The Porter Family Professional Development Center exposes students to necessary career development resources, education and experiences to ensure a successful undergraduate and post-graduate experience. This includes building necessary career development skills, forming valuable connections, extending their professional networks, and standing out to employers/graduate schools.

Career Readiness includes:

EJN Profile

Each student should complete their Elon Job Network Profile, which includes uploading their resume to the site. The Elon Job Network provides students with a comprehensive database of job postings, internship postings, career events and on-campus employer programs.

Resume

Each student should have a comprehensive resume which highlights their unique experiences and skills. This resume needs to be reviewed by an Elon University Career Advisor and then uploaded into the Elon Job Network.

Sophomore Success

Registration for Sophomore Success is highly encouraged. Sophomore Success is a career development program available two times during the academic year. Sophomores can register for either the fall or spring event. This program provides an opportunity for students to interact with employers through a resume review, networking session and mock interview, as well as gain valuable information regarding professional and dining etiquette.

Excel Certification

Excel is a crucial component to succeeding in today’s business environments. Many students complete their Excel Certification, either within their Love School of Business coursework or outside of it.

LinkedIn Profile

Every LSB student should have a LinkedIn profile which includes: a professional picture and a comprehensive explanation of their work, leadership, research and community service experiences.

Internship

Every student should complete the BUS 381 Internship Course concurrently with an internship, allowing them to satisfy an Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) and gain valuable work experience within their perspective field(s) of interest.

Interview Prep

Students are encouraged to prepare for phone, video and in-person interviews by either engaging in a: interview preparation workshop, interview intensive workshop, or a one-on-one mock interview with a career advisor.

Career Event Attendance

All students should attend at least two career-related events on campus each semester. These events include the bi-annual Job and Internship Expo, Sales Meet and Greet, Accounting Meet and Greet, as well as a variety of Employer Information Sessions. A list of upcoming career events can be found on Elon Job Network and on the Student Professional Development Center website.