Mark your calendar for our next events!
10/1 - Alumni Speaker Rich Hidy from Merrill Lynch speaks on "Charting Your Course."
10/29 or 10/30 - Mark Rogers from the FBI speaks on "Careers in Large Corporations."
11/12 - Group Mentoring Forum (Open to all).
Week of Feb. 25 - Career ConneXions Week
St. Xavier High School Career ConneXions Week has provided students the opportunity to meet with young alumni to network and explore careers. And, student panels gave advice to peers about college testing, essay writing and the college search process. #LongBlueLine #MenForOthers pic.twitter.com/zwU9rvPB31— Cincinnati StXavier (@stxinfo) March 8, 2018
First-Ever Career ConneXions Week at St. X draws more than 150 students!
- See the Replay videos below.
- Bryan Jones speaking about Careers in Finance.
- Kickoff and Young Alumni introductions from the Young Alumni Career Roundtable.
- Seniors leading a discussion on tips when applying for colleges.
THANK YOU to all the students and Alumni who participated and made the week a success!
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
St. Xavier Experiential Learning Program (aka 'Career ConneXions')
St. Xavier is happy to announce an exciting new opportunity that can help shape the lives of St. Xavier students. Career ConneXions looks to deepen 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?
As some of you may be aware, we have sought opportunities for speakers from various industries through the Entrepreneurship Club and classroom-led events, as well as engaged young professionals through our annual Career Day. You can expect these activities to continue, and be strengthened by the additional formation of a program that will offer summer internships (paid and un-paid), shadow day experiences, and mentoring opportunities for our students. Additionally, a curriculum to provide job-readiness skills such as interviewing, networking, and resume/cover letter writing will be offered.
What can you expect?
We are now offering an educational class and a speaker event monthly during flex. We have recently launched the Mentoring Program and Shadow Day Experiences in January. We are leveraging the existing school calendar to take advantage of 'off' days. Summer internship opportunities will target Summer 2018. Each event will be well publicized through existing communication channels at school and through email (eg Principal's Weekly).
How can you get involved?
For 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 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.
A mentorship is a one-to-one relationship that provides "hands-on" learning and coaching based on a student’s degree or career interest. The mentor relationship generally lasts for multiple months, and frequency of the meetings can be determined by the mentor/mentee partners.
Mentee self-assessment goals worksheet
A monthly educational topic related to job readiness (e.g. Resume Writing, Interviewing, Networking, Etiquette).
Before and After Resume Examples
Buzz Words and Cover Letter Tips
College Interview Preparation
Interview Assessment Form
Interviews Do's and Don'ts
Possible Mock Interview Questions
Resume Building Template
A short-term experience where a student will follow or “shadow” an employee as he/she performs normal work activities. Typically, job shadowing is a half-day or a full-day field experience or tour of a business or organization. We have many slots open for 2018 job shadow experiences!
If you are an interested student, you can Sign-Up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084daeaa28a31-stxcareer.