One of the big goals of the St. Edward’s experience is to prepare you to stand out in the job market and pursue a fulfilling career path.
Our Career and Professional Development team is laser-focused on giving you the personal support, tools and resources that equip you to land internships, build transferable skills, make connections and enter the workplace or graduate school with confidence.
Below, we share a roundup of six career resources available to you. Whether you’re a first-year student or a graduating senior, we encourage you to make the most of them.
Career Coaches Help Jump Start Your Success
Did you know you have access to a career coach at St. Edward’s? Career and Professional Development’s team of career coaches specializes in each school and works with you to plan a career path based on your major. They help you navigate all of our career resources, such as interview prep, creating a resume and LinkedIn profile, graduate and professional school guidance, and identifying internships.
Coaches also connect you with two hilltop communities for support and networking: Career communities help you meet and collaborate with students in your academic school. Affinity communities bring together students with common interests, such as Latinx students, student athletes, international students and first-generation students. Schedule an appointment with your career coach soon.
Handshake Connects You to Your Dream Role
When it comes to online career resources, Handshake is a Hilltopper favorite. Handshake has the most job opportunities for students and recent grads of any job platform, and roles that are posted are specifically for students at St. Edward’s. Handshake is easy to use through the web or their app and gives you personalized job recommendations. Log in to Handshake now to complete your profile and upload your resume so employers can find you.
Career Tools Get You Interview-Ready
Are you looking to sharpen your resume or cover letter, practice your interview skills, research companies and salary ranges, or add to your skillset? Career and Professional Development has you covered! We host a wealth of online career resources — such as LinkedIn Learning, MyPlan, Big Interview and GlassDoor — that help you move ahead at every stage of your career planning. You can also use our Personal Statement/Resume Drop Off service for a review and feedback from a career coach.
Job & Internship Fairs Boost Your Networking
Mark your calendar, polish your resume and get ready to attend our job and internship fairs. Each semester, these events bring 150+ employers to campus. They’re a great way to explore jobs, network and discuss employment opportunities available now and further into the future. Our major job and internship fairs are held during the fall and spring semesters. You’ll see them posted on the Career and Professional Development event calendar throughout the academic year.
A Strengths Assessment Identifies Your Top Talents
Take your Clifton Strengths Assessment and schedule an appointment with your Career Coach. Clifton Strengths is an assessment that will help you identify and understand five of your top strengths, discover what you naturally do best and determine how to develop your greatest talents into strengths. Your Career Coach will review your personalized results with you and help you understand how to use your strengths in the classroom and beyond.
Career Support Is Yours for Life
The same online career resources you have access to on the hilltop continue after graduation. So does your use of the Munday Library.
One of the most valuable connections you can count on is the St. Edward’s alumni community.
• Explore some of our career resources specifically for alumni.
• Tap into the St. Edward’s University Alumni Association’s vast and active LinkedIn network.
• View our Topper Career Talks videos that give helpful pointers on a range of topics.
Our alumni family is here for you, while you’re on the hilltop and long after you graduate.