A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

What can Career Services Do for Me?

Translating your College Experience to the Real World:

Helping Connect your skills to your Career!

What Skills do I have?

  • Hard Skills - Specific, learned abilities that can be defined and measured.
  • Soft Skills - Personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, job performance and career prospects.           

What Skills employees are looking for?

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Communications Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Active Listening 
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Leadership and Management Skills 
  • Global Awareness 
  • Planning and Organizing 
  • Teamwork

How to apply those skills: 

Career Counseling & Planning

Knowledge of one's values, goals, skills, interests, and personality is fundamental to a wise career choice.  Through career counseling, students are encouraged to expand their vision of career by considering their relationship to God, family, Christian community, and society at large. 

Job Preparation

  • Learning to write effective resumes, application letters, and graduate essays.
  • Preparing for interviews.
  • Workshops, events and skills training sessions.

Visit the Job Preparation page.

Job Search Resources

Career Services subscribes to a variety of directories and employment newsletters to assist students in locating employment.  Referral networks, placement bulletins, and cooperative efforts with the Alumni Relations regarding resume referrals are some of the ways students are informed of employment opportunities. 

Visit with Job Search page.

Houghton Connects provides the opportunity for current students to connect with Houghton alumni and parents for the purpose of networking and advising during the process of career exploration and job/internship searching.

Consultations and Networks

Career Services is an active member of the Western New York Association of College Career Centers (WYNACCC) and the Twin Tier Consortium.  These two professional groups of career counselors in western New York sponsor career fairs for their students and alumni.