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The North Greenville University Office of Career Planning is dedicated to assisting students in meeting their education and career goals. Career Planning also supports current students and alumni in their job searches. Résumé workshops, etiquette dinners, professional seminars, and job fairs are a few of the resources offered to students. In addition, students receive support as they navigate through the graduate school application process. The Director of Career Planning functions as the advisor for the Student Government Association.

 

Purpose Statement


The Office of Career Planning will equip every student to serve, lead, and engage in every career God has led them to pursue.

 

Student Experience Outcomes

 

Students who participate in the services provided by the Office of Career Planning will:

  1. Better understand the skills necessary to earn employment positions.
  2. Communicate confidently in writing and speech.
  3. Act in a manner that is both glorifying to God and acceptable within the business sector of the current culture.

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - Noon (After noon by appointment only)
Please email stuart.floyd@ngu.edu to schedule an appointment.

September

 

Freshman Class Elections Wednesday, September 5, 2018. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Voting will take place through NGU email.

Resume Workshop Day Thursday, September 6, 2018, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Drop by the Career Planning Office for expert help creating or refining your resume. Please bring a copy of your current resume if you have one.

Free Career Advice Monday, September 10, 2018. Stop by the Caf from 12 - 1 p.m. to get helpful career advice from a professional.

Voter Registration Drive Monday, September 17, 2018, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Todd Dining Hall. Please bring your Driver’s License.

Part Time Jobs/Internship Fair, Wednesday, September 19, 2018.11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Todd Dining Hall. For more information including recruiter sign up and to view who will be attending click on this link: http://bit.ly/2JTDML9

Etiquette Dinner Monday, September 24, 2018. 5:00 p.m., President’s Dining Room. Tickets are $15 cash or check only and will be purchased at the Box Office. Tickets must be purchased before September 17.

 

October

 

Summer Camp Fair Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location TBD. For more information including recruiter sign up and to view who will be attending click on this link: http://bit.ly/2A62DeQ

Free Career Advice Day Monday, October 15, 2018 from 12 - 1 p.m. in Todd Dining Hall. Stop by the Caf to get professional personalized career advice.

Graduate School Fair Monday. October 22, 2018, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Todd Dining Hall. For more information including recruiter sign up and to view which schools will be attending, click on this link: http://bit.ly/2AaeBo1

Etiquette Dinner Wednesday, October 24, 5:00 p.m., President’s Dining Room. Tickets are $15 cash or check only and will be purchased at the Box Office. Tickets must be purchased before October 17.

Resume Workshop Day Thursday, October 25, 2018, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Drop by the Career Planning Office for expert help creating or refining your resume. Please bring a copy of your current resume if you have one.

 

November

 

Free Career Advice Monday, November 5, 2018. Stop by the Caf from 12 - 1 p.m. to get helpful career advice from a professional.

Shell Point Mortgage Interest Session Wednesday, November 7, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fero Conference Room.

Resume Workshop Day Monday, November 12, 2018, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Drop by the Career Planning Office for expert help creating or refining your resume. Please bring a copy of your current resume if you have one.

Etiquette Dinner Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m., President’s Dining Room. Tickets are $15 cash or check only and will be purchased at the Box Office. Tickets must be purchased before November 7.

Fall Career Fair Thursday, November 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location TBD. For more information including recruiter sign up and to view who will be attending click on this link: http://bit.ly/2A7wtjp


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 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 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 their lives.

 

Step 1: Schedule 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: Know Yourself.

 

A recommended step by your Career Counselor might be to get to know yourself. The Discover program is a formalized test career guidance system that 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 a resource to begin your research. 

 

Step 4: Take action.

 

Once you have researched 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 Office of Career Planning 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 stuart.floyd@ngu.edu

The Office of Career Planning 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 Planning 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 while 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? Our staff are a phone call or email away to answer your questions. You can take advantage of many of the resources offered to alumni.

Are you an alum who is well established in your field? If so, we invite you to become familiar with our services and volunteer your expertise by advising students engaged in career exploration. We hope you will consider carrying on a tradition of excellence by hiring other North Greenville Alumni.

 

NGU Partners with College Central Network

 

The North Greenville University Office of Career Planning uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service. College Central Network is an online career center that assists students in developing resumes, creating portfolios, and improving interview skills. This service is FREE to students and alumni, as well as 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 Career Guidance System allows its users to learn about themselves, what types of careers match their interests and abilities, and what educational path they will need to take to pursue those careers.

Specifically, formalized testing allows students to:

  • 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, as well as mark favorite majors, schools, and careers.

  • Manage a personal formalized testing portfolio by tracking their interests and favorites, and print a detailed summary of their career exploration.
  • Enable 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 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, Director of Career Planning at 864-977-7669.

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