“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” – 1 Corinthians 12:7

Training for Impactful Ministry

Career Planning

Assembling research and artifacts to aid in discerning one’s ministerial vocation and career options.

Assessment Tools

Self-assessments to identify and validate aptitudes and skills.

The Resume

How to write a compelling resume and cover letters that tells your story.


How to use social media to proclaim the Good News and build a network.

Job Search

How to find the right ministry placement for you.

Job Search

Basic business and non-profit mission-oriented skills.


The goal of the CTU’s Pathways in Professional Ministry program is to support the transformation of CTU students’ vocations, as evidenced by their charisms, talents, and aptitudes, into fully actualized, marketable skills for pastoral leadership in the Church (ad intra) as well as outside the Church (ad extra). The program also offers skills training for mission-driven careers in the nonprofit and business sectors. The services are available to all current students, whether on an ordination track, religious, or lay.  Alumni are welcome to access the resources as they transition during their ministry careers and are invited to mentor and coach current students.

Our goal is to help students’ career planning such that every student will have a paid ministry placement waiting for them prior to graduation or be better skilled to provide pastoral leadership in their desired  ministry.  The Career Services program is guided by a Spirit-inspired mission culture of career readiness.

Ready to get started? Explore your ministry options or next career move. 

Contact careerservices@ctu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Or reach out directly to one of our career services team:

Herb Quinde at hquinde@ctu.edu

or Gerald Doyle at gdoyle@ctu.edu.

Ministry Career Guideline


Learn about CTU's career services for ministry guidelines and checkists.

Pathways in Professional Ministry

Job Listings


Stay updated and view recent postings for ministry related job opportunities in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

Job Listings

Inspiring CTU Alumni

Inspiring CTU Alumni

Highlighting the work that our alumni do is a vital part of telling the CTU story, and we want to ensure we learn the stories of CTU alumni from all corners of the globe.

Coming Soon

Career Services Events

St. Miles: A New Play on Black Sainthood by Jarrett King

    Staged Reading of a Play
5416 S Cornell
The Schreiter Institute at Catholic Theological Union Presents: A Staged Reading of “St. Miles”; A New Play on Black Sainthood by Jarrett King. St. Miles is a fictional narrative that […]

Raising Asian Voices in Interreligious Dialogue

Raising Asian Voices in Interreligious Dialogue" is a program to reminds us of the importance of promoting inclusivity and diversity in interreligious dialogue and studies. The panelists will discuss the necessity to embrace different perspectives and cultures to engage in meaningful dialogue that fosters understanding and respect.

2024 World Mission Institute

Register to join us for the 2024 World Mission Institute “Kairos for Creation, Kairos for Mission: Hope for our Common Home”. This event will be held both in person and virtually […]


Join us for a festive afternoon celebrating the Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at CTU.

Sundays at CTU Lecture with Fr. John Kartje

    In-Person & Online
From grains to galaxies, “through him all things were made.” Join us for an exploration and celebration of the real presence of Christ’s Paschal Mystery that sounds and resounds throughout humanity and the entire cosmos.

For Love of the Broken Body

    Book Event
210 BC
Sister Chioma Ahanihu, Director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, will join Sister Julia Walsh in conversation to discuss themes in Sister Julia Walsh’s forthcoming spiritual memoir, For Love […]