In the liberal arts tradition, students at St. Edward’s learn to be well-rounded, confident problem solvers and communicators (writing, speaking and presentation) who can actively engage in teams and work independently. Their St. Edward’s experience prepares them to contribute their enthusiasm, diverse skills, global perspective and desire to make a difference to the success of an organization. It’s why employers continually seek out our students for internships and classroom consulting projects — and ultimately, as employees.
St. Edward's offers a variety of programs to help all students (undergraduate, New College and graduate) prepare for whatever field they choose. Our career preparation services provide students with practical insights, networking opportunities, and job-search skills and resources that guide them toward their most rewarding and meaningful path — be it graduate school or the workplace.
- First Year Seminar: Here, new freshmen get to investigate their majors and learn more about the careers in those fields. The seminar emphasizes the development of skills necessary for success in college.
- Career Planning and Management Class: This class is tailored to meet a student’s individual career needs. Students work on choosing a major, exploring careers, searching for internships and jobs, or planning for graduate or professional school. Students interview business professionals, research literature, and hone their job search and networking skills.
- Career Workshops and Events: A mainstay for all students and alumni is the wide variety of career-related workshops and special events held every semester: Résumé Writing, Interview Preparation, Careers in Business, Graduate and Professional School Admission, and a host of other topics designed to help St. Edward’s University students rise above the crowd in an increasingly competitive — and global — market.
- Internship and Jobs Fair: Each year St. Edward’s hosts several recruitment events that connect students with local and national employers. Two signature events are the Fall Internship Fair and the Spring Job and Internship Fair that attract more than 100 employers to campus. These events provide valuable opportunities for internships and full-time jobs with Dell, IBM, Office of the Attorney General, St. David’s HealthCare, Teach for America, the FBI, Consulate General of Mexico, Deloitte and other notable organizations.
- Job Search Support: Ready-to-graduate students can search the online job and internship database. Once you graduate, you’ll continue to have access to this valuable resource as an alumnus of the university. Students also learn how to build a compelling résumé and interview effectively in a competitive market.
- Graduate and Professional School Preparation: There are a number of services, resources and events available to students and alumni interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree. Recent graduates have continued their education at Harvard Divinity School, NYU, Stanford, Columbia University, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and others.