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About the Department

The Career Services office primary function is to provide students and alumni with the tools to build a successful future that will assist them with their academic and career plans. In addition to assisting students and alumni in securing full time, part-time and internship opportunities, we support students and alumni by facilitating: resume workshops, interviewing resources, on campus recruitment and career fairs.

About the Staff

Shay Masterson is the Career Success Coordinator at Benedictine University Mesa. Ms. Masterson, who received her Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University in Women and Gender Studies and minored in History, taught Social Studies as a Teach for America corps member in New York City. After spending some time in the "city that never sleeps," she returned to Arizona and worked and volunteered in the nonprofit sector. She also spent time providing support and guidance to teens and adults seeking new opportunities in career and education through 1:1 coaching, facilitating workshops/trainings, as well as planning events.

Hours, Location, & Contact Information
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
225 East Main Street Mesa, Arizona 85201, Gillett Hall 133
Phone:  480-878-6713 | Email: smasterson@ben.edu

Internship Opportunities

BenU Mesa career services firmly believes that internships are the best way for students to get hands on experience in the career field of their choice during their time in college. Doing an internship during one's time at the University can open up doors to employment immediately after graduation and is a great networking opportunity to get one started down their career path. For more information on Internships at BenU Mesa, head to the Registrar's page.

Outside Job Opportunities

Just as there are chances to apply for jobs within the University, there are plenty of job opportunities within Mesa and the surrounding East Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The career services department looks to place students in these positions just as they would in internships or jobs within BenU Mesa. For more information, please contact Shay Masterson, Career Success Coordinator.

Benedictine Job Opportunities

BenU Mesa offers federal works study and student employment to all of its students. Whether working as a tutor, taking phone calls at the front desk, working in the admissions department, running the BenU cafe or helping out in athletics, there are plenty chances for students to find employment at the University. To view job opportunities at BenU, click here.

Tips & Resources

Below are links to resources and documents to help students through each step of the employment process, giving them the tools to be successful on the job hunt.

  • Resume Writing - How to craft the perfect resume to grab an employer's attention.
  • Cover Letters - What is a cover letter and how to write one that will help you grab your choice of employment.
  • Interviewing - What goes into the interviewing process as well as the do's and don't's of a good interview.
  • LinkedIn Branding - How to build a LinkedIn profile that recruiters and employers won't pass over.
  • Career Checklist

Employer Services

BenU Mesa offers a variety of ways for employers to connect with Benedictine students and alumni for valuable employment and internship opportunities.

Provide Internships, full-time positions or part-time positions to Benedictine students

Internship Guidlines for Employers

Recruit On-Campus

On-Campus recruiting and interviewing allows employers to meet with a wide range of Benedictine students in a private environment.

Job & Career Fairs

We host career fairs in the fall and spring to feature full-time career opportunities, part-time student opportunities, internships and volunteer opportunities. Contact us to be a part of it.

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Contact

225 E. Main Street in Mesa, AZ 85201
mesa@ben.edu  |  (602) 888-5500

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Upcoming Events

Feb
21
CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo
Mesa Branch Campus
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Details

CRS Speakers Tour Thomas Awiapo

Date: February 21

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Rob Curtis    (480) 878-6720    rcurtis@ben.edu

Event Description:

BenU Mesa will be hosting Thomas Awiapo, a Ghanan native and recipient of assistance from Catholic Relief Services. Mr. Awiapo was orphaned at an early age, and it was through Catholic Relief Services that he was given a hand up out of poverty. He is now a speaker sharing his story with anyone who will listen. 

This event is sponsored by the Diocese of Phoenix and Catholic Relief Services.

Feb
21
Adult Undergraduate Information Session - Arizona
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM
Event Details

Adult Undergraduate Information Session - Arizona

Date: February 21

Time: 12:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew    630-829-6375    adrew@ben.edu

Feb
22
Freshmen Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshmen Fridays

Date: February 22

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

Mar
1
Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: March 01

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504    adaniels@ben.edu

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa.

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

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