Career Services

Career Planning and Placement Center

The Career Planning and Placement Center provides on-going services during the entire period of a student’s involvement with the University. The Center also offers up-to-date career planning information, assistance with selection of a major field of study, self-assessment and evaluation, individual appointments for career counseling, part-time job opportunities, company information sessions from corporate representatives, internships and volunteer opportunities, job listings and workshops on cover letter and resume writing, interviewing skills, mock interviews, job search strategies, dining etiquette and dressing for success. The Career Planning and Placement Center sponsors Annual Career Fairs, Graduate School Visitation Day, Etiquette Luncheons and other career development programs to ensure that students’ career aspirations are in sync with the jobs available to them upon graduation. All Career Planning and Placement services and programs are also extended to alumni.

The Career Planning and Placement Center shares many resources with the division chairpersons to keep them current on internships and the job market trends. The Career Planning and Placement Center assist students with job search strategies and ensure that students are well prepared for the workforce. Successful students are those who have taken the initiative to stay in touch with the Career Center, participate in career fairs and other extra curricula activities and have participated in some volunteer service. This type of networking brings different kinds of exposure and opportunities to the students and Allen University campus.  Businesses are invited to present information sessions and seminars or other recruitment events.

Career Planning & Placement Mission

The mission of the Career Planning and Placement Center is to support academic programs and to provide services that assist students and alumni in developing, evaluating and implementing career plans that lead to employment and lifelong personal development.  The Center is the liaison between the students, alumni, corporations and government agencies.  All resources are employed to facilitate and enhance the student’s professional development.  The Career Planning and Placement Center’s mission is consistent with the University’s through commitment to the preparation and promotion of learning, character building, leadership skills and service.

 Allen University Mission Statement

Allen University is an academic community, which provides students an opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts and professional programs.  The University has a strong unalterable commitment to teaching in delivery of its baccalaureate programs.

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Location\Contact Us

Willie H. Johnson Center for Educational Excellence
Career Planning & Placement Center- Office A21
2300 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Telephone – 803.376.5706
Fax – 803.376.5731

Seminars & Workshops


Allen University students attended and participated in the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Career Connections 2013 on Jan. 30, 2013 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

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The Career Planning and Placement Center offers workshops and seminars to Allen University students and alumni. Corporations and community partners assist the staff in facilitating workshops/seminars in the following:

  • Cover Letter and Resume Writing
  • Networking  and Interviewing Skills
  • Professional Dress for Success
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Business Etiquette
  • Financial Literacy
  • Company Information Sessions
  • Mock Interviews
  • Student Enrichment Workshops
  • Career Fairs