Welcome to Spalding University College Central Network!
Google it. Look on Craigslist. Network.
These are all common phrases that people hear when they tell someone that they are looking for a job. Of course, you are welcome to use these options, but Google and Craigslist are never going to give you the personalized attention that your career counselor does. Google and Craigslist do not know you; they do not know your goals, strengths, abilities, and passions. We will. We know that seeing Career Development can seem overwhelming and you may want to go grab a cup of coffee with a friend instead of spending an hour with Career Development. That is totally understandable. The difference is that the time that you spend with us will begin a process that will benefit you for years to come.
“I don’t care about career development. I’m a freshman. There is plenty of time for that later.”
This is true. There is time for this later, but we begin helping students to reach their goals as soon as they begin attending Spalding. The process of career development is just that - a process. We begin that process immediately by assisting students with creating a resume and developing basic skills necessary for most jobs.
“Career development isn’t for me. I have no idea what I want to be so how can I need Career Development?”
This is the exact reason why you should be seeking career development! Our team will help you decide what major might be the best fit. Your counselor will help guide you through different career descriptions and administer career assessments to determine what might be a good fit for your interests, abilities, and values. This is a very collaborative process in which you are working closely with Career Development to help find your fit. We want you to be happy with your decision and we want you to feel in control of this entire process.
“I still have years left until I graduate. I don’t need Career Development yet.”
Many of the programs in Spalding require job shadowing or observation as part of the application process. This requirement is to ensure that students have some experience and exposure to the career that they are working towards. Job shadowing involves shadowing a professional in your chosen career field. This job shadowing typically occurs in the sophomore year. Sophomore year is a great opportunity to schedule an appointment with Career Development team, so that our team can help guide you through the process of job shadowing. Sophomore year is also when we continue building on your career development by reviewing online image and etiquette.
“I still have a year left until I have to get a job. I can wait.”
Junior year is crucial for students to seek out an internship. Spalding has established strong relationships with numerous businesses in the community and we are constantly seeking out new opportunities for students. As a result, we have extensive opportunities for students to make strong and long-lasting business relationships within the Louisville community. This is a great way for students to gain experience and to network themselves before the time to apply for jobs comes. One of our counselors can assist you with applying for an internship. This is also the perfect time for juniors to talk to Career Development about graduate school options and test prep for graduate exams.
You made it! You’re finally a senior! All of that hard work has finally paid off and you are ready to make a name for yourself.
This is where all of the time spent in Career Development really comes in handy. Your resume is prepped. You are well-versed in how to groom your online image and you are a pro at professional etiquette. You are informed about grad school and your internship is completed. Now what?
This is a great opportunity for you to hone your self-marketing and polish up your resume. You can also make an appointment with a counselor for a mock interview to make sure that you are ready to answer questions professionally and thoroughly in your interviews.
The Career Development Center provides this database as a referral service only and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted for legitimacy or safety.
Job seekers are encouraged to use their judgement when applying, interviewing, and accepting positions. Researching safety, wages, working conditions and any other aspect of employment is the sole responsibility of the job seeker (whether using CCN or another source). If you believe that a job posted in CCN is inappropriate or unsafe, inform us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.