Saint Louis University

  1. Who are the staff in Career Services? - Meet our staff 

  2. What is Career Development?
    Career Development starts when a student begins to decide on a major and think about what might happen after college. We encourage students to:
    1. begin a process of self-exploration, learning about personal interests,
      skills, personality and values
    2. connect their self-knowledge to majors and career goals
    3. gain experience through internships or volunteer positions
    4. launch themselves into the job market with a comprehensive set of job
      search tools.


  3. When can I refer a student to Career Services?
    Our career development specialists have the training and skills to support you as you work with students making career-related decisions. In addition to counseling, our counselors often use career assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory, and the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey. Please refer a student to Career Services when he or she:
    1. lacks a career direction and has difficulty making a career decision
    2. has self-doubts or confusion, and lacks self-awareness
    3. loves the major, but does not know where to take it
    4. has a career goal, but needs help putting it into action
    5. wants to find an internship, job shadowing or volunteer experience
    6. is ready to start the job search, and needs assistance with networking, resume development, and interviewing


  4. Are there other Career Services events and activities?
    1. Fall and Spring Career Fair (participants include employers and
      graduate schools
    2. Majors Fair, Networking Events, Etiquette Dinners, Job Search Boot
      Camp
    3. On-Campus Interviewing (in which employers come to campus to
      recruit students)
    4. PSYA 194 Career Decision Making
    5. Electronic resume critique for students through Handshake
    6. Daily walk-in service for students
    7. Career Development Week (a celebration of career development with
      various activities and events)


  5. Are there opportunities for collaboration?
    1. Become a mentor to whom we can refer students deciding or changing
      majors
    2. Refer employers to (electronic form), so all students in your discipline
      have access to the position. We have an Assistant Director who focuses on outreach to employers
    3. Career Services staff are available to conduct classroom presentations on
      a variety of career-related topics. Call 314-977-2828 or speak to your career development specialist to schedule a presentation
    4. Work with our career development specialists to develop experiential
      opportunities


  6. How can I refer a student to Career Services?
    Our specialists are generalists, in that they work with deciding students and students from all majors and schools. They are also specialists, working with students from a specific discipline. You can refer students to our office via phone to schedule an appointment.