Mission & Outcomes
The mission of Career Services Office is to create and maintain an educational environment for all students and alumni, which compliments, enhances, and supports the broader academic mission of Lourdes. Career Services strives to be proactive in our efforts to assist students with their major and/or career selection, gain related work experience, educate/train in job search techniques, and processes utilizing a variety of tools, techniques, and resources that best fit the learning style and needs of the student.
According to the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, The formal education of students consists of the curriculum and the co-curriculum, and must promote student learning and development that is purposeful and holistic. Each program in Student Life must provide evidence of its impact on the achievement of student learning and development outcomes. Relevant and desirable outcomes include: intellectual growth, effective communication, realistic self-appraisal, enhanced self-esteem, clarified values, career choices, leadership development, healthy behaviors, meaningful interpersonal relationships, independence, collaboration, social responsibility, satisfying and productive lifestyles, appreciation of diversity, spiritual awareness and achievement of personal and educational goals. Learning outcomes for Career Services include:
- Students will conduct an effective job search using web tools and resources.
- Students will write a marketable resume and cover letter.
- Students will understand how to prepare for behavioral and typical interview question formats.