Counseling + Career Center (CCC)
Student Counseling Resources
For more info, sending a message, or making an appointment
Student Career Resources
For job opportunities, the Trumotivate assessment, and other career resources
To post jobs and internships online, and register for on-campus recruiting and events.
Student Counseling Resources
Crown College offers free, confidential, personal counseling and career counseling to all undergraduate students currently enrolled at Crown and on campus. We also offer online “coaching conversations” for all online students at the undergraduate and graduate level on a limited basis.
Counseling and Career Center (CCC)
9:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday
After hours – For an Emergency or Crisis:
Contact your RA or
Call the Residence Life person on call at 612-547-9531 or
Connect with the local Carver County Mental Health Crisis Team 952-442-7601
(Or dial 988 for the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline)
Go to the nearest Emergency Room
Bill Johnson – The Director of the Counseling and Career Center – firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Talbert – Career Services Coordinator – email@example.com
To make an appointment for personal counseling or to send a message please click on a counselor’s name below.
For all ON CAMPUS students please select “Individual Counseling – In Person.”
For all ONLINE students please select “Caring Conversations.”
If you’re unable to find a time that works for you, please message us to explore options or to get on our waiting list.
Bill Johnson – Director of the Counseling Center
Erin McKenzie – Counseling Intern
Heidi Zimmerman – Counseling Intern
To make an appointment for career counseling or send a message please email Don Talbert – firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Career Resources
Career Services is here to assist you with taking your next step as you follow the Lord, whatever it may be. Get help with career exploration, choosing a major or learning what you can do with that major.
Get personal help with resumes and cover letters, interviewing, jobs and internships and applying for graduate school.
To make an appointment for career counseling email Don Talbert, Career Services Coordinator – email@example.com
See the links below for great resources that will help you get started.
Local, national and international employers post positions for Crown students and alumni. Set up a Handshake account and search for internships, and part-time and full-time jobs.
Take the PathwayU and Trumotivate assessments, check out “What Can I Do with this Major.” and find other helpful resources
Career Preparation Resources
Contact Don Talbert, Career Services Coordinator for individual help with any of the items below. firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.446.4355. My office is in the Counseling Center.
In addition to the resources below CollegeGrad has very helpful free resources.
Four year Career Development Plan to guide you as you complete your degree and gain experience.
“PathwayU” to discover your purpose, your gifts, and connect them to education and careers.
“What Can I do With this Major” and to learn about majors, careers for those majors and strategies to get to the career.
“Trumotivate” to understand what motivates you, and careers that fit you.
Informational Interviews are a excellent way to explore careers. This is a great article from indeed on how to conduct an informational interview.
Informational Interview handout from Crown College Career Services. How to plan and conduct one.
Truity.com: find out your personality type (MBTI) and careers that fit you. Take the free “Typefinder” assessment then look at the specific information about your personality type.
Holland Career Code test: another great tool from Truity to help you understand the way you are created and potential careers.
Just like the job search, you should start by thinking about your network of contacts (family, friends and professors) and start there to search for an internship.
Businesses and organizations post their jobs and internships on their career/employment pages, so it is best to go directly to the company website. Note: They will have deadlines to apply, and you need to start your search for an internship early. Many employers are posting their opportunities early in the Fall semester!
Handshake has many internships, including internships from employers that specifically want to hire a Crown Student!
Here are other good internship posting sites:
Résumés are an important element in your internship and job search. I do not recommend using any resumé template that you find on the internet. They are frequently not in a format that employers are seeking from a candidate, nor are they Applicant Tracking System friendly. Contact Don, Career Services Coordinator for individual help.
Crown College Career Services:
- Resume Worksheet, use this to gather the information needed to write your resume
- How to Write a Resume
- For resume samples specific to your major, email me. I’ll email a sample that is a Word document that you can use as a guide to create your resume. When you’ve completed a draft, we can meet to review/refine it. email@example.com
- Professional References Sample use this to create your reference page
- Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) friendly resumes: from jobscan.co
- Resume Go allows you to analyze your resume to ensure it is not blocked by Applicant Tracking Systems and provides helpful feedback to optimize your resume.
