Career Development  

The Career Development Office offers comprehensive services to assist students and alumni in developing, implementing and evaluating career and life plans. Our goal is to promote personal and professional development by utilizing a holistic approach to achieve their career goals, provide them with a foundation to become self-directed learners, and educate them through the career planning process. This mission will be accomplished through collaboration with students, alumni, faculty and employers and a commitment to empowering students and alumni to be active participants in their own career development process.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Benedictine alumni of the National Moser Center for Adult Learning, please join us...
NMCAL Wine Down Fri Oct 2014


New schedule for appointments & daily workshops!

DAILY WORKSHOPS THIS SEMESTER!

Are you looking for a job on campus or need help with your resume or cover letter? Attend any of our daily workshops during the lunch hour in Krasa 012 - Career Development Library and Technology Center, Monday through Thursday 12:30-1:20 PM. Bring a copy of your resume/cover letter (not mandatory). We'll also cover a wide range of topics in these EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS such as:

  • Networking
  • Finding an internship or externship
  • Informational interviewing
  • Job shadowing
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Personal branding
  • Writing your personal statement
  • Creating your LinkedIn page

Through these opportunities you will develop knowledge, skills, and experiences to complement and enhance your academic experience, and prepare you for your next professional step! Workshops are over for the Spring semester and will continue in the Fall. See "Coming Events" for special upcoming events and programs.

 

NEED ASSISTANCE WITH OTHER CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES? Stop in during our Daily Walk-In time slots!
WALK-IN SCHEDULE:
Monday and Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday and Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshops and Walk-In schedules are subject to change. Please visit career Development in Krasa-012 for updated schedules.


ADDITIONAL VIRTUAL CAREER CENTER THAT IS EXCLUSIVE FOR BENEDICTINE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI!

Starting Spring 2014 semester, Career Development is offering a new Benedictine University Virtual Career Center to all students and alumni! Upload your resumes for feedback, post your documents in the virtual career center, and apply for jobs & internships within the system. Employers and alumni are looking to provide opportunities JUST FOR BENEDICTINE STUDENTS! Be sure to register for this new, FREE service. Visit our Virtual Career Center page for more information.

Please keep in mind that since this is a new resource, it will take some time to populate job and internship opportunities. In the coming weeks, there may also be some user interface changes both on the student/alumni and employer sites. If you have any questions, please contact our office for assistance.


 

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Student Life
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Julie Cosimo, Ed. D. Director
Career Development
Phone: (630) 829-6040
Fax: (630) 829-6043
E-mail: career@ben.edu

Krasa C enter, Lower Level Room 010
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m