Center for Career and Professional Development

Organization Description

The Center for Career & Professional Development works with students and alumni of St. Mary’s College of Maryland to define career aspirations, identify employment and educational opportunities, and offer support at every stage of career development.

211 Glendening Hall
March 22, 2023
Working to guide students to career paths tailored for them, three staff of St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) earned a distinguished award from the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE).

Professional Pathways Director Michael Dunn… Find Out More
March 28, 2024
St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) has partnered with the National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils (NARCDC) to create and provide 12 summer internship opportunities across the United States exclusively to SMCM students. 

As one of the five key partners in the… Find Out More
November 29, 2023
On October 31, 2023, St. Mary’s College of Maryland students in Leslie Taylor’s CORE-P 201 class participated in an exclusive tour of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) facilities at Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River). NAWCAD is the largest employer in St. Mary’s… Find Out More
May 2, 2023
Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland computer science majors recently completed their industry-standard Linux+ certification through a partnership with Resource Management Concepts Inc. (RMC), a leading information technology services company located in nearby Lexington Park.

"The experience from… Find Out More
February 10, 2022

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes two new faces to the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD), Cynthia Greb ’87 and Geoffrey Lewis.

Greb returns to her alma mater to serve as executive director of the center and Lewis will serve as director of career development. 

A St.… Find Out More
July 8, 2021
On June 1, the Center for Career and Professional Development (formerly Career Development Center) was realigned under Student Affairs reporting to Vice President Jerri Howland, and Molly Matthews, a former trustee and foundation director of the College, has recently been named interim executive… Find Out More
May 22, 2020
The St. Mary’s College community aims to provide its graduating seniors — who had their final semester turned upside down by COVID-19 — a unique tool to help them navigate the current job environment.

The SMCM’s 2020 graduating class was recently invited to access the Job-IQ Professional Contacts… Find Out More
January 23, 2020
Misty Frantz and Kate Shirey of the Career Development Center, and Janna Thompson, assistant professor of educational studies, have been selected for a poster presentation at this year’s AAC&U Diversity, Equity, & Student Success Conference. The focus of their presentation is “Academic… Find Out More
January 17, 2020
Career Development Center professionals Misty Frantz and Kate Shirey have been chosen to present at this year’s NACE conference, taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the first week of June this year.


The focus of their interactive workshop, “The Real Problem with Career Services,”… Find Out More
January 22, 2019

The Career Immersion program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland provides students with an opportunity to get a taste of the working world during their college career.

Career immersion trips are group visits to companies and organizations focused on exposing students to various job fields.The… Find Out More