Career & Professional Development partners with our Faculty to ensure they have the proper resources to offer their students throughout their undergraduate degree.

Hiring a Work Study Student

Have you been approved to hire a work study student (or more) to assist you in the classroom, lab, and/or office?

If so, then here’s what you need to know. All work study positions MUST be posted on Handshake to give equal opportunity to all students. All procedures for creating a free employer account and posting a work study position can be found on the Roadrunner Portal under “Departments” and “Student Work Study.”

ROADRUNNER PORTAL

HANDSHAKE

Questions about using Handshake should be directed to: [email protected]

Questions about funding and financial aid eligibility should be directed to: [email protected]

Questions about new employee orientation and start date for your work study should be directed to: [email protected]

Classroom Presentations

Looking for a class presenter?

Career & Professional Development is eager and happy to come to your class and present on such topics as:

  • Creating a Competitive Resume
  • Preparing for Graduate/Professional School
  • Professionalism
  • Salary Negotiating
  • Social Media & Your Professional Development
  • The Importance Of Networking
  • Interviewing 101
  • And Much More

If you’d like to set up a time for us to come and present to your class, please email us the date, time, location, and topic you wish to have presented.

[email protected]

Benefits of Internships

Internships are a work-integrated learning experience that promotes academic, personal, and professional development. Students actively and reflectively engage in learning by applying theory and/or concepts specific to their program of study.

WHY INTERN?

  • 80% of employers view recruiting as primary function of internships*
  • 51% of new college hires completed an internship with their company*
  • 8% of students who intern receive permanent job offers*
  • 6% of employers prefer candidates with work experience*

INTERNSHIPS

  • Allow students to gain skills and learn about a career field from the inside
  • Help students establish professional contacts and begin networking
  • Can be paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, and/or for academic credit
  • Generally related to your academic major or career objective
  • Typically one semester in length

Students should begin their search early (3-6 months ahead), identify what they want from the experience, and prepare a resume geared toward seeking the internship. Faculty should assist in this search with the help of Career & Professional Development.

SOME PLACES WHERE STUDENTS CAN BEGIN SEARCHING FOR AN INTERNSHIP

Feel free to email or send students to see Career & Professional Development located in the Pope Student Center.

[email protected]

*Information from US News & National Association of Colleges and Employers

Career Events Happening Soon

Unsure of your career path/major?  Then this is the event for you! Come meet Faculty and learn more about their majors, as well as professionals from the community already working in the field.

MAJORS FAIR

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Pope Patio

Come speak with companies/organizations who are looking to hire our students for internships and part/full time job opportunities. Don’t miss these events!

FALL INTERNSHIP & JOB FAIR

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2023
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Roberts Library | Second Floor

GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Roberts Library | Second Floor

Employers and students/alumni can register for these events on Handshake.

HANDSHAKE

Other career-related topics and events to prepare students for their future careers and develop necessary professional skills.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023

  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • 1:00 p.m. | Location TBD

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2023

  • Free Headshot Day
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Gignilliat Hall | Atrium
  • Photos taken by Bierkamp Photography

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2023

  • Starbucks & the Interview
  • 12:30 p.m. | Gignilliat Hall | Goodroe Auditorium

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS RECRUITMENT FAIR

  • Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m.
  • Health Professions Atrium

Register on HANDSHAKE

Networking: If you know someone, your chances of getting your foot in the door just went up 80%! Come start making those connections at this event!

“SCHMOOZAPALOOZA” NETWORKING EVENT

  • Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • 3 p.m.  to 5 p.m.
  • Roberts Library | Second Floor

Sponsored by Greater Dalton Chamber and Murray County Chamber of Commerce

Graduating in May 2023?

Then don’t miss this amazing and FREE opportunity to get a beautiful portrait in your regalia in front of the Dalton State College Bell Tower.

GRADUATE PORTRAIT DAY

  • Friday, April 28, 2023
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Quad | Belltower

Photos taken by Bierkamp Photography

Donating to the Career Closet

Dalton State College is focused on offering resources to our students to help them succeed in their education and career.

One of those resources is our Career Closet. Ran on donations, this resource offers students, who do not own or cannot otherwise afford to purchase, PROFESSIONAL WEAR clothing at no cost them. We are always looking for donations of professional wear to fill the closet. If you or anyone in your organizations, clubs, church, family, etc. is willing to donate gently used or brand new professional wear to the Dalton State Career Closet, we will gladly take it.  Any items not kept are donated to Providence Ministries in Dalton, GA.

With your help, our students will look and feel professional and ready for that big interview or business meeting/event. Thank you in advance for your donations!

We accept donations Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Dean of Students Office located in the Pope Student Center.

For questions: [email protected]

Have questions?

We’d be happy to answer your questions about our Career and Professional Development services. If you have inquiries or need assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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