Students

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. We also offer Virtual Drop-In Hours, Monday - Friday from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. To search for a job or internship opportunity, log onto Handshake

Disclaimer

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 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 should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. Learn more about how to spot job scams

Read about student success stories on the Cougar Career Column Blog!

Before your appointment, consider the following questions that you may want to ask our staff: 

Major or Career Choice

  • How can I explore my values, interests, and skills that will help me decide on a major or career?
  • Who can I talk to at CofC about majors?
  • What career-related skills can I gain from this major?
  • What if my major and career plans do not appear to line up?
  • What should I be doing outside of the classroom once I decide my major?

Gaining Experience

  • What are ways to get experience that do not involve an internship or job?
  • When and how many internships should I complete by graduation?
  • What are the resources available to help me gain experience?
  • How can I find opportunities to gain experience wihin my major?
  • What should I pay attention to when searching for an internship?

Internships and Job Search

  • When should I start my search?
  • How do I discover new companies or organizations?
  • What is a good strategy for finding an internship or job?
  • Why should I tailor my resume and cover letter?
  • How can I prepare for an interview?

Networking

  • What is networking and how should I do it?
  • How can I meet employers who visit CofC?
  • How/When/Why should I contact someone at a company or organization?
  • How can I best utilize LinkedIn?
  • What questions should I ask during an informational interview?