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SLU doesn’t just prepare its graduates for fruitful careers. From connecting you to interview experts to helping you network, your alma mater is here to help you start, change or advance your professional path.

Did you know that as a SLU grad, you have professional development benefits for life? Whether you need career counseling, help writing your résumé or want to polish your interviewing skills, the Office of Alumni Engagement will connect you to campus resources that help you advance professionally. To get started, contact Amanda Hente at amanda.b.hente@slu.edu or 314-977-2564. You can also join our alumni professional development group on LinkedIn.

 

SLU Connections

There’s nothing like career advice from someone who’s been there – and it’s even better when that advice comes from a Billiken.

Students in SLU's Career Center.

SLU Connections offers online career guidance to students, alumni, faculty, staff and parents.

If you’d like professional guidance from fellow Billikens further along the career path or are interested in giving the next generation the advice you wish you’d had, check out SLU Connections, our new and improved online career advising program.

Learn more about SLU Connections

 

Professional Development Webinars

This free professional development webinar series will provide you with the tools you need to achieve your goals.

Career Services Benefits: What Can SLU Do For You?

You have career benefits through SLU for life. Join us as we discuss what those benefits are and how you can take advantage of SLU's Career Services as alumni.

Speaker: Cori Wagner, SLU Career Counselor

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Networking and Branding

Being able to effectively communicate your personal brand is the first step in networking. This webinar discusses how to build and maintain your network and personal brand. Topics include the importance of networking, how to represent your best and professional self, professionalism in interactions, and follow-up etiquette.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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Résumé and Cover Letters

Do you want to learn how to make your documents stand out to an employer? On average, an employer initially scans a résumé for just 20 to 30 seconds. Here, we discuss effective tips and suggestions for how to make your résumé effective for the job search.

Speaker: Diane Devine, SLU Career Counselor (A&S '00)

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Ethical Leadership


Learn how you can bring SLU's mission and Jesuit tradition into your career, translating these values into action.

Speaker: Beth-Anne Yakubu, Executive Director, Emerson Leadership Institute at Saint Louis University (CSB '09)

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Career Exploration: Re-transitioning

It's not unusual to ask “Am I too late?" or "Where do I want to go next?" when exploring a first, second, third or even fourth career. This webinar is designed to give you successful strategies for effectively exploring your career interests and transition into your next opportunity. You will learn about yourself, the world of work, goal-setting and how to effectively research your career interests.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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Interviewing 101
 

Need help selling yourself in an interview? This webinar will discuss one of the final steps in the job search process: interviewing. Topics will include what to expect before, during and after an interview, how to prepare, practice and perform, types of interviews and questions, professional attire, and follow-up etiquette.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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The Importance of "Being," Professionally and Personally

Professionally and personally, we are all being pushed to do more, achieve more and be more ‘successful.’ We know this way of engaging in the world takes a significant toll mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We explore underlying motivations that drive us to be busy, begin to assess our overall well-being, discuss simple tools to help us take a step back in order to step forward and develop a blueprint to help orient us to next steps we can take, professionally and personally.

Speaker: Lubna Somjee, Ph.D. (A&S '93)

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Developing and Leading High Performance Teams 

The key to organizational success is dependent upon harnessing the power of teams. This webinar will help you to develop the skills and tools needed to maximize the potential of diverse teams in order to increase productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.

Speaker: William M. Klepper, Ph.D. (A&S '66, Grad Ed. '67, Grad '75)

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Using Social Media In Your Job Search

This webinar will discuss the social media platforms that are most commonly used by recruiters as well as how job seekers should utilize each platform to positively market themselves and search for job opportunities. Job seekers should walk away with knowing the proper social media etiquette that is required to have a successful job search.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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Top 10 Ways to Scare An Employer During the Job Search
 

Don't make these common mistakes that could scare away future employers.

Speaker: Diane Devine, SLU Career Counselor (A&S '00)

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Navigating the Glass and Concrete Ceiling

Now, more than ever, companies are talking about the importance of gender and race equity in the workplace. However, progress remains slow and women continue to face significant barriers. This webinar will cover some initial tools women, allies and leadership can use in order to address the glass and concrete ceiling.

Speaker: Lubna Somjee, Ph.D. (A&S '93)

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Multiple Generations at Work

Join us as we discuss how each generation can bring different strengths to your team and workplace. Please keep in mind that these are generalizations.

Speaker: Diane Devine, SLU Career Counselor (A&S ’00)

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Phone and Video Interviewing

Join us to learn more about best practices for phone and video interviewing.

Speaker: Ahmar Ursani, SLU Career Counselor

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Salary Negotiation: Effective Tips for a Productive Conversation

Salary negotiation can be one of the most stressful parts of the job search process. Join us for some insight on how to prepare for and get the most out of a salary negotiation conversation. 

Speakers: Eliza Angarano, SLU Career Counselor and Cori Wagner, SLU Career Counselor

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Corporate Connections

SLU can come to you: Network with the fellow Billikens among your colleagues and University faculty and staff by hosting a Corporate Connections event. The Office of Alumni Engagement will assist with hosting a convenient reception at your company. For more information, contact Amanda Hente at amanda.b.hente@slu.edu or 314-977-2564.