The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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The Citadel Career Center empowers students and alumni to explore career options, prepare for the workforce, and engage with potential employers. We accomplish this with personalized consulting, online tools, and consistent networking with alumni and employers.

Who We Serve:

  • Cadet Students (Undergraduates)
  • Evening Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Veteran Students
  • Online Students
  • Recent Alumni


 Ready to take the next step in your march towards the future? 

We recommend that all students and job seeking alumni create and actively use their Handshake account! See below for more details! 

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 ...our new modern platform for talent recruiting, networking, job posting, and on campus event management! 

Students and Alumni

 If you're a current undergraduate student (Cadet, Veteran, or Evening Undergrad) we created a Handshake account for you! If it is your first time logging in, use your Citadel email address and follow the prompts to create your password. 

If you're a current graduate student or alumnus creating an account is quick and easy: Click here for Handshake, select "Sign up for new account", choose "student/alumnus" and follow the prompts. Career Center staff will approve your account within two business days! 


Click here to create or access your Handshake account.

Questions about Handshake?

Students & Alumni:



 We look forward to working with you: 

At The Citadel, career planning is an integral part of life. We take a proactive, collaborative approach which helps students be active participants in their professional journey, starting first semester in Leaders 101. Career planning and job search skills, like resume writing, behavioral-based interview techniques and salary negotiation are embedded into our Leadership Development Program for a total of 6 required career touch points. In addition to traditional career services support - like drop-in hours, career fairs and weekly recruiting events - supplementary career education is integrated into many academic departments. Through this, students explore professions, prepare for the real world (need better word) and learn the importance of engage early to develop multiple professional options.

As a result of these collaborations, The Citadel consistently reports well above national averages for placement outcomes. Over 80% of the South Carolina Corp of Cadets report professional employment, military, or graduate school acceptance at graduation and above 90% six months after graduation (National averages for NACE are six months 53.4% traditional employment after 6 months and 17.5 pursuing graduate school).   

Our Four Year Career Planning Timeline (below) highlights the recommended steps students should take over their four year college career in order to explore, prepare, and engage early and often in preparation and planning for success upon graduation.


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