As Director of Career Services and faculty member, it is my honor to work with students to help them discover their God-given strengths and develop those strengths in their lifelong callings, both through individual appointments and in the classroom. At Evangel, we seek to actively model an integration of faith, living, and learning so that we may effectively serve God and others.
Title: Director, Career Development
Office: Career Services, Student Union, Suite 107
Professional Information: Ph.D. Azusa Pacific University
M.A. Wheaton College
B.S. Evangel College
Job Responsibilities: Career Services is a support department located in the Cantrell Student Union. Our staff offers students assistance concerning majors and career issues, career assessments, resumes and coverletters, interviewing skills, job-hunting strategies, job and career opportunities through our online career database (www.hireEvangel.com), on-campus interviewing, and job fairs.
Org Memberships: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (MACE)
Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
American Association of Employment in Education (AAEE)
National Career Development Association (NCDA)
Courses Taught: Psychology of Healthy Relationships (PSYC 138), University Seminar (GNST 100), Essential Christianity (BIBL 111), Behavioral Sciences Seminar (BEHA 296), Personal Leadership (LEDA 250), Human Growth and Development(PSYA 237), Career Planning Strategies (LEDA 255), Intro to Psychology (PSYA 112), Career Development and Counseling (PSYC 604 and GAC 604)
Publications: Phillips, S. L., Kirby, S. (2011). Small group curriculum, Last Days of Extraordinary Lives a Randy Bacon film).
Phillips, S. L. (2011). Path models of vocational calling in Christian college students. Christian Higher Education, 10, 296-323. Doi: 10.1080/15363759.2011.576220
Sutton, G. W., Phillips, S. L., & Lehnert, A. B. (2011). Strengths assessment, academic self-efficacy, and learning outcomes in a Christian university sample. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 30, 28-36.
Phillips, S. L. (2010). Developing your strengths. Equipping every woman leadership development (online course curriculum). The General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Schreiner, L. A., Phillips, S. L, & Case, K. (2010, February 25). Gendered Realities: A CCCU education through studentsí eyes. Paper presented at the International Forum for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Atlanta, Georgia.
Phillips, S. L. (2009). Predictors of vocational calling in Christian college students: A structural equation model (Doctoral dissertation). Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. (Publication No. AAT 3385097)
Phillips, S. L. (2005, June). Perceptions into a strengths-based approach to calling and vocation. Paper presented at the National Gallup Conference, Omaha, Nebraska
Started Work: 1985
Favorite Thing About Work: Having the profound opportunity every day to invest in students' lives
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