Career Center

COVID-19 Update: Career services are still available remotely. Students can request an appointment with the Career Center director through the online intake form as usual.

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Every college student is preparing for their future. Characterized by personal and professional integrity, Cairn University students are uniquely qualified to fill professional and ministry positions in the United States and around the world.


The Career Center provides a wide range of services including career coaching, grad school prep, resumé and LinkedIn profile development, and more. To schedule an appointment with our Career Center staff, please complete an online intake form. 

Join us for weekly live Career Chats. Tune in online every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT.

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Career Explorer

Career Explorer connects Cairn students and alumni with employers. Search job listings and access resources such as resume building and letter writing tools, employer profiles, and a multimedia library of helpful tips and career information.

Download the Careers by Symplicity app for Android or Apple devices and take your job search on the go! Just log in with your Career Explorer username and password.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment with the Career Center?

Scheduling an appointment is easy! Just click here, or use the link at the top of the Career Center webpage and complete a simple online form. We’ll follow up shortly to confirm your appointment time.

Here’s a quick video walkthrough:

What is Career Explorer, and how do I get started with the platform?

Career Explorer is a cloud platform that connects students and alumni to millions of employers while providing you with the resources you need to succeed. You can review this short module on eLearning on how to create your Career Center account and make the most of the platform.

As a freshman, why do I need career services now?

Think of college in terms of career development or preparedness. There is no better time than now to lay the foundation for your future. When you understand the connection between your academic major and your career, you can better manage your time and involvement in extracurricular activities, internships, and work experiences or if an advanced degree is necessary for your chosen career field.

I have not chosen a major yet, so how can career services help me?

Along with career counseling, we offer two assessments to help you figure it out:

  • Strong Interest Inventory (via appointment in the Career Center)
  • Discover Your Career Fit (anytime, anywhere via Career Explorer)
Besides assessments, what else does the Career Center offer?

We offer:

  • One-on-one career counseling or coaching
  • Professional skills development
  • Resumé and cover letter development
  • Portfolio development
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Job search tools
Are there resources that I can use outside of the Career Center?

Yes! Career Explorer, an online job bank and recruiting system enables you to search for jobs and internships, design a resumé and cover letter, develop interview skills through mock interviewing, projected growth and job outlook, and much more

What is career counseling?

Students often view career counseling as a one-stop activity, instead of an exciting process based upon your interests, personality, values, skills, aptitude, personal work style, and work environment preferences. Students can also make the mistake of thinking that a career counselor can choose the “right” academic major or career for them. Instead, the goal of career counseling is to provide guidance in the development of a career plan.

What happens in a career counseling session?

Career counseling is similar to other forms of counseling in that your counselor will want to learn about you; such as, your interests, strengths, and values, as well as your beliefs, expectations, lifestyle or preferred work environment. As you can see, career counseling is multi-faceted. So, you will need to take some time, reflect on your life and goals, and partner with the Career Center throughout your time at Cairn.

What is career coaching?

Students who already know what they want to do in life can further explore their interests, skills, and anything else that is relevant to mapping out a career plan. Your counselor can coach you along the way to make sure you are on track, and keep you abreast of industry trends and projections. In addition, your career counselor can suggest other career paths within your chosen field that will actually broaden the scope of your career possibilities and opportunities.

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