The Career Center provides recources for students and alumni

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Located on the second floor of the Lightsey Center in room 216, the Career Center offers resources for students and alumni to explore their skills and interests. (Photo by Mackenzie Hoisington)

When finals are in sight, students commonly find themselves in a slump. For some, this leads to excessive stress, a lack of effort, or even a complete reevaluation of purpose and aspirations. While terrifying, these feelings can serve as an indicator that it might be time to visit the College’s Career Center. 

Located on the second floor of the Lightsey Center in room 216, the Career Center offers resources for students and alumni to explore their skills and interests. There are opportunities to gain experience in career fields of interest and further understand certain occupations. The center also offers help in career decision making.

While the Career Center does not provide academic advising, they do provide resources and information to assist in the exploration of careers and majors. Sophomore International Studies major Juliana Wilkinson discovered her major with ease. “The Career Center gave me guidance like I have never received before,” Wilkinson states, “I was able to explore all my options without pressure.”

The Career Center offers more than guidance; the center is an oasis of online resources for students and alumni. Sophomore Kathryn Macdonald, a psychology major, said “the Career Center’s online resources helped me by giving me insight into careers I never would have known I had the possibility doing and I could do it on my own time which was even better.”

With countless other services such as resume builders and job fairs, the Career Center is tool that should be taken advantage of by all College of Charleston students and alumni.

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Mackenzie Hoisington is a sophomore at the College and is enjoying her first semester writing for CisternYard News. She could not be happier about finally pursing her interests in journalism, especially since she is in the midst of combining her love for political science, international studies and creative writing. As a "dad music" junkie, anything you read by her was probably written as she was tapping her foot to Earth Wind and Fire or Phil Collins.


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