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Courses & Career Events

CDE 110: Career Development

CDE 110 is a Quincy University course designed to help students declare a major or find a future career.  This two-credit course is designed to help students clarify career and academic goals and is recommended for freshmen and sophomore students.  Through interest inventories and in-class activities students will gain a better understanding of which major and career choices might be best for them.  Students are graded on in-class activities and written work.  Each participant will receive individual evaluation and consultation.  Talk to your academic advisor to see if CDE 110 is right for you.

CDE 120: Career Planning

CDE 120 is a Quincy University course designed to help students enhance those skills necessary in conducting a successful job search.  This two-credit hour course covers topics including resume writing, networking, interviewing and job search strategies and is open to junior and senior students.  Grades will be determined based on class participation and written assignments.  Students who have taken Career Development may still enroll in Career Planning.

Career Services Weekly Newsletter

Career Services compiles a weekly newsletter with all career events, part-time jobs, internships and professional postions.  Companies interested in posting a position with Career Services should email a position description to Kristen Liesen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Resume Writing and Interview Skills Workshops

Career Services visits Senior Year Experience (SYE) classes to help students with resume writing and interviewing skills.  Attendees are able to ask questions, receive one-on-one assistance, and participate in "mock interviews".  To set up an individual appointment or to pick up "how to" guide, contact Kristen Liesen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Speed Networking

This event, hosted by Career Services and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) student organization, is designed to assist students in their networking skills.  Students have the opportunity to meet and give their "elevator pitch" to company representatives.  The evening begins with a short mixer followed by the networking event.  This event has led to student internship and full-time professional opportunities.

Etiquette Dinner and Fashion Show

Ever wonder which fork to use?  At the last etiquette dinner and business fashion show over 80 students learned how to eat in a professional setting.  Following the dinner, students modeled current fashions while faculty provided a demonstration of what not to wear

Interview Days

A variety of inteview opportunities are offered each semester ranging from company and school district on-site interviews to "mock" interviews conducted by local alumni and friends. 

 

Major Information

Career Services can help match your interests with an academic major. Stop by the office and browse information on common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities tailored to each major at QU.

Major to Career Converter
The Career Converter is a listing of career opportunities reflective of your academic major, interests, values, personal style, and skills. It allows you to search the job market for potential careers.  Keep in mind that some careers may require advanced study.
www.monster.com

Career Salary & Cost of Living Calculator
This web site offers a free salary potential calculator and a cost-of-living calculator for over 7,200 U.S., Canadian and international cities.
www.salaryexpert.com

Occupational Information Network
The Occupational Information Network - O*NETTM database takes the place of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation’s primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database will help students make informed decisions about education, training, career choices, and work. The O*NET Project is administered and sponsored by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
www.onetcenter.org

Graduate school Information
The decision to attend graduate school in one that should involve careful consideration.  The Career Services Center houses the test preparation materials for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and other graduate and professional admission programs. Information on times and test sites is available at www.gre.org

Career Services can provide you with an outline of the Graduate School Timeline. It is important to begin the application process early to complete all forms and obtain application materials, information on financial aid, catalog and information on a particular program or department. This information can be obtained at the Career Services Center through our web based program, Career Search.

NACElink
Access job listings, add your resumes to the resume data base, and use any of the other tools provided through NACElink.
www.nacelink.com

NAIA Career Center
In 2005, NAIA embarked on a new chapter by creating the Career Center, whose vision is to provide opportunities for our students and alumni so they can build successful careers while promoting our character building tenets throughout the workplace, as well as in sports.
www.naiacareercenter.org

Assessment Tests

Temperament Sorter Personality Test
This site provides in-depth information about your personality temperaments results.

www.advisorteam.com

 

Type Focus Career Assessment
Type Focus Careers (TFC) is an interactive online program that helps students develop excellent career plans starting with self-awareness using personality type strengths.

www.typefocus.com

 

SIGI3 Career Assessment

www.sigi3.org

Permission required. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 228-5432 ext. 3355 for access to the site.

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