The Office of Career Services supports the professional development of students, graduates and alumni through graduate school planning and/or employment exploration. Career Services will be able to assist you with career planning, career exploration, and branding yourself starting from the beginning of your college experience until you are ready to graduate.
We believe in building a foundation by providing to you professional development workshops, networking events, and job opportunities that will assist you in succeeding as a professional or graduate student. We offer connections with graduate schools and employment opportunities to further build your professional identity within the local, national and global markets. For more information please visit The Career Center located in the Walls Center room #326 or call (704) 216-6222.
- Resume Writing & Marketing Material Development
- Graduate/Professional School Exploration & Information
- Professional Development Programs
- Internship Opportunities
- Part Time Job Assistance
- Graduate Employment Assistance
- Career Fairs/Graduate Fairs
- Graduate School Tours
Sophia Gaither, MSHE, CPRW
Director of Career Services
The Career Center
Open Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Drop In Hours
Monday – Thursday
10:00am – 2:00pm
Resume Writing Services
Offered Every Thursday @ 3:00pm in the Writing Center (Success Center)
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Grad School: What’s the Next Steps After Undergrad & How Do I Apply
If you’ve been considering graduate school, then this workshop is for you! The topics we will be covering are: do you need to go to grad school, what are the benefits, how to find the right program, the application process, entrance exams, and more!
January 21, 2015 @ 3:00pm Room #326 – The Career Center (Walls Center)
Elevator Pitch, No Thank You: Networking Strategies That Work
Making key connections to find opportunities in your field can be a bit daunting. This workshop will focus on the different ways we go about networking and how you can be successful at it.
January 28, 2015 @ 4:00pm – Room #326 – The Career Center (Walls Center)
Women & Work: Let’s Take Charge Together of Your Career Success
There are challenges that we all must face, but especially as women. We just want to be equal, get paid the same and treated as so, but that’s not always the case. During this workshop we’ll explore specific strategies to tackle these and other issues, as well as ways to create success for yourself in work and in life.
February 4, 2015 @ 2:00pm – Room #326 – The Career Center (Walls Center)
How to Utilize LinkedIn for Career Success
LinkedIn is more than just a professional Facebook, it’s your personal referral ground. See how to utilize LinkedIn to better benefit you and your Career Success.
February 11, 2015 @ 3:00pm – Room #326 The Career Center (Walls Center)
How to Sell Myself At A Career Fair
It’s time to step out of the crowd and allow others to see the potentials and skills that will make you the man/woman for the job. Learn some great ways on how to make the most out of a Career Fair, tips to prepare you for the 2015 CIAA Career Fair.
February 18, 2015 @ 4:00pm – Room #326 The Career Center (Walls Center)
Upcoming Graduating Seniors: Free Tools & Tips for Your Career Search
In addition to learning about the job market, the role of networking in the search process, and resources for finding opportunities, in this workshop you’ll learn some tricks on how to stand out amongst other job candidates in today’s competitive market.
March 18, 2015 @ 2:00pm – Room #326 The Career Center (Walls Center)
#YoureHired?… Are You Really Ready For a Job Interview?
No one loves interviewing for a job or internship, but that doesn’t mean you can’t blow the employers away! In this workshop we will cover the important topic of pre-interview prep, day-of strategies, and ways to appropriately follow up after.
March 25, 2015 @ 3:00pm – Room #326 The Career Center (Walls Center)
Working Globally: 5 Top Strategies for Getting a Job Abroad
Working outside the United States can be as simple as you make it or can be darn near impossible, depending on where you want to go. This workshop will help you figure out how to job search, relocate to another country and we will cover best practices of launching your international career.
April 1, 2015 @ 4:00pm – Room #326 The Career Center (Walls Center)
Employers ARE Looking You Up on Facebook!: Managing Your Digital Footprint
In case you haven’t heard, employers ARE researching candidates online before hiring them. Make sure you’re not putting your candidacy in jeopardy because of your tweets, pictures, comments, blogs, etc. Come to this workshop to learn what employers are saying and what you should be doing to protect your professional image.
April 8, 2015 @ 2:00pm – Room #326 The Career Center (Walls Center)
Being Professional While You’re Eating, Greeting and Tweeting
Communicating with others – peers, faculty and staff, supervisors and colleagues at internships or jobs, or the general public – is something you do every day, so make sure you’re doing it professionally. The impressions you make on people can have tremendous impacts on your ability to be successful in the working world. Come to this workshop to learn everything from e-mail and cell phone etiquette, to dining and meeting expectations, to what you should wear in various settings.
April 15, 2015 @ 3:00pm – Room #326 The Career Center (Walls Center)