The Center for Calling & Career provides resources for career exploration and preparation, including a Strengths-based developmental approach to career decisions, career readiness, and career connections through our job board. The CC&C offers an opportunity for students, alumni, and employees to examine their strengths and discover a clearer sense of purpose. Students may also declare or change a major or minor at the Center.

Our work is guided by Ephesians 2:10: For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. We believe that God gives strengths, talents, or gifts to all humans in creation. We also believe that God calls people in two ways: primarily to a relationship with God, and secondly to tasks and careers in response to that relationship.

Center for Calling and Career

Jessica Settlemire

Position: Nurse Extern in Women's Services at Erlanger

Early this semester I was informed of a summer externship opportunity for students entering their senior year of nursing school. The position I wanted in Women’s services, however, was highly competitive, and only 4 students would be chosen. I considered my strengths and previous work history and knew I was qualified for the position, but I wanted my application to stand out. I reached out to the Center for Calling & Career (CCC) and I am so glad I did. I met one-on-one to review (and perfect) my résumé. I learned how to utilize information in the job description to my advantage and use key terms that flag my résumé as a match for the job description. When I was given an interview for the position, I made a second appointment in the CCC to practice. Mrs. Thompson looked through the job description and formulated specific (challenging) questions that I could expect in the interview. She then gave me feedback on what was excellent and what could be improved. Weeks later I was offered the position and now have my dream summer job! Seeking help from the CCC was the best decision I made because it not only helped my résumé stand out and prepared me for my interview, but I also learned skills that I can take with me into interviews and applications in the future.


Meet the Staff

Kristin Pope

Kristin Pope, MS

Director of the Center for Calling and Career
Calling and Career | Location: PCSU 103
Phone: (423) 614-8631

Mallory Smolen

Administrative Assistant, Center for Calling & Career
Calling and Career | Location: PCSU103
Phone: 423-614-8631

Center for Calling and Career

PCSU 103
PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
(423) 614-8630
Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Tuesdays & Thursday - Closed for chapel
10:40 AM to 11:30 AM

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