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Career & Personal Development

The Office of Career and Personal Development takes a customized approach to the services it offers to students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff — helping these valuable members of the Benedictine community to thrive.

Upcoming Career & Personal Development Events
(Click on the event for more details and registration information)
For a list of all upcoming events CLICK HERE

Resume Workshop

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Goodwin Hall - Room 217

CCCI CareerFest

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Moraine Valley Community College

The Menta Group

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Goodwin Hall - 2nd Floor


February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online/Virtual Event

Resume Workshop

February 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Goodwin Hall - Room 216

Resume Workshop

March 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Goodwin Hall - Room 216

Walk-In Schedule

In-Person Walk-In Hours – Goodwin 214

Starting Feb. 13 – Walk-Ins with the Career Peer Educator, Madeline, and Graduate Assistant, Neha

Mondays and Wednesdays – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with Neha

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with Madeline

During our walk-in hours, drop by and visit with Career Advisors, Career Peer Educators, and Graduate Assistants face-to-face or virtually to receive assistance on your resume or cover letter, or to ask career questions.  Students will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. The approximate time dedicated to each student is 20 minutes. If more time is required to assist you, an appointment will need to be scheduled outside of walk-in hours.


Appointments may be conducted in-person (Goodwin 214) or online (Zoom). You may schedule an appointment with a career advisor by emailing the department at [email protected]. Or self-schedule your appointment through Career Connect.


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Contact Information for our Staff:

Matthew Johnson | Director | [email protected]
Melissa Mouhelis | Associate Director [email protected]
Lee Cruz | Internship & Career Advisor | [email protected]
Lynne Schrott | Coordinator [email protected]
Neha Akula | Graduate Assistant | [email protected]
Madeline Saunders | Career Peer Educator (CPE) | [email protected]

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Current Students + Alumni

We work closely with students and alumni to understand their career goals and provide individualized guidance on how to achieve them.

We view career development as part of the academic process. We help students with key career readiness skills so they’re armed with the tools they need to meet or exceed their goals. We do this by:

  • Facilitating an understanding of self including passions, values, interests, strengths, skills and goals.
  • Encouraging exploration and open-mindedness to career possibilities.
  • Providing meaningful learning experiences.
  • Facilitating connections with employers and alumni that lead to mentoring relationships, internship opportunities and career opportunities.
Student and Alumni Information

Employer Services

The Office of Career and Personal Development cultivates employer partnerships — helping to connect Benedictine candidates with jobs and internships. We maintain close communication with our employer partners to ensure we have a firm understanding of the opportunities these potential employees offer and what qualifications they are seeking for those positions, so we can advise students accordingly.

Click here for more information on Employer Services
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Faculty and Staff

We collaborate with faculty and staff to equip students with tools that will help them successfully attain the careers they aspire to. We do this by delivering classroom presentations and integrating career learning activities into the curriculum so that students develop skills in career exploration, resume writing, interviewing, networking, marketing themselves, and internship and job searching.

To request a classroom presentation on a career topic, please click here to complete our form


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Upcoming Events

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Matthew Johnson
Director, Career & Personal Development
Krasa Student Center 181
[email protected]