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" I am an athlete here at USC Aiken. The professors work well with me, and understand that I am going to miss class occasionally. They take time to explain to me the things I missed. USC Aiken is the place for me. "
- Jeremy Smith , Business Administration major
Did You Know?
USC Aiken has some of the best professional schools in South Carolina. All three - business, nursing, and education - have received the highest level of accreditation possible. This means more opportunities for you to learn from the best and brightest the University has to offer.
"USC Aiken has the best faculty around! Professors and advisors really have your best interest in mind and will always work with you."
- Dalisha Williams, Middle School Education major
"USC Aiken has so much to offer. Whether it’s Greek life, student activities, athletics, honor societies, or residential life, our campus is full of opportunities and ways to become involved."
- Aaron Doctor, Exercise and Sports Science major
"USCA has many different students from many different backgrounds, but one thing that ties us all together is the campus atmosphere. When I left high school I was scared that I was not going to meet anyone that would be as good as my friends back home. Within my first couple of days at USCA, I had more friends than I have ever had before."
- John Ellis, Communications major
"During the course of my freshman and sophomore years, I was a resident in the Pacer Downs. When I first met my roommate my freshman year, we became the best of friends from the get-go. We found out that we were so much alike in many ways. We connected like brothers, and we are still roommates today during our junior year. "
- Anthony (T.J.) Langford, Communications major
"Getting involved in Greek Life and participating in intramural sports is a great way to meet new people. I have participated in every intramural sport offered, and it has helped me stay active. "
- TJ Johnston, Business Marketing major
"Working on campus is a great opportunity for students at USC Aiken. You have the chance to meet so many faculty and staff members and see what happens behind the scenes here at school. Your job will also work around your class schedule because they always put academics first. "
- Chris Brown, Fine Arts major
"Through the wide variety of classes and clubs, USCA offers a little something for everyone. Its small class sizes, charm, and personal professors make it the perfect choice."
- Jessica Walters, Nursing major
"As a sophomore at USCA, I have really enjoyed the college classroom setting. Since the class sizes aren’t too big, I can always get help from professors anytime I’m in need."
- Thomas Mcleod, Exercise and Sports Science major
"Attending USC Aiken has been a great experience for me. From the campus events to classes and to housing, we are a like a family – a home away from home."
- Alyssa Gadsden, Chemistry major
"I love attending USC Aiken because I feel as if am in a family oriented environment. What I love most about is its location, the independence you gain from attending, and our Pacer spirit!"
- Alesha Jones, Communications major
"I never thought I would meet people from all around the world on such a small campus. You can find the best of both worlds: the advantages of a big campus in a small, friendlier environment."
- Dana Hailat, Biology (pre-dental) major
Why work for the Federal Government? According to research by the Partnership for Public Service, the federal government will fill more than 50,000 entry-level jobs in the next 12 months, along with about 60,000 paid internships. There are jobs and internships available in practically every interest and skill area, in all 50 states and around the world.
However, searching for federal jobs and navigating the application process can be confusing, and something that students and graduates aren't very familiar with. The following sites can help with this process.
www.USAJOBS.com - The official site of the US Federal Government. USAJOBS is a one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
www.avuecentral.com - A fast easy way to find and apply for Federal employment.
www.americajob.com - Search Federal, state and local government jobs.
www.fedjobs.com - Help for federal job hunters.
www.jobcenter.usa.gov - A way to find federal programs and local resources offering help with the job search.
www.makingthedifference.org - A source for federal jobs and internships; includes information on where to find them and how to get them.
www.makingthedifference.org/federalcareers - Relates academic areas or majors to federal careers.
www.bestplacestowork.org - The best places to work in the federal government.
www.wherethejobsare.org - A comprehensive projection of hiring needs for critical occupations in the federal government.
www.fedworld.gov - A program of the United States Department of Commerce to provide a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the federal government.
www.govloop.com - Like LinkedIn for the government
www.opm.gov/fedclass - US Office of Personnel Management: Federal Classification and Job Grading System