Career Services

  • Confidence is key in the job search process. Whether you are interviewing, interning, or starting a new job after graduation, find everything you need to finish your perfect look at the JCPenney Suit-Up Event!

All currently enrolled Jaguars are invited to attend the JCPenney Suit-Up Event!
  • The HireAJag Career Fair is held semi-annually during the fall and spring semesters. This fair is a university-wide event open to all majors. The career fair provides the opportunity for employers, students, and alumni to network and discuss full-time, co-op, and internship positions.
  • Drop-In Career Advising is available during the week without an appointment for quick questions or document reviews that can be done in 15 minutes or less.
  • The Education Seminar and Career Fair is held semi-annually during the fall and spring semesters. This event is targeted for students seeking teaching positions and other education-related opportunities.
  • Students and alumni are encouraged to meet with industry professionals to discuss full-time jobs and internship positions in areas related to Sales and Marketing. This event will be held in the Mitchell College of Business. Please RSVP to attend.
  • Students seeking part-time employment are encouraged to attend this event to meet local area employers and USA campus representatives to hear about current job opportunities. This job fair is open to USA students and all majors are welcome.
  • Students and alumni are invited to meet with industry professionals to discuss full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internship positions in areas related to business. This is an excellent opportunity that provides awareness of organizations and their hiring needs. Please register through your Handshake account to attend the career fair. You will be required to check-in at this event in order to receive your name tag and credit for attendance.
  • Every Career Starts with A Handshake
  • An online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence - all from your personal computer.
  • Helpful information for crafting and refining your resume.
  • The Awato document creator tool will guide you through an easy to use creation form that uses your previous work experience and the type of job you'll be applying for to craft the ideal resume.  Awato will analyze your job or related industry posting and suggest key words, content, and formatting.
 

Drop-In Career Advising is Now Available!

If, you need the following

  • Have a quick question?
  • Want to learn more about the services we offer
  • Need a quick review of your resume or cover letter
  • How to access and navigate Handshake

Then, Drop-In Career Advising is for YOU

  • No appointment is necessary
  • Consists of a 15 minute or less individual session with a Career Services Advisor (first-come, first-served).  If you require more than 15 minutes call (251) 460-6188 to schedule in advance an individual appointment.

Regular Semester Drop-In Career Advising Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 2:00 to 4:00 pm
(This service is not available when campus offices are closed due to an observed holiday. Please refer to the academic calendar.)


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Handshake is the university's platform to connect students, alumni, and employers.  Discover information on jobs, internships, co-ops, events, and on-campus recruiting opportunities.

Getting Started with Handshake

▼   Students and Alumni

Students and alumni access the Handshake - Students page for detailed instructions on the following:

IMPORTANT: We highly encourage you to update your resume prior to uploading to Handshake to ensure you have a quality document that is competitive for employment purposes. For information on perfecting your resume, view our Resume Writing page. To request a resume critique contact our office at (251) 460-6188 or careerservices@southalabama.edu.

If you need additional assistance with Handshake go to Getting Started With Handshake or the Handshake Help Center.

Be aware of fraudulent job activity!  To avoid this from happening to you read the following.

 

Upcoming Career Events