Jobs & Internships Search

Getting Started: What Do I Need?

Preparation before beginning a job or internship search is the key to being successful. There are several steps to complete to set yourself up for success. The CDC offers workshops and handouts on many of these topics, and your career coach is available to work directly with you during your preparation.

Preparing Your Documents:
  • Compose compelling Cover Letters to differentiate yourself from the competition and impress employers.
  • Learn the art of Resume Writing to help you stand out from the crowd.
  • Identify and use Strategic References to help connect you to the right people.
  • If your industry needs examples of your work, make sure your portfolio is updated.
  • Always follow up with a Thank You Note. This solidifies your interest and commitment to a position and will not go unnoticed by the organization.
Preparing Your Network:
  • Recognize, expand, and nurture your Network.
  • Identify and use Strategic References to help connect you to the right people.
  • Conduct Informational Interviews to help you in your search for the perfect career.
  • Research potential employers using the Handshake Employer Search function.
  • Practice, practice, practice your specific Elevator Speech for when you meet new contacts in your industry.
Preparing For Your Search:
  • Find information on careers, employers, industries, and all aspects of the job search preparation process at learn about careers.
  • Gain experience and test skills and interests through internships, leadership positions in student organizations, service activities, and part-time jobs.
  • Visit onine job boards.
Preparing Your Interview:
  • Learn valuable techniques to help you master the interview.  Also, schedule a mock interview with a career coach or visiting employer.
  • Know your value by researching salary information in various career fields and locations.
  • Dress for success, make sure you have professional attire picked out for interview.
  • Do your homework on the company beforehand and have talking points ready.
Online Job Boards:
  • Handshake: Loyola's career platform for students to search for job & internship opportunities nationwide.
  • CareerShift: Search engine with refined search tools to help job seekers successfully navigate published job & internship opportuities.
  • Internships.com: Resources for students seeking internships and ways to gain hands-on experience.
  • WorkNOLA: Employment opportunities specific to the Greater New Orleans area.
  • USAJobs.gov: The best resource for information on federal jobs. USAJobs features up-to-date postings from a variety of professional fields and a wide number of government agencies.
  • LinkedIn.com: Search and browse job postings from a wide variety of companies.
  • Idealist.org:  A large job board with information on a wide variety of internships, nonprofit jobs, and volunteer opportunities throughout the world.
  • GlassDoor.com: This site gives would-be employees a glimpse of what life is like at 160,000 companies. Provides salary information as well as user-contributed reviews.
  • CoolWorks.com: An ideal job board for students/graduates looking for short-term seasonal opportunities with primary focus on outdoor and hospitality/tourism settings.
  • CollegeRecruiter.com: Links college students/graduates with employers looking to hire for entry-level jobs.
Other Helpful Resources

Jesuit University Reciprocity: As a student of a Jesuit university, you are eligible for reciprocal services from other Jesuit universities. Contact our office and we will submit a formal request on your behalf to other Jesuit universities' career centers asking them to serve you while you prepare to reside in their geographical area.

LinkedIn: Utilizing LinkedIn can be a tremendous way to connect with industry professionals, Loyola Alumni, and future employers. Make sure to create your LinkedIn profile and start connecting and expanding your network.

Career Timeline: Each year of college contains it's own set of goals and challenges. Be sure to check out the Career Timeline to explore ideas to get your career started.

Wall Street Journal: The legendary newspaper's career site is loaded with helpful information, including a financial listings link, specific and general advice and infomative topics such as security.

Diversity Resources

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Reporting Your Internship for Academic Credit

If you are reporting your internship experience for academic credit, you will need to upload your internship information in Handshake. Be sure to review the following documents or schedule an appointment with a Career Coach if you have any questions about the process.