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Center for Career & Professional Development

Austin College alumni can be found in successful careers around the globe—and today’s students can be equally successful! Just as you create an academic plan with your faculty mentor for classes, you can visit the Center for Career & Professional Development to establish a plan for career success. Career center staff will help you discover interests and strengths, set goals, and build skills for your first job search or graduate school application.

Career Exploration

Success begins with discovering what you want to do. Our staff can help you assess individual interests and strengths; consider career requirements and expectations; and explore the world of work firsthand through internships, informational interviews, and interaction with Austin College alumni. Explore your resources:

Handshake

This career portal personalizes student's career recommendations, connecting them to local, national, and international companies.

Handshake

PathwayU

An online platform to guide you to purpose when making critical choices about education, career, and employment.
 

PathwayU

LinkedIn Jobs

Leveraging the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunities. Harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

LinkedIn Jobs

Austin College Alumni Group

Leverage the AC Connection and join the Austin College Alumni Group on LinkedIn.  Our fellow ‘Roos are offering mentoring and guidance to current Austin College students and fellow alumni.
 

Austin College Alumni Group

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Distinctive Internship Programs

Career Study Off-Campus (CSOC)

You have an interest and we have the team to match you to an outside internship opportunity for academic credit.  The CSOC program at Austin College is designed to help you:

  • add more meaning to your academic studies by giving you a chance to apply theories learned in classes to “real life” situations;
  • to identify those interdisciplinary skills gained from the classroom that are utilized and applied in a particular workplace;
  • and to develop an understanding of the broad base of liberal arts knowledge and skills which may be applied creatively to a myriad of life experiences.

GO Fellowship

We encourage you to make a difference in the world! Specifically designed for non-profit projects and internships, be one of the 10 Austin College students selected annually as Global Outreach Fellows and receive support for your  project and/or participation in an internship fostering engagement with community development issues while providing a meaningful appreciation of both the possibilities and the obstacles in leading effective change in these areas.
Each student will commit to dedicating a minimum of three weeks of their summer to meaningful community development. From teaching in impoverished areas, working on development programs in Africa, or starting a program of your own, the opportunities are limitless.

Looking to explore more internship opportunities?

Internships

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Signature Events

We have a roadmap for your success. Join us throughout the school year for these and more events and make sure you are career ready.

Workshops

  • Grad School Application: This workshop will assist you in understanding the process and key points to focus on when completing your graduate school applications. You will be able to ask questions and receive guidance from Career Center staff. 
  • Personal Statement: This workshop will help you understand the process and key points to focus on when creating your personal statement for graduate school applications. You will also be able to ask questions and receive guidance from Career Center staff, Writing Center staff, and Health Science Advisors.
  • Resume: This workshop will assist you in starting, building or refining your resume. You will be able to ask questions and receive guidance from Career Center staff. 
  • Professional Headshot and LinkedIn Profile Workshop: This workshop provides you with professionally taken headshot that you may use on your social media pages and resume, along with assisting you in reviewing your online profile on LinkedIn. You will be able to ask questions and receive guidance from Career Center staff.
     
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Fairs

  • Non-Profit & Volunteer Fair
  • Graduate and Professional School Day
  • Fall Career and Internship Fair