HAWK HINT of the month

Take advantage of the numerous self-help resources at the Student Success Center website.


The 2014-15 Arts Season kicks off in September with Incorruptible!


Dessert/Dinner Theatre
Opening September 15


Things to Know:
How to Pay for College

Did you know that Maryland has the second highest student loan debt rate in the country? Find out more.

Learn more about 10 Ways to Pay for College.

September 2014 EDITION

Kickoff Your Semester with Success

Welcome, students!

We're glad to see you for the Fall Semester. Fall is the season of change and a chance for a great beginning to a school year. It's full of opportunities to help you succeed this semester!

Upcoming events include the Transfer Fairs, Job Fairs and other career-building events, and of course, Fall Festivals.

CSM offers a variety of resources to help you establish and meet your goals. We offer libraries on each campus, tutoring in a variety of subjects, and online learning tools such as Blackboard and myProgress.

Visit the Student Success Center to learn more, or click here for an overview of the services CSM offers students.

Think Transfer: CSM Can Help!

It is never too early to plan to transfer. Learn about all of our upcoming transfer events.

Transfer Fairs

College admission representatives from around the nation will be present to answer questions and talk to you about why their institutions are the best for you. Enjoy the free food, fun, and prizes!

September 15
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus
Building B, Multipurpose Room

September 16
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus
Wellness and Aquatics Center (Building D)

September 18
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building),
Room 113

Transfer Success Academy

Do you plan to transfer after CSM? Then, the Transfer Success Academy is a must for you. The Transfer Academy will help you transfer to a 4-year university or college through a series of free workshops and events. learn more, or register today at www.csmd.edu/TransferSuccessAcademy. Space is limited.

Transfer College Tours

Before you place all your eggs in one basket, join Transfer Services as we tour regional universities this semester. You will get a first-hand view of campus life, attend an orientation session and explore on your own. All of the tours are free. However, you must RSVP by calling 301-934-7574 or sending an email to transfer@csmd.edu. For a complete list of tours, visit the Transfer tours web page.

Celebrate the Start of the Semester at Fall Festivals!

Fall Festival events will happen at all three campuses.

Wipeout at the Leonardtown Campus

September 15-18
Great Lawn

  • • Monday, September 15, 12-4:00 p.m.:
    Big Baller and Air Brush Tattoos

  • • Tuesday, September 16, 3-7:00 p.m.: Big Baller and Caricature Artist

  • • Wednesday, September 17: Velcro Wall, Human Bowling, Constitution Day Trivia, and Student Club Showcase

  • • Thursday, September 18, 3-7 p.m.: Shark Attack Mechanical Ride, Catering and Music

¡Latin Fiesta at the Prince Frederick Campus!

September 18
Building B, Room 103, 104, and 105

Superheroes at the La Plata Campus

September 18, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
HT Lawn

Go Global with CSM!

These courses provide an exciting opportunity to earn credits outside the traditional classroom. The courses are a blend of classroom education with foreign travel for a chance to gain knowledge, experience, and memories.

2015 trips include:

Istanbul: March 13-20, 2015

Belize: March 13-22, 2015

The Gambia: June 1-8, 2015

United Kingdom: July 23 - August 4, 2015

Learn more on our website.

Are You Graduating this Semester?

Don't miss Destination Graduation, where you can:

Apply for graduation
Speak to an academic advisor
Receive information about announcements, caps, and gowns
Take a graduation photo in cap and gown (and receive photo on disc for your own personal use)
Win door prizes, and much moreā€¦

Mark your calendars:

La Plata Campus: September 18, 12-6 p.m.,
RSVP at 301-934-7574

Leonardtown Campus: September 16, 12-6 p.m.,
RSVP at 240-725-5320

Prince Frederick Campus: October 8, 12-6 p.m.,
RSVP at 443-550-6026

Learn more on our website.

Need Help with your Career Search?

Still deciding on your program of study and/or future career path? Has there been a change in the winds of your life that require you search for a job? Let Career Services be your captain as you chart a new path for your future. Join us for our upcoming events:

Walk-In Wednesdays

9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Administration (AD) Building, Room 101

Come to Career Services any Wednesday morning during the semester to meet with a Career Counselor for help with your resume, job search, college major choice, career decision making, or interview skills practice. We can help you explore and create a plan for your exciting future!

Resume Doctor

Thursday, September 18
12 - 2 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
Room 103/104

The Doctor is in! Career Counselors have the cure for ailing resumes and the under-employed. Let us prescribe resume writing tips, interview skills practice, and general job search strategies. Stop in and receive quality care.

Holiday Job Fair

Tuesday, September 23
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (Room 113)

Career Services is hosting a Holiday Job Fair!

  • • Meet with prospective employers
  • • Apply for part time holiday jobs
  • • Put a little extra cash in your pocket!

Interviews may be conducted on the spot, so bring a resume and dress professionally. To prepare, visit Career Services for resume feedback and help with interview skills on September 18 from 12 - 2 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m. in BI 103/104.

Student Volunteers Needed for the Pulse of Southern Maryland Opinion Poll

CSM is looking for student volunteers to participate in the Pulse of Southern Maryland public opinion telephone poll. Participating in Pulse is a great opportunity for students to gain self-confidence and a beginning skill set for dealing with the public as a professional.

Telephone surveys will be conducted as follows:

November 17, 18, 19 and 20
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 113E

Participants will be provided with scripts, pre-printed surveys, and sheets of telephone numbers. Complimentary pizza will be served. Due to a limited number of spaces, electronic pre-registration is required at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/R9F6V8J.

The results of the survey will be published in Southern Maryland Newspapers. For more information, contact Pat Schroeder at patsc@csmd.edu.