“The mission of the Graves Center for Calling and Career is to help students bridge their liberal arts education with their career journey,” the Center’s website aptly states. The Graves Center staff members, Holly James and Ray Clere, are located in the Meetinghouse, across College Street from the Cralle Student Center, and are eager to help students set and achieve goals that extend beyond their time at Georgetown. The Center offers a wide range of services, including individual career advising and group programs. Students can come here to search their skills as well as their interests, and the Center’s staff provides the help and resources to bridge these skills and interests with career opportunities.
Ray Clere, a staff member of the Graves Center, says his goal is to help students “get active earlier with their careers.” The Graves Center can give students a more realistic view of a job search and teaches them the most effective ways to interview and network.
The Graves Center has a variety of up-coming events to aid students in preparing for the future. On Oct. 1, the Graves Center for Calling and Career will have the Law and Graduate School Fair from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. with the Gap Year Program Panel immediately following. Organizations such as the Peace Corp and AmeriCorp will be featured at the Gap Year Program Panel. Gap year programs can help build a student’s prole for graduate school admissions.
The Graves Center will be having its Internship Fair Oct. 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Here students will be able to talk to employers about internship opportunities. Students are encouraged to go even if they are not currently looking for an internship because this event can give them an idea of what future employers will be looking for. The Graves Center will also be hosting a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop from 11 a.m.- noon on Nov. 15.
Follow the Graves Center on Twitter, like them on Facebook and watch in Tiger Tidbits for updates on job opportunities. If an organization is interested in having the Graves Center talk with its members, they can contact the center and make an appointment by emailing Ray Clere or Holly James, or by calling 502-863-8383.