Services & Events

Assessment Testing — MyPlan

Self-assessment requires a hard look at yourself and an honest evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses. It is one of the most challenging pieces of the career puzzle, but also one of the most important. MyPlan helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers. Whether you’re deciding on what college to go to, choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, MyPlan can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you. 100% independent and unbiased, MyPlan gives you the truth about colleges, careers and majors. Our research and data is the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere on the subject. With dozens of easy-to-use tools, MyPlan makes getting to that information convenient, simple and fun. Contact Career Development to find out more information.

Career Counseling, Exploration & Planning

For many students, selecting a major and determining a career path is difficult and often confusing. If you are still deciding on a major or have questions about your current major or career path, the friendly staff at Career Development is eager to assist you. Career Development offers a variety of services and resources to enable you to make an informed major/career decision as a freshman, alumni, or anywhere in between. Career planning is an on-going complex process that requires constant monitoring and self-research. In addition, the Career Development has web-based resources including “What Can I Do with This Degree?” Check it out!

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Are you a current SAGU student or an alum from a SAGU sister school? Please sign up or log into Handshake at sagu.joinhandshake.com and access hundreds of online job and internship postings. In addition to Handshake, there is a list of resources to for you to consider located here.

The role of the Career Development is to act as an educational agency, rather than an employment agency. Ultimately you are responsible for preparing for your career goals and securing your destination.

Events

Business Expo

Businesses from the DFW metro-plex, and businesses from Ellis County (Waxahachie, Midlothian, and Red Oak) will be providing information on opportunities within their organization. Some volunteer positions; some paid positions; and overall good information about services available in our area.

Career Development Seminars

Career Development offers free seminars based on your major and interests. Come ask questions about possible roles in the workplace, pay or anything that may relate to your career!

C2G – Countdown to Graduation

This is an opportunity for graduating seniors to complete several of their requirements to receive your diploma. Who will be there?

  • Career Development
  • Alumni Relations
  • Harrison School of Graduate Studies
  • SAGU Bookstore
  • Registrar’s office

The SAGU Bookstore will assist you in ordering your cap, gown, announcements, class ring, etc., and the Registrar’s Office will verify the spelling of your name, your degree, and any honors you’re receiving. There will also be giveaways as well as refreshments while you wait!

Etiquette Dinner

You don’t want to miss this opportunity! This event is much more than just what fork you need to use when you’re at dinner with a very important employer, client, or guest at a formal dinner. This will be a served full course meal, with an etiquette presentation.

Teacher’s Job Fair

Education majors in their final semester (student-teaching) have the opportunity to meet and interview with various District personnel for employment as a teacher after graduation.

Internship Fair

Seeking a summer position where you can gain career-related experience in a supervised work setting? Then attend this event. Employers from various fields will be providing you with information on the opportunities at their churches and/or businesses. Internships are key to building your résumé and marketing yourself to future employers. Internships can be part-time or full- time, paid or unpaid, and in some instances can be used to fulfill your practicum requirements for your degree (consult with your academic advisor).

Interview Preparation

Would you like to practice interviewing before the “real” one? This is your chance! Business professionals and church leaders will be on campus to interview you, critique your interviewing skills, and recommend areas to change. Remember to dress professionally and bring your résumé.

National Student Employment Week

Let us recognize you for your hard work, and for the importance of the student work experience. This is our way to say thank you for your contribution!

Graduate School Planning

The first step in getting into graduate school involves assessing your goals, abilities, qualifications, temperament, and commitment. Before expending a great deal of effort, stop by the Career Development office!

Résumé, Cover Letter and Reference Page Assistance

The resume is the most important marketing tool for your job and internship search. Does your resume present your skills and qualifications most effectively for the types of positions you are seeking?

The SAGU Career Development office offers resources to help make sure your resume is in top shape!

Resume Workshops

Check Handshake for the next opportunity to learn about resume writing in a group setting.

Resume & Cover Letter Critiques

After updating your resume or cover letter to the best of your ability using these resources, feel free to stop by during Drop-In Hours for a 15-minute document critique. We’d be happy to take a look at your resume or cover letter and offer constructive feedback to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward.

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