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Career Services

We are here to help you discover and/or pursue your calling, the place where your talent and passion make a positive impact on the world.


Career Readiness

The University of Providence Career Services is committed to preparing students for life after college by supporting their growth throughout their enrollment and beyond. From the first convocation through commencement and into a thriving career, we will be there alongside you.
Students leave the University of Providence knowing they are life-long learners with the confidence to reach their personal and professional goals.

Finding Your Vocation (Calling)

Career Services is committed to helping your find your calling and assist you in your pursuit of it. Fredrick Buechner describes vocation/calling as the place “Where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

Vocational Discovery: Author’s Burnett and Evans suggest that most of us don’t know what we are passionate about. We find that passion by trying new things, discovering what we like and dislike, and developing mastery of what we do enjoy.
At the University of Providence career services, we encourage you to find your career by being curious, creative, and reflective. Try new things – take survey courses and a diverse array of electives, volunteer, participate in; employer site visits, information interviews, internships, student employment, and other experiential learning opportunities. When you take part in these activities be present to notice things, reflect upon what you observed, and make any adjustments to your career exploration. Let your discoveries guide you to either look deeper into that career or make an informed switch and move in another vocational direction.


Pursue Your Calling

Career Services orients its programming to help you optimize your career readiness. We offer training, resources, career counseling, targeted events, and a variety of experiential learning experiences to help you hone your career readiness skills.

As part of the ARGO ADVANTAGE we offer a formal career readiness program, IMPACT UP, that comes with a guarantee. Students who participate in this program are assured adequate employment within six months of graduation.

If you do not find adequate employment in that timeframe, the University of Providence will provide career counseling and support including additional coursework at no additional charge (see IMPACT UP for specific details).


Doing a practice interview was the best thing I could have done. It really prepared me and opened my eyes to things that I did not consider previously. Rod was a great help when it came to interview techniques and resume tips.
Alex Williams
"I am so thankful for the help of the career services on campus, they helped me reach my full potential and explore options that I didn’t even know existed! They really are an asset for students here at UP!"
Shana Cosby
Attending the school’s career fair was pivotal for me. As graduation got closer I became more and more anxious about securing a job once school was over. By attending the career fair and coming prepared with a good resume, I was lucky enough to have a company from the career fair reach out to me for an interview! That resume was exactly what that employer needed to see that I was qualified for the job he was hiring for; that document is what gets you in the door. Come dressed for success and have a quality resume in hand, and employment is at your fingertips!
Aubrey Sartorelli

Career Services Offerings

For Students


Students participating in federal work study

• Employment Resources

• Graduate School Resources

• College and Career Finances

• College and Career Pathways Tools

• Career Exploration Tools

• On-Campus Career Events

• Career and Employment Counseling


Employment Resources  (link)

You can view job postings (local and national), internships, volunteer, and job shadow opportunities as well as student employment jobs on your Handshake account.  There is also a large menu of resources available for your job search and application process.

Graduate School Resources (link)

For students contemplating whether they should attend Grad School, or which Grad School to attend, the Career Services Center offers a great list of resources for evaluating graduate school options and for applying to graduate school.

College and Career Finances (link)

How much do I need to earn to live the life I want to live? A great question! Career Services provides a list of resources for you to evaluate budget, cost of living, cost of relocating, and other key finance questions. We also offer, through our partnership with United Way, workshops on finances. You will also find a list of employers with tuition assistance programs and information on Donor Sponsored Internship Awards – help fund for an unfunded or underfunded internship or long-term volunteer experience.

College and Career Pathways Tools (link)

College and Career Pathways has resources to help you mindfully explore possible career directions.  It also has resources (information on building your own network, designing your own career pathway, etc.) to guide you into creating your own career pathway.

Career Exploration Tools (link)

These resources will help you look at the many different fields populated by professionals with your degree. There are so many possible careers. These resources will help you learn about different careers, their salaries, and educational background.

On-Campus Career Events (link)

Career Services provides many on-campus career events.  We offer seminars and workshops of career readiness skill building and we sponsor career fairs in the fall and spring.  You can view these opportunities on your Handshake account.

Career and Employment Counseling Schedule an Appointment (link)

One-on-one or small group career counseling is available both online and in person.  Whether you are taking a career interest assessment, working on a job application, resume, or cover letter, building a professional social media network, or doing a practice interview we are here to come alongside you.

For Alumni


Career Services

• Help with your career development

• Post jobs

• Participate in career events

• Create a donor sponsored internship


Alumni Association

• Find out ways to connect with other alums, become a mentor, and learn of benefits provided to alums.


Corporate Sponsor for Athletics

• Find out how your business can become a corporate sponsor for athletics


Ways to Connect

There are many ways for the University of Providence alumni to connect with the University. Some ways alums are connecting with Career Services are career counseling, networking, help with job searches or updating a resume, posting job openings, joining career services events (for example attending a career fair as an employer or job seeker), and funding donor sponsored internship awards. Just reach out and let us know how we can partner with you by contacting: Rod Johanson, the Director of Career Services through calling 406-791-5216 or emailing, rodney.johanson@uprovidence.edu.


For information on becoming a corporate sponsor for Athletics reach out to Jim “Sarge” Sargent, the Assistant Athletic Director / Corporate Marketing, by calling (cell) 406-450-1147 or (office) 406-791-5208 or emailing jimmy.sargent@uprovidence.edu


Schedule an appointment with the Career Services Team by calling 406.791.5279 or emailing Careerservices@uprovidence.edu

For Employers

Students in the university's science labThe University of Providence a highly accredited private Catholic university.

Our graduates are often sought after for their broad academic training in liberal arts and critical thinking, technical aptitude, commitment to serving and social justice, and for being servant leaders.

If you are interested in

• visiting campus,

• posting employment opportunities,

• being involved in one of our career events,

• or exploring other career partnerships


Please reach out to Career Services:  careerservices@uprovidence.edu.

Rod Johanson

Director of Career Services

Darla Lawson

Career Services Assistant