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The Career Education Center

We've been preparing our students for successful professional and personal lives at Simmons for more than 100 years. It's not a sideline or an afterthought for us—it's our mission.

Find a job or internship, meet with one of our career coaches, or attend a career fair or event.

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Internships

Experience. Applying what you learn in the classroom to real life situations. Understanding the daily demands of work. Taking risks. Gaining confidence and perspectives. These are things you don't learn from a textbook.

That's why internships and independent learning play a strong role in the Simmons curriculum.

Simmons student at an Interview

Recruiting and Networking

Do you know the secrets to finding a great job? The five things to definitely avoid in an interview? What will really set your resume apart?

Make an appointment today with a career coach, for one-on-one expert advice. Prepare for your success.

STEPS Career Plan

STEPS Career Development Plan

Preparation for life's work—it's a Simmons core value. Our step-by-step, four-year action plan helps undergraduates acquire knowledge of self, career paths, and academic and career opportunities.

Learn more about the STEPS Plan and start preparing for your life's work today.

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CEC News

Meet the CEC staff - student edition!

While the Career Education Center (CEC) employs several full-time staff members (whose photos and bios are available on our Meet The Staff page), our office would not be able to operate as effectively in serving you if not for our... read more »

Avoiding a quarterlife crisis

This past week a senior student mentioned to me that she thought she was having a "quarterlife crisis".   She described feeling stressed and anxious about her future.  Her career decision making process was filled with starts and stops; she thought she had... read more »

Explore careers at these upcoming events

With the fall and start-up of classes once again it is also the beginning of a new season of campus events. Among these are several opportunities for students to learn about potential careers in a number of different fields,... read more »

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CEC Announcements

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Upcoming Career Events

Harvard Intercollegiate Business Convention

Oct 18

Oct 18 at 8 AM - 6 PM at Hynes Convention Center

Every fall, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business hosts the globally recognized Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC), a day of targeted programming for aspiring female business leaders. Each year, over 1200 delegates from campuses worldwide attend the diverse panels, workshops and presentations that feature over 100 professionals across industries. Attendees also hear from three inspiring keynote speakers and have access to exclusive career fairs and networking sessions. Registration for IBC 2014 is now open at attend.com/IBC. General admission is $42, but Simmons students can receive a $10 discount using the promotional code "ibc.x.boston".

 

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Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange

Oct 22

Oct 22 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston

The Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange is a career exploration and networking event for students and professionals in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, PR, social media, Internet and web marketing, and more. Round table discussions, 20 min. each, provide students with the opportunity to learn first-hand about different types of careers and employers in the communications and marketing fields. Dress: business casual or business formal. Open to students from the six colleges in the College Career Centers of Boston: BC, BU, Emerson, Emmanuel, Simmons, and Suffolk.

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The DIY Professional Website

Oct 22

Oct 22 at 12:30 PM - 2 PM at Beatley Library, L225

The Library & Career Education Center will present a workshop, The DIY Website, on Wed. Oct 22nd from 12:30-2pm in L-225 in the Library. Come create a website showcasing your skills and experience using Wordpress.com. Please bring a copy of your resume to the event.

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Employer Information Table: Catholic Charities

Oct 27

Oct 27 at 11 AM - 2 PM at Main College Building, Fens Lobby (MCB Lower Level)

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. The agency provides nearly 90 programs and services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Their services respond to the needs of the poor and working poor, provide supportive services to children and families, and assist refugees and immigrants as they become active participants in their communities. Last year, Catholic Charities served over 200,000 people in need of all faiths. Catholic Charities has over 500 employees in different fields including child care, education, human services and nonprofit administration. To see a complete list of job openings visit www.ccab.org/job-openings. They are an equal opportunity employer. For more information, drop by their employer information table on October 27 outside of the Fens.

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Employer Information Table: Meddeas

Oct 28

Oct 28 at 11 AM - 2 PM at Fens Lobby, Main College Building (MCB) Lower Level

Meddeas (Multilingual Education Development & Support) will be coming to the Simmons campus on October 28 to recruit students from all majors for their Language Assistant Program in Spain. Becoming a Language Assistant in a Spanish school for one year will give you the opportunity to gain teaching experience while reducing the risks, receive valuable additional training and live a multicultural unique experience. Stop by their table outside the Fens to learn more, or contact them directly at boston@meddeas.com to apply or receive more information.

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