Share Your Expertise

Students get to hear the CDC’s message about career investigation and planning, professional skills development, and hints and tips for success all the time. Bringing seasoned professionals to campus to inform, reiterate, and expound on our messages and resources provides excitement, credibility, and urgency to our mission. Become a resource for our students and the CDC staff. Volunteer to help with any of the activities below:

Present at a Career Workshop

The Career Development Center hosts workshops on a number of career topics including resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing, how to work a career fair, and more. Get your name out by co-facilitating or sponsoring one of these workshops.

Participate in a Career Panel

Share your enthusiasm and advice for entering your career field through participation in one of our career panels. These events, which are offered several times a semester, focus on specific career-related topics in various industries or career sectors. Some of our past panels have targeted green jobs, non-clinical healthcare careers, and careers in non-profits.

Give a Presentation to a Student Organization

Connect with one of the many student organizations on campus by giving a presentation about a professional development topic, your career field, your workplace, and potential job opportunities. We can help you reach out to the Loyola student organizations you want to target.

Participate in Mock Interviews

Allow students to practice their interviewing skills in a safe environment. Offer students advice on appropriate answers to common interview questions, body language, professional attire, and other variables that affect the success of interviewing. The CDC plans a mock interview day each semester, and we need seasoned professionals to participate. Additionally, we are always looking for professionals who are willing to be called by a student to schedule a practice interview throughout the year.

Assist with Resume Reviews

There is no one right way to craft a resume. We recommend our students ask for feedback from several respected professionals to help them understand and utilize the individual nuances of what is expected and how it should be delivered. Share your expertise with some of our students on a resume review day.

Sponsor the Career Development Center

The resources we offer to our students have both intrinsic and financial value to our students. Through individual or corporate sponsorship, we can expand the number and improve the quality of resources available. When you help support the initiatives of our office, the CDC agrees to highlight your organization with prime advertising space, which builds credibility with the students and complements your strategies to connect with them. Opportunities range from sponsoring a career event to supporting our technological resources.

If you already have a relationship with a career coach, you may email or call them directly. Otherwise, we recommend you contact our director, Jill Boatright.