Testimonies and Users– Career Direct®

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University Career Services Departments
“After extensive research for a biblically based self-assessment for our freshmen, we selected Career Direct®. Since 1998, our freshmen have been encouraged and challenged by their results, and we are confident that we are ministering to our students through the use of these biblically-based materials.”
Dr. Jim Thrasher, Career Services Director, Grove City College, Pennsylvania

"We love Crown Financial Ministries' Career Direct®! We use it as our main tool of personal assessment because it combines so many aspects into one. As a busy office, it is much easier to work from one tool than many. Students appreciate the thoroughness and depth of the results as do their advisors. We value its usefulness so much that since 1999 we have encouraged our entire freshman class to take it before classes even begin! It is a great foothold as students are deciding or confirming their major."
Lew Gibbs, Director, Career Services, Cedarville University, Ohio

"The complexity of our society today presents significant challenges for those seeking purpose and career direction in their lives. In 2001 Oral Roberts University launched an initiative taking an intensive strengths-based advisement approach in assisting college students and graduates with the process of making these life-sized decisions. After an exhaustive search, we determined the Career Direct® System provided the best balance of resources necessary to address these needs. Over the past four years we have been blessed with the opportunity to administer several thousand applications of the Career Direct® Instrument. Through the use of Career Direct® we have noted a dramatic improvement in the quality of our advisement process, a greater satisfaction rate in the selection of academic majors, and a marked emphasis on purpose and long-term career selection.”
John F. Brown, Director, College & Career Guidance Center, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma

“Wheaton College selected Career Direct® after utilizing and evaluating most of the career assessments available in the marketplace. Only Career Direct® incorporates the Values component so critical to our students and graduates. Whether for students or alumni in mid-career transition, Career Direct® is an effective and invaluable tool for helping them discern who they are, as well as what God calls them to do.”
Ita Fischer, Director of Career Services, Wheaton College, Illinois

"Liberty University is very grateful to have Career Direct® as part of their career assessment system. Career Direct® is a great tool to show students and those entering the professional field the importance of looking at the four areas to consider as they are looking at choosing what industry and company they want to pursue. Career Direct® is a vital part of assisting students in making career and life decisions."
Trisha Toler, Career Center Director, Liberty University, Virginia

 

College Students
"Coming into college as a freshman, I did not have a clue as to what I wanted my major to be. I had many interests but knew I could not pursue all of them at once. Career Direct® affirmed my strengths and interests while helping me understand myself better by showing my weaker areas. I could narrow down the broad interests I had into what most inspired me. Career Direct® was a very positive, helpful experience."
Amanda L., Junior, Belhaven College, Mississippi

“This analysis helped me to further understand my personal skills and talents. I have always been taught that God fulfills the desires of the heart. God gave me these particular skills in order for me to use them in my profession and in my life.”
E. Fagin, Freshman, ORU, Oklahoma

“This assessment is evidence that my desires, personality, skills, and values work in the perfect harmony that only can be accredited to God.”
M. Weidman, Freshman, ORU, Oklahoma

 

High School Career Guidance Counselors
“I switched to Career Direct® because it combines four vital areas of assessment—personality, interests, skills, and values—into one inexpensive tool. With the Career Direct® Institutional version, you get a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report and a package of resources to guide students into sound vocational and educational decisions.”
Stella P., Counselor, Christian High School

“Please accept our heartfelt thanks for providing our students with the opportunity to complete the Institutional version of the Career Direct® assessment. This program has certainly been a blessing to our seniors. I personally found it to be an excellent tool for helping students find their God-directed paths for life. I wish that this type of Christ-centered instrument was available when I was in high school.”
Pauline J., Counselor, Christian High School

 

Home Educators
“This is one of the rare career planning or testing services that takes into account the believer's responsibility to and reliance upon God. Although you can get other assessment instruments to use on your own fairly inexpensively, Career Direct®’s in-depth analysis and Christian perspective is worth the extra cost.”
Cathy Duffy, Reviewer, Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual: Junior/Senior High

 

Church Ministries
“For the Crossroads Career® Network of churches, there is no better assessment than Career Direct® for discovering your God-given design for educational and vocational planning – the only program of its kind that covers the four critical areas of skills, interests, values, and personality in one easy-to-take and understandable package.”
Brian Ray, Founder, Crossroads Career® Network

 

Career and Life Coaching/Outplacement/Career Transition Services
“Since 1991, I have used the Career Direct® assessment in a career coaching practice while working with more than 1,000 individuals from Georgia to California to the United Kingdom. I use the Career Direct® assessment because it's very accurate and detailed. It provides clients with a foundational understanding of their God-given strengths. Career Direct® is both comprehensive and an excellent value. It's exciting that the launch of Internet-based Career Direct® will make this outstanding tool more widely available.”
Alan McTier, Principal, LifePurposes Leadership & Career Development, www.lifepurposes.com

 

Professional Counselors
Career Direct® is the result of a combined ten years of extensive research and development, with testing of more than 120,000 people to produce this extraordinary product. This four-part assessment provides a thorough and clear picture of an individual’s talents and interests for work. Most importantly, these materials provide a solid foundation for career planning.”
Dr. Ron Braund, President, AlphaCare, Professional Counseling Group

 

Non-traditional/Graduate Students
“After seeing the results of the Career Direct® assessment, I was shocked. I felt as if someone had truly read my mind and heart… It was the leading of the Holy Spirit that has brought me back to ORU to continue my nursing degree with an emphasis on missions.”
Donna S., R.N.

