Home

About Us

SURVEY FOR AUG & DEC 2013 GRADS

Undergraduate

Graduate

Alumni

Employers

Parents

Faculty & Staff

Resources

Request a Presentation

Business Career Center


Contact Us

Marquette University
Career Services Center

Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
E-mail | Staff Directory

facebook iconlinkedin iconemail icontwitter iconyou tube icon

 



Print Friendly and PDF

 

YOUR Target List

Post-Grad Job Search

Develop a target list of employers with whom you would like to work

Targeting employers puts you in full control of your search. Think about those employers for whom you would like to work. Choose a specific industry or facet of your field on which to focus. For example, communications graduates can work in public, academic, corporate, or other special settings, or they can opt to not work in a “traditional” role but expand out into sales, management or even consulting.

Online Resources

The best resource is each organization’s website. Below are some of our favorite additional online resources, which offer different ways to locate company information.

  • Reference USA is a database of 12 million companies and organizations. It is searchable by geographic location, SIC codes, company size, etc.
    - Access:
    1. Current Students, Faculty, and Staff Access Reference USA from an on-campus location.
    2. If you are connected from off-campus, you must have your browser set up to use the library proxy server. Learn how to connect to the proxy server.
    3. Alumni and Off-Campus Students, Faculty, and Staff please contact the Career Services Center for a password 414-288-7423 or career.services@marquette.edu. If you already have a username and password, click here.
  • Book of Lists: This resource provides you with listings of hundreds of the hottest area companies in their fields, by ranking. MU CSC has Book of Lists for Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis
  • The Riley Guide: A compilation of sites designed for employer and company research. Includes business and non-profit directories, business rankings, financial and stock market sites, and more.
  • Vault provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company or profession - and how to position yourself to land that job.

Post-Grad Service Programs Search

  • Create a list of potential programs in your career field of interest; start exploring programs.
  • Research programs based on your satisfying occupational characteristics. Haven’t identified yours yet?
    Refer to “Your Satisfying Occupational Characteristics” section.
  • Make note of application requirements and timelines for the programs.

Online Resources

Marquette University Center for Community Service

  • Links to programs by area of interest
  • Information about annual Post-grad Service Fair

Post-Grad Education Program Search

  • Create a list of potential programs in your career field of interest; start exploring programs.
  • Research programs based on your satisfying occupational characteristics. Haven’t identified yours yet? Refer to “Your Satisfying Occupational Characteristics” section.
  • Make note of application requirements and timelines for the programs.
  • Determine which programs you plan to apply to, and begin the application process.
  • Apply to nine institutions (programs):
    • Three “safe” schools: a program that you will almost certainly get into because your test scores, GPA, and grades are well above average when you look at the program’s profile.
    • Three “reach” schools: a program that you have a chance of getting into, but your test scores, GPA, and grades are a bit on the low side when you look at the program’s profile.
    • Three “match” schools: a program that you are pretty likely to get into because your test scores, GPA, and grades fall right into the middle range when you look at the program’s profile

Online Resources