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Career Services.

Preparing students for
"Life after Catawba."

Welcome to Career Services

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*Catawba follows the National Association of
Colleges & Employers (NACE) reporting protocols.

Our office serves Catawba students in their individual career development — getting them ready for “life after Catawba.” We assist with all phases — from making "major" decisions, to how to write a resume, to experiential learning opportunities.

So no matter what phase you find yourself in, we are here to help! We serve as a resource for students with:

  • Resumes - Creating resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and help with personal statements for grad school applications.
  • Interviews - real-world experience with the interview process through mock interviews (offered each semester).
  • Career guidance - providing career guidance tools and support while you explore career paths based on your values, skills and personality.
  • Expert advice on dressing for success, business etiquette tips, social media do's and dont's, networking, branding, and more.
  • Recruiting events that bring recruiters from industry and graduate schools to meet with students on campus.
  • Connecting with the business community to help develop internships and job shadowing opportunities 
  • Graduate School Preparation by assisting writing successful letters of intent
  • Job search assistance by providing helpful resources and tools for the process.
  • Special Events, such as career fairs, grad school fairs and forums, summer job/camp fairs, corporate recruiters on campus, and the manners matter dinner.
Catawba College Student Interning
High-Quality Internships.

At Catawba College, we connect students with a number of high-quality experiences from a wide variety of transformative internships. This enables students to discover their talents, what they love, and lay the groundwork for creating a fulfilling life. 

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Finding a Job.
Finding a Job.

Check out all the valuable resources we have available before and during your job search!

Find a Job       Job Resources


CAREER EXPLORATION
Career Exploration.

Focus 2: Online Career Guidance System: Focus 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning system that helps college students explore career paths based on their values, skills, and personality.

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CATAWBA GRADUATES: JOB-READINESS
Catawba Graduates & Job-Readiness.

According to a survey of 2017 graduates, 96% were employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months following graduation.  (Catawba College follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers First Destination Reporting Protocols to achieve this 74% knowledge rate.) 

  • 78% of graduates are employed
  • 18% of graduates are enrolled in graduate school
  • Our graduates are attending graduate school at institutions such as Elon University School of Law, North Carolina State University, UNC-Charlotte, University of Georgia, and University of South Carolina.
  • Our graduates are employed by companies such as Ernst & Young, Lowes Corporate Headquarters, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, The Walt Disney Company, and the State of North Carolina, Office of the Lt. Governor. 

Experiential Learning

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STUDENTS.


INTERNSHIPS FOR CATAWBA STUDENTS

Interested in gaining some real world experience? Internships are a great way to explore career areas of interest and gain valuable and marketable work experience. Completing an internship will provide you an opportunity to apply the knowledge you gained in the classroom in a practical workplace setting. It is important to have an internship to:

  • Gain experience in leadership, supervision, and administrative functions within a program-related agency.
  • Obtain an understanding and appreciation of the role, duties, and responsibilities of an administrator.
  • Develop skills in various program areas; and increase knowledge of day to day operations.
  • Develop good interpersonal skills, and generate a network of industry professionals


CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Check out internship opportunities for Catawba College students using our new online portal:

View Internships

STUDENT INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHTS:  

Take a look at our Intern Spotlight page to see the types of internships that other Catawba students have completed as well as insight on what they learned, difficulties, and recommendations to other students about doing internships.

View Spotlights


 

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EMPLOYERS.


WHY HIRE A CATAWBA COLLEGE INTERN?

In any economy, businesses and organizations have a variety of staffing needs. Some employers have dormant projects, waiting for attention from overworked staff members. While others have seasonal needs that disrupt the productivity of the staff. All organizations want to hire the best and brightest new staff. Employers reap many benefits from hiring interns, including: 

  • Meet short term project needs
  • Meet seasonal changes in staffing needs
  • Bring new, innovative ideas to the workplace
  • Base permanent hire decisions on knowledge and observation of candidate’s work, rather than merely on interview interaction
  • Increase awareness of your organization on campus to attract additional qualified full-time and internship candidates
  • Flexible, cost-effective work force not requiring a long-term employer commitment
  • Opportunity to contribute to the professional development of undergraduate students
View the Employer's Guide to Internships.

 

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To post internship opportunities or sign up through our online portal:

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QUESTIONS?

For more information, contact Director of Internships Shelley Tyler-Smith at stylersm17@catawba.edu or (704) 637-4187.

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Annual Events & Programs

Each year, the Office of Career Services at Catawba College hosts a number of events programs designed to assist students in everything from career preparation to interview skills to networking to resume writing - just to name a few! View photos from some of our annual and past programs. 

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Upcoming Events

Manners Matter Dinner

January Date TBA

Category: Career Services and C2C Events

Students, mark your calendar for the Manners Matter Dinner in January! You are invited to attend this fun evening of fine dining…

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Appointment Hours

    • MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9am-4pm
    • Available for additional appointments (for SEGS students) 

      SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT with Career Services.

 

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Location

Career Services is located in the Room 120 on the first floor of Hedrick Administration Building.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Career Services at (704) 637-4384 or contact our staff.