Student Resources | Career Development

Handshake | Job & Internship Search

Handshake offers Coker students and alumni an online hub where they can connect with employers and discover open positions in a wide variety of fields.

To claim your Coker Handshake account, simply visit coker.joinhandshake.com and log in using your Coker email. Note: If you are an alumni and your Coker email is no longer active, you may submit a personal email address and follow the on-screen prompts to claim your account. 

CLAIM YOUR ACCOUNT

EMPLOYERS OFTEN RECEIVE HUNDREDS, OR EVEN THOUSANDS, OF APPLICATIONS FOR AN OPEN POSITION. YOU WANT YOURS TO STAND OUT IN THE CROWD.

Your resume and cover letter provide your first impression with a hiring manager, and are the key to securing an interview. Of course, these documents must be free of grammatical errors, misspelled words, and typos—but more importantly, you want them to speak to your strengths and illustrate how you could be the best fit for the job.

The Student Success Center can help you create polished, strategic resumes and cover letters. Visit our offices in the Library-Information Technology Center, and we’ll work together to move your application to the top of the pile!

Resume Resources & More!
Resume Writing, Samples Resumes, etc.

Cover Letter Resources & More! 
Cover Letter Writing, Sample Cover Letters, etc.

BEING A GOOD NETWORKER DOESN’T MEAN BEING THE MOST OUTGOING PERSON AT THE PARTY.

Networking is a skill, and as with most skills, you get better at it with practice. With that in mind, the Student Success Center has a number of resources available to help you brush up on everything from digital networking to elevator pitches:

Networking Resources & More!

CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME IMPRESSED A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER, AND YOU’VE BEEN INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

This is a great accomplishment in itself, and you should be proud that you made it to this stage of the hiring process. If you got this far, you’ve already made a good impression on paper. Now it’s time to show the hiring manager that you can deliver that same professionalism in person. Here are a few tips to help calm your nerves and prepare as much as possible for your big day:

Interview Resources & More! 
What to do before, during, and after the interview, professional wardrobe tips, etc.

NOT SURE WHICH MAJOR YOU SHOULD PURSUE?

Keep in mind, the subjects you study in college don’t have to match up exactly with your future career. There’s plenty of room to explore the academic programs and specializations offered at Coker.

You can gain insight into career path options, employment information, and average salaries for various paths by doing some research. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupations Outlook Handbook is one fantastic resource.

CAREER ASSESSMENTS & SELF-EXPLORATION

Research shows that people who are happiest in their jobs are those who have chosen a career path and work environment in alignment with their morals, values, interests, and aspirations. With that in mind, it is essential that you get to know yourself before making a long-term decision about your course of study.

Coker students have free access to MyPlan, which offers unlimited access to the four assessments described below. Please contact the Student Success Center to obtain your access code and account set-up instructions.

Major & Career Exploration Resources

The Student Success Center helps to facilitate student internships that will be completed for academic credit. Our friendly staff can help you find a placement that best suits your needs and career goals. We also provide support throughout the course of your internship experience, checking in regularly with both interns and their supervisors.

WHY INTERN?

  • Get real-world experience in your field of interest
  • Explore potential career paths
  • Network and make professional contacts
  • Build up your resume with new experiences and skills
  • Earn academic credit toward your degree

Learn more about internship opportunities and the requirements for your major, please speak to your academic advisor or visit us in the Student Success Center. You can also find additional information about the Internship Program here.

Internship Resources & More!

LANDING A JOB CAN BE TOUGH, BUT IT’S MUCH EASIER WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS.

The Student Success Center offers career coaching and other helpful information to assist you in your job search.

Please stop by the Center (located on the first floor of the Library-Information Technology Center) to chat about your career goals!

Job Search Resources & More!

HANDSHAKE | JOB & INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Handshake offers Coker students and alumni an online hub where they can connect with employers and discover open positions in a wide variety of fields.

To claim your Coker Handshake account, simply visit coker.joinhandshake.com and log in using your Coker email.
Note: If you are an alumni and your Coker email is no longer active, you may submit a personal email address and follow the on-screen prompts to claim your account. 

CLAIM YOUR ACCOUNT

 

THINKING ABOUT GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL?

The Student Success Center has a number of tools and tips to guide you through the grad school decision and application processes. Visit the Center in the LITC to get started or check out the suggested preparation timeline and resources.

Graduate School Resources & More!