Q: Does the Career Services Center "place" or "get" people jobs?
A: No. The CSC is here to assist you with developing the "tools" to go out and successfully market yourself.
Q: Is registration with Career Services mandatory?
A: No. Registering with the office is purely voluntary. Please remember that once you do register, you have given the office legal permission to release your information to potential employers. (Public Law 93-380, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) No other office may release your information without your original written request on file.
Q: Can I still take advantage of the other services offered by Career Services even though I'm not registered?
A: Yes. You may come in to meet with a career coordinator to get help with your resume, seek interview advice, job search techniques and tips, and many additional services.
Q: Does Career Services write resumes for students?
A: No. Career Services will assist you with getting started on constructing your resume. The office will provide you with resume-writing guidelines and possibly some examples to aid you, but it is up to you to write your own resume.
Q: I'm nervous about going on a job interview, can Career Services help?
A: Yes. You can come in and do a "mock interview" with a professional staff member. These "mock interviews" are an excellent way to polish and practice your interviewing skills.
Q: I know what kind of job I want, but I'm not sure where to look for openings. Can Career Services help?
A: Yes. You can meet with a career coordinator to go over your search strategies, methods for contacting employers, and use the Internet to aid in your search.
Q: Does Career Services have a "list" of employers that I can have to establish contact with?
A: No. Career Services does not provide a "list" of employers. The office has an on-line Job Bulletin Student Career Connections; employers actively recruit on-campus throughout the school year (check with Career Services for dates and times), and Career Services sponsors a campus Career Fair in the spring. (Check with the office for dates and times).
In addition Career Services provides you with the use of Career Search a Web based access to over 6.5 million key contacts. www.careersearch.net
Q: I’m not sure what I want to do when I graduate. Does Career Services provide any "tests" that might help me to decide?
A: Yes. The Career Services Center does provide FOCUS and other standardized testing that will aid you in making career choices.
Q: Is there a class that covers career service issues and topics?
A: Yes. The course is Career Development 110 and is open to freshmen and sophomore students. The course is an 8-week course. When completed students will have gained valuable information and 2-credit hours towards graduation.