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Students/Alumni

The Career Services staff are here to serve you as you explore your interests, develop as a professional, and search for job and internship opportunities.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

CAREER EXPLORATION

Meet for a career exploration session. You will have the opportunity to take assessments and review the results with the Career Services staff. Assessments include the Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and The Strong Inventory. These assessments will allow you to learn how your skills, values, interest, and personality align with certain careers.

There are also free online assessments that will help you assess your career interests.

Career Explorer
O*Net Interest Profiler
CareerOneStop Interest Assessment

Another great way to explore careers is to talk with professionals who work in the industry. Conducting an informational interview with a professional can give you a better picture of what the career entails and if it will interest you. Check out this list of informational interviewing questions in order to gain the most from your conversation.

CAREER EXPLORATION GUIDES

We also have included career exploration guides for our degrees at Grace Christian University. You can reference these guides to identify possible career paths for each degree. If you would like to see example job descriptions for jobs that you can get with your degree, please email Career Services.

Careers in Biblical Studies
Careers in Business
Careers in Criminal Justice
Careers in Exercise Science
Careers in Human Services and Psychology
Careers in Leadership and Ministry
Careers in Music, Worship, and Technology
Careers in Organizational Leadership

RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER DEVELOPMENT

The Career Services staff can help you develop your résumé in order that it highlights your experiences and accomplishments and makes you stand out to potential employers.

Example Documents:
Résumé
Cover Letter
Reference List

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Determining the right program and right university for graduate school can be challenging. The Career Services staff is happy to talk with you about whether furthering your education aligns with your career goals. Also, feel free to use these helpful websites to start researching graduate school options.

LINKEDIN

LinkedIn is a helpful tool you can use to connect with employers, alumni, and search for job openings. Future employers might look at your LinkedIn profile as a way to learn more about your skills and professional experience. For this reason, it is important to have a professional LinkedIn profile.

MOCK INTERVIEWS

Set up an appointment to practice interviewing skills and receive helpful tips on interviewing etiquette. You can also prepare by looking at our mock interview questions.

CAREER AND RESEARCH TOOLS

O*NET OnLine
O*NET is an online research tool that allows you to browse occupations, explore careers based on industries, and determine if your interests meet a career’s responsibilities. In addition, O*NET provides information about salary, expectant growth, and educational preparation for each career you select.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a free resource published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The Handbook allows you to search for careers based on occupation groups. Job summaries, entry-level education, and median pay is listed for each occupation.

JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Employers are looking to hire Grace students. For information about off-campus employment opportunities, please check out our Job Board.

If you need help finding a job or internship, Career Services can provide you with further researching tips to ensure you find a company and a position that fits your skills and values. You can also find job opportunities by utilizing online Job Search engines.

For a list of Veteran friendly employers in the state of Michigan, please refer to the Certified Veteran – Friendly Employers List provided by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

To connect with Career Services please email Amy Bolkcom at abolkcom@gracechristian.edu