The Office of Student Life sponsors campus-wide career fairs featuring numerous companies seeking to recruit students within the spectrum of our academic majors. In the past, the PHC career fairs have featured such notables as the F.B.I., Prison Fellowship, The C.G. Koch Foundation, the Institute of World Politics, and others.
Though Patrick Henry College does not place graduates in jobs or students in internships, research has shown our students have a remarkable record of professional acheivement, in part by making use of the following opportunities:
As you commence your college career at PHC, it is wise to begin discerning what you like to do, what interests you, and where you are headed. Click HERE for information about personal assessments.
The internship program at PHC is an essential part of its classical liberal arts education. Click HERE for a list of websites to help you in your internship search, as well as information about tools PHC provides.
If you are looking for a job or internship, here you will find a wealth of websites beneficial to you as you pursue employment. These websites may offer career services, job search engines, resume help, or all the above. Take advantage of these tools.
If you are planning on attending graduate school, it would be wise to start planning early. Click HERE to find some topics that may help you narrow your search. Also, keep in mind that if you allow the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to use your score for research purposes on the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT, they will partly reimburse you. For more information, email the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
In addition to the many online career resources here, the PHC library provides other print resources. Search for key terms in the online catalog such as “resume,” “cover letter,” “jobs,” “internship,” or “interview.” As always, the librarians are ready and willing to help you with any of your career services questions. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or go in person.
Recruiters from a variety of organizations frequently visit campus and hold informational sessions for the benefit of PHC students. Law schools, seminaries, missionary agencies, military recruiters, and government agencies actively pursue PHC students in this valuable way and often initiate contact with the college to do so.
In the interest of equipping students with excellent resources for success, Patrick Henry College provides all students access to the Vault Online Career Library. Vault is a comprehensive database of career services, including company profiles, industry research, career advice, internship databases, resume building techniques, interview advice, and much, much more. All students are highly encouraged to take advantage of this wealth of information simply by clicking on the "Vault Online Career Library" link off of the CAMS portal.
PHC maintains employment bulletin boards in the Office of Student Life, in the Mail Center in Founders Hall, and in the CAMS portal. Jeff Thornhill, the PHC Apprenticeship Program Coordinator, works with students to facilitate internship opportunities within their individual fields of study. These internships frequently result in employment offers for PHC students upon graduation.