When Jazmin Guzman '16 entered her senior year at Loyola University Maryland, she had a job already lined up for after graduation, thanks to her hard work and Loyola's Career Center.
"The Career Center was a huge resource in both preparing for and lining up interviews with potential employers," said Guzman, who works as an associate consultant at a Tier 1 investment bank in a business analyst capacity. "Loyola students have incredible access to connections, both in the Baltimore-D.C. metro area and all over the country—and world—through the Greyhound network."
Prospective students and their parents want to know that graduates will receive job offers soon after graduation. Loyola ’s Career Center provides individualized career guidance to students and alumni, taking a distinctive approach. The Career Center leads students through a four-phase process, which begins with self-discovery, moves into exploration, then preparation, and finally to active pursuit.
Through online tools like Handshake, which connects students with employers and employers with students, and Loyola Connect, a platform designed to connect the Loyola community, the Career Center helps guide students and alumni down the path to career success.
“St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged people to identify their individual talents and figure out how the world needs them. That’s a great starting point for how you find a successful and fulfilling career,” said Jim Dickinson, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Career Services. “As an alumnus, I know firsthand how Loyola helps guide you through academic and personal growth. It’s such a great environment to start thinking about how you want to take those learning experiences and apply them to a career. And I think that model of education really positions Loyola grads to be well-prepared for the workplace.”