The Office of Career Development supports the educational goals of the University mission statement by providing a comprehensive, educational approach to career development.
Specialized services, programs, and strategies are designed and targeted for FMU students and alumni. Some of these services and programs include providing personalized career counseling, critiquing resumes, guiding career exploration, teaching job search strategies, and organizing job fairs.
In addition, the Office of Career Development also provides specialized services, programs, and strategies designed and targeted to assist FMU faculty, FMU student organizations, and the employers and recruiters with whom we work. The Office of Career Development plays an integral role in the blending of the academic, personal, and professional development of our students, while providing a link for students to the world of work.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who does the Office of Career Development assist?
Will the Office of Career Development help me with my resume?
What is College Central Network and how do I use it?
How can the Office of Career Development help me find a job or internship?
Employers often contact the Office of Career Development about new job positions and internships available to students. The employers are specifically requesting Francis Marion University students and alumni for both part-time and full-time positions. These jobs and internships are posted on a physical job board outside of our office in the University Center Suite 210.
Additionally, the College Central Network website also provides listings for part-time and full-time jobs available to FMU students and alumni. This website allows students to post resumes for employers to view also. If you are still having some difficulty arranging an internship or searching for a job, our staff can provide some advice and materials for searching for the perfect place for you.
Can the Office of Career Development help me choose my major?
Visiting our office can help you choose the career path that you want. Our staff can assist you with completing the DISCOVER program to explore your personal interests, abilities, and values as they relate to the work field and different areas of study. Our staff can then help you navigate through other areas of the program including sections on occupations, further education, and preparing for the job field. With all of this information and the information you share with the staff member, you can rule out some majors and determine a few majors that may be a good choice for you. Ultimately, choosing a major is your decision; however, this process leads you to the point where you are to make that decision.
How do I find out which employers will be visiting the campus and how do I participate?
I’m graduating, how do I start looking for a job?
Can I use the Office of Career Development after I graduate?
What types of documentation do I need when applying for job?
To apply for any job you will need to obtain a job application from the employer. The application should inform you about the items you need to complete. Many times you can expect to need both an application and resume. Other jobs may ask also ask for a copy of your transcripts and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position. In applying for the job, be certain that all the required materials are completed and mailed several weeks before the closing date to ensure that all your materials are available to the employer. If you need assistance with any of the materials, make an appointment with our office today and our staff will be certain to answer all of your questions.
What is College Central?
- College Central is a resource for students and alumni to uploads resumes.
- Career Development then offers suggestions for revisions and improvements.
- Users can search for jobs in many regions of the country, and employers can also contact users for interviews.
Post your resume through College Central Network and let employers know who you are!
Students click on the “Students” icon and alumni click on the “Alumni” icon.
After you register with College Central Network, you can post your resume and update or edit it at your convenience. Employers are looking at these resumes to find job candidates!