By mass communication 2010 supplemental instructor Delanie McDonald
Louisiana State University stands out from the rest through academics, sports and extra-curriculars. Wanting every student to succeed, LSU offers a plethora of services that are free to students. One of those is the Olinde Career Center.
The Olinde Career Center makes sure that students are prepared for future endeavors, including jobs and graduate school. Some of the programs they have include career plans, assistance in choosing a career, business card printing, assistance with getting into graduate school, graduate school career plans and more.
One of the most-used resources the Olinde Career Center offers is Handshake, an online website that allows students to browse jobs and internships from all over the world, build a profile, schedule interviews, connect with employers and attend career-planning workshops. This resource allows students to build their career before they have even graduated college.
Even if a student is unsure where to start in the internship or job search, the Olinde Career Center can be of help. They have career coaches and counselors always ready to meet one-on-one with students. The counselors are able to help edit a resume or cover letter, prepare students for interviews, conduct mock interviews, edit personal statements for graduate school and assist in students gaining work experience.
The Olinde Career Center is located at room 158 in the Student Union. To schedule an appointment with a career coach or counselor, go to lsu.joinhandshake.com, click Career Center, Appointments and Schedule a New Appointment. Students may also contact them at 225-578-2162. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-in appointments are available from 1 through 3:30 p.m. daily. Students can contact the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.