Student & Alumni Services
Open to students and alumni, career counseling addresses issues such as choosing a major, exploring career options, gaining career-related experience, summer jobs, graduate school questions, and job search strategies. Career staff can also help you develop a personal career search strategy and improve your interviewing skills.
When you schedule an appointment, that hour is reserved specifically for you. If you find you are unable to keep that appointment, PLEASE contact Career Services as soon as possible at the appropriate office to notify them of the change. Doing so will allow staff to meet with another student during that hour.
We understand that there will be times when schedules change and appointments need to be moved or canceled. However, if you repeatedly “no show” for an appointment (i.e., fail to give notice that you will not be keeping your appointment), Career Services reserves the right to rescind your access to the services offered by the office.
If you are trying to decide on a major or career options, Career Services can help. These resources are available to you free of charge as you begin your search.
Individual Career Counseling Appointments – Talking with a career specialist is one of the best ways to begin exploring interests, values, and skills and relating them to possible major and career options. Self-assessment exercises and resources can be discussed during these sessions.
Focus 2 Online Assessment – Focus 2 offers several quick assessments you may complete online, which will provide you with career suggestions based on your answers. This tool also helps you begin researching these career ideas, providing you specific information about job tasks, salaries and projected outlook for the profession. We recommend meeting with a Career Services Specialist to discuss your results and next steps.
Each year Career Services offers numerous workshops on various topics including: selecting a major, networking, interviewing, finding an internship, resumes, job search, business etiquette, facebook privacy and more. For a complete workshop schedule, check out our calendar under either “Students” or “Alumni” at College Central Network for the University of North Georgia.
The Career Library houses information on careers based on major or interests, internship resources, company information, state and federal application processes, job strategies, resources on developing strong career employment skills, and much more.
Meet with the Internship Coordinator to help get you started on your internship journey. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), student intern spotlights, guidelines, and forms, including the Internship Learning Agreement (ILA), are available on the Internships webpage (check with your Internship Faculty Instructor of Record to see if the Internship Learning Agreement is required for your internship). Please note that academic internships are intended only for students pursuing a four-year degree or higher. Junior status is required.
Career Services offers on-campus interviews. These interviews are usually by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance. Check out our Calendar of Events to see who may be coming to the University of North Georgia!
Examples of previous visiting employers include:
- Carr, Riggs, and Ingram
- Enterprise Holdings
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Georgia Department of Banking and Finance
- Northeast Georgia Health System I.T. Division
- Rushton & Company
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Department of State
*Students and alumni participating in on-campus interviews are required to adhere to the following policy. This policy is to protect the integrity of the program and to ensure that all serious candidates have a chance to participate.
On-Campus Interview "No-Show" Policy
The reputation of the University of North Georgia, your program, and Career Services can be tarnished if you fail to show up for an interview. If you are a "no-show" for an interview (i.e., not giving a notice within 48 hours), you will be expected to write a letter of apology to the employer and will be contacted by Career Services to setup a meeting with the Director to discuss the retention of your on-campus interviewing privileges if you "no-show" for future on-campus interviews.
Career Services hosts or assists with several on-campus and off-campus career fairs throughout the year at different locations to connect students with a variety of employers and graduate schools. These events provide an excellent opportunity for students to meet one-on-one with employers who are actively recruiting students and graduates for internships and full-time positions. See the below links for dates and a more detailed description.
**Note that all events are not held on all campuses
Full-time, part-time, and internship positions with companies and organizations that are actively targeting University of North Georgia students can be found on The UNG Job Board. Be sure to check out this great resource on a regular basis as positions are added daily!