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Career Services provides complimentary services to current Vanguard University students and alumni. Here's an overview of our services:

Career Advising

Career Services offers free one-on-one individualized career advising to current Vanguard University students from undergraduate, graduate and professional studies programs, and all Lion alumni. Wherever you are in the career development process, we will be by your side. We invite you to schedule an appointment to develop a personalized plan.

Appointment Topics Offered:

    • Resume Review
    • Cover Letter Review
    • Mock Interview
    • Job and Internship Search
    • Graduate School Applications
    • Assessment Results
    • Career Direction and Planning
    • Choosing a Major
    • Personal Statement Review
    • LinkedIn Profile Review

Resources, Guides, and Handouts

Federal Work Study and On Campus Student Jobs

Click Here For:

Steps To On Campus Student Employment


FWS provides employment and community service opportunities for students who are eligible for need-based financial aid. Awards are made based on the availability of funding and the student’s financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, and are communicated through VU's Financial Aid Office.

Students who are awarded FWS are not guaranteed employment.

Though these funds are intended to assist with paying educational costs, FWS funds are not considered in the college payment plan, as they are paid directly to students via a paycheck that is issued twice monthly as the student works.

Current FWS / on campus employment opportunities can be found in Handshake.

Students not eligible for FWS may still apply for on campus jobs paid by Vanguard University.


Learning about your personality type, career interests, work values, skills, and strengths will help you make better-informed career choices. Career Services offers various assessments with individualized interpretation and counseling.

MyPlan Assessment Instructions

Once you’ve taken these assessments, schedule an appointment with Career Services. We’ll go over your results and help you discover how your assessment results play into a potential career!


Cover Letter



What Can I Do With This Major?

The What Can I Do With This Major? resource offer an overview of academic majors along with examples of career fields, industries, and tips, and links to help you research future opportunities.

Career Direction

Graduate School

Events and Programs

Graduate School + Seminary Fair - October 9, 2018

DATE: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

TIME: 10:00am - 2:00pm

LOCATION: Heath Lawn

This is a great opportunity to hear from different Graduate School Programs and find the one that's right for you!


Graduate School Preparation Workshops

Check back in the Fall for more information.

Job + Internship Fair - March 7, 2019

DATE: Thursday, March 7, 2019

TIME: 10:00am - 2:00pm

LOCATION: Heath Lawn


  • Schedule an appointment through Handshake to have your Resume Reviewed.
  • Research the companies you are interested in.
  • Master your 'elevator speech.'
  • Dress professionally.

Camp + Ministry Fair - January 31, 2019

DATE: Thursday, January 31, 2019

TIME: 10:00am - 2:00pm

LOCATION: Heath Lawn

Questions?: Email careerservices@vanguard.edu

Upcoming Events

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Contact Us

Scott Academic Center, 2nd Floor




  • All Career Advising appointments are scheduled through Handshake. Students use your Vanguard login and password to access Handshake. Once logged in, click on 'Career Center', then 'Appointments', then 'Schedule A New Appointment'.
  • Walk-In Hours: Walk-In Hours are not offered during Summer break and will resume in the fall.