“Why do I have to sign up for Career Connection?” We hear that question quite a bit in the Career Center. Our answer is, “Yes! You can’t start your job or internship search without this valuable tool!”
CareerConnection is an online tool where employers post jobs and internships just for our students and alumni. These employers are actively posting jobs and internships for GC students and alumni. When an employer calls or emails the Career Center about a position (which happens several times a day), the information is posted on the CareerConnection site so that our students can benefit. When you use big job boards advertised on TV, you’re competing with the world. On Career Connection, the world suddenly gets a little smaller and you finally get noticed.
Employers also search student resumes on Career Connection. This past week, MSC Industrial Supply (formerly Barnes Distribution), came on campus to conduct campus interviews with students they found on Career Connection. By simply uploading their resumes (which are reviewed and approved by the Career Center), these students received interviews for a sales position
Most recently, Will Lowe, a senior Management major shared his Career Connection success story that has led to a full-time job
“At first I hesitated to sign up for GC’s Career Connection, but I could not have been more wrong. Thanks to the quick and easy sign-up, the helpful staff, and the vast amount of interested employers, I’ve been hired for my ideal career with Total Quality Logistics! Here I come, Charleston!”
We congratulate Will on achieving this exciting opportunity. Total Quality Logistics also attended Senior Picnic in the fall. To learn more about them, visit http://www.tql.com/tql-jobs/home.
Now you’re asking, “How do I sign up?” Go to http://www.gcsu.edu/career and click on the large student button. You’ll next see the Career Connection logo. Click on the logo so that you can begin creating your account.
Don’t just sign up in Career Connection. Use it! Once you log in to the system, upload your resume. If you have never been in for a resume review appointment, we may suggest an appointment to make your resume better. As Martha Stewart says, “This a good thing.” We want your resume to be at its best so that employers notice you in a positive way.
The “Job Search” tab will lead you to full-time and part-time jobs as well as internships (paid and unpaid). When companies visit for career fairs, you can also use Career Connection to see who is attending. We even have companies that set up campus interviews so be sure to check the “Campus Interview and Resume Collection” menu.
To our graduates who have already located jobs, we wish you the best of luck. To those who are just starting the search or need a job search boost, try using Career Connection to its full potential. Did we mention it even has a list of over 2000 employers in the Employer Directory? Don’t make the job search harder than it is! Start out with a resource created just for GC students and alumni.
To get started with Career Connection, register at http://www.gcsu.edu/career. This resource is for GC students and alumni only and the employers who want to hire them. Contact the University Career Center at email@example.com for more information.