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. We are committed to delivering excellent career counseling and content related to your professional and vocational development.
As the University transitions to virtual classroom delivery, Career Services will also be delivering services virtually for the remainder for the Spring 2020 term.
Career counselors are available for virtual appointments covering any career-related topic (mock interviews, resume and cover letter review, career counseling, career planning, job or internship search, and much more). Alumni should email Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org the below information. Current students should schedule an appointment on EAB Navigate and add the below information to the comment section of your appointment.
Select your appointment delivery method and have the information associated:
- Phone Appointment - provide the 10 digit phone number you will be using. When necessary, phone appointments will be conducted via Zoom, but students can call in using their cell phone or landline.
- Zoom Meeting (voice or video) - the career counselor will email you with a link to the Zoom meeting.
- Google Hangout (voice or video) - provide your Gmail email address.
For appointments covering document review, please email your documents to the career counselor prior to the appointment.
Drop-in hours for document review and quick conversations will be available Monday - Friday from 1-2 p.m. Central. Drop-In hours will be hosted on Zoom. Please log into Handshake for access to the Zoom meeting: https://slu.joinhandshake.com/events/467121.
All presentations will be recorded and accessible on Handshake.
July 2020 - Virtual Career Toolkit Series
July 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. – Virtual SLU Tools
July 8, 2020 at 2 p.m. - Tips for Virtual Career Fairs
July 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. - Virtual Interviewing
July 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. - Virtual Networking: LinkedIn
Additionally, many employers are hosting virtual professional development events. Check Handshake for a list of all presentations: https://slu.joinhandshake.com/events.
Career Services staff will review resumes, cover letters, and other professional documents virtually. Feedback might take up to 72 business hours. Receive feedback through any of these options:
- Upload your document to Handshake and receive feedback via Handshake message and document review status updates.
- Schedule a virtual appointment and receive live feedback from a career counselor.
- Attend virtual drop-ins.
- Email your documents to email@example.com and a staff member will email feedback.
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.
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.
You can schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors online through EAB Navigate.
For brief, specific questions related to resumes, cover letters or your job search, we offer virtual drop-in hours Monday through Friday, 1 to 2 p.m. These meetings usually last 10 to 15 minutes.
The Office of Career Services is collecting stories of SLU alumni and students who are doing great things in the world. Please share your story with us, so we can share it with future generations of students who can go on to do the same.
Upcoming Career Fairs and Events
Explore Our Services
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.
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
- Gain experience networking with employers
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.
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 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 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
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