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Charles Perry, Jr.  is one of the most experienced and revered Career Consultants at the UGA Career Center. He works with students who are majoring in the hard sciences, and pre-medical, but loves to help any student that he comes across at the Career Center.

What was your college experience like?

Some extraordinary teachers encouraged a love of learning that is as meaningful and exhilarating today.

How did you get involved in Career Services?

It was a natural progression from my first job as an admissions counselor at a two year college to universities and Trio programs. After working in counseling and art, I came to career services as the internship coordinator for all majors.

What is your favorite place in Athens?

The lake at Sandy Creek

What is something unique about you?

Perhaps having the good fortune to meet far more than my share of fascinating and inspiring people

What was your first part-time job?

Lifeguarding

What’s the best career advice you have for students?

Think of something you love from anywhere in your experience. Locate people who work in a similar environment, and speak with them about what you need to learn. Ask for the chance to observe or work with them.  Develop friendships with life transforming teachers. Maintain contact with all of these people.

What did you want to be when you “grew up”?

Worthwhile

Why do the CDIs love Charles?

Charles loves being a part of the UGA Career Center, and the CDIs can tell. He always has a smile on his face and is quick to say hello in the hall. On top of being friendly and having a great sense of humor, Charles is seriously one of the most knowledgeable people in the building. There’s not a career related question that hasn’t crossed his path and if you’re in the hard sciences, or pre-med, you should make sure that YOU cross his path.  Your career will thank you.”

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