We provide students with access to career planning and advising, career based presentations and events, and comprehensive information on employment and internship opportunities. Our mission is to enable our students and alumni to successfully identify and pursue their career goals.

We offer guidance, coaching, and resources to help discover career potential and how that potential relates to educational plans and accomplishments.

Choosing Your Major And Minor

Type Focus Personality Assessment

Take a personality and career assessment online through TypeFocus

When you register or log in, you will be prompted to include a site password

To receive your password: Contact us via email at careercenter@harding.edu or by phone at 501-279-4454.

Once you have completed the test, you may call 501-279-4454 and schedule a time to come in to the office for one of our staff members to go over the results with you.

We want to help you find work that will be a good fit for your personality, interests and values, in order to lead a successful and rewarding career. 

Research Occupations

Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Career Preparation

Resume Writing

Resume Resources 

Essential Information Resume Sample (PDF)

Did you know?

We offer free resume reviews - email your resume to careercenter@harding.edu, or sign up for an account on Bison Career Search

If you need help come see us! We are located in the Student Center room 239 or call 501-279-4454 to set up an appointment.

We also provide a career management platform brought to you by partnering with OptimalResume. Inside, you’ll find a variety of tools to help you create, present, manage, and share your professional credentials.

Remember, your resume is your "foot in the door" to a prospective job.

 

Cover Letters & Other Letters

Cover Letters:

     General Outline (pdf)
     Example 1 (pdf)
     Example 2 (pdf)
     Example 3 (pdf)

Letter to Accept Job Offer:
      Example (pdf)

Letter to Reject Job Offer:
      Template (pdf)

Interview Skills

Preparing to Interview:

  • The Perfect Interview: All you need is internet access and a webcam and you are set to take the virtual "Perfect Interview".

First impressions matter.


Ten seconds — that's all the time you may have to make an impression on an employer.

Learn how to give an elevator pitch, what makes a resume stand out and other helpful career tips through our Career Spots video series.

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Upcoming Career Fairs

Graduate School Fair - BCS
Sept. 10, 2015, Thursday
9:30-12:00 | McInteer Rotunda

C-Harmony Fair - BCS
October 1, 2015, Thursday
1-5 p.m. | Founders Room

Technology Fair - BCS
Oct. 15, 2015, Thursday
1:00-4:00 | Cone Chapel

Education Fair - BCS
Feb. 16, 2016, Tuesday
9:30-12:00 | Cone Chapel

STEM Fair - BCS
March 17, 2016, Thursday
TBA | Cone Chapel

Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews are great way to connect students to potential employers.

Students —

Sign up - BCS

Prepare for Interviews & Career Fairs

Employers

Register for On-Campus Interviewing - BCS

Graduate School

Continue your formal education and see what additional opportunities are in your future.

Whether you're looking to apply to one of Harding's graduate or professional programs, or just need some advice on the application process, we're here to help.

Faculty Info: Request a Classroom Workshop

Faculty and StudentA critical part of achieving our goal is to partner with you, the faculty, in helping students realize and reach their life goals. As you integrate career components into your courses, Career Center staff members are available to present career information on several aspects of career planning. Some of the popular topics include:

  • Choosing a major
  • Resume writing
  • Job search skills
  • How to interview
  • Internships
  • Career fairs
  • Applying to graduate schools

If you would like to request a classroom presentation from Career Services, please let us know at careercenter@harding.edu.

Meet our Staff

Butch Gardner

Dr. Butch Gardner
Director of Career Center
bgardner@harding.edu

 Joy Tapley

Joy Tapley
Assistant to Director
jtapley@harding.edu

  
 


Counseling Intern

Amanda Wesley

 

 

 

Lauren Bolin
Student Worker

 

Colleen Christian
Student Worker

 

Kate Parker
Student Worker

 

Hannah Perry
Student Worker

 

Christyn Simmons
Student Worker

Contact Us

Career Services is part of the Center for Student Success

501-279-4454

careercenter@harding.edu


Location: Student Center room 239

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Box 12243