Institute for Career Development and Graduate School Planning

Our mission is to provide a system of services that guide and teaches students the process of career development for the purpose of effective career decision making.

Our aim is to:

  • Help students identify career goals by clarifying their interests, abilities, and career options via coaching and exploration
  • Teach students job hunting strategies while assisting them in their job search
  • Support students and faculty to complete the experiential learning requirement
  • Educate students about graduate and professional school options

Services Offered

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Students & Alumni

  • Career exploration, advising, and coaching
  • Job search strategies and skills
  • Use of the Joe Raphael ICG Studio for recorded mock interviews and self-promotional videos
  • Support to identify experience learning opportunities (internships, co-ops, etc.)
  • Graduate school information

Student Resources

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  • Classroom presentations and workshops by the ICG
  • Support to identify outside speakers for classroom presentations
  • Use of the Joe Raphael ICG Studio for recorded mock interviews, self-promotional videos, conference calls, virtual interviews
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  • On-campus recruitment
  • Access to online job platform
  • Invitation to on-campus events
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Handshake is Thomas More University’s online platform for students and alumni to post resumes, search and apply for jobs and internships, and learn about campus events. Employers can post jobs and internships, review student profiles, and learn about campus events. Click on the appropriate link below to join Thomas More University’s Handshake community.

Faculty – Please contact Samantha Palmer for access

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On-campus Jobs for Students

  • See openings for on-campus employment

Online Job Board for Work Study

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ICG Events

  • Review available workshops, career fairs, and other career-related events

ICG Career Events Calendar

contact us

Robin Norton, Assistant Director | 859-344-3386

Samantha Palmer, Coordinator of Career Planning | 859-344-3326

Kiera Bowman, Project Coordinator | 859-344-3685