The Career Development Office at Benedictine University at Springfield offers services that are aimed at assisting students and alumni with preparing for future goals through exploration and the defining of personal and professional objectives. Our mission is to empower students and alumni to be active in taking charge of their career development.
We do this by offering services ranging from career assessments and career counseling, resume assistance, and help finding internships.
We are very proud of your accomplishments. In our continuing efforts to follow-up on your progress and better serve our students, we would appreciate your response to a brief 7 minute survey. Your participation is important for the assessment of our services in preparing students for success. Be assured that all information provided is confidential and no individual identifying information will be released. The survey can be completed online and submitted by clicking here.
We greatly appreciate your time in completion of this survey for improvement.
-- Adonis Fuller, Coordinator, Career Development
The Career Development Office assists students with applying for internships. Students may receive academic credit for participating in an internship. Policies regarding internships can be found in the internship handbook. Internship Handbook
Internships provide students with a practical work experience in the field they hope to enter upon graduation. Internships provide experience and many employers are looking for both education and experience when hiring. An internship experience allows students an opportunity to apply the knowledge, theories and skills acquired through their education.
The Career Development Office offers resume writing and cover letter assistance to all students and alumni. Career Development Staff can assist in making recommendations to completed resume materials or assist in the overall creation. This service is free and available to all students and alumni.
The Career Development Office assists students in discovering their skills and interests an important thing to possess when selecting a major. A variety of tools and inventories are available free of charge to students and alumni. Students can also receive information on majors at Benedictine University at Springfield.
The Career Development Office can assist students and alumni in finding job postings in their area of interest. Whether a student is in need of a seasonal position or full time employment, Career Services Staff can provide direction in the job search process.
Graduate and Professional School Preparation
The Career Development Office assists students interested in pursuing graduate and professional degrees. Career Development staff has access to a variety of programs and testing information.
Every goal should involve a plan and have a strategy to be achieved. Your career goals are no different and we recommend using the following as a guide for each year in your plan to being where you want to be upon graduating.
Post a position, seek students to hire, and offer internships.
The Career Development Office at Benedictine University at Springfield provides job search assistance to students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Career Development is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity: therefore, students are referred without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, or national origin. We also expect employers to subscribe to this policy and will not provide referrals based on discriminating criteria.
Post an opening by sending a position description to firstname.lastname@example.org, employers can also post openings to the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) Virtual Career Center. Students and alumni from the 25 ISCPA member schools can view and apply to positions through the site.
To view ISCPA Resume Books, employers must be offering internships and/or full-time, salaried positions requiring the minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Through the ISCPA’s Online Career Center employers can search an extensive database of resumes of students from the 25 member Illinois College and University Consortium. Once approved, employers may begin searching the resume database 24/7.
Internships provide students practical work experience that helps students bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace. Internships allow students the opportunity to apply the knowledge, theories, and concepts they have learned in the classroom. Internships encourage students to develop professional skills and provide valuable experience to their career development.
As an internship supervisor, Benedictine University at Springfield asks that the organization:
Employers seeking to participate in the Internship Program should:
Benedictine University at Springfield and the Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission have partnered together to create the St. Benedict Internship for Social Policy, a new experiential learning opportunities for our students. To learn more, click below: