What is the Career Development Center?
The Career Development Center at the University of Louisville assists UofL students and alumni in the process of exploring, deciding, and managing their unique career goals during college and after graduation. Whether a freshman or a senior, a graduate student or alumnus it is never too early nor too late to begin the process of investing in your future. You can rely on UofL career programs and services to help develop the career management knowledge and skills you need to be competitive in today's workplace.
How we can help?
Individualized Career Counseling
Career Coaches are available to assist with choosing or changing majors, assessing abilities, interests and values, clarifying career goals, writing a resume or cover letter, preparing for interviews, conducting a job search, or preparing to attend graduate school. Each Coach is assigned to one of the schools or colleges of the university, so they know the academic programs of study and are uniquely qualified to help because they understand the career opportunities within each specific field and/or area of interest.
Experiential Education through Internships and Cooperative Education Opportunities
Gain “real world” work experience related to your major while still in school through a part-time job, an internship or a cooperative education assignment. Visit our office to learn more about how to participate and let us help you make the connections necessary for success.
On-line Career Resources available 24/7
Visit the newly updated Career Development Center webpage to learn more about what career development programs, services and resources are available at http://louisville.edu/career.
On-Campus Interviews with nationally ranked employers
The on-campus recruiting program provides the opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential employers while interviewing for professional entry level and cooperative education positions with national and international organizations from across the country.
On-line Portfolio Services
Through Reference Now, house on-line your references, transcripts, performance evaluations, and even portfolio information for a minimal fee. All materials are available to potential employers and/or graduate schools 24/7 - A must have on-line tool for today's savvy job seeker.
Opportunities to network with employers
The UofL Career Development Center also hosts several career and information fairs throughout the academic year, providing you the opportunity to learn more about career opportunities and find employment. This is a great way to begin learning how to network and start building a list of professional contacts, obtain opportunities to interview with a wide variety of organizations, and possibly obtain a job offer.
On-line Management of your Job Search through Symplicity
Utilizing Symplicity, your personal career management system, browse thousands of on and off-campus part-time, work study, full-time, internship, cooperative education and/or summer positions, posted by employers wanting to hire UofL students and grads. Visit http://louisville.edu/career to login and create your account today.
Customized Presentations on a wide variety of topics related to Career Management
Upon request, the Career Development Center will provide your class or organization with a tailored presentation on Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Cooperative Education, How to Conduct Your Job Search, or even a Career Services Overview. Just let us know what you want to know and we'll be there. The Career Development Center also offers an on-going series of programs available each semester. Watch for the upcoming schedule of informative presentations at http://louisville.edu/career.
Graduate School Information
If you are interested in going on to Graduate school, the UofL Career Development Center can assist you with the selection and application process and helping to develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage a successful grad school application process.
How to get started?
Make an appointment with one of our Career Coaches today by calling 852-6701. We will meet with you, assess your career development needs, orient you to our services and help you develop a plan of action.
Where are we located?
UofL Career Development Center, Houchens Building LL04/03 or on-line at http://louisville.edu/career