Finding your way after graduation


As graduation rapidly approaches for many Piedmont students, the idea of having a concrete plan after graduation also looms over their heads. 

The Piedmont College American Marketing Association Club (AMA), the Career Services Office and the Office of Institutional Advancement know this feeling all too well and decided to host an event on Wednesday Nov. 20 to put students’ minds at ease, or at least get them on the right track to deciding how to advance their after-graduation plans.

Brookside Dining Hall was converted into a place for students to participate in mock interviews and listen in on lectures and PowerPoints concerning topics like whether or not graduate school is right for students.

Students of all classes were encouraged to attend the event and were asked via email to “come dressed to get the job.”

Piedmont’s own Kathleen Anderson and Stephanie Austin-Campbell led a lecture entitled “Is Graduate School Right for You?,” followed by a speech from Bridget Thompson of the Princeton Review about the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Examinations.

Career topics included how to search for jobs in a way that targets personal skills for a better fit from Randstad USA Staffing representative Talia Levine, as well as how self-marketing as presented by the Human Resources Recruiter from North Georgia Health Services, Dario Hanic.

In addition to the opportunity to participate in a 15-minute mock interview, students were also asked to bring in a resume for review and critique. 

“It was very informational and a good step in finding a good path for grad school and jobs,” said senior biology major Danielle Maffet.

For more information on planning what steps you can take to further your education or go directly into the workforce after graduation, visit Piedmont’s Career Services office or send an email to [email protected]