Career Development

Career Counseling

Career Counselor meeting with a studentCareer counselors help assess personal skills and values, explore major and career options and sharpen job hunting skills and strategies. Career Development programs and services are available free of charge to current St. Kate's students and St. Kate's graduates for one year following graduation. Topics you might want to discuss with a career counselor:

  • Identifying satisfying career options
  • Choosing an academic major that fits your interests and skills
  • Internships -- locating internship opportunities, completing the paperwork to register for a credit internship, strategies for a successful experience
  • Developing a professional resume for internships and employment
  • Researching and applying to graduate and professional school
  • Deciding on a pre-professional program
  • Methods for selecting a career
  • Writing application essays, personal statements and job search letters
  • Interviewing skills and techniques -- including practice and ‘mock’ interviews
  • Mid-life career changes
  • Taking and interpreting career assessment instruments
  • Generating the best possible letters of recommendation
  • Planning and executing a long-distance career search
  • Ways to build and use networking in your career search
We offer one hour appointments and "walk-ins" (see walk-in hours under Services/Hours and Locations). Walk-ins are first-come, first-served and are meant for brief questions and issues that can be handled in about 15 minutes. To schedule a one hour appointment, call our office at (651) 690-8890.