Welcome to the Career Development Resource Page. The Busch School Office of Career Development is here to assist you with all of your career-related needs. Here you can find information about who we are, what we do, access downloadable forms, and learn about many of the best practices for your career search.

  • How can you connect with our office?

    Do you have a quick question, or want to know more about an event we are hosting?

    Email: career-development@cua.edu

  • Resume and Cover Letters

    Let’s face it. We all need to have a clean resume and a strong cover letter in order to land our dream job, no matter who we know! We know starting from scratch when working on these documents is not preferable. The Office of Career Development has tailored two downloadable documents that you can access. We have a resume template, that has been approved by our network of employers, as well as a cover letter template that explains how best to highlight your experiences and noteworthy achievements. 
  • Coaching Appointments and Walk-Ins

    Want to set up a Career Coaching Appointment to lay out a roadmap for your future career? Want to learn more about the career paths available to you based on your major? Perhaps you don’t know which major to choose and are simply wanting to know more.

    Schedule a Career Coaching Appointment here.

    Want to drop in and ask the Career Coach a question about your resume, cover letter, or job search? No need to make an appointment, just show up with your document or question in hand!

    15-minute walk-ins, 2:00–4:00 pm on Wednesdays in Room 430 of Maloney Hall. 

  • Certifications and Professional Licenses

    See below for how to get your CPA:


    More to come...

  • How To: Handshake and LinkedIn Profiles

    Handshake: This website is offered to Catholic U students and targets Catholic U students and alumni for jobs/internships, advertises on-campus interviews/information sessions/career fairs, and allows you to network with Catholic U alumni! Read this article for help on how to set up your profile.

    LinkedIn: This website is a way to manage your professional identity, and build and engage with your professional network. View this checklist of everything you should include on your profile.

  • Internship and Job Search

    How to Find an Internship Handout

    We suggest that prior to beginning your online job or internship search, you start by doing a self-evaluation about your interests, skills, and values. An online job search can be much more efficient if you know what you're looking for in a position or a company. 

    Before you begin searching for internships, we suggest you review our Intern Guide.


    If you are ready to search for available internships or jobs, and know what you’re looking for, we suggest you begin on Catholic U’s tailored job board called Handshake. If you haven’t yet created a profile as a CUA student, be sure to log in here.  Another great resource for your search is LinkedIn. If you have a company in mind without posted positions on Handshake, reach out to career-development@cua.edu. We will check our alumni database to see if there is someone we can connect you with to learn more.

  • Internships for Academic Credit

    Want to receive academic credit for your internship? Apply on Handshake! Need help applying for academic credit for your internship? Follow this step-by-step guide on the application process. 


  • Networking

    The Office of Career Development believes that networking to find employment is a great way to get an offer. Connect with alumni through our office, through LinkedIn, or through the Catholic U networking community, Alumnifire
  • Career Fairs

    Interested in attending the next Catholic University Career Fair? Click here to learn more.
  • General Recruiting Policies

  • Career Competencies

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) supplied these eight core competencies to develop throughout your undergraduate education.
  • Interviewing Tips