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Volume 1, Issue 4, 10-10-2016
Volume 1, Issue 3, 9-26-2016
Volume 1, Issue 2, 9-12-2016
Volume 1, Issue 1, 8-29-2016

Resumes & Cover Letters:

Resume Writing Guide
Action Verb List
Chronological vs Functional
Getting Started
The Basics
Using Keywords
Transferable Skills
Using Data & Numbers
The Well-Rounded Resume
14 Tips for Resume Success
Cover Letter Writing Guide
Cover Letters
Why a Cover Letter?


Job Searching Tips:

Time Management Tips
Keys to Applying Online

Long Search? Stay Motivated!
How to Brand Yourself
Networking 101
Informational Interviews
Job Fairs--The Basics
Job Shadowing
Your Digital Footprint
SMART Goals--Fast Facts
SMART Goals--Worksheet



Ultimate Interviewing Guide
List of Practice Questions
60 Second Elevator Speech
The Art of the Interview
Interview Taboos
Interview To-Dos!
Body Language
Informational Interviews


Military Background:

Working as a Civilian
Transferable Skills Advantage
Career Coach-MOC



Welcome to Career
Development Services!

Career Development Services provides a range
of support for both students and alumni:

  • One-to-one career exploration and counseling,
  • Resume assistance and cover letter writing,
  • Job search training (i.e., interviewing, soft skills training, etc.),
  • Job readiness & displacement assistance,
  • Training workshops (e.g., open resume-writing, LinkedIn, appropriate business/interview attire, etc.), and
  • Job Fairs and other events with employers.



Federal Work Study Jobs STILL available!
Looking for on-campus employment?? Jobs available in multiple departments on campus (click here to view full descriptions):
-Bromfield Library & Information Commons (BLIC)
-Crawford Success Center

-Foundation & Alumni
-Child Development Center
-The Urban Center

-Physics Department
-Liberal Arts Division

Find a job that offers flexibility to work on campus while improving your skills and building your resume! Fill out the application and return to Financial Aid (Kee 143) to determine eligibility. Contact the department to discuss your interest in the Work Study position!



Internship Meet & Greet—Are you looking for an internship? Looking to network with local employers? Our annual speed networking event allows students and employers to interact to discuss internships, PT/FT jobs, and other future opportunities! Email Tracy Bond, Internship Coordinator, for questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!


Resume Bootcamps—Come work on your resume in a computer lab while getting one-on-one attention from the career services and internship staff! This is great prep for the career networking events!

We periodically schedule bootcamps before large events, so stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, log-in to College Central and use the Resume Builder to get started! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for editing/feedback!
Fall 2016 Resume Bootcamp Walk-in Options:

  • Wed 11/2, 9AM-1PM Fallerius 124
  • Thurs 11/3, 11AM-1PM Kehoe 137
  • Tues 11/8, 11AM-2PM Ovalwood 114
  • Wed 11/9, 11AM-3PM Library Lab
  • Tues 11/15, 11AM-2PM Ovalwood 114
  • Wed 11/16, 9AM-2PM Kehoe 137
  • Thurs 12/1, 9AM-11AM Fallerius 136
  • Tues 12/6, 9AM-4PM Library Lab


Career Closet—Do you need some professional clothing for the upcoming internship fair or your job interview? Come "shop" at the Career Closet for all of your professional clothing needs. We have racks and racks of gently used professional clothing that students can peruse!
Fall 2016 Closets:

  • Kehoe Career Closet - Thursday, November 17th from 9:00AM-3:30PM
  • Career Closet, Eisenhower Cafeteria - Wednesday, November 30th from 9:00AM-4:00PM


Job & Internship Fair—Looking for a full-time, part-time, summer job, or internship? We have employers from all industries who come recruit at our on-campus Job and Internship Fair! This open house, come-and-go event is for all students and alumni from every major. Dress for success and bring copies of your resume! Giveaways for attending! Stay tuned for the next on-campus fair!


**Check in with us periodically for upcoming Events!**


 Resources for Students & Alumni



Career Coach

  • current and future job availability
  • area unemployment trends
  • salary information
  • educational/training requirements
  • FOCUS2
    Are you undecided in your major?
    Are you wondering what careers are connected to your major?
    Are you thinking about changing career fields?

    The FOCUS2 is a career assessment that will help you examine your talents, interests, values, and aspirations to point you towards a career path that's a good fit for you.
  • College Central Network
    CCN is a community job board, connecting NC State students & alumni to local employers. We have hundreds of local job listings as well as a search engine with over 500,000 jobs available nationwide.
    Utilize the Resume Builder on CCN to get started on your resume draft with the help of our career counselor today!
    Click here to access the help guide for registering on College Central.
    Click here to access the Resume Builder tutorial.
  • Internship Program
    Read about the on-the-job internship experiences that your peers are having at their internship sites! This could be you next semester or next summer! Contact Tracy, our Internship Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

    Click here to see a list of the NEW 2016-2017 Rupp Foundation PAID Winter Internships! These internship opportunities pay about $10 an hour ($2100 stipend). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on how to apply!
  • Ohio Means Jobs
    The State of Ohio job matching system allows anyone to post resumes and get job leads. Employers can also post jobs. Ohio Means Jobs also has a large job searching toolkit that you can utilize in addition to NCSC Career Development Services.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The Occupational Outlook Handbook is published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is a guide to hundreds of different careers in the United States, providing information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education required, earnings, and job market outlook of the different occupations. This resource is valuable in the FYEX 0060 course.
  • Job Board Websites
    In addition to College Central Network, our community job board with local listings and, you may be interested in searching for jobs on other online job boards. Here are links to other online resources:

    Don't forget to utilize social media, particularly, to search for jobs, as well! Best of luck in your search!


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Career Counselor

Caitlin Rethorst

102 Kee Hall
163 Kehoe Center
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Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    *Be sure to catch the Career Counselor, by scheduling an appointment ahead of time!
  • Main office: Kee Hall 102, Main Campus
  • Kehoe Center 163 in Shelby during designated office hours:
    • Tuesday 8:00AM - 10:00PM
    • Wednesday 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    • Thursday 8:00AM - 12:00AM


Follow NCSC on Twitter @NCSCcareers for career advice, job postings, and internship connections

Mission Statement
To provide quality career counseling & exploration services to assist students in making informed career choices.

To provide quality career knowledge & job readiness to prepare students to secure employment in related field of study.



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