Helping Adults in Transition
Many adults can also benefit from internships when they are targeting fields in which they have little or no experience. Depending on your work schedule flexibility, and the level of experience you need, an internship may be worth considering. For more information, visit our Internship page.
The careers that fit you best are those that utilize your strongest preferences and personal drive. Career Development utilizes MyPlan, a complete self-assessment and career exploration system that will clarify your work style, interests, self-reported skills, and values. MyPlan includes a report with occupations based on your assessment results.
If you would like to take the MyPlan career assessment, contact Career Development for an appointment. Once you have completed the assessment, your career advisor will also help you make sense of your results. Additional resources for exploring occupations are listed below. These are best utilized in conjunction with assessments and direct advising.
Vocational Bios provides an up-close and personal perspective on occupations you may be aware of in a general way. These articles introduce you to an actual person in the field, to give you a better sense of what a career might be like. To access Vocational Biographies, use the login information below.
If you would like to take the MyPlan online career assessment, contact Career Development for easy instructions and an access code. When finished, a career advisor can also walk you through the report and help you make sense of your results.
Writing Your Document
All students should utilize accepted models and approaches for creating effective resumes and cover letters. If you have never created a professional-level resume or cover letter, and need help getting started, you can utilize the Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide, to create a rough draft prior to meeting with an advisor.
For guidance on developing and enhancing resumes, please review the guidelines found in the Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide, and make basic adjustments to your resume prior to your appointment.
Resume and Cover Letter Reviews
If you have a resume or cover letter you wish to have reviewed, please make an appointment via email, and send your resume as an attachment. Please also bring a paper copy of your resume to your appointment. Contact Career Development.
Career Spots Video Resources
MVNU CareerNet is our centralized system for job and internship postings for students and alumni. Users can also upload resumes for review, and when required for the job application process. CareerNet houses hundreds of postings by employers around Central Ohio and beyond. These employers are specifically seeking students and graduates for their openings.
To access MVNU CareerNet go to: https://www.myinterfase.com/mvnu/student. and follow the instructions. From there, you can create a profile and begin using the system. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Career Development.
For student employment opportunities on-campus, please click here.
Additional internet resources for job seekers:
- Ohio Means Jobs – Job listings and resources for job seekers provided by the state of Ohio
- indeed.com – An online job search engine that lets you search by key word, location, and other criteria
- idealist.org – A site that lists non-profit jobs and internships
- careerbuilder.com – Another national job search resource
- columbusjobs.com – Job listings for the greater Columbus area
Being prepared to interview at the professional level is paramount to landing a job. The resources below will help guide you in this process, and provide opportunities for practice. You may also schedule a mock interview with a career advisor by contacting Career Development.
Career Spots Video Resources
Interview Stream is a web-based mock interview program to assist you in preparation for upcoming interviews for internships, jobs, or graduate school admission. It is a simple, fun, and effective way to refine and master your interviewing skills.
Who can use it?
This online service is available to any student or alumnus.
Where do I log in?
Interview Stream login: https://mvnu.interviewstream.com/Account
How much time will I need to use it?
In about 30 minutes you can create an account, complete a general interview and review your responses. Time will vary among users because you have the opportunity to:
- Re-try your responses
- Create a custom interview from a detailed menu of questions
- Pause an interview to be continued at a later time
- Use other resources on the Dashboard, like tips and webinars
Can I use it more than once?
Absolutely. There are a variety of pre-made interviews to choose from, and you have the ability to review any previous interviews and create new, custom interviews for further practice.
Is this just a practice interview system?
There are many resources available through Interview Stream. Take advantage of them all from the User Dashboard, which includes interview tips and a webinar on strategies and tactics to succeed in the interview process.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact Career Development.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University participates in annual and bi-annual career fairs, including those listed below. Click the links or contact Career Development for more information.
Career Development provides various programs and help sessions related to choosing majors, exploring careers, networking, preparing for career fairs, graduate school, resumes, interviews and job searching. For a current list of calendar items, contact Career Development.
ABOUT OUR STAFF
Gary Swisher, Coordinator of Career Development
Gary has a Masters in Counseling and has worked in career development since 1999. He has experience with traditional age college students, adults in transition and students in adult education. Gary advises students in all aspects of career development, and oversees career resources and programs at MVNU.
CONTACT AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
For appointments and information, contact Career Development: