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Career Center
"I used the Career Center job list and web site to find a summer job, which turned into a full year internship and full employment." —Computer Science '00
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"The Career Center broadened my horizons from the time I was a freshman until the day I received my degree. The self-assessment tests, seminars, resource catalogs, and sessions with caring Career Center professionals played an enormous role in shaping my college and post-graduate years. I really believe that the skills I acquired through the Career Center enabled me to pursue more challenging anvenues of study and work than I ever would have attempted on my own."   —English '98

Vision: To be a model of a dynamic Career Center which demonstrates the strength of integrating Christian principles with the career development process.

Mission: The Messiah College Career Center prepares students to design & manage their careers in a way that demonstrates a mature integration of faith and lifelong learning. To enhance student learning and expand career opportunities, we are committed to strenghening the relationship between our campus and external organizations. Our services will reflect the best of both traditional theories and progressive development models and will utilize innovative, interactive technology systems.

Programs Offered
Accounting Night – September 2001
Co-sponsored in cooperation with the accounting department; approximately 11 employers participate.

Capital Area Consortium Graduate & Professional School Fair – October 2001
Co-sponsored in cooperation with Elizabethtown College; approximately 30 – 40 graduate schools participate.

Biblical Studies Seminary Fair – October 2001
Held in conjunction with the CAC Graduate & Professional School Fair; approximately 20 seminaries attend.

Health Professions Job & Internship Fair – November 2001
Gives our Nursing & Dietetics majors the opportunity to interact with employers in their field; approximately 20 participate.

Technology Job & Internship Fair – November 2001
Gives our engineering, computer science, & business information systems majors the opportunity to discuss various possibilities in their field; approximately 19 organizations participate annually.

Middle Atlantic Association of School, College & University Staff (MAASCUS) Teacher Job Fair, Hershey, PA – November 2001
Over 100 school districts participating.

Cumberland Valley Consortium (CVC) Job & Internship Fair, Frederick, MD – February 2002
Gives students in majors such as accounting, behavioral sciences, business, communication, computer science, liberal arts, and physical & life sciences, the opportunity to interact with 100+ employers; co-sponsored in cooperation with 12 other colleges & universities from MD, WV and PA.

Senior Week – February 2002
Features events & special programs geared toward preparing our seniors for life after graduation; co-sponsored with the Alumni Relations Office.

Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium (CPEC) Job & Internship Fair, Lebanon, PA – February 2002
Opportunity for potentially all majors to interact with nearly 140 employers; co-sponsored in cooperation with 16 other colleges & universities in PA.

Liberal Arts Job & Internship Fair – March 2002
Internships & employment opportunities for all majors; approximately 20 organizations come to campus.

Helping Professions Job & Internship Fair – March/April 2002
Primarily recruiting students from the behavioral sciences; approximately 20 organizations are represented.

Teacher Recruitment Day – April 2002
Co-sponsored in cooperation with 12 other colleges & universities in PA; education majors may interact with over 90 recruiters representing more than 300 schools from large districts across the country - 11 states, including Hawaii.

Recruiting Services for Messiah Students
Resume Exchange Service
Seniors may submit their resume at http://messiah.jobdirect.com (<<<BROKEN LINK). By submitting their resumes, they will have access to hundreds of job opportunities that are posted at Messiah College from local, regional and national employers.

On-Campus Recruiting
Employers periodically come to campus to recruit students. Students may participate in our On-Campus Recruitment Program by submitting a resume to http://messiah.jobdirect.com (<<<BROKEN LINK).

Resume Critiques
Students may drop off their resumes in the Career Center. Suggestions are given for enhancements and their resume is returned via campus mail. All resumes submitted by seniors through the resume exchange service will be critiqued prior to being added to the database of resumes.

Workshops
The Career Center offers several workshops to help students prepare for the job search: Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and Job Hunting Techniques.

Interviewing
We offer video-taped practice interviews to help students prepare for a job interview in their chosen field.

I Designing Careers II Managing Careers
III Innovative Resources
IV Expanding Opportunities
Counseling
Academic Advising
Choosing a Major
Career Planning & Decision-making Class
Self-assessment inventories (SDS, MB, SII)
Indivicdual class presentations
Computerized Guidance System
External Programs:
  World's Fare
Workshops:
  Resume Writing
Job Hunting
Practice Interviews
Interviewing Skills
Job Fair Orientations
Self-managed Career Portfolios
Resume Critiques
Special Programs:
  Senior Kickoff
Accounting Night
For Seniors Only/Senior Week
Job/Internship Fairs
Graduate/Prof'l School Fair
Computerized Guidance System
Homepage/Technology Connections
Library & Handouts
Self-directed Career Preparation Packets
Alumni Network (CLN)
Employer Database
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Job Line
Messiah College Resume Exchange System
On-campus Recruitment
Resume Referral
Job/Career Fairs
Grad School/Biblical Studies Fairs
Great Britain Cross-cultural Course
Homepage/Technology Connections
Employer Database
Grad School Database
Contextual Learning Network
Consortium Involvement/Professional Development
On-line Resume Exchange Service
Theory based programming   Mature integration of faith and Christian Principles
 Congruent with and supportive of the Messiah College mission


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