Last semester’s Internship and Part-time Job Fair was such a success, we are doing it again on Thursday, April 9th, noon – 3:30 pm in the St. Charles Room (1st floor Danna Student Center)!  No pre-registration required…just sign-in at the door!

Over 40 employers will be on-campus seeking part-time help, and interns.  See below for a list of the employers participating.  For the most up-to-date information, please click here.

**The Fair is co-sponsored by B&B Staff-Tenders, Raising Canes, Resolvit, State Farm and The Composting Network**

Organization Name

23 Marketing Inc.

Algiers Charter Schools Association

Audubon Nature Institute

B&B Staff-Tenders

Be Well Nutrition, Inc.

Be. Media Graphics

Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana

Broadmoor, LLC

Catholic Charities

Cella’s Boutique

City Year New Orleans

Compleat Hospitality Management

Duncan & Sevin, L.L.C.

Fansaction, LLC

Fidelity Bank

FirstLine Schools

Girl Scouts Louisiana East

Global Staffing Solutions

Harrah’s New Orleans

House of Blues

Hungry Howie’s Pizza

Jess Leigh Jewels, LLC

Langlois Culinary Crossroads

Louisiana Health Cooperative

Louisiana Small Business Development Center

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, SMG New Orleans

NetWork Voluntours

New Orleans City Park Improvement Association

New Orleans Film Society

New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) The Times-Picayune

Northwestern Mutual

OutSolve LLC

Peace Corps

Pelican New Orleans

Pelican Publishing Company


Providence Community Housing

Raising Cane’s

Reconcile New Orleans, Inc.

Resolvit, LLC



Southern Theatres

SRSA Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

State Farm

Stern Wealth Management

The Composting Network

The Princeton Review

Tommy Bahama


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans, Inc

Waffle House Inc

World Financial Group

World Trade Center of New Orleans

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The annual Spring Career Expo is this Thursday, February 5th, 2015, noon-4 pm at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Over 60 employers are currently registered to attend. Check out the most updated list below!

Don’t have transportation to the dome? Don’t worry! There will be a free shuttle running all day from Freret Street and McCallister (in front of Tulane’s ROTC building). The first shuttle leaves at 11:30 a.m.(and every 45 minutes thereafter). For more information, please call the Career Development Center (504-865-3860).

Employers currently registered to attend:

Organization Name
780th Cyber Brigade
AAA Insurance
ADT Security Services, Inc.
American Income Life
Audubon Nature Institute
AXA Advisors
Baltimore County Public Schools
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Boys Town
Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, LLC
Central Intelligence Agency
Cintas Corporation
City Year New Orleans
Compleat Hospitality Management
CORE Construction Services, L.L.C.
Crescent Schools of Gaming & Bartending
CSC – Computer Sciences Corporation
Daily Thermetrics
Drury Hotels
E&J Gallo Winery
Entercom New Orleans
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Inc.
Ferguson, a Wolseley Company
Fort Worth Police Department
Group 1 Automotive
Guizhou Forerunner College
Houston Independent School District
Insight Global
LSUHSC School of Public Health
Match Education
New Orleans Police Department
NO/AIDS Task Force
Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana
Ochsner Health System
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Orleans Parish Sheriff Office
Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Quorum Business Solutions
Raising Cane’s
Republic Finance
Revelry Labs
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
TEACH @ Univeristy of Louisiana at Monroe
TEKsystems, Inc.
Texas Chiropractic College
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Peace Corps
United Rentals
United States Marine Corps
University of Nebraska Medical Center – BRTP
University of Southern Mississippi
US Navy
Weeks Marine, Inc.
Wireless Universe/T-Mobile
YES Prep Public Schools
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Let the countdown begin! Employ the Pack: A Conference for Emerging Professionals is just 2 weeks away. Occurring on Saturday January 31st from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. in the Danna Student Center, this half day conference will feature breakout sessions and an inspiring keynote message designed to provide juniors, seniors, graduate students and young alumni the knowledge needed to confidently tackle the professional world.

In addition to having Brian Bordainck (Teach for America alumnus, founder and CEO of Dinner Lab and founder of 9th Ward Field of Dreams) as our keynote speaker, we have also secured a variety of Loyola University alumni to participate in the half day conference.  We are excited to have Brandi Boatner, A’06 confirmed to join in the Alumni Career Panel Session.  Brandi Boatner is the Digital Experience Manager for IBM’s Global Technology Services in New York City. In this newly created role, her responsibilities include working to develop and drive the implementation of a client digital experience and engagement model to enhance the way IBM engages with CXOs in the digital world (including Websites, blogs, social media sites and mobile devices).

Boatner is a Loyola University New Orleans alumna with a BA in Public Relations. She is also the former national president of PRSSA from 2008-2009 while attending graduate school at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii. She holds several leadership positions within in PRSSA on both the local and national level serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the PRSSA Foundation and PRSSA NY Chapter as Secretary. Outside of PRSSA, Boatner is an advisory council member for the LAGRANT Foundation, an organization that supports minority students in marketing, advertising and public relations.

Brandi is a true advocate for diversity and the next generation of leaders in the public relations professionals, speaking around the US to various colleges & universities about the future of the industry. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, shoe shopping, traveling the world, dancing, reading, hanging out with her friends in New York and spending time with her loving family in New Orleans.

Employ the PACK:  A Conference for Emerging Professionals will be held in the Danna Student Center on Saturday, January 31st, 10am – 3pm.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  RSVP required!  To RSVP, click here or email  If you have any questions, please call the Career Development Center at 504.865.3860.  The conference is co-sponsored by Loyola’s Alumni Association.

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Congratulations, you have completed the fall 2014 semester! You probably think it is the perfect time to kick back and enjoy the holidays. Well, yes and no. The holidays are also a great time to explore internship and job opportunities and much of this can happen without leaving the comfort of home or while visiting family and friends.

It is very tempting to come to a full stop and just relax over the break, but ignoring the internship and job market over the holidays can be a big mistake. December is a great time to reach out to perspective employers, former employers, and professionals who are knowledgeable about fields you wish to pursue. There is tremendous potential for career guidance or perhaps even hard leads. You might be on break, but most professionals are at work.

HR and career development specialists will know which workplaces are open and will typically be quieter, which is an ideal time to make that connection by phone, email or even setting up an in-person meeting. You’re not competing with the regular rush of business. Just remember that many people work half days during the holidays or may work from home.

Make the most of your holiday break by conducting informational interviews with professionals in a desired field; make in-person applications for summer internships; volunteer at an organization where you want to become known; send holiday messages to former teachers, supervisors, and other friends to tell them how you are progressing with your degree and seek their advice about how to use your summer; give your elevator pitch to family, friends, and even strangers at holiday parties; follow-up with employers you are already speaking with about jobs; and, build or enhance your LinkedIn account.

The Loyola break can pass very quickly and we certainly want you to get a break, but just know that finding a way to have equal amounts of relaxation, social time, and strategic career-related activities can be the best gift you give yourself this holiday season. Have fun, stay safe, and get a jump start on your summer plans.

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Employ the Pack is back! For the third year running, the Loyola University New Orleans Career Development Center is excited to announce that it will be hosting its 3rd Annual employment boot camp, Employ the Pack: A Conference for Emerging Professionals. Designed to provide up-to-the minute strategies and aid to students and alumni navigating the current job market, Employ the Pack has celebrated two straight years of sensational programming. This year, the Career Development Center is especially excited to announce that Brian Bordainick—CEO at Dinner Lab, fundraising and innovation expert, founder of the 9th Ward Field of Dreams and Director of Entrepreneurial Investments at 4.0 schools – will serve as keynote speaker on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10am – 3pm in the Danna Student Center. 

The half-day, professional-caliber employment strategies conference is available to juniors, seniors, graduate students and young Loyola alumni for free. Featuring innovative breakout sessions which address current job-market needs, as well as one-on-one face time with dynamic industry leaders and employment experts, the conference will take place in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center on Loyola’s main campus.

