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My Career

In the culmination of your McDaniel Commitment, you’ll use everything you’ve learned to prepare for your life after the Hill. During your junior or senior year, you will complete a one-credit course, My Career, designed to guide students through the next steps for professional success. In My Career, students plan for life beyond college, guided by purposeful coursework and with one-on-one coaching. They learn to write their best resumes, maximize online networking, and meet with alumni and other professionals as they prepare for their next steps after graduation.


Through the Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO), students access resources and acquire the skills they need to navigate their four years on the Hill and place them at an advantage for life after McDaniel. The one-on-one coaching helps students develop goals, engage in immersive experiences, and stand out when applying for jobs, post-graduate studies, as well as fellowships and scholarships.

professor teaching class

Helping you become who you have always wanted to be.

Networking with professionals. Working in your field. All before you graduate.

Everything you do on the Hill has one ultimate aim: to prepare you for success. That’s why most McDaniel students complete at least one internship during their time on the Hill. Through the Center for Experience and Opportunity and our internship fairs, you can find opportunities that relate directly to your field of study or future vocation. More than part-time jobs, internships apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the working world. You’ll network with professionals who are employed in your field of interest, and get a preview of what your future career is really like.  

Notable Internships

“I literally started jumping for joy when I received the call that I had an early acceptance into the summer law program of my dreams.” –Jasmin C., senior

With the guidance of the Center for Experience and Opportunity and the mentorship of faculty and staff, McDaniel students have the opportunity to network and intern at some pretty amazing places, such as:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • BNP Paribas
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Disney World
  • iNovex Information Systems
  • Maryland Science Center
  • The Motley Fool
  • MotorWeek
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • NBCUniversal
  • PoliSpace
  • Teach for America
  • Under Armour
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Dakota Durant


During his senior year, Communication and Cinema major Dakota Durant received word that his public service announcement was among the winning videos in a contest co-sponsored by McDaniel and WBAL-TV. The 30-second spot aired for several weeks and even landed Durant an internship at the NBC affiliate station.

Allison Parker

The National Aquarium

Biology major Allison Parker got her feet (and hands) wet as she learned about possible careers during her internship at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. There, she took special care of a giant Pacific octopus named Tallulah. She monitored water temperature and salinity, managed filters and pumps, and performed other critical tasks.

Alex Tolle

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Alex Tolle landed an internship at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, putting her Theater Arts and Communication major to good practice. She helped with rehearsals, costumes, and stage management, all while learning and growing as a leader in arts advocacy. She later won a national award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival arts leadership program, which included a cash prize and an eight-day summer residency at the Kennedy Center.

Students participate in a job shadowing opportunity.

Calling all alumni Advance Your Career

As a proud graduate of McDaniel College, you have complete and unlimited access to all of our resources. The CEO staff is here to support your professional and educational goals. Go ahead - request an appointment with our career counselors, attend job fairs, and dig into our online resources. We are ready to help you take that next step. And did we mention that all of our services are at no cost to you? 


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Westminster High School Principal John Baugher M.S. '06 reflects on how his McDaniel master's degree changed his leadership style and has allowed him to become a mentor.