Career Talk

Career Talk: What Can Career Services Do For You?

By Jonathan Kowiatek


“Career Talk” is a weekly series presented by the student employees of Shenandoah University’s Career Services that provides advice and keeps the SU community up-to-date about upcoming events and opportunities. 

What is your ultimate goal? Why are you here at SU? What is going to happen after graduation? All of these questions can be answered by three simple words—start your career. As a student you are here to learn the skills needed to prepare you to go out and pursue your career. Whether you are in the Conservatory, the Business school, Health Professions, or Arts and Sciences, everyone aims to further themselves after graduation. You have many options including finding full-time employment in your field, pursuing additional education, participating in civic engagement, and much more!

You may be asking yourself, “How do I know what career or major is right for me?” From the beginning of freshman year to the end of senior year and beyond, all students and alumni can benefit from guidance to help direct them in their career pursuits. If you have a plan in place or are still exploring, you can discuss your options with the staff in Career Services.

Career Services is the place to come for assistance with anything career-related. The staff works with students and alumni in all aspects of the career development process, from major exploration to career changes. They can assist with finding a graduate school, visiting career fairs, sharpening your interview skills, crafting a resume and cover letter, or developing your professional online identity. There’s a plethora of knowledge to be found at Career Services about available internships, job opportunities, and how to prepare yourself to look great to employers.

Career Services is located on the third floor of Cooley Hall. Stop in any weekday from 9am-5pm or send an email to Career Services is here to help you take that next step in your career journey!

Career Services is located in Cooley Hall 314.
For questions or job search assistance, contact
Career Services at or (540)665-5412.
Walk-ins welcome!

This article was edited by Heather Pollak & Amanda Grantham.

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