Career Services

Internships & Co-op COVID-19 Guidelines

  • If you are interested in part-time employment attend this event to meet local area employers and learn more about their current hiring needs.  This event is open to all USA students and all majors are welcome.
  • 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.
  • This in-person fair is a university-wide event open to all majors.  This career fair provides the opportunity for employers, students, and alumni to network and discuss full-time, co-op, and internship positions.
  • Alabama Connection is an annual statewide graduate and professional school recruiting event where graduate school admissions representatives nationwide are on hand to disseminate information to college students about their respective programs.
  • If you have not done so already create your Handshake account to begin searching for a job or internship, register for career fairs and events,
  • Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

Career Services Virtual Assistance

Providing you with compassionate and quality services continues to be our top priority.  Our services are available to you remotely and we are working closely with our employer partners to keep you informed of their plans.  We encourage you to review the following resources.

▼   Advising & Appointments

Career Advising Appointments

Our advisors are taking appointments each week.  You can choose to make an appointment to be in person, by phone, or Zoom meeting.  Schedule your appointment in Navigate South or email your appointment request to careerservices@southalabama.

▼   Digital Resources

Career Services has a variety of digital resources to assist you with exploring careers and majors, researching specific industries and companies and developing professional skills and competencies.

▼   Career Fairs & Events
All of our career fairs and events are a convenient way for you to connect with recruiters and employers.
▼   USA One Stop
An additional source of campus support and information during this time of transition is the USA One Stop.  

Career Services remains dedicated to you and your career development.  If we can be of any assistance to you, please take advantage of the above resources or reach out to us directly at (251) 460-6188 or careerservices@southalabama.edu!

Handshake

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 for Students and Alumni or the Handshake Help Center.

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

 

Upcoming Career Events