Career Development Center
The mission of the Career Development Center is to educate, counsel, and empower Loyola University Chicago students and alumni through their identity development and career-exploration process. We encourage the practices of personal reflection and intensive exploration of the marketplace through research and experience, believing that career satisfaction is born of an authentic understanding of self and the needs of the worlds. The CDC provides the guidance and resources necessary to facilitate this transformative process.
Resources to Recruit Loyola Talent
Whether you represent a Fortune 500 company with continuous hiring needs or a smaller organization with need for occasional hires, Loyola’s Career Development Center (CDC) can be your strategic partner and help you achieve your talent acquisition goals. At the CDC, we work to provide each employer with the highest level of customer service. Attuned to the world of work, the CDC staff consistently builds solid relationships with our employer clients that span the corporate, nonprofit, and government spectrum. We solidify these partnerships by visiting your office, meeting your staff, and gaining a window into your corporate culture to better service your talent needs.
Talent Acquisition Services
If you’re looking for current students, recent graduates, and/or experienced alumni, the CDC provides an array of recruiting services designed to showcase Loyola’s top talent. Our comprehensive recruiting service allows you to:
- Post unlimited job openings, internships, and volunteer opportunities free of charge on our web-based RamblerLink system
- Review résumé books that represent students from a variety of fields and majors
- Conduct on-campus interviews and information sessions; an information session can be linked to your on-campus recruiting date, or you can schedule a session separately
- Take part in our annual Job Shadow program, which past employers have lauded as a great means to identify future internship or entry-level talent
- Gain immediate access to our career fair schedules, on-campus events, and other outreach opportunities
To get instructions for creating your company’s RamblerLink account, posting jobs, and browsing résumés, visit LUC.edu/career/employers.shtml.
On-Campus Marketing Strategies
In today’s highly competitive job marketplace, employers seeking to hire the best and brightest talent should establish a strong and consistent presence on Loyola’s campuses. At the CDC, we understand that marketing your name, your brand, is the key to student awareness and making that all-important connection and lasting impression. We’re here to help make that process as easy and convenient as possible. There are many avenues to connect with Loyola talent, build your organization’s brand, and promote your job and internships on campus. These services include:
The CDC hosts University-wide career fairs for all majors in the fall and spring. Other specialized fairs include the Science Information Fair, the Communication Fair, the Education Fair, the Nursing and Health Systems Management Fair, the Social Work Fair, and the Alumni Fair. For a complete listing, please visit LUC.edu/careerfair.
Another opportunity to connect with Loyola talent is to reserve space in our student union via the CDC. It’s a great way to distribute information on your company or organization and speak with our students in a casual and informal environment.
WORKSHOPS AND CLASS PRESENTATIONS
As an employer, you are invited to help develop and facilitate workshops or guest lectures on such topics as résumé writing and job correspondence, networking, interviewing skills, online career research, and other job-search strategies.
During the year, the CDC hosts programs where we seek employers to help conduct on-campus mock interviews. This win-win opportunity serves as a means to help sharpen students’ interviewing skills and as a way to market your organization.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEET-UPS
An additional avenue to gain exposure for your organization is through presentations to student clubs, groups, or organizations. To search for relevant student organizations, see Loyola's Student Activities and Greek Affairs site.