Counseling + Career Center (CCC)

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Student Counseling Resources

For more info, sending a message, or making an appointment

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Student Career Resources

For job opportunities, the Trumotivate assessment, and other career resources

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Employer Resources

To post jobs and internships online, and register for on-campus recruiting and events.

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Student Counseling Resources

Crown College offers free, confidential, personal counseling and career counseling to all undergraduate students currently enrolled at Crown.

Counseling and Career Center (CCC)

Office Hours:

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

Contact Information:

Bill Johnson – The Director of the Counseling and Career Center – johnsonb@crown.edu

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

 

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Appointments

To make an appointment for personal counseling or to send a message please click on a counselors name below.  (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

Morgan Thole – Counseling Intern

Keely Weiland – Counseling Intern

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

Pathway U

Pathwayu is designed to help you on your journey to self discovery. Take assessments, explore majors and find the careers that fit you.

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

 

Handshake

We are glad to announce that we have switched to Handshake as of August 1, 2022!

Handshake is the online management system for Crown College students, alumni and employers.  Handshake offers a large local and national network of employers, job and internship listings, and a personalized experience for employers and students.

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!

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, ministry positions and internships posted for Crown.
  • Access Career Fair information, and view and sign up for other career events.
  • Student / Alumni Help Center
Employer Login

Trumotivate

Trumotivate is a unique career assessment that we use at Crown College.

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 you 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.

 Learn more

We’ll Help You Get Started!

For more information and to take the assessment contact the Counseling and Career Center (CCC) careerservices@crown.edu 

What Can I Do With This Major

What Can I Do With This Major? Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

 

Watch guide >

 

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Practical Tips

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.

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!

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

 

 

Résumés are an important element in your internship and job search. Contact Don, Career Services Coordinator for individual help.

There are many good free web resources available, including:

Crown College Career Services:

Web based resources:

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 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 thru Networking!

How to Network

Use these LinkedIn tools to build your profile, then you can Network and search for Jobs:

LinkedIn Profile Checklist and  Building a Great Student Profile

Here is a good link to: A guide to Compensation and Benefits

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.

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.

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 Education Job Fair in Minnesota, Thurs. March 30, 2023 at the Huntington Bank Center, the University of Minnesota. Register thru Crown College Career Services. Sponsored by the Minnesota Education Job Fair Association.

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 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.

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

 

 

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.

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.

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

We have an online job posting platform: Handshake – for businesses, churches and camps.

For Businesses, Churches and Camps:

As of August 1, 2022 Crown College is no longer partnering with College Central Network for job and internship postings.

Please create an account on Handshake.

 

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.
  • jovie.com (formerly College Nannies & Sitters) jovie.com  (For nannies, sitters, 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)

 

Contact Information

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 johnsonb@crown.edu or 952-446-4352
  • For more Career Services information please contact Don Talbert – Career Services Coordinator at careerservices@crown.edu or 952-446-4355