“The kind of work God usually calls you to is the kind of work (a) that you need most to do and (b) that the world most needs to have done....The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.”  Frederick Buechner

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11

The university experience is an exciting, defining chapter in life. It is during these special years that we come to know ourselves more specifically and seek to know God’s calling and will for our lives. Through general education classes, we learn of our interests and strengthen our passion to create a better world for everyone. Sometimes, majors are changed. It is the purpose of the Office of Calling and Career to not only help students find their career, but also to understand their unique gifts, strengths and weaknesses, and God’s calling for their life. Throughout each year of the student’s university experience, they will be encouraged to participate in seminars relevant to that particular stage in their journey toward becoming the person God created them to be and His calling on their life.

First Year Students: During the Orientation class students will have an opportunity to assess their personality type, learning more about who they are in Christ through small group discussions and other interactive exercises. Other workshops will be provided to learn more about their spiritual gifts and communication styles. During this year of transition to university life, the student will learn more about who they are individually and as a contributing member of a community.

Sophomores: By the sophomore year, students should be thinking very seriously about their majors and asking questions such as, “Are the things that create energy and excitement for me a part of this major?” “Does this major provide opportunities for me to be my whole self – strengths and weaknesses?” “Is this major in line with God’s calling on my life?”

Juniors: Juniors are encouraged to pursue higher levels of student leadership, on and off campus, and to develop more detail plans for life after university. In this stage of the university experience, Juniors will be offered workshops to help them with resume writing, interview skills, and accurately representing themselves to potential employers.

Seniors: By the semester of graduation, the surreal realization that the journey through university is almost over will become very clear! Seniors are encouraged to pursue ways to further develop their leadership abilities by being a leader through various opportunities in the MCU community. It is also time to make the transition into the workforce. It is time to finalize a strong resume, hone communication skills, and concentrate on the job search or application to Graduate programs.