Graduate Resources

An overview of alumni benefits for Cardinal Stritch University.


Alumni Benefits

As a Stritch graduate, you will join a network of more than 32,000 alumni, earning automatic membership in the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association, which offers you a lifetime of benefits. For a complete list of benefits, please visit www.stritch.edu/alumni.

PLEASE NOTE: Your Stritch email account ends six months after your last day of classes, so be sure to update your email address with the Alumni Association in order to keep in touch. We communicate most often with our alumni through our monthly e-newsletter.

 

Grow Your Network with LinkedIn

You’re invited to join the Cardinal Stritch University alumni group on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a leading professional networking website used by more than 19 million people. Joining will allow you to find and contact more than 2,500 other Stritch alumni members on LinkedIn. The goal of this group is to help members:

  • Reach other alumni of Cardinal Stritch University
  • Accelerate careers/business through referrals from Stritch group members
  • Know more than a name – view professional profiles of fellow Stritch alumni

We’ve created a special Stritch alumni group so that alums can grow their networks. Your network consists of your connections, your connections’ connections, and the people they know, linking you to thousands of qualified professionals. Through this members-only group, you can leverage the power of the Stritch alumni network to connect with other Stritch grads and their connections.

Look for us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Stritch alumni have a presence on Facebook, too. Stay in touch by joining our fan page at http://www.facebook.com/stritchuniv. Stritch also is on Twitter. Follow us at http://twitter.com/stritchu.  

Update your Alumni Information

We’ve made it easy to keep in touch! You may email us at alumni@stritch.edu.

Career Services

With graduation around the corner, now is the time to evaluate your goals and develop your plan. Contact Career Services if you would like to meet with a career counselor to discuss your career decision-making, graduate school options, or job search strategies. 

Career Checklist for Graduates

  • Develop a job search plan. Career Services staff are happy to help you develop your strategy.
  • Update your resume and cover letters.
  • Update your StritchConnect profile, post a resume for employer viewing, and review job postings.
  • Focus on your career network. Approximately 75% of positions are filled through networking. Do your friends, family, and professional contacts know you are graduating soon?
  • Practice your interviewing skills in a mock interview.
  • Join a professional organization in your career field.
  • If you plan to attend graduate school, make sure now is a strategic time for the career you're planning and pay close attention to submission deadlines. Request Career Services to review your personal statement, which will accompany your application. Remember to provide your references with an adequate amount of advanced notice for letters of recommendation in order to ensure an excellent letter.
  • Continue to build your career-related experience through internships, part-time jobs, or volunteerism.
  • Pick up free contact card templates from Career Services. 
  • Attend career fairs including the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair in February.
  • Evaluate,negotiate, and accept a job offer.
  • Share your success stories with Career Services in our Graduate Survey.

Help Career Services Stay in Touch with You

StritchConnect is the Career Services resource for job postings, the employer database and career research tools. StritchConnect is also the best way for Career Services to stay in touch with you as a Stritch alum.

Please create or update your profile today with an email address you use regularly. Your initial username is your Stritch ID number and the initial password is “stritch.” Please contact Career Services at (414) 410-4157 if you have questions about registering for StritchConnect.

Career Services for Alumni

Career Services resources are available to alumni at no cost. We are available to assist you with all of your career-related activities, including:

  • Making career choices that are right for you
  • Assessing options and developing effective job search strategies
  • Identifying and researching potential local, national, and international employers
  • Developing effective resumes and other written employment search correspondence (i.e. cover letters, thank-you’s, stall letters, follow-up letters, etc.)
  • Practicing your interviewing techniques and negotiating your salary and benefit package
  • Comparing job offers and reaching a decision that supports your goals and future success

Vist the Career Services webpage for more information.