Career Services - Beginning a Job Search

Career Services For Parents & Family

The mission of Career Services Office is to create and maintain an educational environment for students and alumni that 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 needs of the student.

Career Services offers internship and job preparation opportunities through workshops, webinars, and events. We also can assist students with career exploration that align with their values, interests, and abilities through assessments and one-on-one career consultations.

Your Lourdes student can utilize our office throughout their college experience. If you are interested in how you can help your student, take some time to view other parts of our website. Encouraging your student to be proactive early is the best way to ensure a happy and successful career future.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my student get an on-campus job? Do you help with off-campus jobs as well?

Through our online job board, College Central, there are many internship and job opportunities both on- and off-campus. Students will need to create their own login and can search postings based upon location, pay, and more. Visit the College Central site.

Will you help my student get an internship?

Absolutely! Experiential education is important in supporting learning outcomes and gaining essential career experience. Our online database systems of College Central, Career Shift, and Internship USA are just a few of the resources students can utilize to start their search. For more specific information, students are welcome to schedule an appointment with a Career Services staff member.

What can my student do with a liberal arts degree?

Liberal Arts degree graduates are always in demand. These programs require the development of transferrable skills, such as problem-solving, written and oral communication, and critical thinking, that are applicable to many work environments. It is an attractive degree to employers because of the dynamic nature of the education programs. Our Career Services office will work with students in liberal arts degree programs to tailor their experiences to match those of the future occupations they will find satisfying.

My student does not know what he/she wants to do. How can you help?

Most students begin their college career without an idea of what they would like to do in the future. In our office we can meet with students regardless of how far along in school they are to discuss how their personality, abilities, values, and interests fit into a potential career. Once a potential career has been identified, we will work with students to further explore their fields of interest through employer contacts, job shadowing, and informational interviews.

What is covered in a Career Exploration consultation?

Choosing a career path is one of the most significant decisions in life, but it is not one that should overwhelm the student. It is a process of self-discovery that requires time and patience. Our career services office will help students with understanding skills, interests, and values, utilize career assessments, explore and research occupations through shadowing and interviews, and help define target industries and markets.


Career Services
MAH 128A

Open Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Evenings by appointment