Career Planning

Apply for Full-Time Jobs through Handshake!

Handshake is the online platform used by the Career Center to connect our students and alumni to a variety of career opportunities across the country. By activating your account on Handshake, you will be able to benefit from:

  • Job and internship listings available online 24/7, with locations across the U.S.
  • A personalized news feed with that match your interests and skills
  • Weekly email alerts about relevant opportunities based on your saved searches
  • Access to on-campus interviews, in which employers come to campus to interview upcoming graduates for full-time jobs.

To activate your account in Handshake, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the blue button “CofC Student Login” (do NOT create an account)
  3. Enter your school email (
  4. Use your MyCharleston password to log in and authenticate your account

Career Planning Assistance

Struggling to find a career path? Want to know what you can do with your major?  Take advantage of drop-in hours for short resume critiques or other quick questions (15 minutes maximum), or make an appointment for career advising, job search planning advice, practice interviews, or other questions.

Alumni Career Services

The Career Center recognizes that career development is a lifelong, ongoing process that does not end when you graduate. All alumni are welcome to utilize the Career Center web resources and participate in our events and programs. As of July 1, 2017, only alumni who have graduated within the last 3 years (May 2015 - present) with an undergraduate or graduate degree from CofC are eligible for career counseling support via phone, Skype, or in-person appointments. Alumni who graduated 3+ years ago are eligible for 1 phone or Skype consultation.  All alumni of College of Charleston have lifetime access to Handshake, our online job database. To schedule your appointment, please call 843-953-5692.

College of Charleston Career Center
Suite 216, Lightsey Center
160 Calhoun Street
Phone: 843.953.5692

Office Hours: 8:30 - 5:00, Monday - Friday, call to make an appointment
Drop-in Hours: Monday - Friday, 1 - 4 p.m.; no appointment required; first-come, first-served (15 minutes maximum)

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