Adventist Colleges Abroad
Spending a year studying in another country has a way of giving you a new perspective on life. And sometimes that process helps you see your calling a little more clearly. Adventist Colleges Abroad provides opportunities to study abroad for one year or for one summer.
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Find out why Megan Boulton studied abroad.
Completing several interships during your college experience allows you to test out your future career. Internships can also help you explore various applications of your major. Each internship gives new insight into your calling.
Talking with your advisor can help with finding internships.
Jobs during college
View each job you have as a disocovery opportunity. What are you learning about yourself? What does it tell you about who you are and what you do well? What lessons are you learning that will help you after college?
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Shadow professionals in jobs you think you may enjoy. It's a great way to get a sneak peek into a career you are considering. It's also a great way to make a connection for a future internship and to build your professional network.
The Career Center can arrange for you to spend time on the job with someone who works in that field. We have a large database of local professionals who will show you the ropes so you can decide if the profession is right for you.
Look for opportunities to take on leadership roles. You can learn a lot about yourself and your strengths in the process. And it gives you opportunities to hone your skills.
Seek out a mentor. Someone whom you respect and who can give you guidance as you begin your career. Your academic division may already have a program to assist you or you can find a mentor on your own.
Connecting with professionals in your field of study helps in finding internships, finding mentors, and finding jobs after graduation. Authors Malcolm Gladwell and Meg Jay both emphasize the importance of our "weak connections" in our ultimate successes. The people we kind of know are often the key connections to the jobs we want and get.
- Mission trips (Freshman – Senior)
- Student Missionary experiences (Sophomore – Junior)
- Task Force experiences (Sophomore – Junior)
- Project Impact (Freshman – Senior)
- Campus Ministry volunteering (Freshman – Senior)
- Club projects (Freshman – Senior)
- Service Examples
From preparing tax returns for the elderly to taking mission trips to spending a year as a student missionary, volunteering is a way to discover your passions.