Students can receive career counseling by stopping by the Career Services office (located across from the Snack Shop) or emailing Career Services to schedule an appointment with Dr. Buckley, the manager.
Career Assessment Resources
Not sure about your college major? Uncertain about what type of employment to pursue? Considering a change in your career path?
Look into taking one or both of the following 2 career assessments to better understand your interests and your abilities in light of God’s leading in your life.
Strong Interest Inventory: What Major? What Career?
This 30-minute inventory is available to BJU students and may be taken online at no charge. Contact the Career Services office for directions on how to access the online version of the inventory. The online inventory is scored immediately, and the results will be shared during a follow-up appointment with a Career Services staff member. Follow-up counsel covers a detailed report to help students become more confident about God’s leading in their choice of major and career goals.
Note: the fact that the Strong Interest Inventory is being administered by Career Services does not constitute an endorsement by Bob Jones University of the contents or of any entity associated with this product.
Alumni can also take advantage of the Strong Interest Inventory and receive advice on what best to pursue if you are contemplating a career move. Receive instructions on how to access the online inventory and receive a follow-up review of your report ($10 fee) by emailing Career Services.
Alumni may also want to consider reviewing the helpful advice on deciding God’s will which is included in the student resource on Changing/Choosing a Major. Many of the same principles in this resource apply to making career changing decisions.
O*NET Online: Occupational Information Network with Skills Assessment
The O*NET system serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. Go to O*Net Online to research a variety of careers and find a career that fits you.
- Provides information on hundreds of occupations
- Includes a SKILLS self-assessment that matches your abilities with appropriate jobs
Other Online Resources
- Career Direct — A thorough self-assessment that focuses on four key areas: interests, skills, values, and personality to help individuals make wise, biblical career-related decisions. Fee based.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook and Job Web
- Google search (use the job title along with the word: careers)
- Information and practice material for job selection tests
- The Riley Guide - A directory of employment and career information.