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Faculty News From Career Services


Volume 1, Issue 1: January 8, 2007
Volume 1, Issue 2: April 23, 2007
Volume 2, Issue 1: September 28, 2007
Volume 2, Issue 2: January 31, 2008
Volume 2, Issue 3: May 16, 2008
Volume 3, Issue 1: September 09, 2008
Volume 3, Issue 2: March 1, 2009

 Career Services publishes this newsletter three times annually to keep faculty abreast of the latest career news. We welcome suggestions on topics for future issues or feedback on the information in this issue. Feel free to contact
Kim Reitter, Director of Career Services, at or 977-2927.

CURRENT ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS: Volume 3, Issue 2: 3/01/2009  (printable version)

Helping Students Through The Recession
We have all heard the negative reports about the economy and loss of jobs throughout the country. While students may find it more difficult to secure employment, there are various things that faculty can encourage students to do to enhance their marketability...(Read more)

Students Should Start Now on their Job Search
In tough economic times, it is even more important for applicants to start their job search as soon as possible. How should seniors start preparing for the job search?...(Read more)

Career Services has more than 5,000 employers in CareerLink and posted more than 7,900 jobs and 3,000 internships during FY08!

Don't Cancel Class!
Career Services would be happy to come to your class to present on any of the following topics:

  • Choosing a Career
  • Resume Writing
  • Writing Cover Letters
  • The Successful Job Search
  • Deciding on the Offer
  • 1st Year on the Job
  • Personality Types
  • Successful Interviewing
  • What is Career Development?

To schedule a class presentation, please call Tanya Davis at 314-977-2828.

Referring Students
Mentoring Tips

News from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

According to Edwin Koc, director strategic and foundation research, at NACE:

  • The overall unemployment rate is likely to reach 8.5% in 2009
  • Unemployment for young bachelor's degree holders figures to go from 3.4% to an estimated 4.1%
  • The average age of the current work force is 41 (up from 35 in 1980) ... (Read more)

A January 2009 NACE study shows that new graduates must become the perfect job candidates

Merilyn Mackes, NACE executive director, noted that nearly 75% of employers stated that they would prefer to hire new college graduates who have relevant work experience ... (Read more)

Check out the latest CareerCasts, featuring short interviews with area professionals, interns, and SLU alumni!

Do You Know...?

  • Students often change majors and are indecisive about their future career?
  • Career Services helps with that!
  • Through career counseling and assessments, students reflect on and make connections between their interests, skills, personality and work values and a satisfying career path.
  • You may refer students to a career counselor at 977-2828.

Post your student worker position!

CareerLink can be a great way to post any job, internship or on-campus opportunities that you may receive. The database gives all students access to on-campus, full-time, part-time and internship opportunities and informs students about different careers. Register Here

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