Career Services is dedicated to supporting students as they prepare for their career pursuits by providing resources that enable you to:
- Meet one-on-one with professional career counselors;
- Explore various career paths and industries;
- Develop career readiness skills;
- Network with professionals and employers; and
- Apply for jobs and internships.
Additionally, Career Services partners with Chicago-area employers to help them recruit Arrupe students looking for employment opportunities. Jobs and internships are shared with students every week through the Career Corner newsletter!
The Career Club is offered through in-person workshops every semester. Those who complete the entire series will earn a certificate and a prize! Students can also attend individual workshops of interest if they are unable to commit to the entire series. The series covers the following topics:
- Job Search Strategies
The Career Club is offered several times each year, and students who register in advance can choose to complete the series either synchronously or asynchronously. Those who complete the entire series will earn a certificate and a prize! Students can also attend individual workshops of interest if they are unable to commit to the entire series.
Additional information about the Career Club and corresponding workshops will be shared via the Career Corner newsletter.
Career Services hosts a variety of career events throughout the year that bring together students and professionals. Many of these events allow students to connect with employers and recruiters to learn about job and internship opportunities!
- Arrupe partners with professionals and local employers to host career panels, information sessions/tables, site visits, and other events throughout the year. Information about these events is always included in the Career Corner newsletter.
- Employers that partner with Loyola post events on Handshake for students to attend. These include workshops covering career readiness skills, career panels to hear directly from professionals, information sessions about specific job and internship opportunities, and more!
- LUC offers a variety of Career Fairs that take place throughout the academic year, and Arrupe students are invited to attend any fair. See a list of upcoming fairs on the Career Services website and Handshake, and learn how to successfully prepare for a fair.
While enrolled at Arrupe, you are encouraged to start connecting your interests and skills to different career options. This type of reflection will equip you to select a major and prepare for your long-term career goals. Fortunately, there are many resources available to assist with this exploration!
- Career Advising
- You can meet one-on-one with a Career Development Advisor to receive guidance on exploring your career interests. You can schedule an appointment through Handshake.
- Career Self-Assessment Workshop (CSAW)
- The CSAW is a guided series of assessments that will help you discover key personal factors that are important to pursuing a fulfilling career. The CSAW is currently being offered asynchronously. To sign up you must meet with a career development advisor, who will provide instructions for the online assessments and then meet with you to discuss your results. You can schedule an appointment through Handshake.
- Self-Guided Resources to Help You Develop a Career Path
- Valuable Websites
- What Can I Do With This Major? helps you connect majors to a variety of career options and shares strategies to make you a more marketable candidate for the types of careers you want to pursue. You can access this resource within the “Career Tools” box on the LUC Career Services website.
- CareerOneStop lets you explore careers and see detailed information about different occupations including job descriptions, employment outlooks, typical salaries, education required, relevant skills, and more.
- Professional Networking & Mentorship
- Speaking directly with professionals is an excellent way to learn about different career paths. There are a variety of resources available to help you connect with professionals. Check out the Professional Networking & Mentorship section of this site to learn more!
Preparing for your career can feel overwhelming at times, and it’s not always easy to know where to begin. The Arrupe Career Guide was created to break down this process into specific, actionable steps. You are encouraged to use this guide throughout your time at Arrupe to make progress towards pursuing your career goals.
- Cover Letters
- Professional Correspondence
- Informational Interviewing
- Interviewing Preparation
- Job Search
Every fall semester, Arrupe partners with The Gray Matter Experience to offer a six-week extracurricular Entrepreneurship Program to students. During this program, students learn more about entrepreneurship and tangible practices to apply to future business ideas. These workshops help to inspire an entrepreneurial mindset and identify ways in which entrepreneurship can be used to build wealth for yourself and your communities.
