The Career Center equips students to succeed on their life-long vocational path by determining their strengths, developing their skills, and discovering God’s call for their lives.

Contact us at (616) 526-6485 or career@calvin.edu for more information about our services.

Explore our options

  • Career coaching
    Available for one-on-one appointments, daily small group workshops on a variety of topics, and daily walk-in hours
  • Career assessments
    JobZology (primary), StrengthsFinder, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory
  • Class presentations
    Speak in classes on a wide variety of career-related topics
  • Job posting system
    Hundreds of jobs and internships posted online
  • Résumé and cover letter critiques
    Individualized suggestions for your résumé and cover letter, available in person or by email; résumé building system OptimalRésumé
  • Practice interviews
    Practice your interviewing skills and gain valuable feedback
  • Networking with alumni
    Online networking directory of Calvin alumni available at www.calvin.edu/alumni or through LinkedIn
  • Job fairs
    Several career fairs are held, visit www.calvin.edu/career for a list of job fairs
  • Events
    Extensive programming throughout the school year offers opportunities for students to hone skills and interact with employers
  • On-campus recruiting
    Employers visit Calvin’s campus to hold informational meetings, recruiting tables, or schedule interviews with students
  • Career Resource Center
    Books on the second floor of Hekman Library
  • Graduate school planning
    Test preparation resources and books with graduate school application tips
  • Résumé books
    Accounting and engineering résumé books created and distributed annually; résumés also available for other majors through Handshake
  • Education
    List of education students graduating in the current academic year distributed annually to employers
  • Job search support
    Provide a quiet space for Skype interviews, proctored employer assessment completion, and more