“I took the assessment 14 months ago and it helped me decide to go back and get a teaching certificate. It delineated several things I had suspected for a long time. Thanks!”
Karen K.

 

Career Transitioners
“I am going into full-time Christian service after I retire from the Military. I give your program at least some of the credit for steering me that way. I knew God was tapping me on the shoulder, but I didn't realize that I was so well suited for it until I did the Career Direct® Program. Praise the Lord.”
Tim B.

“My wife, who works as a talk show host on a Christian radio station told me about your Career Direct® system. What a blessing! I ordered it and, after completing all of the questionnaires and obtaining the results, I found that real estate financing was right up my alley. I also possess strong biblical teaching traits (like a pastor). So, since I am in need of finishing up my Bachelor’s degree anyway, I have decided to enroll in the Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. Who knows what else the Lord has in store!”
Tyler L., Business Firm Partner

 

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Current Users of Career Direct®

Colleges and Universities

Belhaven College
Bob Jones University
Cedarville University
Central Baptist College
Concordia College
Cornerstone University
Friends University
Geneva College
Grove City College
John Wesley College
Liberty University
Mennonite Brethren Seminary
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
North Central University
Northwestern College
Northwestern College
Oral Roberts University
Shasta Bible College
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Taylor University
Wheaton College
Williams Baptist College

Jackson, Mississippi
Greenville, South Carolina
Cedarville, Ohio
Conway, Arkansas
Moorhead, Minnesota
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wichita, Kansas
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Grove City, Pennsylvania
High Point, North Carolina
Lynchburg, Virginia
Fresno, California
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Orange City, Iowa
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Redding, California
Waxahachie, Texas
Upland, Indiana
Wheaton, Illinois
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

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Secondary Schools/Networks

Athens Christian School
Aurora Christian School
Beth Eden Baptist School
Bethel Christian Academy
Calhoun Christian School
Calumet Baptist School
Calvary Academy
Cedar Brook Academy
Chapelgate Christian Academy
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Cornerstone Christian School
Coulee Region Christian School
Covenant Christian Academy
Covenant Christian School
Covenant Day School
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
Dominion Christian High School
Eagles Landing Christian Academy
El Sobrante Christian School
Elmira Christian Academy
Emmaus Baptist Academy
ETS Chaiyim School
Faith Academy
Faith Christian Academy
Fideles Christian School
Fowlerville Baptist School
Gaston Christian School
Geneva School
Gospel Haven Academy
Grapeville Christian School
Great River Christian School
Halifax Christian Academy
Harvester Christian Academy
Hebron Christian School
Heritage Christian Academy
Heritage Christian School
Heritage Christian Schools
Hilton Head Christian Academy
Holland Christian High School
Hope Christian Academy
Inter-City Baptist School
Kent Intermediate School District
Lan Chester Christian School
Life Christian Academy
Lincoln Christian School
Marietta City Schools
Mars Hill Academy
Morning Star Christian Academy
Mueller Home School
Northside Christian Academy
Northside Christian School
Oak Dale Christian High School
Orangewood Christian School
Ovilla Christian School
River Valley Christian School
Seaford Christian Academy
Shalom Christian Academy
Shiloh Christian Academy
Silverdale Baptist Academy
Southwest Community Church
St Joseph Christian School
Summit Christian Academy
Terre Hill Mennonite High School
The Kings Academy
Timm Homeschoolers
Waverly Hall Christian Academy
Westminster Academy
Westover Christian Academy
Windsor Christian Academy

Athens, Georgia
Aurora, Illinois
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Battle Creek, Michigan
Griffith, Indiana
Lakewood, New Jersey
Clarksburg, Maryland
Marriottsville, Maryland
Noblesville, Indiana
Roseville, California
West Salem, Wisconsin
Huntsville, Alabama
Indianapolis, Indiana
Matthews, North Carolina
Stow, Ohio
Marietta, Georgia
McDonough, Georgia
El Sobrante, California
Elmira, New York
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Montgomery Village, Maryland
Marble Falls, Texas
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Fowlerville, Michigan
Belmont, North Carolina
Winter Park, Florida
Millersburg, Ohio
Climax, New York
Burlington, Iowa
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Douglasville, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Osseo, Minnesota
Indianapolis, Indiana
Anchorage, Alaska
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Holland, Michigan
Winder, Georgia
Allen Park, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Harvest, Alabama
Lincoln, Nebraska
Marietta, Georgia
Mason, Ohio
Florence, South Carolina
Carney, Michigan
Charlotte, North Carolina
Westerville, Ohio
Jackson, Kentucky
Maitland, Florida
Red Oak, Texas
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Seaford, Delaware
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Huntingtown, Maryland
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Miami, Florida
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Newport News, Virginia
Terre Hill, Pennsylvania
Woodstock, Georgia
Springfield, Nebraska
Waverly Hall, Georgia
Saint Louis, Missouri
Danville, Virginia
Windsor, Ontario


