Alumni Career Services

Alumni Career Services

Welcome to Alumni Career Services at University Career Services. Our staff of professionals are dedicated to assist you with a number of options to help you advance in your chosen career path. With the ever-developing economy, we understand the importance of connections and preparation to meet the changing times. We encourage you to view the list of options available for continuing your pursuit of your passion. We offer GSU Alumni two levels of service, Tiers I and II.

You are welcome to visit University Career Services at 66 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located on the 2nd Floor of the University Center, Room 260.

For either level of service, we must verify GSU Alumni status, for which a unique verification card will be issued. To do this, you must submit specific information regarding your GSU program of study using the Inquiry Form . We do not mail these cards – they must be picked up in person. We ask that you present this card each time a service is requested, along with a government-issued picture ID.

Note: UCS will provide Tier I and Tier II services to recent GSU graduates (alumni), up to one year out, at no fee. The Alumni Career Services program fee will be assessed after this one year “grace period.”  See below for details.

We look forward to seeing you!

For Job Seekers and Career Changers


Tier I: Proceed to Tier II if you want access to the online job board or one-on-one assistance.
Free Career Services for GSU Alumni
Getting Started
You are welcome to walk-in at any time during our normal business hours to use our online and book resources. Stay abreast of upcoming events and weekly visit www.gsu.edu/career. There is no fee for Tier I services. Please complete the Inquiry Form and select Tier I, in advance to coming in to University Career Services. This way we can verify your Alumni status in advance and provide you with your Alumni Career Services card on your first visit, which will allow you to access to Tier I services.

Note:This service is best for those who do not wish to receive one-on-one assistance from a UCS staff person. Tier I does not include access to the online job board Panther Career Net, résumé reviews or career advising or counseling. If you need these services, we recommend Tier II below.

  • Alumni Career Services Verification Card
  • Career Resource Center access – includes use of computers and book resources; excludes résumé/cv reviews
  • Job Club membership
  • Admission into all Career Fairs, Showcases, and Information Sessions
  • Admission into all Career Development and Job Preparation Workshops


Getting Started
All Tier II services require you to complete the Inquiry Form. Inquiry Form. Our staff will verify your alumni status within 72 hours (typically within 24 hours during the work week) and send a welcome email. Please note all payments must be processed before individualized services can be rendered. The fee for Tier II services is $75/year.

Note: UCS will provide Tier II services to recent GSU graduates (alumni), up to one year out, at no fee. The Alumni Career Services program fee for Tier II services will be assessed after this one year “grace period.” Services that carry over past this one year date require the $75 Tier II fee payment.
$75 Fee For GSU Alumni*

  • Alumni Career Services Tier II Card and lapel pin
  • Individualized Résumé and CV reviews
  • Individualized interview skills training (mock and virtual)
  • Career assessments including interpretation (MBTI and/or Strong only)
  • Individualized career counseling and job search coaching
  • Individualized graduate and professional school planning assistance
  • Email notification of career events
  • Access to Panther Career Net – GSU’s online job board for students and alumni (Link)
  • Admission to on-campus interviews
  • Alumni Job Club – a specialized club only for GSU Alumni

No Alumni Career Services fee will be assessed if you are a recent GSU graduate. “Recent” is defined as up to one year out from your recent GSU graduation date. Services that carry over past this one year date require fee payment. The fee is $75 for Tier II services.NOTE: The $75 Alumni Career Services program fee does not enroll a person into the GSU Alumni Association – that is a separate fee and membership. Contact Alumni Association for details.

To enroll in Tier II Services, please complete the Inquiry Form

FAQs

Who is eligible to enroll in Alumni Career Services at GSU?

This program is only for GSU Alumni who have completed a GSU program of study and have earned a certificate or degree from GSU. Verification of Alumni status is required for enrollment, hence the Inquiry Form.

I graduated from GSU seven months ago. Do I have to pay the $75 fee to use Alumni Career Services?

No. You are eligible to receive services up to one year past your recent GSU graduation date, at no cost. You do want to enroll in the program, however, as we will provide you with special event notifications and such.. When the one year passed, you must pay the fee.

Do I have to be enrolled in the Alumni Association to enroll in the Alumni Career Services program?

No. Alumni are only required to have completed a course of study at GSU and earn a degree or certificate. This will be verified at time of processing your Tier I or Tier II enrollment. This is why completing the Inquiry Form is important; we use the submitted information to verify status.

If Alumni Career Services isn’t part of the Alumni Association, how is it connected to GSU?

The Alumni Career Services program is administered by University Career Services, a department of the Division of Student Affairs at GSU. University Career Services serves prospective students, enrolled students, and alumni.

