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the Covenant experience narrative

The Blue Tribune is your place to learn about all things Covenant and keep up with stories from campus and beyond. By guiding you through the different aspects of Covenant, we'll help you decide if you want to pursue your very own Covenant experience.

Preparing for Your Career While on Campus

Setting yourself up for career success goes beyond crafting a resume, and while completing an internship is excellent, there are additional ways to grow professionally on Covenant's campus. You'll find a variety of opportunities to gain practical experience, hone your skills, and grow in professionalism. Then, once you’ve got some experience under your belt, The Center for Calling & Career can help you showcase your experience through your resume.

Internships, Job Prep, and Opportunities
Using existing relationships with employers across all fields of work, the Center for Calling & Career connects students with internships to be completed while they're a student, many of which lead to job opportunities post-graduation. Many of the academic programs have internships as part of their course requirements. Roughly 80% of students have completed an internship prior to graduation. In addition, resume writing, tools for networking, interview skills, and professional development are all part of the resources provided by the staff.

Buffalo Brunch Series

The Center for Calling & Career started the Buffalo Brunches so students can learn about a variety of career-related topics, including interview preparation, networking, and budgeting. We also bring alumni from a variety of careers back to campus to share their expertise with students.

Work-Study Jobs

With positions in offices and departments all across campus, the work-study program is one great way to grow your professional skills and experiences while getting paid for your work. Freshmen start in either Facilities, Grounds, Admissions, or Athletics where they build a base of work experience. Then, students can apply for a variety of jobs depending on their interests and professional goals.

Student Leadership Positions

Becoming a student leader at Covenant is a great way to gain skills that will carry into your future career while also building character, investing in the Covenant community, and serving your fellow students. In addition to having a lot of fun, you can practice skills like handling a budget, planning events, creating surveys and posters, communicating, and leading a team of peers.

Campus Clubs & Programs

Even if you don’t become a club leader, you can gain valuable experience through clubs. Clubs offer opportunities to volunteer, debate, present, write, create, and go on field trips. While not classified as a club, Covenant Responders is one example of how students get real-world experience through campus programs.

Academic Certificate Programs

Covenant’s academic certificates develop student skill sets and make it easier for students to navigate internships and practical opportunities. The programs especially emphasize opportunities off-campus and experiences directly tied to the field of focus.

For example, through the Medical Ethics Consultation certificate, students work closely with professionals in medical ethics. Through the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability certificate, students complete 40 hours in an environmentally-relevant public service with a local community partner. Check out our current certificates here.

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