Turning a liberal arts education into meaningful employment

The exploration of personal and professional life goals is an ongoing process that should commence prior to a student’s arrival on campus and continue throughout the duration of his or her academic program.

Application assistance and resources are central to the role of Career Services. Students are offered a variety of resources to assist them in the exploratory process. Our objective is to help students make wise decisions about their postgraduate plans.

The Career Services staff takes pride in providing individualized assistance to Eckerd College students and alumni. Whether they are a first-year student searching for a campus work-study position or an experienced worker at mid-career, our goal is to help students and alumni meet theirs.

In Their Own Words

Chelsey Gaston '15

Chelsey Gaston ’15
Majors: Creative Writing and Political Science
Hometown: Seminole, FL

With the help of Career Services, she refined her resume for an opening she found at Raymond James Financial, and was thrilled when they offered her an internship as a copywriter. Two weeks after graduating, Chelsey went to work full-time with the company.

“I’m really grateful for my colleagues’ encouragement and the chance to fulfill what I thought might be an impossible dream–writing for a living. Put yourself out there and look for opportunities even before you feel ready. It’s been difficult to balance the two lives, but if I hadn’t taken the extra step to make that work my future would be a lot less bright.”