Career Services

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.

 

At Career Services, 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.)

 

 

Career Central
For StudentsFor Employers

 

Employers, have access to Career Central, allowing you to post jobs that land directly in the paths of Crown College students.

Focus2Career

As a Crown College Student, you also have access to FOCUS 2 CAREER which is a Career and Education Planning System that can help you make more fulfilling career and education plans.

 

 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Résumés

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

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

Cover Letters + 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

  • Quint Careers: A Huge Resource for Letter Writing. Loads of great information on interviewing.

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:

CollegeRecruiter Jobs

 

Get connected to a job that fits your needs, whether you are looking for an internship, part-time or full-time job, just type in any keywords and the location to get started.

 

 

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:

Employers

Crown Colleges uses the database program of Career Services Central for any job and internship postings. Current students and alumni are informed this is the official site for job searching and Service Credit opportunities. To post a position you must first create an account. 
All internships and on and off-campus jobs, including work-study positions, can be posted on the Crown Career Network. Click on https://www.collegecentral.com/crown/
If you do not already have an account you can click on “Employers” to create your account. Through your account, you can post positions and search resumes.
Go to:
Once your registration is reviewed and approved, you will receive an automated email that includes your Access ID & Password and defines your access level. *This process generally takes 1-2 business days on average, and during this time frame, you will not be able to login or post an internship or job.  
If you have any additional questions, let us know at careerservices@crown.edu.