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SMC Career Crossings Office provides job guidance

| Monday, April 7, 2014

Saint Mary’s College students struggling with future career choices, resumes or an internship search can find resources in the SMC Career Crossings Office (CCO), director of the CCO Stacie Jeffirs said.
The center can help students find jobs after graduation, but it also offers many more resources, Jeffirs said.
“It is an office students can come to for help with exploring career options, job and internship searching, post-grad service and graduate school preparation,” Jeffirs said.
“We do mock interviews with students, [both] one-on-one and group, and workshops.”
More recently, the CCO has branched out with CCO On The Go, another resource for students.
“CCO On The Go differs from the regular CCO in that students can come over and see us for open hours in the Student Center,” Jeffirs said. “You can come over and get a quick resume or cover letter reviewed or get questions about applications, processes or websites.”
Jeffirs said the idea for CCO On the Go developed when the CCO realized many students’ schedules make it difficult for them to visit the main office.
“The CCO On The Go was a group effort between the assistant director and myself,” Jeffirs said. “We’ve been doing it for three or four years now, and we came up with it as a way to reach out to the Saint Mary’s student community.”
Sophomore Veronica McDowell said more students should take advantage of the resources offered by the CCO .
“Last year, I had never written a resume before, and wanted to apply for an RA job,” McDowell said. “I went to the CCO for examples of resumes and help on what to write for my resume.”
McDowell said she highly recommends the CCO to fellow students.
“If you’re struggling with what to do for your major, they can help you there as well,” McDowell said. “It’s super personable. I’ve had a good experience with the CCO in general. I would definitely go back there again for help with internship materials.”
To get in touch with the CCO Office or CCO On The Go, contact Stacie Jeffirs at sjeffirs@saintmarys.edu or stop by the CCO table in the Student Center on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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