Welcome to the Career Center

As a faculty or staff member, you may be interested in collaborating with the Career Center to promote student success.

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 alumni.

The Career Center advises students and provides resources on the types of planning and preparation necessary to help students meet their personal career goals. This includes information on gaining work related experience, individual career counseling, workshops and seminars, and contact with employers through career fairs, technology and presentations.

The Career Center does not act as an employment agency. We provide students the tools, resources and opportunities to find internships and jobs, but ultimately they are the ones responsible for finding their chosen positions. The hiring decision is dependent upon many extraneous factors not under the control of the Career Center.

Quick Tips

  • Events: The Career Center website offers a calendar full of details on upcoing career fairs, employer visits, workshops, and other events. You can even add them to a Google calendar! View the Google calendar on our homepage. 
  • Appointments: We offer virtual scheduled appointments, virtual drop-in hours, and assistance via email to students. See our Meet With Us page for more details. 
  • Resume Guides: We appreciate faculty incorporating resume development (along with a visit to the Career Center) into their curriculum. If you do include this as a requirement or extra credit, please refer students to our resume guides (found on our website) prior to coming in. Encourage them to plan ahead instead of waiting until the day before it's due!
  • Handshake: Students can access our online job and internship database, Handshake, under their Student Services tab in MyCharleston.
  • Cougar Career Column: Refer your students to our blog that features career tips and advice from recent CofC alumni.