UC Professional Development Institute
The Importance of Public Service in Your Professional Life
Jim Strawn, National Jefferson Award for Public Service Winner
Rookie Hero: What Your First Boss Needs You to Know
Emily Bennington, Author of "Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out & Move Up at Your First Real Job"
UC Career Development Week
Click here to view the videos from Career Development Week
- Current Students. Become familiar with the tools that enable you to discover your career path, and then come see us.
- UC alumni. See new ways in which your alma mater is enacting its mission and vision; you can be a part of these exciting opportunities.
- Employers. We offer several ways in which you can involve talented students who are trained in their fields and understand the meaning of professionalism.
- Prospective students. Our career development services are another way UC is the school of the future — your future. Learn more about our mission and services.
Join our Center for Career Development Facebook page and get all the latest news about CCD events, workshops, and career opportunities.
How It Works
Welcome to Optimal 2.0, a career management platform brought to you by OptimalResume.com in partnership with the University of Charleston. Inside, you’ll find a variety of tools to help you CREATE, PRESENT, MANAGE and SHARE your professional credentials. You can use this website to:
- Create high-impact, interactive career materials based on your career goals
- Present your materials online — with our easy-to-use website builder — and in print, as you can download your materials in a number of formats
- Manage an unlimited number of career documents from one central location
- Share your credentials with your network on your own professional website and across social networking sites
If you have used the system before and already have an account, simply log in to begin, otherwise, hit Create New Account.
Check out our Resume Builder Video Tutorial to help get you up to speed in no time! For more tutorials Just click the OPTIMAL WEBINARS button below to see them all!
System of Integrated Guidance and Information
Access 24/7 from any PC on or off-campus
(New users should create an account.)
WHAT IS SIGI3?
A career planning software that takes the confusion out of career and educational planning.
SIGI3 – will help you:
- Clarify your work-related values.
- Research and decide on a major.
- Search and create a list of occupations based on:
- values, interests, personality, and work skills
- major field of study in college
- Determine education and training requirements for each occupation.
- Put your career plan into action.
Eagle Link University of Charleston's primary job-search connection, designed for students and alumni searching for jobs or internships. After your resume has been approved by the Center for Career Development, you can upload and use Eagle Link 24/7 to connect with employers interested in hiring you.
There are more than 700 registered employers and an average of 80 job postings per month!