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Services for Seniors AND RECENT GRADUATES

Congratulations, seniors and recent graduates! Your hard work and perseverance paid off!

The Career Development Center is here to help with your Career Development needs. Please schedule an appointment with us to talk about:

  • Resume/Cover Letter Assistance
  • Networking
  • Job Search
  • Mock Interview
  • Graduate School
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Resources for Seniors AND RECENT GRADUATES

A collection of resources and services to help students and recent graduates succeed.

Student Success Guide

Packed full of useful information to help you navigate your academic and career success through college and beyond. Includes sample resumes, cover letters, reference pages and more.

  • How To: Writing a Resume
  • How To: Writing a Cover Letter
  • A Comprehensive List of Action Verbs for Resumes
  • How To: Mastering Interviews
  • Common interview Questions
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking 101
  • How To: Writing a Personal Statement
  • Preparing for Grad School
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Seniors and Recent Graduates Suggestions (Personal and Professional Preparedness)

  • Schedule a resume review with a Career Development Center advisor and get your resume employer-ready
  • Complete mock interviews and practice your interviewing skills
  • Consider a volunteer or a pre-professional opportunity to enhance your transferrable skills.
  • Attend networking events, hosted by the Career Development Center or your academic program and continue to make career connections
  • Attend events like Synergy and Scarlet and Gray
  • Wrap up the Cougars LEAD Certificate
  • Take the First Destination Survey and share next steps with the Career Development Center
  • Purchase interviewing attire (professional attire can often be found affordably at second hand stores, such as Goodwill)
  • Create and or update your LinkedIn Profile
  • Attend the College-to-Career Expo
  • Start your job search early in the semester
  • Consider Graduate school opportunities
  • Reach out to your contacts including professors and current supervisors for letters of recommendation.
  • Visit the Career Development Center Resources by Major and Diverse Student Resources pages
  • If you interned, share your experience with the Career Development Center by contacting careerdevelopmentFREESXU
  • Apply for graduation and meet with an academic advisor
  • Start researching companies
  • Find a mentor
  • Think about how classes have prepared you for your next steps and address these in interviews
  • Clean up your online presence (social media)
  • Do not compare yourself to others!

Career Development Center is here to help you. Please schedule an appointment if you would like to discuss any of the items above. Summer is also a great time to accomplish some of these suggestions.


Resume, Cover Letter and References Templates

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LinkedIn - Saint Xavier University Alumni Tool

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Handshake Employer Events

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SXU College-to-Career Expo

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