For more information about the Career Accelerator, please contact Adrian Ramirez, Associate Director, at aramir21 [at] stedwards.edu.

The Career Accelerator is a program 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.
  • Awareness of potential career fields of interest.
  • 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, career exploration, 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 may customize their program experience by choosing from a variety of optional activities including one-on-one career counseling sessions, workshops, industry panels, and networking events.

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 learn about potential career paths by attending any of the numerous panel and recruiting events hosted by Career and Professional Development each academic year. Please visit the Career and Professional Development Calendar of Events for examples of employer-specific events hosted each semester.

Module 4: Networking

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 Fall 2019

Interested in participating with the Career Accelerator? Apply for the Fall 2019 Career Accelerator here

Career Accelerator orientation sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, August 28 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - JBWS 180
Wednesday, September 4 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - JBWS 180
Wednesday, September 11 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - JBWS 180

If you are unable to reach any of these sessions, please contact Adrian Ramirez at aramir21 [at] stedwards.edu.

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 and are prepared to begin the interview process with them.

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