How do I get access to Panther Career Net (online job board)?

Tier II services will grant you full access to search and apply for job postings on Panther Career Net.

Do you have a package plan for family?

No. The Alumni Career Services program is only for GSU Alumni and does not include services for family. University Career Services does offer a separate Prospective Student Career Services program for individuals considering GSU as their choice of educational institution. Contact UCS for more information: 404-413-1820.

Can I pay for my membership over the phone?

No. At this time, we are only accepting payments through an online payment link after your completed course of study has been verified.

Can I switch from Tier I to Tier II during the year?

Yes. If you switch, you will need to remit the $75 fee and then your enrollment date will be reset to the date when we process your fee. We will issue you a new Alumni Career Services card that provides access to Tier II services.

What are the hours of Alumni Career Services?

The hours for the program are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Some special events may occur outside of these hours and are always published. UCS is currently not able to provide “after hours” appointments, beyond 5:15 p.m.

I live far from Georgia State University. Can I use the service?

Alumni Career Services is currently only available for GSU Alumni who can personally visit University Career Services, which is located on the 2nd Floor of the University Center, Room 260, at Georgia State University. We are, however, in the early exploration phase of offering distance services but do not have a launch date set. Distance services would be for Tier II users.

How many times can I have an individualized career counseling session?

If you choose Tier II services, the sessions are unlimited, but typically scheduled at most once a week. Session duration may be less frequent (once a month, or simply several meetings); this is something you will discuss with the staff member assisting you. Tier II services are available during the year of Tier II activation only. Tier II can be renewed. If you choose Tier I services, you will not have access to individualized services.

Are there any individual charges for specific services?

No. All services in each Tier are a complete package.

What are the limits of service?

1. University Career Services (UCS), while desiring to provide services to all GSU Alumni, may only be able to provide limited services and resources for some requests. This has to do with UCS not being able to offer specialized services for some academic areas. In such cases, UCS will provide referrals as needed and will discuss our service limitation in advance to registering for services, based on information provided on the Inquiry Form .

2. Alumni Career Services is currently only available for GSU Alumni who can personally visit University Career Services, which is located on the 2nd Floor of the University Center, Room 260, at Georgia State University.

3. UCS does not provide any mental health counseling services and such service requests cannot be honored and we will assist with referrals into the community.

4. This program is only for GSU Alumni who have completed a program of study and have earned a certificate or degree from GSU.

5. The program is not a community service for the general public; community members will be referred into the community. Community is defined as non-GSU and the general public.

Law Alumni?

Go to: Law Career Services
UCS does not offer specialized JD Alumni career services.

RCB Alumni?

Go to: http://robinson.gsu.edu/career/alumni/index.html
UCS does not offer specialized RCB Alumni career services.

If you have any further questions, please call Andrea Holyfield, Alumni Career Services Coordinator at 404-413-1973.

Service Limits

1. University Career Services (UCS), while desiring to provide services to all GSU Alumni who seek assistance with their career planning, may only be able to provide limited services and resources for some requests. This has to do with UCS not being able to offer specialized services for some academic areas. In such cases, UCS will provide referrals as needed and will discuss our service limitation in advance to registering for services, based on information provided on the Inquiry Form.

2. It is possible UCS may need to refer a registered Tier II user to an outside service and/or terminate services.  If this occurs within the first three months of a user’s registration and payment for Tier II services, a full refund of the $75.00 will be provided.  If this determination occurs after the first 3 months and the user has already used services, a refund may not be provided.  While not an exhaustive list, such referral/termination situations would typically arise when:

a. A user has had three or more “no-shows” for scheduled appointments with staff (a

“no show” is defined as missing a scheduled appointment without advance

notification of at least 24 hours); and/or

b. UCS determines that the user is not benefitting from the services provided by UCS;

and/or

c. The user is not following through with the career development assignments, career

exploration tasks, or recommendations of the staff; and/or,

d. The user is disruptive to the function of the service and/or the UCS office.

3. Alumni Career Services is currently only available for GSU Alumni who can personally visit University Career Services, which is located on the 2nd Floor of the University Center, Room 260, at Georgia State University.

4. UCS does not provide any mental health counseling services and such service requests cannot be honored and we will assist with referrals into the community.

5. This program is only for GSU Alumni who have completed a program of study and have earned a certificate or degree from GSU.

6. The program is not a community service for the general public; community members will be referred into the community. Community is defined as non-GSU and the general public.

7.  Membership in the Alumni Association does not provide access to Alumni Career Services.   The Alumni Career Services program, which is administered by University Career Services, is not associated with the GSU Alumni Association.  University Career Services is a department of the Division of Student Affairs at Georgia State University.

 

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