Each summer, Santa Maria is provided with the opportunity to host several Mount St. Joseph University students as part of the University’s Summer Employment Program. The program is a great opportunity for the students to receive professional experience and to broaden their knowledge of the community around them.
A variety of job opportunities were available at Santa Maria this summer, and nine students were selected to work with the agency. The students have positions mentoring students, planning events and activities for the youth, assisting with GED services and preparation, helping to develop communications and marketing materials, assisting with the volunteer program, planning special events for the agency, and more.
Mount St. Joseph student, Aspasia Markis, stated, “Working at Santa Maria through the Summer Employment Program has been an eye-opener. I had no idea that many of the programs Santa Maria offers even existed, and it is an amazing thing, especially for the Price Hill community. Working with Human Resources will allow me to learn various functions and skills of the HR office and field, which will follow me wherever life takes me after college. I am forever grateful that the Summer Employment Program allows students to have opportunities like the one I have, and that I am able to work for such a great organization like Santa Maria.”