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Category: Career & 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...

  • Get a Job!

    Education Plus Experience Equals Employment

    Walter Augustine — 

    Walter Augustine is the director of intercultural education and research in the division of Diversity and Inclusion at Biola University and an...

  • Miles Bocianski — 

    You may have experienced the cultural pressure to find your “passion” or calling in life. When you see teenage celebrities with millions of...

  • Susan Lim — 

    Susan Lim is an assistant professor in the Department of History & Political Science at Biola University. Here is her story of discovering and...

  • Samantha Lyons — 

    Okay, you are here. You moved into the dorm and you took your very first steps into your college experience and your future. Between school,...

  • Lisa Igram — 

    I settled into my seat, surrounded by colleagues, wondering what we’d hear, as Shirley Hoogstra, president of the Council for Christian Colleges...

  • Ashia Lee — 

    As human beings, one of the biggest struggles we face is understanding our purpose in life, whether or not you are a Christian. Sometimes our...

  • Leon Harris — 

    During my first class at Biola University, as a BOLD student (Biola Organizational Leadership Degree – an accelerated adult degree program), I...

  • Samantha Lyons — 

    Your resume is meant to be a potluck of the best you have to offer, organized so an employer can see the meat of your experience before the...

  • Laureen Mgrdichian — 

    Your pictures tell a story. Take your driver’s license, for example. Although most of you have only had one photo taken so far, in time, you will...

  • Ashia Lee — 

    Christian Ministries Major. Biola Ethnic Advancement Team. First-Gen Student. Peer Academic Advisor. These are just some of the words that describe...