Career and Personal Development
Career and Personal Development
The Office of Career and Personal Development offers a variety of ways for employers to connect with Benedictine students and alumni for valuable employment and internship opportunities. See below for more information on:
*Please note these caveats: Commission-based positions must include a base pay. Positions that are 100% commission will not be approved for online posting or participation in campus recruiting. Positions with a base pay plus commission will be considered. In addition, we are currently unable to approve international positions. We reserve the right to remove an employer and/or contacts’ access at any time for any reason without notice.
Career Connect, powered by GradLeaders, is exclusive for Benedictine students and alumni with opportunities ranging from full-time positions to part-time jobs and internships. Find information on career fairs, networking events and more in Career Connect.
We provide job search assistance to Benedictine University students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time and internship positions. Benedictine is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Therefore, our 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.
Ready to connect? Employers can post positions after creating a registration, following the link below. Company profiles as well as posted positions will be reviewed and approved by Career Development.Click here for a Step-by-Step Guide for Employers Click here for Career Connect Employer Registration
On-Campus interviewing and recruiting allows employers to meet with a wide range of Benedictine students and alumni. There are several ways employers may connect with candidates:
To schedule an interview or recruiting session, please contact Melissa Mouhelis at [email protected] or (630) 829-6040.
Our office will be hosting our 1st annual Job-A-Palooza event Tuesday, March 7, where employers will have the opportunity to recruit for internships and full-time, degreed positions for graduating seniors and alumni in a traditional-style career fair format in addition to conducting 1:1 interviews with students and alumni. Space is limited for this event.
For more information, please email [email protected].
CareerFest is a large-scale career fair produced by the College Career Consortium of Illinois (CCCI) of which Benedictine University is a member. Typically held in February, CareerFest sees a variety of employers, from non-profits to government to private sector companies, and recruits students and alumni from all CCCI participating institutions. For more information, visit https://www.cccillinois.org/employers/.
Stay up-to-date on federal laws regarding internships. View the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s Fact Sheet on Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
An internship is a practical work experience that helps students bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work. It allows students an opportunity to apply the knowledge, theories and skills they have acquired throughout their Benedictine education, encourages them to develop professional skills in their chosen career field while providing valuable work experience needed in an economically competitive world.
Qualifications of Interns
All prospective interns have completed a significant amount of coursework and have the academic foundation needed to make a positive contribution to any company or organization. To qualify for participation in an internship program, all Benedictine students must:
Employers can participate in the Benedictine University Internship Program by posting internship opportunities on Career Connect.
Role of the Employer
As an internship supervisor, Benedictine University asks that the organization:
Obtaining Academic Credit
Students can choose to register and receive academic credit for their internship experience. Credit hours are awarded using the ratio of 1 semester credit hour per every 50 hours worked on site and may range from 2-6 semester credit hours with 6 semester credit hours being the maximum amount of internship credit that may be counted toward graduation requirements. To obtain academic credit, students are expected to: