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:
begin a process of self-exploration, learning about personal interests, skills, personality and values
connect their self-knowledge to majors and career goals
gain experience through internships or volunteer positions
launch themselves into the job market with a comprehensive set of job search tools.
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:
lacks a career direction and has difficulty making a career decision
has self-doubts or confusion, and lacks self-awareness
loves the major, but does not know where to take it
has a career goal, but needs help putting it into action
wants to find an internship, job shadowing or volunteer experience
is ready to start the job search, and needs assistance with networking, resume development, and interviewing
Are there other Career Services events and activities?
Fall and Spring Career Fair (participants include employers and graduate schools
On-Campus Interviewing (in which employers come to campus to recruit students)
PSYA 194 Career Decision Making
Electronic resume critique for students through CareerLink
Daily walk-in service for students
Career Development Week (a celebration of career development with various activities and events)
Are there opportunities for collaboration?
Become a mentor to whom we can refer students deciding or changing majors
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
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
Work with our career development specialists to develop experiential opportunities
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.