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The College of Charleston Career Center assists students throughout their college career, from self-exploration, to gaining experience, to the full-time job or graduate school search. To schedule an appointment please call us at 843-953-5692 or schedule it online using Appointment Manager. Also, join us during drop-in hours, every week day from 2-4pm, when no appointment is necessary.

Self Assessment

The starting point for choosing a career is self-assessment. Career Counselors will work with you to talk about your goals and what makes you happy, research careers, and provide you with several self-assessment tools.

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The starting point for choosing a major is also self-assessment. Career Counselors will work with you to assess your interests, administor self-assessment tools, discuss how your major relates to graduate school, and talk about the relationship between major and career.

Learn more about choosing a major

Internships, Part-Time Employment, and the Full-time Job Search

Internships help you gain valuable experience, learn new skills, and build professional connections. Career Counselors will work with you to search for internship opportunities by providing tools for networking, conducting an industry specific search, reviewing your resume and cover letter, and more. The Employer Relations Mananger builds relationships with excellent employers and provides on-campus recruiting opportunities, career fairs, and internship postings on our job database, CougarJobLink.

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Part-time employment can be a great way to meet personal and educational expenses while also obtaining valuable work experience. The Employer Relations Manager builds relationships with employers in the surrounding area, and our Student Employment Team works to ensure that on-campus and off-campus opportunities are available to students in our online job database, CougarJobLink.

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Career Counselors will work with you to search for full-time employment opportunities by providing tools for networking, conducting an industry specific search using online resources, reviewing your resume and cover letter, helping you prepare for interviews, and more. The Employer Relations Mananger builds relationships with excellent employers and provides on-campus recruiting opportunities, career fairs, and job postings on our job database, CougarJobLink.

Learn more about the full-time job search

Resumes and Cover Letters

Your resume and cover letter tell employers who you are and what skills and experiences you have. Career Counselors can assist you with writing, editing, industry specific tips, and more.

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Interviewing

Interviews are opportunities to present your background, experience and skills to potential employers, and for you to evaluate a potential supervisor and work environment. Interviews are critical to securing the job or internship. The Career Center provides resources to help you prepare for your interview, and practice your skills.

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Networking

The purpose of a network is to develop a professional support system to help you as you grow as a professional, which in turn, can help you support others in the future.  It can also assist you in collecting information and resources about the job market and occupations, as well as develop job leads and referrals. The Career Center provides resources to help you grow your network.

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Graduate and Professional School

Graduate and professional schools can be excellent opportunities to gain specialization and advanced knowledge of a specific field. The application process can be long and complex, and our Career Counselors are here to assist throughout the process, including exploring programs and deciding if graduate or professional school is the right choice, and applying and interviewing for programs. Our Employer Relations Manager builds relationships with graduate and professional schools, and provides on-campus recruiting opportunities and graduate school fairs.

Learn more about graduate and professional school