Parents & Families

Welcome Parents and Families!

The transition from student to career professional requires strategic development, and St. Martin Career Exploration Office is here to assist COLSA students to ensure that they are well prepared to meet the needs of the workplace or transition into graduate school. Through a variety of services, we assist students in articulating career goals and creating well-informed action plans.  Students are advised to meet with a career professional and schedule periodic meetings to address career paths, resumes, interview skills, internships, and job and internship strategies.  Because experiential learning makes students more competitive in the workplace, students are strongly encouraged to participate in internships and research opportunities while pursuing their academic endeavors.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Attend campus-wide career events including Career Fairs, Resume Review Days, and Interview Days
  • Participate in presentations and workshops led by Career and Professional Success professionals
  • Stop by walk-in hours for a resume or cover letter review, or general questions
  • Make an appointment with a career professional
  • First Time Career Appointment to learn about resources
  • Interest Assessments
  • Careers for your major
  • Career and Job Search Skills
  • Searching and Applying to Internships
  • Networking/LinkedIn
  • Resume/Cover Letters
  • Interview Skills
  • Mock Interviews

95% of COLSA students are employed or in graduate school.* Graduates continue on to a variety of employers including:

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Broad Institute/MIT
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock  Medical Center
  • EnviroSystems, Inc
  • Farm Credit East
  • Genesis Healthcare
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Indexx Laboratories
  • Lonza
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • National Institute of Health
  • New York University
  • NH Dept. of Environmental Services
  • Normandeau Associates
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Rockingham Planning  Commission
  • Salem Animal Hospital
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Stonyfield Farms
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • U.S. Environmental  Protection Agency
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Wentworth Douglass Hospital
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Instituti

*Source: First Destination Survey 2016

Program Overview

COLSA graduates go on to many different graduate schools after attending UNH. Some of those institutions include:

  • Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • John Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Montana State University
  • New England College of Optometry
  •  Northeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California Davis
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact Information

Lori Dameron, Director
Rudman Hall, G05C
Phone: (603) 862-1082

Stephanie Banks, Career Advisor
Rudman Hall, G83
Phone: (603) 862-2505

Melissa Janetos, Career Advisor
Rudman Hall, G02A
Phone: (603) 862-1432

Shayna Moran, Employer Relations Specialist
Rudman Hall, G02
Phone: (603) 862-1851