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 (up to 3 years post-graduation).

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 coaching, workshops and seminars, and connecting 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.


How to Connect Your Students to the Career Center

We know the classroom is where CofC students are gaining marketable knowledge and skills sought by employers and graduate schools.  The Career Center is here to help students learn how to package that knowledge and those skills, along with their co-curricular experiences, to reach their career goals.  We are here to help you help students, too!

  1. Classroom & Organization Presentation Requests:
    To request a presentation from the Career Center covering either career planning and preparation topics OR financial wellness, please complete the appropriate request form below.  Up to 3 topics may be combined, depending upon the length of the presentation.  Most presentations require a minimum of 30 minutes to an hour.  A minimum of 2 weeks advance notice is required.  We try to accommodate as many requests as possible, but may not be able to do so per other programs and staffing needs.  We will confirm your request within a few business days of receipt and discuss possible alternative arrangements as needed.

    Career Planning & Preparation Presentation Financial Wellness Presentation

  2. Class Assignments:
    Faculty incorporating resume and/or cover letter development into their curriculum who wish to have students receive a document review by the Career Center as part of the assignment are asked to please email the Career Center's Career Education Team at peercareeradvisor@cofc.edu at least 2 weeks prior to the assignment deadline. In the email, please share the assignment, deadline, and the number of students in the class.  We will follow-up to confirm how we may assist with the assignment.  

    In order to best accommodate these requests, we ask that students attend our Drop-In Hours.  (Drop-In Hours will restart Fall 2023 and will be held most Mondays & Wednesdays from 10am-12pm and most Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2-4pm; please see our Contact Us page for the schedule and any changes that arise due to campus closures and events).  We may not be able to accommodate all students, especially if they wait until the week the assignment is due. 

  3. Post an On-Campus Job:
    If you and/or your department hire student employees, the Career Center posts these types of positions through Handshake, which is accessible to all currently enrolled students.  For additional information and instructions, go to the Faculty/Staff Hiring Students' tab on our On-Campus Employment page.

  4. Employer Inquiries and Reference Requests:
    When you receive employer inquiries or requests for student referrals, please consider referring the employer to the Career Center so that we may follow up and offer assistance.  For important legal issues related to making student referrals and serving as a reference, you may wish to read the Faculty Guide to Legal Standards in Student Hiring by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).  Additional resources for serving as a reference to your students may be found via Sample Faculty Reference Letter and Tips for Providing References.

  5. Appointments & More:
    We offer appointments (in-person & virtual), drop-in hours, and assistance via email to students. Please see our Meet With Us page for details. 

  6. Handshake: 
    Students can access our online job (on-campus, part-time, and full-time post-graduate) and internship database, Handshake, under their Student Services tab in MyPortal.  Students may also learn about upcoming events to include career fairs, employer visits, workshops, and more.