The mutual goals of Mercer faculty and advisors and the staff within the Office of Career Management are retention and student success. By working collaboratively, we can ensure students have the right support, career guidance and workplace knowledge to make the transition into their first job, their first job in their degree field, or to make an internal corporate move. You can be very helpful directing students to our services, as well as guiding and mentoring them in your teaching and advising roles.
Your Office of Career Management Staff: (Get to know us!)
Maureen Sweatman, MBA, MDiv
AACC Building, Suite 318
Kim Meredith, LPC
Henry Center Annex
Career Services offers comprehensive services, programs, and resources to help students and alumni understand their skills, values and personality characteristics; make important career decisions about career paths; develop critical job search skills, and find an internship/job.
Our services include, but are not limited to the following:
- Résumé and Curriculum Vitae (CV) preparation assistance
- Cover Letter and Business Communications reviews
- Career Planning and Decision-Making
- Career Assessment (MBTI, Career Maturity, card sorts; others available for fee)
- Job Search Strategies
- Interview Preparation
- Networking (including through social media)
- Dressing for Success
- Dining and Business Etiquette
- Salary Expectations and Negotiations
- Online Career Resources, Job & Internship Postings, Upcoming Events at career.mercer.edu (Click "Upcoming Events")
Our staff serves students on the Atlanta Campus, and in the Atlanta, Henry, Douglas, and Newnan Centers as well as our Distance Students. If you would like to refer your students to the Office of Career Management, they can book an appointment via our "Click-to-Schedule" appointment system or have them call:
(678) 547-6023 for the Atlanta Campus office
(678) 547-6584 for the Henry Center office
We offer in-office, telephone, and virtual Webex appointments Monday through Friday, except on Mercer holidays.
Career Resources for the Classroom
Information about Majors and Career Paths
Need some ideas to assist students in exploring how their curriculum relates to careers? Our online What Can I Do With This Major? resource can help.
Indeed.com is a great career research tool. Broaden job options by using not only job title or company, but try a specific major, a credential, individual skills, locations, activities, or culture (such as “fun”). It is also useful for identifying additional knowledge and skills a student needs to get out of their academic coursework, internship, or self-development.
Online Career Management Systems
The Macon and Atlanta career services offices of Mercer University provide a centralized career management system called BEARlink. Students are required to register with BEARlink individually and a password is required which can be obtained by contacting a Mercer career services office. After registering, this system allows students to upload their resume and other job search documents to be viewed by potential employers. All internships, seasonal, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities are posted on this system. Faculty and Advisors should refer employers to post their internships and jobs on BEARlink. It is easy for them to do or they can contact either the Macon Career Services Office (478) 301-2863 or the Atlanta Career Management Office (678) 547-6023 for assistance.
Also accessible through BEARlink is another career management system for students, CareerShift. It is an excellent resource to find companies within a specific industry/region and contact information of current employees for informational interviews. Registration on BEARlink is a requirement for accessing CareerShift.
Collaborative Career Programs
Each year, in collaboration with faculty members, consortiums, student groups, and partner schools, the Office of Career Management coordinates a variety of career development programs and events for students. These events include career fairs, keynote speakers, and workshops to provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge from and access to employers. See our "Career Fairs & Events" on the left menu.