How can King University help me determine what major/career fields to consider?
Before you can explore options, it’s important to know yourself. Sounds easy, right? Maybe, but it’s worth taking some time to clarify your interests, skills, and values before you start making career decisions. Visit Career Success, across from the computer lab on the first floor of Maclellan Hall (dining hall)!
What opportunities does King University provide to assist me with career exploration?
Focus 2 is a self-paced online career and education planning tool designed to help students make decisions about career goals and education plans. Students and alumni use Focus 2 to clarify their values and interests or to explore majors and career fields. Register for Focus 2 with the Access Code:Tornado
CareerShift is a robust job and internship search platform. Find a job you might like and read the job description and the qualifications. Know the expectations and use that information in decision making going forward.
Why should I do an internship?
Internships or job shadowing before choosing a major provide real world experience. Internships give a student practical experience in a career field of your interest, are a great resume builder, and can often lead to a full-time job. Learn the steps that you can take to land an outstanding internship. Internships add work experience and transferable skills to your knowledge base. Employers rate internship experience as one of the top reasons for hiring.
When should I do an internship?
Internships, externships, and job shadowing are always a good choice. The Career Success office recommends you begin planning in your first year at the university to have as many real work experiences as possible.
Registered internships may be used for university credit. King University allows up to 6 internship credit hours towards graduation. One internship credit equals 50 hours on site but may include research, writing or developing a database or other assignments.
Internships may be completed year round for credit or non-credit. A student may register for an internship up to the “last day to withdraw from a class with a W for that term” as shown in the Academic Calendar.
How do I apply for an internship?
The Career Success Center is available for daily walk-ins and encourages appointments.
To apply for an internship, a student must meet with a member of the Career Success Center staff and complete an internship orientation.
What is an internship?
An internship connects classroom knowledge with real work experience in your field of interest. Exploring jobs in your potential major can be a critical step in making the best choice for your future!
At King University, the following majors/minors require internships for graduation:
Theatre – Requires a capstone experience or an internship
Where can I go to get help with a resume?
The King University Career Success office will help you develop an effective resume by using online resources, workshops and personal attention. Make an appointment or drop in.
How do I prepare for an interview with a company?
You created a great resume and cover letter; you submitted the application; you spoke with all the right people – and now you have an interview for a great job. Don’t let anxiety about what to say (or NOT to say) keep you from getting the job offer. Let the King University Career Center coach you to success with a practice interview.
What is networking?
Recent surveys state between 70% and 85% of jobs are found through networking. So, what is networking and how can you make it work for you? What is a network? Let us help you identify your unique networks and with the many ways you can effectively “network” your way to a new career!
- Networking begins with a good resume
- Build your LinkedIn page with a resume as an anchor
- Visit the Career Success office In Maclellan Hall, Room 28.