Civic Engagement and Career Development

Civic Engagement and Career Development is a comprehensive department that meets students and alumni at all stages of their development. Our staff provides holistic, strategic, and innovative advising services, programs, and resources that allow participants to succeed in their career development while giving back to the community in which they reside. We work with corporate organizations and not-for-profit agencies to provide opportunities for St. Mary’s students and alumni. Together with our faculty, we assist in bringing the classroom to life.

Students spend a day volunteeringThrough internships, job shadow opportunities, service learning courses, immersion trips, or the Marianist Leadership Program, the Center provides students and alumni with the opportunities, training, and education needed to succeed as active, informed, and engaged citizens.

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St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas 78228


Our mission is to provide students and alumni the opportunity to:

EXPLORE and identify personal, career, and life directions through assessment, advising, programs, and events.

CONNECT the university community to corporate, governmental, and not-for-profit partners to promote experiential learning opportunities.

EXPERIENCE internship, career, volunteer, leadership, and civic engagement opportunities in order to build the skills and confidence needed for personal and professional success.

SERVE the needs of our community — local, national, and global — as is taught in accordance with Catholic Social Teaching and the Marianist Charism.