1. Where is the Career Center located and when is it open?
There are two locations. The main Career Center is located on level 5 of the Thomas Cooper Library at the corner of Greene and Sumter streets. Look for the building with the reflection pond in front of it.
A satellite office serves engineering and computing students. It is
located in the Swearingen Engineering Center.
Our hours are 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. We are
also open during most academic breaks, unless the entire University is
2. Whom does the Career Center assist?
We work with all admitted students—any major, any class year. We also assist alumni, employers, faculty, and staff.
3. What does the Career Center do?
We help our clients make informed decisions about majors and/or careers
through individual counseling, career assessments, and workshops. We
also assist our clients with finding hands-on experience, locating full
and part-time employment opportunities, and developing solid job search
4. Do I need an appointment to speak with a staff member?
If you have a quick question, you can drop in for a 10-minute drop-in session
without an appointment. drop-in hours are 1 – 4 pm Monday – Friday. During
summers, exams, and holidays, our hours are modified. Please check our website
if you plan to drop by during these times.
Visitors to the Engineering & Computing Career Center may drop by anytime
between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM to meet with a staff member. No appointment is
necessary; however, if you would like to make an appointment, call (803)
5. I just graduated. Can the Career Center still help me?
The Career Center can help you up to one year after your graduation. After
that point, we can still assist you, but you will be considered an
alumnus and will be charged for services based on our alumni fees.
6. When is the best time to register with the Career Center?
Registration is not required to use the Career Center services, and
there is never a bad time to visit our office. We encourage all
students to take advantage of our services as early as possible.
7. Can the Career Center help me choose my major?
The Career Center doesn’t provide academic advising, but we can
provide resources to help you choose or clarify your major. If you need
help deciding on a major, start by visiting the Career Center during
drop-in hours to speak with a staff member.
8. How can the Career Center help me find a part-time job, internship, co-op, graduate assistantship, or full-time job?
You can start by checking our website for basic job search information,
strategies, and web resources. Then, stop by our office to explore our
Career Library and/or speak with a staff member to help you customize
your job search.
9. Can the Career Center help me with my resume and/or cover letter?
The Career Center provides many resources to assist you with your resume and
cover letter. OptimalResume is an online resume development tool for currently enrolled
students. The Career Library provides books and other resources
as well. Staff members can provide feedback on resumes and cover
letters. Simply print out your resume/cover letter and stop by during
drop-in hours (typically M-F, 1-4 PM) for immediate assistance. No
10. What is Handshake?
Handshake is an Internet-based tool that helps you search for all types
of jobs (part-time jobs, co-ops, internships, and
full-time jobs) and schedule on-campus interviews. To maximize
interview opportunities, graduating students should register with Handshake
at least two semesters before their graduation date.