Faculty Advising Resources

As trusted faculty and advisors, you will often be called upon to help your students discern their calling or choose a major. The resources below might be helpful in guiding the discussion and helping students develop a plan of action.

Faculty member advising a student

Career decisions today may be particularly difficult, given the rapidly changing job market. Keeping up with the information that affects the world of work and understanding how it will impact your students can be challenging. The Center for Career and Calling can assist your students in the following ways:

Partnerships between faculty and the CCC can combine our strengths and resources for the benefit of our students. Please feel free to let us know how we can help with developing career and calling content for your classes, co-creating a career event or employer panel for your majors, or presenting a workshop on a career topic in one of your classes. 

Contact our program manager, Pat Parsons, for more information. 

Jacqui Smith-Bates

Why I Work at SPU

Jacqui Smith-Bates, EdD, Dean of Student Learning Support Services, Director, Center for Career and Calling

“I absolutely love working in higher education and the various roles I’ve had in helping students discover their vocation and calling. Calling is bigger than work, certainly, but work is a very important aspect of our lives, and I love helping students discover a work/vocational path that suits their interests, gifts, and sense of God’s calling in their lives. SPU is a special place that both challenges and supports students throughout their journey of learning and personal growth, and I love being a part of that mission!”

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