McPherson College is focused on careers. It’s a focus that begins freshman year and is incorporated across curriculum in the classroom, in service opportunities, and in experiences outside of the classroom. The Career Services office is the hub of this effort engaging students early to begin acquiring the skills for a career and ensuring career placement when they graduate.
Career Services is here to help you find jobs and experiences through:
We’ll help you get started in your career by connecting you with job opportunities prior to or upon graduation.
Gain direct, hands-on work experience while earning your degree. Internships occur in your field of study. 80% of the recent graduating class had at least one internship or field experience prior to graduation.
Shadow a professional to see what a day in the life of your chosen career path looks like.
Earn money in a paid position, that may or may not be in your chosen field, with an employer outside of the college.
Work Study or On-Campus Job
Apply for a paid position, arranged between you and an on-campus department.
Career Services FAQ:
The Enterprising MC Student
Starting their freshman year, students are introduced to the Enterprising MC Student model – a process to explore, experience, and engage while discovering the skills they need to be successful in their future careers.
Throughout their years at McPherson College students become more adept at applying what they learn through this process resulting in a strong resumé to assist their job search. Initially students are encouraged to establish direction and declare a major then test that direction, try-out ideas and confirm their decision. In later years, students add to their knowledge base and experiences, make adjustments if necessary and increase their level of career involvement. Finally, students are supported in taking on leadership roles, mentorships, engaging with industry mentors and interning with organizations within their desired field.
Activities in the Enterprising MC Student process:
Advising, meeting with faculty, career workshops, employer events, Horizon Fund, volunteering, job shadowing, club/organization involvement
Field experience/site visits, mentorships, conference participation, networking events, service learning, career workshops, on-campus leadership
Internships, part-time relevant work, conference presentation, senior research or capstone projects, leadership roles, first-time, full-time positions