North Greenville University Career Planning assists students in the pursuit of their careers or graduate education by offering assistance in such areas as resume' writing, interview skills and working through the application process for graduate school. Career Planning offers an etiquette dinner that helps prepare students for interaction with potential employers in a formal setting. Career Planning also assists students in finding part-time jobs while they are attending the University. Additionally, Career Planning offers a series of seminars such as Finding Your Career Path for freshmen and a job and graduate school fair for juniors and seniors. The Career Planning Coordinator functions as the advisor for the Student Government Association.
The Office of Career Planning works with students at North Greenville University to better equip each student to serve, lead, and engage the world in whatever career God is leading them to.
Student Experience Outcomes
By participating in the services provided by the Office of Career Planning, students will:
- Gain a better understanding of the skills it takes to earn employment positions.
- Exhibit higher levels of confidence in communicating both in writing and in speech.
- Act in a manner that is both glorifying to God and acceptable within the business sector of the current culture.
Stuart Floyd – Director of Career Planning
Stuart Floyd joined the Career Planning Staff as a student worker in 2013, rose to the position of Lead Student worker in 2015, and then moved into the Director's role in 2016. With prior experience in the grocery industry and with Lifeway camps, Stuart brings a well-rounded approach to Career Planning. Between the summer of his junior and senior year, Stuart worked as an Intern at SLED and saw first hand the benefits and opportunities an internship offers to students. As a result, one of his main goals is to develop a robust internship program at North Greenville.
As an North Greenville alumni, Stuart has a special passion for connecting with and helping NGU students determine what they love and then creating a plan to go do it. Students can often be found in the Career Planning office simply talking about the future and what steps they will need to take to get there. Some of the books Stuart loves to suggest to students are Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, Jim Collins' Good to Great, and What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles.
When not helping students or networking with local companies, Stuart enjoys cheering on the Crusader athletic teams, reading about Ronald Reagan, and spending time with his family and friends.
Summer 2016 Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9a.m. - Noon (After 12 p.m. by appointment only)
Please email email@example.com to schedule an appointment
Freshman/Transfer Orientation: January 17, 2017
Resume Workshop Day: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1pm-5pm, CP Office
Summer Camp Recruiting: Wednesday, February 8 Location TBD
Criminal Justice Career Fair: TBD
Networking 101 Event: Thursday, February 24, 2017 Location TBD
Resume Workshop Day: Monday, February 27, 2017 1pm-5pm, CP Office
Education Career Fair: Monday, March 6, 2017 Hayes Ministry Center 3:30-5:30pm
Linkedin Seminar: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00pm, Craft Hemphill
Education Majors Only Etiquette Dinner: Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:00pm President’s Dining Room (PDR)
Etiquette Dinner: Monday, March 27, 2017 5:00pm PDR
Resume Workshop Day: Wednesday, March 29, 1pm-5pm, CP Office
Career/Graduate School Fair: April 12, 2017 11:00am-2pm Locations will vary
Etiquette Dinner: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:00pm PDR
Business Symposium: TBD
Resume Review Day: Friday April 23, 2017 9am-Noon, CP Office
Graduation Practice: May 4, 2017
Making a career decision can often be a confusing and stressful time for many students. The choice of career options available to you may be overwhelming or you may not have a clue about the occupations out there. Early career planning with a Career Counselor can help to alleviate some of the stress and confusion around your career decision.
Career planning generally involves getting to know who you are, what you want, and how to get there. Keep in mind that career planning is a continuous process that allows you to move from one stage to another stage as your life changes. You may even find yourself going back to look at who you are again after exploring how to get there. Learning to negotiate the career planning process now is essential, considering most people will change careers several times in a lifetime.
Step 1: Begin by scheduling an appointment with a Career Counselor.
Discuss with your Career Counselor questions and concerns you may have regarding your major or career decision. Your Career Counselor can suggest the next step you should take.
Step 2: The Formalized testing Career Guidance System.
A recommended step by your Career Counselor might be to get to know yourself. The Discover program offers interests, skills, and values inventories. Taking stock in these three areas can help you get an idea of what you like, what you can do, and what values you hold in order to get to know yourself better. The Discover program is offered entirely online. A user ID can be obtained from your Career Counselor.
Step 3: Explore your results.
Review your Discover inventory results with your Career Counselor. Use your results as a place to begin talking with your Counselor about your skills, dreams, and motivations. Begin to narrow down your choices or confirm a major or career decision you have already made. After identifying potential career areas and specific occupations use your Career Counselor as resource to begin your research.
Step 4: Take action.
Once you have researched and learned about your career possibilities, it is time to do something. Develop a career path with your Career Counselor and set goals to keep you on track. Discuss other services the Career Center offers that may be helpful for you as you progress along your chosen career path.
If you are interested in starting a career counseling process please contact Stuart Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Services is committed to preparing North Greenville University students and alumni to make informed decisions about their futures through our career planning and development programs and employment services. In support of the university's mission, Career Services is a vital contributor to our students' total educational experience focusing on practical application and learning experiences. Our purpose is to facilitate positive partnerships and engagement opportunities among students, alumni, and employers in our community and beyond. We assist students in 1) planning and implementing career objectives focusing on their development and identity formation, 2) finding student employment and experiential education opportunities, and 3) meeting their post graduate career goals.
Are you a recent graduate now pursuing advanced studies or beginning your career? The NGUCS website is a useful resource for you, and our staff are a phone call or an email away to answer your questions.
Are you an alum who is well established in your field? If so, we invite you to become familiar with our services and to volunteer your expertise by advising students engaged in career exploration. We hope you'll consider carrying on a tradition of excellence by hiring other North Greenville Alumni.
NGU Partners with College Central Network
CCN is an online career center that NGU's Office of Career Services works with in order to assist students in developing resumes, creating portfolios, and improving interview skills. This service is FREE to students, alumni, and employers who may be looking to hire NGU graduates. You can also find a national and local Jobs Board posted at the site.
All students are encouraged to sign on and get started!
Formalized testing is a powerful tool for career exploration and development. The program allows its users to learn about themselves, what types of careers match their interests and abilities and what educational path they'll need to take to pursue those careers.
Specifically, students can:
Learn about themselves through Interests, Abilities and Values inventories
Explore occupations through the World Of Work map and the results of their inventories - this includes national information on careers--including job descriptions, job outlook, pay, training and education requirements
Select a career direction and education pathway and can mark favorite majors, schools and careers
Manage their own formalized testing portfolio by tracking their interests and favorites, and print a detailed summary of their career exploration
Formalized testing enables computerized graduate school searches with the ability to locate information on graduate schools by degree program or by specific school.
Formalized testing is available for use free of charge for enrolled NGU students and NGU alumni. To obtain a user ID to access the valuable information contained in the formalized testing program please schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor. Appointments can be made by calling Stuart Floyd, Career Planning Coordinator at 864-977-7669.