Career Services helps students land the jobs of their dreams

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Career Services Coordinator, Jessie Cochran helps students with their resumes.
Photo by Cierra Mills

By Cierra Mills
The Carolinian

Career Services aims to equip students with internships and skills needed to be able to get the jobs they want, according to Director of Career Services, Sherry McAdams.

Students can receive assistance in creating resumes and cover letters. Mock interviews help students practice answering in-depth questions in a simulated real-world setting.

“It would be ideal for freshmen to come by immediately to begin the process with Career Services to know where we are located and to start talking about different career paths, and also professional part-time positions,” McAdams said.

The department also hosts career fairs, bringing employers to campus to interview students. An internship fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Campus Life Center ballroom.

Students can visit Career Services in the library building during business hours or by individual appointment. Appointments to meet with career counselors can be made in-person or online.

McAdams recommends sophomores to start seriously deciding their major and to get involved in campus life. Sophomores commonly explore shadowing and volunteer opportunities.

“Employers do look for students that are involved in clubs and organizations,” McAdams said.

Seniors can benefit from volunteering in their field of interest to gain hands-on experience. If students are unsure of their field and are close to graduation, McAdams recommends exploring the option of graduate school.

Professional business attire is available to students for free at the Career Closet, housed inside Career Services. Various organizations and businesses donate brand name, never-worn business clothing. Students may keep the clothing to wear to interviews, career fairs, and first days on the job.

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