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Career Services


Career Services is dedicated to supporting students as they prepare for their career pursuits by providing resources that enable you to:

  • Meet one-on-one with professional career counselors;
  • Explore various career paths and industries;
  • Develop career readiness skills;
  • Network with professionals and employers; and
  • Apply for jobs and internships.

Additionally, Career Services partners with Chicago-area employers to help them recruit Arrupe students looking for employment opportunities. Jobs and internships are shared with students through the Career Corner newsletter.

Career Services Team

Sarah McNally works with Arrupe students to find and apply for jobs & internships.

Sarah McNally, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Recruiting, Arrupe College
Maguire Hall 224

Catherine Archer works with Arrupe students on career exploration and discernment, job application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.), and interview preparation.

Catherine Archer, LCPC
Career Development Advisor
Schriber Suite 115

A team of Career Advisor graduate interns is also available to meet one-on-one with Arrupe students.

Students can schedule appointments with Catherine, Sarah, or a graduate intern using Handshake.

Resume and Career Guides

There are several career guides that were developed for Arrupe students to support them in their career journeys. Log into your Handshake account to view and download these resources:

  • Resume Guide & Outline — Create or update your resume using these resources.
  • Arrupe Career Guide — Start here to make progress on your career goals during and after your time at Arrupe.
  • UndocuCareer Guide — This guide provides information and resources for undocumented students navigating the job search process.
  • Job Training Programs — Learn about job training programs that can be completed after your time at Arrupe, whether or not you earned your associate degree.

Additionally, Loyola’s Career Services office has developed job search guides as well as a YouTube channel that cover many different career readiness skills such as:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • LinkedIn
  • Professional Correspondence
  • Networking
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Interviewing Preparation
  • Job Search
  • Negotiation


Handshake is Loyola University Chicago’s online career services platform which can be used to search for and apply to on-campus positions, internships, and entry-level jobs, register for career fairs and events, schedule career advising appointments, and much more. To access Handshake, visit https://luc.joinhandshake.com/login and login with your Loyola UVID and password.

Get tips on how to use Handshake through their Help Center. Additionally, you can learn more about Handshake on the Loyola Career Services website.

Career Events

Students can attend a variety of career-related events throughout the year to connect with employers and learn about job & internship opportunities, including:

  • Career workshops, panels, and information tables with professionals and local employers
  • LUC Careers Fairs, which take place throughout the school year and are open to Arrupe students
  • Virtual and in-person events and workshops hosted by employers and the Career Services team
  • The Arrupe College Entrepreneurship Program, a six-week workshop series in partnership with The Gray Matter Experience

Learn about upcoming events in Handshake and in the Career Corner newsletter.

Career Exploration

While enrolled at Arrupe, you are encouraged to start connecting your interests and skills to different majors and career options. There are many resources available to assist you with this exploration:

Career Advising

  • You can meet one-on-one with a Career Development Advisor to receive guidance on exploring your career interests. Schedule an appointment through Handshake.

Career Self-Assessment Workshop (CSAW)

  • CSAW is a guided series of assessments that will help you discover key personal factors that are important to pursuing a fulfilling career. The CSAW is currently being offered asynchronously.
  • To sign up, schedule a meeting with a career development advisor, who will provide instructions for the online assessments and then meet with you to discuss your results.

Self-Guided Resources to Help You Develop a Career Path

Valuable Websites

  • What Can I Do With This Major? helps you connect majors to a variety of career options and shares strategies to make you a more marketable candidate for the types of careers you want to pursue. You can access this resource within the “Career Tools” box on the Loyola Career Services website.
  • CareerOneStop lets you explore careers and see detailed information about different occupations, including job descriptions, employment outlooks, typical salaries, education required, relevant skills, and more.

Professional Networking & Mentorship

  • Speaking directly with professionals is an excellent way to learn about different career paths. There are a variety of resources available to help you connect with professionals, including:
  • LoyolaLinked: a networking and mentorship platform for Loyola students and alumni
  • CareerSpring (passcode: ARRUPECOLL): a networking and job placement resource for first-generation students

Federal Work-Study and Student Employment

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal grant awarded to qualifying students as a part of their Financial Aid Package. It is earned by working a job designated as a FWS position, which can be either on campus or through Loyola’s community-based work-study program. With this program, Loyola partners with non-profit organizations who host FWS positions, allowing students to have internship-like experience which leaves them feeling a sense of real contribution to the community. You can review more detailed information about FWS and Student Employment Guide to learn more.

How Do I Find FWS Jobs?

Being eligible for FWS does not guarantee you will have a work-study job. You must search, apply for, and be offered a position to receive these funds, which are paid directly to students and can be used at your discretion. If you are eligible for FWS, you can search and apply for positions on Handshake. On the jobs page, you can select “All Filters” and then “Work Study” to see all available work-study positions. Some community-based partners exclusively hire Arrupe students for their work-study positions; these opportunities will always be promoted through the Career Corner newsletter.

If I’m Not Eligible for FWS, Can I Still Work On Campus?

Yes! Not all on-campus jobs require FWS eligibility. You can search and apply for on-campus positions throughout Loyola on Handshake. If you don’t have FWS eligibility, then you will only see positions that don’t require this.

Additionally, Arrupe College hires students to work in a variety of positions, more information about these opportunities will be shared when roles are available.

  • Office of Student Services Student Worker
  • Admissions Office Student Worker
  • Math, Writing, and Business Fellows
  • Orientation Leaders
  • ACUNI 101 Peer Instructors

What If I Still Have Questions About FWS and Student Employment?

If you have questions about your Financial Aid Package or FWS award, contact Viviana Arellano, Arrupe’s financial aid counselor, at varellano1@luc.edu.

Career Resources for Undocumented Students

Arrupe College is committed to supporting all students’ career development, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Undocumented students can face unique challenges in their career journeys, and students are encouraged to meet with career advisors to discuss options and opportunities that are available to you.

The Arrupe College Undocu Career Guide provides information and resources for undocumented students navigating the job search process. It shares recommendations on earning an income with and without DACA, entrepreneurship resources, legal support organizations, and more.