Who says networking can't be fun? Just ask any of the students on our most recent SLU Connect trip in Boston. They spent a week networking with members of our top-ranked alumni network and gaining insights into possible career paths—all while immersing themselves in the work/life culture of this historic city.
The Center for Career Excellence empowers students and young alumni to articulate the value of their St. Lawrence education to navigate success in a diverse world through meaningful experiences and connections.
Tools for Students
The Center for Career Excellence offers students a variety of tools that can help define their career path, develop competencies that employers are looking for, craft a resume and hone their interviewing skills.
Handshake is the Center for Career Excellence's primary career management platform.
Every St. Lawrence student has access to Handshake. Once on the platform, students will be able to:
- Make appointments with our career counselors
- Sign up for events, workshops, career fairs and interview days
- Create an online profile that will allow employers to reach out with internship and job opportunities
- Search through thousands of internship and job opportunities
- Find SLU-connected employers
- Access online career resources like Firsthand, CareerShift, and many more
Students can develop resumes from scratch in VMock, or improve their resumes by uploading a PDF version of their current document. The software provides feedback so students can fine-tune their resumes from top to bottom.
St. Lawrence students also have the option of practicing for interviews with VMock's Elevator Pitch platform.
Networking and Mentoring
Mentoring and networking opportunities offer students the opportunity to learn more about potential career options and connect with Laurentians who may be able to help them on their career path.
Internships and Experiential Opportunities
The Center for Career Excellence has numerous programs and resources for students interested in pursuing internships and experiential learning opportunities.
Job and Graduate School Search
A number of resources are available for students who are looking for their first job or for graduate school opportunities after graduation.
Center for Career Excellence News
After St. Lawrence’s Class of 2022 flip their tassels, they’ll enter the world prepared to leave it better than they found it. After four years of taking inspiring classes, encountering new perspectives around the globe, volunteering in their communities, conducting purposeful research, following creative pursuits, and working with passionate Laurentian mentors, they have the tools they need to make an impact wherever they go next.
St. Lawrence University recognized faculty and staff retirements and celebrated employee anniversaries at a ceremony held on Wednesday, April 27, in Eben Holden.