As a graduate of Simmons you also have a highly valuable built-in network: over 40,000 fellow Simmons alums, one of your richest resources for career information and support and potential employment opportunities. By speaking with your fellow Simmons alumnae/i you can learn about career choices, career paths, get an inside look at the current job market and your field, contact individuals for informational interviews, and much more.
The following outlines some specific resources to facilitate these alumnae/i career connections:
Simmons Hiring Simmons
Simmons' online job board, CareerLink, carries hundreds of internship and job opportunities, with typically 40-50 new postings per week. These are from employers specifically seeking to hire Simmons students and alums, many of whom are recruiting experienced candidates for full-time positions. Within CareerLink, Simmons alumnae/i can post openings under the "Simmons Hiring Simmons" feature, so that you know a job is coming from a Simmons alum (or parent). When you go into "Job Search" on CareerLink, select "Job Posted by Simmons Alum or Parent?" and select "Yes" to see a list of these postings.
Keep an eye on the Career Events calendar. There may be specific alumnae/i networking events listed but you will also find Simmons alumnae/i recruiting at career fairs, speaking on career panels, and appearing at other types of career-related programs that could be open to you as a Simmons alum.
Simmons LinkedIn Group
Prefer networking virtually? Then check out the Simmons College group on LinkedIn. All you need is a Simmons affiliation and your own LinkedIn profile. Apply to the administrator to join this group of over 2,200 Simmons alums, faculty, staff, and affiliates. Once admitted, stay up to date with member posts, discussion groups, job opportunities, and just use it for networking.
Alumnet is the Simmons alumnae/i website. It is your gateway to the Simmons alumnae/i community and is full of rich information and resources -- and you can visit it at any time!
Once registered on Alumnet (see below) you will receive important information via the monthly Simmons E-News e-mail newsletter including event information and other career and non-career related benefits.
You can also link to the Simmons College Alumnae/i social networking sites such as the Simmons Alumnae/i group on Facebook and the Simmons LinkedIn group mentioned above.
As a Simmons alum you can also have access to the Simmons Alumnet Directory to search for alums that can provide career advice and guidance, find and network with alums that live and work in an area of interest to you, etc. Registration is required.
You should also visit the Alumnet events calendar to stay up to date on alumnae/i events in your area. The Simmons alumnae/I community is widespread, engaged, and active, and there is always something going on. It pays to stay connected!
There are also links to the Simmons Magazine, now accessible online, and much more.
Alumnae/i Groups by School
Finally, you should be aware of the alumnae/i networking groups and other alumnae/i activities within your specific school or program, where the affiliations and bonds are often at their strongest. Many of the graduate schools maintain their own listservs and web pages of career opportunities, events, and other information to keep their alums up to date. You can contact your school's administration to learn more.
CEC Services for Alums
Each year, hundreds of alumnae/i use the Career Education Center. If you are in the early stages of your career and evaluating career choices, or in mid- to later-career and considering a change, the CEC is a great resource for you. Let us help you succeed!
Career Toolkit for Alums
The purpose of the Career Toolkit is to assist you in your career planning. Whether you are unsure of your career direction or need help with your job search or with applying to graduate school, you will find the resources you need to begin your preparation.
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