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2 THE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES SERVICES OFFERED TO CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

3 WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU? Individual Career Counseling Job/Internship Postings & Searches Resource Library On Campus recruitment & interviews Career Fairs Resume & Cover Letter Assistance DISCOVER Program Credential File Maintenance Alumni Mentors on College Central Enter Password Frostburg Help with selecting a major/focus & Career planning Free access to College Central

4 What Can I Do With A Major In… Feel free to stop by the Office of Career Services and browse the What Can I Do With A Major In file box. The information sheets for FSU majors contain sample job titles, Web sites, and other pertinent information for students exploring majors or career options!

5 DISCOVER IS… A comprehensive computerized guidance program that contains self-guided interest inventories to help students identify and match their skills, values and interests with various career options. DISCOVER contains updated information on occupations, college majors, training institutions, financial aid/scholarship information, and military options. It also has useful information regarding resume writing, cover letters, job applications and interviewing techniques. The Office of Career Services provides access to this program and assistance with interpreting the results.

6 Resume and Cover Letter Critiques & Mock Interviews The staff members of Career Services are available to meet with students on an individual basis. Director- Dr. Robbie Cordle, a Graduate Assistant, and other student interns are each available on a daily basis. Students should prepare a rough draft copy of a resume or cover letter to be critiqued. A paper copy or a copy on a computer storage device (flash drive, CD, etc.) are preferred. For help preparing a draft, please visit the Career Services 124 Sand Spring Hall to pick up sample resumes and cover letters, as well as to review materials in the resource library. Mock interviews should be scheduled in advance. A description of the job the student is interviewing for should be provided in addition to a resume and a cover letter so that career staff can prepare appropriate, targeted questions. All appointments can be made by calling

7 CREDENTIAL FILES Credential files are created by FSU students and contain resumes, cover letters, transcripts, letters of recommendations and other pertinent information. The files are used for internships, graduate school applications, and job searches. The Office of Career Services manages the files and mails them to prospective employers and graduate schools upon request from the student. Requests for release of information within a credential file can be made in person, by letter or , or via phone. Students pay a one-time activation fee of $20.00 to the FSU Business Office in order to activate credential file for a seven-year period. A student can make up to 20 mail requests per month within the seven-year time period. It is never to early in your academic career to open a credential file. A packet can be obtained from the Career Services office or by visiting our Web site and downloading the appropriate forms:

8 Career Fairs & On Campus Recruitment Career Expo - Held during Homecoming weekend and brings FSU alum to the campus. The Alumni meet with groups of students to discuss post graduation experiences within each major. Career and Internship Fair - Typically held in the spring semester and draws regional employers to the campus. Some on-the-spot interviews are held, and students also have the opportunity to network with employers. Education Job Fair - Education majors have the opportunity to interview with numerous school systems in the spring semester.

9 Career Fairs Continued On Campus Recruitment and Information Sessions - Employers visit campus to hold interviews or information session for certain majors. Please check your for up-to-date recruitment calendar or call Career Services at Check for other events on the following Web sites:

10 WALT DISNEY WORLD COLLEGE PROGRAM Disney has designed an internship program for college students, and Frostburg is on board! Students have the opportunity to live, work and play in Orlando, Florida for multiple semesters. This experience offers students an opportunity to create global relationships and establish rapport with an outstanding company and within a strong industry. The educational and experiential opportunities are endless! Interviews for this internship are held on campus once per semester. Check out this internship at:

11 Experience Career Services, It's the Best Time You'll Ever Spend!!! Office of Career Services 124 Sand Spring Hall (office) (fax) Career Services Staff Dr. Robbie L. Cordle, Director Mrs. Donna Sivic, Administrative Assistant II For Graduate Assistant and Student Intern information, please visit the Office of Career Services contact Web site:


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