For more information about the Career Accelerator, please contact Julie Zehnpfennig at jzehnpfe [at]

The Career Accelerator program is designed to prepare St. Edward’s University students to apply for competitive internships and full-time job opportunities. Graduates of the Career Accelerator will develop the following:

  • An understanding of the components of and how to build a professional, polished, and tailored resume.
  • The ability to apply effective interviewing techniques to describe their professional experience and desired career objectives.
  • Confidence and tools necessary for effectively networking with career professionals, building their LinkedIn profile, and expanding their professional network.

The Career Accelerator is offered each semester, covering resume development, interviewing, and networking. The program is self-paced; participants should expect to commit no more than a few hours per month to completing program requirements. Students have the option of participating in program specific meet-ups and are encouraged to schedule 1:1 meetings with a career counselor to receive individualized assistance and feedback for each assignment.

Who should participate?

The Career Accelerator is open to students of all majors and classifications.

Program Outline

Module 1: Resumes

Students will work with Career and Professional Development to update an existing or create a new resume. Throughout the module, students will have access to resume development resources.

Module 2: Interviewing

Students will sharpen their interviewing skills by completing online practice interview exercises. Throughout the module, students will have access to interview preparation resources, including a guide and instructional video.

Module 3: Career Exploration

Students will develop LinkedIn profiles and learn how to use their profiles to connect with professionals in their fields of interest. Throughout the module, student will have access to LinkedIn resources.

How to Register for Spring 2020

Interested in participating with the Career Accelerator? Apply for the Spring 2020 Career Accelerator here

Career Accelerator orientation sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, January 21 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - JBWS 163
Thursday, January 23 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - JBWS 163
Wednesday, January 29 - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - JBWS 163

If you are unable to reach any of these sessions, please contact Julie Zehnpfennig at jzehnpfe [at]

Introducing the Career Accelerator Badge for LinkedIn!

Career Accelerator Badge

Upon completion of the Career Accelerator, students will receive this badge to host on their LinkedIn profile. By receiving this specialty badge, you are informing employers that you have completed the Career Accelerator.

Stop by Career and Professional Development to learn more about this specialty badge.