FAQ

1. Where is the Career Center located and when is it open?
There are two locations.  The main Career Center is located on the 6th floor of the H. William Close Building at the corner of Pendleton and Barnwell streets. Look for the building with the flags. 

A satellite office serves engineering and computing students.  It is located in the Swearingen Engineering Center.  

Our hours are 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. We are also open during most academic breaks, unless the entire University is closed.

2. Whom does the Career Center assist?
We work with all admitted students—any major, any class year. We also assist alumni, employers, faculty, and staff.

3. What does the Career Center do?
We help our clients make informed decisions about majors and/or careers through individual counseling, career assessments, and workshops. We also assist our clients with finding hands-on experience, locating full and part-time employment opportunities, and developing solid job search skills.

4. Do I need an appointment to speak with a staff member?
If you have a quick question, you can drop in for a 10-minute drop-in session without an appointment. drop-in hours are 1 – 4 pm Monday – Friday. During summers, exams, and holidays, our hours are modified. Please check our website if you plan to drop by during these times.

Visitors to the Engineering & Computing Career Center may drop by anytime between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM to meet with a staff member. No appointment is necessary; however, if you would like to make an appointment, call (803) 777-1949.

5. I just graduated. Can the Career Center still help me?
The Career Center can help you up to one year after your graduation. After that point, we can still assist you, but you will be considered an alumnus and will be charged for services based on our alumni fees.

6. When is the best time to register with the Career Center?
Registration is not required to use the Career Center services, and there is never a bad time to visit our office. We encourage all students to take advantage of our services as early as possible.

7. Can the Career Center help me choose my major?
The Career Center doesn’t provide academic advising, but we can provide resources to help you choose or clarify your major. If you need help deciding on a major, start by visiting the Career Center during drop-in hours to speak with a staff member.

8. How can the Career Center help me find a part-time job, internship, co-op, graduate assistantship, or full-time job?
You can start by checking our website for basic job search information, strategies, and web resources. Then, stop by our office to explore our Career Library and/or speak with a staff member to help you customize your job search.

9. Can the Career Center help me with my resume and/or cover letter?
The Career Center provides many resources to assist you with your resume and cover letter.  OptimalResume is an online resume development tool for currently enrolled students.  The Career Library provides books and other resources as well.  Staff members can provide feedback on resumes and cover letters. Simply print out your resume/cover letter and stop by during drop-in hours (typically M-F, 1-4 PM) for immediate assistance. No appointment needed.

10. What is JobMate?
JobMate is an Internet-based tool that helps you search for all types of jobs (part-time jobs, internships, graduate assistantships, and full-time jobs) and schedule on-campus interviews. To maximize interview opportunities, graduating students should register with JobMate at least two semesters before their graduation date.