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
When you register or log in, you will be prompted to include a site password.
To receive your password: Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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.
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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 | 1:00-4:00 Cone Chapel Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 | 9:30-12:00 Cone Chapel
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 9:00-12:00 Cone Chapel
Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 9:30-12:00 McInteer Rotunda
Help for Students: How Can I Prepare for a Career Fair?
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:
If you would like to request a classroom presentation from Career Services, please let us know at email@example.com.
WELCOME to Harding University's Student Employment!
We are excited about working with you to assure an effective and fair employment system for all student applicants! If you have any questions about the process, please come by our office located in Student Center 239, call us at 4454 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our doors are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to serve you.
Harding University Student Employment offers students part-time jobs that are often related to their skills, academic or career fields, experiences, or interests. Job duties range from those requiring specialized skills to those only requiring a willingness to work. Working part-time allows a student to earn money for college expenses, establish a work record, develop skills that will be useful in a career, and provide an opportunity for interaction with faculty, staff, and fellow students.
In general, to be eligible for student employment, students must:
Students can usually work an average of 20 hours per week (20 hours for most International Students) during periods of enrollment, and up to 40 hours per week during periods of non-enrollment (Christmas, Spring Break, and Summer Break).
The majority of student positions are paid an hourly wage. Because students are part-time temporary employees, they do not receive benefits such as paid holidays, health insurance, etc., but are covered under Worker's Compensation.
Students are paid on a regular bi-weekly schedule.
Student job vacancies on-campus are posted on Pipeline in Whiteboard under "Student Jobs". Off-campus jobs are posted on Searcy.com.
Note: You may notice a check box for "Odd Jobs" on the back of the application. Odd jobs are generally those which an employer needs one or more workers for a specific project and/or immediate need. Usually these are short-term jobs and the person only works until the project is completed. If you are interested in being notified about "Odd Jobs", please send an email to email@example.com to let us know. Be sure to include your name, phone number and email address.
Tips for your interview(s):
After an interview:
There are many types of student jobs available including office/clerical support jobs in academic and administrative offices, tutors, lab assistants, faculty assistants, lifeguards, general maintenance and grounds keeping, housekeeping, food service, postal clerks, cashiers, wellness center assistants, auditorium ushers, library desk attendants, light and sound technicians, drama and music assistants, security officers, telemarketing, and recruiting.
All students are eligible for any position on campus*, whether Federal Work Study (FWS) or Work@Harding University (WHU) students. Most students are paid per hour on a biweekly pay schedule. Student positions are not eligible for University benefits.
* America Reads tutors can only be FWS eligible students.
Federal Work Study (FWS)
FWS is a program provided by the federal government that assists this University to employ students based on their financial aid eligibility. Student Financial Services will determine the award, and the student will be notified in an award letter. Please note: The awarded amount is not applied directly to your charges in the Business Office. Students have to work in order to receive the amount of money awarded to them. Unfortunately awarded eligibility does not guarantee a student a job. Visit Student Financial Services' Website at www.harding.edu/finaid/ to learn more about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All FWS students work on campus or in our community service positions. International students are not eligible for FWS.
Work@Harding University (WHU)
Students who do not qualify for FWS or did not complete the FAFSA are considered WHU students. There is no differentiation between the types of positions or eligibility for positions between FWS and WHU.
Off-Campus Affiliated Employment
In those instances where the university's student employment program may not meet the employment needs of students, Career Services maintains a list of positions available within the community and we post the jobs on Searcy.com. At times local businesses and private individuals contact Career Services to post their open positions. These job notices are posted as a service to area employers. The university is not responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of this type of employment. Federal Work Study allocation is not applicable for this type of community employment. International students (F-1 Visa) are not eligible for this type of community employment.
Student Job Application (pdf) All students complete this application for any campus job.
If you are interested in one of the positions listed below, please complete the appropriate supplement, in addition to the Student Job Application.
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Please feel free to call us with any questions at 501-279-4454 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We at the Career Services know that you are the biggest supporter of your child and you want them to reach their full potential. It is also our goal to help students achieve their full potential and we believe parents are an integral part of the career planning process.
We encourage you to visit the Harding University campus, and make a stop at our career center. We will be happy to familiarize you with our office and answer any questions you may have. For more information, refer to the contact info listed below.
During their first year or so of college, students will be involved (formally or informally) in assessing their skills, interests, and abilities. They will do this through finding success (or failure) in courses they take, involvement in campus activities, discussions with their friends and faculty, and generally being exposed to and trying out different ideas and experiences.
Most students enter college with a very limited knowledge of the vast array of courses and majors available to them. When they begin to delve into studies that are new to them, even those who entered with a plan may be drawn to different options. This is an exciting time for students!
Generally, during the second year of college, a student begins to explore majors and career options more seriously. Many colleges and universities require that new students take a broad range of subjects to promote this exploration.
During the sophomore year and throughout the junior year, it is important for students to experiment with possible career options. They can do this in a variety of ways: internships, cooperative education programs, summer jobs, campus jobs, and responsible volunteer experiences both on campus and in the local community. This is a critical time for your support and understanding.
The senior year is when organizing and conducting a job search or graduate school search begins in earnest. It is also a time when students are heavily involved in more advanced courses in their majors and often have more responsible roles in campus and/or volunteer activities. Balancing these important pursuits and setting priorities is a constant challenge for seniors!
You are probably anxious for this young adult to make a decision-and yet, he or she may be moving toward closure more slowly than you would wish.
The college years are a time of exploration, experimentation, and learning on many levels for students and their parents! Some student challenges may seem more positive than others, but all contribute to the educational outcomes of the college or university experience.
Throughout these years, students are developing a "record of achievement" which will be evaluated by employers and graduate schools as they move beyond college. There are several pieces of this record:
Academic achievement. Although it is not (and should not be) the primary factor in determining a candidate's success, the grade point average (GPA) is one factor considered by competitive employers and graduate schools. It is one of the few tangible indications of a student's ability to learn and perform effectively, at least in the academic environment. Therefore, students need to do as well as possible in the classroom, especially in courses in their majors.
Responsible work experience. In today's competitive employment market, many employers seek students who have related internship, summer, cooperative education, or part-time job or volunteer experiences. In fact, employers often look to their own such programs as primary sources for their new hires. These experiences are particularly critical for liberal arts students whose majors may not appear to be directly related to their areas of career interest.
Responsible involvement outside the classroom. Extracurricular activities provide the opportunity for students to gain many valuable and career-related skills such as the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment; leadership; planning and organizational skills; and priority-setting and time management. These are part of the package of skills employers seek in their new hires.
Best of luck to you in navigating the challenging waters of parenting a college or university student!
Thanks to the National Association of Colleges and Employers for the content.