The Career & Life Success Program at Notre Dame creates learning experiences that take students beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. The program prepares young women for life beyond college by empowering them to identify and nurture their individual gifts and talents as they explore opportunities for future career and life success.
Three Goals for Students
A clear perception of their personality, including unique talents, strengths, passions, core values, goals and desires.
The development of essential skills necessary for future career and life success.
Knowledge of a variety of career options and the importance of fit with one's unique career preferences.
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- Complete Application Form
- Supplemental Questions (submit via application form)
- Current Resume (submit via application form)
- Parent Authorization (You will need to make a copy and submit via application form with the rest of your documentation)
- Applications are due Monday, April 24th at noon - No late or incomplete applications will be considered.
- Applications will be reviewed April 24th - May 5th
- If required, interviews will be scheduled the week of May 15th-May 19th.
- Decisions will be emailed to you between May 22nd -May 26th
Freshwomen: Get Inspired
Young alumna are invited into homerooms to share their story of their journey from Notre Dame, and how their ND interests and activities shaped their choices when in college.
Sophomores: Explore Your Passion
Alumna and community members are invited onto campus to complement the work that the Sophomores stared during their College & Career unit taught by the Director of College Counseling in the second semester of Gospel Stores, Gospel Choices. Speakers share information about their present career, what inspired them to choose this career, and the path they took to get there.
Juniors: Build Your Dream
Alumna and community members invited to participate as part of a “speed mentoring” activity to allow students to practice their networking skills and hear from alumnae/community members how they have found their passion.
Experiential Opportunities throughout the year to explore fields and careers of interest, and network with professionals in those fields.Workshops in mentoring geared toward next-step skills, such as resume writing, interviewing for jobs/internships, preparing for college, professional networking, professional protocol for social media, financial literacy; job shadows or short-term internship experiences.
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Programs for Our Students
Guest speakers provide students with real-world life experiences, bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace. They provide insight into different industries and career paths, as well as suggestions for curricular and co-curricular paths to help them achieve their goals.
Career development and networking opportunities allow students to learn about companies, industries and careers in a personal setting. Students visit local companies and engage with industry professionals, building their network while exploring career options.
Internships offer students a hands-on opportunity for career exploration and valuable workplace-readiness training. Students also see how their academic studies apply to the real world. The experience make sthem stronger candidates for college and jobs after graduation.
Job shadows are partial day (short-term 1-3 hours) workplace experiences that pair students with business professionals. Through hands-on projects that link workplace skills with academic learning, students develop an awareness of the educational and technical skills required for entry and advancement in business.
155 Individual Program Partners and 121 Community Partner Organizations including Adobe, Fairmont San Jose, 23andMe, Santa Clara University, Bloom Energy, Kaiser Permanente and The Tech Interactive.
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