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Offices of Strengths & Vocation

Live your life on purpose

The Offices of Strengths & Vocation (OSV) is PLNU’s dedicated on-campus career development center. Our mission is to prepare Christ-centered, career-ready, graduates who want to make a difference in this world.


  • Resume & Cover Letter Development

  • Job & Internship Exploration

  • Networking Strategies

  • Individual Career Advising

  • Gallup Strengths Assessment

Handshake: Resources & Job Board

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PLNU is a proud member of Handshake. With over 300,000 employers (including all of the Fortune 500), our students and alumni can easily find the best jobs and internships with simple yet powerful search tools. Handshake personalizes career recommendations based on individualized interests and connections. Additionally, both students and alumni have access to OSV’s extensive digital resources where they can view modules on topics such as resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc. and download editable templates throughout the job search process.

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The Offices of Strengths & Vocation provides presentations and workshops covering a variety of career and professional development topics for the PLNU community. If you are interested in partnering together for a workshop or presentation, please submit a request at least two weeks prior.

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What does it mean to be a strengths-based campus?

Today, students are inundated with a myriad of industries and career options to choose from. Choosing a major, job hunting, and ultimately finding a purposeful career can be overwhelming. We start with the student in mind.

From the #1 Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller, Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an assessment to help students discover their innate, God-given talents.

Before students begin their first semester, they will take a 45-minute online assessment and receive their Top 5 strengths. We believe that understanding these talents are the starting point to crafting your calling. An integration of strengths, academics, and spiritual formation is key to designing a life filled with purpose and meaning.  

"I've had the pleasure of working with PLNU students through my creative agency's marketing and brand development internship program. Time and time again, they've exceeded my expectations with bright ideas, high-quality work, meaningful collaboration, and a genuine enthusiasm to learn — a true testament to PLNU's devotion to their students and academic programs."

Angela Rivera, BLVR, Brand Development and Design Consultancy

Real-Life Experiences

Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, our OSV team connects with large companies from Qualcomm, Enterprise, Moss Adams, and Nuvasive to boutique start-ups like Moniker and LENND. We are committed to equipping students with the skills to excel in the workforce through professional development, vocation and strengths exploration, and connection to employers.

"I have always had a passion for working with tomorrow's leaders. I find the optimism and fresh approach PLNU students show toward their endeavors to be very contagious. Whether speaking with them on campus or working with them as interns for our organization, I am continually inspired everyday."

Sharon Jenks, CEO of 6 Degrees Business Networking

Location & Hours

Ryan Learning Center, Third Floor
Main Campus

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Offices of Strengths & Vocation
(619) 849-2446