The Center for Career Development
Post by Cait Boyce
In today’s world, going to college is not enough when it comes to getting a job. Employers expect you to have experience, too. You can get that experience through jobs and internships. At NC State, there are many options for getting experience while you’re still in school.
The Career Development Center on campus has trained staff that can help you with your resume and job hunt as you seek experience. These services are free to NC State students and recent graduates. In fact, even if you’re brand new at NC State, you can go to the Career Development Center for career counseling – that is, anything from deciding “what you want to be when you grow up” to picking a major to help you get there!
The Career Development Center also puts together career fairs so students can visit with potential employers and learn what that company might be looking for. Career fairs can be a great place to make connections that could help you get jobs later on! There are usually 2 fairs each year, one in fall and one in spring, for each college – so there’s an Engineering Career Fair, or a Management Career Fair, etc. There are also Graduate School Fairs so students can explore their post-undergrad education options.
NC State doesn’t give us an education then leave us out to dry – it offers us experience that carries us through undergrad and beyond!