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Student Services

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
askme@csmd.edu
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-2251

 

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Take advantage of new student orientations and student services.

Prepare your semester schedule carefully.

Attend all class meeting times.

Be an active class participant and ask for appropriate help from faculty.

Utilize CSM Student Services resources.

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Student Services

Take advantage of CSM's Career Services staff, resources, and special eventsto discover your unique strengths and skills. The Career Services staff can also assist in aligning your studies with an ideal career. As you transition from student to paid employee, we can help you showcase your accomplishments and unique attributes in an effective résumé and help you prepare for employment interviews.

What are your interests? Values? Skills? Career satisfaction is directly related to how well you match your career to your own interests. Let CSM Career Services help you discover your unique strengths and skills while assisting you in a successful job search.

  • Career Self-Assesment Tools
  • Career Research Resources
  • Job Search Preparation Services
  • Employment Assistance' (student employment, cooperative education, internships, and general job search)
  • Special Events, Workshops, and Presentations (Tri-County Job and Career Fair, Majors Fair, Destination Graduation and Beyond Career Conference, Résumé Doctor, Mock Interviews, Monthly Career Services newsletter, and more!)
  • Career Services Website

 



Career Services Contacts

Online Resources
Web Site: Career Services
E-mail: careerservices@csmd.edu

La Plata Campus
Administration (AD) Building, Room 101
Phone: 301.934.7569

Leonardtown Campus
C Building, Room 105
Phone: 240.725.5323

Prince Frederick Campus
Flagship Building, Room 101J
Phone: 443.550.6026

Hours subject to change.

Four Steps to Realize your Career Potential
CAREER SERVICES TOOLS AND RESOURCES

STEP 1: CAREER SELF-ASSESMENT
Who are you, anyway? Career satisfaction is directly related to how well you can define yourself and match your career to your own interests, values, and skills, and previous accomplishments. As a CSM Student, take advantage of the following self-assesment tools to help you determine a career path:

  • STU-1050 | Career Decision Making and Life Planning
  • Career Beliefs Inventory (CBI)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • My Career Plan (MCP)

STEP 2: CAREER RESEARCH
After completing the self-assesment phase, your next step is to research career pathes or programs of study that best match your gials. Which career fields are growing fastest? Which provide the most opportunity? Which suit your interest, skills, and values? CSM Career Services has many job industry resources including printed materals, online access, government studies, and local market information. Some online tools we recommend using include:

STEP 3: JOB SEARCH PREPARATION
CSM Career Services offers numerous workshops and special events to assist you with creating an effective résumé, navigating job search resources, developing solid interviewing skills, and learning how to make a positive first impression to potential employers. Career Services job readiness resources and special events include:

  • Résumé Doctor
  • Mock Interview workshops and sessions
  • Online Video Tutorials

STEP 4: EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Whether you are starting out, moving up, or starting over, Career Services can support your job search plans. We receive job opening announcements weekly from local, regional, and national sources. Look for us for guidance as you organize your job search.

  • Job Connection
  • Cooperative Education (co-ops) and Internships
  • Student Employment
  • Tri-County Job and Career Fair