Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Career Services Center – what’s the point?

By Ivana Petrovic, Career Services Intern

Every AU freshman is required to sit through the Accent on Success Career Services session, and because it’s just another one of those classes that everyone just has to grin and bear, it’s understandable when most students don’t get much out of the visit. While it may not interest students very much at the time of their AOS class, because it is so early in their college career, the Career Services Center (CSC) really is a helpful place to turn to when you’re confused about where you want to go in life, no matter your major (even if you’re undecided – in which case, the office can help with that, too!). In reality, it really can offer students of any class level the help that they need. The CSC is a great place to go if you’re looking for free resources for your internship, graduate school, or job search; free mock interviews, free help on resumes, cover letters, and anything else you can think of that’s goal-oriented and relates to helping you succeed in the future. In addition to setting up appointments with Career Specialists, walk-in sessions with Career Assistants trained to review resumes and cover letters are available Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 PM. The office also holds an annual career fair with employers for a variety of majors, an Intern of the Month process (great to put on your resume and receive free career items, such as a portfolio), several workshops, and other fun events such as the Etiquette Dinner. Another good aspect of the CSC is that the office’s services remain free to all AU students even after graduation! So, if you reach a point where you just don’t like where your life is headed, or you just can’t see yourself making it through another day at your current job situation, the AU CSC team will gladly help you find your happy place! The CSC team is comprised of caring people, who are genuinely interested in seeing you benefit from their help. So, if you’re ever in need of advice for the future, don’t hesitate to stop in anytime during office hours (8-5; M-F), call 419-289-5064, or visit the website at

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