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Whether you're just starting to explore the connection between your major and a career, are looking for last minute tips on how to dress for an interview or have an actual offer in hand and aren't sure how to negotiate a salary, the experts at Saint Louis University Career Services resources to help you succeed in attaining the best internship, mentor relationship or job for you.

Career Services' Podcast: The Launch Pod

"The Launch Pod," a podcast produced by SLU's Career Services, features stories from the world of work and how to prepare for your life after college. Our podcast features career topics to help you navigate your own career journey. Guests include SLU students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as employers. Ready. Set. Launch!

Job/Internship Search Resources

Handshake: SLU's Job and Internship database

Handshake is your one-stop shop for all things career-related. Find job and internship postings, on-campus employment, and information about career fairs and other events. You can also sign up for on-campus interviews, view sample resumes and cover letters and more.

Current students can log in to the database using mySLU.

SLU alumni are welcome to access the Handshake database as well. To establish an account, email handshake@slu.edu. Please include your full name, graduation year and the email address you'd like associated with the account.

Interested employers may register and post positions for SLU students and alumni for free. For assistance, please contact career services at 314-977-5481 or handshake@slu.edu.

Join Handshake

BigInterview: Online Mock Interview Tool

When preparing for a job interview, it's not enough to only read advice you need to put that advice into practice! That's why Big Interview isn't just a training course. You'll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level. Create your account using your @slu.edu email address.  

Please visit the Big Interview student user's guide here:  View Our Student Guide – Big Interview

BigInterview

SLU Connections: Connect with Alumni

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 mentoring and advising program.

In this virtual extension of the SLU community, alumni, students, faculty, staff and parents share their knowledge and experiences with each other via individual conversations, discussion forums, and a variety of groups with shared interests, backgrounds and careers.

Students will be able to:

  • Engage in virtual conversations with and receive career advice from SLU grads around the globe
  • Build a professional network
  • Connect with mentors
  • Access job resources
  • Enhance your networking skills

Alumni, parents, faculty and staff will be able to:

  • Offer career advice to fellow SLU graduates or students, or receive career advice from Billikens around the globe
  • Expand your professional network
  • Access job resources
  • Enhance your communication and leadership skills
  • Give back to the SLU community

Join SLU Connections

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP): Supporting Candidates with Disabilities

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with highly motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

If you are interested in applying to the program and interviewing with a representative from WRP, please visit WRP.gov and click “Students Register Now!” to get started! Please use a computer or tablet and not a mobile device.

Eligible students must:

  • Have a disability and be eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority
  • Be a United States citizen or national
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree program on a substantially full-time basis OR have graduated with a degree on or after April 1, 2019.

Send any questions you have to career_services@slu.edu

Career Exploration Resources

Focus2: Learn Which Careers Match Your Interests

Focus2 is an online career exploration platform that guides you through assessments and results in possible matches for occupations and fields of study. Focus2 can provide you with tools to develop a career plan as well as gain insight about your skills, values and interests. Focus2 is just one part of your career development, so career counselors are available to review your results with you.

You can create your free account by clicking the link below:
The access code is: billikens

Create Your Focus2 Account

Returning users should access their account by using the following link:

Existing Users

Career Spots: Video Library

Career Spots' video library contains 58 job search videos, 24 internship and co-op videos, 16 career readiness videos, and over 550 occupational videos.  Check out this video on the importance of using Career Services during your time at SLU. 

You can access Career Spots videos in the resources folder on your SLU Handshake account.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Using What Can I Do With This Major?, click on your majors of interest to see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

What Can I Do With This Major?

International Resources

Interstride: Interactive Platform for International Career Success

Interstride is an interactive career planning tool for international students to assist with career exploration and enhance the job search experience.

Highlights of using Interstride: 

  • Real-time jobs and internship postings from employers that focus on hiring international students 
  • Resources to better understand the complicated visa processes and options 
  • Planning tools including checklists, webinars and workshops, and more! 

This free resource is available when you register using your @slu.edu email address.

Create an Interstride Account

GoinGlobal: Database with Guides for Over 40 Countries

Access international career and employment resources including worldwide job openings, internships, industry profiles and industry-specific career information.

GoinGlobal features more than 80,000 pages of resources including:

  • Country career guides
  • USA and Canada city career guides
  • Corporate profiles
  • A jobs/internship database

GoinGlobal is accessible through SLU Handshake.