Loyola College Graduate Programs
The Career Center offers all graduate students in Loyola College of Arts and Sciences a range of career resources designed to support and develop lifelong career management skills. Whether you are pursuing a new full-time job, looking to advance in your own field, or making a career change, The Career Center has services geared to facilitate the process.
Individualized Career Consulting
Students may set appointments with a graduate career consultant to receive one-on-one guidance for any career-related concern(s). Individual consultations range from resume critiques and interviewing skills, to job search strategies and career management. Work with a career consultant to determine your needs and desired outcomes.
For inquiries, contact Catherine Aldecoa, Assistant Director Graduate Students/Alumni, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-Assessment and Reflection
Personal career assessment resources are available to give students both the tools and the occasion for reflection to understand oneself more deeply and assess the goodness-of-fit with career paths and organizational settings. This insight is critical in evaluating opportunities, and making better career decisions.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
The SII is based on the idea that individuals are more satisfied and productive when they work in jobs that they find interesting and when they work with people who have similar interests. The SII takes about 25 minutes to complete and contains 317 items that measure your interests in a wide range of occupations, occupational activities, hobbies, leisure activities, and types of people. An appointment with a career consultant is required.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
One of the most popular personality assessments, this tool helps you realize your individual personality type and can help point you in some possible career directions. An appointment with a career consultant is required.
Job Search Skills and Techniques
Working one-on-one with a career consultant can help you develop a job search strategy and career action plan to meet your goals. Start with these 4 Steps when launching your effective job search in combination with the below resources. Also, click here to view the upcoming on-campus career fairs, and to see a list of career fairs sponsored by local universities.
Resume Development and Critiques
Through individual appointments, career consultants can assist you in developing a resume that is clear and targeted to the position you are seeking. In addition, we provide resume and cover-letter critiques for job-seekers who wish to have an “extra set of eyes” view their correspondence before sending it to prospective employers. For an individual appointment, or to have your employment correspondence critiqued, please contact The Career Center.
How to write an experienced resume - including sample resumes per program (PDF)
Learn how to put your best foot forward by practicing your interview techniques with a career consultant. Graduate students and alumni may meet with a consultant to discuss interview scenarios, or they may wish to conduct a mock interview in order to practice in a more formal setting. To schedule an individual appointment or mock interview, please contact The Career Center.
Online Job Search Resources
You can upload resumes and cover letters, publish resumes for employer viewing, select on-campus interview times (as part of the On-Campus Recruitment Program) and search for jobs, internships and employer contact information. You can also register to attend employer presentations through HireLOYOLA. For a review of how to navigate HireLOYOLA, click here.
Resources by graduate program:
Alumni Career Network (ACN)
A network of approximately 1,200 alumni volunteers who serve as career resources for fellow alumni and current students. Alumni can offer perspectives on industries and functional areas; provide guidance with the graduate school search and application process; knowledge of hiring resources within their fields/organizations; and provide advice and assistance to job seekers. You can access the ACN through HireLOYOLA.
In addition to serving as Loyola's on-campus recruiting tool, HireLOYOLA houses a contact database with more than 1,500 employers. Students and alumni may utilize HireLOYOLA both to browse job postings and to contact employers within their field of interest.
Whether you are getting started or expanding your use of LinkedIn, refer to the resources provided by LinkedIn, which cover topics ranging from "tailoring your profile to your goals" to "building your professional brand".
Online Alumni Community
Visit the Online Community of Loyola Alumni, whether you are an alumnus or graduate student, for a list of upcoming networking events.