CCC classes

The Center for Career and Calling offers several classes throughout the year to help you explore your calling, choose your major, plan your career, and more. Here’s what we offer:

GS 1004-4004: "Online Field Guide Classes"

At SPU, we believe every student has a unique and special role to play in the world. CALLED! An Online Field Guide (OFG), is the student's companion as they chart a path through college and into the world of work. We teach 4 one-credit courses to guide students through this process:

  • GS 1004: "Explore Career Options"

    This introductory EXPLORE class (the first in a series of four online classes), allows students to explore SPU, faith communities, connections with professors, their sense of calling & values, and most importantly, what makes them tick. Students will gain a better understanding of themselves and what interests them in a workplace, plus create a professional resume. 

    Typically offered: Autumn, Spring, Winter. Taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals (1 credit). View the catalog.

  • GS 2004: "Discover Your Calling"

    This DISCERN class (the second in a series of four online classes), gives students a chance to learn spiritual practices, better understand their choice of major, learn how to correspond like a professional, practice informational interviews, plus consider Sabbath and building community. They will also create an updated resume and a LinkedIn profile. 

    Typically offered: Autumn, Spring, Winter. Taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals (1 credit). View the catalog.

  • GS 3004: "Prepare for Life After College"

    In this PREPARE class (the third in a series of four online classes), students will prepare for internship/work/experiential learning, consider more ideas about calling, map their decisions, learn about mentors, gain experience and attend career events where they will meet employers in person. Students will also create an updated resume and updated professional networking profile. 

    Typically offered: Autumn, Spring, Winter. Taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals (1 credit). View the catalog.

  • GS 4004: "Launch Into Your Next Steps"

    This LAUNCH class (the final in a series of four online classes) prepares students for their final year at SPU, offering an opportunity for reflection and reassessment. Students will learn effective job search strategies, and also create an updated resume and an updated professional networking profile.

    Typically offered: Autumn, Spring, Winter. Taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals (1 credit). View the catalog.

GS 2000/4000: “Finding Your Vocation”

This seminar-style class helps you address important questions about who you are and how you sense God’s call on your life. You will come to know yourself better and learn to make good decisions by listening to what gives your life a deep sense of meaning and purpose. You will learn and practice methods that will help you make prayerful decisions in everyday life both now and in the future. 

Taught by the Center for Career and Calling’s vocational discernment counselor, Carla Orlando (2 credits). View the Time Schedule.

GS 2001: “Life Design”

Using life design techniques developed at Stanford, this class helps you apply design thinking to the big questions of choosing a major and career. You'll start by deepening your understanding of who you are at this point in life and who you want to become—personally and professionally. Then, you'll explore three possible futures that align with who you are, and test drive them in the real world. You'll grow your professional community through in-class and individual informational interviews, and finally create an action plan for continuing your life and career design process into the future.

Offered Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. Taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals (2 credits). View the catalog.

GS 3001: "Internship and Job Search Strategies"

This course assists students in preparing to find an internship or post-graduation job. Students will identify and learn to articulate their calling, strengths and skills, explore career options, and prepare to market themselves successfully. Students will learn to network, write a powerful résumé and cover letter, create an effective LinkedIn profile, search for a job or internship and prepare for interviews.

Offered Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. Taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals (1 credit). View the catalog.

Crosslists with BUS 2910.

School of Business, Government, & Economics


BUS 4942: “Internship Reflection Course”

Prerequisite: BUS 2910. This class, for business majors, provides you with field experience opportunities to relate and apply principles of business, faith, service, and leadership to a professional business setting. The course consists of:

  1. An internship in a professional business setting (minimum 10 hours per week)
  2. Completion of assignments posted on Canvas, including writing a professional résumé and an integrative presentation

You must have an approved internship prior to registering for the class, and your registration must be approved prior to your being allowed into the course (1–5 credits). View the catalog.

CS 4941: "Engineering Internship Review"

Students report on their internship experiences through written reports and presentations. Students must have completed an approved engineering or computer science internship before beginning this course. An engineering or computer science learning contract is required for this course.

Typically offered: Winter. Taught by Center for Career and Calling professionals (1 credit). View the catalog.