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The central office for University Career Services (UCS) houses the comprehensive career center for the campus with programs, services, information, and counseling to assist students with career decisions, as well as preparation for and implementation of successful job and graduate /professional school searches. The central UCS office works with undergraduate and graduate students from the first year on campus through the one year anniversary of their graduation. Alumni beyond a year of graduation may enroll in Alumni Career Services, a program also housed within the office (Note: an Alumni Career Services fee is associated with some services). Students from all majors and areas of study, from all class levels, and from all colleges, are served.
Career Development services are available by appointment. Individual and group sessions are offered, always with the goal of helping students and alumni connect their passion and purpose with career opportunities. The career counselors also provide career assessments, which aid students in exploring career possibilities based on values, interests, and personality.
Workshops, information and career counselors are available to help students and alumni with their career exploration and assess their individual talents, skills, and interests, and to set career goals. Programs and materials, employer panels, employer information sessions, and career fairs provide up-to-date information for use in exploring careers and researching employers.
Through the Employer Relations team, University Career Services has programs and services that connect students, alumni, and employers for internship and career opportunities, as well as employment to meet expenses while attending school. Regular workshops, employer events such as mock interviews and résumé critique days, and online information help students prepare résumés, and develop interviewing and other job search skills.
The Graduate and Professional School Planning program assists students exploring advanced degree opportunities, either here at Georgia State University or at another campus within the United States or abroad. This program has materials to assist students in researching programs as well as support in making application. This program also sponsors the fall Graduate and Professional School Fair, which brings graduate school recruiters from across the country to meet interested Georgia State students.
The Career Resource Center (CRC) is the central point of contact for students and contains workstations with access to online career guidance, job postings, graduate/professional school information, and employer research databases.
Drop-In Hours is a walk-in resume and c.v. review service, available Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is needed and students are seen on a first-come first-serve basis. During drop-in hours, students may work on their resumes and cover letters, ask questions regarding major selection, job search and related career questions.
All Georgia State University students have an account on Handshake (gsu.joinhandshake.com), a web-based career management system utilized by students, employers and the career services staff. Handshake is free to all enrolled students. Activation of the account (completing a profile and uploading a resume if seeking employment) provides 24/7 on- and off-campus access to many of the Career Resource Center’s online resources, as well as easy application to jobs, and information about career events and employers. Activation requires use of one’s campus ID and password and can be done remotely.
For more information on career counseling, career assessment, career exploration, graduate and professional school planning, internship and career opportunities, and job search support, visit the central office of University Career Services in 270 Student Center West or call 404-413-1820 or visit the website at career.gsu.edu.