The Office of Career Services no longer resides at the entrance of Jacob T. Stewart but now is located in the A.C. Memorial Library Room 167.
The change came from Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick, her administration and by officials from the Office of Institutional Advancement, which is over Career Services. The Business Department as well Career Services are in the process of expansion. The few offices that Career Services were occupying in JTS were no longer enough to accommodate the staff.
“(Office of Institutional Advancement) wanted us to do a lot more and enhance our services, so as a result, they are bringing in more people and gave us a larger space,” said director of Career Services, Dr. Shelia Fobbs.
Fobbs explained that the services they provide are enhanced with the move.
“With the space in the library, all the different activities we have going on can be kept in-house.”
Different companies are now able to interview with students privately with the allotted space Career Services now has.
“When students first get to Grambling, we move in and start preparing them for when they graduate,” said Fobbs.
Career Services helps students with interviews, resumes, linking students with potential employers and internships after graduation and so on. Students can also make connections with alumni also who can steer them in the right direction with Career Services.
“It’s our job to bring you jobs for graduation or internships before you graduate,” said Paige Morgan, a senior therapeutic recreation major from Detroit, who works for Career Services.
What used to be a storage place for the Media Department, now has several rooms, more technology and more space for students to sit and wait on advisement.
“The administration wanted to move the office to a more central location, and the library was a more central location,” said Tiara Martin, a mass communication major from Atlanta, who works for Career Services.
The library may not be as busy as JTS but Dr. Fobbs encourages students to engage in Career Services as volunteers and to never be afraid to come in and ask questions.