Monmouth College sees career development as much more than helping you find your first job. We work to help you discover your talents, interests and how to use your education to work toward a rewarding future and a life full of meaning. Our overall job placement rate is 99% within 6 months after graduation (in either work or graduate studies). Furthermore, 61% of our students go on to graduate studies within five years of graduation from Monmouth.
Career and leadership development programs flourish in the Wackerle Career & Leadership Center, made possible by the generosity of alumnus Frederick W. Wackerle ’61, a retired executive search professional and entrepreneur.
Leadership development at Monmouth can include Greek life, student organization involvement and service, as well as programs to sharpen skills and help you gain insight crucial to becoming an effective leader in the workplace, your community and other settings.
The center also has extensive resources about graduate and professional school including programs, requirements, placement testing and financial aid. Many students find mentors among their major professors or other faculty. Because of Monmouth’s personalized approach to education, faculty are able to write recommendations based on their personal experience with you.
The Online Career Center is available 24/7 to explore your interests, discover opportunities, and identify strengths on which to base your success.
- Career advising - you can make an appointment for one–on-one counseling with a professional
- Career exploration
- Internships - Local and off-campus internships are available through our Online Career
Center postings. Our staff will meet with you individually to help you locate the
right internships for you.
- Resume Assistance - The Wackerle Center staff can review your resume and provide recommendations
for improvement. Each semester a Resume First-Aid Clinic is offered that provides
immediate feedback on a walk-in basis or you can make an appointment.
- Mock Interviews - Students practice interviewing skills with assistance from Wackerle
Center staff and/or alumni experienced in the profession.
- Job Fairs - Job fairs are held periodically to connect students with potential employers.
- Graduate School Fairs - Representatives from leading graduate schools discuss their
programs with Monmouth students.
- Etiquette Dinners - It is important to know how to conduct business in all settings and the Career Center provides these dinners to aid students in feeling comfortable in formal settings which can commonly be associated with business or career interviews.