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 letters must be tailored to the position.
- LiveCareer: A good cover letter building tool.
You will be more confident in an interview when you have prepared. The following handouts and sites provide great information on how to do this:
- Interviewing Process – Before, During, and After
- Questions that you might ask
- Hard and soft skills: what’s the difference and how to show that you have them. A good article from indeed.
- Behavioral Interview Questions a great article from indeed. It includes questions and sample answers.
- Answer questions with STAR stories to show the employer that you are the right person for the job. This is another great article from indeed.
- Skills and Qualities that Employers seek, and some interview question categories.
- After the interview, send a “thank you” letter, card or email.
- Research salaries for your position. indeed and glassdoor are very good sites.
Learn about degrees, the application process, deadlines, financial aid, and testing.
Learn about and prepare for the LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, MAT, GRE and more.
Finding, Researching and Paying for Graduate School – tips to get you started
Graduate School Resources – more resources for your search
Faith based colleges and universities:
- Crown School of Online Studies & Graduate School
- Alliance Theological Seminary: The C&MA seminary and graduate school in New York.
- Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
- Christian Grad Schools: a good list, but not comprehensive.
Online Master’s Degree programs. This site has very helpful links with great information.
Many employers post jobs for Crown students and graduates on Handshake. Create an account and search for internships, part-time and full-time jobs.
Networking and LinkedIn are important tools for your job search. It’s a mistake to just rely on applying online. Many jobs are filled thru Networking!
Build your LinkedIn page, then you can Network and search for Jobs: Use this LinkedIn course to help you.
How to Prepare for a Career/Job Fair. This is a great brief article from College Avenue.
Here is a good link to: A guide to Compensation and Benefits
March 6, 2024, from 10a-11a in our Athletic Center We’ll have our annual Job & Internship Fair during chapel. Businesses, ministries and Christian camps will be here to recruit you for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, summer jobs and internships. As employers are registered for the Fair, their contact information and what they’ll be hiring for will be added here.
Employers registered so far! Thanks to our sponsors: Skyhawks and Jovie!
Koch Bus Service, Waconia, MN
New Horizons Academy
Camp Timberline, Estes Park, CO
Converge – Great Lakes Region
For jobs in biology, health sciences and exercise science, use sites like indeed, LinkedIn and glassdoor, or go directly to the website of the company that you want to work at. Search by job title and location.
Fitness Jobs Fitness, Recreation, Aquatics, Spa jobs
For jobs in business, use sites like indeed, LinkedIn and glassdoor, or go directly to the website of the company that you want to work at.
Search by job title and location. “Entry Level” is a good thing to add to the job title, i.e., Entry Level Accounting
Here are some good sites for Sport Management and other Business majors.
UW (Uncharted Waters) Sports Ministry, they help churches reach their community thru summer sports camps.
Cool Works: Jobs in Great Places. This is a great site for many outdoor jobs in fun places.
Dice.com: IT Jobs
Part-time jobs: Snag a job, lots of local jobs
Go directly to the website of the school district that you are interested in and search for jobs.
Private Schools in Minnesota, faith, charter and non faith based.
EdPost, hosted by St. Cloud State is a great site to start your search for positions in Minnesota.
Minnesota Association of School Administrators, teaching and other school positions.
k12JobSpot, search nationally. Set a up a profile and post a resume.
Association of Christian Schools International, US and International Schools.
Network of International Christian Schools, 15 schools, on 5 continents.
Teach Beyond, opportunities across the world to change lives for Jesus. Positions require raising support.
Teachaway.com – International schools, government programs, university and language colleges. ESL jobs.
For any of the majors in these areas use indeed, glassdoor and LinkedIn to search.
Psychology Jobs, good job board and resources.
American Psychological Association, Psychology Careers, very good resources about careers.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, search by keywords, job titles and location.
Minnesota Broadcasters Association, some jobs, but check out their “Member Directory” to find potential employers.
Minnesota Christian Writers Guild, not a job site, this is for those who want to be a writer. Has seminars, networking meetings, conferences. This does require an annual membership.
