Finding and securing your target job is often harder than you think.

Especially when most resumes are screened out by applicant tracking systems before they are even seen by a hiring manager. We encourage students use these resources and schedule an appointment with Career Services map your next strategies in a job search plan. Please use caution when searching for employment.

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Career Services

Summerville Campus

University Hall

Suite 251

706-737-1604

706-731-7097

careercenter@augusta.edu

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Accessible with your student NetID, Handshake is the official Augusta University Career Services job search and event management platform that links students and recent graduates to employment opportunities with over 600K employers, including 100% of the Fortune 500.

  • Includes part-time campus student employment listings
  • Part-time and full-time positions locally, across the region, and U.S.
  • Internship listings by employers
  • Career Services workshops and fairs to register for
  • Virtual Employer Events and more

 

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Gain Experience

“Experience with the degree is critical for making the most of a job search in any economy. Students that invest in obtaining an internship or co-op position while pursuing their program of study will typically find their resume at the top of the stack when entering a job search upon graduation.”

Julie Goley, Director/ Augusta University Career Services

 
Julie Goley

 


Ways to Gain Experience

Internships & Co-Op Experience

Internships are typically one-time work or service experiences related to the student's major and/or career goal. The internship plan generally involves students working in professional settings under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. Internships can be paid or unpaid, and the student may or may not receive academic credit for performing the internship. Non-clinical internships are available through the Augusta University Volunteer Services Department.

Interning for Academic Credit

If you are looking for academic credit for internships, it is best that you check with your academic department to find out if and how you may obtain academic credit for internships. These regulations vary greatly by academic departments. Very few academic programs at Augusta University require internships; however, Augusta University Career Services is a strong advocate for students getting the experience because we see the value of it daily in the employability of our new graduates.

Although Augusta University Career Services does not provide academic credit for internships, we meet with students who are seeking guidance in finding internships on their own or in conjunction with academic programs. We do offer listings of internships provided by employers that are both paid and unpaid. We also offer guidance for how to develop your own internship contacts and other resources to cultivate experience to coincide with education.

Cooperative Education Offers:

  • Flexible work plans
  • Helps students to gain PAID, career related experience while in school
  • PARALLEL CO-OP offers part-time positions in conjunction with school
  • ALTERNATING CO-OP offers alternating terms of full-time work and school
  • Positions typically last at least 2 semesters in length, with more than one third resulting in full-time job offers upon graduation.
  • PAID internships for one semester are also available.

 

Eligibility Requirements for Co-Op

  • A declared major with at least 24 credit hours complete
  • Enrollment in at least 12+ hours a term (9 hours for graduate students per term)
  • An Overall GPA of at least a 2.5 (Cumulative or Adjusted)
  • Transfer students must have at least one semester at Augusta University in order to establish your GPA at the university.
  • Ability to commit to at least two work semesters in a Co-Op assignment while enrolled

If you meet the requirements listed above, call 706-737-1604 to schedule an appointment with your Career Advisor in the Career Services Department to explore registration for co-ops and internships posted with our office.

Volunteering

Volunteering for a non-profit organization is a less structured and less formal way to develop important career preparation skills and contacts. Review this list of Volunteer Services Sites and Organizations to find an employer whose mission matches your degree or career interests. Looking for volunteer experiences in healthcare, get volunteer experience through the Augusta University College Volunteer Program which offers a volunteer opportunities designed especially for college students. The VolunJAGS College Volunteer program is divided into fall, spring, and summer semesters, enabling college students to volunteer within the medical center during a specific semester without worrying about changing their volunteer schedule every semester as their academic schedule changes.

Want to Learn More?

Co-Op/Research/Science Resources

Getting Involved With Research - whether you plan on continuing your education in graduate or professional school, or plan to enter the job market, performing independent research can help you get there. Getting involved in research gives you the opportunity to learn valuable laboratory skills, be responsible for your own project, and also what it means to be part of a larger picture. The Center for Undergraduate Research can give you meaningful research experiences with faculty on the cutting edge of research.

Opportunities

Volunteering is one of the best ways to gain experience in a field you are interested in pursuing. Many times, volunteer experience can be just as valuable as research experience.

Internship/Co-Op Information

An internship/co-op is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience. Internships and Co-ops are excellent ways to build your resume and gain experience in your field of study.

 

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Student Success Stories

Brikkel Rucker, Communication Major Alumna

Recruiter, Augusta Technical College

Career Services overall does an AMAZING job of providing endless opportunities for students to succeed.

Student Testimonial pic from Brikkel Rucker