Career Planning

Here are a few helpful resources for those of you still deciding:

  1. A complete list of academic programs at Milligan (including all the different emphases, tracks, and minors) on the Milligan webpage under Academics. Each of these provides a link to Catalog information about the program. 

  2. What can I do with this major?  Helpful resource from the Center for Calling and Career Exploration.

  3. Milligan College Catalog - The catalog is available online at As you consider a major or even what courses to take next semester, look it up in the Catalog -- this is your source for descriptions of each program, list of required courses, course descriptions, academic policies, etc. You can learn a lot from the Catalog if you use it. 

  4. Faculty - Our faculty members are an amazing resource for you. Go talk to those in the field you're considering. 

  5. Center for Calling and Career Exploration - Go see them in the lower SUB. They've got books, internet resources, assessment surveys, etc.

  6. O*Net Online - The O*Net system serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.  

  7. Occupational Outlook Handbook - Nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

  8. Pray about it. Talk with people who know you.  Talk to people in the community doing jobs you find interesting.

Career Development Courses

Calling and Career Class (PSYC 210)
This course focuses on building behaviors and skills necessary to discern, identify, explore and prepare for career related to a student's calling and choice of academic major. The course includes an introduction to basic career practices such as networking, resume preparation, etiquette training and job search practices. Attention is given to vocational discernment by means of a focused weekend seminar in order to complement and strengthen the focus on vocation throughout the course.

Professional and Personal Development (BADM 385)
A course designed to provide the student with an understanding of effective professional and personal behavior in an organization. The course focuses on understanding the behavior of workers and managers in an organizational environment, developing effective communication styles, working in a team environment, handling power and politics in an organization, understanding change, conflict, and creativity, and developing and reaching personal goals. Using personal assessments, skill building exercises, and case analysis, students build the interpersonal skills required for successful interaction within the business environment. (Offered fall term each year)

Career Assessments

Individualized career assessments can greatly aid participants by giving them personal information as they consider potential careers.  Students may make an appointment to complete specialized career assessments, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong's Interest Inventory (SSI). 

The MBTI will inform students about the correspondence between their personality types and particular careers.  It also informs students of popular professions for their personality types.  The SSI informs students of career choices that match their interests, as well. 

To complete either or both of these assessments, contact Beth Anderson by email or by phone at 423.461.8316 for an appointment.

Job & Salary Outlook for Various Occupations

Visit CareerOneStop to view profiles about various occupations, including wages, skills, and job market information.