Class of 2019

Career Services for Recent Graduates

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development provides career services to alumni for up to one year after graduation.  After one year, career services are provided by the Alumni Association. Class of 2019 graduates can take advantage of the resources below to assist with their career development and/or schedule a one-on-one counseling appointment, as needed.  Although one-on-one counseling is available to you, a number of career-related resources are available 24/7 for you. These resources contain a wealth of information to help young alumni at varying stages of the career development process. 

Self Assessment and Discernment Resources:

  •  Owning Your Skill Set: Stand Out in the Marketplace: To successfully get hired, earn promotions, make industry changes, or complete career transitions, you must be able to articulate your full skill set. This webinar provides information on hard and soft skills and gives pointers on how to distinguish yourself in the marketplace.

Industry Exploration:

Once you have engaged in self assessment, use the resources below to explore industries that best fit with your values, interests, personality, and skill sets.  

  • O*NET: Provides detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

  • Vault.com: Provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want.

  • Company, Industry & Market Research: Taking it to the Next Level: This webinar is for individuals who are interested in expanding their repertoire of public resources and databases that provide valuable information as preparation for a job search, interview, job change or promotion.

  • Networking Like a Champion: Be energized to network like a champion after busting myths, understanding proven go-to techniques and acquiring solutions for common challenges in this webinar.

Job Search Tools

  • Job Board on Irish Compass: This is a private board accessible only to Notre Dame alumni and job recruiters granted access by the Alumni Association. If you are a Notre Dame graduate, you can upload a resume, search our job postings, post an available position, or search for candidates. 

  • Effective and Distinctive Resumes: A Refresher: This webinar focuses on creating effective and distinctive resumes in the eyes of a hiring manager. Annie Duffy '06, NDAA Career Advisor and Certified Professional Resume Writer, is the presenter.

  • Top Tips for Exceptional Cover Letters: This webinar will help you to be inspired to write a stand out, on point, and authentic cover letter that gets you the interview.

  • Personal Branding: Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile: This webinar focuses on personal branding through your resume andLinkedIn profile. Annie Duffy '06, NDAA Career Advisor and Certified Professional Resume Writer, is the presenter.

  • Your Competitive Advantage: Standing Out in Today's Job Market: This webinar is for job seekers who are looking for insights into how to distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace. Jade Augustine, Vice President, North America Human Resources for CareerBuilder provides practical tips based on marketplace research.

  • Networking Like a Champion: After this webinar, you will be energized to network like a champion after busting myths, understanding proven go-to techniques and acquiring solutions for common challenges.

  • ND ConnectWorking: This webinar focuses on networking with Notre Dame Alumni. Annie Duffy '06, Career Advisor with the Professional Programs team in Notre Dame's Alumni Association, is the presenter.

  • Boost Your LinkedIn Know-How: This webinar is for individuals who are interested in learning practical tips on using various features in LinkedIn—the #1 professional networking site—more effectively.

  • Enhancing Your Online Presence: This webinar includes targeted advice and best practices for creating a unique and professional online presence through various internet tools, including social media.

  • Selling Yourself: Elevator Pitch Step by Step: This webinar shares proven techniques and best practices for creating attention-getting elevator pitches for networking and job searching.

  • Company, Industry & Market Research: Taking it to the Next Level: This webinar is for individuals who are interested in expanding their repertoire of public resources and databases that provide valuable information as preparation for a job search, interview, job change or promotion.

  • Job Seeker Support: CareerShift Demo: Learn an easy way to search, store, and organize your job search information with CareerShift. Led by Val Matta, VP of Business Development at Career Shift, this webinar will include a tour, live examples, and best practices to use in your personal CareerShift account.

  • Alumni Job Search Databases

Scheduling an Appointment

Contact the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development at 574-631-5200 to schedule an appointment.