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About the Center

The mission of the Career Center is to educate, develop and assist students in successfully meeting the challenges of the ever-changing work environment for which they are preparing. This mission is accomplished through a centralized and comprehensive career center serving the entire campus and meeting the career needs of all students from entering freshmen through graduate students as well as alumni. The career needs of the College of Charleston student are best conceptualized by a developmental model as follows:

  1. Learning about oneself to assess personal needs, skills, abilities, interests, values and goals related to career choice.
  2. Learning about the world of work, occupations and the opportunities within. Exploring the demands and rewards of the occupations, options for training and advancement, and the job market outlook.
  3.  Gaining experience in career fields of interest to enhance employment potential through internships, cooperative education, volunteer work and /or other related opportunities.
  4. Implementing a career decision by acquiring job seeking skills and competing in the job market.

Programs and services are designed to complement and enhance the academic mission of the College. Students who have made well informed career decisions and who are motivated toward a career goal obtain greater benefits from their academic programs and are more likely to complete their education. Students who obtain career related experience while in college further define their professional goals and enhance their marketability to employers upon graduation. Finally, graduates who are well prepared for the transition from education to the work environment will have greater choices of future opportunities.

Career Center

Physical Location
Lightsey Center
Room 216
160 Calhoun Street

Mailing Address
Career Center
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424-0001

Phone: 843.953.5692
Fax: 843.953.6341


Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00pm

Drop-In Hours
Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00pm
(for quick questions, no appointment necessary, first come - first serve basis)