The Office of Career Services at Rollins College assists students in the career development process, focusing on self-assessment, career exploration and career decision-making. We provide a variety of services and resources including career counseling and planning, career information programs, experiential education and identification of employment opportunities.
The Office of Career Services maintains this page to help keep parents informed of the career-related programs, services and special opportunities available to Rollins students. It is our hope that you will partner with us to help your son or daughter succeed through the challenges of career planning and achieve his or her full potential.
Please feel free to familiarize yourself with the tools listed on our website. We would also like to direct your attention to a useful link about college students and the task of job searching: Attention, Nervous Parents in the Audience.
The Office of Career Services offers a variety of services and programs designed to help students make educated, well-informed decisions about major and career choice. We do this by providing workshops, written materials, online resources, career inventories and individual counseling. Although students and alumni at all stages find help through these career research tools, the best time to start the career exploration process is during the freshman year. Please visit Exploring Careers or Choosing a Major under the Students section of our Web site to learn more about these topics.
Employers tell us time and time again that the most desirable candidates for an entry-level position are those who already have meaningful and relevant work experience. The best way to gain such experience in college is often by completing internships, either for career exploration purposes or to gain in-depth experience within a chosen career field. A recent (2009) survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers revealed that students who completed at least one internship during college were 64% more likely to be employed upon graduation than their peers who had not participated in an internship opportunitiy. Whether it is to make a student more marketable or simply to explore a possible career field, internships are an important part of the career development process. More information on internships is available in the Students section of our Web site. **Parents wishing to post available internship opportunities for students should contact the Office of Career Services at 407.646.2195.
The Office of Career Services manages the Jobs for Tars program, where employers can post full-time employment opportunities, part-time jobs and internships. All Rollins students and alumni are encouraged to create an R-CareerLink account in order to view position listings on Jobs for Tars. In addition to job and internship postings, Career Services staff provide assistance with resume and cover letter writing, networking strategies, interviewing skills and job search techniques. Interested students should visit the Job Search and Career Resources Online pages of our Web site, or, schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with a career counselor.
Career Services offers online resources and one-on-one counseling appointments for students interested in attending graduate or professional school after Rollins. Assistance is available on topics such as making the initial decision whether to attend grad school, how to identify appropriate graduate programs and advice for completing the application process, including standardized tests and personal statements. More information on graduate school is available here.