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Career Resources Center

The Valerie A. Davisson Career Resources Center at Saint Louis University offers career education and personalized services to students and alumni of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business.

Undergraduate Students

When graduation day comes, the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business wants our graduates to walk across the stage with a diploma in one hand and a job offer in the other. To help undergraduates define and achieve their career goals, the CRC offers a range of student support services. 

Individual Advising

CRC staff is available to assist you throughout your program. Through personal appointments, CRC staff can assist you with:

  • Deciding on your Business school major
  • Building your resume with on-campus activities and volunteer work
  • Internship search and preparation
  • Networking planning and preparation
  • Job search and interview preparation

To schedule an appointment, go to SLU Appointments on your MySLU Tools page or drop by the CRC office (DS150).

 Job Search with Handshake

Handshake is a Saint Louis University recruiting resource that allows you to research company and career information, as well as view job descriptions and apply for jobs online. Registration is free.

BIZ 3000 Career Foundations Course

Every undergraduate business student will complete the Career Foundations course, designed to teach and develop the skills necessary for students to:

  • Identify and select an appropriate business major and career path
  • Market themselves confidently to build relationships, secure an internship and obtain a post-graduation position
  • Grow personally and professionally through self-reflection and experiential learning

Through online modules, experiential classes, event attendance and assignments, students will proactively build their career readiness and graduate with the skills for lifelong career development.

Internship Program

Internships are work or service experiences related to a student’s major or career goal. Internships allow a student to work in a professional setting under the supervision of practicing professionals. Internships can be paid or unpaid, and the student may receive academic credit. Completing an internship is one of the best career development experiences for an undergraduate student before graduation.

Steps to secure and complete an internship:

  • Meet with the CRC internship coordinator to discuss internship goals and opportunities. To schedule an appointment with the internship coordinator, go to SLU Appointments on your MySLU Tools page or drop by the CRC office, DS 150.
  • Respond to employer internship postings or contact employers directly to see if they have an internship opportunity.
  • Confer with your assigned faculty sponsor.
  • Formulate an agreement with the internship site supervisor regarding work objectives and performance expectations once you have received an internship offer.
  • Complete 180 hours total over the semester.
  • Earn up to three hours of credit when internships are formalized through the internship coordinator.
Networking

Building professional business relationships is important to any successful career. We facilitate many opportunities for you to connect and start building your business relationships while completing your business degree. As one of the oldest business schools west of the Mississippi, the Chaifetz School is highly respected and connected in the St. Louis business community.

We encourage you to take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • SLUvisors: SLU's Alumni Advisor Platform - get career advice and coaching from alumni, review alumni profiles and schedule a consultation.
  • Events: Every semester, we offer employer information tables, information sessions, networking events and career fairs.
  • Volunteering: We offer various ways to get involved in the community and on campus. Contact us to learn more.

 

 Graduate Students

Your success matters to us. We have the resources to help you achieve your goals. Take action today and find out how the Career Resources Center can help you.

Individual Advising

Your experience in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business prepares you for a variety of roles in the business community. Whether you are looking to make a career transition or leverage graduate education to advance in your current career, professionals in the CRC are available to support your career development.

To schedule an appointment:

MAcc students and alumni please contact Allison Roba at allison.roba@slu.edu.

All other graduate students (M.B.A., MS-AFE, MS-SCM, EMIB) please contact Molly Thompson at molly.thompson@slu.edu.

Job Search with Handshake

Handshake is a Saint Louis University recruiting resource that allows you to research company and career information, as well as view job descriptions and apply for jobs online. Registration is free.

Networking

Who you know can make all the difference in your career. Building professional business relationships is a core value in any successful career. There are ongoing opportunities for you to connect and start building your business relationships here at the Chaifetz School. As one of the oldest business schools west of the Mississippi, the Chaifetz School is highly respected and connected in the St. Louis business community.

We encourage you to take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • SLUvisors:  SLU's Alumni Advisor Platform - get career advice and coaching from alumni, review alumni profiles and schedule a consultation.
  • Events: Every semester, we offer employer information tables, information sessions, networking events and career fairs.
  • Volunteering: We offer various ways to get involved in the community and on campus. Contact us to learn more.

Alumni

Our graduates know that the commitment to excellence and success doesn’t end with a diploma. That’s why SLU offers alumni career management tools and services that are accessible even after graduation.

Through our comprehensive career services, we're happy to help alumni:

Develop a Career Plan

Take advantage of the career advisers in the CRC and University-wide Office of Career Services to create a job search strategy, refine your resume or improve your interviewing skills.

To schedule an appointment:

Undergraduate alumni, please contact University Career Services at career_services@slu.edu or 314-977-2828.

MAcc alumni, please contact Allison Roba at allison.roba@slu.edu

All other graduate students (M.B.A., MS-AFE, MS-SCM, EMIB) please contact Molly Thompson at molly.thompson@slu.edu.

Job Search with Handshake

Handshake is a Saint Louis University recruiting resource that allows you to research company and career information, as well as view job descriptions and apply for jobs online. Registration is free.

Connect with Fellow Alumni

SLUvisors: SLU's Alumni Advisor Platform- get career advice and coaching from alumni; review alumni profiles, and schedule a consultation through this platform.

Update Your Credentials  

Learn about the latest workshops and certificate programs offered by the Chaifetz School to help you gain additional expertise in your areas of interest. Read more about our professional development offerings.

Share Your Knowledge and Resources  

The Career Resources Center holds a variety of events throughout the year: panel presentations, fairs, mock interview sessions and round table discussions. The experience, background and insight of Chaifetz School alumni are an invaluable resource that helps our students develop. Contact the CRC at crc@slu.edu or 314-977-3824 for more information.

  • Volunteer for a panel, round table discussion or networking event for students
  • Sign up as an alumni advisor on SLUvisors: SLU's Alumni Advisor Platform- get career advice and coaching from alumni; review alumni profiles, and schedule a consultation through this platform.
  • Hire a Billiken: if your organization has a full-time or internship opportunity, the CRC can post the position or facilitate on-campus candidate interviews.