CAREER SERVICES FOR CGUS STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
(receiving an Associate, Bachelor, or Master’s degree)
Prior to graduation, it is recommended that undergraduate students complete a set of career development benchmarks on a pathway that follows a four-year career planning model. These benchmarks provide students an opportunity to engage in career development activities on an annual basis so that they are prepared for internships as well as transitions to a career or to graduate / professional school. For an overview of this pathway please visit the Career Services CGUS ENGAGE page.
Graduate students should find the checklist helpful as well.
*We recommend that all students meet with career services prior to graduation.
Major and Career Exploration
Discover your gifts and your career goals with FOCUS2
We know how important it is that you find a major you love and a career path that will lead you to success. Our Career Services Director can help you identify majors and careers that fit your interests, values, and abilities. The first step we suggest our FOCUS 2 assessment which will help you connect your work interests, personality, values, skills, and leisure interests with possible majors and careers. After completing this we suggest you schedule an appointment with the Career Services Director or your academic advisor.
Career Advising Appointments
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to about the next step in your career. Our Career Services Director meets individually with students in 30-minute to 1-hour appointments. She can help you research career options and identify strategies for getting experience through an internship. She can review your resume and cover letter and provide tips that will help you land an interview.
If you have a career related question or concern and you want to talk, come on by for a visit! You may contact Career Services directly to schedule an appointment at 770-426-2767, stop by the Student Affairs/ Advocacy area, or email us at Career@LIFE.edu.
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
In today’s world, your resume and cover letter must speak to the needs of the employer. The key to getting an interview is a targeted resume and cover letter that showcase your transferable skills. Use our resume and cover letter samples and get the Director to review them before you reach out to your dream employer. To get started use our Resume and Cover Letter Writing tools ( housed on ENGAGE).
Career Connections Networking and Career Fairs
Life University undergraduate students will have an opportunity to participate in the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE) Statewide Career Fair each April and November. This annual fair is designed for students and alumni from Georgia colleges and universities and is encouraged for all our CGUS students. Whether you are seeking an internship, researching career opportunities, or seeking your first job after graduation, you are encouraged to participate
GREAT NEWS! This fair still takes place but is currently in a virtual format, For more information about the 2022 GACE Statewide Career Fairs, click here.
Career Services creates, sponsors, and hosts workshops related to career exploration. Watch for these opportunities for interacting with professionals from a variety of fields to be posted on the Career Services ENGAGE page.
Please contact the Director of Career Services if you would like to see specific topics presented in a workshop.
Resources and Job Boards
Careers4Life is our Online Recruiting System for students and alumni from all academic majors. Posted opportunities include off campus part-time jobs, internships, and full-time career opportunities. Our goal is to help the most relevant jobs are reach our students. Register for your account today, build your profile, and be certain to use the broad “extended job search” feature to tailor and maximize your search efforts. And be certain to get the Careers By Symplicity APP!
Additional JOB BOARDS
Login to your FOCUS2 account to find many more.
Remember if you need assistance using Careers4LIFE, preparing your resume/CV, getting ready for an interview, or searching for job openings for which you qualify, our Career Services Office is ready to help.