The Etiquette of Success

The Career Services office staff is dedicated to helping students prepare for the job market, and they help students map out their future from the day they arrive here at Assumption.

With a range of tools, the Career Services office assists first-year students and sophomores in setting individual goals, exploring academic interests and career options, building a portfolio and making connections that enable them to succeed personally and academically. The office assists juniors and seniors with landing exciting internships and embarking on rewarding careers or successfully applying to graduate school.

An additional resource for juniors and seniors includes specialized professional development seminars including “Networking for the Long Run” and “Portfolio Development.” Other seminars available are the “Business Protocol and Dining Etiquette” and “Dress for Success” seminars led by Carol McGuiggan, co-director of Career Services in Assumption’s Student Development and Counseling Center, who has been affectionately referred to as Assumption’s own professional Ms. Manners.

McGuiggan is particularly enthusiastic about leading these seminars to help to students focus on how to handle multiple situations, including selecting the right fork and how to pull together a neat and professional look. “It makes all the difference in the world,” she explains. “They can be relaxed while confidently attending to the actual business component of the interview.”

McGuiggan was recently featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about the job search and business etiquette. Click here to read more.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews