Our Services for Students

Meet with Us

We want to get to know you and assist you throughout your journey at Eckerd, and long after you graduate. We are here to meet with you in person, by phone, or Skype. Appointments are not required between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Just stop by the office to meet with someone on our team.

We recognize that everyone’s career path will be different. However, we offer suggestions to help prepare you for a career in an increasingly competitive world.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Counseling for career exploration and development
  • Career assessments to identify personal styles and career interests
  • Graduate school information and recruitment
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Part time and full time employment listings
  • Job search strategies
  • Employee recruitment from companies and agencies
  • On-line and print resources

Workshops & Info-Sessions

From an Etiquette Dinner to wine tastings, Career Services hosts numerous workshops and info-sessions each semester.

Keep an eye out for our newsletters and follow us on social media to find out what’s going on. If you have a great idea, share it with us at careerservices@eckerd.edu.

Grad School Prep and Assistance

Career Services will assist you as you plan your graduate program. We will help you:

  • Research areas of interests & specialization
  • Help you obtain application materials
  • Assist with your Personal Essay
  • Assist with your applications
  • Maintain your letters of recommendation for up to five years

Students are also encouraged to work with faculty members in their disciplines to prepare for graduate school.

Graduate Guide magazines now available in the Career Services Office!

Find Jobs

Career Services promotes three main job resources: fairs, positions on-campus, and full & part-time

The Student Employment Program provides students with practical and accessible work experience.

The Eckerd College Student Employment Program is administered through the Office of Career Services. The Program includes three primary types of student employment: Federal Work Study, International Work Study, and Student Assistantships.

Federal Work Study
A federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education with matching funds from Eckerd College. This Program is administered in accordance with Federal regulations, and other instructions issued by, or on behalf of, the U.S. Secretary of Education.

International Work Study
Funded through Eckerd College institutional funds. International students will need to obtain a Social Security Card prior to beginning work. Contact International Student Services to review requirements for working as an international student.

Student Assistantships
Can be held by anyone–even those with Work Study. These positions are funded either by Eckerd College funds designated through departmental budgets or by outside grants awarded for these positions. Due to this, there are fewer of these positions that Work Study positions.

Students can have more than one Work Study or Student Assistantship, but we do not recommend more than 2 at any given time. Be a student first. Students can work no more than 20 hours a week. Students should expect $8.05 an hour (State of Florida’s Minimum Wage). Student Assistantship positions may include an hourly increase in accordance with the current pay structure approved by the Business Office.

Start by meeting with us to discuss your strengths, experiences, and interests. Together, we will organize and plot your search. To continue the search on your own, use the resources below.

Explore the fit between your academics and your career goals. Gain professional experience, build your professional network, and become more hirable. It is important to remember that internships should be an extension of your education.

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Schedule a mock interview with TritonTrack

You may pursue an internship as a co-curricular activity or, when applicable, as a formal credit-bearing experience (wherein credit is earned based not only on the field experience completed, but also on the relevance of the experience to the particular academic discipline). Both of these may be paid or unpaid.

TritonTrack

Eckerd’s career networking platform

Register with TritonTrack to:

  • Search jobs/internships
  • Upload your resume
  • Schedule appointments with a career counselor
  • Chat/Instant Message with Career Services Professionals
  • Sync your profile with your Linkedin account
  • Login and explore, to take advantage of everything else TritonTrack offers, including…

Access to Going Global: Unlimited access to 33 Country Career Guides, 43 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world. Additional information regarding visa requirements, embassy locations, local customs, and top employers in cities nationwide, and globally.

Access to the Tampa Bay Business Journal: Filled with ‘must read’ stories, industry news and reporter insights, exclusive interviews with local business leaders, and expanded ‘Top 25 Lists’ of best employers, top jobs, and current openings in the Tampa Bay area!

Eckerd College Career Services maintains the Triton Track system as a service to students and alumni. The posting of job and internship announcements in this system does not indicate an endorsement by or recommendation from Eckerd College. Eckerd College does not investigate nor warrant any aspect of any posting. Students are responsible for all necessary precautions when interviewing for, or accepting these positions, and users are responsible for checking the credentials and integrity of the employer. Further, Eckerd College is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment.