Career Development Services

Internship/Career Resources - Connect OLLU

Connect OLLU is an online resource provided by the CCDT to connect students and alumni with employers. Contact us if you have any questions about Connect OLLU and how it can assist in your job search.

Career Advising

The CCDT staff is available to meet with students and alumni to provide assistance with career planning and the job search process. This may include assistance with a résumé or cover letter, or gaining information about job search techniques or interview skills.You can also schedule an appointment to take a career assessment to learn more about your skills, values and interests in relation to academic majors and occupations. Those who wish to schedule an individual meeting can call or come by the office to schedule an appointment. 

FOCUS 2 - Online Career Assessment and Career Planning

FOCUS 2 - Online Career Assessment and Career Planning Program is a self-guided, interactive career planning program designed to help you explore college majors and plan your career based on your interests, values, skills, personality and professional goals. FOCUS 2 can help:

  • Identify the major areas of study at Our Lady of the Lake University that best match your assessment results.
  • Integrate the results from your assessments to help you make education and career decisions.
  • Store your results in an online Career Portfolio that you can update as often as you like.

First time users: to create a new user account, contact the Center for Career Development and Testing (CCDT) at 210-431-3971 or at ccdt@ollusa.edu to receive an access code to create a FOCUS 2 account.

Returning users: click here to log in

To review your assessment results and for further assistance with career exploration and counseling, contact the CCDT to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

Résumé Development 

Students and alumni may receive assistance with their résumés and cover letters by scheduling an appointment or accessing the Résumé Creator tool through Connect OLLU.

Interview Preparation

The CCDT now offers a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help students prepare for a job interview more effectively. Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help users improve their interview technique and build confidence. Tools included in Big Interview include:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects to getting a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions

Access Big Interview

Career Map

We have designed a Four-Year Undergraduate Career Map for students to use to help them navigate the various stages of the career services and internship process throughout their collegiate career.

Career Closet

The Center for Career Development & Testing (CCDT) assists OLLU students and Alumni with developing the professional skills necessary to secure an internship or job. To help students prepare for the important interview appointments in their future, the CCDT now loans interview attire through its new Career Closet program.

For more information on this program, please contact the CCDT office at ccdt@ollusa.edu, 210-431-3971 or visit the office in Main Building, Room 123.