Career Exploration

Maine’s Public Universities are proud to offer Early College Career Exploration Pathways that guide students as they learn about majors and career options. Upon completion, students will earn a designation on their university transcript, and may have a jump start on some programs when they enroll in college.

A wide variety of career exploration opportunities are currently available at University of Maine, University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at Fort Kent, University of Maine at Machias, and University of Maine at Presque Isle. Some programs are online and can be accessed by students state-wide. Other programs are location specific and require some on-campus courses. Click on the links below to learn more about the Early College Career Exploration Pathways offered at our universities.

The University of Maine Logo. Link to University of Maine Early College Career Pathways (External Site).

Website: University of Maine Early College Career Pathways (External Site)

Kari Suderley
Director of Early College Programs
Phone: 207-581-8024
Email: um.earlycollege@maine.edu

Logo for University of Maine at Augusta. Link to University of Maine at Augusta Early College Directed Credits Programs (External Site)

Website: University of Maine at Augusta Early College Directed Credits Programs (External Site)

Christine Knight
Director of Early College
Phone: 207-621-3163
Email: christine.knight@maine.edu

University of Maine at Farmington Early College Logo. Link to Early College Pathways at University of Maine at Farmington (External Site)

Website: Early College Pathways at the University of Maine at Farmington (External Site)

Kirsten Petroska, MS
Director of Early College Partnerships
Phone: 207-778-7266
Email: kirsten.petroska@maine.edu

University of Maine at Machias Logo. Link to University of Maine at Machias Pathways (External Site).

Website: University of Maine at Machias Early College Career Pathways (External Site)

Christy Alley
Director of Early College Programs
Phone: 207-255-1268
Email: christy.alley@maine.edu

University of Maine at Presque Isle Logo. Link to University of Maine at Presque Isle Early college Careen Exploration Pathways (External Site)

Website: University of Maine at Presque Isle Early College Career Exploration Pathways (External Site)

Carrie Bosse
Early College Counselor
Phone: 207-768-9547
Email: carrie.bosse@maine.edu

Teri StPierre
Director of Early College
Phone: 207-768-9574
Email: teri.st@maine.edu

Downloadable Early College Career Exploration Pathways Brochure:

Borderless, full-color 8.5″ x 14″, double parallel fold (for commercial printing) – PDF

Greyscale 8.5″ x 14″ brochure, double parallel fold (for standard printer/copier) – PDF


Credits with Purpose

It is important to make sure students choose their courses with intention. There are many benefits of early college, however, credits without a purpose can have unintended impacts on college plans. Learn more on why it is important to chose credits with purpose.