Roanoke College

Office of Career Services

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WELCOME TO ROANOKE COLLEGE CAREER SERVICES!

Director:  Ms. Toni McLawhorn, mclawhorn@roanoke.edu, 540-375-2303

Assistant Director:  Mrs. Amy Foster, foster@roanoke.edu, 540-375-2084

Office Coordinator:  Ms. Karen Hagele, hagele@roanoke.edu, 540-375-2303

Location: Fowler Alumni House, 202 High St., Salem, VA

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday

Peer Career Advising Team Hours*:  12-7pm, M/TU/TH; 1-7pm W; 2-4pm F on days when classes are in session - no appointment needed!!  Just come on over to the Fowler House!!

Fax: (540) 375-2092

Email: careers@roanoke.edu

"Like" us on our Career Services Facebook page!

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Join our NEW Roanoke College Career Services LinkedIn group!

Meet our 2014-15 Career Services Peer Career Advising Student Team!  

(left to right):  Maria Kuchenbuch, Larry Forrester, Hunter Terry, Dantae Henderson  (not pictured: Josh Bailey)

Our Peer Career Advising (PCA) student team holds walk-in hours in Career Services (Fowler House) as listed above*, on all days when classes are in session. Students may also make appointments with specific PCA reps if desired. They are trained to assist students with resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.  They are a good place to start for personal assistance!  One of our PCA team members will staff Career Cafe' on each Monday from 12:00-1:30pm, a Career Services information table in the main Atrium of the Colket Center, where they will be able to answer quick questions, have available information and registration forms for upcoming programs and events, handouts on a variety of topics such as Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and so on.  They can also take requests for appointments and bring them back to the office to be scheduled.  Please take advantage of this team, who is anxious to help their fellow students! 



STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF:  STUDENT CAMPUS JOBS ARE FOUND LISTED ON MAROONNET.  STUDENTS, ACCESS AS FOR OFF-CAMPUS JOBS, USING THE LINK BELOW.  FACULTY AND STAFF, FIND POSTING INSTRUCTIONS AT http://roanoke.edu/A-Z_Index/Career_Services/FacultyStaff/Post_a_Student_Vacancy.htm   PLEASE CONTACT CAREER SERVICES IF ANY PROBLEMS ARE EXPERIENCED!


STUDENTS AND ALUMNI:  THERE ARE DIFFERENT LOG-IN PAGES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI. Current students should visit https://webapps.roanoke.edu/maroonnetlogin and use their RC user name and password to enter. Alumni should visit http://www.myinterfase.com/roanoke/alumni.  If you were previously registered on MaroonNet, your same user name and password should still work.  If you are new to MaroonNet, follow the link at the log-in page to register.  May and August 2014 graduates have been moved to the Alumni portal of MaroonNet and should now log in using this URL - PLEASE DO NOT SET UP A NEW PROFILE!!!  .  IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTIES, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES AT 540-375-2303.  


EMPLOYERS: We invite you to register on MaroonNet, a FREE, easy-to-use and centralized system where you can post jobs and paid internships just once and have them reach a large number of highly qualified candidates from across the campus and alumni. You'll also be able to search the database of resumes of Roanoke College students and alumni. Visit https://www.myinterfase.com/roanoke/employer/ to get started!


Purpose:
The primary purpose of the Office of Career Services is to help Roanoke College students and alumni establish career objectives and initiate steps designed to meet individual career goals. Career planning is a developmental process that we encourage students to begin in the freshman year with self-assessment and career exploration. During the sophomore through senior years, we recommend that students become involved in summer jobs, internships, externships, and volunteer work to build experience on which to seek professional positions. Students spend the latter part of the junior year and the entire senior year preparing to search for and acquire employment and/or advanced study commensurate with their needs and academic experience.

Services:
The Office of Career Services provides a wide range of professional services to assist students in planning their future education and/or careers. Examples of student questions addressed by the Career Services staff include:

  • "I don't have any idea of what I want to do when I graduate. Where do I start?"
  • "What can I do with a major in...?"
  • "Which companies recruit on campus?"
  • "What kind of jobs do liberal arts majors pursue?"
  • "Can you help me arrange an internship?"
  • "Can you give me information about graduate schools?"
  • "What do I put on my resume?"
  • "What do I say in an interview?"