Location and Contact Information
John P. Fahey Career Center
Harper Center, Suite 2015
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
Phone: (402) 280-2722
Fax: (402) 280-3450
Monday – Friday
Monday – Friday
“Using the talents that God gave you . . . . This is an obvious pursuit (and a uniquely Jesuit endeavor) that we attempt each and every day of our lives. However, it is more than that; it is a deep obligation that we need to adopt and require of each other. To have talent and skill toward a purposeful goal and to not use that God-given gift is, perhaps, the worst transgression of all. We all, indeed, have been given unique gifts and talents – we owe it to our God and to our world to use these talents, to reach toward lofty goals, and to engage our highest level of knowledge and skill for the good of our fellow man and for the Greater Glory of God.”
~ Ignatian and Jesuit Career Discernment
Career Center Resources
Creighton University recognizes that a strong relationship exists between academic and career goals, so the John P. Fahey Career Center is structured to better assist students in reaching their goals. Students who become familiar with the Career Center resources early on (as Freshmen or Sophomores) are more prepared for the transitions they face after graduation.
The Career Center staff coordinates the EDGE Scholars program, a four-year career and professional development program open to all undergraduate students. The program is designed for students who are determined to jump-start their career discernment, highlighting the importance of career preparedness through careful self-reflection, internships, exclusive networking events, unique career-specific shadowing, and mentoring opportunities. The Career Center also offers individual career counseling sessions as well as career assessments to help students learn more about their skills, values, and interests and how they connect with specific careers, majors, and workplace environments.
John P. Fahey Career Center counselors assist students and alumni with developing their resumes, cover letters, and personal statements. Students are encouraged to upload their resumes to Handshake, the Career Center’s career management system. Every resume that gets submitted is critiqued and approved before it is made available to potential employers. Every student or alumni job seeker should also be prepared to submit cover letters to every job or internship for which they apply. Since a large number of Creighton undergraduates have career goals that include graduate and/or professional school, the Career Center facilitates Personal Statement Workshops and regularly reviews drafts of these documents, as well.
The John P. Fahey Career Center website is a significant compilation of company, industry, and labor market information along with job search and networking tools such as Handshake, Vault, Going Global, CareerShift, and many others. All of these online resources are designed to help Creighton students and alumni execute the most effective internship/job search and networking strategies. There are also a significant number of resources available to those students preparing for entrance to graduate and/or professional school.
Handshake is Creighton University’s online career management system for students, alumni, employers and Career Center staff. It is an online resource that allows employers and staff to list all types of internships and jobs, and access a database of student and alumni resumes. The Career Center also uses this system to manage career fairs, events, and on-campus interviewing. In 2014-2015, more than 6,800 job and internships were made available exclusively to Creighton students and alumni through the Handshake system.