Shakespeare’s Hamlet might say that “readiness is all.”
At St. John’s, it comes with the territory of a liberal education.
The college not only prepares students exceptionally well to
make a life—and to adapt to the demands of nearly any career
path—but also provides students with resources to help them
acquire career-specific experience and consider their future options.
The Career Services Office on each campus is available to all
students from their first year onward; as with the program itself,
those who take the most initiative tend to benefit most.
Each office distributes a monthly electronic newsletter
alerting students to current programming and opportunities.
These include workshops on many topics, including studying for
the LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT and applying to law, medical, and
business schools; acquiring the skills of a trade through appren-
ticeship; traveling abroad; notifications of presentations by
recruiters such as AmeriCorps; field trips to local employers;
available scholarships and fellowships; volunteer opportunities;
tips on résumé building and networking; and internship and
employment listings. Students may also visit the office to conduct
self-directed interest searches, take personality assessment
tests, and receive career counseling. For students interested in
learning more about a particular field, the office will put them in
touch with appropriate St. John’s alumni.
Is funding available for internships?
One of the best ways of exploring career paths and gaining work
experience while in college is through an internship. As most
internships are not funded by employers, St. John’s offers competitive
Howcan I study abroad?
St. John’s College does not have a formal study abroad program. However, some
students do study abroad during the summer, and Career Services helps them obtain
applications, collect references, and work out arrangements to make the experience
possible. Other students opt to take a year off from St. John’s to travel or study abroad.
About a quarter of St. John’s students change their surroundings without studying
abroad. Because the college has two campuses, students can experience another part
of the country by transferring from one campus to the other at the end of an academic
year. This transition is made easier by the consistent core program on both campuses.