Welcome to Brenau University Career Services

Career Services provides a wide variety of services to Brenau students and alumni, including Major and Career Exploration,  Resume & Cover Letter Critiques, Job & Internship Searching, Network and Relationship Building Strategies, Interview Preparation, Grad School Preparation, and much more.

Career Services is located on the first floor of the Owens Student Center next to Crudup Hall and across the street from the Science Building.

Michelle McGowan, MBA, MS, APC
Director of Career Services
mmcgowan@brenau.edu or 770-534-6265

Explore Majors and Careers

Identify majors and careers that align with your interests, skills, and values.

Resumes/Cover Letters/Curriculum Vitae

A resume is a summary of your relevant educational credentials, experience, skills and extracurricular involvement. A cover tells a prospective employer what you can do, why you are interested in them, and why you feel you are qualified. A Curriculum Citae (CV) is similar to a resume but it is more focused on presenting your full academic history and scholarly potential.

Job/Internship Search

Applying for jobs and internships is the implementation of your career development knowledge and the career brand you have developed. There are numerous ways to locate jobs and internships, which you can discuss with Career Services.

Networking and Relationship Building

Your job search begins with the people you know! Never underestimate their knowledge and influence.

Interview Preparation

Take the next step in preparing yourself for an internship, scholarship, job interview or continuing your education.

Graduate School Preparation

Students who do thorough research and carefully match what they want from their graduate education with what a particular program has to offer are generally more satisfied with their choice.

Career Myths and Realities

You are probably suited to several occupations. It’s wise not to “marry” an occupational goal, but rather to stay open to alternatives. Instead of saying to yourself, “I want to become a doctor,” try saying “I want to explore a career in medicine. I’ll give it my best shot. If I get any better ideas along the way, I’ll stay flexible.

According to John D. Krumboltz, Ph.D. and Al S. Levin, Ed.D, in the book Luck is No Accident, only about 2 percent of people they surveyed actually planned their career from a young age. No one can predict the future, and unexpected events are inevitable. Don’t miss an opportunity because it doesn’t fit in with your ‘plan’.

Your first two years in college are a great time to explore. It’s okay to try something and decide you want to change direction. Replace the word indecisive with open-minded.

Test results can provide you with additional information that may be helpful as a part of the career planning process. But tests, however, can provide infallible predictions. Use tests with caution. Critically examine test results with an experienced career counselor, and use your own experience and knowledge.

Some people may have a major or career in mind when they enter college and may actually stick with their first goal. However, the majority of entering college students change their minds about majors and careers approximately 4 times before graduation.