Career Services

Resources to help students prepare, plan and carry out their career goals.

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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, Lutheran Services of Iowa and many more.

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)
    • Post and Search internship and job opportunities (College Central)
  • 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
Search jobs posted at Loras College
Post a career opportunity or search for open internships and jobs.
Straight Talk from a Duhawk

I am so grateful for Loras having such a wonderful CEL office. Thanks to everyone there, I attended a networking event – which led to a full-time position after graduation!

– Ellen Long

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"The Value of Attending Networking Events is priceless!"

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Questions? Let’s get in touch.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Jeff Roberts
Career Services Coordinator
jeffrey.roberts@loras.edu
563.588.7025