Career Planning and Placement

About Career Planning and Placement

Mission
The mission of the Office of Career Planning and Placement for non-business majors is to fulfill the mission of Morehouse College. The Morehouse Mission states that Morehouse prepares its students for leadership and service through instructional programs and extracurricular activities that foster understanding and appreciation of the specific knowledge and skills needed for the pursuit of professional careers and/or graduate study.

Objectives

  1. To educate all Morehouse College students in the lifelong process of successfully preparing for and seeking career opportunities.
  2. To provide individual counseling to current students to explore career possibilities, choosing a major, identify relevant campus-wide resources, and to design targeted career development strategies.
  3. To provide current students with direct access to career opportunities through Erecruiting, On-Campus Recruitment Interviews, web site information and linkages, employer Information Sessions and Networking Events, and Career Fairs.
  4. To present career development training programs to educate students on current career development issues.
  5. To develop and manage mutually effective working relationships with students, student organizations, employers, alumni, staff and faculty to support career development programs and services and recruitment efforts.
  6. To assist alumni with career development and search requests

Our Resources, Services and Events

Resources provided by the office include: Access to the Atlanta University Center Career Planning and Placement Service, Partnership with the Morehouse College Corporate Alliance Program.

Services include:

  • Career Counseling
  • On Campus Interviews
  • Recruitment Information Sessions
  • Resume Preparation, Development and Critiquing
  • Interview Preparation and Feedback
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume Referral
  • Job Postings
  • Career Development Workshops
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Internship Search Assistance
  • Business and Dining Etiquette
  • Sigi Plus
    Let Sigi Plus guide you in identifying your strengths and weakness and possible academic majors and career options. To obtain the SIGI access code email: ddozier@morehouse.edu
  • Career Mentoring
    Connect with Morehouse Alumni in your area of interest, contact:
    Henry Goodgame, Director of Alumni Relations, Gloster Hall Room 306, 404-681-2800 ext. 2658, hgoodgame@morehouse.edu

Annual Events include:

  • Annual Career Week Activities held prior to the Annual AUC Career Fair every September
  • Annual Atlanta University Center Career Fair - Held the Third Week in September
  • Annual Atlanta University Center Graduate/Professional School Fair
  • Morehouse College Spring Career and Graduate School Fair
  • Ongoing Career and Internship Information Sessions
  • Morehouse College Corporate Alliance Program
  • National Urban League
  • Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP)
  • Career Development Seminars

Four Year Plan

Freshman Year

  • Visit the Office of Career Planning and Placement
  • Meet with the Career Counselor for assessment
  • Begin formatting and developing your resume and compile sample cover letters
  • Participate in the Morehouse Corporate Alliance Program
  • Identify possible academic majors
  • Select and participate in on-campus extra curricular activities that will enhance your skills
  • Begin networking, attend lectures and presentations of interest.
  • Develop good study habits

Sophomore Year

  • Visit the Office of Career Planning and Placement
  • Update your resume and cover letters
  • Begin researching possible careers and organizations
  • Attend interest sessions that are recruiting for jobs and internships
  • Attend Career Fairs
  • Declare a major
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals of interest
  • Find internships or career related work experience
  • Write graduate/professional schools for their catalogs
  • Attend the Graduate School Fair
  • Join student organizations related to your major or area of interest
  • Continue participation in extra-curricular and community activities
  • Develop relationships with professors/advisors in order to obtain letters of recommendation

Junior Year

  • Visit the Office of Career Planning and Placement
  • Update your resume and cover letters
  • Attend Career Development Workshops
  • Attend Career Fairs
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals in your interest area
  • Obtain internship or career related work experience
  • Sign up for on-campus recruitment and participate in on-campus interviews for internships
  • Assume leadership roles/officer positions in your organizations
  • Continue participation in extra curricular and community activities
  • Attend the Graduate School Fair
  • Prepare for and take graduate school exams

Senior Year

  • Visit the Office of Career Planning and Placement
  • Develop a job search plan
  • Polish and refine your resume and cover letters
  • Attend Career Development Workshops
  • Hold a significant position within a campus organization
  • Sign up for on-campus recruitment and participate in on-campus interviews
  • Attend Career Fairs
  • Gather references and letters of recommendation
  • Attend Graduate School Fair
  • Tour/Visit Graduate Schools
  • Mail graduate school applications
  • Continue participation in extra-curricular and community activities.