Career counseling services include assisting you with choosing a major, searching for a graduate school, preparing a resume, and organizing a job search. The Parable of the Talents from Matthew 25:14—30 guides all of our services—well done, good and faithful servant.
Guiding your path.
How can we help? With focus. And process. We use both to help you find clarity around your strongest talents (what you’re passionate about), and where you’ll be the best fit for a life of intention and service. Our process is twofold.
Know Yourself: Unearthing Your Talents
- Make an appointment with a career counselor who will start with some interest and skill assessments.
- Be ready to answer big questions. Tell us about your experiences. We’re interested in what you’re really good at—and what brings you joy. When you feel most alive. Career counseling helps you process these questions.
- Map out a plan for prayerful engagement. At Montreat, your activities can further define your direction. This is also great to do with a career counselor.
- Keep in mind that seeking a better relationship with God, through an honest relationship with Jesus Christ, leads to a deeper and more genuine knowledge of yourself and your path.
Know Your Opportunities: Investing Your Talents
- Take your General Education classes first to get exposure to different fields of study.
- Talk to faculty in different departments to discover more about career opportunities are in their fields.
- Get a summer job doing something that interests you. You’ll grow in experience, knowledge, and connections.
- Interview professionals in a field you like. We can help with this.
- Get an internship—for more of the above. Take it broader and deeper for a better experience.
- Consider graduate school. Are you interested in continuing your education? Which fields require it?
Online Career Assessment
You can learn more about your natural proficiencies and best-fit areas through career assessments provided by the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). Take advantage of their online career assessment tool.
- Create an account or log in.
- Under the Plan tab, click “For a Career” and then click “Learn About Yourself”.
- Select and complete assessments based on your interests.
- Click on the Plan tab and select “Explore Careers”.
- Make an appointment with the Office of Work and Vocation to evaluate your results.