Earning a graduate degree is an important step to achieving your career goals. If you are a student or alumni of one of our partnering institutions, check out your college’s Career Center for tips and guides to help you find your dream job and launch your career:

Alumni from the programs offered by our partnering institutions are now working at businesses and organizations throughout the Metro Charleston region. The Employer Map shows many of the top local employers in the Lowcountry.

To see which of these employers are currently hiring, visit their website or one of these job listing resources:

Local Chambers of Commerce

Serve as the voice of our members and business community in matters of economic development, education, and legislative concerns; support and promote the success of our members through Chamber programs, professional development, and leadership.

To initiate, advocate and empower our region to advance a prosperous business environment.

A catalyst for the economic growth of our members and the community through education; exchanging ideas and information; sharing experiences and solutions; networking and recognition.

Protect and promote the quality of life in the community, with specific emphasis in improving economic vitality and providing a favorable business community.

Encouraging business and community success East of the Cooper.

To take a proactive role in improving the general welfare, prosperity, and quality of life for all citizens of the Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce area.

Promoting member businesses in our community and to the tourism industry; represent our members’ voices in our local government; providing and sharing resources, leads, referrals, and network opportunities.

Economic Development Organizations

Fuel South Carolina’s innovation economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth in research, academia, entrepreneurship, and industry.

Full-service economic development organization for Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties; serves as a confidential resource to help streamline the site selection process, assist companies with issues such as buildings and sites, financing, talent attraction, and workforce training; builds long-term prosperity by attracting the world’s best companies, talent, and entrepreneurs.

To lead the advancement of economic growth and shared prosperity in Charleston County

Not-for-profit community development lender whose mission is to ensure access to capital for small businesses and affordable housing developments that cannot secure traditional financing; serving the state of South Carolina, the LDC has more than 40 years of history lending to entrepreneurs who have been turned away from for-profit banks.

Through our network of members and partner organizations, SCACED strives to improve the quality of life for low-wealth families and communities by advancing community economic development and public policy in South Carolina

The Economic Development Department is directly responsible for industry attraction, retention, expansion, and workforce development; work in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure that Berkeley County has what businesses and industries need to succeed.

Creating an environment that supports new business growth and retention enabling companies to succeed for generations. In addition, we work to strengthen and prepare our community for the future. Through such efforts, we aim to provide our citizens with the opportunities to grow and prosper in Dorchester County.

  • SCBIO – Official state affiliate of the U.S. Biotechnology Innovation Organization

To build the nation’s most industry-friendly and innovative life sciences ecosystem and business environment to fuel the knowledge economy in South Carolina.

Community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture, and promote the region’s tech economy through an array of impactful programs, products, and events while leveraging Charleston’s renowned livability; focused on creating the business, education, and social environment that is attractive to tech and tech-related companies and leverages its carefully nurtured relationships, program elements, legislative access, and contacts to assist companies with integrating them into the community.