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Brooke Brigham

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Career Services
(508) 849-3596

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Career & Leadership Center

The Career Services Office at Anna Maria College is a resource to help students throughout their time at Anna Maria. The office can assist in providing you with the tools you will need to succeed in the workforce.

Throughout the academic year, Anna Maria Career Services provides career panel discussions featuring local professionals, networking events and other workshops and seminars to assist with the interview process and other aspects of obtaining employment following graduation.

Throughout a student’s time at Anna Maria College, Career Services also assists in identifying internships that fit students’ interests and intended career goals.

More Information

Leadership
AMCAT Mentor Program
Focus on Service
Internships & Experiential Learning

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

- Harvard School of Business

Leadership

Leadership is the relational process that educates students to understand and transform their world. At Anna Maria College, students use the values of the College, in balance, as they move throughout their collegiate career.

Learning Outcomes

Core Leadership Competencies

Personal Transformation
and Mastery

Organizational
Leadership Capacity

Community
Leadership Capacity

Choose Your Own Path To Leadership

First-Year Leadership Community

This leadership-centered community brings together students to share in a fun and engaging exploration of leadership and personal leadership development. Members of this community will live on the same floor in Madonna Hall and work together to identify their own leadership styles and abilities.

This community will set its members on a path to be the next generation of Anna Maria College leaders both on campus, in the community, and beyond. First Year students may apply to be a part of this community by completing
the application on the Residence Life website.

First-Year Leadership Program

The FYLP is open to all first-year students. During your first semester at
Anna Maria College, staff and faculty take note of students that have
Leadership Potential. These nominees are invited to be a part of this
leadership opportunity! During the program you will discuss leadership
motives and actions will taking part in assignments that help you
to start building a collegiate leadership resume.

Peer Mentor Program

Peer mentoring has been proven on other campuses to improve the academic success and retention of first year students. The goal of the Anna Maria program is to provide a point of contact for first year students in an active manner that will help identify solutions to any problems that can become overwhelming to students.

National Society of Leadership & Success

The largest National Leadership Honor Society where top students, nominated by the college, come together to identify and achieve their goals. Each student must have a GPA of a 2.5 or greater. This program is open to sophomores and juniors.

National Society of Leadership & Success

The largest National Leadership Honor Society where top students, nominated by the college, come together to identify and achieve their goals. Each student must have a GPA of a 2.5 or greater. This program is open to sophomores and juniors.

Peer Mentor Program

Peer mentoring has been proven on other campuses to improve the academic success and retention of first year students. The goal of the Anna Maria program is to provide a point of contact for first year students in an active manner that will help identify solutions to any problems that can become overwhelming to students.

D.I.N.E

Any student that identifies as diverse is invited to take part in this Leadership Conference. Discussions will be facilitated about Diversity in the Workplace, students and employers valuing diversity, and there is also many opportunities for networking with alumni.

Annual Leadership Conference

Hosted each Spring on a Pertinent topic of discussion. Join fellow AMCATS of all skill levels to dive deep into leadership.

Student Government Association Leadership Training

Hosted by the executive board members of SGA, these club training sessions are offered throughout fall and spring semesters.

Join a Club

Attend a student government meeting, stop by Student Life, or download AMCAT Connect app to learn more.

Attend an Event/Workshop

Programs are offered by a variety of departments throughout the year. These engage on different topics surrounding Leadership. 

Apply for Leadership Positions

Please check respective online pages for applications and dates.

Internships

Achieve experience in your major field by completing a for credit or non credit internship!

AMCAT Mentor Program

The AMCAT Mentoring Program at Anna Maria College is a unique opportunity for students to learn from College alumni. Mentors guide and share professional knowledge with students embarking on careers. Collecting information about your career goals, interests, and extracurricular involvement, the Career Center will match prospective mentees
with alumni mentors.

The mentor and student commit to a year-long, one-on-one mentoring relationship with the purpose of creating a professional, mutually beneficial partnership. As a student, you will benefit by receiving career advice and guidance from your mentor as well as developing professional competencies. Mentors benefit by reconnecting to the Anna Maria community, gaining a fresh perspective on their fields, and having the opportunity to positively affect the professional growth of a young leader.

What is the role of a mentor?

The role of the mentor is to enhance the educational experience of Anna Maria College students by providing them with real-world advice and feedback regarding their areas of career interest. Some examples of how mentors may assist students include:

  • Discuss work/life balance issues
  • Provide networking opportunities/contacts
  • Offer feedback on resumes, cover letters, and interview strategies
  • Describe personal experiences related to career development/advancement
  • Share information about the employer and offer opportunity for a workplace visit

What is the role of a student?

The role of the student is to maintain contact with the mentor on a monthly basis, ask the mentor for career advice and feedback, and share information with the mentor about their experiences at Anna Maria.

How will mentors be matched with students?

Mentors and students are matched based upon their work histories and career interests. Mentors and students are required to go through an application process that requires them to clarify their interests and goals for the mentorship.

What support will be available?

All new mentor/student matches have an initial orientation meeting where they are introduced to each other and are provided with resource materials. In addition, Career Center staff provide suggestions for activities and opportunities for professional development throughout the year and are always available to help with any questions or concerns that arise.

Do mentors need to work or live near the College?

Though it is encouraged for mentors to have in-person meetings with students when and if possible, alumni living out of state or far from the Anna Maria campus may serve as career mentors via telephone and email.

For more information contact The Office of Career Services at careerservices@annamaria.edu.

A Focus on Service

Internships & Experiential Learning

At Anna Maria, a college education is more than what happens in the classroom. You’ll find plenty of experiential learning opportunities available to help you put your knowledge to work and develop valuable life skills.

Internships can be invaluable learning experiences that let you test-drive possible careers. Students in all majors complete internships, which most often are for-credit experiences during the academic year of over the summer. Career Services maintains databases of available internships and will help you prepare through workshops on resume writing, the interview process and networking.