University of Notre Dame
Career Development Resources
Graduate professional development at Notre Dame is focused on four core components: Career Development and Placement, Ethics, Research, and Teaching. A schedule for currently scheduled professional development events caqn be found at http://graduateschool.nd.edu/professional_development/pdcalendar/
Provides students and alumni with career counseling and career development services, self-assessments, workshops, presentations for academic departments, career fairs, and mock interviews, in addition to other services.
Interactive workshops, panels, and guest presentations explore a variety of teaching and learning related topics. Session topics include Keeping Students Engaged in Class, Promoting Critical Thinking in the Classroom, and Teaching Well Using Technology. For programs see http://kaneb.nd.edu/programs/; current events can be found at http://kaneb.nd.edu/events/.
Provides academic achievement, career placement, and leadership development programs and services for historically underrepresented students and provides opportunities for all students to explore multicultural education, critical literacy, and identity development.
During the Fall semester of each year the department employs an outside specialist in recruiting to discuss career options with the students, perform mock interviews, help in preparing CVs and also to utilize the department’s long-standing relationships with several of companies to schedule on-campus interviews. This program has been highly successful and our graduates go on to secure excellent positions in both the private and public sectors. Recent scientific companies recruiting our graduates include Eli-Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Abbot Laboratories, Texaco, Shell, 3M, Pharmacia and UpJohn, IBM, Mobil, Exxon, GE, DuPont, Genentech, and Rohm and Haas.
The CBBI Program runs the Career Path Seminars in which invited speakers share their career experiences. Speakers who have taken various career paths (academia, industry, government, patent law, entrepreneurship, science writing) are invited. The format is for the speaker to give introductory comments, with most of the time available for questions and answers. Students serve as moderators to train them to introduce speakers, as well as to train the students how to stimulate discussions. In addition, trainees are actively involved in deciding who the speakers should be and the format of the Career Path series. In addition, the students host the speakers, as well as meet with the speakers providing them with one-on-one opportunities to network and obtain a deeper understanding of career paths. For a list of speakers see http://cbbi.nd.edu/cbbi-events/.