people, learn about different opportunities in your field, and gain new knowledge! Check out the March calendar of events.

Non-Profit Organizations 
Washington, DC is home to thousands of non-profit organizations that touch millions of lives each day.  From small scale organizations to massive national and international initiatives like the American Red Cross, Washington, DC offers a uniquely large and diverse array of opportunities in the non-profit sector.  Regardless of your personal values or career focus, there are several non-profits in the DC Area that would likely pique your interest, so start exploring now using the link above or idealist. org!

Unlike most American cities (and the majority of international cities for that matter!) Washington, DC museums are almost all completely FREE to the public.  In addition to providing cultural enrichment, these museums also offer a myriad of professional development opportunities like special lectures, seminars, and courses relevant to a wide variety of disciplines - great places to meet new people and grow your professional network!

Meetup is a website where you can search local interest groups on just about ANY topic and find ways to get involved with their events.  As a massive metropolis, Washington, DC understandably boasts a HUGE network of local groups and motivated people who want to join forces for a cause. Whether it is getting together to learn something, do something, or share something, meet-ups are a great way to expand your professional network, build new knowledge, and stay engaged in your area of interest.  Check out the thousands of meet-ups in the DC Area and consider attending one of their events this spring! 

Make the most of your time here and start tapping into some of these resources now! 

Want to learn more or talk about which opportunities will best support your career development and build your network?  Come meet with a Career Coach!
The Center for Career Service's Career Ambassadors are out and about on campus this semester, interviewing MU students about their internship experiences so that all of us can get a better idea of the diverse and unique things our fellow Saints are up to. 
Click HERE to check out our current posts and don't forget to visit the blog regularly for new stories!

Have an internship experience you want to share? Let our career ambassadors know by emailing  Who knows, you may be our next feature!
External Career Development Events

 Attention Students with Disabilities!!

CareerEco Virtual Career Fairs and Bender Consulting Services (a firm that aligns individuals living with disabilities with professional career opportunities in the public and private sectors) have partnered to host a virtual career fair specifically targeted to help students and alumni with disabilities of any  2-year or  4-year institution in the nation find full-time, internship, and/or co-op jobs.  

To sign up for the event in advance, visit the registration site 

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 - ALL DAY


Interested in working for the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? 
GovLoop is hosting a FREE Virtual Career Fair on February 28th for students of ALL backgrounds.  Participants will be able to interact with agency representatives and learn more about participating organizations, cut through the cluster of resumes by submitting applications directly to agencies who are actively seeking to fill vacancies, and hear best practice strategies and lessons learned from experts that have succeeded in government.
Click here for more information and to register for the event!
Thursday, February 28th, 2013, 11:00am - 3:30pm 
Attention Graduate Students!!

George Mason's School of Public Policy is inviting students to register as attendees or submit research papers for their second annual Graduate Student Research Conference.  Graduate students are invited to submit proposals using knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and theoretical or applied methods to further domestic or international public policy discourse.   

Click here for proposal submission directions and more information. Deadline for proposals is Friday, March 1st, 2013

Calling all BUSINESS students!!

The University of Maryland will be hosting their 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium on Friday, March 1st, 2013 from 10am -7pm at
The purpose of the Symposium is to explore the role of business in creating economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change. From sustainability to social entrepreneurship, the event will help connect students with thought leaders who are using the tools of business to change the world. 
North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), is a Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)-licensed and JCAHO-approved residential treatment facility situated in historic Leesburg, VA. They provide therapeutic programs for adolescents in a safe and secure environment that encourages growth and self-responsibility and are hosting a job fair at their facility to hire recent graduates with mental health or nursing backgrounds.  

Click here for more information!  

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, 10am - 4pm   


CALLING all Entrepreneurs!!!

 The George Washington Office of Entrepreneurship invites you to their 2013 Start-Up Career Expo Fair on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Marvin Center on the Foggy Bottom GW Campus.   

The event is FREE, so sign up here today to save your place!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 from 1:00pm-4:00pm


Considering Graduate Business School??  
Attend this Virtual Grad School Fair from anywhere! The Virtual Grad School Fair will allow you to ask questions and interact with representatives from Specialized Master's Programs during this event. 
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 ALL DAY!

The Catholic Diocese  of Arlington will be holding a Teacher Job Fair this spring where representatives from K-12 schools in Arlington, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Loudon, Prince William, and Culpeper counties
will be recruiting new teachers for jobs at every level.  
Saturday, March 9th, 2013, 9:00am - 11:00am

Attention ALL Students!! 

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association would like to invite all MU students and alumni seeking a new career to their 22nd annual National Region Job Fair.  More than 40 professional and high tech companies from Virginia, Maryland and DC will be recruiting for all levels and disciplines. No cost to attend and all job seekers are welcome!
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. 2:00pm - 6:00pm    
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As we've said before (and will say many times again!), having a strong professional network is critical to long-term career success.  While the initial phase of building a network may seem daunting, don't let the idea of networking intimidate you.  In fact, you already have the foundation of a professional network in place with your family, friends, and peers! Recognize the value these individuals can have in supporting your career development and start maximizing your relationships.
The more frequently you remind yourself about the importance of maintaining and building your network of contacts, the more likely these practices will become habit!  For a quick and easy way to keep yourself on track, consider setting up a Google Alert for news regarding specific trends in your industry.  Doing so will prompt regular email updates that can provide great topics of conversation, helpful resources, or even new insight to share with your growing network!

For more information and to discuss additional ways you can grow and best maintain your professional network, meet with a Career Coach!
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Career Services is excited to announce a great new online resource called JOBipedia. JOBipedia is an informational interviewing resource where  students and recent graduates can ask career-related questions and receive answers directly from experienced recruiting professionals at America's top employers including IBM, American Express, AT&T, Gap, Accenture, General Mills and MetLife. Whether you have a specific question in mind or simply want to search the site's database of questions and answers, JOBipedia is a helpful way to complement the job market knowledge you are gaining from your in-person networking and hands-on learning experiences. Meet with a Career Coach today to learn more about how this resource can help you!