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The Rizzo Career Center

Resources

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Here you’ll find a selection of internal and external resources related to various phases of the career process. For guidance on using these resources and access to even more, visit us by making an appointment or stopping in during drop-in hours.

Career Resource Platforms

Handshake

Loyola is proud to partner with Handshake, the best-in class career services platform for job and internship postings and managing your career journey.

Loyola Connect

Loyola has partnered with PeopleGrove to develop a custom, Loyola-only career networking platform. Nearly 5,500 students, alumni, and friends of the University are registered and connect around career topics.

Big Interview

Loyola is proud to partner with Big Interview to make their proven, step-by-step system of interview prep and practice available to Loyola students. The platform combines expert video lessons and an interactive interview practice tool to help you compete for the most coveted internships and jobs.

If you have issues accessing certain content or if you have technical questions, reach out to the Rizzo Career Center at thecareercenter@loyola.edu or 410-617-2232 and a member our team will be happy to assist you in-person. Remember, do not share personally identifiable information (such as birthday, address, phone number) in recorded videos.

Career Topic Guides

Several of the following topics include select videos from extensive courses on LinkedIn Learning that you have access to with your Loyola credentials. Learn more about Loyola's LinkedIn Learning account.

Curriculum Vita (CV)

Understand the difference between a CV and a resume, and how to construct a curriculum vita.

Cover Letters

Learn what to include and how to organize an effective cover letter. 

Maximizing Your Internship

Pick up some tips on how to make the most out of your internship experience, and turning this into a full-time job opportunity.

Career Exploration Resources

  • Explore career options by major
  • Consider a National Fellowship to get experience and test out potential careers
  • Join Pathfinders - a career exploration and discernment group for sophomores
  • Like to journal? Answer one question a day that can lead to more career clarity!
  • Peak Moment Analysis - Think of a time or experience where you have lost all sense of time to help define the conditions in which you thrive. (Adapted from Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett & Dave Evans)
  • Good Time Journal - Discover what brings you joy by assessing your own energy and engagement! Follow this guide for directions. (Adapted from Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett & Dave Evans)

Career Assessments

  • Take a career assessment like the Strong Interest Inventory or the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator if you aren't sure where to begin

Interview Resources

Learn how to best describe your experience in an interview. Being able to effectively illustrate your skills and your value is key to landing that next career opportunity.

Need a quiet space to conduct a virtual interview? Reserve a Huddle Room at the Rizzo Career Center

Guide to Networking and Informational Interviews

Establishing and nurturing professional relationships is integral to your career journey, and isn't limited to just gathering business cards for possible job opportunities.

In need of business cards? You can order personalized, Loyola-branded business cards ($6) through The Bridge. Orders take approximately 7-10 business days, and you will be notified when they are ready to pick up at the Rizzo Career Center (shipping is not available at this time).

Building Your Brand Online

Social media can be a powerful tool in showcasing your value to an employer. If you aren't leveraging your online presence to illustrate your passions, goals, and values, you are missing out on a great opportunity to show employers what makes you unique!

Graduate School

We can help you with the graduate school process from selecting a program, to writing a personal statement, to acing the interview.

Finding Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Focused Employers

If working for an employer who values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a priority, be sure to do your research. Explore company websites for their mission, corporate values, and if they have any DEI initiatives in place. Investigate if they have an office or staff members focused on DEI issues and if they offer identity-based employee resource or affinity groups. You can also do a deeper dive into their social media or donations. Reference this guide on Assessing a Company's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

One of the best ways to get a sense of the culture and commitment to DEI in action within an organization is to reach out to current employees on LinkedIn by searching the company name and clicking the tab to see the people who work there – you might even see another Greyhound!

ChatGPT & AI

The Rizzo Career Center encourages students and alums to critically examine the benefits and hazards of generative AI. These tools can add efficiency to your career journey, but they should never replace the critical thinking and communication skills you develop as a Loyola Greyhound. Learn more about our AI tips, considerations, and suggested prompts.

Community-Based Resources

How well an organization values who we are and the communities we belong to drastically shapes our career satisfaction. There are numerous companies who seek to recruit and develop talent from various communities in order to strengthen their team. There are also a multitude of professional organizations and non-profits specifically geared toward providing emerging professionals with resources and experiences in their field of study. Below are a sampling of such community-based resources as well as tips and guidance on how to find employers and organizations that promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These lists are far from exhaustive, but we encourage you to use them as a springboard for additional resources. Schedule an appointment with a member of the Rizzo Career Center team if you want to explore further opportunities unique to your own identities and interests.

While most resources are government or non-profit based, some are corporate-affiliated. Loyola University has no relationship with these corporations and makes no endorsement regarding their services. We provide them for information-purposes only.

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