Career Planning & Development
Provide quality services and programs that produce highly skilled, competitive candidates for hiring organizations and graduate/professional schools.
For students interested in full-time,
part-time or on-campus employment,
as well as year-round internships:
Resumé and cover letter development
Job search and interview skills building
On-campus interviewing for internships and full-time employment
Assessment of interests and occupations
On-line job listings
Career resource library
For students interested in graduate studies:
Information on graduate/professional schools
Admission application assistance
Graduate/professional admission exam preparation
Campus visitation programs
Graduate/professional school fairs
Summer research, internships and funding opportunities
Annual Activities & Programs
Our series of mock interview sessions, called “Mock Madness”, is designed to provide Spelman students with an opportunity to practice interview skills in an environment similar to an actual job interview. The participants are offered a means through which they may obtain immediate and constructive feedback, which is instrumental in refining their interview image and overall presentation in interview scenarios. In addition, “Mock Madness” creates an atmosphere that facilitates career networking opportunities for student participants.
Fall Career Fair
The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Annual Career Day provides an opportunity for all students from Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University to interact with over 150 employers representing business and industry, nonprofits, school systems, and government and military organizations to name a few. Traditionally held during the month of September, the fair serves as the official kick-off event for the on-campus Fall recruitment season; and is open to all majors and all classifications.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students helps students succeed by discovering their personal mission, setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and teaming with others. This motivating workshop is a life-changing experience that will have a lasting impact, extending to post college successes. Enrollment is open to both first-year students and sophomores.
Spelman Women Empowered Through Professional Training (SWEPT)
Spelman Women Empowered Through Professional Training (SWEPT) is a 7-week professional development series designed to fill the gap between the extraordinary classroom training that Spelman students receive and the professional skills that the business and professional communities will expect them to bring to the workplace. It is offered once in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Both Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply.
Graduate/Professional School Information and Recruitment Fair
The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Graduate/Professional School Information and Recruitment Day provides an opportunity for all students from Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University to interact with over 200 graduate and professional school representatives from law schools, medical schools, business schools, and a host of other academic disciplines. Traditionally held during the month of October, this event is a must for the student considering graduate studies following their matriculation from Spelman College.
Spring Career Fair
The annual Spring Career Fair offers students the opportunity to meet and interact with multiple employers, and provides those employers an opportunity to screen a high number of prospects in a short period of time. This fair features a wide range of nonprofit, government, and corporate organizations seeking to recruit students of all majors for internships, full- and part-time employment, summer, and volunteer opportunities.
Questions or comments? Contact the Office of Career Planning and Development at (404) 270-5273.