Career Services

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting Career Services, a unit of Student Affairs. Our mission is to provide student-centered, comprehensive career development programs and services that empower both students and alumni to achieve their lifelong career goals.

Plan. Prepare. Pursue Your Dreams.

DREAM is a comprehensive career development plan designed to prepare students for the world of work. Whether you are a freshman looking for the right major or a senior looking for the right job, Career Services can help you put your Dreams In Action.

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  • Students
  • Employers
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Alumni

Programs and Services

Career Counseling  Appointment
If you need help choosing a major/career or preparing for employment, contact Career Services and schedule an appointment with the career counselor. A typical career counseling session lasts 30 - 60 minutes. During your session, the career counselor will assess your needs and help you develop a Career Action Plan (CAP).
Job Application Assistance  Walk-In
According to employers, your job application is just as important as your resume. If you have any questions or concerns, stop by Career Services during walk-in hours. Please bring a copy of the application, if possible.
Cover Letter and Resume Review  Walk-In | Appointment
If you want an interview in today's job market, your cover letter and resume must be above reproach. Email your cover letter and resume to Career Services, or stop by during walk-in hours, for a detailed critique. Templates and other resources are also available.
Mock Interviews  Appointment
Are you feeling nervous about an upcoming interview? Schedule a mock interview, with Career Services, to build confidence and rehearse your responses. Panel interviews can also be arranged with advanced notice (at least four weeks).
Graduate and Professional School Planning  Appointment
Are you considering graduate or professional school? Schedule an appointment, with Career Services, to explore programs, schools, and entrance requirements. During your session, the career counselor will guide you through the admissions process. GRE, MAT, and GMAT resources are also available.
Career Resource Library  Walk-In
Located in the Center for Academic Advising and Career Services, the Career Resource Library provides students and alumni with a variety of print and online resources. Whether you are interested in researching careers, comparing graduate schools, or exploring professional associations, the Career Resource Library has the information you need.
Career Fairs  Walk-In
Career Services hosts two career fairs each year. Come dressed to impress and network with top companies/organizations. To learn how to prepare for the fair, visit Career Services during walk-in hours.
Guest Speakers and Workshops
Career Services hosts a variety of guest speakers and career development workshops designed to address the needs of both students and alumni. Look for emails and posters to learn more about upcoming events. If you would like to request a guest speaker or workshop, please contact Career Services.

Choosing a Major

Focus 2 Online Career and Education Planning

Students: Find Jobs

Coastal Career Link

Resume / Cover Letter

  • Coastal Career Link is CCGA’s online resource for developing resumes and cover-letters. The system provides you with templates and examples and once you develop your resume or cover-letter, you can submit it electronically to be professionally reviewed by a Career Counselor.
  • In addition, Career Services staff is available to assist you in writing resumes and cover-letters Monday through Friday. Contact Us (hyperlinked) to make an appointment.

Career Resources

  • Coastal Career Link offers a vast array of career planning and job search resources.
  • The Career Services Resource Library is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. The library contains resources on: Career Planning, Job Searching, Resume and Cover-letter writing, Interview Skills, Social Media Job Searching, Graduate School Preparation and more.
  • Career Counselors are available Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome but priority is given to students with appointments. Contact Us (Hyperlinked)to make an appointment.

Seniors Only

The Backpack to Briefcase (B2B) Career Development Series is a career development program to help you prepare for your transition from the classroom to the workplace. Students completing the B2B Series will receive:
  • B2B certificate of completion
  • Professional leather CCGA pad folio
  • Career development program completion entry on their resume
  • Special B2B nametag for use at career fairs
  • Resume inclusion in a special B2B online resume book for employers
B2B Download the brochure

Employers: Post a Job

Coastal Career Link

Employers: Post an Internship

Coastal Career Link

Policies

Employers: Recruit On Campus

Career Services regularly hosts the “Employer Spotlight Series”.  These events provide employers with an opportunity to interact directly with students on campus.  Only one employer participates at a time.  Time slots are generally available weekly between 11:30 and 1:00pm in the Campus Center.  Contact Us for more information.

Classroom presentations

Career Counselors are available to make presentations on a variety of career related topics including: Careers in a particular major, Choosing a major/career, Interview skills, Job Search techniques, Dressing for Success, Resumes and Cover-letter writing, Graduate school preparation, Interviewing, and more. Contact Us for more information.

Don’t Cancel That Class

Has something come up that requires you to miss a class? DON’T CANCEL THAT CLASS! Let one of our Career Counselors fill in while you are away. We will bring one of our career related presentations to present to your class while you are away. Participation requires a 2 week notice. Contact Us for more information.

Letter of Recommendation

Word Document Download a sample letter of recommendation

Career Resources Library

The Career Services Resource Library is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. The library contains resources on: Career Planning, Job Searching, Resume and Cover-letter writing, Interview Skills, Social Media Job Searching, Graduate School Preparation and more. The Library can be reserved for small classes and computers are available for career research and career assessments. Contact Us for more information or to reserve the Career Services Library.

Share your Story

Tell us what you’re up to! Did Career Services help you in setting your “Dreams in Action”? Contact Us and share your story.

Jobs

Coastal Career Link

Graduate School

Mentor a Mariner

Are you a CCGA Alum looking to give back? Why not “Mentor a Mariner?” CCGA Students are looking for opportunities to connect with alumni to network, ask questions, and get a professional perspective on finding jobs, keeping jobs and being successful. Contact Us to get “Mentor a Mariner” today.

Career Resources

Coastal Career Link Focus2 Facebook Twitter Pintrest instagram LinkedIn

Alumni Association

College of Coastal Georgia Alumni Association

Graduate Exit Survey