Students

The Office of Internship and Career Development works closely with the Office of Academic Advising to offer students an integrated four-year journey from self-awareness and academic exploration in the first year to pursuing opportunities for post-Agnes Scott College careers and graduate programs in the Senior year.

FIRST YEAR SOPHOMORES JUNIOR SENIOR
KEY GOALS FOR STUDENTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
•Explore strengths and  interests and connections to academic and career journey
•Incorporate professional awareness and toolkit in  Digital Portfolio
•Connect academic  learning to future opportunities (internships, careers, cultural growth, mentored research)
•Deepen self-awareness of strengths to inform selection of academic major
•Build career literacy within academic focus
•Strengthen professional experience and exposure with meaningful internship and mentored research  experiences
•Build career literacy within academic focus
•Strengthen professional experience and exposure with meaningful internship and mentored research  experiences
TYPICAL STEPS IN STUDENTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY
•Attend Taste of Summer and Non-Profit Service Fair in Fall to learn about experiential learning at ASC
•Initiate professional toolkit (resume, LinkedIn) in LEADERSHIP 102 coursework
•Create proactive plan for experiential learning
•Access 1-on-1 interest and strengths assessments
•Build career literacy via Meaningful Work events, informational  interviews, and Major Exploration
•Build professionalism during PEAK Week Sophomore Experience  
•Establish relationship with career mentor
•Support Meaningful Work panels and treks in major
•Polish professionalism via 1-on-1 coaching (practice interviews,  cover letter review, 360 feedback)
•Pursue meaningful summer internship or mentored research experience
•Fine-tune personal toolkit – resume, LinkedIn, Cover letters and personal statements and polish “Personal Selling Skills”  via Senior Career Labs  & Summit
•Research options & create post-Agnes Career Plan
•Focus PEAK Week on post-Agnes transition 

Across the Four-Years … Scotties can access:

Career Literacy Programming, centered around regular Meaningful Work  panels, speakers and Career Treks to local companies and organizations in a variety of industries and positions

Professional Development with Staff and Alumnae, professionalism workshops, resume review, practice interviews and role plays are offered by appointment throughout the year

Strengths-Based Coaching includes group workshops and 1-on-1 sessions with the Office of Internship and Career Development

Dress for Success is a non-profit partner of the Office of Internship and Career Development where Scotties can schedule an appointment with a Career Stylist to  be suited with interview-appropriate attire