Office of Career and Program Services
The Office of Career and Program Services assists students in the development of successful opportunities for growth and leadership based on civic engagement, social responsibility and leadership initiatives.
Our annual Career Fair is held early during the spring semester of each year. Many companies and agencies throughout the nation participate in this annual event. Juniors and Seniors are strongly encouraged to attend the fair and provide resumes for recruiters. Sessions preparing students for the career fair are held prior to the event.
Graduate School Fair - October 24, 2012
The annual Graduate School Fair is held during the fall semester of each year.
This fair consists of graduate and professional school recruiters who provide information pertaining to this subject.A Graduate School Forum is held the evening prior to the event.
Recruiter registration forms for both events are available online.
Career Site Visitations
Career site visitations are held often at companies and some graduate schools when opportunities are available. These are essential in providing students with experiential learning opportunities.
Career mentoring opportunities are available through the Office of Career Services. Recruiters, faculty, and staff interested in contacting career mentors may contact the Office of Career Services or complete an application form. Mentoring is a wonderful opportunity for the mentor and the student. An application form is available on our web link.
Internship opportunities are available through the Office of Career and Program Services. It is imperative that students begin the internship process early in their matriculation. Opportunities are available in all areas and come in various components. Many students complete the internship process for academic course requirements while others complete the process for personal growth, securing a position, and financial pursuits.
There are two types of internships:
Non-Paid Internship- An internship which is beneficial in experience without pay. Although the student is unpaid, other benefits are sometimes available and may eventually lead to obtaining a full-time position.
Paid Internship- An internship which offers a stipend or payment during the completion period. These opportunities also lead to leadership growth, development, and positions for those who complete the process.
All students are required to complete internship applications through Career Services. Applications must be approved by a Career Counselor and Academic Advisor.
Academic internships differ depending on school and major. Please contact your Advisor or School Dean prior to beginning and academic scholarship.
Upon completion of the experience, an internship evaluation must be submitted by the internship supervisor.
Career and Program Services receives part-time and full-time job information on a continuous basis. These opportunities are available in a variety of areas and concentrations. Some of our agencies visit the campus for presentations to select students and alumni for positions while others submit information electronically to our area. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the office for assistance in the career search process.
Career profile sheets are essential in assisting a staff member in placing you in a position suitable to individualized needs. Career profile sheets are available online or in the Office of Career and Program Services, located on the first floor of the Charles C. Parlin Student Center.
Professional Development Presentations
Professional Development presentations are essential to success in today’s competitive and global society. Listed below are some of our most popular presentations:
- Dress For Success Fashion Show- Corrective measures for professional dress.
- I ‘ve Got the Job: Employability Skills for Graduates (fall & spring)
- Resume Writing
- The Art of Behavioral Interviews/Mock Interviewing
- Holland’s Self Directed Search Review
- What Can I Gain through Focusing? ( Focus 2 Career Demonstration & Presentation)
- Career classroom sessions- Recruiter based sessions
- Career information session-Recruiters and interns providing career information for students on company history, opportunities and policies
- Preparing for the Career Fair
- Follow Your Career Path…
Community Service Opportunities
Career and Program Services collaborates with other central areas in obtaining volunteer projects for students and alumni. These services are available for a variety of different projects. Occasionally, paid opportunities have been landed. Some of major volunteer projects are as follows:
- BCU Homecoming Parade
- Community Enrichment Tutorial Program
- Election Poll Volunteers
- Annual Charles Cherry Holiday Festival
- Relay for Life/American Cancer Society
- Zora Neale Hurston Festival/Education Day-Eatonville, Florida
- Star Shelter/Halifax Urban Ministries Feeding Program
Career Services Resource Tools
Resource tools are available online and information is also available in the center. Some of our resources are as follows:
- Black Collegian magazine
- Southern Diversity Schools Job Search Journal
- Office of Career Services Monthly Career Guide
- HBCU Career Guide Information
- NACE Publications
- Graduate School Guide 2010
- Kaplan Testing information
Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.
Located on the first floor of the Charles Parlin Student Center
(386) 481-2140 and (386) 481-2143