Saint Louis University Career Services helps students and alumni map their dreams, construct a plan and embark on a journey to career success.
We are here to help you begin a process of self-exploration that can help you better make decisions about majors and careers. Our career counselors can coach you on your job search, help you find internships and assist with applications to graduate school. We also hold career fairs attended by hundreds of employers and provide you access to useful tools like skills and interest assessments, on-campus interviewing practice, resume building workshops and more.
You can schedule an appointment with one of our career development specialists online through SLU Appointments, call our office at 314-977-2828 or stop by suite 331 on the third floor of the BSC.
You will be asked for basic information such as your major, if you’ve decided upon one, and what assistance you need.
For brief, specific questions related to resumes, cover letters or your job search, we offer walk-in hours Monday through Friday, 1 to 2 p.m. These meetings usually last 10 to 15 minutes.
Whether you’ve just arrived on campus as a freshman or are about to order your cap and gown, career services offers you a welcoming place to talk about your major choice and career decisions. And even after graduation, we’re here for you because our services are free to alumni.
Career counseling is a process that allows you to explore, discover and connect to career or major options through collaborative one-on-one meetings with a career development specialist.
These meetings can help you clarify your career or major path, identify career goals and provide support and guidance during your job search or graduate school application process.
Prior to your counseling appointment, review our four-year career development plan.
Career Development Specialists are available to assist you in your plans for the future, and all of the steps along the way. Make an appointment to meet with a career development specialist six to 12 months prior to graduation to create your plan of action:
You can also learn how to access reciprocal career services available from other colleges and universities located in parts of the country where you are interested in finding a job.
Career assessments can help you learn about yourself so that you can make more informed career decisions. The results of your assessment will not make the decision for you or tell you what career is right for you but can provide additional guidance. All assessments will be interpreted by your career development specialist based on your individual situation.
Call our office at 314-977-2828 if you are interested in taking an assessment. An appointment is required.
SLU Career Services offers the following assessments:
Career Services offers a one-credit hour class to assist you in the career exploration process. It is offered in a 16-week format during both the fall and spring semesters, meeting 50 minutes per week.
Career Decision Making is recommended to freshmen and sophomores who are unsure about their major or career direction. This course can help you:
Handshake is your one-stop shop for all things career-related. Find job and internship postings, on-campus employment, and information about career fairs and other events. You can also sign up for on-campus interviews, view sample resumes and cover letters and more.
Current students can log in to the database using mySLU.
SLU alumni are welcome to access the Handshake database as well. To establish an account, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, graduation year and the email address you'd like associated with the account.
Interested employers may register and post positions for SLU students and alumni for free. For assistance, please contact career services at 314-977-2828 or email@example.com.
If you have a webcam, speakers and a computer, you can practice your interviewing skills before stepping into Career Services for a person-to-person mock interview. InterviewStream webcam recorded job interviews allow you to conduct interviews and receive feedback from anyone with an email address.
You can access InterviewStream through the resource folder in your SLU Handshake account.
Access international career and employment resources including worldwide job openings, internships, industry profiles and industry-specific career information.
GoinGlobal features more than 80,000 pages of resources including:
GoinGlobal is accessible through SLU Handshake.
SLUVisors is an online mentoring platform that matches students with SLU alumni. SLUVisor mentors are available to help you with your career search every step of the way, from general discussions about career to interview practice.
Sokanu is an interests and personality survey that can help you identify potential careers of interest. As this is just one step in the career development process, it is recommended that you schedule a follow-up appointment with a career development specialist through mySLU or by calling 314-977-2828.
As a graduate of Saint Louis University, you may continue to use SLU Career Services for life, free of charge. If you're thinking about switching careers or just want to polish your job search skills, contact us at 314-977-2828.
We’re excited that you’re interested in recruiting at Saint Louis University and look forward to working with you.
We appreciate and value our employer partnerships with Trigen and Edward Jones at the gold level:
Cintas and ITA Scaling Tech are partners with SLU Career Services at the silver level: