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					       EMPLOYER GUIDE
OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES




                  2010-2011
Contents    Table of Contents

                                    Message from the Director           2
                                    Meet Our Staff                      3
                                    About Georgia Southern University   4
                                         Student Demographics
                                    Career Services Overview             5
                                    Calendar of Events                   6
                                    Who Recruits Here
Georgia Southern University         Employer Services
 Office of Career Services               Recruiting Events               7
       PO Box 8069                       On-Campus Interviews            8
                                         Information Sessions            9
  Statesboro, GA 30460                   Webcam Interviews              10
                                         Resume Referral Program        10
     Phone 912.487.5197                  FREE Job Postings              11
      Fax 912.478.7233              Building Your Brand
careersv@georgiasouthern.edu              Employer-In-Residence     12
                                          Career Connections        12
                                          Career Mentor Network     12
                                          Corporate Partner Program 13


                                    Who Recruits Here                   14
                                    Professional Organizations          15
                                    Visiting Georgia Southern           16
                                    Employer/Recruitment Policies       17




Web Address
   www.georgiasouthern.edu/career




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                                             Message               From the Director

Dear Employers,

Welcome to Georgia Southern University…a great place to recruit “tomorrow’s
leaders for today’s companies”. We had an outstanding year…total enrollment was
19,125 students in over 130 majors pursuing bachelor, master and doctorate degrees,
average SAT scores continue to increase and the university continues to be recognized for
its accomplishments. Georgia Southern University is recognized as one of America’s Best
Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Kiplinger also recognized Georgia Southern as one of
the “Top 100 Best Values for Public Colleges and Universities.” We want to continue
providing educational programs and opportunities for our outstanding students; therefore,
the Career Services Office is seeking long term relationships with our employers.

Georgia Southern University is the largest of Georgia’s universities in the southern part of
the state. Classified as a doctoral research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching, it is co-educational, residential and comprehensive. We are
located in Statesboro, just an hour away from historic Savannah, Georgia. The University is
organized into eight colleges – Business Administration, Education, Health & Human
Sciences, Science & Technology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Information Technology,
Public Health and Graduate Studies.

With your assistance, Career Services will be able to provide additional programs and
services such as: Employers Office Hours at Georgia Southern; Mock Interviews/
Career Fair Day (October 5, 2010), Meet the Students: A Reverse Career Fair (October
5, 2010), Dining for Success: An Etiquette Program (October 26, 2010), Eagle Expo &
Education Career Fair (October 27, 2010), Career Presentations by employers and
staff; after hours networking socials; student peer leader programs; Life after College
Conference, Career Week 2011 (February 21–February 25, 2011), STEM Career Fair
(February 22, 2011), Eagle Expo & Education Career Fair February 23rd ), On-Campus
Interviews Blitz and special career workshops and informational sessions that cannot
exist without your support.

If you have relevant summer jobs needs, internship opportunities, vacant co-op positions or
full-time professional jobs, please contact us at 912-478-5197 or by email at
rileswl@georgiasouthern.edu. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,




Col. Warren Riles
Director




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Meet           Our Staff

   Professional Employment Staff
   Mrs. Dorsey Baldwin
   Assistant Director of Employment/Co-Op & Internship Coordinator
   dbaldwin@georgiasouthern.edu

   Heather Scarboro
   Recruitment Coordinator
   hscarboro@georgiasouthern.edu



   Other Key Staff
   Warren Riles                                           Amy Rowell
   Director of Career Services                            Assistant Director of Advising

   Rachael Barrett                                        Karen Townsend Murphree
   Career Services Specialist                             Career Resource Specialist
   College of Business Administration

   Stephanie Saunders                                     Amy Wilkins-Smith
   Career Advisor                                         Administrative Secretary




Our Mission
       Statement

Our mission is to guide members of the Georgia Southern
University community in establishing their career objectives
through comprehensive programs, which provide opportunities
for individuals to learn strategies useful in reaching their career
goals. As advisor and catalyst, the Career Services staff seeks to
assist students with choosing their major and career interests,
gaining relevant work experience, as well as providing guidance
in their full-time professional job search, through three distinct
areas: Career Exploration and Education, Experiential
Education, and Professional Employment.




