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Career & Vocation Articles

  • Austin Green — 

    Alumnus John Delapena (‘19) knew he wanted to help children and make the world a better place. Initially, he thought he would follow in his father...

  • Joy Ito — 

    If you’re studying biology, chemistry or engineering, working in a lab is a great way to boost your resume. The work experience you earn in a lab...

  • Ashley Logue — 

    Alumnus Soren Iverson (‘17) studied studio art with an emphasis in design and minor in business during his time at Biola. He is currently an art...

  • Austin Green — 

    Have you ever wondered what qualities employers care about when hiring college students or recent graduates? Student resumés that show leadership...

  • Lisa Reimann — 

    Lara Renee went through ups and downs before landing her ideal role.

  • Joshua Choi — 

    Have you considered attending graduate school after Biola? Based on averages from 2012-2018 outcome survey data, 18.2 percent of Biola graduates...

  • Finding Your Graduate School Program

    Five steps to narrowing your choices

    Austin Green — 

    Your education does not have to end once you receive your undergraduate diploma. Millions of students decide to enroll in post-graduate programs...

  • It’s All About People

    Five Ways to Find Internships

    Tiffany Lee — 

    Even with the rise of web and social media resources, interpersonal relationships are still the key to gaining internship experience. Check out this blog for helpful tips on finding internships.

  • Lisa Reimann — 

    Working abroad after completing one’s education doesn’t have to be an unrealistic dream; it can be a reality.

  • Rediscovering Ministry in Ecuador

    Raquel Hamm's career-defining experience studying abroad

    Kaelyn Timmins — 

    Senior Christian Ministries major Raquel Hamm shares about the study abroad experience that challenged her assumptions and shaped her vocation.

  • Faculty Spotlight: Astri Swendsrud

    A Q&A with Art Professor Astri Swendsrud on Addressing the “Elephant” in the Room

    Faeln Naughton — 

    In this interview, Astri Swendsrud shares how her lifelong passion for art developed into a career and what advice she has for undergraduate students pursuing creative careers.

  • Know Your Stuff

    How to Research Companies to Explore Careers

    Grace Kim — 

    Researching companies is one way to learn about different industries, professions, industry trends and a company’s mission and values. The following are some tips for doing company research.

  • Engaging with Gatekeepers (Part 2)

    Writing Effective Emails

    Anna Matz — 

    Emails are the cornerstone of modern business communication and are often the primary means of communication between you and a potential employer....

  • Jasmyn Alvarez — 

    What if you only had as long as an elevator ride to impress your future boss? A solid elevator pitch is a great way to introduce yourself to employers and showcase what you can bring to their company.

  • New Year, New Opportunities

    Tips for securing a student leadership position on campus

    Heather Martin — 

    One way to get involved in the new year is to apply for a student leadership position. Here are three helpful tips to navigate these exciting opportunities.

  • Jasmyn Alvarez — 

    Did you know you will likely spend as much time at work as you will with your family? This means it is important to get to know employers before...

  • Anna Matz — 

    Gatekeepers are people who stand in the doorway between where you are and where you want to be. Just as much as you want them to give you the job,...

  • The Heart of Networking

    How to Create and Leverage Relationships

    Anna Matz — 

    If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “Networking is the key to success.” Networking isn’t the only key to success, but it is...

  • My First Job

    Laying Our Desires at Jesus' Feet

    Shane Enete — 

    I still remember that sinking feeling in my stomach as I carried my first tray of food to a hotel room. It was my first day of work after college....

  • Jeffrey Yuen — 

    Jeffrey is a Senior Psychology major and works as a Peer Internship Ambassador in the Career Center. Planning for a career can be a challenging...

  • Anna Warner — 

    With Career Expos, preparation is essential. Alumnus Anna Warner shares her advice to help you make the best first impression. When it comes to...

  • Katie Genung — 

    Anyone else uncertain about what to do for a future career (please tell me I’m not the only one)? If that’s you, it’s completely okay! It can feel...

  • Jasmyn Alvarez — 

    Have you wondered where your degree in communication studies can take you? Becky Kurtz (‘14) is a communication studies alumna using her degree to...

  • Rick Bee — 

    Rick Bee is the senior director of advancement at Biola University and a professor at Biola Talbot School of Theology where he teaches a course on...

  • How to Maximize your Summer

    Summer Courses, Internships and Housing

    Heidi Herchelroath, Tiffany Lee, Eyvette Min — 

    Summer is quickly approaching. Have you considered taking summer courses or pursuing an internship? Below are a few opportunities you might want to...