View our resources for how to select the right major.
The Placement Promise is a true distinctive of Grace College. We recognize that the cost of college is a significant investment, and we are standing behind the quality of our academic process and the resulting product. Students who meet certain criteria and who do not find employment or gain acceptance to graduate school within six months of graduation may be eligible to earn an additional year of undergraduate education tuition-free. In the five years since starting the Placement Promise, one graduate has returned to Grace to add additional knowledge and skill to his credentials through this program.
To be eligible for the Placement Promise, students:
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a full-time, permanent basis.
Must have record of success in the classroom, having achieved at least a 2.75 GPA while at Grace College.
Must have been successfully employed in at least one quality work experience related to your field of study while at Grace College.
Successful on-campus employment experience related to field of study
Summer experience related to field of study
Internships, practicum, student teaching
On-going part-time experience related to field of study
Part-time or summer work with no evidence of transferable skills
Must have evidence of participation in and application of the knowledge gained from professional development programs and services offered by the Center for Career Connections Office or through workshops and seminars of OSI.
Must have a letter of recommendation from your academic advisor addressing your scholastic effort while enrolled and addressing the area of focus that may enhance marketability for the future.
No experience necessary. Our responsibility with campus employment is to train you with the proper working habits, which will help you become the kind of employee that everyone will want to hire one day. Not every student works on-campus. There are off-campus, part-time roles within the Warsaw/Winona Lake community that are good matches for our students. We make these vacancies available through an online job board, which we invite you to register and use.
The number of different ways that students earn a paycheck as student employees of Grace College.
The number of students currently on payroll at Grace College.
The process is easy. No running around campus trying to track down people you don’t know. Just complete a centralized application on the Student Employment Portal Site, and we’ll forward your application to campus supervisors as openings arise.
The role is important. Bottom line—we couldn’t accomplish a lot of what we do at Grace without our valuable student employees.
Meet us at orientation. There’s no advantage to seeking campus employment early. We will start filling job openings after you get here for Welcome Weekend in the fall of your first year.
Some Examples of Campus Jobs for Students:
America Reads Tutors
Archives and Special Collection Assistants
Billy Sunday Desk Clerk
Business Office Assistant
Chapel Sound Assistant
Education Resource Center Assistant
Floor Care Worker
Physical Plant Garage
Set Up Assistant
Technical Services Assistant
Choosing a Major
Choosing a major may be one of the most important choices you can make while in college. But it doesn't have to be that difficult! With some prayer and humility, we believe that God and His Spirit will direct you toward what you are meant to be studying.
Start with prayer. The Holy Spirit leads us to the Father. The Holy Spirit reveals the will of the Father to His people. Be consistent with your prayer life. Ask and listen and trust what He reveals to you.
Look inside. Part of God’s revelation is in how He crafted you. Your college major isn’t going to stray too far from your natural interests, passions and talents. God made you the way He did for a good reason. Take time to reflect upon this.
Consider who you are called to. Has God placed a desire or a natural care in your heart for someone? The nation of Africa? Kids in the inner city? At-risk teens? Christian young people? The elderly? Absent fathers? Those who battle eating disorders? This may be an aspect to helping you determine the right major in college.
Consider areas of greatest need. Is there something that you recognize about society today that you know is not right? Something in the world? Among the body of believers? Being led by His Spirit, you can make an impact in that area, and it may be important information to consider in determining an appropriate major in college.
Seek godly counsel. Let the Center for Career Connections help you. We offer assessment instruments and appointments to prospective students to assist with determining a college major. We’ll help to bring clarification, but ultimately the answer rests with you hearing from God. Contact us today!
The “safe” major. Avoid choosing a major merely because you presume it “guarantees” you a secure job after graduation. If you are not inspired or motivated by the field you are studying, you are in the wrong major.
The “mom and dad” major. Avoid choosing a major merely because you want to please others. Ultimately, you have to live for many years with the outcome of your choice. Make it a God-inspired one.
The Top 10 list major. Avoid choosing a major based solely on a published list of any kind (i.e., best careers for the future, top money-making majors, etc.). When you do this, there are many other factors that you’ve failed to consider—like what God has placed within you to do.