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or cover letter or via Spartan Career Link. For one-on- one career coaching, schedule an appointment by visiting the Career Services website. Mock interviews and/or assistance to schedule a time to meet visit the Career Services website. For sample interview questions, go to the Career Services website. Campus interviews by employers are typically held once each semester giving students an opportunity to showcase their talents. Check out Spartan Careerlink or the Career Services website for the calendar of events or call 864-503-5392. Seminars and workshops are scheduled for various times during the year in an effort to assist students with marketing their skills. Check out Spartan Careerlink for the calendar of events or call 864-503- 5392. Career exploration and testing. Not everyone comes to college knowing what they want to their field of study to be. Career Services offers career testing and exploration to help students focus on a career field. Career Testing teamed with one-on-one discussion challenges students to examine their experiences, values and abilities in the career decision-making process. Career Closet: Not everyone has the means to purchase interview attire. Students and alumni can now visit the Career Closet to choose from a variety of outfits to war during an interview. The best part is that everything is free and you don;t have to return any items that you select. Items in the Career Closet are donated by members of the community and area businesses. For an appointment to make you selection(s), schedule an appointment by visiting the Career Services website. Internships are valuable experiences focusing in on the student’s field of study. At USC Upstate an internship is considered an academic contract for academic credit and is arranged through the dean of your academic department. Other types of part-time experiences can be arranged by contacting your Career Services Coordinator. The key to a good experience is starting the process early in your collegiate career. Internships are excellent experience-building opportunities that provide students a taste of their chosen career field as well as of the business community. Students who have experienced internships either discover that they are on track for career success or that their career path is not what was expected. The latter discovery is an important step for students towards revamping their career path. 185 Career Services, Opportunity Network, and Advising Services that are designed to retain students and help them achieve their academic and career goals. Academic Support Library 222, 503-5070 Academic Support is a comprehensive student support office offering an array of services to assist students in their daily academic demands. They offer free tutorial services, Supplemental Instruction for selected traditionally difficult courses, study skills and time management assistance, facilitation of study groups, one-on-one consultations, referrals to other USC Upstate services, and much more. They also coordinates the Early Intervention Program which allows faculty to report on students mid-semester who may not be performing satisfactorily in their courses. Follow-up support is available through the office for students receiving Early Intervention Program notifications. Academic Support also works closely with first-year students to help ease the transition from high school to college. First-year students are encouraged to enroll in University 101, which provides students necessary skills and strategies to be a successful college student. Students have the option to attend various workshops and seminars offered by the office to hone their skills in areas such as time management, study skills, note taking, and reading strategies. Advising Services Library 222, 503-5392 Advising Services is a team of professional advisors who serve first students, student athletes, and undeclared students with an emphasis on mentorship and academic success. The advisors also provide services to students who are on academic probation as well as outreach and assistance to students who are questioning their choice of major. Career Services Career Services offers a variety of services to prepare students and alumni for pursuing employment opportunities during their collegiate career and beyond USC Upstate. For a current listing of services visit the website at www.uscupstate.edu/ studentsuccess. • Register with Spartan Career Link Students interested in gaining access to off-campus jobs and internships can activate their account via Spartan Career link by visiting the Career Services website.Recruitment events and workshops sponsored by Career Services are also posted via the Spartan Career link virtual bulletin board. Resume and cover letter assistance can be found by visiting our website for a sample format of a resume 181 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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