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I am so grateful for Loras having such a wonderful CEL office :) Thanks to everyone there, I attended a networking event- which led to an internship at McGraw Hill Publishing- which led to a full-time position after graduation!
--- Ellen Long ‘(11)


We help students understand their career-related interests, preferences, strengths and values. Students are actively engaged in networking opportunities with various organizations and alumni and can attend workshops on resume writing, interview skills, simulation interviews, and job search strategies.  Many students have found that our career fairs or networking events have led to internships and, for some, job offers after graduation!

The outcomes are impressive. On research conducted on the post-baccalaureate destinations of the Class of 2013, 98.7% of the graduates reported being employed and/or continuing their education. Among the more recognizable workplaces were: Ralston Foods, Chicago Board of Trade, KPMG, McKesson, McGraw Hill, Wells Fargo Financial, Minnesota Timberwolves, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Make a Wish Foundation of Illinois, Major League Soccer, Smurfit Kappa, and Lutheran Services of Iowa.

What is offered?

One-on-One
  • Career counseling
  • Critiques of resumes and cover letters
  • Simulation interviews (for employment and admission to graduate and professional school)
  • Interest assessment (conducted by Counseling Center)
Online
  • Audio PowerPoint presentations (resume-writing, effective interviewing, and job search tactics)
  • Internships.com (Loras College platform for area and national internships)
Workshops
Offered various dates throughout the year
  • Internship and job search tactics
  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Effective interviewing
  • Make career fairs work for you
Graduate School Planning
  • Help with researching various schools and programs
  • Application assistance
  • Mock interviews
Networking
  • Using social media
  • CEO network panel luncheon
  • Young Alumni career panels (Homecoming weekend)
  • National Alumni Board luncheon (annual)
  • Past special sessions
    • John O’Brien (’84), President/CEO, Sales Talent Group, Atlanta, Ga.
    • Doug O’Brien (’88), Undersecretary for U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Bob Haag (’85), Vice President and General Manager Products Business,  Rockwell Collins
Employer Connections/Faculty Connects
  • On-campus Interviews
    • Evening mock interviews  for students in business classes by thirty employers
    • Employers that have participated: IBM, RSM McGladrey, Blaine’s Farm and Fleet, Eide Bailey, Prudential Retirement Services, Menards, McGraw Hill, and Eagle Ridge Golf & Resort
  • Career Fairs
    • Regional: UW-Platteville Career Fairs, Chicago White Sox Sports and Marketing Career Fair (May), UNI International Teaching Job Fair
    • Local (annual):  Dubuque Career Fair in collaboration with other area institutions
    • Statewide:  Iowa College Recruiting Network's Accounting Interview Day, Spring Interview Day, and Health and Non-Profit Career Connection
CONTACT US
Faye Finnegan
Internship and Career Services Coordinator
1450 Alta Vista #123
Dubuque, Iowa
563.588.7155
faye.finnegan@loras.edu


Jeff Roberts
Internship and Career Services Assist. Coordinator
1450 Alta Vista #123
Dubuque, IA
563.588.7025
jeffrey.roberts@loras.edu
 

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