Career Development Services

Welcome to Career Development Services!

Career Development Services provides a
range of support for both students and alumni:

Resume/Cover Letter Development

Please feel free to submit a rough draft of your resume or cover letter to Paula Waldruff, Career Pathway Coordinator, for review. In addition, a library of reference guides for completing a successful resume/cover letter can be found below.

Interviewing/Soft Skills Techniques

Performing a mock interview is a great way to practice and improve interviewing/soft skills. Please call 419-755-4786 to schedule an appointment for a mock interview. More resources are available below.

Individualized Career Exploration

A career assessment is a great way to help with identifying your interests and matching them up with potential careers.  Feel free to take a career assessment using our Career Coach tool.  It is also a great tool for identifying job market information and open positions.

If you would like to set up an appointment for individualized exploration, or to review your individual results please contact Paula at 419-755-4786.

College Central Network

Find local jobs that match your career.
College Central Network, opens in a new window (CCN) provides access to local and national job postings, a resume builder, and other tools to brush up on job seeking skills, such as cover letter writing and interview preparation.

CCN is a community job board, connecting NC State students & alumni to local employers. We have hundreds of local job listings as well as a search engine with over 500,000 jobs available nationwide.

Click here to access the help guide for registering on College Central. (PDF), opens in a new window

Additional Resources

Federal Work Study Positions

2019-2020 Federal Work Study Jobs available now!

Looking for on-campus employment?? Jobs available in multiple departments on campus:
-Foundation & Alumni Services
-Child Development Center
-Admissions
-Library
-Health Sciences
-Kehoe Center–IT, Graphic Design, Manufacturing
-Student Success Center
-Student Activities
-Facilities
Find a job that offers flexibility to work on campus while improving your skills and building your resume! Fill out the application (PDF), opens in a new windowand return to Financial Aid, opens in a new window to determine eligibility. Contact Paula for details on available positions.

Events

Job & Internship Fair—Looking for a full-time, part-time, summer job, or internship? We have employers from all industries who come and recruit at our on-campus Job and Internship Fair! This open house, come-and-go event is for all students and alumni from every major. Dress for success and bring copies of your resume!  Stay tuned for the next on-campus fair in April!

Tips & Tricks for Success:
Job Fairs–The Basics (PDF), opens in a new window
Job Fair Mistakes (PDF), opens in a new window
Networking 101 (PDF), opens in a new window
60 Second Elevator Speech (PDF), opens in a new window

Career Closet—Do you need some professional clothing for the upcoming employment fair or your job interview? Come “shop” for all your professional clothing needs at our next Career Closet events:

Wednesday, October 23rd on Main Campus at the BLIC from 10am-2pm
Wednesday, October 30th at the Kehoe Center in Shelby from 10am-2pm

We have racks and racks of gently used professional clothing that students can choose from!

Resume Prep Workshops—Come work on your resume in a computer lab while getting one-on-one attention from the career services and internship staff! This is great prep for the career networking events!  Our next resume workshops are:

Monday, October 21st at the BLIC from 11am-2pm
Wednesday, October 30th at the Kehoe Center from 10am-2pm
Monday, November 4th at the BLIC from 11am-2pm
Monday, November 12th at the BLIC from 11:30am-4:30pm

Speed Networking Meet & Greet—Are you looking for an internship? Looking to network with local employers? Our annual speed networking event allows students and employers to interact to discuss internships, PT/FT jobs, and other future opportunities!  Our next Meet & Greet event will take place on Thursday, November 14th from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Student Union.