Counseling + Career Center
ENGAGE. ENVISION. EQUIP.
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
For posting job and internship opportunities online and upcoming events.
Student Counseling Resources
Crown College offers free, confidential, personal counseling and career counseling to all undergraduate students on campus who are currently enrolled at Crown. For counseling information, to make an appointment, and to message the counseling center go to crown.icouch.me.
Student Career Resources
See the links below (or scroll down) to set up a College Central Network account and search for job opportunities, take the Trumotivate assessment, discover “What Can I Do with this Major.” and find other helpful resources.
Four year Career Development Plan to guide you as you complete your degree and gain experience.
Use “What Can I do With this Major” and to learn about majors, careers for those majors and strategies to get to the career.
Use “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, the beginning of the Fall semester!
Here are other good internship posting sites:
Résumés are an important element in your internship and job search. There are many good free web resources available, including:
Crown College Career Services
- Resume Worksheet, use this to gather the information needed to write your resume
- How to Write a Resume
- Professional References Sample
- Web based tools
- The Online Writing Lab (OWL): A step by step resume writing guide from Purdue University
- LiveCareer.com Another good resume building tool
- 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:
- Interview – Before, During, and After
- Questions that you might ask
- 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.
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:
For jobs in biology, health sciences and exercise science, use sites like indeed, LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter, or go directly to the website of the company that you want to work at.
Search by job title and location.
For jobs in business, use sites like indeed, LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter, or go directly to the website of the company that you want to work at. Search by job title and location.
Here are some good sites for Sport Management.
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.
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 resume.
Association of Christian Schools International, US and International Schools.
Network of International Christian Schools, 15 schools, on 5 continents.
Teachaway.com – International schools, government programs, university and language colleges. ESL jobs.
Annual Job Fair in Minnesota, Tues. April 12, 2022 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Register thru Crown College Career Services. Sponsored by the Minnesota Education Job Fair Association.
For any of the majors in these areas use indeed, Zip Recruiter and LinkedIn to search.
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 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
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/
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.
You can use indeed, Zip Recruiter to search locally and nationally for jobs.
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
We have an online job posting platform: College Central Network – for businesses, churches and camps.
For Businesses and Churches/Camps:
Crown Colleges uses the College Central Network for job and internship postings. Current students and alumni are informed that this is the official site to search for opportunities.
Job and internship posting instructions:
- To post a position you must first create an account.
- If you do already have an account simply sign in through the Employers tab at https://www.collegecentral.com/crown/
- If you do not already have an account go to https://www.collegecentral.com/crown/
- Click on the “Employers” button
- And click “Create Account” and fill in the form.
- It’s that easy!
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.
For Personal, Parents, and Families:
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.
- Check-in with local churches for any help through their youth ministry program or other services they might provide.
- Collegenanniesandsitters.com https://www.collegenanniesandsitters.com/ (For nannies, sitters, tutors and specialty care)
- Care.com https://www.care.com/ (For childcare, senior care, pet care and housekeeping)
- 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)
- 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 careerservices.crown.edu or 952-446-4355