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Career development is a journey. Wherever you are in the process — from choosing a major to considering graduate school — SLU-Madrid Career Services offers seminars and one-to-one coaching to help you develop your plans and achieve career success.

Career Services coordinator Patrice Burns.

Career Services coordinator Patrice Burns.

A career search starts with self-discovery. There are many paths before you to choose from. While it can be daunting, with discipline and effort you can position yourself to land a rewarding internship, job or offer for graduate study. Follow the steps below to start your journey.

Join us at a career seminar this spring:

  • Little Kickers Presentation – Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Internship Requirements and Opportunities – Thursday, Jan. 24, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Swiss Institute of Hospitality Management Info Session – Monday, Jan. 28, 2-2:25 p.m. in SIH A

  • Build a Great Resume  – Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1-2 p.m. in PRH 14 (bring your laptop)

  • Create your LinkedIn Profile – Thursday, Jan. 31, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Using LinkedIn Effectively – Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Internship Requirements and Opportunities – Monday, Feb. 11, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Using LinkedIn Effectively – Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Help Wanted: Writing a Cover Letter – Monday, Feb. 18, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Applying to Graduate School – Tuesday, February 19, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Universidad de Alcalá: Franklin Institute Info Session – Tuesday, March 5, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Alumni Roundtable – Wednesday, March 6, 7-8:30 p.m. in SIH Auditorium. Networking cocktail will follow presentation.

  • Build a Great Resume  – Wednesday, March 13, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4 (bring your laptop)

  • How to Get the Job you Want – Tuesday, April 23, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

  • Glion Institute of Higher Learning Info Session – Wednesday, April 24, 2-2:25 p.m. in PRH 4

Are you interested in taking part in practice interviews? Email Patrice Burns at for an appointment.

SLU-Madrid graduates succeed. Recent graduates work for businesses and organizations including the United Nations, Chanel, Moody’s, the Peace Corps and Hewlett Packard, and study at top universities worldwide including Columbia University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Johns Hopkins, Les Roches, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and Georgetown Law School.

Explore Your Options

Research major and career options that may suit you. Gain insight from alumni as you explore industries and sectors. Make the most of the resources we offer.

Find Internships

With a job search strategy and your résumé ready to send, it is time to start looking for internship opportunities.

Job Opportunities

Apply for full-time professional opportunities.

Further Your Education

Considering graduate or professional school? We can help you explore schools and programs and provide advice on applications, personal statements and recommendations

Launch Your Career

Learn about the working world, create a professional network and transition from college to career.

Career Services Coordinator

Patrice Burns
San Ignacio Hall, third floor
+91 554 58 58, ext. 241

Patrice Burns serves as the programs liaison and Career Services coordinator, helping students prepare for their professional careers via hands-on workshops and internship experiences. Prior to working at SLU-Madrid, she served as director of Foreign Languages at UW Milwaukee SCE and as a center director at Concordia University. She is a certified ASESCO coach.

She earned a bachelor's in communications and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin and a master's in Spanish from Marquette University. She joined the SLU-Madrid staff in 2007.