For Alums: Career Planning & Resources

Navigating Career Transitions

Whether you are facing unemployment, experiencing work dissatisfaction, or ready to make a change, the CEC is here to support and guide you in your next career move.

Career Coaching

As an alumna/us of Simmons College, you have lifelong career support. This includes four free career coaching appointments per year with our experienced career professionals as well as access to the programs and resources listed on the CEC website and the Beatley Library career resources. Click here to learn more about setting up an appointment with a CEC career coach.

Career Health Program: Women in Transition

Ask yourself these questions - are you:

  • Considering a career change?
  • Re-entering the job market?
  • Exploring new directions in Second Adulthood?
  • At a crossroads in your life?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then you may want to consider the CEC's program Career Health: Women in Transition.

Career Health is an outcome in life most of us strive to reach in order to live an authentic and vital life. It is the alignment of our inner needs and values with the work we choose and the life we live. In the six group sessions in the program, participants engage in a process that aligns personal and career goals with viable options and strategies for Career Health.

Instructor: Andrea Wolf, CEC Director

CEC Director Andrea Wolf has a combination of over twenty-five years experience as a career director, career management coach, consultant, and writer. She is recognized for creative coaching methods which empower individuals at the crossroads of age and stage to find pathways to manage healthy careers. Learn more about Andrea here.

Class Sessions

The program has six (6) total sessions, typically meeting on Wednesdays from 5-7 pm in the Career Education Center on the Simmons campus:

  1. Career Health Inventory: What are the questions I am asking and why now?
  2. Uncover Your Voice: What are the messages from the assessment exercises?
  3. Create Your Vision: How do I see myself now and what do I want to in work/life?
  4. Align Your Voice with Choice: What is my purpose/contribution and where do I fit?
  5. Develop a Proactive Plan for Career Health: Where and how do I begin?
  6. Design Your Career Health Roadmap: What do I need to move forward?
Testimonials

"It gave me a focused and structured reason to take time out and reflect upon my career health and things in my life that are important to me."
-- Gisele Bauerle,'83

"It provided an opportunity to align my inner needs, values and interests to a work option. The course allows women to realize what their needs are, how they change and differ from early career needs, and to open possibilities so that our life works."
-- Tricia Kennedy, MHA'OO

"Upon completion, I felt that my goals were obtainable and realistic. Andrea gave every single woman a feeling of, "I can" and an expansion of ideas to build on."
-- Minerva Sprogis, '79

"It helped me look inside- and to be brave enough and sure enough to know really what I'm good at, what I like to do, what I want to do, and who I want to do it with. I believe this series changed my way of evaluating potential new opportunities and certainly changed the way, I interviewed. Within a month of the session ending, I got a job -- a great job -- in a completely new industry, in a smaller company than I've worked in, for a little less money than I'm used to, in a city I had never thought I would live in."
-- Amy White, '81

"I will continue to use the techniques when faced with other transitions." 
-- Carol Foster, GSLIS,'92

Rates and Information

For rates, more information, and to sign up, contact Andrea Wolf, andrea.wolf@simmons.edu.  

Click here for information on the Career Health Program 

Additional Career Transition Resources

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.

Find a Job or Internship

Check out CareerLink for full-time jobs and internships as well as other job boards and resources we've compiled.

Next Career Event

Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange

Oct 22, 2014 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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