Your time as a college student provides a great opportunity to explore your interests and develop important skills and discover who you are as an individual.
Career planning can be a rewarding experience, but it takes time and effort.
We encourage you, as a student, to take advantages of the Career Services. As you engage in this process, you will experience the following steps in the process:
- You will learn about yourself;
- The Career Services will help confirm your major;
- You will start to think about how to best spend your college years;
- You'll be put in a position to make good choices about summer jobs and internships; and
- You can focus your energy on finding a job that's right for you.
We encourage students to take an intentional approach to this exploration process. Diversify experiences by taking a variety of classes or trying a new activity, examine experiences and set up an appointment with the Career Services to take an assessment instrument that can help you get in touch with your talents.
Some of the resources available to students at Bryan College are:
- Career Direct Computer Guidance System: This system is conveniently located in the library for students to use. Career Direct was designed by Larry Burkett, founder of Christian Financial Concepts, with the goal of helping students see their unique design from God. The one-hour computerized career test is a broad, comprehensive tool to assist students in their personality, vocational interests, skills and values. Come by the Career Center to obtain your code for free testing.
- The Personality Type Assessment: This personality assessment is given by a career counselor in an interview type of session. It is a relaxed, easy-answer question time that will result in knowledge as to "what job satisfaction means to my personality profile," "jobs that are a good fit for my personality," "tips for interviewing and making the first year a success," and "weaknesses and strengths." You must set up an appoint with the Career Center for this service.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: This is a wonderful resource to read up on career options. It outlines job descriptions and responsibilities, training requirements, employment outlooks and the earning potential of different occupations.
- What Can I do With This Degree: This tool covers a wide variety of majors. It lists areas of employment, employers who hire and strategies needed to secure employment in this field.
- NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers): Publications and other resources, including a website, are very useful for students in obtaining information on salaries, job-search and interview trends and hiring projections.
The Career Center encourages all students to invest time in planning to achieve academic and career success.