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 is the best way to ensure a happy and successful career future.
Here’s how we can help your student:
- Resume and cover letter editing
- Mock interviews, interview preparation
- Graduate school applications and interview preparation
- Major and career exploration
- Experiential learning: internships, job shadows, informational interviews, etc.
How can my student get an on-campus job? Do you help with off-campus jobs as well?
Lourdes University’s online board – Handshake – lists many internship and job opportunities both on- and off-campus. After students create a login, they can view job postings based upon location, pay and more.
Will Lourdes help my student get an internship?
Absolutely! Experiential education is important in supporting learning outcomes and gaining essential career experience. Lourdes’ online database systems of Handshake, Career Shift and Ohio Mans Jobs 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 the Career Services Office.
What can my student do with a liberal arts degree?
Liberal arts degree graduates are always in demand. Liberal arts programs develop valuable skills such as problem-solving, written and oral communication and critical thinking skills that are transferable and applicable to many work environments. Employers seek out liberal arts graduates because they understand that these graduates have completed a comprehensive education. Career Services staff works with students in liberal arts degree programs to tailor their professional experiences in preparation for their desired career path.
My student does not know what he/she wants to do. How can you help?
Most students begin their college career with unsteady plans for the future. Our office staff meets with students regardless of how far along in school they are. We discuss how their personality, abilities, values and interests can lead to a fulfilling career. We then work with students to further explore their fields of interest through employer contacts, job shadowing and information interviews.