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Careers & Internships

Outcomes and Careers

Empowering students to pursue a lifetime of learning

Supported and nurtured by faculty and staff who are dedicated to our Benedictine philosophy, students at Saint Martin’s develop the values-based convictions that translate into concern for others and the issues that transcend self-interest. As a result, our graduates are lifelong learners imbued with the awareness of diverse perspectives and the interconnectedness of all life. They actively engage in not only their own lives but in the lives of their communities and the pursuit of a healed, holistic world.


Preparing for your future through real-world experience

Internships play a crucial role in student professional development. They provide real-world, hands-on experience and the opportunity to network and learn from working professionals.

Why intern?

Whether paid or unpaid, for credit or not, internships help you build your resume, master time and resource management, assimilate the skills you develop in the classroom and — in some cases — lead to employment.

Make sure to check Handshake for open internships!

Connecting with the Center for Career and Calling

Making connections is what we do. If you are a student or alumni, we help prepare you for the job market. If you're an employer, we'd love to introduce you to our Saints.

Connect with us and we'll connect you!

Ann Adams
Associate Dean of Students
Director of Career Development

Hours and location
Old Main, room 257
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 360-438-4382

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Graduate class profile

Where do our grads go?

Our graduates have been accepted at graduate schools such as University of Washington, University of Hawaii, and California State University. They've been hired with companies such as the Department of Fish & Wildlife, State Auditor's Office, REI, Aflac, Pierce Transit, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Full-time/part-time job 41%
Grad school 17%
Volunteering/military/other 2%
In a search (graduate school or employment)  40%

Statistics at the time of graduation (45% response rate).

Our alumni

Our alumni are from all walks of life and span the globe. The richness of Saint Martin's is demonstrated through the remarkable impact they make in their communities and around world. Learn about Saint Martin's through the people who are Saint Martin's.

Creating employability

At Saint Martin's we seek to prepare you to enter the workforce as a skilled professional. Applying yourself academically is one way to develop those skills. Complement your academics by completing an internship or applying for student employment (work study, if you qualify).


Saint Martin's is next door to the Washington State Capitol and a wide range of internship opportunities. Internships allow you to crystallize and synthesize the knowledge you gain in the classroom through real-world experience. In addition, a successful internship may turn into a job offer. Saint Martin's has two devoted Internship Navigators ready to help you with your internship needs!

Work study and student employment

As both a student and employee, you are a valuable member of our campus community. We rely heavily on student employees to help provide fast and efficient service to the student body. Use our job search tool Handshake to see what positions are available. Whether you are work study or student labor, we welcome you as a member of our team!

Are you an employer?

At Saint Martin's we seek to develop relationships with businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the globe. Our employer services connect you to our community and with our mission.

Career mentoring

Student preparation

Making the transition from college student to working professional begins the first day you step on campus. To help get you from job applicant to job offer, we provide tools and services that equip you for success — career fairs, resume services, our career preparation program Saints Promise and much, much more. And our services don't end when you graduate. We are a resource for all Saints — current student or alumni.

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Saints Promise

Saints Promise is our four-year career preparation program that comes with a guarantee. If you follow and complete all steps and do not secure employment or graduate school within six months of Commencement, Saint Martin’s will guarantee a three-month, paid internship, or one free semester or term in one of our graduate programs*.

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*Terms & conditions apply.

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Center for Career and Calling

The Center for Career and Calling (aka Career Center) is wholeheartedly committed to supporting our diverse student population in defining their career goals and objectives as they relate to future employment and graduate school opportunities.

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