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Counseling + Career Center

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

Employer
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.

Contact Information:

Don Talbert – Career Services Coordinator – talbertd@crown.edu

Appointments

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.

To make an appointment for career counseling or send a message please email Don Talbert – talbertd@crown.edu

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 – talbertd@crown.edu.

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

Handshake

Handshake is for Crown College students, alumni and employers. Local, national and international employers post jobs and internship daily.

Student / Alumni Login
STUDENTS: Use your student email and a password of your choosing to log on.

  • Upload your resume and complete your profile so that employers can find you!
  • Search and apply for internships, jobs, and ministry positions.


ALUMNI: Click “log in using email and password”

  • Upload your resume and complete your profile so that employers can find you!
  • Search and apply for jobs and ministry positions.


Student / Alumni Help Center

 

Employer Login

  • Post jobs and internships for Crown College students and alumni.


Employer Help Center

Pathway U

Pathway U is designed to help you on your journey to self discovery. Take assessments, explore majors and find the careers that fit you. Learn how your values, interests, personality, and workplace preferences translate into Career Pathways.

Get started here! https://crown.pathwayu.com/login

Trumotivate

We care about your story!

Using your own story, TruMotivate helps you better understand your God-given motivations and what the Lord has purposed for you to do and why. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4: 10–11

The TruMotivate assessment report not only reveals your top 5 motivations, but contains links to explore your career options through O*NET. Taking the assessment gives you a great opportunity to become more self-aware and gain insight into your God-given purpose, personality, and career direction.

The Benefits of Taking the TruMotivate Assessment

  • Motivations can help you discover your God-given design and what makes you unique.
  • The TruMotivate report is a tool that can help you articulate and give meaning to something that isn’t always so easily seen or understood.
  • TruMotivate will help you explore various career paths that will help guide you towards roles and work environments where you’ll thrive.
  • Research shows that when you have a strong motivational fit for a role you’ll have higher levels of joy and satisfaction in your work.


Get Started Today.
It’s free. https://portal.trumotivate.com/code/crown-college

What Can I Do With This Major?

Are you trying to decide what major to take? Or learn about possible careers and employers for each major? This is the right site for you!

You will also learn strategies to gain the experience that you need to be a great candidate for careers in your major. Continue your research through the websites provided.

Watch guide >

Career Preparation Resources

Contact Don Talbert, Career Services Coordinator for individual help with any of the items below — talbertd@crown.edu 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.
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!

indeed and glassdoor are good sites to search. Both work best when you create an account, and post your resume.

Here are other good internship posting sites:

internjobs.com

internships.com

internshipprograms.com

Resumes are an important element in your internship and job search. I do not recommend using any resume 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. talbertd@crown.edu
  • Professional References Sample use this to create your reference page


Resume Analyzer:

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.


Additional Resources

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:

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:


Online Master’s Degree programs. This site has very helpful links with great information.

Job Search

Many employers post jobs for Crown students and graduates on Handshake. Create an account and search for internships, part-time and full-time jobs.

Indeed and Glassdoor are good sites to search. Both work best when you create an account, and post your resume.

Networking and LinkedIn are important tools for your job search. It’s a mistake to just rely on applying online. Many jobs are filled through networking!

How to Network

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.

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.

Biology Jobs

Fitness Jobs Fitness, Recreation, Aquatics, Spa jobs

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

NCAA 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

Human Resources (From SHRM)

Here are some good sites for Sport Management and other Business majors:

Hoop Dirt: Basketball Jobs

NCCAA

NCAA

Sports Career Finder

Teamwork Online

Work in Sports

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.

Minnesota School Jobs, helps educators connect directly with hiring administrators in public, PreK-12 schools across the state.

School districts in Minnesota

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.

ELIC, Get equipped to teach English overseas with practical training, ongoing support, and a professional team to embrace a culture.

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.

Video Collective, is a network for both production companies and freelance filmmakers.

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.

Criminal Justice Jobs Help
Law Jobs

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 @ talbertd@crown.edu

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

M Health Fairview

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

Employer Resources

To post jobs and internships: Handshake – for businesses, churches, and camps.

We also host employers for on-campus tabling/recruiting. Contact Don @ talbertd@crown.edu 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.

Important Note

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) – for nannies, sitters, and specialty care
  • Care.com – for childcare, senior care, housekeeping, pet care and tutoring
  • SitterCity.com – for babysitters, nannies, seniors, pets, specialty care
  • BabysittersRegistry.com – for babysitters, tutors, elderly care, pets, house cleaner
  • Varsity Tutors Minneapolis – online tutoring
  • ArcHomes.com – for in-home senior or disability care
Contact Information

Do you have a question or need more information?

  • For more Career Services information please contact Don Talbert – Career Services Coordinator at careerservices@crown.edu or 952-446-4355

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