The Office of Calling & Vocation exists to partner with LPU's greater mission to transform and develop students into leaders, prepared to serve God in the Church, the workplace and the world. Our department serves our students and partners in the following ways: Career Development, Job and Internship Placement, The Foursquare Licensing process and course, and the Ministry Formation program. The world needs solid, godly leaders who have developed life skills and a heart to serve, and we’re here for this very purpose.
Meet The Team
Kristina Stover, Director
Josh Ortega, Program Coordinator
“When I was concerned about my next steps after graduation, OCV helped me write my cover letter and resume, and got me connected to a local pastor of the same church I had been led to attend. Even though I didn’t speak the same language, I felt called, and through that connection, I now am hired on at the Foursquare Central Offices and the Bible Institute at my church campus! It’s amazing how God uses relationships to build us up, strengthen us, and establish our footsteps. Thank you OCV!”
Rachael Edler, Class of 2020
We ultimately want our students to be employable! To that end, we provide workshops, experiential learning (internships), seminars, events, 1-on-1's, resume tune-ups, and more, which are all offered throughout the year to our traditional undergrad students, developing life skills to meet current marketplace demands. We utilize our career platform called Handshake to resource and connect our students with employers and vice versa.
Handshake is a modern career platform and was created to ensure that all college students have equal access to meaningful careers. Since 2013 the network of university and employer partners—and the impact for students— has grown exponentially. Within a few years, Handshake has become the leading early career community in the US. With 7M+ students, 1,000+ colleges, 500,000+ Employers including 100% of the Fortune 500 companies, we are excited to utilize this platform to serve our students and partners better. All LPU Students (including online students, MA and our Virginia campus) are on it for employment opportunity purposes.
- Are you an employer wanting to post an open job or internship position with us? Sign up here: www.joinhandshake.com/employers. Here’s a tutorial on how to get set up.
- Are you looking for a position? Sign up here: www.joinhandshake.com/students
- Questions? Email OCV@lifepacific.edu for more information.
Career Week (February 22-26, 2021)
This Spring, we are excited to announce we will be hosting our first annual Career Week, where students are given multiple opportunities throughout the week to develop and prepare for their career next steps. Opportunities will include:
- Mock Interviews
- Resume Tune-Ups
- Workshops and Seminars on Life Skills development
- And our largest event of the week, the Internship and Career Fair
Internship and Career Fair (Virtual) - (Tuesday, February 23 time TBD)
One of our favorite events at LPU is the Internship and Career Fair! This networking event connects students and employers who are offering job and internship opportunities. Beyond the value of these initial connections, students get to exercise and develop skills during the event itself. Students are expected to dress in business attire, bring their updated, current resume and even interview for positions if applicable. With over 55 employers, spanning all degrees, this event is a staple we don’t want our students or partners to miss!
Please note - this year, our Internship and Career fair will be held VIRTUALLY on Handshake.
If you are an employer and want to register for the event, please check back here soon for more information or email us at OCV@lifepacific.edu.
If you are not yet on Handshake, you can sign up here: www.joinhandshake.com/employers
The first week of school each fall, OCV hosts local churches and businesses in order to connect our students with local churches and our community in San Dimas. If you are in the area and would like to be a part of this event, please email us at OCV@lifepacific.edu.
Graduate School Fair
Each fall we utilize a chapel hour to host several graduate schools in order to get students thinking about their next steps. We desire to offer a wide selection of schools to our students and connect them to futures they might not have considered. If you’d like your graduate school admissions team to attend this event, feel free to reach out to us: OCV@lifepacific.edu
Utilizing Handshake and networking, we support the graduate to career transition, working hard to help place our students in the fields they desire. By posting a job with us, we give your position visibility to our students, extending to our online and Virginia students as well as our alumni and ministry leaders within the Foursquare denomination.
Want to post a job with us?
- If you have an open job or internship position, we would love to share it with our students and alumni.
- Begin the process here: www.joinhandshake.com/employers.
- You can also click HERE for a tutorial of how to get started.
Looking for a job?
- Are you an alumnus or ministry leader looking for a job? Feel free to set up your profile today.
- Begin the process here: www.joinhandshake.com/students
OCV helps students connect with leaders in the field - practitioners who can offer rich, experiential learning in healthy environments, while bringing additional value their organizations.
Life Pacific University internships are a valuable experience that provide students with the opportunity to serve and work in their field of study in order to develop marketable skills, grow in leadership and relational skills, apply their education to real-world contexts, and to grow their professional network. Internship experience greatly increases a student's employability for when they graduate and allows students to develop a better sense of the career path they may want to pursue after graduation.
- Want to have LPU Students intern at your organization or church? Reach out to us at OCV@lifepacific.edu
- Looking for an internship? Email us at OCV@lifepacific.edu
Foursquare Pastoral Licensing and Course
OCV Faculty facilitate the Foursquare Licensing class, and facilitates the interview process in partnership with the Foursquare Denomination. We love walking with students along this journey to becoming recommended licensed ministers! Students receive instruction through various lecturers from practitioners in the field, coaching from diverse leaders, and instruction that covers Foursquare Doctrine, Culture and Polity. For more information, email OCV@lifepacific.edu
LPU values individuals being part of an honest community, growing in a local church, and serving others. Ministry Formation allows students to practice these values. Students at LPU fulfill these values through weekly Chapel Attendance, completing Outreaches to our community, and by regular involvement in a local church. For more information, or for students with any questions, email us at MinistryFormation@lifepacific.edu