Spring semester in the Career Development Center (CDC) is a hub of activity. We encourage all students to make use of our services, programs, seminars and events to assist with their career planning or internship/job search needs. Students can select which services may best assist them and choose from any of the following, just to mention a few.
- TommieCareers - an online job-posting portal for students to access positions employers have listed. Many employers are already advertising for summer opportunities.
- On-Campus Interviewing- a select group of organizations will be visiting campus this spring to interview students for summer internships and full-time positions.
- Jobs are offered by a variety of organizations to promote positions they currently have available for summer, internships or full-time employment.
- Schedule an appointment to discuss choosing a major with the use of vocational testing options available.
- Seminars are offered weekly on topics most relevant to students to educate them on effective techniques used in job or internship searches.
Declaring a Major
Choosing a college major does not need to take place the first semester or even during a student’s first year. When a student has reached 48 credits, they will be required to select a major field/minor to pursue. Engaging in activities that educate your son or daughter on college major options, career field choices and occupational titles is a good strategy. Students should be intentional about gaining further information about themselves and the world of work as they pursue their college career path.
Ideas to explore majors and career fields of interest:
- Join a student club/organization related to a major/career field of interest.
- Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss career planning and take assessments to learn more about their interests, personality, values and skills.
- Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to plan coursework.
- Visit the CDC website to explore majors, career fields and occupations.
- Students might also gain better insight into career options by meeting with professionals in a field of interest to conduct occupational interviews or job shadowing. The CDC provides “how-to” information and alumni willing to meet with students.