The mission of Career Services is to provide efficient, effective, and personalized services to UWG's students, alumni, and employers. Career Services interfaces between the campus and the employment community to facilitate career development through career coaching, student work, professional practice programs, and career employment.
Student Employment Office
The office assists students to find on-campus employment composed of Student Research Assistant Program (SRAP) positions, general student assistant jobs and Federal Work Study positions (must qualify for these through Financial Aid). Off-campus employment is also part of this office’s responsibilities and jobs are identified and students referred in the neighboring communities and with corporations in the metro-Atlanta area.
Professional Practice Office
This office works with the Intern and Cooperative Education Programs. These programs combine a student’s academic studies with practical experiences in the workplace. Students in many cases earn money, gain “hands-on experience” and make contacts that prove extremely valuable after graduation. Many co-ops can continue for several consecutive or alternate semesters and according to a recent survey, employers rated the co-op program as one of the most effective methods of recruiting full time positions. Both co-op and internships may involve pay (required for the co-op program) and academic course credit.
Career Employment Office
This office works with graduating seniors and provides workshops and event opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary to assist them in transitioning into the workforce. Events sponsored by the office include job fairs held in the fall and spring. Individual job coaching is available through this office and students are assisted with resume development, interviewing techniques and job search strategies.
Wanda McGukin, Director | 678-839-6431 | 3rd Floor Parker Hall | http://careerweb.westga.edu