Discovering Your Calling
In today’s economic times, it’s tempting to see college as a means to an end: a checkbox on the to-do list for getting a better job or a higher salary. Your time at Taylor is about much more than that. You’ll graduate with the latest information and abilities, but the Taylor experience is not just job training. We aim for whole-person development, attending not only to career, but also developing a student’s God-given gifts and abilities.
In order to do that effectively, the Career and Calling Office (CCO) works with students to explore, understand, and pursue their calling. When you pursue your calling first, you open yourself up to a career through which you can faithfully respond to that call.
Everyone’s journey is different, but one way we encourage students to think of their calling and career is in this framework:
Freshmen—Identify your interests, values, skills, personality, and calling.
Sophomores—Explore connections, potential careers, and internships.
Juniors—Engage in the skills, experiences, and tools needed to thrive.
Seniors—Execute your skills through connections, workshops, and interviews to land you a job.
The resources the office provides can help position you in the appropriate major respective to your desired career. CCO also provides many opportunities to place you competitively in the marketplace through workshops, industry-specific résumé help, mock interviews, job fairs, networking services, and assessment tools.
It provides you with the most current opportunities, research, and advice, and serves as a bridge with Taylor’s rich network of caring alumni, parents, and friends who can provide you with experienced counsel and crucial connections.