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Prepping for post-grad life

The Career Center helps students at every stage of readiness to prepare for what's next. Whether you’re a freshman or senior, there are tons of resources for you to make the most of your college degree. 

Attend a job fair

  • The All Majors Career and Internship Fair opens at Russell House on Tuesday and runs through Thursday (March 19-21). With over 100 companies registered to attend, this is a great chance to see full-time roles, internship opportunities and graduate school programs. You can attend all three days, and casual attire is acceptable.
  • If you're new to career fairs, First Time Tours are available at noon and 1:30 p.m. each day. This is a chance to walk with a career coach and learn how to navigate the fair. This tour is geared to freshmen and sophomores, but all students are welcome to attend. Registration links will be sent in your confirmation email.

Find opportunities

  • Building a network is a great way to learn about job or career opportunities. To help students network and build social capital, the Career Center offers the Mentorship Hub that lets students connect to alumni and practitioners in their fields.
  • Know what you want to do but need funding to support it? The Career Center offers a variety of funding opportunities to support students in internships and co-ops or those seeking professional development opportunities.
  • Want to see outcomes from your major? Check out Gamecock GradStats, a database of the outcomes of over 209,000 alumni. You can track the top employers, starting salaries and individual career paths. 

Sharpen your search and interview skills

  • After you have established your goals, search jobs and internships, message employers and make appointments with a career coach on Handshake.
  • Find resources to explore your career interests and prepare for interviews on the Student Toolbox Trello.
  • Do you have an interview coming up? Practice using Big Interview, an online resource to participate in mock interviews and receive feedback on your performance. 

Good luck, Gamecocks! Remember you are not in this alone. The Career Center offers these and many other resources to help you navigate your career search.