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Career Services

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CSB Center
320-363-5707
Academic Services Building
St. Joseph, MN, 56374

SJU Center
320-363-3236
Mary Hall #10
Collegeville, MN, 56321

Mission

Career Services mission is to empower students and recent graduates to explore and translate their liberal arts education and achieve their post graduate career goals.

Individuals come to college with dreams, expectations from others, work experiences and ideas about the future. The Career Planning Guide provides a framework for you to actively engage in your academic and career development. It is typical to move back and forth between steps while clarifying and reaching your goals. The Career Professionals (masters level training in career counseling/education) and Career Assistants (trained student paraprofessionals) look forward to working with you.

Explore. Do. Connect.

It's all about YOU

  • Take classes to explore possible majors; be open to new areas of interest.
  • Engage in self exploration and connect to your academic/career goals.
  • Meet with a Career Professional to complete and reflect on activities that relate to your values, interests, and goals.
  • Research majors and related career options.
  • Attend career events to discover possibilities that fit your values, interests and goals. 
  • Build a relationship with your first-year seminar instructor.
  • Learn how your liberal arts education relates to career options.
  • Visit the Alum Profiles to learn how CSB/SJU grads have connected their interests and skills to careers.
  • Stop by Career Services to work to transform your high school resume into a professional resume.
  • Project your professional self by building your E-link and LinkedIn profile.

It's all about YOU exploring

It's all about YOU doing

  • Meet with a Career Professional to:
    • Create a strategy for gaining related experience, maximizing your last two years and developing post-graduation plans.
    • Have your updated resume and LinkedIn profile critiqued.
    • Participate in a practice interview.
    • Learn how to articulate the value of your liberal arts education and transferable skills when presenting yourself to others.
  • Participate actively in Career EXPO and Fairs and meet with employers about internships and career opportunities.
  • Gain related experience and build your credentials through an internship, undergraduate research, fellowships, and service/volunteer experience.
  • Update E-link, apply to internships, and participate in on-campus interviewing.
  • Connect with campus resources to apply for experiential opportunities (Experiential Learning and Community Engagement, Center for Global Education,  McCarthy Center, Undergraduate ResearchMcNeely Entrepreneurial Center, and Competitive Fellowships and Awards).
  • Take an active/leadership role in clubs/organizations, class projects, and work/service experiences; reflect upon your experiences with career mentors and faculty/staff.
  • Continue to connect with alums/career mentors using CANE (alum career network), LinkedIn, and career events.
  • Meet with faculty to discuss and investigate graduate programs; learn about application processes and timelines.

It's all about YOU connecting and launching your career

  • Meet with a Career Professional to:
    • Implement your strategy to move forward with your post-graduation plans.
    • Have your updated resume and LinkedIn profile critiqued.
    • Discuss resources focused on employment/graduate school/full-time service.
    • Receive coaching on applications, successful interviewing strategies, and salary negotiations.
  • Discuss your goals for post-graduate opportunities (e.g. graduate school, employment, and full-time service) with faculty/staff and career mentors. 
  • Take an active/leadership role in clubs/organizations, class projects, and work/service experiences; reflect upon your experiences with career mentors and faculty/staff.
  • Update E-link, apply to positions, and participate in on-campus interviewing.
  • Participate actively in Career EXPO and Fairs and meet with employers about career opportunities.
  • Continue to build and leverage your career network using CANE (alum career network), LinkedIn, and career events.
  • Complete the First Destination Survey.
  • Explore your future involvement as a career volunteer.

EXPLORE. DO. CONNECT.

EXPLORE:

  • Self
  • Major
  • Career (Interests, Values, Skills)

DO:

  • Get Involved
  • Gain Experience (Internships, Summer Jobs, Volunteer, Study Abroad, Clubs/Organizations)

CONNECT:

  • Faculty/Staff
  • Alums
  • Employers (Mentorship, Programming, Networking)

Contact Us

Career Services

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CSB Center
320-363-5707
Academic Services Building
St. Joseph, MN, 56374

SJU Center
320-363-3236
Mary Hall #10
Collegeville, MN, 56321