One of the benefits of attending a private college with small class sizes is that faculty become more than simply professors. You’ve probably heard this sentiment from other colleges as well, but what does it really mean?
Faculty members help you get a job.
This is real. When you develop relationships with your advisor and other faculty members, they become very important parts of your job search. Yes, faculty members spend most of their time teaching, but they also stay connected in their fields and are your biggest advocates in the workforce.
Corban’s faculty frequently communicate with influencers in the job market so when you are ready to graduate, they can point you in the right direction. I’m speaking from experience! My advisor gave me two phone numbers to call, and after I called the first one, I had an internship set up for my undergraduate work. When I was ready to graduate, my advisor was once again my advocate, and I had a job immediately after graduation.
Faculty members keep in touch.
A mentor of mine once told me that it was wise for me to have a career mentor, a spiritual mentor, and a family mentor. At Corban, you may find two or three of those in one faculty member! I know of many faculty members who are masters at career mentorship and who also do pre-marital counseling or Bible studies with recent graduates. My advisor from Corban still checks in on me when we run into each other, and I’ve been out of college for 10 years!
Faculty members are real people.
The last key to how faculty members can help you after graduation is that they have been in your shoes. At Corban, the faculty have put in years of work or service in their areas of study. Practically, they have been college graduates looking for jobs and vividly remember that experience.
When you understand the community and the culture of learning at Corban, you’ll realize you will not have to face the world alone. Ultimately, your advisor is a follower of Christ who has spent years in the same field you want to go into. Your advisor is dedicated to training and educating you on how to master that experience.
To meet with a faculty member and learn more, set up a campus visit!