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Estep Prayer Lecture Series - Dr. Doug VanNest

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R.R. Hodges Chapel 

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Estep Prayer Lecture Series - Dr. Doug VanNest

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R.R. Hodges Chapel 

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OMEA Honors Choir

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R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium

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Emily Sater - Senior Recital

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MVNU is committed to helping our students become real-world ready.

Career Development is housed in the Center for Student Success in Thorne Library, and provides students with guidance and resources to support them in identifying suitable majors, planning their careers, and obtaining jobs and internships. The services and resources include individual advising, career assessments, career exploration, graduate school information, job postings, guidance on resumes, interviewing, networking, and more.

Individual Design

As an individual, you are uniquely created. Your personality seeks to express that unique nature—it drives you to engage your world. Understanding your God-given strengths, interests, and preferences is the key to identifying the types of work that will engage your giftings.

Professional Development

Your time at MVNU can be a rich, developmental experience that prepares you for life in service and vocation. Academic and extracurricular experiences prepare students for the professional world in ways they often don't realize. An MVNU student not only receives a degree that is valued in their field of choice, they also will develop valuable personal qualities, and a host of skills that employers desire in candidates.

The Well-Targeted Job Search

Job seekers who know what they have to offer and effectively communicate their relevant strengths to employers will reach their goals sooner than those who try to appear as all things to all people. A well-targeted resume will utilize the terminology that relates to the field, and incorporate key points found in the job description. Students should acquire relevant experience for their chosen profession ahead of time, through internships and other meaningful programs and activities. This will help build “transferable skills” as well as the specific experience that employers in the field desire.

The careers that fit you best are those that utilize your strongest preferences and personal drive. Career Development utilizes MyPlan, a complete self-assessment and career exploration system that will clarify your work style, interests, self-reported skills, and values. MyPlan includes a report with occupations based on your assessment results.

If you would like to take the MyPlan career assessment, contact Career Development for an appointment. Once you have completed the assessment, your career advisor will also help you make sense of your results. Additional resources for exploring occupations are listed below. These are best utilized in conjunction with assessments and direct advising.

What can I do with this Major?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Vocational Bios provides an up-close and personal perspective on occupations you may be aware of in a general way. These articles introduce you to an actual person in the field, to give you a better sense of what a career might be like. To access Vocational Biographies, use the login information below.
Username: mvnaz
Passcode: mvuniv

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Occupational Information Videos

Creating a resume that makes you stand out from the crowd is essential, and writing an impressive cover letter helps too! Our staff will be happy to assist you in developing a strong resume and cover letter, or get started on your own by downloading our guide below.

Click here to view our Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide.

Recruiting Events

Mount Vernon Nazarene University participates in annual and bi-annual career fairs, including those listed below. Click the links or contact Career Development for more information.

CareerFest

Ashland University Career Fair

Education Expo (Teacher recruitment fair)

Student Programs

Career Development provides various programs and help sessions related to choosing majors, exploring careers, networking, preparing for career fairs, graduate school, resumes, interviews and job searching. For a current list of calendar items, contact Career Development.

Being prepared to interview at the professional level is paramount to landing a job. The resources below will help guide you in this process, and provide opportunities for practice. You may also schedule a mock interview with a career advisor by contacting Career Development.

Interview Stream is a web-based mock interview program to assist you in preparation for upcoming interviews for internships, jobs, or graduate school admission. It is a simple, fun, and effective way to refine and master your interviewing skills.

Who can use it?

This online service is available to any student or alumnus.

Where do I log in?

Interview Stream login: mvnu.interviewstream.com/Account

How much time will I need to use it?

In about 30 minutes you can create an account, complete a general interview and review your responses. Time will vary among users because you have the opportunity to:

  • Re-try your responses
  • Create a custom interview from a detailed menu of questions
  • Pause an interview to be continued at a later time
  • Use other resources on the Dashboard, like tips and webinars

Can I use it more than once?

Absolutely. There are a variety of pre-made interviews to choose from, and you have the ability to review any previous interviews and create new, custom interviews for further practice.

Is this just a practice interview system?

There are many resources available through Interview Stream. Take advantage of them all from the User Dashboard, which includes interview tips and a webinar on strategies and tactics to succeed in the interview process.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Career Development.

For more info & appointment scheduling

740-397-9000, ext. 4618
Thorne Library/LRC, First Floor