Through our Career Pathways Program we seek to achieve a twofold goal: to assist students in discerning their vocations and to enable them—through internships, specialized programs, mentors, and seminars—to set out on the path of that vocation.
Each student meets one-on-one with our Career Pathway Coordinator, Eric Buck. Through the initial meeting and those that follow, Mr. Buck will get to know the student’s unique qualities and interests, provide vocational guidance, assist the student in creating a résumé and cover letter, and guide the student toward both internships and postgraduate jobs.
“The Career Pathways program at Magdalen College has given me great assurance and preparation for all opportunities that may present themselves in the future. In my time here at the college I believe I have been given the instruments to carry myself as a spiritual person in a practical world.”
Initially, we meet one-on-one with each student, getting to know him or her, with the goal of enabling each student to discover his or her vocational pathway.
We then research and communicate the internship opportunities, pre-professional programs, and employment opportunities to each student.
We help students develop professional relationships with potential mentors and affiliated organizations.
We prepare students by guiding them through the steps required to apply for a professional position: writing a resume and cover letter, leading each in a mock interview, mentoring them in regards to social etiquette, and assisting them with maintaining and developing professional relationships.
We invite speakers to campus who assist students as they plan for post-graduate employment.
We offer additional seminars and provide resources for students discerning graduate school and religious vocations.
“Coming in to Morgan Stanley, one of the first things I saw was the energy and efficiency that filled the offices. They told me that on the job you are given a long rope and you can choose what to do with it. The message was clear: productive and hard work will not go unnoticed, and it is up to you to make it happen. Throughout the last four years my education in a liberal arts program has taught me, above all else, how to think critically and use my knowledge productively. This helped me considerably when I began, as I was immediately able to isolate what needed to be done and begin learning what was needed in order to accomplish it.” – Baron Torres, Class of 2015