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 UPCOMING EVENTS

Volunteer Fair, September 5, 12pm-3pm in WCCL 102-103
Career Expo, October 3, 11am-2pm in WCCL 102-103
 

CAREER EXPOS

Job expos and career fairs can be critical tools for job search success whether job-seekers use them to get internships or jobs, or whether job-seekers use them as a networking tool for future employment. Our twice yearly career expos are designed to connect students and grads with local and national recruiters from a variety of businesses and graduate schools to discuss employment and grad programs. See what employers attended the previous Career Expo.

 

VOLUNTEER FAIRS

The Volunteer Fairs provide a venue for students to connect with multiple community volunteer opportunities. Charleston Southern University provides opportunities for the campus to participate in two areas of Civic Engagement: Service Learning and Community Service. CSU students track their volunteer hours and print a Service Transcript through Buc Service on MyCSU.
 

INTERNSHIPS

The Career Center posts internship positions from local, national, and international organizations on the BucCareer Network. Businesses post and update internship positions and their status on a daily basis. Revisit the BucCareer Network list of available internships regularly for the most current listings. Additional internship opportunities are available through the “Summer Internship” tab at the bottom of this page.
 

Overview

The Career Center offers current students internship opportunities through a structured educational process that integrates academics and hands-on work experience. An Applied Learning Internship through the Career Center may be used as an option to satisfy your departmental requirement. This college internship may be full- or part-time, paid, and although internships may be may be unpaid, we strongly encourage businesses to provide a stipend to cover travel expenses.The internship requires a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work in an approved business or professional work setting. Internships are designed to allow the student to focus on important career topics such as organization, culture, decision-making, leadership, values and ethics in the workplace.

Benefits

Work experience is a vital part of career preparation and internships provides students with experiences which integrate academic studies and professional interests. Students have the opportunity to learn through productive work experiences in a field related to your career goal.
  • Acquire essential practical skills in a professional setting
  • Investigate full-time job leads in the future
  • Develop professional and personal skills
  • Make informed career decisions
  • Begin the process of networking with potential employers
  • Apply theories learned in the classroom to a real world setting
  • Ease the transition from student to professional

Prerequisites

  • Full-time enrollment in a CSU undergraduate program
  • At least 61 credit hours, or junior status
  • Transfer students must have at least 15 credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Student must have prior approval from academic advisor

Application Process

  • Meet with your academic advisor to obtain prior approval
  • Apply through the BucCareer Network. If you do not have an account, register and your account verification will be emailed to you with 24-48 hours, except on weekends
  • Select the Internships & Profile tab, and submit an Enrollment Form.
  • Students should have a maximum of 15 credits in the semester in which they are applying
  • Review the APPLE internship postings on the BucCareer Network for an internship that meets your academic and career needs
  • Once your application has been approved, you will receive an acceptance letter
  • Your acceptance letter will direct you to the mandatory online Applied Learning Orientation and confirm program guidelines
  • Students will be permitted to accumulate hours only after completion of the required Orientation and signature approval of the Interview Form.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS 


CAREER PLANNING SEMINAR COURSE - GNED 201-01

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior students are encouraged to enroll (1 credit hour). This course is designed to help students create a professional profile, develop effective career planning skills, develop self-marketing skills through mock interviews, create a winning portfolio, learn business etiquette, learn networking skills, salary negotiation and learn effective job search skills. Final grade is calculated into student GPA. The course is offered each fall and spring semester.

 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR

 

CHOOSING A MAJOR

 

CAREER EXPLORATION, ASSESSMENTS AND BROCHURES

 

JOB SEARCH

TEMPORARY AND STAFFING AGENCIES

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Graduate Programs, Tips & General Information

Graduate & Professional Exams

  • GMAT | Graduate Management Admissions Test
  • GRE  | Graduate Record Examination
  • LSAT | Law School Admission Test
  • MAT  | Millers Analogies Test
  • MCAT | Medical College Admission Test
  • PCAT | Pharmacy College Admission Test
  • TOEFL | Test of English As a Foreign Language
  • DAT | Dental Admissions Test

Graduate Exam Fee Reduction Programs

Fee waivers may be available for college students who meet eligibility criteria. Click the links below to find out more.

GRE       PRAXIS        GMAT        TOEFL

 

PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO GUIDES

 

MOCK INTERVIEWS & INTERVIEW GUIDES

 

SALARY & FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

VETERANS

 

NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS

 

OFF-CAMPUS WORK-STUDY EXPERIENCE

 

Getting Started

Check your Financial Aid Award status on My CSU. If you are a full-time, undergraduate student at Charleston Southern University and have been awarded Federal Work-Study, we encourage you to apply for an off-campus position with one of our nonprofit business and education partners.

To Apply

1. Review the list of positions on the BucCareer Network all enrolled students have an account, simply follow the instructions to log in or register with your personal email address
2. Select at least one site which meets your scheduling needs from the list of Federal Work-Study positions under Position Type.
3. Submit an Off-Campus Work Study application through the Student Employment website under job openings.
4. An email will be sent to you about setting up an interview time.
5. Complete the following student forms from the Student Employment website:
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Direct Deposit Enrollment
  • I-9 Form
  • 2015 W-4
6. Student Employment will call or email you. Take the above forms with you to that meeting.
7. Complete the Off-Campus FWS Student Training PDF from The Career Center website quick links menu on the right.
8. Confirm a start date with your site supervisor during the interview.
9. Confirm a start date with the Career Center after your interview (transportation is required).
 

CONDUCT A CAREER COUNSELING APPOINTMENT VIA SKYPE!

Commuters, graduate students, distance learners, athletes and alumni are welcome to take advantage of this free service. Call the Career Center at (843) 863-8019 to schedule an online meeting with a career counselor.
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