The Valerie A. Davisson Career Resources Center at Saint Louis University offers career management education and personalized services to students and alumni of the John Cook School of Business.
The center serves as a catalyst for creating meaningful connections and developing outstanding internships and employment opportunities.
We have a dedicated office staffed with professionals to help you couple your classroom experience with real-world experiences. The Career Resource Center is dedicated to aiding you in your success as both a student and a professional.
The Focus On Careers for Undergraduate Students (FOCUS) program develops and hones your skills over your four-year career at SLU. A combination of events, activities, workshops and resources, the program gives you a competitive edge in developing your academic career and post-academia job search. Our goal is for every business student to celebrate the end of their educational journey with a diploma in one hand and a job offer in the other.
The FOCUS program is designed to help undergraduate students proactively start their efforts to secure internships during their college career and full-time job opportunities upon graduation. All events and activities must be completed by graduation to receive a notation on official transcripts.
Through the FOCUS program, you will:
This four-year career development program is a culmination of assessments, workshops, career fairs and networking events with employers and executives.
Upon completion of the FOCUS program, students will have developed a career portfolio and a set of tools to highlight academic accomplishments, strengths and interests, job/internship experience, service/volunteer activities and leadership/on-campus activities that will provide the advantage of a seamless transition from college into the workplace.
Internships are typically one-time work or service experiences related to a student’s major or career goal. Contact the CRC undergraduate internship coordinator to get started. Internships usually allow a student to work in a professional setting under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. Internships can be paid or unpaid, and the student may or may not receive academic credit for performing the internships. Completing an internship is one of the best career development experiences for an undergraduate student before graduation.
Saint Louis University interns are expected to behave in a professional and ethical manner at all times on an internship site. Securing an internship typically follows these steps:
Your success matters to us. We have the resources to help you achieve your goals. Take action today and find out how the Career Resources Center can help you.
Your experience in the John Cook School of Business prepares you for a variety of roles in the business community. Upon graduation, you are equipped to create a purposeful and meaningful career.
We understand and support the importance of work-life satisfaction, and we want to work with you as you begin to shape your future. Professionals in the Career Resources Center are available to help you better manage your career.
Who you know can make all the difference in your career. Building professional business relationships is a core value in any successful career.
There are endless opportunities for you to connect and start building your business relationships while studying. As one of the oldest business schools west of the Mississippi, the Cook School is highly respected and connected in the St. Louis business community.
As such, the school’s programs, while open to our friends and supporters, are meant to help bridge the gap between education and practice. In addition, there are multiple opportunities outside the school to help you establish yourself as a young business professional.
We encourage you to take advantage of the following opportunities:
Our graduates know that the commitment to excellence and success doesn’t end with a diploma. That’s why the Career Resources Center offers alumni career management tools and services that are accessible throughout their career.
Even after you graduate, we are available to assist you in reaching your career goals. We are happy to provide the following services for our alumni:
Take advantage of the career advisors in the CRC and University-wide Office of Career Services resources to create a job search strategy, redevelop your resume or improve your interviewing skills. Make an appointment for an individual or group advising session.
Handshakeis a Saint Louis University recruiting resource that allows you to research company and career information, as well as view job descriptions and apply for jobs online. Registration is free.
Engage in the online LinkedIn community. Simply search for Alumni of the John Cook School of Business and gain access to leverage the expertise of fellow alumni in times of career transition.
Staying connected and building your professional contacts can help your business or career succeed. With more than 20,000 alumni worldwide, there are multiple ways to connect to our alumni.
The Cook School Alumni Board is an organization of alumni of the school that work together to foster an ongoing positive connection with students, the alumni community, the Cook School, Saint Louis University and the St. Louis community to:
If you are interested in becoming involved with the Boeing Institute of International Business, you can volunteer to become a mentor or a guest lecturer, sponsor an inter, host a company tour for current international business students and receive our alumni newsletter. Contact the Boeing Institute for International Business at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The mission of the Master of International Business Alumni Association is to serve as a medium to promote the program to the St. Louis business community and to provide a contact network for the alumni and students through:
To get involved or to update your information, please email the association at email@example.com.
The Career Resources Center holds a variety of events throughout the year, such as panel presentations, fairs, mock interview sessions and roundtable discussions. The experience, background and insight of Cook School alumni are an invaluable resource that helps our students develop.
We welcome alumni to volunteer their time and provide assistance to students by offering career information, industry presentations, job and internship possibilities, mentoring relationships and networking opportunities.
Become part of the AlumNet community or LinkedIn group. AlumNet is a network of alumni from the Cook School at Saint Louis University who wish to assist current students and other alumni with their career development. In LinkedIn, search groups for the group Alumni of the John Cook School of Business.
The Cook School hosts a variety of events throughout the year and our alumni are always welcome as guests. There is no better way to connect with current students and help provide professional advice.
The John Cook School of Business values the expertise and experience of our alumni, and we encourage their involvement with students. We welcome alumni to volunteer their time and provide assistance to students by offering career information, industry presentations, job and internship possibilities, mentoring relationships and networking opportunities.
Offer students opportunities to shadow you or allow them to work on projects. You can also mentor them. These are great ways for students to gain experience that will build help their professional development.
Share new openings in your organization with the Career Resources Center. Talk to students who are preparing to interview with your organization. Assist applicants in receiving strong consideration within your organization.
If your organization has a position to fill, the Cook School’s Career Resources Center can post the position or facilitate on-campus candidate interviews.