Vocation discernment is at the heart of our work. We support students' personal development as they explore how they wish to apply their gifts to make a contribution to the world. As students begin to articulate their sense of meaningful direction, we help them with their professional development so that they are able to communicate their value to employers. Personal and professional development is a four-year process.
This checklist provides students with everything they need to get started with using LinkedIn to build their profile, network with alumni, and search for jobs and internships. While nearly 2/3 of our SCU undergraduates have a LinkedIn profile, we find that many do not understand how to maximize the rich features on LinkedIn beyond building a profile. Share this checklist with your students.
Do you ever advise students who need help with their resumes? Check out our sample resumes online. We offer resumes for athletes and also freshmen, as well as resumes for science, engineering, performing arts, accounting, and non-profit. We also provide resumes for the graduate and alumni populations that we work with. While certain rules apply to all undergraduate students’ resumes (1 page, formatting that allows for a quick scan, focus on accomplishments and skills), there is also variation in what experiences students choose to highlight according to the field they are pursuing.
SCU Students Visit Video Game Giant Electronic Arts
We recently took a group of students to Electronic Arts’ corporate headquarters in Redwood City as part of a 4 week, High Tech Boot Camp program. Read More>>
Preparing Juniors for their Senior-Year Job Search
We recently promoted the message that juniors must begin their job search preparation now rather than wait until the last quarter of senior year when recruiting has already slowed down. Read More>>
The Alumni Association recently hosted their annual “Career Connect” to provide seniors the opportunity to network with alumni. Approximately 50 seniors attended and 25 alumni returned to their alma mater. Read More>>
Why do Employers Hire SCU Grads?
As a part of the Career Center’s grant-funded initiative to educate campus about recruitment and industry trends, we recently hosted an event for faculty and staff with a panel of 6 employers (Cisco, Blach Construction, Stryker, Accenture, GAP, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health) who target SCU students for recruitment. Read More>>
Students Respond With Great Interest to the Career Center’s Promotion of the iStart Strong
To help students make authentic decisions about majors, jobs, and experiential learning opportunities that align with their interests, we recently promoted the iStart Strong– an online interest assessment in which students are encouraged to attend an “interpretation lab” or follow up with a career counselor to make sense of their results. Read More>>