The Grad Post, Spring 2020, Career and Professional Development
Amy E. Taulbee, Associate Director Office of Career and Professional Development and Legislative Internship Program
Q: Tell us about your role in the Office of Career and Professional Development.
A: I am the Associate Director of Employer Relations and Experiential Learning. I oversee the Employer Relations functions of the office, which include, all of our Career Events, On Campus Recruiting, Networking opportunities, Employer Recruiting initiatives and much more.
The Experiential Learning arm includes encouraging and tracking internship and co-op experiences, as well as, our Career Exploration GS2131 and Professional Development GS2132 courses.
Q: Tell us about some of the areas in which your office provides support to students.
A: Our Career Development arm assists students with Career Exploration and preparing for opportunities which includes resume creation and critique, mock interviews, internship and job search strategies and much more. The Employer Relations and Experiential Learning areas in which I primarily work concentrates on helping students to gain “real world” experience and provides ways for students to connect with employers regarding job shadowing, internship, co-op and full time job opportunities.
Q: What are a few suggestions, or advice, you would give a student that is getting ready to graduate?
A: I would recommend that students come see us, it is never too late! We are here to support students wherever they are in their career path. Even if it is just to solidify what a student already has planned, our staff can still offer tips to take them to the next level or make sure that they have the latest information from recruiters in their specific industry of interest. Many times we have direct connections with recruiters and/or Human Resources personnel with companies that students are applying to. We consistently hear from students that have used our services that they wish they would have used our office sooner and more often.
Q:What are the services that you offer to alumni?
A: All of the services that were available to active undergraduate or graduate students are available to alumni free of charge.
Q: What is the best way for students to find out about events that your office is hosting?
A: On our website GeorgiaSouthern.edu/ocpd and/or by logging into Eagle Career Net through myGeorgiaSouthern.
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