Expand Your Horizons

Continue Your Professional Development

Your relationship with Benedictine University doesn’t end when you graduate. Our goal is to promote your lifelong personal and professional development by providing you with a foundation to become a self-directed learner. Many alumni take advantage of the Career Development Center, which offers various services to help you develop, implement and evaluate your career plans. From help tweaking your resume to comprehensive career assessment tools, there are many ways that we may be able to help you define and pursue your dreams.

Services

  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
    Upload your resume and cover letter and a member of our career development team will provide tips and suggestions to help you improve it.
  • Mock Interview
    Practice your interviewing skills one-on-one with a member of our team.
  • Skype Office Hours
    Ask our career development team a question on Skype every Friday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST.
  • Career Search Assistance
    Let us help you find the career of your dreams using our database and other tools.
  • Alumni Networking
    Connect with fellow alumni at one of our many events offered locally and virtually.
  • Career Assessments
    If you are not sure about your career interests, the Career Development Center offers complimentary assessment tools to help you research and explore various options.

Career Tools Available Online

The Career Development Center also offers students free access to several online tools. For a nominal fee, alumni can access these tools as well.

Focus II

This interactive assessment program guides you toward potential career options by uncovering your:

  • Interests and values
  • Education and training
  • Personality
  • Leisure preferences
  • Skills

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) is one of the most widely used personality assessments in the world. With a proven record of reliability for more than 50 years, it offers a foundation for understanding your own personality characteristics and offers insight into the way people think, communicate and interact.

Strong Interest Inventory

For more than 75 years, the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) assessment has guided thousands of people in their search for a fulfilling career balanced with a satisfying personal life. The SII includes:

  • 30 basic interest scales
  • Six updated general occupational themes
  • 244 occupational scales (122 occupations)
  • Five measures of personal style

Webinars

Throughout each year, Benedictine offers numerous webinars designed to keep students and alumni abreast of current topics in various industries as well as different professional development opportunities.