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SLU doesn’t just prepare its graduates for fruitful careers. From connecting you to interview experts to helping you network, your alma mater is here to help you start, change or advance your professional path.

Professional Development Resources

Did you know that as a SLU grad, you have professional development benefits for life? Whether you need career counseling, help writing your résumé or want to polish your interviewing skills, the Office of Alumni Engagement will connect you to campus resources that help you advance professionally. To get started, contact Amanda Hente at amanda.b.hente@slu.edu or 314-977-2564. You can also join our alumni professional development group on LinkedIn.

A Billiken’s Table: Alumni Sharing Knowledge

Share advice and knowledge with current students in your field over a shared meal.  Currently accepting host registrations for fall semester!

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Professional Development Webinars

This free professional development webinar series will provide you with the tools you need to achieve your goals.

Career Services Benefits: What Can SLU Do For You?

As an alum, you have career benefits through SLU for life. Join us as we discuss what those benefits are and how you can take advantage of SLU's Career Services Office as alumni.

Speaker: Cori Wagner, SLU Career Counselor

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Networking and Branding

Being able to effectively communicate your personal brand is the first step in networking. This webinar discusses how to build and maintain your network and personal brand. Topics include the importance of networking, how to represent your best and professional self, professionalism in interactions, and follow-up etiquette.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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Résumé and Cover Letters

Do you want to learn how to make your documents stand out to an employer? On average, an employer initially scans a résumé for just 20 to 30 seconds. Here, we discuss effective tips and suggestions for how to make your résumé effective for the job search.

Speaker: Diane Devine, SLU Career Counselor (A&S '00)

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Ethical Leadership


Learn how you can bring SLU's mission and Jesuit tradition into your career, translating these values into action.

Speaker: Beth-Anne Yakubu, Executive Director Emerson Leadership Institute at Saint Louis University (CSB '09)

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Career Exploration: Retransitioning

It's not unusual to ask “Am I too late?" or "Where do I want to go next?" when exploring a first, second, third or even fourth career. This webinar is designed to give you successful strategies for effectively exploring your career interests and transition into your next opportunity. You will learn about yourself, the world of work, goal-setting and how to effectively research your career interests.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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Interviewing 101
 

Need help selling yourself in an interview? This webinar will discuss one of the final steps in the job search process: interviewing. Topics will include what to expect before, during, and after an interview; how to prepare, practice and perform; types of interviews and questions; professional attire; and follow-up etiquette.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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The Importance of "Being" Professionally and Personally

Professionally and personally we are all being pushed to do more, achieve more and be more ‘successful.’ We know this way of engaging in the world takes a significant toll mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In this seminar we discuss a method of stepping back and how it is critical in all areas of our lives, including leadership/the workplace. We explore underlying motivations that drive us to be busy, begin to assess our overall well-being, discuss simple tools to help us take a step back in order to step forward, and develop a Blueprint to help orient us to next steps we can take (professionally and personally), beyond this seminar.

Speaker: Lubna Somjee, Ph.D. (A&S '93)

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Developing and Leading High Performance Teams 

The key to organizational success is dependent upon harnessing the power of teams. This webinar will help you to develop the skills and tools needed to maximize the potential of diverse teams in order to increase productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.

Speaker: William M. Klepper, Ph.D. (A&S '66, Grad Ed. '67, Grad '75)

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Using Social Media In Your Job Search

This webinar will discuss the social media platforms that are most commonly used by recruiters as well as how job seekers should utilize each platform to positively market themselves and search for job opportunities. Job seekers should walk away with knowing the proper social media etiquette that is required to have a successful job search.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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Alumni Benefits: Career Services
 

Ever wonder what career benefits you are eligible for as an alum? Join us as Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor, discusses what services our Career Services Office offers our alumni.

Speaker: Jordan Watson, SLU Career Counselor

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Top 10 Ways to Scare An Employer During the Job Search
 

Don't make these common mistakes that could scare your future employer away.

Speaker: Diane Devine, SLU Career Counselor (A&S '00)

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Navigating the Glass and Concrete Ceiling

Now, more than ever, companies are talking about the importance of gender and race equity in the workplace. However, progress remains slow and women continue to face significant barriers in the workplace. But there are ways women can navigate the workplace and better meet these challenges. This webinar will cover some initial tools women, allies in the workplace, and leadership can use in order to address the glass and concrete ceiling.

Speaker: Lubna Somjee, Ph.D. (A&S '93)

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Multiple Generations at Work

Join us as we discuss how each generation can bring different strengths to your team and workplace. Please keep in mind that these are generalizations. We hope you enjoy the information!

Speaker: Diane Devine, SLU Career Counselor (A&S ’00)

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SLUvisors

If you’d like career guidance from fellow Billikens who’ve been there – or are interested in giving the next generation of up-and-comers the advice you wish you'd had – check out SLUvisors, our alumni advisor program.

Interested in advising younger Billikens? Find out more about what's involved and how to sign up. 


Corporate Connections

SLU can come to you: Network with the fellow Billikens among your colleagues and University faculty and staff by hosting a Corporate Connections event. The Office of Alumni Engagement will assist with hosting a convenient reception at your company. For more information, contact Amanda Hente at amanda.b.hente@slu.edu or 314-977-2564.