Office of Vocation and Leadership

The Office of Vocation and Leadership works with students as they find a focus for their vocation and work lives. Formal internship experiences, in church, school, and nonprofit settings in either the academic year or summer, are a primary way of developing skills for work in the professional world. Support for vocational discernment is offered by the associate dean for ministerial and social leadership, the director of supervised ministries, and the director of professional formation.

The office’s online jobs bank offers a sampling of the kinds of work opportunities that exist in church, schools, and nonprofit agencies, as well as some academic year and summer job opportunities. This list is not exhaustive, and students are encouraged to look broadly at denominational opportunities and the larger online employment lists, like and In addition, a series of workshops is offered in the spring term: résumé writing and follow-up individual résumé assistance, interviewing skills, and networking. More guidance and information is available from office staff.