More detailed information about conference sessions and panelists will be available closer to the date. The conference is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.  For more information about the keynote speaker, check out his bio here.  Contact the Career Development Center at 504-865-3860.

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The job Interview; possibly one of the most nerve-racking hurdles job seekers of all ages will face. Immediately the mind starts to rattle through the usual questions: “How do I make a positive impression?” “What can I say to ensure that I get the job?” “What if I stumble through it?” “Will they like me?” All of these are normal worries, but the best way to ease your mind and successfully breeze through an interview comes from five core values that you’re already familiar with, thanks to your Loyola University of New Orleans experience.

Dignity: the first and possibly most important quality to reflect in an interview. To be dignified means to be worthy of honor or respect, and starting a job interview or new job off with respect is a sure-fire way to find success. What’s the easiest way to accomplish this? Simple honesty and confidence in your resume and your interview will show confidence and skill, and any interviewer will respect that.

Excellence: start now. Excellence means that you’ve gone above and beyond expectations to achieve something outstanding. Keep your eyes open for projects, activities and extra responsibilities on which you can partake. This will propel your resume and experiential knowledge on a topic relative to your intended career path to the top of the interviewer’s resume pile. Don’t have a career focus yet? Get involved in any activity which piques your interest! You will learn a lot about yourself and your skills, and have so much to add to an interview down the road.

Wholeness: two colleagues of mine recently agreed that true success in any industry is achieved when you can have conversations which include, but also extend beyond your industry, focus, and expertise. Think of an interview just as you would think of dinner with close friends; no one wants to stay on the same topic throughout the whole conversation, so become a “3-D interviewer” and talk beyond the required job skills to show your potential employer that you’re thinking above, beyond, and out of the box in order to bring more value to your potential new job position.

Inclusiveness: the fastest way to tank an interview is silence. Job interviewers are people too, so don’t let them ask all the questions! Of course, you’re not there to interview them on their past employment history, but ask some questions about the job, the company, and the interviewer’s expectations. Come prepared to demonstrate that you’ve researched the position and company culture thoroughly and create an interesting dialogue with your interviewer. This is one of the easiest ways to show your smarts and your dedication in one fell swoop!

Compassion: it may not seem obvious, but finding ways to demonstrate compassion for a job position or company is a great way to establish your genuine interest in working there. Moreover, finding polite ways to illustrate where a company could use some tightening up or TLC, and the ways that you can add value to that need just may land you the job you’re after!

In short, no interview is stress-free, but you can feel 100% more prepared if you keep these five ideals close-by. If you want to know more about utilizing these ideas in a job interview or have any professionalism or career-related questions, don’t hesitate to call or stop by the Career Development Center’s office to pick up helpful handouts or schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors today!

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On Thursday, October 2 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, more than 70 employers will attend the Fall Career Expo.  Don’t think it’s for you?  Think again!

Myth #1:“Career Fairs are just for seniors.”

Truth:  Actually, there are numerous companies attending the Fall Career Expo that are interested in hiring interns.  Here are things to explore besides a traditional post-graduation job: summer experience, volunteer opportunities, and even chances to shadow or conduct an informational interview.  Employers want the opportunity to speak with all types of students.

Myth #2:“I’m too young to be at a Career Fair; I don’t even know what I would say to an employer!”

Truth: Participating in a Career Fair as a first or second year student is a great way to learn about companies you may want to work for in the near future.  If you research companies in advance, you can prepare what you’ll say.  Visit the Career Development Center website for the full list of registered companies.  Also, learning how to speak professionally with employers is a valuable, life-long skill.

  • How is your handshake?  Too firm?  Too limp?  Here’s your chance to practice!
  • Does your 20-second elevator pitch come off rehearsed or natural?
  • Can you have a balanced conversation – a dialogue – where you ask questions and listen just as much as you talk?
  • Can you respond confidently to an employer’s question about yourself?

