COVID-19 Operations update:
The Career Development Center is committed to serving students & alumni during the pandemic. Career Coaches are available through the summer months to connect virtually via Zoom Video or Phone. You can learn more about our current operations and resources here.
Below is a comprehensive list of how our Career Team can assist Loyola students & alumni. For a downloadable handout of our services - click here.
1-on-1 Career Appointments and Walk-In Hours
VIRTUAL INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS
Meet with a career coach to gain clarity and confidence about your future. Our team of career coaches are available to assist with a wide variety of career-related topics from the first day you arrive on campus. Here are a few things we can help with:
- Major & Career Exploration
- Formal Career Assessments (to understand interests, personality, and values to how these can help inform career decision-making)
- Job & Internship Search Strategy
- Interview Preparation & Mock Interviews
- Job & Internship Search Materials (resume, cover letter, portfolio, reference list, etc.)
- Graduate School Exploration & Application
- Networking & Making Connections
- Job Offer & Salary Negotiation
- LinkedIn Profile Development & Review
- Discussing your undergraduate career timeline
VIRTUAL WALK-IN HOURS DURING THE SUMMER
Though remote is the new normal, we know that this doesn’t change the reality that sometimes you just need to drop-in for some quick help. So, in an effort to meet this need, we are introducing Virtual Walk-In hours Mondays-Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM CST.
During the Virtual Walk-In hours, you can gain access to one of our career coaches through Zoom by following this link. One of our career coaches will be monitoring the Waiting Room and start your appointment soon after your arrival.
During these appointments, career coaches will answer questions related to your resume, cover letter, and job and internship search, as well as briefly troubleshoot Handshake questions you may have. These meetings are designed to be quick, approximately 15 minutes in length. But if you need further assistance at the conclusion of your walk-in appointment, the career coach will help you schedule a follow-up to ensure you get the needed assistance.
Career Fairs & Recruiting Events
The Career Development Center hosts several career fairs each academic year for Loyola students and alumni. These fairs are designed to give students the opportunity to explore career options, meet prospective employers, learn about job and internship opportunities, and practice professional behavior. To see a list of our upcoming career fairs, click here. To see an overview of our typical yearly career fair schedule, click here.
Employer of the Day Information Tables
In addition to career fairs, we also facilitate student-employer connections through our regular Employer of the Day Information Tables. Most Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year, the Career Development Center will host an employer partner to serve as our featured "Employer of the Day." From 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., the employer sets up at one of the tables on the 1st Floor of the Danna Student Center to chat with students about their organization and their current or anticipated full- or part-time job or internship opportunities. Students are encouraged to drop-by between classes to engage with employers in a casual way. To see a list of scheduled, Employer of the Day Information Tables, visit the Handshake events calendar by clicking here.
Virtual Recruiting Events, Information Sessions, & Workshops
Sometimes employer partners from across the country are unable to come to campus but still want to connect Loyola students and alumni. In these cases, we work with these employers to coordinate a virtual recruiting event, information session, or workshop. These events are listed on our Handshake events calendar and can been viewed by clicking here. Reference this calendar frequently! We add new events every week.
Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Drop-Off
The Career Development Center offers electronic review of resumes and/or cover letters for current Loyola students. Once submitted, students will recieve feedback on their resume and/or cover letter within 2 business days. To learn more and partcipate, click here.
The On-Campus Interviewing Program brings employers to campus in the Fall and Spring semesters to interview and hire members of the Wolf Pack for various opportunies. On-campus interviewing is an excellent opportunity for students to secure a job or internship offer. All on-campus interviews are coordinated through Handshake. To learn about scheduled on-campus interview opportunities and see related application deadlines, visit the on-campus interviewing calendar in Handshake here.
Loyno Career Mentor Program
The Alumni Association and the Career Development Center have teamed up to offer students and alumni an easy way to connect, share information about career paths, and give advice. Students can connect with Loyno Career Mentors on LinkedIn to conduct informational interviews, hear our mentors' career stories, discuss particular industries or companies, and receive career advice and guidance. For more information about the Loyno Career Mentor program, students can click here. Alumni interested in serving as a Loyno Career Mentor can click here.