Do You Need Help Getting a Job or Internship?
Did you know the Career Fairs are not the only events and services offered by the Career Counseling and Planning Center, located in the Wigwam Building?
The Career Center is a place for all students with different majors to acquire assistance in identifying, evaluating and selecting a career path. The center offers a variety of student services, but the services they provide are often overlooked by students.
“I use the career center because they provide guidance for all students and expose you to various career opportunities. They also help with interview and resume preparation so you will succeed,” said Jade Waddy, a senior public relations major from Houston, Texas.
The Career Center informs students via email, flyers, announcements in The Script and they have there own bulletin board in the Student Center adjacent to the hotline desk.
The many campus-wide programs that are presented to students are seminars and workshops that focus on resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies and corporate etiquette.
The Career Fair, which is one of the most anticipated annual events provided by the Career Center, invites representatives from companies to recruit students for internships and jobs.
There is a fall and spring Career Fair. This fall 98 companies and 2,480 students attended the fair. Another approaching event that the Career Center is hosting is Graduate and Professional School Day on Oct. 31. Representatives from various graduate, professional schools and agencies will inform students about the opportunities they provide.
Another great service is the On-line Recruitment and Registration System. This system allows students to post their resumes on the Career Center website, where companies will have access to them. But, students must register at the Center prior to on-campus interview. Click here for more information.
The Career Center is strictly for students and alumni. Students should take advantage of what is provided. “The student body should be more open and willing to take the initiative to utilize the resources that are provided,” said Kia Child, a senior marketing major from Philadelphia, Pa.
The staff of the Career Center is there to assist all students in furthering their knowledge about their perspective career path. “We try to prepare these students for the next phase of their lives, which is the workplace, by providing our beneficial services for them to become well rounded individuals,” said Vivian David, the director of the Career Counseling and Planning Center.