Signature SLU Career Programs | St. Lawrence University Career Services

Signature SLU Career Programs

Career Services and its partners sponsor a variety of career-building special events and programs throughout the academic year and during breaks.  From job shadows to career treks to special funding for internships and more, we can help.  Here are some of the signature programs we offer.  Contact us anytime for more information (315-229-5906).

Shadow-A-Saint

Shadow-A-Saint is a short-term (approximately 1-5 days) experience that allows current students to experience the world of work by participating in professional job-shadow opportunities with alumni facilitated by Alumni Fire and Career Services. It's a great way for students to learn about industries and employers that interest them, and become more comfortable in a professional setting. You can access more information, including a short tutorial on finding alumni who offer job shadows through Alumni Fire in Shadow-a-Saint Basics in your Handshake account.   Keep an eye out for information sessions, visit the Career Services office or schedule an appointment on Handshake if you'd like to learn more. 

Alumni!  Register your interest to become a Shadow Sponsor by visiting Alumni Fire.  If you’d like added exposure for your offer to host a student, please contact us and we will also post your offer to Handshake, where students look for a variety of experiential opportunities -- 315-229-5906 or careers@stlawu.edu.

LINC Mentor Program

Launched in 2013 and funded by a gift from Michael Arpey ’85, the LINC Program is designed to match sophomore students individually with a St. Lawrence alumnus/a or parent who serves as a professional mentor. The program provides a structure for developing connections and sustaining the relationship for a year, with the goal of developing the student’s networking and industry skills as well as encouraging a longer-term mentoring relationship. Current first-year students can apply here for the 2018-2019 program.  Click here to watch a short video.

Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions or deadlines.

Laurentians in Residence

Laurentians in Residence is a cooperative effort among Career Services, University Advancement, and the Student Alumni Association.  The program brings alumni and parent leaders to campus for classroom presentations, panel discussions, and networking and mentoring opportunities.  Alumni and parent guests can help guide students’ successful journeys during the undergraduate years or as young graduates.  Just as important, our panelists serve as models for our students, who will graduate and return to serve their alma mater.

Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions or deadlines.

Internship Fellowship

The Internship Fellowship Award program began in 1997 with a generous donation from Vivien Gardner Hannon ’43 and has grown through additional support and endowments ever since. Funds—from a variety of donors—support undergraduate students who have secured career-development opportunities, typically unpaid or low paying internships, for the upcoming summer. The funding helps offset expenses (cost-of-living, travel and transportation) incurred during their internships. The award has helped hundreds of St. Lawrence students engage in purposeful experiential learning during the summer months. 

Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions or deadlines.

Career Success Workshops for Sophomores

The Career Success workshop series allows students the opportunity to explore academic majors and the careers that relate to them, build their professional LinkedIn profiles and search for internships using Career Services’ exclusive online tools.

Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions or deadlines.

SLU CONNECT

Watch this short video about the importance and value of the "SLU Connection".

Washington, DC 

SLU Connect began in 2015 in Washington, D.C., with the concept that students need exposure to alumni in high-powered professions in order to better prepare them to compete for coveted internships, especially in larger cities that house well-known universities.  Applications are submitted through Handshake.  Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions, deadlines and applications.

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Albany

SLU Connect-Albany is among the SLU Connect regional programs that alternate every few years, taking place during the 2- to 3-day fall break period in October. Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions, deadlines and applications.

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Burlington

SLU Connect-Burlington is among the SLU Connect regional programs that alternate every few years, taking place during the 2- to 3-day fall break period in October. Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions, deadlines and applications.

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Mountain States

Experience the SLU Network out West in Big Sky, Montana. Sophomores through seniors, join St. Lawrence alumni and parents on the slopes and in a conference setting to make connections and learn about career opportunities in the Mountain States.   Applications are submitted through Handshake.  Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions, deadlines and applications. 

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Boston

The SLU Connect-Boston program is designed with the following goals in mind:  to expose selected sophomore and junior level students, in good academic standing, to internship and career opportunities in key industries and career fields of the Greater Boston area; to build alumni connections and underscore the value of the SLU alumni/parent network; and to generate goodwill and connections between current students and alumni through site visits, structured programming and networking events.  All students selected for the program are required to stay with the group at a hotel in the city.  Rooms will be shared by up to four students.  In addition to group sessions and industry track sessions, there will be an evening networking reception with Boston-area alumni and families and the selected students present.  Applications are submitted through Handshake.  Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions, deadlines and applications.

San Francisco

The SLU Connect-San Francisco program takes place during spring break.

Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions or deadlines.

Business Case Study Course

Through collaborative efforts of Career Services and Career Connections, this half-credit course takes a liberal arts approach designed to provide students with necessary tools to effectively analyze and interpret real-world business problems and to develop thoughtful and intelligent solutions to these challenges.  Through a series of outstanding speakers across multiple disciplines, students explore concepts followed by group discussion and weekly reflection papers. Vasileios Prassas’14 stated, "The most attractive element of this class is that it shows us how to apply our liberal arts perspective on real life business situations. Thus, it is certainly a great bridge to our professional careers."

Check “events” in Handshake to see about upcoming information sessions or deadlines.

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