Local and Regional Employers


Without partnerships with local and regional employers, the Career Center wouldn't be able to offer the services we do.

Employers

You're important to us!

Whether it's mentoring a student, attending a Career Fair, offering internship and job opportunities or speaking to a class about how to advance in the "real world," our local and regional employers play a vital role in the success of our students – now and in the future.

We are eager to partner with you. Call us today at 563-333-6339 to discuss how we can help each other achieve our goals.

EMPLOYERS: Post full- and part-time jobs, internships, and more on BeeCAREERS!

Learn more about BeeCareers (pdf) Log in to BeeCareers

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Academic Programs

College is a great time for exploration, so we have dozens of majors and programs for our students to choose from in business, arts and sciences, and health and human services.

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A Multicultural Experience

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With 20% of our students belonging to a minority group, the Ambrosians community is dedicated to welcoming, appreciating, and understanding different cultures.

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Why Hire an Ambrose Student?

Employers answer that question

"The SAU student intern provided a fresh perspective into how we operate as an agency, allowing us to re-evaluate tasks and increase productivity. The intern exceeded our expectations and has made clear the specific character traits and work ethic we desire in our future employees."
-Probation officer, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

"She implemented creativity, flair, and an engaging tone .... She knew the market we were targeting and spoke directly to them. On a professional note, she was punctual, came prepared with the appropriate amount of knowledge through her coursework, had goals she wanted to accomplish and saw them through during her entire time here with us."
-Manager, QC Botanical Center


Employers: Start Here

Recruit

We make recruiting an Ambrose student pretty easy! We start with an excellent product: OUR STUDENTS. 

Employers tell us that Ambrose students are:

  • well-rounded, creative individuals with strong analytical skills.
  • invested in the community. More than 95% of Ambrose grads stay in Iowa and Illinois after graduation.
  • excellent writers due to a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts.
  • prepared to be professionals. With help from the Career Center, they've practiced for interviews, polished their résumés, and are ready to contribute in meaningful ways.

Look below to learn more about how you can recruit an St. Ambrose student.

Career Fairs

ProFair

ProFair is a premier event presented by Augustana College and St. Ambrose University, connecting our students and alumni to prospective local and national employers, internship opportunities, and graduate schools. ProFair is held in the fall and spring.

2018-19 Dates

Thursday, September 20, 2018: Time TBA | Augustana College, PepsiCo Center

Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Noon-3 p.m. | St. Ambrose University, Rogalski Center Ballroom

Employer registration required. 

Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair

This annual event is presented by the university and allows employers to connect with students and alumni who are seeking fieldwork opportunities, internships, clinical experiences, and full-time employment in the fields of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, physician assistant studies, and social services. 

2018-19 Dates

Thursday, November 15, 2018: 3:30-5 p.m. | Rogalski Center Ballroom

Thursday, February 21, 2019: 3:30-5 p.m.| Rogalski Center Ballroom

Employer registration required. 

Recruit Students On Campus

Are you an employer seeking the best and brightest candidates? At SAU, we give you an exclusive recruiting opportunity that increases your visibility and brand recognition, and we'll help you manage candidates through BeeCareers.  

Career Center staff will market your job opening to students and gather their application materials, including résumés, cover letters, and transcripts. Then, students schedule an interview with you on the dates and times you provide.

Step 1: Post a position on BeeCAREERS.

Step 2: Schedule an interview day on our calendar.

Step 3: Preview and invite selected candidates for an on-campus interview.

Call 563-333-6339 for additional information!

How to Request an On-Campus Recruiting Schedule (pdf)

Hire

Our students are inquisitive, engaged and have excellent communication skills. And when you hire one for an internship or a job, you reap those benefits (and more) of their liberal arts education. 

Our online job site, BeeCareers, makes your hiring process easy. See the information below. 

Post a Job Opening

Through BeeCAREERS you can post jobs, internships, request recruiting schedules, review student résumés, and much more.

Here are some documents to get you started:

Post an Internship

An internship sets an applicant apart in the hiring process. It shows they have hands-on experience, skills within their intended career path, and (maybe) made some mistakes along the way from which to learn.

You can give our students that edge by hiring one (or more) for an internship. And as an employer, you benefit, too.

You'll stay in-tune to what young professionals are seeking in a work environment, groom students for your specific industry, and gain fresh perspective and talent.

Internship Program Highlights

Your internship program may include any or all of these aspects:

• Part- or full-time/paid or unpaid internship that typically lasts 3-6 months
• Incorporated into the work: learning objectives, observation, reflection, evaluation, and assessment
• Promotion of academic, career, and/or personal development

We want to help you develop and manage a successful and effective internship program (pdf).

Give Career Advice

When you look back on your first job after college, what do you wish you knew then? Did someone help you along the way?

We want our students to have the best chance at success right off the bat. Below are some fun, and interesting, ways you can get involved.

Volunteer as a Career Advisor

You can help our students grow and develop by sharing your career experience and knowledge. Talk to a student about what they need to be doing now to be successful in your field, them about internship and job shadow opportunities, and discuss other career-related topics. Your time, tips, and guidance will make a huge impact on a student's professional journey.

GOALS

  • To foster relationships between St. Ambrose alumni/friends and current students to enhance their career knowledge and the importance of setting goals.
  • Create a resource for students to help them build a professional network and conduct a successful job search.
  • Give alumni and friends of the university a unique opportunity to give back.

BENEFITS

  • You get to develop the future workforce while giving back to the Ambrosian community.
  • Enhance your coaching skills. 
  • Satisfaction from helping students and fellow alumni grow and develop into professionals.  

Register to Serve as a Volunteer Career Advisor*

*If you register for this program, it is NOT guaranteed that a student will contact you

Mock Interviews

Mock interviews are one of the best ways you can help prepare students for the professional world. 

Many companies find behavioral interviewing is an effective method for hiring. And while we hold seminars and presentations about interviewing, we believe the best preparation for students is an actual interview. 

During our spring and fall Career Boot Camps, and our spring Health Sciences Career Boot Camp, students can sign up for speed mock interviews with employers like you.  All Boot Camps are in the Rogalski Center (campus map) and we make it easy for you to get involved. Contact the Career Center at 563-333-6339.

 

Etiquette Dinner

Sponsor a table at our etiquette dinner, and create a BUZZ on campus about your company or organization.

The etiquette dinner begins with a networking event with our students, followed by a delicious, four-course meal served during an etiquette presentation from an image/etiquette leadership consultant.

Benefits to the Employer

  • Network with students in a relaxed setting
  • Increase your visibility among SAU students
  • Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Sodexo chefs

Email the Career Center or call 563-333-6339 to sponsor a table.

Contact


Kim Matteson, Director

Career Center
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6339
CareerCenter@sau.edu

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!