- Career Prep
Career management starts long before you graduate from the University of South Carolina. As a student, it’s easy to get started on a more successful future.
One of your biggest goals other than earning your diploma? Starting a career path that’ll benefit you for years to come. While you’re a student, we’re already working to help you be as successful as possible once you leave our gates.
Start working with the university's Career Center to give your future a valuable head start. Visit for one-on-one conversations about your interests and goals or connect with career-building internships that can add skills and value to you resume. At South Carolina, we're committed to helping our students and graduates get connected and stay connected.
Students and alumni can further their career skills and job experience with help from the campus-based Career Center. The center has virtual tools as well as a network of locations around campus to assist with career development, job searching, interviews and more.
Plan Your Career
Get expert help understanding your capabilities, interests and strengths, choosing a career, or preparing for a job or graduate school search.
Explore a career through an introductory internship, co-op or part-time job to gather real-world insight about a potential field of interest.
Find a Job
Use Handshake to streamline your job search, apply for open positions and find out about job fairs and events, and to network with employers.
Internships & Income
Among 2020-21 graduates, those who completed an internship earned nearly $7,200 more than students who did not. Over 10 years, that translates into almost $72,000 in earnings. The average salary for those who participated in an internship experience and received full-time employment was more than $56,600.
South Carolina has more than 310,000 living alumni so you can often connect with fellow Gamecocks who are leaders in your chosen profession or working at your targeted employer.
WORK ON CAMPUS
When it comes to jobs, there are many valuable learning opportunities all over campus. Build key workplace skills like professionalism, public speaking and time management while working for an employer that cares about your academic endeavors, too.Student Employment
Launch your tomorrow, today.
South Carolina's friendly campus, prime location, award-winning academics, student-focused services, and loyal alumni are sure to deliver the kind of college experience that’ll benefit you for years to come. Get started on your admissions application right now.Undergraduate Admissions