What are students and alumni saying about Career Services?
Ryan Tallman, B.A in English said:
Career Services played a critical role in helping me get the job I currently have, and acquire the Teaching Assistantship position I’m about to start at Graduate School. Carley skillfully guided me in crafting my cover letters, develop my resume, and boosted my confidence in the talents and skills I bring to the table. She was responsive, helpful, and insightful. I recommend Career Services to every single student—take advantage of this rewarding opportunity! You’d have to pay a lot for these services elsewhere.”
Veronica Stadig, B. A. in Psychology said:
I have been a student for nearly 17 years of my life. Through of my education I have had teachers tell me about how they were preparing me for a career, and my future. Even with this reassurance I felt that there was a gap between my education and my practical working life. This gap came from a lack of knowledge and resources of what life was after college, and what the career world demanded of me. I believe that Carley’s career coaching was the beginning of my work to fill that gap, giving instruction on both how to better understand the career world, what your resources are for knowing what employers seek in a professional, and how to have confidence in entering your future career. It has been greatly beneficial to understand not only what I can contribute to my work environment, but also how my education has influence who I am as an individual.
Ron Nelson, M.A. in Pastoral Studies said:
“With only one semester left and as I started thinking about the job search, attending the Career Services workshops made good sense for me. Even though I am already familiar with the working world, these workshops provided me with the perfect “tune-up” for my job search. They allowed me to review and freshen up what I was already familiar with such as resumes and “networking,” and also brought me up to speed with how to maximize the use of social networking techniques such as Linkedin and Facebook. Career Services made this convenient and easy by spreading the workshops out and at times that worked for me, and by presenting concise and quick presentations which included materials we could take home with us. I highly recommend these workshops if you are serious about getting a head start on job search.”
Kelly Jo Cox, B.A. Bible & Theology, Graduate Student in M.A. Counseling said:
“Graduating from Multnomah University prepared me for life and work in the professional world, but getting hired for a job that I actually wanted turned out to be harder than I thought. Going to Career Services helped me put all my experience into a professional resume that I felt very confident in. The results were amazing…within three months of working with Career Services, I was offered two jobs! The Career Services Department is a huge asset to the undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students, as well as to Multnomah alumni. I would encourage present and past students to use this service!”
Amanda Hughes, B.A. in Bible & Theology said:
Career Services has been a great help as I’ve prepared my resume’s and cover letters for internships and jobs. Carley Wecks always has availability and is eager to help students. She also helped me feel that she cared about me as a person, not just a student looking for career help. I was always able to get an appointment within days of when I asked, and she helped me feel that I could send in my materials with confidence, knowing I was as prepared as possible.