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For Parents & Families

Welcome, parents & families!

The Career Services & Internships Office advises students and provides resources on the types of planning and preparation required to help students meet their career goals. This includes internships, job seeking, labor market resources, individual career counseling, workshops and employer contacts via career fairs, panels, computer technology, and presentations. We give students the tools, resources and opportunities to make sound career decisions, plan for their career and find internships and jobs.

Feel free to contact us at any time with your questions or concerns. You may call our Director, Michael Hagarty, at (507) 457-6695 or send an email to

Help your student choose a major

Discover the possibilities! This guide to college majors offers information on what your student can do with his or her future degree. The downloadable PDFs suggest areas of work within each major, employers that typically hire each major, as well as strategies for success. Check out the links for additional information.

Career Development Timeline

This timeline can help enhance your student's experience at Saint Mary's in a variety of ways. Not only can it keep your student on track to graduate in four years, but following these suggestions can improve the process of choosing a major and increase the likelihood of your student obtaining a job in his or her field after graduation.