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 - Thursday from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, and Monday - Wednesday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. To search for a job or internship opportunity, log onto Handshake.

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?