THE MISSION of The Office for Talent & Career Development¬†is to provide information, encouragement and opportunities for each College of Arts & Sciences student to develop the skills necessary at each stage of career development: Self-Exploration, including the consideration of God's purpose for her or his life; Career Exploration; and Job Search.
"Not that I have already...reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own... Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus."
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Philippians 3: 12-14
Of the most recent (traditional undergraduate) graduating class, a total of 98.4% are involved in post-graduate education, working, full time volunteers, or not looking within six months of graduation.*
21.6% are in graduate school or post graduate education
69.6% are working
4.8% are full time volunteers
2.4% are not looking
Of those working, 2/3 are employed in a field directly related to their majors.
*68% of the class of 2011 contributed to this report
FOUR YEAR PLAN:
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: SELF ASSESSMENT
During Orientation, all first-year students meet with Office for Talent & Career Development staff for an overview of the resources available to them. Any first-year student is welcome to participate in one-on-one counseling, and many are referred by their advisors. Testing including the Career Exploration Inventory, MBTI and Spiritual Gifts is available. As a practical help, a list of available Part Time Jobs is available under Job Opportunities.
SOPHOMORE YEAR: CAREER EXPLORATION
All sophomores are welcomed back at an event hosted by Office for Talent & Career Development early in the semester. Events throughout the year include workshops on Career Exploration, Spiritual Gifts, Resume Writing and more. Sophomores needing help choosing a major or with any career related issue are welcome to meet with Office for Talent & Career Development staff.¬†
JUNIOR YEAR: EXPERIENCE
Juniors are encouraged to acquire experience through internships, volunteer work or part-time and summer jobs. Counselors are happy to work individually with students seeking internships on search strategies. The Office for Talent & Career Development publishes weekly Internship and Volunteer Opportunities available on this web site.
SENIOR YEAR: JOB SEARCH & NEXT STEPS
In September Seniors are invited to attend our Senior Series, which is a monthly series for seniors on topics to help prepare them for life after Eastern.¬† Students who need help focusing goals or developing a job search plan are referred for career counseling. Help with resumes and other job search tools is available throughout the year through workshops and individual counseling. The Office for Talent & Career Development also participates in or hosts regional and campus career related events and publishes a weekly list of Full-Time Job Opportunities available under Job Opportunities.
Eastern University's Office for Talent & Career Development is happy to extend services to any graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences for two years following graduation up to three sessions annually as scheduling and time permit.
The Office for Talent & Career Development¬†is located in Walton Hall Room 202 and is generally open from 9:00 to 5:00 (with some evening hours by appointment). Appointments may be made by stopping by Walton 202 or calling 610.341.5827.
CAMPOLO COLLEGE OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES students have a career office dedicated to their career needs and should call 484-581-1264.