The College of Charleston is an important resource for students and alumni throughout all stages of their careers. Whether it’s choosing an academic major or securing an internship, or networking with alumni, the Career Center and Alumni Association staffs are there to support students and alumni  as they pursue meaningful careers over a lifetime.

General Career Services

The Career Center serves all students and alumni who are looking for an internship, entry-level job or applying to graduate school. Career Center staff are available to guide students through the processes of exploring academic majors and student-employment opportunities, developing job-search strategies, and planning for graduate school or professional development. For internship and entry-level job searches, students and alumni are welcome to use Handshake, an online job board, as well as attend on-campus events such as job fairs.

▸ Visit the Career Center website.


Handshake is not a College of Charleston product, service or program. The Career Center does not endorse or recommend employers, and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. The Career Center explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job or internship listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. The Career Center is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment without limitation. It is the responsibility of students/Alumni to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying especially during COVID-19. Students/Alumni should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. Learn more about how to spot job scams

Alumni-Specific Career Services

The Alumni Association offers resources for mid-career to experienced job seekers. Examples include webinars for job-search strategies, executive coaching assistance and professional networking events across the country. Alumni with three or more years of job experience are encouraged to use the online job board, the Alumni Career Center.

▸ Visit the Alumni Career Center website.

Resource for Employers

College of Charleston is an exceptional source of talent with 10,000+ students, 61 majors, 24 master's degree programs, and more than 90,000 alumni. The College offers a menu of recruiting opportunities including two online job boards, Handshake and the Alumni Career Center (for experienced alumni job seekers) to support employers’ efforts to identify target populations and to assist in achieving recruiting goals.

▸ Visit the Career Center's Employer Resource webpage.

Additional Resources for Recent Alumni (Up To 3 Years Post-Graduation)

If you are a recent graduate of College of Charleston (up to 3 years after graduation) here are some additional resources to help you kick-start your job search!

Career Counseling and Advising

Job Search

Executive-Level Recruitment

Networking and LinkedIn

CofC School of Professional Studies Opportunities

Other Post-Graduate Experiences

Job Search Checklist

This set of questions will help you self-reflect on your job search and consider a wide variety of strategies to help you through the process.