Career Planning and Exploration

The Career Center can help you explore how religious identity and expression intersects with career and work. Some students choose to focus on advocacy or community-building work such as working for a religious organization. Other students may explore organizations or careers that reflect their religious values. Still others may have questions about religious expression in secular environments. In addition to family, friends, mentors, religious leaders and campus resources including the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, the Career Center works with you to:

  • Identify strengths and explore options within the world of work
  • Provide support around your professional questions and concerns
  • Direct you to resources

Federal law prohibits discrimination based on religion for any employers with at least 15 employees (including private sector, state, and local government employers), as well as employment agencies, unions and federal government agencies. All aspects of religious observance, practice and belief, include not only traditional, organized religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism, but also religious beliefs that are new, uncommon, not part of a formal church or sect.

Religious groups often serve as prolific professional networks that you can tap in to. In addition to the support and network you have at Emory, look for resources to help connect you to other students and employees who can act as mentors and guides. Learn more about creating your own network.

Make an appointment with us to talk about questions including:

  • Do I share my religious affiliation/preference in the application process?

  • Are there particular employment opportunities and internships accessible to students with a specific background?

  • How do I present my involvement with religious groups on campus on my resume or interview?

  • How can I request time off for religious holidays?

  • Can I wear my religious garb to an interview or networking interaction?

  • How can I evaluate if a future employer will be receptive to my religious observances?

Contact and Hours of Operation

Address: 200 Dowman Drive B. Jones Center, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone: 404-727-6211
Email: careercenter@emory.edu
Regular Office Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Campus Closures / Holiday ScheduleThe Emory Career Center will be closed per the Emory University holiday schedule. In the case of inclement weather, Emory University will announce any additional closures through CEPAR (Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response).

Meet with your career counselor
They can help you with a lot more than just your resume!

Call 404-727-6211 or email CareerCenter@emory.edu to schedule today!