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            Georgia Southern                                          Overview & Facts



Georgia Southern University is a public comprehensive
university devoted to academic distinction in teaching,
scholarship, and service. The University’s hallmark is a
culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice,
extends the learning environment beyond the classroom,
and promotes student growth and life success. Georgia
Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs in the
liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies prepare a       Student Profiles
diverse and select undergraduate and graduate student
population for leadership and service as world citizens.      Total Enrollment for Fall 2009:
Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values                        19,086
expressed      through    integrity,  civility,  kindness,
collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning,        16,486 Undergraduate and
wellness, and social responsibility.                         2,600 Graduate students
Georgia Southern University is comprised of eight
regionally and nationally recognized colleges:               Students from all 50 states and
• College of Business Administration (COBA)
                                                             over 130 other countries from
• College of Information Technology (CIT)
                                                             around the world.
• College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)
• College of Public Health (COPH)
• College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)
                                                             Georgia Southern University
• College of Science and Technology (COST)
                                                             awarded 2,981 Degrees in 134
• College of Education (COE)
                                                             majors in Fiscal Year 2009.
• College of Graduate Studies (COGS)
                                                              • 2,378 Bachelors Degrees
                                                              • 497 Masters Degrees
Many of our degree programs and centers have been             • 51 Education Specialists
ranked by national publications including the Princeton       • 55 Doctorates
Review and the US News and World Report. Our strive for
academic excellence has driven our students to succeed
locally and regionally. Our students travel to other parts
of the country and world to take part in education based
learning activities and contests.


For a complete list of all degrees and majors offered at Georgia Southern University please
visit the University webpage at www.georgiasouthern.edu.

Where can you find our alumni?
Georgia Southern University alumni can be found in every state of the country with high
concentrations in the southeastern states. Our alumni welcome the opportunity to travel and
move away from the area after graduation.




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                                           Building
                                                 Your Brand at Georgia Southern

The Office of Career Services offers a variety of ways to connect to the students and alumni of
Georgia Southern University. Through these methods, your company will be highly talked
about on campus.

                                                              Meet the Students: A Reverse

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         On-Campus Interviews

1        By interviewing at Georgia Southern
         University you are demonstrating
         your commitment to hiring our
         students.
                                                              Career Fair
                                                              This is your opportunity to meet stu-
                                                              dent organizations, developing lasting
                                                              relationships. This Reverse Career
                                                     Fair will allow you to connect with the student
                                                     leaders of Georgia Southern University.


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         Career Mentor Network
         Share your professional insights
                                                              Be a Panelist


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         through our online Mentor Network.
                                                             Through the year, Career Services
         You control how students connect
                                                             hosts workshops and other programs,
         with you.
                                                             inviting employers to speak. Your
         Career Connections                                  point of view enhances the Career


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         Talk with students about what you           Services mission to help each student’s career
         do, your career path, and how               development.
         they can get where you are.
         Mentoring students is



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a great way to give back to        Learn more about each of these              Attend Career
the University!                     opportunities and more in the              Fairs
                                   following pages! It is the goal of           We provide you with
        Corporate Partner           the Office of Career Services to            multiple career fairs


4       Program
         Sponsor scholarships,
         events, facilities and
         other projects to help
                                  provide you with a variety of ways
                                  to connect with Georgia Southern
                                    University students and alumni.
                                                                                throughout the year.
                                                                        They provide you the chance
                                                                        to connect with students,
                                                                        giving them information
Georgia Southern University                                             about careers with your or-
                                             Questions?
students develop and connect                                            ganization
                                      Contact Heather Scarboro,
professionally.                       Recruitment Coordinator,
                                         at 912.478.5197 or
                                   hscarboro@georgiasouthern.edu.
        Employer-In-


5       Residence Program
         This is your opportunity to offer
         professional development advice to
         the next generation! Conduct Mock
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                                                                 Want More?
                                                                 At Career Services we are always
                                                                 open to new ideas to connect with our
Interviews, Critique Resumes, provide job                        students. If you have a program,
search assistance and more!                                      event, or other outreach methods you
                                                      would like to try, please do not hesitate to sug-
                                                      gest it to us.




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                                                Calendar
                                                      Of Events
FALL 2010
September 8, 2010—November 19, 2010
On-Campus Interviews

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Mock Interview/Career Fair Day

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 (5:30 pm to 7:00 pm)
Meet the Students: A Reverse Career Fair

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 (5:30 pm to 8:00 pm)
Dining for Success (An Etiquette Program)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Eagle Expo & Education Career Fair

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
The Graduate School Fair

Friday, December 10, 2010
Commencement


SPRING 2011
 January 26, 2011—April 22, 2011
 On-Campus Interviews

 Wednesday, February 2, 2011 (11:00 am to 3:00 pm)
 Co-Op, Internship & Summer Job Fair

 Thursday, February 3, 2011 (11:00 am to 3:00 pm)
 Government, Military, & Non-Profit Career Fair

 Tuesday, February 9, 2011 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
 Mock Interview/Career Fair Day

 Tuesday, February 22, 2011 (11:00 am to 3:00 pm)
 STEM Career Fair

 Tuesday, February 22, 2011 (5:30 pm to 8:00 pm)
 Dining for Success (An Etiquette Program)

 Wednesday, February 23, 2011 (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)
 Eagle Expo & Education Career Fair

 Friday, May 7, 2011
 Commencement
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                                       Career Fairs                      Recruiting Events
Eagle Expo and Education Career Fair
Held twice a year (every October and February) the Eagle Expo provides students with the
opportunity to meet employers from a variety of industries.

Co-op, Internship & Summer Job Fair
Held once a year in the spring semester, students can explore different co-op, internship and
summer job opportunities.

Government, Military & Non-Profit Career Fair
Held in the spring, this event allows employers from local, state, or national agencies and
organizations to recruit students.

STEM Career Fair
This event, held in the spring, allows employers hiring for Science, Technology, Engineering,
or Math positions to have a focused audience in a fair setting.

Graduate School Fair
Graduate schools from around the country are welcome to recruit Georgia Southern students
for their masters, specialist and doctoral programs at in the fall at the Graduate School Fair.
We welcome professional, medical, veterinary and other programs of study.


                Registration for all of our career fairs and other events are made
       through Eagle Career Net/NACElink found at www.georgiasouthern.edu/career.
Note: All events held by the Office of Career Services are open to any of the over 130 majors at
                                  Georgia Southern University.



Dining for Success
This event provides students the chance to meet employers in a business dinner setting plus
learn about proper dining etiquette. Students will learn great networking skills to propel them
into their professional careers. The event is held the night prior to the Eagle Expo & Educa-
tion Career Fair.

Meet the Students: A Reverse Career Fair
We are flipping the traditional career fair concept around with student organizations at the
booths and the employers are the ones who walk around. Meet the Students, held in the fall
of each year, features student organizations showcasing their community service, leadership,
and professional development. Plus, this is a FREE event for employers to network with po-
tential hires!

GACE College2Career Fair
This is a statewide job fair organized by the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers
(GACE). Students and alumni from all participating colleges and universities are invited to
attend this fair in Atlanta, Georgia. The fair is held once a year in the spring.




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                                    On-Campus                                   Interviews

All on-campus interviews at Georgia Southern University are coordinated through the Office
of Career Services. We offer multiple interview rooms and schedule these spaces through
Eagle Career Net/NACElink. There are three scheduling formats for on-campus interviews:
Pre-Select, Open, and Room Only.



            Pre-Select Interviews

    1       This type of schedule allows recruiters to select from submitted résumés for
            consideration prior to the interview date. Students who are preselected will then
            have the opportunity to sign up for an interview time-slot.


            Open Interview Schedules

    2       Open interviews allow students to sign up for interviews on a first come, first
            serve basis. Students have to meet the recruiters interview eligibility
            requirements before they can sign up.


            Room Only Schedules

    3       Recruiters have the opportunity to reserve a room only, to build their own
            schedules through this option. Many recruiters select students they will
            interview from career fairs, information sessions or resume referrals.



Confirmation Packets
After you have scheduled your interview through Eagle Career Net/NACElink and have
received digital confirmation you will receive a Confirmation Packet in the U.S. mail. This
packet includes print confirmation of dates and locations of interviews, a parking pass, a
campus map, and driving directions to the campus. If you require additional parking passes,
please let us know as soon as possible.

Changing or Cancelling Schedules
Changes to/or cancelling a schedule can be accommodated prior to TWO WEEKS before the
interview date. If you wish to make any changes or to cancel please contact
Heather Scarboro. Changes made within two weeks of the date may effect the amount of
students participating in your recruitment visit. If you have to cancel your visit, please let us
know as soon as possible as we will need to inform the students.




                         For Campus Interviewing Services
            Phone: 912.478.5197 or Email: hscarboro@georgiasouthern.edu
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On-Campus          Other Recruitment Services


Information Session
Information Sessions are usually scheduled the night before employer on-campus interviews.
These sessions are great tools for new employers recruiting on campus as well as companies
who are familiar with GSU to reach qualified candidates. Information sessions are designed to
give candidates basic company information, i.e.
demographics, culture, future organizational plans, job
information, benefits, company history, etc. Please
request an information session through Eagle Career
Net/NACElink found at www.georgiasouthern.edu/
career..

Information Session Tips:
   • Information Sessions will be conducted in the
      Career Resource Center in the Office of Career
      Services unless otherwise noted or requested by
      employer.
   • Information sessions will be advertised on the
      Career Services webpage under "Events
      Calendar” and on Eagle Career Net/NACElink.
   • While attendance at information sessions is
      strongly encouraged, it is not mandatory by
      students unless indicated by the employer.
   • The Career Resource Center is equipped with an
      overhead projectors, computer lab, tables and
      chairs (if hosted at other locations the use of
      technology may cost a small fee).
   • The best sessions are relaxed, informal
      conversations over pizza and soft drinks.
   • Food service can be coordinated through GSU
      catering or through a local restaurant (we do not
      require recruiters to use specific vendors).
   • Presentations that are short, snappy and lively leave the best impression. The sessions
      should be fun and informative.


Information Table
Information Tables are a FREE method of reaching out to students on-campus. We will
schedule a table for you in one of our high traffic areas on campus and, much like a
career fair, you can talk with students. Information Tables are usually scheduled from
10:00 am to 2:00 pm during the peak hours on campus. We will arrange to have a six
foot table and two chairs ready for you. To schedule an Information Table please contact
Heather Scarboro at 912.478.5197 at least one week prior to your preferred date.




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                                   Off-Campus           Recruiting From A Distant


                                        Video Conference Interviews

                                        If you are not able to visit Georgia Southern
                                        University, but still want to interview our students,
                                        we are now offering webcam interviews. We have
                                        computers set up that students can utilize to
                                        interview with employers from around the country or
                                        world.

                                        Our computers are loaded with Skype and can join
                                        other meetings using Microsoft Live Meeting and Go
                                        To Meeting.      You can arrange these interviews
                                        through our office like a regular on-campus
                                        interview or if you are creating your own schedule,
                                        students can contact us directly to reserve the
                                        interview space.




Resume Referral Service

You can request to have access to students and alumni résumés at no cost. We refer over
5000 résumés each year to employers who are looking for the right candidate, but cannot
come to campus to interview. Résuméscan be screened by major, graduation date, GPA, and
work authorization status. You must specify some criteria, we do NOT refer résumés for all
majors.

To request a Résumé Referral please contact Heather Scarboro at Career Services at (912)
478-5197 or at hscarboro@georgiasouthern.edu.

To view your Résumé Referral you will login to your Eagle Career Net/NACElink account and
click on the Résumé Books tab then on the Publication Request. Or view through in the
email sent confirming the creation of your Résumé Referral by clicking on the link at the bot-
tom of the email. Please note your resumes will be viewable for 30 days only. The resumes
open up in PDF format.




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                Eagle Career Net
                                                              Job Postings & More!



At Georgia Southern University we utilize Eagle Career Net/NACElink, powered by Symplicity, to
organize all job postings, on-campus interviews, résumé referrals, and career fairs. This is a
valuable FREE tool that you can use to recruit new talent for all of your full-time, internship, and
co-op positions. Step-by-step instructions on how to utilize Eagle Career Net/NACElink can be
fount on the Office of Career Services website, www.georgiasouthern.edu/career. If you need any
assistance with this online portal please contact our office at 912.478.5197.


Getting Started on Eagle Career Net/NACElink

   •   On the Office of Career Services homepage (www.georgiasouthern.edu/career), choose Ea-
       gle Career Net login, selecting the Employer User Type.
   •   Click the REGISTER button for a new Eagle Career Net/NACElink Account. Fill out the
       form on the next page. Please pay special attention to the required fields, marked with a
       red star.
   •   After you click on Submit, your application for access will be forwarded to our staff for
       review. The approval process may take up to 24 hours if submitted on a weekday, or up to
       48 hours if submitted on a weekend. There may also be a delay during major holidays.
   •   After approval, you will receive an e-mail containing your user name and password as well
       as an employer link to the Eagle Career Net/NACElink system.



                             Post Jobs for FREE
                  For Georgia Southern University Students and Alumni

  Our students and alumni have full access to your position announcements.

  1. On our website (www.georgiasouthern.edu/career), click on “Eagle Career Net” and
     select your user type (employer)
  2. Log in using your Username (email address) and your password mailed to you by
     the system (you can change this after you log in)
  3. Then click on “Create non-OCR Job Posting” in the Shortcuts menu

                                Its as easy as 1, 2, 3


  Please be aware that job postings will be approved within 24-48 business hours. The Office of
  Career Services does reserve the right to decline job postings if we deem the postings
  non-relevant or unbeneficial to the students and alumni of Georgia Southern University. To
  learn more about our Job Posting Policies and other Employer Polices please see page 18 in
  this guide.


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Mentoring
               Employer-In-Residence


The Employer-In-Residence program provides employers with the opportunity to mentor
students, providing professional advice and career development. As an Employer-In-Residence
you can meet one-on-one with students and give feedback in the following areas:
   • Mock Interviews
   • Résumé Critiques
   • Networking Techniques
   • Industry/Company Information
   • The Job Search Process

BENEFIT TO EMPLOYERS
   •   Name/brand recognition for your organization
   •   Maintain activity on-campus during an economic downturn
   •   Gain first-hand knowledge of graduating students and issues they present
   •   Contribute to employers own personal and professional development
   •   Flexible time commitments and scheduling

Please contact Dorsey Baldwin to learn how you can participate in this program.




                                         Mentoring             Career Connections

This is your chance to help students learn more about your career, how you got where you are
today, what options they have, and more. With Career Connections, you can enjoy a round table
discussion with up to 20 students, who are eager to learn more about the professional world.
These students will range in classification from Freshmen to Seniors.

You can schedule your Career Connections meeting at any time convenient to your schedule.
You are welcome to provide snacks or any other type of refreshments.

Please contact Heather Scarboro to learn how you can participate in this program.




Mentoring
                      Career Mentor Network


This on-line network made up of Georgia Southern alumni and parents, employers, faculty &
staff offers students a method of searching for advice and insight about careers, industries and
organizations. Mentoring is an important aspect of career development for each student. Plus, it
gives the mentor a way to help future industry leaders. The level of interaction and career
mentor/student involvement is as little or much the career mentor feels comfortable providing.
Students will contact mentors through Eagle Career Net/NACElink. We invite you to become a
member of Career Mentor Network through our Eagle Career Net/NACElink system on
www.georgiasouthern.edu/career.


                               Want to Mentor Students?
               Phone: 912.478.5197 or Email: dbaldwin@georgiasouthern.edu
                            or hscarboro@georgiasouthern.edu
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                                Sponsorship
                                                         Corporate Partner Program


Our Corporate Partners play a very key role in helping us with the career development of the
next generation. They have been instrumental in providing contributions of both money, ser-
vices rendered and time that benefit Georgia Southern University students. Plus, all donations
are tax deductible.



What will your donation support?
It will only support programs for students at        Current Career Services
Georgia Southern to develop professional skills.
Sponsorship opportunities include, but are not        Corporate Sponsors
limited to:

   •   Career Programs (workshops, panel dis-
       cussions, networking events, etc.)
                                                      Enterprise Rent-A-Car
   •   Dining For Success
   •   Purchasing of instructional materials and
       resources                                         Target Corporation
   •   Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program
   •   Graduation Gala
   •
   •
       Career Weeks
       Career Fairs                                                   Aflac
   •   Employer-In-Residence Program
   •   Suited For Success
                                                                  Wal-Mart
Benefits, all donors will:
                                                                       CGI
   •   Listing on all programs and newsletters
       as a corporate sponsor of Career Services
   •   Name and logo displayed in the offices
   •   Listings with links from the Career
       Services' website
   •   Knowledge you are helping the next
       generation excel to new heights




