Career Development

Career Development

The Career Development Center aims to assist students in their search for internships, grad school programs and employment options during and after their experience at Mars Hill University.

If you want to explore more in depth your personal interests, talents and outlook, go to one of the many resources at this site, such as FOCUS2, and’s jobs database and preparation resource. For academic internships registration at Mars Hill University, visit the Internships pages. See links at left, or for CollegeCentral, you may also click on the red button at right.

I encourage you to call or visit my office in Marshbanks Hall with questions, suggestions and comments. We are working to improve the range of services and resources available to you all the time, and your input on your particular needs is always welcome.

Interim Director: Heather Zurburg, PhD
Phone: (828) 689-1655
Address: Marshbanks Hall, 3rd Floor

Connect with us!

Follow us on Facebook for updates on job and internship opportunities, upcoming events, career news and tips on preparing for your own success in the world of work!

Looking for jobs, internships and career events? Visit!

Mars Hill’s Job Services System


Focus Career Planning

FOCUS is a career exploration and education planning system.

Research results cited by the American Psychological Association and the University of Michigan showed that Focus is “most recommended by career counselors, is simple and easy to use, has more of a focus on the user, faster to use, most affordable, comprehensive, and great support from the Career Dimensions staff”. (per FOCUS) A NACE survey showed that Focus is one of the top three most used systems.

Student portal for self-registration in Focus

Student portal for logging back into Focus

For the password please send us an email.

Job or Internship Offers

Do you have a job or internship position that you would like to advertise to our students?

Please register (free of charge to you) in our jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities database, where you may post and update opportunities directly online. All MHU students and alumni have direct access to job postings in this online system.  For more information, or if you need assistance with this process, send an email to

You may also post jobs to our Facebook page.

The MHU Spring 2018 Jobs, Internships and Graduate School Fair is on Thursday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Day Hall.  Visit this website to register. Space is limited so please confirm your spot as soon as possible.

Register as an employer or internship partner for free, to ensure you receive updates and your invitation to participate in the event.

MHU uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service. Students and Alumni, create your account profile at to:

  • Search for all full-time, part-time, internship/co-op job opportunities easily and efficiently
  • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers
  • Access our events calendar, career and job search advice documents, podcasts, videos and articles

Online Resources to Empower your MHU Four-Year Career Plan

Getting Started, Exploring Career Paths

Internships & Community Engagement


Market Yourself

Gaining a job that suits your career and lifestyle goals is more than simply applying to a few jobs on search engines, or responding to advertisements!

A handy Networking guide From Career Perfect

Resume Tips: Perfect one of many ways to help secure the position you want


Prepare for Graduate School

Free GRE SAT LSAT GED TOEFL MCAT ACT IELTS GMAT Practice Tests: – Learning Express provides practice tests and tutorials for most graduate school entrance exams

GRE prep –

Guides to Graduate schools

National and Specialty Job & Internship Resources:

Western North Carolina Employment

NC Works Online – Jobs in NC:

Sustainable Business Jobs
Jobs and internships with organizations committed to the theme “sustainable energy for all.”



National and Specialty Job & Internship Resources (cont.):

Health and Wellness

NC Health Careers
Public Health Careers – In-depth public health career information in one place, including salary tools, career path timelines, and job resources. Also helpful is a guide to online Master in Public Health options.

Social Work


  • CareerAthletes
    Career Athletes is a jobs and internships network for athletes. The site works similar to LinkedIn, ensuring both athletes and employers are able to connect with each other.

Theatre Arts

  • Theatre Communications Group
    Hundreds of jobs listed by the National Employment Bulletin for the Arts, updated every three business days. Five distinct categories: Administrative, Artistic, Production/Design, Career Development and Education. Includes summer jobs, internships, festivals, schools, art centers, dance and opera companies, museums, orchestras, commercial organizations, etc., etc.


Minority Groups

Job Hero, for all underrepresented minority groups, including those with physical disabilities

Workplace Diversity
Connects candidates with employers who are proactive in their quest to create a diverse workforce.

Black Collegian

General Job Search databases – national and international!