The Career Center
Student Center, 1st Floor
9200 University Blvd., N. Charleston, SC 29406
Your career journey begins here
It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning your college career or looking for a job postgraduation, allow us to provide you some handy resources for the journey!
- Career Expos
Job expos and career fairs can be critical tools for job search success whether job-seekers use them to get internships or jobs, or whether job-seekers use them as a networking tool for future employment. Our twice yearly career expos are designed to connect students and grads with local and national recruiters from a variety of businesses and graduate schools to discuss employment and grad programs.
- Volunteer Fairs
The Volunteer Fairs provide a venue for students to connect with multiple community volunteer opportunities. Charleston Southern University provides opportunities for the campus to participate in two areas of civic engagement: service learning and community service. CSU students track their volunteer hours and print a Service Transcript through Buc Service on MyCSU.
- The Career Center posts internship positions from local, national, and international organizations on the BucCareer Network. Businesses post and update internship positions and their status on a daily basis. Revisit the BucCareer Network list of available internships regularly for the most current listings. Additional internship opportunities are available.
Beginning with the entering class of 2018-2019, all students graduating from Charleston Southern University are required to complete one Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) as part of the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI). In order to satisfy this requirement, students must successfully complete one course earning a minimum of one credit hour with an ELR designation. This designation is noted in the course description. ELR classes include internships, clinicals, practicums, field courses, travel courses, applied learning, or career planning courses, among others.
To inquire about setting up an internship, contact Dr. Melissa Parker at email email@example.com.
BenefitsWork experience is a vital part of career preparation, and internships provide students with experiences which integrate academic studies and professional interests. You have the opportunity to learn through productive work experiences in a field related to your career goal.
- Acquire essential practical skills in a professional setting
- Investigate full-time job leads in the future
- Develop professional and personal skills
- Make informed career decisions
- Begin the process of networking with potential employers
- Apply theories learned in the classroom to a real world setting
- Ease the transition from student to professional
- Career Readiness Competencies
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE, 2021),
“career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core
competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the
workplace and lifelong career management.” To become career ready, students
should aspire to attain the following eight career competencies during their
academic journey: career and self-development, communication, critical thinking, equity and inclusion, leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and technology. Learn more about these eight competencies.
- Career Planning Seminar Course
GNED 201 – Career Planning Seminar
(1 hour) Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior students are encouraged to enroll. This course is designed to help students create a professional profile, develop effective career planning skills, develop self-marketing skills through Mock Interviews, create a winning portfolio, learn business etiquette, learn networking skills, salary negotiation and learn effective job search skills. Final grade is calculated into student GPA. The course is offered each fall and spring semester. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
- What can I do with my major?
Are you trying to connect majors with careers? Select CSU undergraduate majors below that interest you to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
Visit the BucCareer Network eBook Library page for more information about listed majors and related careers.
You may also find the following helpful:
O*Net | Occupational Information Network
Occupational Outlook Handbook | U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- How to choose a major
Know Yourself: How do your interests, abilities, skills and values relate to the career or major? Your personality will have a major impact on what careers you succeed in and find rewarding. This step is often overlooked but is very important in the decision-making process.
Understand the World of Work: What occupations are actually out there? How do they relate to your major? With more than 22,000 job titles in the United States alone, it is difficult to answer this question without gathering some information. Many individuals have embarked on satisfying career paths they never would have known existed unless they did some research.
Evaluate Your Information: Now what do you do with the information you have gathered from the first two steps? How did the occupations you looked into relate to skills and interest? Which career areas continue to interest you? As you answer these questions, you can start to concentrate on a few areas.
Check It Out: How will you really know if you will like a certain career? It’s time to check it out. Take classes in areas of interest. Talk to professionals in those fields. Get some kind of related experience, such as an internship, summer job, part-time job or volunteer position.
- Career Exploration & Assessments
- General Job Search
- BucCareer Network | Internships, part & full-time jobs updated daily
- AcademicInvest.com | Entry level jobs & help for grad school
- Career Bliss
- Career Builder
- Career Journal
- Career OneStop
- Computer Jobs
- Employment Crossing
- Getting Hired
- Global Choices
- Inside Jobs
- Marketing Jobs
- Norfolk Southern
- Onewire Accounting Jobs
- TMX Finance
- Specific Industry Job Search
- Baptist Press
- Campus Crusade for Christ
- Christian Ministry in the National Parks
- Christian Performing Art
- Midwestern Baptist Theological
- Southern Baptist Convention
- The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- American International Health Alliance
- American Public Health Association
- Locum Tenens
- Public Health Jobs
- Science Careers
- Traveling Nurse
- Weatherby Healthcare
- World Health Organization
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Government Jobs.com
- Govt Jobs.com
- Military Hire
- USA Jobs.gov
- BMW Careers
- Honda Careers
- Low Country Classifieds
- SC Employment Security Commission Jobs
- SC Job Fairs
- International Job Search
- 4 International Careers & Jobs
- American Chambers of Commerce Abroad – United States Chamber of Commerce
- Careerjet – Jobs in 50 Countries Worldwide
- DevNet Jobs
- Employment Links for Overseas – Victoria University of Wellington
- Global Student Experience
- International Job Opportunities – The Riley Guide
- Job Vacancies – International Organizations
- Monster Global Gateway
- Overseas Digest
- Study Abroad
- Transitions Abroad
- Working Abroad
- Work Abroad – University of Michigan
- Becoming a Teacher – Department of Defense
- Dave’s ESL Cafe
- International Schools Services
- O Hayo Sensei (Teaching Jobs in Japan)
- Overseas Placement Service for Educators – University of Northern Iowa
- Teach Abroad – Council on International Educational Exchange
- Teaching Overseas – U.S. Department of State
- Temporary & Staffing Agencies
- Grad Programs, Tips & General Info
- Graduate & Professional Exams
- Graduate Exam Fee Waivers
Fee waivers may be available for college students who meet eligibility criteria. Click the links below to find out more.
- Resume Critique
Log onto the BucCareer Network
- Interview Prep
Log into the BucCareer Network
- Salary & Financial Info
NACE Salary Calculator | Provides reliable salary data for job seekers
Cash Course | Financial tips for students and graduates
- Off-Campus Work-Study Experience
Check your Financial Aid Award status on My CSU. If you are a full-time, undergraduate student at Charleston Southern University and have been awarded Federal Work-Study, we encourage you to apply for an off-campus position with one of our nonprofit business and education partners.
- Submit an Off-Campus Work Study application through the Student Employment webpage under job openings.
- An email will be sent to you about setting up an interview time.
- Complete the following student forms from the Student Employment webpage:
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Direct Deposit Enrollment
- I-9 Form
- Student Employment will call or email you. Take the above forms with you to that meeting.
- Complete the Off-Campus FWS Student Training PDF from The Career Center website quick links menu on the right.
- Confirm a start date with your site supervisor during the interview.
- Confirm a start date with the Career Center after your interview (transportation is required).
- Job Resources
- Entrepreneur Resources
Resources for veteran entrepreneurs including mentoring program, access to loan funding, workshops and conferences
- Student Aid for Veterans