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The Career Services Office of Georgia Southwestern State University is committed to providing progressive, timely, and comprehensive career services of the highest quality to our students and alumni. Career Services is dedicated to promoting optimal career development to all students and seeks to effectively provide meaningful work experiences in preparation for a global job market.
To accomplish this we:
We encourage you to spend time talking with your student about assessing their skills, abilities, values, and interests, and how to apply these ideas to their career development. Help them to plan their summers to include summer jobs or internships relating to their filed of interest. Encourage them to take an active role in their career planning and in their future.
Where is Career Services and what are the hours?
Career Services is located in the Student Success Center on the third floor in room 3400. The Student Success Center is Building #7 on our linked interactive campus map here. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
How do students find out about Career Services?
Students find out about us through their University 1000 classes, notices of events on campus, in the campus newspaper, the Sou'Wester, through tours, class presentations, and through our website. Check out our website containing comprehensive information and links to employment sites, a calendar of events, and other related information.
What kind of services and resources to you provide?
For a comprehensive look into our services, please click here to learn about our services for students and alumni.
What role can I play as a parent in my child's career development process?
The most important thing you can do as a parent is support your student's career exploration and career choices. Encourage your student to take advantage of all GSW has to offer. Listen, encourage and provide moral support and you will help your student to navigate the career planning process, which can be time-consuming, stressful, and occasionally difficult. The result will be a smooth transition from GSW into the next level of the career process.
When can/should my student begin using the services you offer?
As early in the college experience as possible! Freshman and sophomores benefit immensely as they have more time to explore all options, to plan for and participate in informational interviewing, internships, and career fairs as well as to identify and develop skills.
What happens to GSW students after graduation?
GSW students succeed in a variety of career fields after graduation. Approximately 85% find employment in their chosen field of study. There is always a number of students who are unavailable for employment, who have not yet found full-time employment, or whom we are unable to follow up with.
What do I do if I have more questions?
We are always happy to talk to you and your student about Career Services. Call or e-mail us with your questions, comments, or ideas. Your student may stop by our office or call to set up and appointment for any of our available services. Please click on the following hyperlink to see our student brochure and our JLD Program overview brochure.
For more information on any of our services to you, our employers, and to our students, please click on the following hyperlinks for our Employers Brochure and our JLD Program Brochure for our students.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR NEW ONLINE JOB RESOURCE SYSTEM AT GSW!
This system will allow you to:
For more information and instructions for Hurricane Career Path click HERE.
You can post local full-time, part-time, temporary and internship positions for a single school, free of charge, just follow the instructions for posting. For a fee you can post job opportunities with NACElink at multiple schools.
Looking for qualified candidates to fill your business's vacancies? Take an opportunity to become acquainted with Georgia Southwestern State University and the services our Career Services Office can provide you, the prospective employer. We offer the highest quality students and graduates to meet your employment needs, whether it is full-time, part-time, interns, or temporary employees.
Remember, employers can post local jobs free of charge. Internship, summer, full-time, and education opportunities are posted on the Job Connection Board as well as published on the Jobs Hotline. Please submit job listings at any time by mail, fax, e-mail, or telephone.
We will also advertise your job openings, collect resumes, and forward them to you for your review. Call or email us if you have job openings or looking for resumes.
If you have any questions about our services please contact us.
We invite Employers to Campus for the purpose of interviewing potential employees and recruiting employees for openings with their companies.
We have a Career Resource Room, located in our office that is available for private interviewing. We can set up a table in heavily traveled areas of campus for mass recruitment and interviewing.
If you would like any information about these services contact our office via phone, visit or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will arrange meetings with appropriate faculty and student groups if you wish to discuss your organization and hiring needs. Classroom visits and discussions are encouraged and welcomed.
We have a Career Resource Lab containing annual reports, information on internships and various applications for employment. Also available are company videos, newspapers, and magazines containing employer information along with various career exploration resources.
If you are interested in adding to our Resource Lab or updating existing resources please contact us.
Each spring semester, we will try and bring our students and employers together for a campus-wide Career Fair sponsored by our office. We encourage any employers who wish to participate in future Career Fairs to please call, fax, write, or email us your interest in being put on the invitation list. We will mail you correspondence regarding the Career Fair as soon as we have set the date, time and location for the event.
We have no planned anticipated date for a local Career Fair We will post and advertise once we have a planned local career fair and the date is finalized. Remember to check our Calendar of Events page for updates.
We also welcome employers to campus for impromptu job fairs. Contact our office to make arrangements to set up an individual job fair table on campus.