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Experience award-winning career development resources designed to help you gain high-impact skills, prepare you for meaningful work and put you on a path toward your dream career.

Career development isn’t just an office or resource center at Dominican. It’s an engaging process that guides you toward your calling—and it begins on day one of your time here.

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Year 1: Informational interviews

Engage with professionals in your desired field, building connections and to gaining a better sense of what your future career might look like and how you can best prepare.

Year 2: Mock interview experience

Conduct practice interviews with real-world employers so you can further build your network and hone your skills.

Year 3: Industry-specific presentation

Connect with professionals in your desired field and present your portfolio and experience in front of them, gaining valuable feedback and connections.

Year 4: Senior showcase

A reverse job-fair-style event where the area’s top employers come to campus to connect with you. You’ll gain valuable experience crafting and delivering your elevator pitch and further build your network.

  • Wintrust
  • Paylocity
  • Discover 
  • Morningstar
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • DHJJ
  • Chicagoland CPAs
  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Oak-Leyden Developmental Services
  • Anne and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Catholic Charities
  • Bosch
  • Plante Morgan
  • Kohl’s 
  • Maya de Sol
  • Deloitte
  • Rush Oak Park Hospital
  • NBC Universal Media
  • And so many more

Earning a Call to the Big Leagues

Last summer, Chris earned an internship with Major League Baseball in New York City as a digital content designer. This gave him high-level experience that will help knock his career dreams out of the park. "It was such a great experience working in a fast-paced environment," Chris says. "This opportunity made me want to believe in myself more, want to tackle bigger challenges and also help other people do the same.” 

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The Dominican Difference

Each year, hundreds of world-renowned companies visit campus to connect with students
Students leave here job-ready with over 40 instructional sessions on how to navigate their career
All Dominican University students complete internships by the time they graduate
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For social mobility in Illinois
Most innovative school in Illinois