Welcome to the CMA-SNAME Career and Internship resource page.

Its purpose is to provide connections and information for our Student Section members and interested employers. As a student professional society, it is CMA-SNAMEs' role to provide and develop, in its members, the necessary job-hunting skills that will benefit them for the rest of their careers. Additionally, it is the Student Section’s goal to inform potential employers what skills and knowledge our student member have to offer.


As our student members have chosen to focus their interest in the Naval
and Marine Engineering fields, it is important to convey what they have to offer to the industry. Every major that is offered by the California Maritime Academy (CMA) is developed from a maritime perspective. This is unique among the majority of university level education. Many of our members graduate from CMA with either a Deck or Engineering U.S.C.G. License, as part of the Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering Technology Majors, or as a minor in conjunction with a  B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

The academic environment  at CMA provides our members with hands-on engineering skills not found in most Universities. Our members are exposed to in-depth engineering maintenance, both preventative and corrective.
They are trained in industrial safety practices as well as plant operations and management. Our members have the benefit of a 499 ft training ship and plant simulators where theory meets application. Our members are educated by both academic professors and trade professionals creating a truly well-rounded educational experience.
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Christina Harrison has earned her M.A. in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA, a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia and completed the APT Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Qualifying Program at San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, CA.  She is affiliated with the Association for Psychological Type International since 2007, the California Career Development Association since 2005 and the National Career Development Association since 2004.

She began her career in counseling by working with Future Families Inc., in Aptos, CA as a Support Counselor, helping families and children in the foster care system from 1998 to 2000. Prior to her work here at California Maritime Academy, she held a position as an Instructor at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA, for a Career Search and College Success Skills class where she provided career assessments, group interpretations and resources regarding students’ career goals. Also at Palomar College she worked as a Career Counselor providing career services, job coaching, and internship opportunities to a diverse community including ESL and underrepresented populations, as well as interpreting students’ MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory results.

Christina has been working as the Assistant Director of Shore Side Career Services at California Maritime Academy since 2009. In this position she has served as a Career Counselor, been responsible for running academic co-op and internship programs for over 100 students, building industry relations to develop full-time career opportunities, assisting with the coordination of annual career fairs, attending trade shows and conferences, and working with the Academy’s academic departments to develop and implement shore side program goals.