Career Development and Engagement

About Career Development and Engagement

Mission 

The mission of the Morehouse College Office of Career Development and Engagement (CDE) is to assist all students in securing the career position that is most desired and suitable for him whether that aspiration means immediate employment during and after graduation or in the attainment of post-graduate and professional school studies. This mission is aligned with the overarching Morehouse College mission to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service.

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 “Handshake”, 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 students in developing self-knowledge related to career choice and work performance by identifying, assessing and understanding their competencies, interests, values, and personal characteristics;
  7. To encourage students to take responsibility for developing career decisions, graduate/professional school plans, employment plans, and/or job-search competencies;
  8. To help students prepare to seek out suitable employment by developing job-search skills, effective presentation skills, and to understand the relationship between their competencies and career/occupational requirements;
  9. To create opportunities for students to gain experience through student activities, community service, student employment, research projects, cooperative education, internships, international exposure and other opportunities;
  10. To connect students with alumni, employers, professional organizations, and others who will provide opportunities to develop professional interests and competencies, integrate academic learning with work, and explore future career possibilities;

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
  • Alumni Career Mentoring
    Connect with Morehouse Alumni in your area of interest, contact:
    Henry Goodgame, Vice President of Alumni Relations and External Engagement, henry.goodgame@morehouse.edu

Annual Events include:

  • Annual Career Week Activities – Third Week in  September
  • Annual Atlanta University Center Career Fair - Third Week in September
  • Annual Atlanta University Center Graduate/Professional School Fair
  • Morehouse College Spring Career and Graduate School Fair
  • Morehouse College Career Leadership Institute
  • Spring Symposium
  • Career Development Seminars 
  • International Spring Tour

Four Year Plan

Freshman Year

  • Visit the Office of Career Development and Engagement
  • 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 Development and Engagement
  • 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 Development and Engagement
  • 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 internship
  • Assume leadership roles/officer positions in your organizations
  • Continue participation in extracurricular and community activities
  • Attend the Graduate School Fair
  • Prepare for and take graduate school exams

Senior Year

  • Visit the Office of Career Development and Engagement
  • 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.