The planning specialists at Xavier's Career Development Office help you through every stage of landing a job in your area of study. They utilize a targeted, four-year plan to prepare you for life after college.
- Evaluate your strengths and develop short- and long-term goals.
- Meet with a career counselor and utilize Xavier's computerized self-assessment system.
- Expand your information base about the working world through the Office's resource library and web page links.
- Learn more about various majors and how they relate to specific careers.
- Participate in one of Xavier's mentoring programs: The Executive Mentoring Program, which is for business majors, or the Xavier University Mentoring Program, connecting any non-business major to a mentor.
- Research careers through information interviews, job shadowing and Internet searches.
- Start to develop a resume.
- Declare a major.
- Build career and leadership skills.
- Consider postgraduate options such as graduate and professional school.
- Attend career fairs and workshops.
- Build interviewing skills through mock interviews.
- Get involved in career-related internships and volunteer work.
- Learn about other cultures first-hand by studying abroad.
- Develop a plan of action for life after graduation.
- Finalize your resume to compete in today's job market.
- Take necessary exams and apply to graduate and professional schools.
- Register for on-campus interviews and full-time employment opportunities through Xavier eRecruiting.