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Welcome Back, Mount Community!

Jenna Brady, C'23
Career Center Intern

We have started another amazing semester at our beautiful mountain home. The last two semesters have been full of many new challenges and a lot of unknowns. However, here in the Career Center, we remain committed to putting first in our minds the internship and job search needs of Mount students.

jenn-brady.jpgMy name is Jenna Brady, and I am a sophomore. I am pleased and honored to announce that I will be the Career Center writing intern for the Spring 2021 semester. I am an English and history major with a political science minor. I am also involved in many positions on campus, such as being a member of the Mount Dance Team and the vice president of the sophomore class.

This internship provides me with the perfect opportunity to help spread the word of what an important and helpful resource the Career Center is to those seeking a job or internship. The Career Center helps numerous Mount students prepare for the interview process through one-on-one appointments and various help sessions that they offer to the community. These continue to be available to students throughout COVID-19 through virtual means. 

This semester the Mount has teamed up with several other universities in the area, such as Hood College and Gettysburg College, to take part in the Pennsylvania and Maryland Liberal Arts Career Fair, featuring more than 140 employers and multiple graduate programs. This event with take place virtually on Wednesday, February 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. over the Handshake app, through which students will have the opportunity to sign up for the fair and register for sessions with employers or graduate programs that interest them. Register today under Mount St. Mary’s University using your .edu email address. 

In preparation for this momentous event, here are a few tips:

  • Review your resume. Resumes tell an employer all of your qualifications and what you would be like as an employee. It is important to have the correct format and information on your resume before handing it to a potential boss.
  • Prepare the proper technology and think about the area in which the discussions with employers will take place. Check your internet connection as well as the functionality of microphones and cameras.
  • Ensure that you look professional. Employers look to make sure that the individuals they consider hiring uphold the standards and image of their company. By entering a call dressed unprofessionally, the employer already is inclined to believe you do not take the job or the interview seriously. It is important to maintain a business causal dress for all calls, at least from the waist up!

This career fair is sure to be a giant event for the Mount community and a pivotal step in many students' lives. Hopefully, these helpful tips help you to better prepare for meeting employers at the fair. In addition, if you have yet to sign up for the fair, I highly recommend registering for this amazing event as it is an important first step toward life after college. Stay tuned for more helpful career tips and interview tactics on later blog posts!

Jenna Brady, C'23
Career Center Intern