As a key part of Georgia State’s Quality Enhancement Plan, we aim to make career preparedness a large part of a student’s academic pursuits. The College to Career initiative develops curricular enhancements that help students become aware of career competencies, connect those competencies to the work they do in their major and demonstrate their proficiency of transferable skills.
University Career Services (UCS) is your partner in helping students find their professional paths. Find out who the liaison is for your college or school by contacting Lorie Durant, Associate Director of Career Development, or calling 404-413-1829.
Students can use robust resources along their professional path. With Handshake, students can connect with thousands of employers hiring for full-time, part-time, internship and co-op positions.
- Students can request an appointment using Handshake.
- We highly recommend that students create and maintain a LinkedIn profile.
Handshake connects students with 5,000+ employers hiring for full-time, part-time, internship and co-op positions.
SkillsFirst (formerly known as Optimal Resume) allows students to quickly create impressive, professional resumes and cover letters as well as short training videos to show potential employers why they’re the best job candidate.
What Can I Do with This Major? It’s a question students might ask themselves, but it’s also an online search tool topic that will help them understand the broad range of careers that correspond to any major.
CareerShift - is a search tool that returns results from several career sites and job boards. Students can save and organize jobs within a specified search criterion.
O'NET a program from the Department of Labor is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Students can use this to research which jobs are predicted to have strong growth.
University Career Services (UCS) offers presentations on topics related to developing a professional path. Make your requests as early as possible to get your preferred time. Presentation requests are granted based on availability of staff.
Faculty and staff can request presentations on:
- UCS Resources
- Resume/Cover Letter Writing
- Choosing a Major
- Professional Networking
- Internships & Co-ops
- Searching for Jobs
- Preparing for Graduate School
If you need to miss a class, let UCS fill in. We’ll teach a 45-minute overview of planning a professional path, and we’ll take attendance, too. Call 404-413-1829. Let us know at least two weeks in advance, and we’ll do our best to be there.
Let us know how we can partner with you. Have something coming up with a professional focus? Give us a call at 404-413-1829 to talk about how we can work together and support you.