Career Services

Launch your career at Drake State

The Office of Career Services provides career placement assistance to all current Drake State students and alumni.

Career Coaching

Career coaches at Drake State provide valuable education and career planning information and resources to students at any life stage. Coaching sessions can be done in groups or individually and are free of charge.

Resume support

A resume is a written presentation of your education, skills, and work experience. When you’re looking for a new job, you’ll need to prepare your resume. Your resume is the first thing potential employers will see, and the content of it will be used to decide whether or not to invite you to an interview—so it’s crucial that you get it right. Your resume will need to make an impact for all the right reasons.

  • Choose appropriate resume style
  • Limit your resume to 1-2 full pages
  • Maintain a one-inch margin on all four sides of the page
  • Use strong resume action words that demonstrate your skills
  • Avoid personal information such as your date of birth and religion
  • Highlight accomplishments
  • Stress special skills and knowledge relevant to the position
  • Avoid fancy fonts and graphics
  • Proofread for spelling and grammatical errors
  • Always use computer to type resume
  • Invest in quality resume paper

Submit your resume for revisions

Dr. Karen Ray
Director of Workforce Development

Note: Submit as a Word Document attachment only. Be sure to include your Name, Student ID number (D number) and RESUME in the subject line. Only Drake State students/alums are eligible for resume review.


Office of Career Services

S.C. O’Neal Library & Technology Center, Room 219

3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35811

College operating hours
M - TH 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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