Phase 3: Graduation and Beyond
Launching your Loyola Career
- Connect with Community
- Expand Your Knowledge
- Commit to Faith, Justice, and Service
- Create Your Future
- Engage in Chicago and the World
- Find Your Calling
- Lead with Values
- Build your relationships.
- Continue to develop and expand mentoring relationships within the University and with professionals outside Loyola, including the use of your robust LinkedIn profile.
- Expand your horizons.
- Prepare to engage more actively as a member of a pluralistic community and to demonstrate cross-cultural competence both in and out of the classroom.
- Apply your skills.
- Become more involved in your education by asking about and applying what you are learning in different settings.
- Finish your studies.
- Complete academic degree requirements and act on career or graduate school plans.
- Tie it all together.
- Synthesize and apply your knowledge through your capstone course, research, and independent study.
- Help those around you.
- Formulate a plan on how you can give back to the community.
- Find time for reflection.
- Reflect upon the meaning of your college experience with mentors as you clarify your post-graduation plans.
- Complete 120 credit hours, including 45 credit hours at Loyola.
- Enroll in your 16-week Engaged Learning Experience capstone course, CPST 397.
- Update your resume for employment search or grad school applications.
- Put the finishing touches on your portfolio, making sure to include your updated resume.
- Discuss post-graduation plans with faculty, advisors, alumni, and mentors.
- Apply for and attend the graduation dinner celebration and commencement!
- How have you grown since you completed your Loyola admission application?
- How are you applying knowledge gained to create meaning post-Loyola?
- How are you integrating the knowledge, skills, and values learned to lead an extraordinary life and to set the world on fire?