UPDATED CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER PROCESSES

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER RELOCATION

As of August 10, 2020, the Career Development Center has relocated to Cheshire Room 009 (basement level at rear entrance to building).  The new Career Development Center has a designated space for Career Counseling, a reading and resource area, a virtual interview area and a resume writing space is in process. The Career Development Center is located next door to the Professional Career Closet. It is recommended that students utilize the “Appointment Scheduler” on College Central Network dashboard to schedule appointments to visit any of the areas within the Career Development Center due to social distancing guidelines and staffing limitations.  Although I am still in the process of finalizing the space for full usage, I hope that you will make time to stop by in the coming weeks. 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER CLOSET

APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER

Beginning with the 2020-2021 Academic Year, the Career Development Center will be utilizing a newly installed module on the College Central Network.  The Appointment Scheduler Module can be found on the student dashboard in CCN. Students will request appointments for Career Counseling or other services through this module in order to minimize the possibility of gathering within the Career Development Center.  All students will receive an email during the week of August 17 with detailed guidelines on accessing the Appointment Scheduler.

2020 SAU VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR AND GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPO

The annual Expo hosted by the Career Services area will be a virtual event for this year. In order for students to participate in the Virtual Event, it is imperative that they be registered in College Central.  Detailed information will be sent via email to all students during the week of August 17.  Participating industry information will be available for student review during the first week of September.  Because the Career Expo industry representatives will not be physically located on our campus, students will review industry information and apply for positions electronically; recruiters and industry professionals will review the student resumes that have been downloaded on College Central and will schedule a virtual interview. It is imperative that students download professional resumes for review. The workshop schedule that is forthcoming will contain details on registering for a virtual resume session scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11:30am.

ADDITIONAL VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS

In addition to the SAU Career Expo, we have committed to two additional Virtual Career Fairs for our students to participate during the Fall Semester.  This information will also be sent to students this week. Please encourage your classes to register for these Career Fairs or contact me if assistance is needed.
1) 1st Annual Black Students Virtual Career Fair hosted by Internx, August 18 – 20 from 12noon – 4:00pm. Students may create a profile at https://app.theinternx.com/sign-up/new/welcome . Students may begin to review company information on Monday, August 10.
2) 13th Annual HBCU Career Development Marketplace Virtual Conference, October 27-30, 2020.  SAU has secured 50 spaces for this conference.  Additional information will be made available for student registration.

WHAT MAKES A VISIT TO THE OFFICE OF CAREER EXPLORATION, MENTORING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORTH YOUR WHILE?

Our mission is to empower students to identify and maximize the connection between what they learn and how they make a living. Ultimately, it is crucial for students to self-manage their own lifetime career development. To that end, we offer comprehensive services to facilitate self-assessment, skill identification, career exploration, decision-making, and career preparation and graduate school selection. Partnering with faculty, staff, alumni and employers we seek to guide students toward active citizenship in an interdependent world through productive and satisfying work. 

UNIVERSITY CENTRAL NETWORK

We help students become employed. We have successful, on-going relationships with employers on the local and state levels and several private industry companies as well. Our students and graduates have been interned or gained full-time employment with organizations from the Office of the Governor of North Carolina to Nationwide Insurance to NC Correctional Institution for Women to Fox and ABC News to name a few! Every student at Saint Augustine’s University is introduced to career readiness as early as freshman year, and each graduate candidate is required to complete a series of professional development seminars and competencies to be eligible for graduation.

University Central Network is an on-line job search engine for employers to view our alumni and student resumes for internships, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities. Our students can also utilize this service for their benefit of meeting perspective employers and future opportunities.

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Resume Writing

These services include online resume referrals, on-campus recruiting, job fairs, online job listings, and special focus programs that provide unique opportunities to interact with our many talented graduates.

Interview Skills

Learn how to answer interview questions and convince the hiring manager that you are the one for the job, practice good nonverbal communication and dress for the job or company.

Career Counseling

A qualified career counselor will help in a number of ways: Help to refocus on what's important and zoom out on what isn't, accurately assess skills and potential, clarify values and goals and match work with core values.

Internships

These services include online resume referrals, on-campus recruiting, job fairs, online job listings, and special focus programs.
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Professional Career Closet

The career closet provides students with professional attire to allow them to enter their career journey.
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Workshops and Events

The Professional Development and Career Services Center strives to expose students to various opportunities to career experience before they leave the gates of Saint Augustine's University.
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STAFF

Trish Harleston

Trish Harleston, DMin

Interim Director
tharleston@st-aug.edu
919.516.5082

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon 10

Week of Welcome 2020

August 5 - August 11
Sat 15

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Mobile Screening and Testing

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 22

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Mobile Screening and Testing

August 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 18

Virtual: BWE Homecoming 2020

October 18 - October 24

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