Info for Students

We're here to help

No matter what stage you are in your career, the Career Development Center at Saint Joseph's University is here to assist and support you.

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Our Services

The Career Development Center assists students of all majors and class years. Below is a list of our services:

  • Individual career counseling appointments (in-person, phone and video)
  • Lifelong career planning assistance for students and alumni
  • Mock interviews
  • Choosing/changing your major assistance
  • Graduate/professional school advising
  • Career assessments
  • Networking with alumni through SJU Connects and SJU Hawk Career Network
  • Full and part-time job and internship listings on Handshake
  • Career fairs, workshops and events
  • On-campus interviews for interns and graduating students
  • Job search/prep resources 

SJU Career Fairs

Save the Dates! The Career Center invites you to join us at one or more of our in-person Career Fairs in Fall 2022:

Science & Health Career Fair
Wednesday, September 7 from 1-4 p.m.
University City Campus

PT & OT Residency & Fellowship Showcase and Career Fair
Alumni Career Panel: Friday, September 16 from 12:30-1 p.m.
Showcase & Career Fair: Friday, September 16 from 1-2:30 p.m.
University City Campus

Hawk Hill Career Fair
Wednesday, September 21 from 2-5 p.m.
Hawk Hill Campus

Student Registration for all fairs will open in August 2022.

Get Started

Confused about your career path? Need help crafting a cover letter? Looking for a job or internship opportunity? Take advantage of our career services.

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Counseling Appointments

An appointment is designed to address all aspects of career development such as choosing a major, career changing, networking, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, finding internships and jobs and applying to graduate school. Please note that appointments involving assessments require at least two meetings. Log in to Handshake to schedule an appointment.

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View interviews with alumni engaged in career paths for insight into different industries and how to prepare for those careers. Get great advice from those who've walked in your shoes.

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Join Handshake

Handshake hosts various positions, including full-time, part-time, internship, volunteer/service and on-campus job opportunities. In addition, the system hosts on-campus interviewing opportunities with employers for internships and full-time jobs, as well as the ability to RSVP to career events.

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Virtual Services & Information

The Career Development Center team is here to support you using virtual platforms:

  • Meetings with a counselor: All one-on-one meetings with career counselors will take place on the Handshake. On the day of your appointment, log in to Handshake and click on your appointment to launch the video.
  • HandshakeResumes uploaded to Handshake will continue to be reviewed on a daily basis. All new employers and jobs posted to Handshake will continue to be reviewed and approved daily Monday through Friday.
  • Virtual Job Search ResourcesThe series includes a comprehensive virtual job search guide, exclusive virtual workshops, a collection of 2-Minute Tips Job Search videos and video library, made by our team, especially for Hawks.
  • Virtual Interview Guide: In this guide, you'll find tips to help you navigate the virtual interview, from how to prepare to follow-up practices.
  • Career Toolkit on CanvasThis toolkit is accessible to current students and includes instructional materials on the topics such as resumes, networking, career exploration and more.
  • careerhelp@sju.edu: Send us an email if you have quick questions for a career counselor; replies will be sent within 1-2 business days.
  • SJU ConnectsYou can still continue to build your network by using our virtual platform, SJU Connects. Review alumni profiles 24/7, and schedule a phone call with alums who stand ready to have a career conversation with you.
  • Career Development Center Social Media: Stay connected with us through our social media platforms. We'll be sharing articles, tips and advice often to keep you engaged @SJUCareers.