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Career Services

We offer a range of career development and placement services to students and alumni/ae. Popular career paths for our alumni include: campus ministry, pastoral ministry (faith formation, evangelization, social justice outreach, liturgy, music), teaching, hospital chaplaincy, restorative justice (prison/detention ministry), retreats and spiritual direction, mission identity in Catholic institutions, and work in non-profit organizations.

Please read on to discover resources for career opportunities, development, and other services.

Career Opportunities

For job announcements, see the Career Opportunities page for links to other sites with information on career opportunities in ecclesial ministry and related fields. JST students and alumni/ae may also email jstcareerservices@scu.edu to request to receive our weekly newsletter, Employment Opportunities. This newsletter links to job descriptions of positions in nearby dioceses, to employers who have reached out to us requesting applicants, and various other positions.  We often receive notification of positions, grant applications, vocational information, and calls for papers which we post in a binder kept in Compania and in the weekly Magis.

Resume Book

Every spring we send out a resume book featuring upcoming lay graduates that is distributed to potential employers with an interest in our graduates. To be included, please send a request to  jstcareerservices@scu.edu in December. You will be invited to submit a form and resume for inclusion.

SCU Career Center

See Create your Graduate Career Plan and Job Prep Toolkit for an outline of steps and resources. In particular, notice the following:

  • Handshake:   Create your profile in this platform that you can access through your single sign-on at MySCU Portal, where you also access your SCU G-Suite and other applications.  The job listings through Handshake are particularly relevant if you are entering a new field in which you have little prior experience or background.
  • Resume:  Update your resume using VMock.  See also the Resume section under Job Prep Toolkit, including sample Theology-related resumes.  See also the section on Cover Letters.
  • Networking and LinkedIn:  See this section under Job Prep Toolkit to learn more about how to cultivate a network of professional contacts associates, and create your LinkedIn profile.  We strongly recommend creating a LinkedIn profile that will serve you greatly in your professional life.
  • Interviewing:  See the section in Job Prep Toolkit, including Big Interview, where you can practice interviewing and receive feedback or share recordings with a mentor.
  • Advising Appointments:  You may schedule up to three 20-minute appointments with an SCU Career Center Advisor to review your resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile.  Schedule these one at a time through Handshake.