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Tiger Tracks: Career Services

A collaboration between GC Academic Success & the Ensor LRC.

Graves Center for Calling & Career

Who Are We? What Services Do We Offer?

            

 

The Graves Center for Calling & Career assists students and alumni in planning and preparing for their careers. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including individual career advising, group programs and on-line resources. We assist students in understanding their skills, interests, and values while connecting this knowledge with various career options, career exploration, and on-campus recruiting.

Online resources can be found in the Portal > Departments > Center for Calling and Career > Resources & Programs

               More information can be found in the Portal at Departments > Center for Calling and Career > Calling and Career Home Page

Services

We offer a variety of services at the Graves Center for Calling and Career to help prepare you for your future, including:

  • Campus jobs
  • Find part time and full time jobs
  • Career Coaching
  • Assessments
  • Information Interviewing
  • Job Shadowing
  • Resume Review
  • Cover Letter Review
  • References
  • Portfolio
  • Graduate School Personal Statements
  • Mock Interviews
  • Guidance with Professional Media
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Internship Planning

Looking for a job?

Internships

Working an internship as a college student helps to create a stronger career focus and understanding, increases the acceptance rate of full-time jobs, and increases career retention.  With GC, there are 2 types of internship opportunities: Academic & Non-Academic

Academic

An Academic Internship is for credit ranging from 1 - 3 credit hours per semester (occasionally more) and must be approved by the department chair in order to count toward a major and/or minor. Students must also seek a faculty member with qualifications appropriate to overseeing the internship's major area of study to supervise their internship, before the internship begins. Academic Internships may be paid or non-paid. Students are required to work 50-hours for every one credit hour. Internship courses are offered during fall, winter, spring, May and summer semesters. The faculty and academic department govern academic internships. Registration fees do apply for summer enrollment and/or any internship enrollment below 12-credit hours or above 18-credit hours limit in any given semester.

Non-Academic

A Non-Academic Internship is non-credit and provides a valuable learning experience that fits students’ specific vocational goals. Department of Labor defines that a non-academic internship requires financial compensation from the employer.  This may be offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Internship Registration Deadlines

Students seeking academic credit for their internship must complete the internship registration/application form no later than the final date for drop/add (except under extenuating circumstances – requiring Dr. Allen’s approval).  This is the final deadline, you should register your internship course as soon as your internship site and faculty supervisor is secured.

Fall 2019:  October 21
Spring 2020:  March 24
May Term 2020: May 1
Summer One 2020: May 1
Summer Two 2020: June 1

The online registration/application form is located in the Portal > Departments> Center for Calling & Career > Internships on the lower right.

Visit the Career Center website for more details!

College to Career Commitment Grant

Georgetown College commits to preparing students for thier life's pursuits by providing an exceptional academic experience and financial support for their career development.  We are committed to keeping a clear focus on vibrant intellectual development and thorough career readiness by providing students in every academic field with:

  • a quality academic degree that develops critical and analytical thinking skills
  • a program that forges a link between that degree and professional opportunities and
  • up to $500 for career-related expenses leading up to commencement

To be eligible to participate in the program, students must enter as first-time freshmen. All new GC students are enrolled in the College-to-Career program. Only students who meet the benchmarks for the Career Exploration Level will be awarded career development funds.

There are two levels of the commitment with required elements for your first and second year and further requirements for your third and fourth years.  Students completing all   requirements for both levels will receive the Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion.  Details can be found in the Portal at Departments > Center for Calling and Career > Resources and Programs.

Who Can Participate?
  • All new GC first-time freshman students are enrolled in the College-to-Career Program (beginning with the Fall 2015 class);

  • Only students who meet the requirements for the Career Exploration Level will be awarded career development funds;

  • Students who complete both levels wll be awarded the Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion.

What are the Requirements?

To be eligible to participate in the program, students must enter as first-time freshmen (beginning with the Fall 2015 class).  All new GC students are enrolled in the College-to-Career Commitment (CTC).  Only students who meet the benchmarks for the Career Exploration Level will be awarded career development funds.  Students must complete the Exploration level to be eligible to complete the Discovery level.  Students that complete both levels will be awarded the Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion.

Benchmarks (Details in Student Guide):

Career Exploration Level
•    Attend at least three CTC designated programs (many will be NEXUS / Calling & Career) during the first year, two during second year and you MUST attend Sophomore Summit the Friday before classes start prior to the spring semester.
•    Students who meet these benchmarks are eligible for up to $ 500 of career development funds.
•    You must complete the application by the last day of classes spring semester.  Once the application is received and verified, you will be notified.

Students who complete the requirements for this level are eligible for up to $500 of career development funds during their junior or senior year.  Students should complete the online application and submit to GCCC by the last day of classes in the spring semester of their sophomore year.  Career development funds are considered income and are subject to all local, state and federal tax regulations.

Career Discovery Level:

  • Complete the Career Exploration Level.
  • Attend at least three CTC designated programs during the third year (two MUST be leadership focused), two leadership focused CTC programs during the fourth year, and you must complete and submit a CTC Reflection* prior to application deadline.
  • Students who complete these benchmarks are eligible for the Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion to be worn at Commencement.
  • You must complete the application two weeks prior to commencement.  Once the application is received and verified, you will be notified.

Students who complete the requirements for this level are eligible to receive The Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion.  Students should complete the online application and submit to GCCC two weeks prior to Commencement.  The Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion will be worn at Commencement.

What are the Eligible Programs?
  • Workshops/Fairs/Career Talks offered on campus throughout the academic year by GCCC and Academic Departments.  
    NOTE:  All eligible programs will be noted with College to Career approval to receive attendance credit.
     
  • Internships conducted for Academic Credit (Must be sophomore, junior or senior status. These can apply toward a leadership focused program.)
  • Internships conducted for Non-Academic Credit (Must be sophomore, junior or senior status.  These can apply toward a leadership focused program.)
    NOTE:  Students completing Non-Academic Credit Internships MUST self-report* to GCCC by providing a brief summary of how the internship experience connects with their studies and career goals.
  • Mock Interviews (Must be sophomore, junior or senior status)
    NOTE:  These must be either part of a class assignment working with the GCCC, or individually be conducted by a GCCC staff member to be considered as an eligible program.
     
  • Job Shadowing/Observations
    NOTE:  A minimum of 20 hours must be completed to be considered as an eligible program.  Students completing Job Shadowing/Observations MUST self-report* to GCCC by providing a brief summary of their experience and how it affected their career planning.
     
  • Individual appointments with GCCC staff
    NOTE:  These may include: **career assessments, career advising, resume writing and cover letter writing appointments.  Students MAY be required to provide an acceptable finished product such as a completed resume.  Career assessments must be completed through Georgetown College such as Type Focus, MBTI or the Strong Interest Survey.  

*Self-report at Portal > Departments > Center for Calling & Career > Resources & Programs

** You must complete the assessment + have an individual review or participate in a group review (example Freshmen Seminar class).