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The Office of Career & Professional Development

The Office of Career & Professional Development

The Office of Career & Professional Development provides a variety of career and professional development activities and support throughout a Newberry student's college career to give them the relevant support at the most appropriate times to ensure they are prepared to succeed in the job market.

 

Our Mission

To develop and equip every Newberry College student to explore, define, articulate and pursue their personal, educational and career goals.

 

Our Vision

Newberry College students will graduate with the clarity, confidence and capacities to pursue a successful and fulfilling career.

At the Office of Career & Professional Development, we assist students in gaining the necessary career readiness competencies to be prepared for the professional workforce. Our services include:

  • Career & Major Exploration and Assessments

  • Individual Consultations

  • Job Shadowing

  • Internships & Part-Time Job Opportunities

  • Work-Study Positions

  • Career and Internship Fairs

  • Graduate School Fairs

  • Resume & Cover Letter Development

  • Mock Interviews

  • Career Closet

  • Professional Skills Development

  • Job Search Skills

  • Graduate School Prep

  • Professional Portfolio Development

  • Professional Headshots

Make an appointment to meet with the Office of Career & Professional Development.

View more career resources on Wolf Den.

Access the Helper Helper app for volunteer opportunities.

 

Handshake Career Platform

Handshake™ is the 24/7 web-based platform for all things student career-related at Newberry College. You can find internships, part-time jobs, work-study jobs and professional jobs here. Your first step is to create a profile that gets you noticed by employers who are looking for interns and employees. Activate your account today.

* While the Career Services staff and the Handshake platform attempt to ensure the legitimacy of companies on Handshake, it is ultimately the responsibility of students to remain diligent when responding to opportunity postings on the platform. If you believe that an employer does not seem legitimate or is questionable, please reach out for verification.

Handshake™ is the best place to post part-time jobs, full-time jobs, internship, and cooperative learning opportunities and connect with Newberry College students for your hiring needs.

Get started today! Create your free accountLearn more.

Questions: Call 803.321.5362

 

To be a vendor at our next career or internship fair, contact Casey Cline.

The Office of Career & Professional Development can provide presentations, professional skills workshops, internship placement, and more for students in various majors. If you would like to request a presentation in one of your courses, please contact Casey Cline.

Watch for emails about Career & Professional Development events and be sure to reach out if you would like flyers and other promotional materials for Career & Professional Development events.

 

Did you know faculty and staff can create a Handshake™ account? This is a great way to share available opportunities for students. Click here to learn more.

 

Other resources for faculty and staff:

There are many milestones in your student's life. Career choices are some of them. Here are a few ways you can support your student along this path.

 

Year One

Help your student identify personal interests, skills and talents

Encourage exploration of all career options and opportunities

 

Year Two

Talk about on-campus work-study opportunities in their area of interest, if possible

Discuss adding a minor to complement their major

 

Year Three

Support your student in completing an internship for further career exploration

Affirm the value in networking and gaining experience

 

Year Four

Discuss possible interest in graduate school, the military or next steps after graduation

Make sure they have a resume and are starting their job search BEFORE they graduate

 

Here are a few services we offer to help your student make important, career-related decisions. Please encourage your student to visit us!

  • Career counseling and assessments

  • Finding an internship and job shadowing experiences

  • Resume review and help preparing a cover letter

  • Networking events, including career, internship and graduate fairs

  • Mock interviews

  • Job search training and professional skill building

  • Graduate and/or professional school planning and assistance

What services does the Office of Career & Professional Development provide?

Career & Professional Development helps prepare students for their future in the workforce and professional world. The office provides workshops, presentations, and other learning opportunities to help students improve professional skills, job search prep, and even to explore career and major pathways. Career & Professional Development works with employers to provide experiential learning opportunities, career fairs and more. A full list of services can be found above.

 

What does it cost to use the Office of Career & Professional Development?

Our services are free of charge.

 

How can you meet with the Office of Career & Professional Development?

If you would like to make an individual appointment, please contact Director Casey Cline.

 

When should students start using the Office of Career & Professional Development?

The earlier the better. Career & Professional Development can provide students with resources important to career development. Even first-year students can utilize our services. We welcome students at any time before and even after graduation.

 

What is Handshake? How does it work?

Handshake™ is a third-party platform that specializes in preparing college students for the professional world. It provides information about Newberry College events such as career fairs and workshops. It also contains resources for professional portfolio development and job searching. Handshake creates connections between students and potential employers to make finding a job and networking easier.

 

How do I find out about events, such as career fairs?

Ask your student, look for newsletters and programming schedules, and follow the Office of Career and Professional Development on Facebook and Instagram.

 

How can students work on campus? What experiential learning opportunities are available for students at the College or in the community?

Career & Professional Development is a great resource to find work on campus or internships in the community. Many campus positions for students are provided for through federal work-study and requires students to apply and be eligible for these positions. Career & Professional Developments also has an up-to-date list of internship opportunities from employers in the community to which students can apply.

 

What is the career clothing closet?

The career clothing closet is a free resource for Newberry College students, in which donated professional clothes, shoes and accessories are given to students to be used for job interviews, internship opportunities, and other professional opportunities. Students can make an appointment to visit the career clothing closet through their Handshake™ account.

 

How can Career & Professional Development assist students seeking to continue their education in graduate school?

Career & Professional Development can help students to prepare for graduate school and assist in graduate applications, professional portfolio development, mock interviews and more.

 

How can Career & Professional Development assist in student job searches?

Career & Professional Development can provide students with resources to assist in job searching, provide interview practice, work with students to develop cover letters and resumes, and get a “foot in the door” with various companies and organizations. We also hold career fairs, professional development workshops and more that can assist in job searches.

 

Can alumni participate with Career and Professional Development?

Once a Wolf, always a Wolf. Alumni can use the Office of Career & Professional Development and our resources to aid in job searching, graduate school preparation and more. We also welcome alumni to work with us to advertise and provide opportunities for students. Please contact Casey Cline for more information.

Contact Us

Casey Cline |  Director of Career & Professional Development

803.321.5362 | Casey.Cline@newberry.edu

Office: Wessels Library > Center for Student Success

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