*All sessions take place during FLEX period.
4/2: Energy | Environmental | Sustainability Panel (CANCELLED)
4/15: Vocational Panel
4/22: Financial Literacy-How to Manage your money
May(TBD): Getting ready for a great summer internship
Note: Job Shadows begin in September and run all year on off school days
Career ConneXions, St. Xavier's experiential learning program is open to all St. X students and offers speakers, job shadowing, internships and more. We are currently looking for professionals to host summer interns. Check out the website to learn more! https://t.co/VKTc41MNTo pic.twitter.com/shRymKdYGL— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) March 6, 2020
Thank you to Bill Placke '61 for his inspiring session about Being a Man for Others in the business world. Keep an eye on the website for a video replay of this and other Career ConneXions presentations. https://t.co/IocnTyEPEr #menforothers pic.twitter.com/9crh7rQ56T— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) December 10, 2019
Attention Students! Join Career ConneXions for a guest speaker on pursuing careers with mission driven companies. Mr. William Placke will be here on Tues 12/10 @ Flex in Reynolds to tell his story of how he used his career in finance to serve the underserved. Free lunch! pic.twitter.com/CHrh7ZACSe— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) December 9, 2019
Every St. Xavier student can participate in the Career ConneXions experiential learning program. The program partners with alumni and industry leaders to provide job shadowing, internships, mentoring, informational interviews and more. Learn more at Open House Sunday 11/17 1-4 pm pic.twitter.com/RTE5CHaacw— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) November 17, 2019
Attention Bombers! Learn more about the mentoring/coaching program where you can get a mentor who can help in your school/work/college/career journey! The meeting is Friday at Flex in Reynolds and includes lunch! https://t.co/qhR2ZlqUqD pic.twitter.com/Q2bAwPS93n— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) October 9, 2019
Attention Students! Thinking about pursuing a career in Business? Hear about the different options available in the Business field from local professionals. Click the link to see the speakers. Friday 10/4 at Flex - Business Roundtable in Reynolds Room. https://t.co/vYK9EPrdkc pic.twitter.com/0yXQMFx0id— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) October 3, 2019
Career ConneXions hosted Rich Hidy '12 who spoke to students about 'Charting Your Course' - exploring different career paths, setting a course to achieve goals & the opportunities that a St. X education provides. Learn more about Career ConneXions: https://t.co/FpxNZ2QULb pic.twitter.com/eNnrOS5OOG— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) October 11, 2018
St. Xavier Career ConneXions 1/24— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) January 24, 2018
Jim Bender '91 Marketing Director, @Wendys Restaurants challenged students: Chart Your Course.Think Bigger.Confidence Rules Everything.Serve Others. He said, "Network. Shake hands. Keep your phone in your pocket. Success leads to opportunities!" pic.twitter.com/RuI8hoANva
St. Xavier Career ConneXions welcomed Eric Breissinger '85, President, Procter & Gamble, Canada to share leadership lessons. He said, "As 'Men for Others', People make the difference. Use what you learn at St. X. Be clear what you want to accomplish. Define it. Take the lead!" pic.twitter.com/xtK4mdoC5j— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) February 2, 2018
The 2020 Summer Internship Program
The application window has closed for Summer 2020 Positions. Watch your email for information on additional opportunities.
***NOTE regarding COVID-19 impact on Summer Internships: Given the unprecedented circumstances, we recognize some employers may no longer be able to host an internship. We will be making updates to the positions file posted here as information from employers comes in. Thus far we have had a small number of cancellations (noted in attached file). Please check this file carefully as you make your priority selections when you submit your application. If you have already submitted an application and are affected, you will be contacted via email to adjust your selections.
St. Xavier Experiential Learning Program (aka 'Career ConneXions')
St. Xavier is continuing to offer an exciting opportunity that can help shape the lives of St. Xavier students. The Career ConneXions program was started 2 years ago and is back again with the goal of deepening a students' understanding and learning through hands-on experiences and 'live' interactions. The St. Xavier Career ConneXions Program has a vision to connect students with outside adults (Alumni and Parents) in various professional fields as a means of discerning their passion and area of focus for college degrees and ultimately career choice.
What is offered in the Career ConneXions Program?
The Career ConneXions program offers:
- External speaker and roundtable discussions
- 1:1 and group Mentoring/Coaching
- Job Shadow Days
- Summer internships (paid and un-paid)
- Educational curriculum to provide skills such as interviewing, networking, and resume/cover letter writing.
- New for 19/20! Informational interview program that allows students a quick conneXion with a broad-array of professionals.
- All program are voluntary and open to all grade levels
What can you expect?
We offer an educational class and a speaker event monthly during flex (the lunch free period). We offer Informational Interviewing, Mentoring/Coaching, and Job Shadow Day Experiences throughout the school year. We are leveraging the existing school calendar to take advantage of 'off' days given our programming is outside of curriculum hours. Summer internship opportunities will target Summer 2020. Each event will be well publicized through existing communication channels at school and through email (e.g. Principal's Weekly). New this year will be a text messaging system that parents and students can opt into.
How can you get involved?
For Adult Volunteers: 100% of our programming is made possible through adult volunteers. We would like to encourage participation by seeking your input on where you (and/or your company) can get involved. As stated, there are a variety of ways to be involved, from a simple skype session, informational phone call, shadow day, up to and including a sponsored and paid summer internship. Click here to see a description of the opportunities and to let us know where you and your company can have an impact.
For St. X Students: This program has so much to offer as you plan your future. It's an exciting time to be part of this ground-breaking program. Click here to see a description of the opportunities available and let us know where you want to get involved.
We believe this program comes at a critical time in our students' journey to discover their life's mission with the benefit of learning from those who have experience and wisdom to share.
As Men and Women for Others, we thank you in advance for playing a vital role in shaping our next generation of St. Xavier leaders.
Third Annual Career ConneXions Week (Feb. 2020) at St. X draws more than 300 students!
A big THANK YOU to all who were involved in making Career ConneXions Week a rousing success! The students heard from Jim Schwaller about saying “YES” to your own adventure. They connected with Young Alumni at various stages of their careers, heard from current seniors about their college search and decision process and finally received coaching and interview practice from a number of our program’s adult volunteers. Our young men truly got to feel the power of the long blue line – thank you to all who contributed!