Welcome to Dominican University’s Office of Career Programs & Employer Relations. Our mission is to ensure all Dominican University students have equitable access to professional development experiences, employment networks, and experiential learning opportunities in order to achieve success after graduation.

We seek to be a leader in career and professional development through our framework of ERA: Experience, Reflect, Accomplish.

    Our students experience career and professional development through activities like career fairs, mock interviews, employer virtual visits, and more. We also promote short-term and long-term professional experiences including internships, externships, and external engagement through partnerships with local and national employers.

    We strive to provide reflection through curriculum-based professional development that promotes growth in soft skills, self-advocacy, and specialized skills.

    We define career success as the attainment of a full-time job requiring a bachelor’s degree, graduate school attendance, or placement in a professional internship or volunteer experience. Starting day one, we accompany students on their career journey to promote early awareness of career interests and goals. Our students accomplish their career goals through: 

    • Personalized, industry-specific career mentoring from executive-level leaders 
    • Curricular alignment with industry standards and employer needs 

News & Advice

Dominican’s Support of Hispanic Students Featured in College and Career Guide

Dominican University’s efforts to enhance Hispanic student success were highlighted in a special edition of the bilingual suburban newspaper Reflejos.

The Reflejos College and Career Guide, published on Oct. 21, featured a piece, in Spanish, on Dominican’s new federal Title V grant, …

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New Grant Aimed at Enhancing Hispanic Student Success

Dominican University is the recipient of a new $3 million federal grant aimed at amplifying the university’s support of its Latine students and accelerating it toward excellence as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. 

The Title V grant, entitled “Avanzamos: Advancing Dominican University from Hispanic-Enrolling to Hispanic-Serving,” will close …

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Announcing ShopDU!

Calling All Entrepreneurs, Something Big is Coming to DU! 

ShopDU is a one-stop-shop referral platform that DU students and alumnae can use to direct new traffic to their business websites. These businesses include various art, products, and services from brands …

By Bianca Beteta
Bianca Beteta Assistant Director of Internships and Externships
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Networking at DU: Chicago Finance Exchange (CFE)

October 6th, 2022

On Tuesday October 4th, Dominican University and the Brennan School of Business co-sponsored an event with the Chicago Finance Exchange (CFE). CFE members, Dominican staff and faculty, and students heard from President of CFE, Kim Rice, President …

By Jessica Flores
Jessica Flores Graduate Assistant
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Employer Sponsors

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Contact & Location

(708) 524-6786

Lewis Hall
Suite 216
River Forest, IL 60305

Career Service Hours

M 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
T 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
W 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
TH 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
F 9:00 am- 4:30 pm