Welcome to your Career Connection

If you have questions about searching for a job, internship, study abroad, or another career learning opportunity, contact Amy in the Career & Experiential Learning office.

It’s never too early or too late to begin a search! We can also help you create or polish your resume or cover letter and learn how to interview to get where you want to go. Get guidance today in one of the following ways:

Phone: (620) 242-0467

Email: beckmana@mcpherson.edu

Location: Miller Library, 1st floor (just past the Library Services desk) 

Schedule appointment: Click on this link to schedule time with Amy

Your appointment can be scheduled in-person or via Zoom, just let us know your preference.

Join the Bulldog Network!
Connect with mentors who will help guide you through college and career choices.

Mentors on the Bulldog Network are MC alumni, faculty or staff, or MC community partners.

  • NETWORK: Find a professional/mentor in your network who has been in your shoes at MC. 
    • Look for someone who shares similar interests with you.
    • Ask questions you might have about college or career.
    • Ask professionals in your field of interest about how to prepare for a career in that field or what a day at work is like.
    • Learn about the industry or career you see yourself doing after graduation.
    • Get help on resume tips and develop, prepare for an interview, etc.
    • Grow your professional network.
  • RESOURCES: Find helpful career resources in the Resources tab.
    • Learn about how to prepare for internships, jobs and your next step after graduation.
    • How do I start a conversation with a mentor?
    • How to do an informational interview with a professional.
    • How to say Thanks after you've interviewed a professional.
    • How to do a STAR interview - Be prepared for your next interview!
    • What skills do you need to be career ready?
    • Watch MC's E3 podcasts to learn about the career success of several MC Alumni in a variety of careers. Check back occasionally as we plan to add 3 new alumni interviews every semester!
    • Look for new resources to the page.
    • If you have a concept you'd like to see on the site, let us know! Email Amy at beckmana@mcpherson.edu


Looking for a job or internship? Download the Handshake app. Handshake is an online platform, much like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, or SimplyHired, that allows you to search for a variety of opportunities from regional to national to around the world.

Looking for an on-campus job? All campus jobs are posted in Handshake, so if you’re looking for on-campus employment, you’ll want to make sure to download the app.

Handshake is the only online platform that connects employers to students and allows students to browse not only job opportunities, but interview opportunities and company events posted by employers. Students are also able to connect with other like-minded students in their fields of study to share experiences and ask questions.

Start here:

Handshake Login

Getting Started in Handshake

Search for on-campus jobs in Handshake

Searching for jobs and internships on Handshake

Additional info about Handshake:

What is Handshake.pdf

Why you need Handshake more than other career sites.pdf

How to signup and find a job on Handshake.pdf

Did you know internships and field experiences can be completed at MC for credit toward your degree? 


Talk with your faculty advisor or career services to learn more. Following is some information to consider before applying. 

Internships and Field Experience: Introduction

Work. Learn. Budget. Reduce debt. Financial Freedom!

Learn how to create and manage a budget while reducing your student debt through work, financial planning tools, and mentorship. In the program, any earnings applied to your student account will be matched $.25 per dollar. Talk with Amy Beckman in the Career office, beckmana@mcpherson.edu, or Andy Olsen, olsena@mcpherson.edu, in the finance office to learn more about the program and register. 

Learn more about the Student Debt Project

Apply to the program 


Already part of the program?

Have questions of need help? Contact Amy Beckman, beckmana@mcpherson.edu

Make that match count!

Submit your payment a variety of ways and get the match you've worked hard for. 

Make a payment