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How Does The Career Center Office Assist Alumni?

Career Assessment and Advice
Many alumni contact the Career Center for resources and information regarding exploring their career options. The Career Center provides the following services to College of Charleston alumni at no cost: 
  • Administration and interpretation of career-related interest inventories and personality assessments (Strong Interest Inventory and Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator). Appointment required.
  • Individual appointments with a staff member to discuss career options and concerns
  • Written and online resources for information about availability of jobs, salary statistics and industry trends
  • Information on graduate schools admission and application requirements
  • Access to the Career Mentor Network to conduct informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest.

The Career Mentor Network is maintained on CISTERNonline - contact the Career Center to obtain a username and password.

Resume Critiques
Resume critiques are available by appointment by calling 843-953-5692, or contact us for more information.

Job Search Resources
All of the following resources are available to College of Charleston Alumni at no cost:

  • Access to CISTERNonline, a web based system allowing you to search for and view jobs and publish your resume to a Web Resume Book within the system to be viewable by participating employers. To request an account in CISTERNonline, contact our office.
  • Career Fairs. A campus wide Career & Graduate School Expo is held each fall, and FutureQuest is held each spring in conjunction with The Citadel and Charleston Southern University. Education Career Fairs are held in the fall and spring semesters to connect students/alumni with participating school districts. Alumni who wish to attend our Career Fairs as job seekers do NOT have to pre-register. Please do check our home page for specific details about the Career Fairs, and view the list of participants in order to be aware of the organizations scheduled to attend and the types of positions for which they are recruiting. This information is updated often prior to each fair.
  • On-campus interviews. Interview opportunities are available for alumni who have graduated in the immediate past semester. In some instances, alumni other than recent graduates may be eligible to participate in on-campus interviews if slots are available. These situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Credential files. This service is available for alumni who wish to maintain official documents, such as letters of reference or college transcripts, on file. These files would be sent to potential employers or graduate schools upon your request.
  • Individual appointments for resume advice/critiques, discussion of job search strategies, or any related concerns.
  • The CareerResourceCenter. The Career Center's resources contain information regarding resume and job search correspondence, salaries, employment trends, job/employer information, and much more.
  • Videotaped practice interviews. Appointments may be scheduled in order for you to sharpen your interview skills.
  • Internet Resources.

As An Alum, How Can You Assist The Career Center?

The Career Center offers a variety of ways for College of Charleston Alumni to share their knowledge and experience to help current students in their career decision-making. Here are some of the ways in which you can help the Career Center:

Serve as a Mentor through the Career Mentor Network
The Career Mentor Network, available through CISTERNonline, the Career Center's web based career management system, is designed to provide College of Charleston students and alumni seeking career advice and direction with the opportunity to contact professionals (C of C alumni and others) for advice and information regarding careers, employers, geographic regions, and the job search process in general.

Your participation simply involves submitting information online about your academic background and professional experience. You have complete control in choosing your level of involvement, the type of mentoring activity you would be willing to provide, and the contact method you would prefer students to use.

To register with the Career Center as an Alumni Career Mentor please contact the the Career Center for additional information.

Post jobs and/or internship opportunities

  • Post job and/or internship opportunities in your organization for College of Charleston students.
  • Contact the Human Resources department in your place of employment or business regarding recruiting at the College of Charleston.
  • For more information and details on how to post an internship for College of Charleston students, click here.
  • To post a part-time or full-time job opportunity, click here.

Become a Volunteer for Career Center Events

  • No matter where you live, you can volunteer to conduct mock interviews, host a tour of your workspace, provide externship or shadowing opportunities, or serve as a panelist/presentor.

To indicate your interest in becoming a volunteer for any of these services, please contact our office.

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