As Christian career professionals who care about your student we share the same goal - to see that your student is equipped to effectively prepare for an internship/career-entry position, connect with potential employers, and transition well from Malone University to a God-directed vocation and/or graduate school.
Outlined are some of the advantages available to your student when they utilize the services provided by the Career Development in the Center for Student Success:
- Meet with a Career Development Adviser as early as freshman year
- Take Malone.MyPlan.com assessments and schedule follow-up interpretation appointment if not done in class - this site also helps students explore and choose a major.
- Gain an understanding of God's call on and plan for their life
- Recognize vocational abilities, skills and talents
- Learn to articulate who they are and what they want to do
- Maximize career-related opportunities to gain insight and experience in work areas of interest
- Activate a MaloneCareerConnect.com account to view Federal Work Study, part-time/seasonal jobs, internships, career-entry positions as well as announcements, career events and resources
- Research graduate schools, companies and organizations nationwide and abroad
- Present themselves in a professional and personable manner communicating their career objective
- Network with employers on and off campus and in class presentations
- Use Perfect Interview On-line Coach and schedule a follow-up review appointment
- Meet with successful alumni during our Alumni Career Chapel and Young Professional Chocolate Fountain Open House events
- Participate in numerous internship/job and graduate school fairs
- Conduct information interviews with professionals in the field, family, friends and employers
- Intern / co-op / engage in an experiential learning experiences as early as sophomore year
- Discover proven job search strategies, tools and resources
Suggested Activities and Reading:
- Regular Bible study including a chapter of Proverbs and Psalms each day
- Consider brief electronic devotions with your student - www.biblegateway.com
- Send your student notes of encouragement and inspiration. Remind them of the skills, strengths, talents, abilities and wisdom you see in them. Help them visualize opportunities and think without fear.
- Read through the Job Hunter's Guide (in print and online)
- Skim through RSS feeds and local papers & publications for bios and articles of interest to your student
- Build a list of strong schools or organizations and businesses in your area for summer work back home, and/or close to the university for internships during school
Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential by Gordon T. Smith along with the Study Guide
Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling by Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson, M.D.