About OCS

About OCS

The staff of the Office of Career Services at Xavier University of Louisiana works with students to help identify and successfully develop a career path that aligns with their skills, values, and interests. Through one-on-one sessions and workshops, students can learn more about themselves and the career development process. Students receive assistance with resume construction, mock interviews, self-assessments, and online job postings in addition to various programming and workshops relating to all aspects of the job search process. Additionally, some Career Services staff serve as Embedded Career Advisors whose offices are located in the academic buildings of their focus to ensure that staff members are easily accessible to students across campus.

Xavier offers a variety of ways for students to obtain pre-professional experience as well. These include job shadowing, externship, and internship experiences. Job shadowing provides students with a short-term experience where, rather than having specific responsibilities, they observe the workday in a specific professional work environment. Externships are also short-term; however, students are responsible for specific, supervised duties. An internship is a supervised work experience usually related to a student’s field of study, for which the student may or may not receive pay and academic credit. A summer internship usually lasts from 10 to 12 weeks; however, many organizations offer internships through the academic year as well. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship during their matriculation to become marketable to employers and graduate/professional schools.

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From the airport to the St. Joseph's Academic and Health Resource Center: 

  • Take I-10 East to New Orleans. Take Carrollton Avenue (exit 232) and follow Carrollton until you can make a U-turn (approximately two blocks). After making the turn, come up to the Exxon station (at Washington Avenue) and turn right. Follow Washington Ave. approximately three blocks, then turn left at Pine Street and drive across the canal. You will see St. Joseph's on the right-hand corner, with the green windows.

From downtown to St. Joseph's Academic and Resource Center Take I-10 West (toward Baton Rouge). 

    • Take the Carrollton Avenue South exit. Cross the canal and turn left onto Washington Avenue. Follow Washington Ave. to Pine Street, turn left, and drive across the canal. You will see St. Joseph's on the right-hand corner, with the green windows. 

Where should I park? 

    • Visitors to the campus can park in any of the staff, student, or faculty parking lots (except in any spaces marked “Reserved”) after obtaining an official parking pass from the Office of Career Services in advance.

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