Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

Resources Offered by Our Career Center

Career Advising

We are here to assist you with identifying your skills, interests and abilities and determine how they relate to the world of work. Several assessment tools we use for this purpose are:

The Self-Directed Search is the world’s most widely used career interest inventory. It is an easy-to-use, self-administered test that helps individuals find the occupations that best suit their interests and skills.

SIGI Plus is a computer-based guidance system designed to help college students make rational and informed educational and career decisions. Part of the program is completed with a career counselor and part of the program is completed individually.

Career Direct is a comprehensive, computerized assessment tool whose purpose is to help individuals discover their God-given strengths so they may utilize them in the workplace. Students will receive a 34-page printout highlighting their strengths of interests, personality, skills and abilities, and values.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator matches the student’s personality with people in professions of similar personality that thoroughly like and are fitted for the work they do. It highlights workplace strengths and blind spots that may give valuable insight into career choice and compatibility.

Other Resources

Career Library:
We have resources to help you better understand careers in business, education, government, the arts, the sports industry, social sciences and natural sciences. We also have printed and video information on career development, decision-making and job search.

Graduate and Professional School Information:
Our center has registration materials for national tests—GRE, GMAT, and LSAT as well as preparation guides for these tests. We also have graduate school directories and a limited number of graduate school catalogs.

Career Programs and Job Search Information:
We offer workshops and individual advising to help acquaint students with resume writing, interviewing techniques and job search strategies.

Professional Credentials:
Graduating education students can establish a credential file in Career Services and have personal data and references sent to prospective employers.

Job Vacancies:
Notices for positions, internships and summer work are posted regularly on our web site at:

The National Association of Colleges and Employers connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development, and conferences. Visit them at

NACE Knowledge Center:
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