The goal of the Emory University Career Center is to advise and assist undergraduate students about career decision-making, employment opportunities, academic programs and internships that will enhance their skill set. We also assist and develop relationships with employers and graduate schools wishing to recruit our students and alumni.
Our office provides the tools necessary for you to succeed through counseling, workshops, mock interviews, panels, employer recruiting & development, pre-professional advising, alumni relations, internships, self-assessment and career research.
The Emory Career Center provides continued services to alumni up to six years post-graduation. Alumni 0-2 years post graduation are afforded all resources and services of the Career Center including limited access to Handshake at no charge. Alumni 2-6 years post graduation may consult with a career counselor and be afforded resources and services at the discretion of the counselor. There is no cost to the first session, however, subsequent discussions will be offered at $90 per session (Pre-Law alumni are exempt from this fee; Pre-Health alumni meet with the Pre-Health Mentoring Office
). On-campus recruitment through Handshake
is only accessible for one year after graduation. After one year, graduates will receive "view only" access to job postings on Handshake
. The Emory Career Network database provides on-line access to alumni mentors willing to discuss career options in a variety of industries and location. Visit www.alumni.emory.edu
for more information.
Self-assessment is an important part of understanding how your values, interests and personality fit with various career options. Students may choose to take advantage of formalized career assessment tools in addition to working with a career counselor. Both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) are available as a career assessment package. Students must meet with a career counselor BEFORE taking the assessments.
Our library has more than 1,000 career-related books, magazines, and directories. Students can research careers, as well as job and internship opportunities, by major, location, and industry. Amenities include wireless internet access, computers, typewriters, and fax and copy machines.
One-on-one appointments are available with our career counselors. Students can learn about self-assessments and career decision-making, find out how to research industries and occupations, get help choosing a major, or receive advice about conducting a job or internship search. Our pre-professional advisors can offer guidance and assistance in navigating Pre-Health, Pre-Graduate and Pre-Law pathways.
The Career Center sponsors a fall and spring career fair annually for students and alumni to interact with recruiters in education, nonprofit, business, government and other industries.
The Career Center staff will provide feedback on your resumes, curriculum vitae, cover letters and personal statements. Please submit your document
on our document critique submission form. Resumes and cover letters are usually returned within three business days. Personal statements are returned within five to seven business days. For more information, please call the front desk at 404.727.6211.
Create a file for letters of recommendation for graduate and professional school programs. Our dossier recommendation file service is available for Ph.D. candidates and students seeking teaching positions.
Students may schedule a mock interview with a career counselor, pre-professional advisor or corporate representative for assistance in preparing for future interviews for job positions or graduate/professional school admissions. Students can also use InterviewStream
to practice with pre-recorded interviews from the convenience of their laptop or other desktop computer.
Employers from a variety of industries and organizations visit The Career Center each semester to conduct interviews for full-time jobs and internships. Students may take advantage of these opportunities by registering on Handshake
- our comprehensive, on-line database with thousands of job listings and internships from across the nation. A calendar search option allows students to plan and register for Career Center-sponsored job fairs, on-campus recruiting and networking events, panel discussions, and workshops. Additionally, students may upload and submit resumes at the request of interested employers.
Quick 15-minute appointments are available for those students who have declared a major. You can also call the front desk at 404.727.6211 for more information.
The Career Center offers workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and internship and job search strategies. Panel discussions are provided to help students explore occupations in a variety of industries and to engage directly with participating professionals. Further programs are designed to assist with the graduate and professional school application process, personal statements, and letters of evaluation. Custom programs are available upon request by faculty or student groups.