The Office of Career and Professional Development
The Office of Career and 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.
To develop and equip every Newberry College student to explore, define, articulate and pursue their personal, educational and career goals.
Newberry College students will graduate with the clarity, confidence and capacities to pursue a successful and fulfilling career.
At the Office of Career and 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
Internships & Part-Time Job Opportunities
Career and Internship Fairs
Graduate School Fairs
Resume & Cover Letter Development
Professional Skills Development
Job Search Skills
Graduate School Prep
Professional Portfolio Development
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.
Questions: Call 803.321.5362
To be a vendor at our next career or internship fair, contact Casey Cline.
The Office of Career and 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 and Professional Development events and be sure to reach out if you would like flyers and other promotional materials for Career and 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:
O*NET OnLine provides access to the O*NET database of occupational information.
Forage offers virtual work experiences that are always free for students. Its partner companies are committed to ensuring equity, diversity and equal opportunity.
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.
Help your student identify personal interests, skills and talents
Encourage exploration of all career options and opportunities
Talk about on-campus work-study opportunities in their area of interest, if possible
Discuss adding a minor to complement their major
Support your student in completing an internship for further career exploration
Affirm the value in networking and gaining experience
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
Job search training and professional skill building
Graduate and/or professional school planning and assistance
What services does the Office of Career and Professional Development provide?
Career and Professional Development helps prepare students for their future in the workforce and professional world. Career and Professional Development 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 and 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 and Professional Development?
Our services are free of charge.
How can you meet with the Office of Career and 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 and Professional Development?
The earlier the better. Career and 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?
How can students work on campus? What experiential learning opportunities are available for students at the College or in the community?
Career and 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 and 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 and Professional Development assist students seeking to continue their education in graduate school?
Career and 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 and Professional Development assist in student job searches?
Career and 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 and 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.