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!

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.

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.

Experiential Learning

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


Work 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

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 Readiness Competency Sample Behaviors Handout

GNED 201-01

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.

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

Step 1
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.


Step 2
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.


Step 3
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.


Step 4
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.





Healthcare Administration




Research Jobs


Teaching Abroad

  • GMAT | Graduate Management Admissions Test
  • GRE  | Graduate Record Examination
  • LSAT | Law School Admission Test
  • MAT  | Millers Analogies Test
  • MCAT | Medical College Admission Test
  • PCAT | Pharmacy College Admission Test
  • TOEFL | Test of English As a Foreign Language
  • DAT | Dental Admissions Test

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

Mock Interviews

Log into the BucCareer Network

NACE Salary Calculator | Provides reliable salary data for job seekers

Cash Course | Financial tips for students and graduates

Scholarships & Resources for Public Health Students

Physician Assistant Scholarships

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.

To Apply

  1. Submit an Off-Campus Work Study application through the Student Employment webpage under job openings.
  2. An email will be sent to you about setting up an interview time.
  3. Complete the following student forms from the Student Employment webpage:
    • Confidentiality Agreement
    • Direct Deposit Enrollment
    • I-9 Form
    • W-4
  4. Student Employment will call or email you. Take the above forms with you to that meeting.
  5. Complete the Off-Campus FWS Student Training PDF from The Career Center website quick links menu on the right.
  6. Confirm a start date with your site supervisor during the interview.
  7. Confirm a start date with the Career Center after your interview (transportation is required).