The Princeton Review has once again recognized St. Lawrence University as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate students, applauding its outstanding alumni network and internships in the recent publication, “Best Value Colleges for 2022.”
Our Career Commitment
There's nothing you can't do with an innovative liberal arts education from St. Lawrence.
We're All In If You Are
Your innovative liberal arts education will be a transformative experience. Our Career Commitment prepares you to use it to transform communities, companies, and organizations around the world.
At St. Lawrence, career exploration is embedded in all aspects of campus life—from your classes to your co-curricular activities. That means your career journey will be guided by your passions. Bring us your interests and enthusiasm and we’ll meet you with amazing opportunities and personalized plans to achieve your unique goals.
That’s our Career Commitment: a mutual investment in your future.
Design Your Roadmap
Here, career exploration isn't "one-size-fits-all," it's "choose your own adventure." Emphasis on "own." Your career journey is something you’ll take ownership of, but we’ll always be there to help you navigate it. It could include any and all of the following components as you tailor it to your interests and goals.
Hone practical skills while exploring your interests as early as your first year on campus.
Team-taught by faculty and members of the Center for Career Excellence team, the course equips you with the tools you’ll need for a strong start to your career exploration.
Learn how to:
- Craft a resume
- Find internships
- Prepare for an interview
- Write a professional email
- Network with alumni
- Connect your liberal arts education to career opportunities
It’s never too early to schedule one-on-one advising with one of our career coaches.
In fact, the earlier the better.
Our coaches are also career-field specialists. Whether you know exactly what you want to do or you’re still feeling out a few possibilities, they can point you to resources that help you connect the dots between the immense value of your liberal arts experiences and your future. They also partner closely with members of our alumni network to stay on top of industry trends and provide insight on the latest opportunities.
Our career-field specialties include (but definitely aren’t limited to):
- Business, finance, investment management, banking, and sales
- Sustainability, energy, engineering, and technology
- Marketing, public relations, journalism, film, publishing, and the arts
- Education, counseling, and coaching
- Data science and computer science
- Government, legal work, and social impact
- Health professions, research, pharmaceutical
No two career paths are identical, and your career plan should be as unique as your St. Lawrence experience.
That’s why our coaches get to know your individual interests and make recommendations tailored to help you explore them. So unless your dream is to one day own a successful bakery specializing in whimsically-shaped biscuits, you won’t find a single cookie-cutter plan in your career preparedness roadmap.
Tap into insights from the nation's top-ranked alumni network.
Laurentians are eager to give back however they can, which probably explains why our alumni network has been consistently ranked one of the top in the nation. Our LINC Mentoring Program helps you tap directly into our network’s expertise, connections, and experience.
This program matches you with an alumni mentor based primarily on your career interests, though our Center for Career Excellence team also takes into account as many interest areas, identity attributes, and academic pursuits as you’d like to disclose during the matching process.
LINC empowers you to identify career opportunities, refine your goals, build your networking skills, and grow your confidence as you explore. Your mentor is there to answer questions, offer advice and insight, and help you understand the power of your liberal arts education.
We believe experience is the best way to gain practical skills and turn an interest into a passion.
That's why you might consider pursuing an internship or conducting research on a topic that sparks your curiosity.
Accessibility is a core component of our Career Commitment (so is alliteration, apparently). Should you choose to explore your interests through research or an unpaid or underpaid internship, we’ll help you through the process of securing funding to manage the costs.
Take your academic passions to the next level.
St. Lawrence’s Career Commitment isn’t just made by our Center for Career Excellence team—it requires collaboration from your biggest supporters across campus. So if graduate school is your goal, we’ll partner with your faculty mentors as you refine your academic focus, research programs, navigate the application process, and come to a decision about your next step.
Signature Career Programs
Our signature programs bring you into the rooms where alumni are making an impact. They prepare you to interview with confidence. The help you build your professional network and get a leg up after you graduate.
Deepen your understanding of global issues while learning to harness multiple perspectives—skills that serve our graduates well in today’s workforce. Plus, many of our off-campus programs also include a hands-on work-study component.
Dig deep into your passions. Investigate the topics and questions you care about most in the field, the lab, the library, or the studio. Work closely with faculty mentors who are just as invested in your work as you are. Research at St. Lawrence is something special.
Featured News and Stories
Phil Duggan ’15 earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2021, thanks to the St. Lawrence University-Cornell Law School Scholarship. While interviewing for his first jobs in the legal field, he found himself returning to his multifaceted St. Lawrence experiences as evidence of his ability to embrace challenges, adapt to new environments, and learn on the fly.
Over the years, St. Lawrence has earned recognition for its commitment to its students and for fostering their unique abilities to make an impact on communities across the country and the world. See what others are saying about the programs, initiatives, and qualities that set us apart.