Career Center braces for spring
The GC Career Center offers a multitude of resources for students to plan their lives after graduation.
“Our main focus is making sure that as students [advance] through Georgia College, they are ready for whatever they plan to transition to when they leave,” said Mary Roberts, director of the Career Center.
Resources include resume review days, mock interview days, job and internship fairs and graduate school planning. Specialized advisers assist students with their career-related needs.
The GC Career Center holds individual and group meetings, including weekly group resume writing workshops every Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and internship search workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Starting the week of Feb. 6, the Career Center will offer mock interview sessions scheduled throughout the month, so students can practice interviewing and receive feedback from career advisors.
“The mock interviews really helped me prepare for and understand how an actual job interview would go,” said senior Abbey Savage, a physics major.
The Career Center offers group meetings to assist more students in less time, but one-on-one meetings with the advisors provide individualized visits for students looking to improve their resumes and interview skills and to make a personalized plan for the future.
“The challenge with a group is that everybody’s personal history and experience is different, and you have specific questions about your resume, about your job search, about your internship search, about where you’re going to go to grad school,” said Roberts. “So those individual meetings are really to help you plan out what you’re going to do, and most people find that to be extremely beneficial.”
Some of its events include job fairs with employers from all over the U.S. looking for GC graduates.
“People think the jobs are local, but that assumption is not true,” said Roberts. “A lot of the opportunities we get are from the outside area. Maybe that recruiter comes from Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean that company is only located in Atlanta.”
Upcoming February events include teacher recruitment day, teacher job interviews with Gwinnett and Fulton County Schools, mock interview days with GC alumni and other employers and a graduate school admission tips and tricks session hosted by the Princeton Review. More information can be found on the Career Center website calendar.
“The Career Center helped me map out how I could use my major regarding a career after college,” said sophomore Mallory Matia, a psychology major.
Students with further questions can make an advising appointment online or stop by Lanier 110 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.