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Alumni FAQ's

What types of career services are provided by the Career and Counseling Center?

We are unable to offer one-on-one counseling sessions after students graduate.  However, we do offer the following services for our Alumni:

 CAREER LINK Jobs Database

You may continue to use the password-protected jobs database.

 If you have not registered in CAREER LINK, please go to:

https://www.myinterfase.com/southernpolytechnic/student/home.aspx

 If you don't remember your CAREER LINK user name and/or password, please contact our office at CareerServices@spsu.eduor by calling 678-915-7391.  We can be reached at the dates and times indicated below:

Fall and Spring Semester

Monday thru Friday

8:00am to 5:00pm

June and July

Monday thru Thursday

7:30am to 6:00pm

Friday

Office Closed

 Resume Critiques

If you would like to have your resume reviewed, you may attend one of our Resume Critique Days which are offered two (2) times a year.  Please go to our Upcoming Events page to see the schedule.  You can also send it to us via email at careerservices@spsu.edu.  Please allow 72 hours for us to respond.

 SPSU Career Fairs

Yes, all SPSU Alumni may attend career fairs here on our campus.  Typically SPSU’s career fairs are held in October and February of each academic year.  The schedule for these events can be found on our “Upcoming Events” page.

Alumni may also attend the GACE C-2-C Career Fair that occurs every April and the Careers Opportunities Career Fair that occurs each November at the Cobb Galleria.  Visit their website for any restrictions. 

 Career Services Skillshops

Alumni may attend any of our career related skillshops.  The schedule is located on our “Upcoming Events” page.  Topic areas include:

  • Interviewing
  • Presenting a Professional Image
  • Negotiating Your Salary
  • Creating Your Resume
  • Searching for Job
  • Working a Career Fair
General Career Information (resume help, interview tips, etc.)

The entire Career Services site is dedicated to offering you a wealth of job and career-related information.  Go to the “Job Search Preparation” page to find information on resumes, interviewing, networking, and many more topics.

Career Networking Options

I need to expand my career network.  Do you have any suggestions?  Take a look at SPSU’s “Professional Associations page to see what groups are there in your career field.  Keep in mind that approximately 75% of all jobs are gotten through networking.   

Also the Technology Association of Georgia is an excellent group for networking and learning about up and coming issues and topics in your field as well.

Alumni Contact Options

There are a number of options for alumni to connect.  Here are a few:   

 
Linkedin

SPSU has an alumni group with 800+ members.  If you have a LinkedIn account, login and search under “Groups” for the Southern Polytechnic State University Alumni group.

Facebook

Career Services is also in FaceBook.  If you have an account, login and search for “Career Services at SPSU” to join. 

The SPSU Alumni Association has an Alumni and Friends Business Directory.  It can be a valuable resource to make connections.  

Career Change Assistance

Although we cannot offer one-on-one career counseling sessions, there are some online sources that you can utilize to assist you:

o       Career Change Quiz

o       Choosing a Major That’s Right For Me

o       Ten Step Plan To Career Change

o       Career Change Mistakes To Avoid

Also, we highly recommend the book “What Color is your Parachute?” by Richard Bolles, ISBN:  1580089879.  It can be found at most bookstores.  In the back there is a directory of Career Coaches by state. 

I would like to post a job—how do I do this?

Whether you’re an outside employer or an alum looking to hire another alum, visit our Employer Page for information on how to post a job. Or you may call our office at 678-915-7391 or email us at careerservices@spsu.edu

I still have questions, who can I talk to?

We’re here to answer questions and provide support.  Please send us an e-mail at: CareerServices@spsu.edu or give us a call at 678-915-7391