This fall, Southern Adventist University introduced a new career assessment service available to anyone with a Southern email account. The University is collaborating with jobZology, an online tool that will be used alongside existing career services offered on campus.
The jobZology site offers users assessments on their interests, values, and personality, and then matches that information with career fields that are best suited to them. It also provides relevant articles about effective networking, crafting resumes and cover letters, and excelling in interviews.
Daniel Olson, Career Services coordinator at Southern, hopes that through jobZology more students will prepare for their futures careers.
“Career development is vital for all students,” Olson said. “Last year, our department worked with about 300 students, but we have 2,600 undergraduate students on our campus. This is an opportunity to reach those students who haven’t yet made it to our office.”
Marrina Bachina, senior corporate community wellness management major, was one of the first Southern students to give jobZology a try.
“It seems very well rounded,” Bachina said. “It didn’t just take into account my career interests; it looked at who I am. The results matched perfectly with what I am interested in.”
However, career development involves more than finding a dream job.
“Career development is a lifelong process,” Olson said. “Our goal is to help students start that process while they are here at Southern.”
All Southern alumni, current students, and employees are able to utilize jobZology. Those with a Southern email address can visit southern.jobzology.us to access the career assessment website.
Southern Adventist University | December 2017