Important Update

Announcements related to impact from COVID-19

Important Notice about Office of Career & Professional Development Operations

The Office of Career and Professional Development will continue to provide support for students and alumni during this time of transition due to COVID-19. Our first priority is our campus community's health, safety, and well-being. In accordance with University instruction, our staff is now working remotely; however, we are here to support you as the semester continues. This newsletter will outline our office's efforts to maintain high quality service to our students and alumni.

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Scheduling With Your Career Development Specialist

Appointments With Your Career Development Specialist

Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can continue to do so through Eagle Career Net, or by emailing their Career Development Specialist directly. Anyone that schedules an appointment will be contacted via email to determine the best way to facilitate that appointment, whether that be through a virtual contact, a phone call, or exchanging emails. If you choose to email your Career Development Specialist to schedule an appointment, please include your contact information. As our staff is also working remotely, you may need to answer your phone if the call is from a private number.


Previously Scheduled Appointments

If you scheduled an appointment prior to the University announcement, your Career Development Specialist will reach out to you to determine an appropriate alternative. Please be on the lookout for an email from your Career Development Specialist for more information.


Classroom Assignments

Our office is aware that there are several assignments that were either scheduled to be due during the closure or shortly after. Our staff has reached out to those faculty members to determine the best way forward, and you will receive information about that in a separate correspondence - either from your instructor or your Career Development Specialist.

Online Services Through Eagle Career Net

Georgia Southern University students and alumni have access to a wide variety of online career resources that can be accessed anywhere at any time through Eagle Career Net. We encourage you to utilize these resources, along with our website, to find useful information as you continue your career journey. Please see the link below for instructions on how navigate Eagle Career Net.


Have Your Resume Critiqued Online

By selecting "MyDocs" from the left hand menu, and uploading a resume, your document will be reviewed and returned with customized feedback.


Search for Jobs and Internships

Using "My Jobs" and "My Internships" in the left hand menu will allow you to search for postings screened by our staff from employers around the country.


InterviewStream

This system allows you to conduct virtual mock interviews. Students have the option to create custom interviews by selecting individual questions, or choosing from a wide variety of interviews created based on specific career fields.


Candid Career

Navigate informational interviews from real professionals in careers that interest you.


CareerShift

This platform allows you to search for jobs and internships across the United States and beyond. CareerShift can be a powerful tool if you are having trouble finding jobs or internships through Eagle Career Net.


FOCUS2 Assessment

This online career assessment can be found in the left hand menu of Eagle Career Net. By contacting your Career Development Specialist you can receive an access code to take the assessment at no cost to you. While it is not required, our office highly recommends scheduling an appointment with your Career Development Specialist to process your results. Our office has access to your results through an administrative portal, and we can examine those with you through a scheduled appointment.


Instructions On How To Navigate Eagle Career Net

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Employer and Networking Events

All spring 2020 events have been cancelled. We are in communication with school districts and other employers to determine their preferences for connecting with students in lieu of a traditional in-person career fair. In addition, our office is exploring the use of virtual career fairs. Your Career Development Specialist will provide more information as it becomes available. In addition, your Career Development Specialist can assist you with job search and networking strategies.

In Closing

All of us find ourselves in uncertain and challenging times. Our office is sensitive to the fact that everyone's lives have been disrupted, not just here, but around the world. Staff are working diligently to provide services to you in less than ideal circumstances. Please be patient with us as we continue to work through this situation. More than anything it is our hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy. We look forward to serving you in person once we are able to return to campus.