Wherever you are in your higher education journey, or whatever career you’re working toward, the ABF College-to-Career Roadmap will enable you to be career-ready when you graduate.

Use the following tools to target specific careers, coordinate your internship and job search, and get hired.

#1: Find Your Specific Career Targets

Ask yourself, “What do I want to do?”

Find Your Specific Career Targets

Take stock of your interests, skills, strengths, and values in order to start exploring specific career options. Become familiar with the resources available at your college career center and begin your exploration!

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“Something I’ve asked myself time and again is whether I’m willing to recognize God as the biggest influence on my career.”
– Eric D. Nelson

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Locate campus resources

  • Locate your campus career center and visit it in person.
  • Add career fairs throughout the year to your calendar.
  • Make an appointment with a career counselor and ask about resources or tools for exploring career options and career connections
  • Identify campus organizations that relate to your career interests. Attend their meetings and events to learn about opportunities to add new skills or increase the ones you have.

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#2: Create Your Professional Profile

Ask yourself, “What does a hiring manager want to see?”

Polish Your Professional Presence

Your cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn profile have to be current and relevant to the stated requirements, skills, and qualifications.

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Create your tool kit

Learn new skills and build job related experience

Keep score to level up

  • Get involved with campus organizations that complement your career interests and give you experiences that will round out your personal profile
  • Look for jobs that have transferable skills
  • Confirm degree requirements with your academic advisor so you have a clear strategy for graduation

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#3: Build your Network

Ask yourself, “Do I have the right people in my network?”

People hire people. Your professional network is essential and you need to grow it. Find the right connections through referrals and introductions.

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Reach out to find the right contacts

Cultivate your relationships

  • Develop mentoring relationships with faculty who are good prospects to write letters of recommendation for you
  • Ask for feedback on your resume
  • Schedule a call back time on your calendar
  • Handwrite a thank you note after every informational interview
  • Maintain regular communication

Resources

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#4: Apply, Interview, and Get Hired

Ask yourself, “Am I ready to start my career?”

Get hired!

You’ve found your ideal career targets, you’ve built your network, and now it’s time to take the next step and begin applying for the job you want.

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Get ready for the interview!

Stay current

  • Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profile reflect your career interests, recent jobs or volunteer positions, education, skills and talents, and any grants, honors and awards earned.
  • Watch:  Resumes and Cover Letters 
  • Rehearse: Schedule informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest
  • Attend: recruiting events and career fairs

Get hired

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#5: Pass Your Blessings Forward!

Ask yourself, “How can I be of service to others?”

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In the spirit of “passing your blessings forward,” we invite you to consider ways you can give back to your community and participate in this continuous circle of good.

Inspiration

Join or start a Christian Science Organization (CSO) on campus

Work at a camp for Christian Scientists

Be of service to a local branch church

Intern or volunteer at a Christian Science nursing facility

Volunteer at a non-profit that aligns with your values

 

Visit our Net Effect video library to find insightful conversations with members of the ABF Career Alliance community. Hear from professionals in industries you are interested in and connect with them directly! You can also join our community on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Join the ABF Career Alliance Today!

Get the tools to propel your job search and career forward. Membership is free, and includes access to exclusive job listings, one-to-one career connections with professionals, and a network of mentors who want to help you succeed.

Join the ABF Career Alliance