Loyola University Maryland Career Center records
Scope and Contents
The Loyola University Maryland Career Center records - circa 1990, circa 2001, 2017-2019 - contain publications, flyers, posters, marketing materials, and an annual report created by the Career Center.
- Creation: circa 1990, circa 2001, 2017-2019
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This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Loyola University Maryland Career Center records are the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.
Biographical / Historical
The first mention of what would become the Career Center is in the 1959-60 catalog under the heading “Career Guidance” and is limited in scope: “Guidance concerning education after college is afforded by the chairman of the several departments and the Dean of Studies. They will assist students [in making] applications for admission to graduate and professional schools and to investigate scholarships, assistantships and fellowships in institutions of higher education.”
The 1966-67 catalog adds to this description that a Fellowship Committee has been established to collect “information regarding available fellowships, assistantships, and other financial aids, to make this information available to the student, and to encourage the student in applying to graduate and professional schools.”
In the 1968-69 catalog, under “Career Guidance,” the language has undergone a change and broadens the scope of guidance beyond further education: “Students should always feel free to consult their Advisor, the Dean of Studies or other members of the faculty concerning their plans for a career after graduation. It is not too soon for students in the freshman year to begin considering and planning for their future careers.”
In the 1975-76 catalog there is first mention of the office of Career Planning and Placement. Kathleen Yorkis is listed as the director of this office. There is language that greatly expands the scope of what had been previously available to students. Assistance includes “helping individuals identify career goals, make plans to reach them,…learn how to write a resume, learn interviewing skills, decide when and how to change jobs…and establishment of a reference file.” The office also offers to arrange employer interviews and assistance with obtaining part-time and summer employment.
In the 1990-91 catalog the name has changed to the Career Development and Placement Center and states that the Center “provides services to assist students in all aspects of the career development process.”
The Career Center first appears under its current name in the 2005-06 catalog. It is described in the 2019-20 undergraduate catalog as follows:
The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland serves all students and alumni in discovering fulfilling career paths, preparing to present their best selves to the world, and maximizing available resources to achieve their goals. The Center helps students and alumni at whatever point they are in their career journeys, from the first day of undergraduate classes to late career changes. The Center has developed a unique, four phase approach to serve all students and alumni, assessing where they are and helping them make progress toward their goals. This process includes an initial cycle of self-discovery and experience aligned with Loyola's commitment to Ignatian pedagogy, and final phases focused on practical preparation and pursuit of opportunities.
The Career Center supports the career development process through numerous services and resources including individual counseling and coaching, events and workshops, job and internship connections, on-campus recruiting, and alumni engagement and networking. The Center is a University partner in the Handshake network of schools, connecting to over 200,000 employers offering jobs and internships in diverse fields across the country. The Center also offers Loyola Connect, a student and alumni focused networking platform that makes it easy to meet fellow Greyhounds in diverse career areas and learn insider perspectives.
.69 Cubic Feet (One half-size legal document box, one flat box, two oversize folders)
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The Loyola University Maryland Career Center records - circa 1990, circa 2001, 2017-2019 - contain publications, flyers, posters, marketing materials, and an annual report created by the Career Center. The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland serves all students and alumni in discovering fulfilling career paths, preparing to present their best selves to the world, and maximizing available resources to achieve their goals.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials in this collection were transferred to the Archives from the Career Center in 2019.
This collection was processed in 2019 by Jenny Kinniff.
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