COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE:
The Career Development Center is committed to serving students, alumni, and our employer partners during the pandemic. We are open and operating virtually. Career coaches are available to connect via Zoom Video or Phone. If you have any questions about our current operations and/or resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our most popular services are highlighted below. To learn more about all of our services, resources, and events, please explore our website.
Meet with a career coach to gain clarity and confidence about your future.
Common career appointment topics include:
- Major & Career Exploration
Formal Career Assessments (to understand interests, personality, values and how these can help inform career decision-making)
Job & Internship Searching
Resume and Cover Letter Development and Editing
Interview Preparation & Mock Interviews
Graduate School Exploration & Application (including personal statement development)
Networking & Making Connections
Job Offer & Salary Negotiation
LinkedIn Profile Development & Review
Have a quick career-related question? Don’t want to wait for a career appointment? Come to Walk-In Hours, Monday - Thursday, 3pm - 4pm. Walk-in appointments are available in person and virtually via Zoom during the academic year. Please note, Walk-In Hours are not available during breaks or over the summer.
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 networking. 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. On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the academic year, representatives from our featured "Employer of the Day” will be available from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at one of the tables on the 1st Floor of the Danna Student Center to chat with students about their organization and 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.
Recruiting Events, Information Sessions, & Workshops
Each week, employers host both in-person and virtual recruiting events such as information sessions, workshops, panels, etc. These events are listed on our Handshake events calendar and can be viewed by clicking here. Reference this calendar frequently! We add new events every week.
The Career Development Center offers electronic review of resumes and/or cover letters for current Loyola students. Once submitted, students will receive feedback via email on their resume and/or cover letter within 2 business days. To learn more and participate, 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 opportunities. 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.
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.