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
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Friday
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
“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
Creighton graduates have an overall success rate of 95.54%. Here is what they are doing within six months after they graduate.
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Career Center Resources
Creighton University recognizes that a strong relationship exists between academic and career goals, so the Creighton 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 and teaches career classes for those undergraduates that are still deciding on their academic majors and minors and for those that are just beginning their internship and job searches. The EDGE Exploration class and the EDGE Strategies class are primarily designed for underclassmen just beginning their discernment and career development process, but are both open to all undergraduate students. The Career Center also offers individual career counseling sessions as well as career interest surveys and online assessments instruments.
Career Center counselors and peer advisors assist students and alums with developing their resumes, cover letters and personal statements. Students are encouraged to upload their resumes to Jobs4Jays, 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 each and every job or internship for which they apply. These are regularly reviewed and critiqued by the Career Center as well. 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 Career Center website is a significant compilation of company, industry and labor market information along with job search products such as Focus 2, Jobs4Jays, Vault, Going Global, ReferenceUSA, CareerShift and many others. All of these internet products, links and resources are designed to help Creighton students and alums conduct the very best career discernment and internship/job search preparation as is possible. There are also a significant number of resources available to those students preparing for entrance to graduate and/or professional school.
The Career Center uses the Jobs4Jays career management system to publicize and promote every internship we receive from employers and alumni locally, regionally and nationally. Internships provide students the opportunity to develop their skills in the real world, gain experience related to their field of studies and career interests, and are an excellent way to “sample” jobs that might become a student’s career focus. Interns gain skills and experience that strengthen their qualifications and give them a competitive edge when applying for full-time jobs. Internship credit may be granted through individual academic departments and colleges. Many Creighton students graduate having completed at least one internship or research experience; many have two or three over the course of their four years at Creighton.
Most employers list internships and full-time openings on our Jobs4Jays website and/or request resumes of students and recent alums, but don’t necessarily come to campus to do interviews or attend career fairs. However, each year our fall and spring semester career fairs attract more than 200 employers. Approximately 100 organizations come to campus annually to conduct interviews. In the 2012-13 academic year almost 1000 interviews were conducted on-campus in the Career Center interview rooms. Information tables at a number of locations on campus are also available to employers and graduate/professional schools to recruit students.
Jobs4Jays is Creighton University’s online career management system for students, alumni, employers and Career Center staff. It is an internet resource that allows employers and staff to list all types of internships and jobs; it allows staff and employers to access a database of student and alumni resumes; and it is the software system that manages career fairs, events and on-campus interviewing for the Career Center. In 2012-13, more than 4200 job and internships were made available exclusively to Creighton students and alums through the Jobs4Jays system.