Saint Louis University Career Services is here to help you begin a process of self-exploration that can help you better make decisions about majors and careers.
Career Services would like to make all students aware of the increase in employment opportunities scams. Nationally, career centers have reported an increase in the amount of fraudulent postings submitted through a variety of online venues.
As job seekers, please be cautious of positions that require you to provide money up front for a "start up" business; positions that provide you payment before any service has been rendered; and especially those that ask you to deposit a check in your bank account and wire money to an unknown individual.
Please know that our office is doing everything possible to try and ensure that these postings do not get submitted through Handshake.
If you are ever suspicious about a position located in Handshake, or any website, contact Karl Aldrich.
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 counselors online through SLU Appointments, call our office at 314-977-2828 or stop by suite 331 on the third floor of the Busch Student Center.
Scheduling an Appointment
When you make your appointment at the Career Center, 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 counselor.
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.
Job Search Assistance
Career counselors 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 counselor six to 12 months prior to graduation to create your plan of action:
- Develop a resume and cover letter
- Create a job search plan
- Participate in a mock interview
- Learn salary negotiation skills and other job search techniques
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.
Internship Search Assistance
Career counselors are available to help you as you search to gain experience through internships. Make an appointment with a career counselor to help you:
- Discuss an experience that fits with your career goals
- Develop a resume and cover letter
- Learn how to conduct an effective search for available internships
- Learn about the interviewing process and participate in a mock interview
Career Fairs and Events
- 09/122019 Accounting Pre-Interview and Networking Fair
- 09/162019 Health Care Networking Social
- 10/04Third Annual Health Criminology Research Symposium and Practitioner Day
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 counselor 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:
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
This personality assessment can help you understand your individual personality type and can point you in some possible career directions.
- Strong Interest Survey
This assessment can help you identify interest areas to see how they align with individuals working in various career fields.
This assessment can help you discover, understand and maximize your strengths.
Career Decision Making Course (AS 1840)
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.
This course is recommended to freshmen and sophomores who are unsure about their major or career direction. This course can help you:
- Understand the process of career development
- Gain a deeper understanding of your interests, skills, values and personality
- Learn about the world of work
- Familiarize yourself with career-related resources
- Gain insight into your purpose or calling
- Find assistance in career decision-making
Job Search Essentials Course (AS 3840)
Career Services offers a course to help you succeed in locating a job and gain essential tips on creating a career plan. This one-credit course can help you:
- Learn how to develop a professional resume and cover letter
- Create a job search plan
- Develop a thorough LinkedIn profile
- Gain skills in the interviewing process
- Learn how to negotiate salaries
Alumni: Once a Billiken, Always a Billiken
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.
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