Welcome Back Students!

August 20th, 2007

It is time for another exciting year here at the College of Charleston. Is this your first year exploring this sea side college? Or are you in the midst of your collegiate journey? Or, are you beginning the last year before heading onto bigger things? Well, whatever your status here at the College welcome back and I hope you have a great year.

If this is your first time reading the Blog welcome as well. Here at the Career Center we are striving to help and inform you in the way of majors and careers. The world we live in is propelled by technology of all kinds and so we at the Career Center want to meet you in a common ground—the Internet.

On the Blog you will be able to read about issues you may be facing now or will so be facing. Issues including resumes, the job hunt, interviews, choosing a major, and so on. I hope you come back to learn more about navigating your way around the major/career decision process.

And please make comments and/or questions! We want your feedback. I want to know what you think about the different issues that will be featured on this site. Plus you may have the bit of advice for your fellow students that will help them succeed. So make a statement or question below.

Look At These Great Websites!

August 6th, 2007

The Career Center’s website features a lot of great online resources for you to use during the career and major decision process. But have you ever actually looked at any of them? Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Indeed– A great resource for when you are trying to find a job but do not want to go to hundreds of different websites to hunt. You type in your job title or keyword and the location you want it to be and Indeed does the searching for you. It searches in the various job websites on the Internet including Career Builder, Monster.com, numerous newspapers, and different associations. But don’t rely completely on this search engine for your job hunt.
  • The Charleston Job Network– This is a great place to find jobs (full and part-time) around the Charleston area.
  • Career Zone– Explore different careers. Some even have great videos you can look at for a more in depth look.
  • Grad Schools– Need to know what graduate schools offer the program you want go to Grad Schools. They offer an overview of the programs plus have links to a lot of great graduate schools.

These were only the tip of a very large iceberg. Go to our Helpful Web Links page http://www.cofc.edu/~career/helpfulweblinks.html to find more online resources.

Do you have any websites you would recommend? Share them with us in the comments!