Career counseling is more than just helping you find a job. Career development is a lifelong process which requires discernment, planning, and the acquisition of needed skills and/or credentials. It is important that you start your own life planning process early and continue throughout your time at seminary. Our career counselors can help you to begin this process and offer valuable coaching while you're a student and after graduation.
The Office of Career Services offers a number of career development services to Fuller students and alumni/ae. These services include:
- Résumé writing
- Practice interviews
- Training in negotiation skills
- Career assessment testing
- Assistance in discerning your call
- Job fairs and interview opportunities
- Dossier circulation for Ph.D. graduates
Cost Of Living Information
As an aspect of career planning, it is important to think about how much salary you'll need to live where you will be working. To find this information for U.S. areas, go to the CNN Cost of Living Comparison Calculator. For international areas, look at the currency exchange rate to figure out the buying power of your U.S. salary. The current exchange rates can be found at x-rates.com.
For those considering careers in ministry, there are few decisions more important than denominational choice. If you are seeking to learn about different denominations, ElectronicChurch contains links to the web sites for numerous denominations in the United States and Canada. Fuller also maintains a list of denominational liaisons on campus or in the area who can provide more assistance. Contact us to learn more.
Online Career Assessment Tests
The Office of Career Services provides low cost career assessment tests administered by a trained professional. However, there are also several web sites that offer some form of interactive assessment of personal skills, personality, and interests. You might find these helpful in discovering who you are and what kind of career you might like to pursue.
JobHuntersBible.com Career counselor and renowned author Dick Bolles' introduction to online career tests – how to take them, what they mean, and cautions to keep in mind.
The Princeton Review Career Quiz Short test of 24 questions that seeks to identify both your interests and your preferred working style, and suggests career choices based on the results.
The Career Key Short test also using the RIASEC model. Provides links to more detailed information on suggested occupations.
Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential (MAPP) Free Career Analysis test seeks to reveal your motivations for work, learning styles, and work preferences, and matches you with top vocational areas.