The University of Dayton Office of Career Services is a team of dedicated, caring professionals committed to providing excellent career related-resources, programs, services and opportunities that build confidence and job search skills. We serve as a connecting point between students, faculty, alumni and employers in an increasingly diverse and globally influenced job market. We are a leader in career planning and preparation, balancing the latest technology with personal guidance in the Marianist tradition.
The Career Services staff is happy to help with your career-related needs at every step of your college career. We can assist you with choosing a major, finding an internship or co-op job, or finding your first full-time position. Students are encouraged to make an appointment via Handshake with a career advisor, who can also assist you with résumés, interviewing tips, job search strategy and other aspects of the job search. Workshops are offered each fall and spring semester on topics ranging from choosing a major, to utilization of social media in a job search, to acing the top 10 interview questions and much more. A mini course is also offered on Choosing a Major.
All University of Dayton students, regardless of financial need, may apply for University-funded employment opportunities on campus. Positions are available in many campus departments, and hourly wage is based on experience and job description. Federal Work Study is awarded to undergraduates who demonstrate financial need and have FAFSA results on file by May 1. Federal Work Study opportunities are available for qualified students both on-campus and with off-campus organizations. All Student Employment positions are posted at Handshake.
The goal of any career-related experience is to provide practical work experience associated with a student's course of study and/or life experience. All University of Dayton students are encouraged to participate in an internship, cooperative education and/or other work experiences. These positions are posted in Handshake and Career Services can assist students in the pursuit of such positions, including program registration, when necessary.
Opportunities to Connect with Employers
Career Services offers resources and programming throughout the academic year for students to network with organizations from the local area, the Midwest region and beyond. Positions are posted in Handshake for internship, cooperative education and full-time jobs. Career fairs are held each fall and spring semester attracting employers from diverse industries, sizes and regions. Additional opportunities for networking include employer information sessions, resume review days and on-campus interviews.
Flyer First Destination Surveys
Our office, in collaboration with academic units, surveys graduating students to determine their first destinations upon leaving the university. After attempting to contact each student personally, knowledge rates, success rates and average salaries are reported annually. Want to know where our students go to work, study or serve upon graduation? We have that information for you.