LOYNO Master Plan: Career Development
Subject line: Dive into Career Development
Sent: January 26, 2022
Career Development Center
As a graduate student, you probably already have a vision for your career after graduation. The Career Development Center can help you turn that vision into tangible next steps. We partner with numerous employers to connect our students with career opportunities, such as internships, part- and full-time jobs. Students can learn more about these opportunities through our job and internship board, career fairs, and other career-related events. And when you find an opportunity that interests you, we’re here to help with resume, cover letter, and interview preparation. For a full list of services available to you through the Career Development Center, visit our website. We are excited to connect with you!
The Career Development Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., and we’re available by phone 504.865.3860 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can book an appointment with your career coach through Handshake or “stop by” our in-person or virtual walk-in hours on Monday - Thursday from 3 – 4 p.m.
Check the Job and Internship Board
Handshake houses a strong job and internship search engine for Loyola students and alumni to discover career opportunities. In addition to job postings, it includes:
- Your personal profile page to tailor toward your career interests and a space for your resume to be uploaded, so you can apply to selected positions with ease
- Events from the Career Development Center, such as recruiter visits to campus, career fairs, workshops, and many more resources
- Search features that automatically email you when a new position is open that fits your established criteria
- The Career Development Center’s appointment scheduler to connect with a career coach
Complete a Career Assessment
The Career Development Center offers several assessments to help students navigate the career exploration process. These vocational assessments indicate how your personality, values, talents, and interests can link you to potential career fields, and give you the tools to explore the various fields available. Below are some of the assessments we offer:
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can help individuals determine their preferences for how they perceive, interact with, and make decisions in the world around them. Based on the theories of Carl Jung, the MBTI is designed to help students work more efficiently in teams, better express their strengths and preferences, and establish preferences in an ideal work environment. The associated data collected from the MBTI can also help students consider occupational trends for their personality type.
- In addition to strengths and personality preferences, interests often play into career choices. Based on Dr. John Holland's six career categories, or Holland Codes, the Strong Interest Inventory provides insight into how an interest in sports, politics, music, or nature can relate to career options. The Strong also utilizes data collected by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide students with a wealth of information regarding their careers of interest.
To schedule an appointment and learn more about how to receive access to one of our career assessments, you can visit Handshake, call 504.865.3860, or email us at email@example.com.
Funds for Professional Development
In addition to the services through the Career Development Center, Loyola's Student Government Association (SGA) has many options to help you pay for professional development such as software, testing, conferences, or travel. Students can apply for a testing or a software reimbursement up to $100 per semester. Students can also apply for the Richard Franck Research Grant up to $2000 per semester. This research grant helps aid students to further explore their area of studies. Students may also apply for a $500 grant, as individuals, to attend conferences. To learn more about opportunities, please email SGA at firstname.lastname@example.org and explore the Graduate Services page.
Coming Up Next
This is our last LOYNO Master Plan email. We’re so grateful to have you as part of the Wolf Pack and can’t wait to see what you accomplish next. If you ever need to reach out to your admissions counselor, just reply to this email or give us a call at 504.865.3240 with any specific questions along the way.