The Office of Career Services provides career-related services to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni. Programs and services are offered to promote the transition from education to the world of work through instruction and assistance in areas such as selecting a major, career exploration and assessment, graduate school decisions, the search for meaningful career employment, and more. In addition, local, regional, and national jobs are posted through the office, as well as opportunities in experiential education through part-time, summer, internships and cooperative work.
Specific services within Career Services include the following:
- Unlimited one-on-one appointments and numerous group workshops to address all aspects of the career development process and job search.
- Electronic postings of employment opportunities targeting North Georgia students and alumni through The Saint Job Board.
- Assistance to students and alumni in conducting self-directed employment searches through use of both traditional and electronic means, including internet access to various job bulletins, state and federal job listings, and specialized web sites such as TeachGeorgia, the Georgia Career Information Center, and more.
- Career Fairs for students to interact one on one with representatives from business and industry, health sciences, the physical and natural sciences, government, social services, graduate/professional schools, and more.
- On-campus recruiting program, whereby employers provide information sessions, host information tables, and conduct on-site interviews.
- Access to the Georgia Career Information Center, an online system providing data on specific occupations in Georgia, including information on qualifications, educational requirements, salaries, and the projected growth of occupations. This program also provides self-assessments and information on career planning, graduate education opportunities, and more.
- The Strong Interest Inventory self-assessment tool, available to students as a part of an individual appointment. This resource, offered free of charge, can help students make important career and educational decisions.
The Career Center Library houses information for the exploration of particular companies or government agencies. Also available are books and tip sheets on majors, careers, international opportunities, the job search, resume development, interview techniques and questions, appropriate business correspondences, the graduate school search, and more. Tip sheets and other career resources are also available on the office's website at www.northgeorgia.edu/careerservices.