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Ministries

Barnabas International, Missionary Kids Re-entry Camps Rockford, Illinois

Crossroads Career Network (Home office)
Elite Women of Excellence, Inc.
Employment Transition Ministry Network
Gilmer Christian Learning Center
New Life Single Parent/Resource Center
New Moms, Inc.
Safe Harbor Boys Home
Salina Rescue Mission
Shepherds Staff Ministries Inc
Sundiling Enterprises
The Lydia Center
The Orange County Rescue Mission
The Shepherds Staff
Things To Come Mission
True Treasure Ministries
Union Gospel Mission
Universal Ministries
Upward Unlimited
Water Missions International
Winfield House

Roswell, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Dallas, Texas
Ellijay, Georgia
Hammond, Indiana
Chicago, Illinois
Jacksonville, Florida
Salina, Kansas
Mulvane, Kansas
Memphis, Tennessee
Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
Tustin, California
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, Indiana
Geneva, Ohio
Spokane, Washington
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Augusta, Kentuck

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Coaches/Consultants/Counselors

Agape Ministries
Alongside, Inc.
Alpha Hope Counseling Services
Anchor Ministries
At Your Service
Bartholomew and Associates
Brewer & Pedigo Counseling Association
Business Performance Associates
Career Assessment and Services
Career Choices
Career Development Services
Career Management Associates
Career Marketing Concepts
Career Revival
CareerNet
CareerNet
CareerQuest
Center for Career Development
Center for Comprehesive Counseling
Christian Family Resource Center
Christian Psychotherapy Resources
Cornerstone Church
Cornerstone Consulting
Counseling at Gwinnett Place
Covenant Counseling & Education Center
CrossLife Ministries
Crossroads Counseling
Crowne Consulting Group, Inc.
Destiny Career Services
Divine Directions Career/Business Consultants
Dynamic Career Designs
Emmanuel College
Emmaus Ministries
Eye of the Storm, Inc.
Family-To-Family Ministries
Focus Career Consulting Services
Harvest Christian Fellowship
Heartbeat Career & Life Planning
Hope for the Future Career Consulting
Job and Outplacement Counseling
Kenica Associates, Inc.
Kerith Counseling, Inc.
Kindred Spirit Counseling
Kindred Spirit Counseling
Langhorne Terrace Community Center
Life By Design
Life Connections
Life Focus Ministries
Life Skills Centers
Life Strategies
LifePurposes Coaching and Consulting
LifeTrack Counseling/Training
LifeWork Design
Lighthouse Guidance Services
Lyles, Crawford and Petronella
Maximum Potential
MMT Consulting
New Career
New Hope Alliance, Inc.
New Hope Counseling Center
New Life Single Parent/Resource Center
Northstar Careers
Outplacement/Career Consulting
Productivity Point International
Providence Family Education/Development Ctr
Psalm 77 Counseling Services
RHM Group, Inc.
Safe Pastures Counseling Center
Still Waters Counseling Center, Inc.
Tomlinson and Associates
Total Potential
Total Potential, Inc.
Transitions International Career Ministry
Vocational Economic Consultants
WorkLife Concepts

Red Bank, New Jersey
Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania
Dawsonville, Georgia
Royersford, Pennsylvania
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Raleigh, North Carolina
West Palm Beach, Florida
Indianapolis, Indiana
Marietta, Georgia
Gresham, Oregon
Greenville, South Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio
St. Louis, Missouri
Magalia, California
Flower Mound, Texas
Lewisville, Texas
Slidell, Louisiana
High Point, North Carolina
Duluth, Georgia
Matthews, North Carolina
Athens, Georgia
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Westminster, Colorado
Suwanee, Georgia
Birmingham, Alabama
Raleigh, North Carolina
Christiansburg, Virginia
Ocoee, Florida
Spokane, Washington
Chesterfield, Virginia
Las Vegas, Nevada
Franklin Springs, Georgia
Asheville, North Carolina
Athol, Idaho
Laurel, Delaware
Plymouth, Minnesota
Spokane, Washington
Zarephath, New Jersey
Ft Myers, Florida
Erie, Pennsylvania
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
Reno, Nevada
Dublin, California
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Chesterfield, Missouri
Canton, Michigan
Williamsburg, Michigan
Auburn, Alabama
Aurora, Colorado
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Littleton, Colorado
Pasadena, California
Englewood, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Visalia, California
Wheaton, Illinois
Dover, Ohio
New Palestine, Indiana
Bath, Pennsylvania
Hammond, Indiana
Niles, Michigan
Boise, Idaho
Zion, Illinois
Elk Grove, California
Chatham, Illinois
Hermitage, Tennessee
Belleville, Pennsylvania
Gainesville, Georgia
Kapaa, Hawaii
W. St. Paul, Minnesota
Miami, Florida
Pelham, Alabama
Merritt Island, Florida
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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