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Where Are You In Your Process?

First Year - Explore Your Options

Where do you start? Visit the Career Center and get to know the staff.

Who Are You? Take the Focus 2 Career Assessment to evaluate your personality, skills, interests and values and how that affects your major and career path. Meet with your professional Advisor to go over the results.

Let’s Talk About It. Meet with your Career Coach to discuss your career assessment results, solidify your major, and develop career goals. Please note that Career Coaches are able to do phone appointments with online students.

Get Involved. Attend Career Center workshops to learn to write a resume, interview for a job, and other professional development skills. Check out our Career Events page to see when our workshops will be held. We also do class presentations, so ask your professor if/when the Career Center will be speaking in your class.

Explore Interests. Explore your interests, talents, and skills through academics and activities, including volunteer opportunities, part-time work, or clubs and student organizations on campus. Also, don't forget that we also advertise local job opportunities. 

Write It Down. Attend a Resume Writing Workshop to begin working on your resume.

Get It Together. Begin developing marketable skills, such as time management, customer service, communication, and computer skills.

School’s Out for Summer. Plan a productive summer with a job or volunteer position that will help develop further professional skills to help solidify your career interests.

Second Year - Increase Your Marketability

Stay on Track. Meet with your CASAS Professional Advisor to create an academic plan that helps you reach your career goals while staying on track with your degree completion. If you are undecided, think about courses that will complement your general career goals.

Take Charge. Pursue leadership positions in clubs, organizations, and hall leadership to develop your management and leadership skills.

Got Info? Begin researching companies and job choices and identify skills and qualifications required for positions that interest you. Google, Glassdoor and Linkedin are great places to start. Identify organizations that will provide you with the experience and skills that will be valuable in your future career.

Get Connected. Start building a network of colleagues, faculty, and prospective employers.

Ask Around. Conduct Informational Interviews – asking companies and employers about their positions, qualifications and skills, and what it took to get to where they are now.

Back To The Drawing Board. Have the Career Center Critique your resume and cover letter as you begin researching internship and job shadowing opportunities.

Are You Online? Sign up for LUNETWORK, our job-search database, and research internship and job opportunities. Attend Career Fairs to start making connections and gathering resources for potential jobs.

What Interests You? Pursue Christian service, volunteer, organization and club opportunities to help explore your interests and skills to determine what areas apply most to your career.

Third Year - Get Connected

Fine Tuning. Update and refine your resume and cover letter and sign up for a mock interview to help develop your interview skills.

RSVP. Attend Career Fairs, employer information sessions, workshops and other events to continue building your network and make connections for future employment opportunities. Check out the Career Center events page to RSVP.

Get Experience. Participate in an Internship to gain valuable hands-on experience toward your career goals. Choose service and volunteer opportunities that align with your career goals. Don't forget to look for internship and job opportunities on LUNETWORK.

Show And Tell. Establish a portfolio of writing samples, projects, and examples of your work to show in a job interview. Ask former employers for references or letters of recommendation.

Following The Footsteps. Continue to research industries and specific employers that are of interest. Build and maintain relationships with faculty, staff, and business leaders. Job shadow people with positions you aspire to.

Rise Above. Seek positions of leadership and management, whether in volunteer situations or work opportunities.

A Class Act. Select electives to round out your academic program. Consider a minor or other courses that will help you acquire additional knowledge.

Are You Certified? Research your field and whether or not any special certifications, qualifications or graduate degrees are required. Consider graduate school and research programs, as well as entrance requirements.

Fourth Year - The Job Search

Be Recognized. Update your cover letter and resume and post it on LUNETWORK. Begin sending out resumes before graduation and continue to follow up with employers to secure interviews.

Dress For Success. It’s time to shop! Obtain at least one professional interview outfit. Look your best as you attend Career Fairs and employer events and don’t miss an opportunity to network!

Why Should I Hire You? Are you ready for the interview? Do your homework – research the companies you’re applying to and be ready for the interview. Schedule a mock interview in the Career Center and let us help prepare you for the tough questions.

Can I Quote You? Maintain quality relationships with advisors, faculty, and mentors to establish good references. Ask previous employers and professional contacts for letters of recommendation.

Graduate School. Begin submitting graduate school applications and take any entrance exams required. Most application deadlines are nine months to more than a year prior to when you plan to begin.

Are You A Member? Get started on developing a professional profile on LinkedIn. Research professional organizations, business networking groups, many can be found on Linkedin.

Follow Through. Make follow up calls and appointments for every resume and application you submit. Don’t wait for them to call you. Be persistent, but not annoying.

Who’s Hiring? Consistently search job postings, and reach out to your LinkedIn connections and LU alumni. Develop a prospect list of employers with names and addresses so you can keep track of contacts who may help you find opportunities. If you aren’t on LinkedIn yet, you are behind the competition!

Student Testimony

I got into graduate school! I cannot thank you enough for all the help and support you have provided me over the past year. You and the Career Center have truly been such a blessing! I truly appreciate the time you took to invest in me. Thank you for the support and valuable advice throughout this process. I am so grateful for people like you at Liberty!

– Hannah '13


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