The mutual goal of both faculty and University Career Services is student success. By working together, we can ensure that the transition from student to professional is as seamless as possible.
Think of the path our students take to their professional career as a camping trip. Our faculty does an outstanding job of "filling the students' backpacks" with the knowledge and practical skills they need to thrive once they reach their destination. At University Career Services, we provide the maps and compasses, and serve as guides for students conducting their career exploration.
How can we help you? The following are some of the services we offer:
These are just some of the services we offer. Please call University Career Services to determine how, together, we can achieve student success. We look forward to working with you.
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Don't cancel! Invite University Career Services to give an informative presentation designed to provide your students with the competitive edge needed in today's job market.
For more information contact Natalie Storelli on the Queens campus at [email protected] or (718) 990-2103.
For presentations on Staten Island, please contact (718) 390-4438.Sample Topics:Please note that each presentation topic is a suggested area of concentration and can be tailored to your specific group's needs. The Career Center: Pathway to the Future
Become aware of the wide range of resources and services University Career Services has to offer, learn how we can benefit students in their freshman through senior years and beyond graduation.Need 'Major' Help: Choosing a Major
Students will learn about how to choose a major that's a good fit for them, as well as methods and resources for exploring areas of study at SJU.Internships 101: Maximize Your Employment Potential
More and more employers are creating internship programs geared toward helping students gain practical experience related to their field of study. Internships allow them to identify potential employment candidates. This presentation will identify internship opportunities and help students learn how to make an internship experience a reality.Job Seeker's Workshop: Navigating the Job Market
Students will discover the most effective methods of job searching, learn ways to increase job hunting success, discuss how to access a job offer, negotiate salary and focus on other strategies to help take control of their future.30 Seconds in Time: Competitive Resumes
A resume and cover letter are the first and most important pieces of information about a candidate that a potential employer sees. Students will learn to go beyond the basics to develop written communications about themselves, which will achieve the ultimate result - getting that interview!Effective Interview Techniques
Students will interview like professionals after discussing interviewing do's and don'ts, most frequently asked interview questions, and personal presentation. They will learn how careful preparation is the key to a confident, effective delivery which will yield employment offers.Professional Etiquette and Attire for a Winning Job Search
Did you know many jobs are lost in the first five seconds due to the candidate's inability to create the right corporate image? Students will learn how to create a professional appearance, make proper introductions, use table manners and adopt other self-marketing behaviors designed to increase employment potential.Prepare for the Fair
Many students do not know what a career fair is or how beneficial they are to all students regardless of major or class status. The value of a fair is greatly increased when participants know how to get prepared. In this presentation, students will learn what employers are looking for in appearance, resumes, interview skills and follow-up procedures.
Often the best, most inspiring advice comes from listening to the personal experiences of others. Communication with professionals can provide realistic information about career options, job responsibilities and employment conditions.
As a graduate of St. John’s University or an employer, you can serve as a mentor to students through a variety of programs. Mentors serve as a resource to current students and new graduates who are exploring career, internship and employment opportunities.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You can provide one-to-one mentoring, invite students to shadow you at your workplace, or serve as a guest speaker. A variety of mentoring activities are available to suit your interests and availability and you can control your level of involvement.
The St. John’s University Aspire Mentor Program supports ambitious students who are striving to reach their professional goals through a one-on-one mentor relationship. Throughout this year long program, alumni mentors guide their mentees as they work to develop career-related competencies, learn about their industry of interest, and build confidence in their ability to achieve success. Mentors connect either in person or virtually 1-2 times per month regarding the students’ progress toward their goals, and other topics related to their professional development. This is an opportunity to truly make a difference in a student’s life and help them to launch their career. Learn More
The C3: Creating Career Connections program includes three opportunities for students to explore careers with intent to equip them with the knowledge to make informed major/career choices. From Career Conversations (informational interviews) to Job Shadowing and Career Immersion, which match students for 1-3 days on-site, the program focuses on first and second year students. Learn More
@GetHiredStJohns is the official group of Career Services at St. John's University on LinkedIn. The group compliments the ASPIRE Mentor and C3: Creating Career Connections programs providing a forum for building strong student-alumni relationships, as well as peer-to-peer connections.
As alumni, employers and friends, we are asking you to volunteer to assist St. John’s students and fellow grads through the career exploration and job search processes. @GetHiredStJohns is not a job placement service. Rather, it’s an opportunity to for students to build a network of connections, to gather information about employment trends, job functions, salary expectations, effective job/internship searches, and the career paths of St. John’s alumni.
Joining @GetHiredStJohns on LinkedIn is simple: