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. 

What can I do with this major, job search by area of study. 

Career Preparation

Resume Writing

Resume Resources 

Essential Information Resume Sample (PDF)

Resume Action Verb List (PDF)

Resume Examples







Youth Ministry

Reference Sheet (PDF)

Did you know?

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

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)

Career Tools

LinkedIn.com - Online Professional Networking

Glassdoor.com - A free inside look at more than 26,000 companies

Career Finder  - What jobs can you get with your degree?


Technology Fair - Handshake
Sept. 16th, 2021, Thursday
1:00-4:00 | Cone Chapel
Fair(TBA) - Handshake
9:30-12:00 | 
Nov. 4th, 2021, Thursday
1:00-5:00 | Cone Chapel
Feb. 8th, 2022, Tuesday
9:30-12:00 | Cone Chapel
March 17, 2022, Thursday
1:00-4:00 | Cone Chapel

Check back soon for more events!

Campus Interviews

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

Students —

Sign up - Handshake

Prepare for Interviews & Career Fairs


Register for On-Campus Interviewing - Handshake

Graduate School

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

Faculty Info: Request a Classroom Workshop

A 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

 Joy Tapley

Joy Tapley
Assistant to Director


Graduate Assistant
Counseling Intern


Holland Chupek
Student Worker


Lauren Farmer
Student Worker


Student Worker

Contact Us

Location: Student Center room 239

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Box 12243