Office of Career Management: Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Office of Career Management help me find a job or internship?
We will work with you to design an action plan that meets your individual needs through a combination of: self assessment, research, search strategies (i.e. networking), creation of self marketing tools (i.e. resume/portfolio), and interview preparation.
Will the Office of Career Management give me direct access to alumni for networking purposes?
You may be provided with alumni contacts if we have an ongoing relationship with an alumnus who works in your field of interest. However, before referring you to a direct contact, we will often work with you on your networking skills.
Does the Office of Career Management offer its services to CGU alumni?
Yes. Alumni are welcome to attend our on-campus career workshops and information sessions. We also encourage alumni who are considering a career transition or would like other career-related consulting to work with our career consultants on an individual basis.
Does the Office of Career Management provide on-campus interviews and information sessions with employers?
We offer them on occasion; please refer to our calendar and the Experience calendar for all upcoming events.
Does the Office of Career Management sponsor workshops that will help me with future employment?
Yes. Career workshops are sponsored during the Fall and Spring semesters. Our workshops are designed to cover essential aspects of the employment process that include: Job Search and Networking, Resume and CV Development, and Interviewing Skills. Please check our calendar for more information.
If I decide to work with a career consultant, what can I expect?
You can expect an initial one hour appointment that will give you individualized attention and advice on your specific job search. This can include resume, CV and cover letter review, job search and networking techniques, mock interviews, industry guidance, salary negotiation, and much more. This initial appointment may or may not lead to follow-up appointments depending on your needs.
Are there assessments available at the Office of Career Management to help guide my career choice?
Specific information on assessments can be found under the “Self Assessment” tab on the left-hand side of this page.