Myth #3: “The employer couldn’t take my resume. What a waste of time!”

Truth: Sometimes, company policy or even Federal regulations prevent some employers from accepting students’ resumes at career fairs. If a recruiter is unable to accept your resume, give them a business card.  Also, you can use your time productively and speak with employers about career paths and your career goals.  You have this employer’s full attention – use it wisely!  Connecting with the recruiter post-fair on LinkedIn or via email is a perfect way to maintain communication until the time comes when you are ready to apply for an internship or job opportunity.

To recap, First Year students and Sophomores can use the Career Fair to:

  • Explore possible internship possibilities!
  • Learn more about potential career paths and interact with employers!
  • Start building your professional network!

Let the Career Development Center Help You!

  • Attend the Career Fair Prep workshop on Tuesday, October 30th from 12:30-1:30 PM in the LearnLab of the Danna Student Center to learn what you can do to make the most of the event.
  • Visit the Career Development Center (2nd Floor, Danna Student Center) during our Rapid Resume Review hours: Wednesday, October 1st, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
  • has lots of information to help you get prepared for the big day!
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The Fall Career Expo is one week away! It will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, noon-4 pm in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Over 60 employers are currently registered to attend. Check out the current list below.

Nervous about attending the fair? Unsure how to approach a recruiter? Attend our Preparing for the Fall Career Expo workshop, Tuesday, September 30th, 12:30-1:30pm in the Learn Lab (2nd Floor Danna Student Center)

Need to have your resume reviewed?  The Career Development Center will hosting Rapid Resume Review on Wednesday, October 1, 10am-4pm. No appointment necessary!

Don’t have transportation? Don’t worry! There will be a free shuttle running all day from Freret Street and McCallister (in front of Tulane’s ROTC building). First shuttle leaves at 11:30 a.m. (rotates every 45 minutes). For more information, please call the Career Development Center (504-865-3860).

Employers currently registered to attend:

ABS-American Bureau of Shipping
Apple Inc.
Audubon Nature Institute
AXA Advisors
Big Ass Solutions
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Celerity Louisiana Group – Charter Schools
Chevron Corporation
City Year New Orleans
Crescent Schools of Gaming & Bartending
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Inc.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Ferguson Enterprises Inc
Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank
Golden Nugget
Hillstone Restaurant Group
HUB International
JT International USA, Inc.
Laitram, L.L.C.
LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
Louisiana Legislative Auditor
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
LSU Shreveport
National Credit Union Admin
Naval Oceanographic Office
Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana
Orleans Parish Sheriff Office
Pepsi Co. Inc.
PLS Logistics
Point Eight Power
Prudential Financial
Quorum Business Solutions
Raising Cane’s
Republic Finance
Republic National Distributing Company
Royal Honda
Sasol (USA) Corporation
SMART Scholarship for Service Program
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
Steelcase, Inc.
Texas Chiropractic College
The Hertz Corporation
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
U.S. Peace Corps
U.S. Postal Service
United States Air Force
United States Marine Corps
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Navy
Whitney Bank
Wireless Universe/T-Mobile
Yes Prep Public Schools
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The workforce can seem daunting to anyone, but it can be downright immobilizing to a recent graduate staring up at the mountainous task of finding their first job. Adding to this fear is the slew of recent articles whose data purports to portray a largely underemployed and unsatisfied worker pool of recently matriculated college grads. While we may be seeing trends of unsatisfied workers, this is not the entire story. The real truth about this data is this: no one finds a great job and gets hired without a strategy and experience-based skills. Although these articles do a great job of harping on scary results, they fail to contextualize the true cause of underemployment and/or job dissatisfaction.

