Frequently Asked Questions

What is Career Services?

The mission of Career Services is to assist Southeastern students and alumni with their career exploration and job search processes by providing a wide array of valuable career counseling and job search assistance services while meeting the hiring needs of employers.

What services does Career Services provide for...

I am a current student thinking about changing my major. I need help figuring out what major is best for me. Can you help me? 

The Center for Student Excellence can help with career exploration and academic advising for students interested in changing their major.

Where do I go to find out about part-time jobs and Internships? 

How do I participate in On-Campus Interviews?

Employers will notify us thirty to sixty days in advance of the date they would like to conduct their interviews. Career Services posts the interview information in Handshake and on the On-Campus Interview Schedule webpage. We also promote interviews via fliers posted around campus, emails to students, and through informing appropriate faculty about the opportunities available.

What is Career Fair?

Career Fair is an annual, university-wide event held each fall semester, featuring over 150 local and national employers seeking to fill available positions within their organization.

Employers use Career Fair as an opportunity to meet many candidates and determine who would be the best fit for future interviews.

For Southeastern students and alumni, Career Fair is an excellent way to network with organizations of interest and learn about other companies that could be viable places of employment.

What is Handshake?

Handshake is our recruiting system that allows you to take care of your career preparation and job search needs - all in one place! Once you've completed your user profile, you will be able to create a resume in the system, or upload a current one, apply for jobs and internships, sign up for On-Campus Interviews, and take career assessments.

How do I schedule an appointment with the Career Counselor?

Appointments are available with our career counselor to discuss career goals, or to assist you in your job search. Call (985) 549-2121 to schedule an appointment, or email

Appointments with a Career Counselor are available to Juniors, Seniors, Master's Students, and Alumni only.

If you are a freshman or sophomore needing assistance, please contact Center for Student Excellence at (985) 549-3981.