The Loop

Faculty Edition

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MEET THE CAREER CENTER!

The Career Center is excited to present our first Faculty E-Newsletter. At the beginning of every semester we will be sending an E-Newsletter with our calendar of events and up-to-date information you need to know to stay on the loop with our office.
Get to know the Career Center Team!


University Career Center | 110 Lanier Hall | 478-445-5384 | career.center@gcsu.edu

www.gcsu.edu/career


In this semester's issue:

  • Career Planning Milestones
  • Don't Cancel Class! Let the Career Center Fill In For You!
  • Career Center Student & Alumni Appointment Services
  • Tell Your Students About Career Connection
  • Employer Relations & Internship Team
  • Calendar Of Events For The Semester

CAREER PLANNING MILESTONES

Are you looking for ways to encourage more of your students to plan ahead for internships, jobs, and graduate school? Consider adding an out of class Career Planning Milestones assignment to your Spring 2018 syllabi. Assignments include out of class activities such as resume reviews or mock interviews with the Career Center. To get started, contact Mary Roberts (mary.roberts@gcsu.edu) or Dwayne Peterson (dwayne.peterson@gcsu.edu). We encourage all undergraduate programs to include the Career Planning Milestones as part of the academic experience.


The Career Planning Milestones program is a campus wide initiative that guides undergraduate students of all majors and career goals through a set of benchmarks during their entire time at Georgia College. Career planning is a life-long process and should begin early in a student’s college career to ensure that students achieve satisfying career outcomes after graduation and throughout their lives. Georgia College expects undergraduate students to complete activities such as a career assessment, resume review, mock interview (with a career planning component), and LinkedIn prior to graduation. We believe that these activities benefit all students as they pursue internship, full-time job, graduate school, and other career, leadership, and scholastic opportunities.
The Career Planning Milestones are a part of GC Journeys (Georgia College’s LEAP initiative).

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DON’T CANCEL CLASS! LET THE CAREER CENTER FILL IN FOR YOU!

If you are planning to cancel class this semester, invite the Career Center instead! We would love to visit your class and work with your students. We have a number of workshops, and topics we could go over with your class and they can benefit from it.


You can request a class presentation by completing our online form. We ask that you give us at least 2 weeks advance notice so that we can ensure that we have a staff member available. Class presentations are typically one-hour and focus on topics such as resume writing, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, job/internship/graduate school search, professionalism, and career fair preparation.

CAREER CENTER STUDENT & ALUMNI APPOINTMENT SERVICES

The Career Center works with all undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni regardless of major or career goal. Our team of professional career advisors are available to meet with students and alumni on a variety of professional development needs as they work towards internships, graduate school, and/or careers. It is our goal to ensure GC students are competitive in their pursuits. It is never too early for students to meet with a career advisor and begin working on their professional development. Students can make appointments online in Unify or by contacting our office.

Reasons for meeting with a career advisor include:

  • Strategic career planning

  • Exploring careers

  • Interpretation of a career assessment to explore career paths and options

  • Choosing a major or minor

  • Resume, CV, or cover letter writing

  • Job, graduate school, internship, and summer research search strategy and application assistance

  • Mock interviews/Interviewing preparation

  • Internship information

  • Networking and/or LinkedIn assistance

  • Salary negotiation support

  • Job or internship offer evaluation

  • Employer networking opportunities

  • Personal statement/essay reviews

  • Obtaining career information handouts and resources

TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT CAREER CONNECTION

Career Connection is GC’s #1 tool for job and internship searching and is the website that connects students to employers. The Career Center posts jobs (full-time and part-time) and internships in Career Connection daily receiving hundreds each month from local, regional, and national employers. Through Career Connection, students can also...

  • Access a calendar of career fairs and events, an Employer Directory (with information on thousands of employers), and a library of career development resources.

  • Use InterviewStream, an online practice interview system

  • Upload their resume to be added to resume books accessible by employers who wish to recruit GC students

  • Report an internship for credit within specific majors

All students can access their Career Connection account simply by clicking the Career Connection-Student link in Unify.

EMPLOYER RELATIONS & INTERNSHIP TEAM

The Employer Relations (ER) team in the Career Center works directly with employers to help

bridge the gap between students looking for internships/jobs and employers looking to fill those positions. The ER team supports employer recruitment efforts through career fairs, employer resume review and mock interview days, information sessions, resume collections, the posting of opportunities through Career Connection, and more. In addition to working with current employers in our database, the ER team works to increase new employer engagement through employer outreach efforts, including emails, phone calls, conferences, and LinkedIn.

As we work to increase employer engagement with the university, please don’t hesitate to contact Josey Cameron, Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Internships (josey.cameron@gcsu.edu), with current employer relationships you may have that could benefit students as well as ideas or questions.

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UPCOMING CAREER FAIRS AND EVENTS

  • Nursing & Health Career Expo
    January 22| Health Sciences Building |11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Teacher Recruitment Day
    February 2| Magnolia Ballroom | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Information Technology Career Fair
    February 7 | Magnolia Ballroom |9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Summer Camp Job Fair
    February 14 | Donahoo Lounge | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Media & Communication Interview Day
    February 21| Magnolia Ballroom |10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Careers in Science, Engineering, & Math Panel
    March 6 | Donahoo | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Career & Internship Expo
    March 7| Magnolia Ballroom | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Statewide Career Fair
    April 18 | Atlanta, Cobb Galleria Center | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

UPCOMING MEET-UPS

  • Full Time Job Search Strategies
    January 31, February 1, March 27, March 28
    Career Resource Room 140 Lanier | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • LinkedIn
    February 27, March 13
    Career Resource Room 140 Lanier | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • LinkedIn Job Searching Secrets
    April 20
    Career Resource Room 140 Lanier | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    April 26
    Career Resource Room 140 Lanier | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Graduate Admissions Test Help w/ Princeton Review
    February 15
    Career Resource Room 140 Lanier | 1:30pm - 3:30pm

UPCOMING RESUME REVIEW DAYS

  • Resume Review Days
    January 29, January 30, March 5, April 11
    110 Lanier Hall | 10am - 4pm
    Stop by for a 15 minute resume review
  • Herty Hall Drop-In Hours: Resume/CVs, REU, & Grad School Reviews
    January 23 and February 20
    252 Herty Hall | 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    February 5 and April 16
    252 Herty Hall | 10am - 12pm
  • Mock Interview Days
    February 15, March 14, March 29, April 3, April 19, April 25
    110 Lanier Hall | 10am - 4pm
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