As a career-oriented college, Maine Maritime Academy enjoys a long-standing tradition of providing graduates who are competent and ready to work in the industries we serve. The Office of Career Services contributes to this tradition by providing opportunities for undergraduates to apply their skills in workplace settings and to learn alongside professionals in their fields. Students begin preparing for jobs through cadet shipping and cooperative education experiences. We work directly with faculty and students to coordinate these field experiences that support the undergraduate curriculum, contribute to personal growth and professional competency, and serve our partners in industry.
We encourage all students to begin career planning and pre-employment exploration soon after matriculation, and to continue refining the process throughout their time at Maine Maritime Academy. We extend an open invitation to all students and alumni to visit our offices in Captain Quick Hall.
In anticipation of graduation, we are pleased to assist students by offering important resources and information throughout the employment search process. We provide career counseling and job vacancy leads, interviewing tips and resume critique to create opportunities for employers and students to interact. We continue to offer employment search information and support to alumni throughout their careers.
Annual Career Fair
Mark your calendars! Our fall Career Fair is on the third Thursday in October.
Maine Maritime Academy’s Annual Informational Career Fair is one of the most important events of the year, attracting companies and alumni from across the country eager to meet our students and discuss employment and cooperative educational opportunities.
With a placement rate of 95% within six months of graduation, MMA consistently produces students who are committed to their industry, know the value of hard work, and understand what it means to be professional. MMA’s unique academic programs combined with extensive practical, hands-on training in the fields of engineering, marine transportation, business, logistics and science enable our students to get to work on their first day. We invite you to join us at our Career Fair, speak with our students, and learn what they can do for you.
On Campus Recruiting Visits
Throughout the academic year, we are fortunate to host many companies of diverse interests for campus recruiting visits. Typically, our guest company will offer an afternoon presentation about the company which is open to all interested students, faculty and staff. If there is an opportunity for interviews, these usually take place the following day (with sign-up at the presentation).
Resources for more information, including the schedule:
Get your resume and interview skills ready!
College Central Network – CareerCenter.mma.edu
Career Services uses the CCN online platform to host our career oriented information. It takes less than 5 minutes to activate your account the first time and have access to company visits on campus and when career events are occurring.
Co-ops, internships, interviews, company visits, work study, and job opportunities are some of the offerings on this site. It’s easy to access, students are preregistered with their ID numbers; simply activate your account, fill out your profile information and you have access. You can even sign up to have emails sent to you with job opportunities that you have predefined.
Alumni are encouraged to sign up as well. Jobs, mentoring, and access to the school’s employment event schedules are accessible.
There is a wealth of information on the CareerCenter site. Interview tips, resume examples, a calendar of events, the ability to apply for jobs and sign-ups for interviews are just a few of the things available. Don’t wait sign up today!