A recently published article in The Washington Post entitled, “The College Majors Most and Least Likely to Lead to Underemployment” pits the employment struggles felt by graduates holding degrees traditionally deemed as “professional degrees” in fields such as: criminal justice, healthcare administration, and graphic design against employees whom the article claims are more happily employed after majoring in fields such as engineering, law, and physics. Using data provided by PayScale, the article hints that the bottom has fallen out of the former category of degrees, which were once felt to be among the safest bets for post-graduation employment.  While it may be true that college grads in these fields are having difficulty finding sustainable work, this article and others like it fail to factor in crucial information on the critical role that the combination of experiential learning and career development opportunities play towards benefitting recently graduated job-seekers. The facts state that graduates finding the most employment success and contentment across the board are those who took full advantage of all that their degree program had to offer; i.e. career centers, study abroad programs, and extracurricular pursuits. This is why Loyola University New Orleans is among leading colleges and universities nationwide who are taking aggressive and proactive steps to infuse experiential learning opportunities and career development strategies into each degree program.

The proof is in the pudding. Last year, Loyola offered over 1000 internship opportunities to students, and saw 71% of Loyola graduates finding employment within their career field or attending graduate or professional school within six months of graduation. A large amount of this success is due to Loyola’s belief that hitting students early and consistently with career information is the primary key to student success. Beginning with the first moments of contact with prospective students and parents, Loyola’s admissions representatives, career development staff, and faculty provide an endless stream of career path discovery opportunities, the latest industry information, and most importantly, ways for students to put their interests into practice through involvement in real world experiences within their industry. As an example, a student pursuing a bachelor of science degree within the music industry studies program at Loyola University is required to graduate with at least one internship experience, and as such, they will meet with industry-trained staff and faculty starting within the first weeks of their program to develop their soft skills, increase their industry knowledge, and provide experientially-based opportunities such as job shadows, professional networking opportunities and most especially: targeted internships in which they practice and hone their craft within the industry. In turn, Loyola’sCareerDevelopmentCenteris dedicated to following a student from their first step onto campus all the way past the graduation stage and into the workforce. In addition to classroom information and individual coaching sessions to build student’s professional skill set, most recently, the Center launched its inaugural “Part-Time Job & Internship Fair,” providing nearly 500 Loyola students with the opportunity to meet with over 60 employers from around the New Orleans metro area. Loyola will also join other institutions across the city in the bi-annual Career Expo this coming October.

Loyola University New Orleans takes the mission of marrying the values of a liberal arts education and transformative career services seriously by way of inventive career programming, classroom presentations, and individual meetings. Students on Loyola’s campus consistently hear the mantra of becoming a “walking business,” regardless of their degree path; meaning that no matter if they find themselves in a corporate setting, artistic path, or a truly entrepreneurial venture, students are easily able to transfer and utilize their skill sets gained in the classroom to their professional pursuits. Due to the close mentorship of Career Development staff and university faculty, Loyola students represent themselves as unique, skill-laden professionals who will succeed in finding happiness in the job world after Loyola, as they think for themselves and innovate above the rest.

Hiring managers in the job market have moved beyond the blind assumption that a student has learned the skills necessary to succeed in their industry simply by earning a bachelor’s degree and are now looking for results-based proof that a student has already, and will continue to thrive in their profession. The task of thorough job preparation is now in the hands of innovative intuitions, like Loyola, who aim to infuse experiential learning and job preparedness into every inch of a student’s education, regardless of degree or career path.

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The Career Development Center team and I would like to extend a BIG thank you to the Loyola University New Orleans community for making our 1st Annual Internship and Part-time Job Fair such a HUGE success! Approximately 462 students were able to network with 65 employers who were hiring for various internship and part-time job opportunities. Employers like the City of New Orleans, Whitney Bank, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, The House of Blues, Langlois Culinary Crossroads, Reconcile New Orleans, International Culture Exchange Organization and many more!

Students, now that you have had the holiday to reflect on the organizations and conversations you have had, we encourage you to follow up with all potential internship and job leads.  Write a thank you note or e-mail to the representative(s) you met. Include another resume and, if requested, any additional information.

Lastly, we would love to hear your fair success stories.  If you received an internship or part time job offer as a result of attending the fair, let us know by emailing us at:


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