Where Career and Calling Merge

Imagine • Investigate • Interact • Implement

Personalize your track from the opportunities within each column

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Imagine

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  • Complete PathwayU – email CCLC-AU@ashland.edu to complete this.

  • Learn about the career journeys of alumni

  • Meet with the Career Center for Life Calling to help you move closer to your career-related goals

  • Meet with the Career Center for Life Calling to create career-related documents (resume & cover letter)

  • Maintain ongoing communication with your Professional Academic Advisor

  • Meet with a Life Calling Coach to discuss PathwayU results and career journey videos

  • Consider Occupational Life Calling BUS-151 Class Explore Life Calling 

  • Select and attend events sponsored by Career Center for Life Calling, Christian Ministry or other campus organizations

  • Be mindful of your presence on social media; do your posts align with your calling and career goals?

  • Get connected with a worshiping community

  • Join a faith-based small group

  • Explore a mission trip opportunity or volunteer projects

  • Consider adding Christian Formation & Life Calling (REL-214) to your schedule

Investigate

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  • Partner with a Career Center for Life Calling Team member to complete internet research related to career opportunities you are considering and develop a research grid to record your research findings

  • Meet with the Career Center for Life Calling to update career-related documents (resume & cover letter) and work on career-related skills such as networking 

  • Maintain ongoing communication with your Faculty Academic Advisor

  • Meet with Life Calling Coach to process your research grid

  • Consider taking Occupational Life Calling BUS-152 Class 

  • Determine and participate in on and off campus opportunities to gain career related experiences

  • Select and attend events sponsored by Career Center for Life Calling, Christian Ministry or other campus organizations 

  • Explore faith based and personality assessments such as a spiritual gifts test

  • Stay involved with a worshiping community

  • Maintain involvement with a faith-based small group

  • Engage in mission trips and volunteer opportunities

Interact

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  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals in the fields you are considering

  • Research employing organizations and graduate schools (if applicable)

  • Participate in job shadowing, volunteerism, campus employment and summer job/internship opportunities related to your areas of interest

  • Meet with Career Center for Life Calling to explore if utilizing LinkedIn fits your goals, update career-related documents, and work on career-related skills such as networking and interviewing

  • Maintain ongoing communication with your Faculty Academic Advisor

  • Update your Life Calling Coach on your career journey

  • Consider taking Occupational Life Calling BUS-152 Class 

  • Determine next steps on your Life Calling journey

  • Select and attend events sponsored by Career Center for Life Calling, Christian Ministry or other campus organizations. 

  • Continue conversations around faith and career

  • Explore internship opportunities related to faith/career integration

  • Utilize the results of your faith based and personality assessments

  • Stay involved with a worshiping community

  • Maintain involvement with a faith-based small group

  • Reflect on your personal growth and development from mission trips and service opportunities

Implement

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  • Utilize technology tools to support your job or graduate school search

  • Continue to build your professional network 

  • Meet with The Career Center for Life Calling for continued career support and guidance

  • Maintain ongoing communication with your Faculty Academic Advisor

  • Create a strategic job search plan that supports your Life Calling goals

  • Consider taking Occupational Life Calling BUS-153

  • Select and attend events sponsored by Career Center for Life Calling, Christian Ministry or other campus organizations 

  • Seek greater leadership opportunities within campus ministry

  • Discuss your faith/career integration with the Office of Christian Ministry

  • Continue internship opportunities for faith/career integration

  • Stay involved with a worshiping community

  • Maintain involvement with a faith-based small group