                 To Discuss Sponsorship Opportunities Please Contact:
                        Warren Riles, Director of Career Services
13                   at 912.478.5198 or rileswl@georgiasouthern.edu
                                                                  Who     Recruits Here
Accounting                      Financial
Becker CPA Review               BB&T
Internal Revenue Service        Capstone Financial Partners       Insurance
Matson, Driscoll, & Damico      Northwestern Mutual Financial     Aflac
Moore, Stephens, Tiller LLC     Wells Fargo                       Auto-Owners Insurance Co.
Gifford, Hillgass & Ingwersen                                     GEICO
Mauldin & Jenkins CPA's         Consumer Goods/                   Progressive Insurance
Nichols, Cauley & Associates    Manufacturing                     United American Insurance
Porter, Keadle, Moore, LLP      Amcor, Inc.
PriceWaterHouseCoopers          Briggs & Stratton                 Sales
Kuehne + Nagel                  Buckeye International             Enterprise Rent-A-Car
                                Cintas Corporation                Penske Truck Rentals
Construction                    Cives Steel Company               Neff Rentals
Archer Western Contractors      Equity Group (Keystone Foods)     United Rentals
Balfour Beatty Contruction      Fastenal Company
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC          Georgia Pacific                   Retail
E.R. Snell Contractor           Hormel Foods                      Babies-R-Us
EMJ Corporation                 King & Prince Seafood             Belk
Gilbane Building Company        Kysor Warren                      Coldwater Creek, Inc.
Hardin Construction             Mohawk Industries                 Food Lion, LLC
Haskell                         BMW Manufacturing                 Office Max
Hodges & Hicks Contractors      Quad/Graphics                     Rite Aid Corporation
Juneau Construction Company     SNF Holding Company               Sherwin-Williams
Manhattan Construction Co.      Chemtall                          Target Corporation
New South Construction          Goodyear Tire                     The Kroger Company
RJ Griffin & Company                                              Wal-Mart
Reeves Construction Company     Healthcare/Medical                Walgreens
TIC-The Industrial Company      Liberty Regional Medical Center
Willis Mechanical Inc.          Satilla Regional Medical Center   Logistics/Transportation
                                                                  C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Communications                  Government                        Con-way Freight
Frontier Communications         Federal Bureau of Prisons         Coyote Logistics
Verizon Wireless                Georgia Air National Guard        Marten Transport Ltd.
                                Georgia Dept. of Transportation   Trinity Transport
Information Technology and      Marine Corp.                      Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Computers                       Navy Recruiting                   ABF Freight
CGI                             Savannah-Chatham Metro            CSX
IBM                               Police Department               Target Distribution
Safe Systems Inc.               USDA Forest Service               Crane World Wide
WiPro Technologies              Central Intelligence Agency       Hilti North America
                                Department of State               Liberty Terminals Savannah
Engineering
Gulfstream Aerospace            Hospitality/Restaurant            Staffing Agencies
Northrop Grumman Corporation    Westin Hilton Head Resort &       Patient Care Technologies Inc.
Pinnacle Design/Build Group     Spa                               Snelling Staffing
Rogers Bridge Company           Waffle House, Inc.                Maxim Healthcare Services
Stantec Consulting              Walt Disney World
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

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Professional                            Organizations


The Office of Career Services at Georgia Southern University is a part of several state and
national organizations that may also be beneficial to your organization.         All of these
organizations bring together Career Services professionals and recruiters from a variety of
industries. Membership is open to organizations of all sizes. Each organization has an annual
conference that both employers and colleges may attend. Becoming a member of one of these
organizations can offer multiple professional benefits.


                                         National Association of Colleges and Employers
                                         (NACE)
                                         Membership in NACE today is almost 4,000
                                         organizations, evenly divided between colleges and
                                         employers. The resulting interface provides invaluable
                                         services and opportunities to members through NACE's
                                         publications, web resources, services, professional
                                         development workshops, and annual National Meeting.
                                         http://www.naceweb.org/

                                         Southeastern Association of Colleges and
                                         Employers (SoACE)
                                         SoACE is a 800+ member strong organization whose
                                         mission is to promote partnerships between colleges
                                         and employers by providing resources, professional
                                         development,    and   networking    opportunities.
                                         www.soace.org.

                                         Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers
                                         (GACE)
                                         The mission of the Georgia Association of Colleges and
                                         Employers is to provide a link between employers and
                                         career   services   officials,  provide   professional
                                         development, promote professional and ethical
                                         standards, and foster relationships among employers
                                         and career services professionals. Throughout the year
                                         GACE members meet throughout Georgia to discuss
                                         employment trends and how to connect students with
                                         employers. http://www.gace.org/

 If you wish to join or know more about any of these organizations please visit their websites or
 contact our office. We will be happy to inform you about the benefits for your organization and
 your own professional development if you are a member.




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                                               Visiting            Statesboro, Georgia
    Georgia Southern University is located in Statesboro, Georgia and is approximately 50 miles
    from Savannah, Georgia. While in the area you have a variety of places to stay or dine
    at during your visit. Below are a few options for both lodging and dining. If you
    wish to view more options please visit the Statesboro Visitors Bureau:
    http://www.visitstatesboroga.com/default.aspx.

                                           LODGING
                Holiday Inn                                 Baymont Inn & Suites
                Miles from GSU: 3                           Miles from GSU: 0.8
                455 Commerce Drive                          425 S. Main Street
                (912) 489-4545                              (912) 489-7369
                (877) 410-6667                              (877) 229-6668
                La Quinta Inns & Suites                     Comfort Inn & Suites
                Miles from GSU: 0.5                         Miles from GSU: 0.5
                Lanier Drive and 301 Bypass                 17870 Highway 67
                (912) 871-2525                              (912) 681-2400
                1-800-531-5900                              1-800-424-6423

                                               DINING
                Shane’s Rib Shack                           The Mill House
                1100 Brampton Avenue                        301 Bypass
                (912) 681-4227                              (912) 871-6474

                The Beaver House Inn Restaurant             Loco’s Deli & Pub
                121 S Main Street                           91 Briarwood Lane
                (912) 764-2821                              (912) 681-2002

For more ideas please do not hesitate to ask our staff for their favorite restaurants around Statesboro!

    Directions
    Directions for driving to Georgia Southern University and locating the Office of Career
    Services can be found at our website: www.georgiasouthern.edu/career. For a campus map
    please visit the University website at http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/map/index.php.

    Air Travel
    Many employers choose to fly into our area for recruitment events. If you are flying you will
    more    than   likely  utilize   the   Savannah/Hilton      Head    International     Airport
    (http://www.savannahairport.com/). Traveling from the airport to Georgia Southern will take
    approximately 45 minutes to an hour. If you would like to know more about lodging and
    dining in the   Savannah area please visit Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:
    http://www.savcvb.com/.

    Parking
    Prior to your interview date you will be sent a confirmation packet which will include a
    parking pass. Please utilize this pass so that you will not be ticketed. If you happen to
    receive a ticket during a recruitment event please contact our office so you will not be
    charged any fines. If you need additional passes, please let us know. At career fairs,
    parking is available without you needing a pass unless otherwise stated.                       16
Employer             Policies
     *Acceptance and participation of employers is not to be construed as an explicit or implicit approval or
                      recommendation by Georgia Southern University to its students.


EMPLOYER POLICY FOR USE OF SERVICES

NACE and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
In order to provide fair and equitable services to our students and employers, the Office of Career
Services and its clients adhere to the following policies: Employers must subscribe to the National
Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct and to the Equal
Employment Opportunity (EEO) recruitment and employment guidelines and laws established by the
Federal and state of Georgia governments.

Right to Refuse Service
We reserve the right to refuse service to employers for factors such as the following:
  • Providing fraudulent information and/or misrepresentation of positions or company
      information through dissemination of dishonest information or absence of information to the
      Office of Career Services or to students
  • Receipt from students of complaints of improper or illegal recruiting or employment practices,
      or harassment of Georgia Southern students, alumni, faculty or staff
  • Breach of confidentiality of student information without prior written consent of the student
  • Requiring, at the time of application, personal information such as bank or social security
      numbers or photo of the applicant
  • Requiring students to pay personal funding to obtain the position
  • Failure to accurately describe the responsibilities and requirements of the employment
      opportunity in all publicity
  • Failure to adhere to Career Services’ policies and/or any violation of the Georgia Southern
      University rules and regulations, local, state, or federal laws
  • Provides no value or is not relevant to Georgia Southern students and/or alumni
  • We also reserve the right to refuse service to third party recruiters.


Third Party Recruiting & Staff Agencies
Third party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for
employment other than for their own needs. Third party recruiters using the Georgia Southern
University Office of Career Services are expected to follow the same policies and procedures
established for recruiters representing their own organization.

Career Services will provide assistance to third party recruiters/agencies only when a third party
recruiter/agency meets the following conditions:
   • Meets the NACE and EEO policies and laws described above
   • Charges no fees to the candidate
   • Reveals to Career Services the identity of the employer(s) being represented and the nature of
       the relationship between the agency and the employer(s), and permits the Office of Career
       Services to verify this information by contacting the named client
   • If requested, provides a position description to the Office of Career Services for valid openings




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                                                             Employer              Policies

THIRD PARTY RECRUITERS CON’T.
On-Campus Interviews - Third party recruiters are allowed to interview on campus or participate in
career fairs when the previously stated conditions are met. Career Services may require the name of
the employer being represented to be identified on all announcements.
Résumés Referrals – By policy, Career Services typically releases résumés to direct hire employers
only. However, résumé referrals may be processed for third party recruiters if the name and location
of the hiring company is disclosed and there is permission for Career Services to verify this
information by contacting the named client. In order to process a résumé referral, we require a job
description including the name of the hiring company.
Job Postings – Third party recruiters may provide job announcements to the Georgia Southern
Office of Career Services for posting. Posting is not to be construed as sanction, approval or
recommendation of recruiters.