The Loft (Minneapolis), not a job site, but a way for you to connect with great local resources for writers. They have classes, events and seminars. See their “Resources” tab for a link to Minnesota Publishers. Membership gets you access to more resources.
Minnesota Film and TV Board, not a lot of jobs. Check out their “Production Directory” to find potential employers.
Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association, jobs and resources. Students get free membership.
Search for specific state, county or city law enforcement jobs. They will be posted on their web site.
Federal Law Enforcement: see FBI, US Marshals Service, US Drug Enforcement Administration, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security.
The official job posting site for Federal government jobs is USA Jobs
International student resources (added 9.6.23). Please email any helpful links/sites to Don @ firstname.lastname@example.org
International Student.com – their “Resources” tab is loaded with great information.
CPT vs OPT: What is the difference and How to Apply: a resource from Shorelight.com
United OPT – United OPT’s ultimate ambition is to find OPT Jobs, CPT Jobs, and jobs for international students and to find a company that can sponsor their H1B. Lots of STEM Jobs.
U Sponsor Me: posts jobs of employers that offer Visa sponsorship. This is the link for Job Search. This site also offers good free resources and advice, but does offer additional services at a fee. Reviews for it are good, but I have no personal experience with it.
Great resources from Careerwise: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/guide/veterans/index.html
My Next Move: a good tool to translate your military experience and skills to civilian careers. http://www.mynextmove.org/vets/
Get Hired in Healthcare: A guide for Student Veterans.
Job Search sites:
USA Jobs: the best source for federal government jobs
CareerForce Minnesota: Veterans employment services.
Bradley-Morris: Delivering military-experienced talent to America’s top companies.
Career One Stop: match your military experience to civilian careers, and search for jobs.
Disabled Veterans Jobs: Job opportunities for Disabled American Veterans.
Feds Hire Vets: great resources for veterans.
G.I. Jobs: “your guide to post-military success.”
Military Connection: jobs and other employment resources.
Military.com: a large Veteran job board and other resources.
Veterans ASCEND: AI powered talent sourcing.
You can use indeed, and glassdoor to search locally and nationally for jobs.
This site has very good resources for all aspects of the job search for Nurses.
Best Jobs for nursing students: gain experience in a health care setting while you prepare to become a nurse.
You can go directly to the websites of health care providers in Minnesota or other states.
Allina, Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
Mayo Clinic, Minnesota and beyond.
Health Partners, Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
Centra Care: St Cloud and central Minnesota
Sanford Health, Minnesota and beyond
Essentia – Duluth and northern Minnesota
St. Luke’s – Duluth
Aurora Health Care – eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois
Marshfield Clinic Health System – western and northern Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Health – Madison area
To post jobs and internships: Handshake – for businesses, churches and camps.
We also host employers for on-campus tabling/recruiting. Contact Don @ email@example.com to schedule a visit.
Our annual Job & Internship Fair is scheduled for Wed. March 6, 2024 from 9:30am-11am. Please contact Don with questions and to register.
At Crown, we are not able to post job opportunities online for students to work in homes with families due to “vetting” and safety issues. However, though Crown is not endorsing the following services, here are some resources that might be helpful to you in finding someone to help. You decide.
- Check-in with local churches for any help through their youth ministry program or other services they might provide.
- jovie.com (formerly College Nannies & Sitters) jovie.com (For nannies, sitters, and specialty care)
- Care.com https://www.care.com/ (For childcare, senior care, housekeeping, pet care and tutoring)
- Sittercity.com https://www.sittercity.com/ (For babysitters, nannies, seniors, pets, specialty care)
- Babysittersregistry.com https://www.babysittersregistry.com/ (For babysitters, tutors, elderly care, pets, house cleaner)
- Varsity Tutors Minneapolis: online tutoring.
- Archomes.com https://acrhomes.com/ (For In-home senior or disability care)
Do you have a question or need more information?
- For more Counseling information please contact Bill Johnson – Director of the Counseling and Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-446-4352
- For more Career Services information please contact Don Talbert – Career Services Coordinator at email@example.com or 952-446-4355