Workshop topics include:
- Business 101 & Idea Generation
- Market Research & Target Customer
- SWOT & Competitive Advantage
- Personal & Business Finance
- Marketing & Branding
In addition to this program, there are additional Entrepreneurship Resources available to help you build entrepreneurial skills.
Additional information about the Entrepreneurship Program will be shared via the Career Corner newsletter when applications are open.
Federal Work-Study & Student Employment
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal grant awarded to qualifying students as a part of their Financial Aid Package. It is earned by working a job designated as a FWS position, which can be either on campus or through Loyola’s community-based work-study program. With this program, Loyola partners with non-profit organizations who host FWS positions, allowing students to have internship-like experience which leaves them feeling a sense of real contribution to the community. You can review more detailed information about FWS and Student Employment FAQs to learn more.
How Do I Find FWS Jobs?
Being eligible for FWS does not guarantee you will have a work-study job. You must search, apply for, and be offered a position to receive these funds, which are paid directly to students and can be used at your discretion. If you are eligible for FWS, you can search and apply for positions on Handshake. On the jobs page, you can select “All Filters” and then “Work Study” to see all available work-study positions. Some community-based partners exclusively hire Arrupe students for their work-study positions; these opportunities will always be promoted through the Career Corner newsletter.
If I’m Not Eligible for FWS, Can I Still Work On Campus?
Yes! Not all on campus jobs require FWS eligibility. You can search and apply for on campus positions throughout Loyola on Handshake. If you don’t have FWS eligibility, then you will only see positions that don’t require this.
Additionally, Arrupe College hires students to work in a variety of positions, more information about these opportunities will be shared when roles are available.
- Office of Student Services Student Worker
- Admissions Office Student Worker
- Math, Writing, and Business Fellows
- Orientation Leaders
- ACUNI 101 Peer Instructors
What If I Still Have Questions About FWS and Student Employment?
If you have questions about your Financial Aid Package or FWS award, contact Viviana Arellano, Arrupe’s financial aid counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handshake is Loyola University Chicago’s online career services platform which can be used to search for and apply to on-campus positions, internships, and entry-level jobs, register for career fairs and events, schedule career advising appointments, and much more. To access Handshake, visit https://luc.joinhandshake.com/login and login with your Loyola UVID and password.
Professional Networking & Mentorship
As a college student, one of the best ways to prepare for your career goals is to talk directly with professionals to learn about different careers and industries, receive valuable knowledge and insights, build relationships and expand your network, and more!
There are a variety of resources available that allow you to connect directly with professionals for one-on-one informational interviews and career conversations. Need help preparing for an informational interview? Be sure to check out our guide: Informational Interview Guide
- LoyolaLinked is a powerful networking and mentoring platform available to students, allowing you to build relationships with alumni and friends of Loyola who work in a variety of industries. This is all done through a convenient, user-friendly platform. Sign in and connect with professionals here.
- CareerSpring is a platform designed exclusively for first-generation college students. Through this network, you can understand your career options, learn how to pursue them with advice from real-world professionals, and launch your career. Sign up and get started by entering the passcode ARRUPECOLL.
In addition to these platforms, you’re encouraged to treat every career event – whether it’s a fair, panel, information session, or other type of event – as a networking opportunity! Attending these events is a great way to meet professionals and learn about job and internship opportunities. Check out the Career Events section of this site to learn more!
It is important to develop a professional resume to use when applying for jobs and internships. The following resources are designed to help you create or update your own resume. If you need assistance, please schedule a career advising appointment on Handshake.
Who We Are
Catherine Archer works with Arrupe students on career exploration and discernment, job application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.), and interview preparation.
A team of Career Advisor graduate interns is also available to meet one-on-one with Arrupe students.
How to Schedule Appointments
Students can schedule appointments with Catherine or a graduate intern using Handshake.
Drop-in advising with the Career Development Advising Team is available throughout the week. See the schedule and learn more about drop-in advising here.
Catherine Archer, LCPC
Career Development Advisor
Schriber Suite 115