Job Postings for Teach and Work Abroad Organizations
Effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Career Services will no longer post jobs or opportunities for
teach/work abroad organizations. If you would like to advertise your services to the Georgia
Southern University population we will post links on our resource page after careful evaluation.
Qualifications needed to list as a resource include (but not limited to): representative/contact within
the United States, and no charge to students for services rendered. You can submit your website to
Heather Scarboro at hscarboro@georgiasouthern.edu for consideration.

Ethical Recruiting
Recruiters must work within the framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing, and
selection techniques. The Office of Career Services encourages all parties in the hiring process
(employers, students, faculty and other references) to follow the National Association of Colleges and
Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct.

Interviewing Policies
• Career Services will provide scheduling support and interview requests for recruiters via Eagle
    Career Net/NACElink. All requests must be made through the Eagle Career Net system, if you
    require assistance in making these requests please contact our office.
•   Career Services will not provide on-site support for recruiters using off-campus sites.
•   Career Services cannot provide equipment (lap-top computer, projector, etc) for outreach events
    outside the Georgia Southern University campus.
•   Employers may only interview students and alumni of Georgia Southern University. If employers
    wish to interview other individuals, then other arrangements off of Georgia Southern University
    property must be made by the employers.
•   Cancellation & No-Show for Employers: If it is necessary to cancel an interview or career fair
    reservation, please do so as far in advance as possible. Space is in high demand, and your early
    cancellation will allow Career Services to re-assign resources. Please see the Career Fair Policy to
    view the guidelines to cancelling event attendance.
•   Please request interview schedules in advance to allow students the opportunity to sign up for in-
    terviews. If there is a quick turn around then employers run the chance of not having a full
    schedule when they interview.




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                                                     Employer              Policies

Job Posting Policy
Jobs posted on the Eagle Career Net/NACElink system will automatically be assigned an expiration
date of 30 days past the posting date. Employers may select an expiration date earlier than the 30
day default. If an expiration date beyond the 30 days is selected, Career Services will correct the
date. Employers who have not filled the vacant position can repost the job for an additional 30 days.

Career Services reserves the right to delete job postings deemed unsuitable for students seeking
full-time, internship, co-op, or relevant summer positions.

Résumé Referral Policy
Employers can request to have access to students and alumni résumés at no cost. Résumés can be
screened by major, graduation date, GPA, and other criteria. Student résumés will be transmitted
on the condition that parties outside of your organization will not be permitted access to the
résumés without the written consent of the student.

Career Fair Policies
The Office of Career Services offers several career fairs and other events each academic year includ-
ing the Eagle Expo Career Fair. Eligible employers are those that offer full-time, internship, co-op
positions and some summer experiences. Career fairs are designed to provide a venue for sharing
employment information only. They are not intended for recruiting other businesses or for selling
products and/or services.

Career fair participants who do not comply with the Office of Career Services Career
Fair policies may be asked to leave the event AND may be denied future registration.
Event space is often limited. Any employer may apply for participation in the Eagle Expo Career Fair
or any other event, but there is no guarantee of acceptance. The Office of Career Services screens
employers to ensure they are offering legitimate experiences and that there are a variety of
organizations represented. Employers will receive notice via email that their registration has been
denied.


Cancellation of Event Attendance
f

Employers are able to cancel their registration two weeks or more prior to the event and get a full
refund of all registration fees (this includes career fairs and all other events). If employers cancel
registration less than two weeks before the event or do not show up they will not be eligible for a
refund of their fees. Instead those monies will be applied to the next similar event.

If the Office of Career Services’ records indicate an outstanding balance for any registration,
employers will be given an opportunity to provide documentation of payment. If none is provided,
future space/career fair registration will be denied until payment is received.




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            Notes




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   Office of Career Services
            PO Box 8069
        Statesboro, GA 30460
            912.487.5197
    careersv@georgiasouthern.edu


www.georgiasouthern.edu/career

				
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