AUGUST – Georgia Highlands College has opened a pilot College and Career Center on the Cartersville campus that will provide students with the tools they need to take the next step toward the career they want.
“It has been well-documented that obtaining a better job and improving career options are some of the main reasons students attend college,” Student Support Services Counselor Dorothy Morgan said. “The College and Career Center aims to provide a centralized location for all things career related.”
Morgan explained that the center will be staffed with support service members who are trained to help students with career assessments that can help identify lists of occupations based on specific skills, abilities, and interests. Additionally, faculty will volunteer in rotations through the week to help students with advising questions and academic planning.
“The College and Career Center is a great way to help our students every step of the way,” Morgan said. “Our goal is to not only help students identify careers they would be suitable at and interested in while pursuing the degree path they need, but also to help them a step farther by connecting them to those jobs and providing them with the resources they need to obtain those jobs.”
Morgan stated that the center uses an online job posting system through College Central Network (CCN) that connects current students and alumni with business/industry leaders throughout GHC’s service area.
Students will also have access to free career advice on resume writing, interview tips, and job search strategies.
“Student Support Services career counselors will help students engage in self-assessment, explore careers, and choose a pathway towards academic and career success,” Morgan said.
GHC’s pilot College and Career Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony in August, where students were able to get a firsthand look at the new area. The center is located in the Academic Building and is open Thursday from 8AM to 5PM and on Friday from 8AM to noon.
PHOTO CAPTION: Georgia Highlands College snips the ribbon to officially open its pilot College and Career Center on the Cartersville campus. GHC was represented by (from right to left) Dean of Libraries, College Testing, and Curriculum Innovation Elijah Scott; Student Support Services Counselor Dorothy Morgan; Student Support Services Specialist Kim Linek; Dean of the Cartersville Campus Leslie Johnson; Tutorial Center Director Jennifer Hicks; Student Support Services Director Angela Wheelus; Tutorial Center Assistant Director Nea Martin; and President Don Green.