Experience Career


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Your Career doesn't start at graduation. It starts now.

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Career Services

Career counseling
As a starting point for our Career Counseling, you'll complete PathwayU, a free online assessment that helps you understand your personality, interests, skills and career values. By uncovering your values, dreams and career goals, assessments can help affirm the direction you want to go in, or they can help you see that you may be happier pursuing a different path.

RESUME & Interview prep
A good resume is critical in finding an internship, job opportunity, and our team is here to assist you with resume writing tips that highlight your qualifications. We are also here to practice with you to improve your interviewing skills. Your resume might get you an interview, but it is the interview itself that will help you make the most of your opportunity.

Book a Resume Consultation >

Internships
SMCX Career has a variety of internship programs that offer an opportunity for you no matter your career path or class level. If you'd like to explore what open internship listings we currently have available, please log into Handshake.

  • Exploratory internships: Short, shadowing-based internships that allow you to get a high-level view of a career or job field to determine if you are interested.
  • Micro-internships: These are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. They allow you to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build your networks as you seek the right full-time role. For more information, click here.
  • Summer Intern Program: Put your summer to work! Earn credentials, manage an employer-driven project, or just get work experience under your belt. This program provides a number of options, and allows you to turn your break into academic credit (and a resume booster).
  • Senior Internship: Every student must complete one 3-hour internship (or three 1-hour internships) as part of the Camak Core curriculum in our Bachelor's Degree program.

Job searching
In addition to hosting a Career Fair on-campus every semester, we have a variety of employers visit campus throughout the year to interact with students and discuss opportunities in many fields.

Log into Handshake to see what positions we have received from local employers, or reach out to the SMCX Career team and let us help you find something that works for your career goals while balancing your class load! Other great job-searching resources include Indeed.com and LinkedIn Jobs.

Meet Your SMCX Career Team
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Essence Buckman,
Career Services Coordinator
864.587.4229
BuckmanE@smcsc.edu

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Megan Georgion,
Director of Internships &
Employer Relations
864.587.4020
GeorgionM@smcsc.edu


Camak Core

SMC’s bachelor’s degree program is designed to equip you for your next move – an internship, the career of your dreams, or grad school.

SMC's four-year degree is different because it features the innovative Camak Core. The Camak Core, named for SMC’s founder, Dr. David English Camak, is a required 6 courses – or 18 hours of degree credit – of professional development (soft skills and experiences for personal and career success). The Camak Core makes up one-third of your total degree hours. These classes and hands-on career experiences will give you an 18- to 24-month head start on learning the habits, skills and behaviors that are vital for workplace success. No other liberal arts college offers this much career preparation for college credit.

Camak Core Courses
  • Community Discovery & Engagement
  • Professional Development & Leadership
  • Professional Communications
  • Applied Technology
  • Internship(s)
  • Capstone


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Certifications

SMCX is constantly working to develop non-credit certification and training programs that benefit not only current students, but also businesses looking to invest in their staff's qualifications.

IT HELP DESK TECHNICIAN
Our free, fully online program partnering with Generation USA offers you the opportunity to learn all you need to be successful as an IT Help Desk Technician – from the technical knowledge of software and hardware to the job application and interview skills that will help you get the job you want.

After completing the program and taking the exam, you will earn your industry-recognized CompTIA A+ certification.
Learn More & Register >

CUSTOM PROGRAMS
Have another idea or a specific need for your company or career? Please contact us to develop the right program for you!


Questions? Contact
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Victoria Novak,
Director of Certifications &
Applied Technology
864.587.4247
NovakV@smcsc.edu