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  1. Engage in Career Services, Envision Your Best Future Prepare for the Future Online Career Course Overview Explore, EMPOWER, Express, Equip, Expand Career Services: Vocation & Calling Stevens Center First Floor —503-554-2330 — careers@georgefox.edu — careers.georgefox.edu

  2. Determine Your Goals for the Future… • Get It? • Understand yourself and your calling in life. • Got It? • Engage in internships and obtain valuable work experience. • Good. • Merge into the workforce with confidence.

  3. Take These Courses for Success • GEED 214: Emerging Professional I: Majors • GEED 216: Emerging Professional II: Internships • GEED 218: Emerging Professional III: Employment One credit classes offered each semester

  4. Develop a personal mission statement. Use career assessment tools to identify personality, values, interests and skills. Research occupations to match them with your major. Learn about the meaning of work and career decision-making from the biblical perspective. Set up a work experience plan. Write a professional resume, network with contacts, practice interviewing. Learn about professional etiquette and how it helps you succeed. Locate actual job leads and understand how to maneuver in a slow economy. Look What You Get to Do…

  5. Get It? Emerging Professional I: Majors (GEED 214) • Freshman and Sophomores • Learn about yourself: • Personality • Life mission • Interests • Work skills • Values • Examine educational and professional opportunities in light of assessment • Decide on a potential major! Individuals whose skills, interests, values, and personality align with their work tasks and environment experience greater satisfaction in life.

  6. Got It? Emerging Professional II: Internships (GEED 216) • Sophomores and Juniors • Explore the world of occupations through • Internships • Information Interviews • Company Tours • Job Shadowing & Professional Previews • Expose yourself to being in the workplace • Bring clarity to your own career decision Internship programs have become one of the most powerful tools employers have for recruiting new college graduates.

  7. Good. Emerging Professional III: Employment (GEED 218) • Juniors and Seniors • Learn skills to find the job • Confirm career identity and direction • Make sense of job market • Find job openings • Market yourself professionally • Contemplate your first job action plan • Understand the problems that may arise within the workplace and be prepared for them • Start your search while still in college… Employers expect candidates to research the company in advance and speak intelligently about their findings.

  8. Testimonials • “The online class is great because it provides you with all the resources you need to find the job you want.” ~ Amanda • “I liked the self management; it keeps me doing what I need to do with out having to wait for other people in a class to do something too…I am only accountable for myself.” ~Dana

  9. A Few More Testimonials • “I jumped at the opportunity. It was convenient, fulfilled a much needed credit and also taught me a lot of valuable information about job searching. I appreciated the convenience part so much.” ~ Roslyn • “My online course with career services has taught me a lot about myself.  It makes you think about who you really are, and what kind of job will fit with you.  I also think the class has made me think about what my goals are, as well as showing you the steps you need to take to succeed in the professional world.” ~ Derric

  10. What to Do Next… HAVE A “LASTING IMPACT” CHANGE YOUR LIFE GO OUT AND ADD A CLASS AND PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE

  11. Contact Information • Visit us on Stevens First Floor • Call us at 503-554-2330 • Even email us at careers@georgefox.edu • Website: careers.georgefox.edu Explore, EMPOWER, Express, Equip, Expand