Experience Career

Your Career doesn't start at graduation. It starts now.

Are you an employer looking for ways to connect with SMC?Click here to visit our employer dashboard.
SMC's First Step to Career counseling
As a starting point for our Career Counseling, in SMC 101 you'll complete PathwayU, a free online assessment that helps you understand your personality, interests, skills and career values. By uncovering your values, dreams and career goals, assessments can help affirm the direction you want to go in, or they can help you see that you may be happier pursuing a different path.

Undecided? Your Advisor Can Help you with your career goals!
More about Advising:

SMC students have one advisor that supports them in all areas of success from enrollment to employment. This includes scheduling your classes, academic success and recovery, AND CAREER PLANNING! This model allows you to get to know your advisor better and have someone that truly understands how to help you reach your goals with SMC!

Visit SMCX Success for Advisor Info >

Career Services

SMCX Career has a variety of internship programs that offer an opportunity for you no matter your career path or class level. If you'd like to explore what open internship listings we currently have available, please log into Handshake.

  • Exploratory internships: Short, shadowing-based internships that allow you to get a high-level view of a career or job field to determine if you are interested.
  • Advanced Internships for Bachelor's Degree Programs: Every student must complete one 3-hour internship (or three 1-hour internships) as part of the Camak Core curriculum in our Bachelor's Degree program.
What's Handshake?

Handshake is a career services platform EXCLUSIVE for current and recent college students, where you can find jobs and internships.

All students have a Handshake account starting their first year at SMC until they graduate!

Job searching
SMCX Career hosts a variety of PDEV events, including Career Fairs, Career Panels, Employer Tables, and MORE! Each semester, employers visit campus to interact with students and discuss opportunities in many fields.

Log into Handshake to see what positions we have received from local employers, or reach out to the SMCX Career team and let us help you find something that works for your career goals while balancing your class load! Other great job-searching resources include Indeed.com and LinkedIn Jobs.

RESUME & Interview prep
A good resume is critical in finding an internship, job opportunity, and our team is here to assist you with resume writing tips that highlight your qualifications. We are also here to practice with you to improve your interviewing skills. Your resume might get you an interview, but it is the interview itself that will help you make the most of your opportunity.

Internships? Contact
Emily Lausier
Employer Relations Manager
The X, Suite 22, Office 224

Questions? Contact
James Parham
Director of Career Services
The X, Suite 24, Office 242

Camak Core | Professional development education

SMC’s bachelor’s degree program is designed to equip you for your next move – an internship, the career of your dreams, or grad school.

SMC's four-year degree is different because it features the innovative Camak Core. The Camak Core, named for SMC’s founder, Dr. David English Camak, is a required 6 courses – or 18 hours of degree credit – of professional development (soft skills and experiences for personal and career success). The Camak Core makes up one-third of your total degree hours. These classes and hands-on career experiences will give you an 18- to 24-month head start on learning the habits, skills and behaviors that are vital for workplace success. No other liberal arts college offers this much career preparation for college credit.

Hear from SMC Students About Their Experience!
Camak Core Courses"PDEV" is short for Professional Development! Introduction To The Camak Core

More About APEX Events!
During the Capstone Course, Students Present the Results of Their Capstone Projects and Network with Employers at APEX!

Check Out This Year's Students, Projects, & Events!
Previous APEX Events:


Meet Your Professional Development FacultyDYK? All of our PDEV Faculty
also serve on the SMCX team! 

Dr. Courtney Shelton
PDEV Faculty Chair
Vice President of Student &
Professional Development
Megan Georgion
Dean of Career & 
Student Success
James Parham
Director of Career Services
Clara Jane Hallar
SMC Experience
Marketing Director 
Emily Lausier
PDEV Adjunct Faculty
Employer Relations Manager 


SMCX is constantly working to develop non-credit certification and training programs that benefit not only current students, but also businesses looking to invest in their staff's qualifications.

Have another idea or a specific need for your company or career? Please contact us to develop the right program for you!

Looking for More Information?

Email Dean of Career & Success >
The X, Office 243
Burgess Student Center
Megan GeorgionDean of Career & Student Success