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College of Engineering and Computing


Career Center

Career Guidance

Count on our professional career counselors to guide you through the career preparation process. Our office is conveniently located in the Swearingen Engineering Center, so from writing that first resume to nailing the interview with your next employer, come see how we can help.

The CEC Career Center assists with:

Internships

An internship is a great way for you to apply your classroom knowledge to the practical skills you will develop in an actual professional work setting. Internships usually last the length of a semester and may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid. Our Career Center staff can help you find and secure internships with our employer partners.

Co-ops 

Cooperative education, or co-ops, are outside of the classroom learning experiences that allow students to either work in a professional engineering and computing setting while attending classes full time or to alternate semesters of work with semesters of study. Our staff can help you identify the best option for you.

Externships

The Career Center can arrange externships that allow students to visit with our employer partners to learn about the organization and find out about career opportunities including internships, co-ops and full-time employment.

Part-time Jobs

Real-world experience while you are in school is an important predictor in your success after you graduate. Let us help you find jobs on and off campus!

Employer Information

We host companies in our office to help you learn more about working with their organization. This is a great way to research and network with companies that are hiring.

On-campus Interviews with Employers

We can bring potential employers to you. Some companies interview right here on the UofSC campus.

Career Exploration

Let us help you figure out which jobs are best for you and your skill set. We have numerous resources on hand, such as JobMate, to help in the job search.

Job Fairs

We host two Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) job fairs per year. One is in the Fall, typically in September and the other during the Spring semester, typically in January.

Presentations and Workshops

For your convenience, we conduct classroom workshops and make career-related presentations to student groups on site.

Resume Writing 

A good resume is critical in finding an internship, co-op, research opportunity or a full-time position and our professional staff can assist you with resume writing tips that highlight your qualifications.

Interview Preparation

We will practice with you to improve your interviewing skills. Your resume might get you an interview, but it is the interview that will help you make the most of your opportunity.

Graduate School Preparation

We can help you research the best program to fit your plans and assist you in getting your application packet together.

Exploring Majors and Careers 

Not sure of the right major to choose or curious about what you can do with certain majors? Let us help you match your interests with the educational program that's right for you and your career goals!