Career Development

Engage. Envision. Equip.

Welcome! The Office of Career Services provides student-centered, career-related assistance and programs, such as general career guidance, choosing a major, resume and cover letter advice, internship and job searching, interview preparation, professional networking and branding, applying to graduate school, and more. The Career Services staff is available to assist you during your career-related steps and journey to serve and influence the world.

If you are an employer seeking to post a position, click here.

Students are encouraged to:

  • Engage: Accept responsibility for their career needs and direction and connect with Career Services.
  • Envision: Examine their God-given gifts and talents in terms of vocation and calling; gain familiarity with the world of work.
  • Equip: Learn to adapt to and thrive in an ever-changing job market; utilize technology and social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, E-Portfolios.)

Additional Resources:

Career Exploration

God has given you gifts and talents to use for His glory. Career Exploration involves seeking His will and guidance from His Word. The tools listed below are useful as long as you seek His guidance first and always.

RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO CROWN COLLEGE

ADDITIONAL EXPLORATION/ASSESSMENT WEB SITES

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: A great source for career information. Includes job outlook, education requirements and salary information.
  • O*Net: Find occupations and how your skills match them.
  • ISeek: Another great place to explore careers and industries.
  • Minnesota Careers: A great tool to explore careers in Minnesota and beyond. Is a partner with ISeek.
  • Becomeopedia: How to become any career. Find information about how to become hundreds of careers, including education requirements, job descriptions, salary info and future career paths.
  • BrainTrack’s Career Guide: Evaluate career options and find much more info about careers. Their “Matching Passions to Careers” section is a great resource.
  • Career Exploration from “Find How” web site: A good source to learn about careers in many categories.
  • Career One Stop: Career assessment, exploration and job search tools. Their Skills Profiler is a great tool.
  • Job Shadow: Read interviews with people in various careers. A good way to explore career options.

CAREER FIELDS

Salary Info

What Can I Do With This Major?

What Can I do with this Major?
This is a convenient site to help you connect majors with careers in the workplace. For each major that interests you, choose “either the PDF or HTML version” to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

Choose “Links” to find a list of web sites or professional associations that provide additional information about listed majors and related careers.

Keep in mind that the information sheets and web sites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and not a comprehensive list. You may want to explore information and additional web sites from multiple majors to help you learn about a wide range of career opportunities.

Disclaimer: Not all majors listed are offered by Crown College. For a complete list of Crown College majors, visit www.crown.edu . Also, the websites listed under “Links” are not maintained by Career Services, but are provided as a convenience to students.

Please contact Darren Noble—Director, Office of Career Services–with any questions at nobled@crown.edu.

RÉSUMÉS

Résumés are an important element in your internship and job search. There are many good free web resources available, including:

Resume Writing

Crown College Career Services

Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab

  • The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University is a very popular and helpful free resource. It houses writing resources and instructional material for students, as well as users worldwide.

QUINTCAREERS.COM RÉSUMÉ AND C.V. RESOURCES AND TOOLS

  • Many helpful career-related resources on a variety of topics.

COVER LETTERS AND INTERVIEWING

A tailored résumé for each opportunity is very important, but so is a cover letter or letter of interest. Similarly, a cover letter should be tailored and specific to the situation.

  1. Writing a professional letter is important because it is often the first thing that employers see. When you write a poor letter the employer may not even look at your resume.
    Cover Letter Format
    Cover Letter Tips
  2. You will be more confident in an interview when you have prepared. The following handouts and sites will provide great information on how to do this:
    Interview – Before, During and After
    Questions that you might ask

Additional Resources

Graduate School Information

Learn about degrees, the application process, financial aid and testing.

Learn about and prepare for the LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, MAT and the GRE.

Finding, Researching and Paying for Graduate School(pdf) – tips to get you started

Graduate School Resources(pdf) – more resources to help your search

Additional information:

Jobs and Internship Opportunities

Crown College’s online career center* is powered by College Central Network®

College Central Network
* Create a resume or cover letter, post/access internships and jobs, read career articles, listen to podcasts, create a professional portfolio, and more.

Crown Student Work Opportunities

Would you like to earn some extra money while attending Crown College? Check out the Student Work Opportunities page for more information and current job opportunities.

Military / Veterans

Career Exploration tools from ISEEK: Match your military skills to jobs outside of the military: http://www.iseek.org/guide/veterans/veteranscareer.html

My Next Move: a good tool to explore tools and translate your military experience and skills to civilian careers. http://www.mynextmove.org/vets/

Job Search sites:

952.446.4352
nobled@crown.edu

Darren L. Noble, M.A.

Director, Office of Career Services

Darren L. Noble has more than 18 years combined experience in higher education, government, employment, corporate and nonprofit sectors. Noble arrived at Crown College in September 2013 via Upper Iowa University, where he was the director of the Office of Career Development. His other higher education experiences were at George Fox University (GFU) in Newberg, Ore., and Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Ore. At GFU, Noble served as the associate director of Career Services. He earned his master’s degree from OSU and his bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in Idaho. Noble is a huge advocate for students having internships because significant learning also takes place in the workplace, outside the academic classroom. He and his wife, Sheila, have two children and live in St. Bonifacius, MN.