The CEC provides the following services to Simmons graduate students from CAS, GSLIS, SNHS, and SSW (Note: SOM graduate students are supported by the SOM Career Services Office):
Individual Career Coaching
The Career Education Center's career development professionals have expertise in providing personalized career coaching. One-on-one meetings with the CEC coaching staff provide personal advice to help you address your career concerns, from discovering your strengths and interests, to exploring career options, to developing your resume, to preparing to interview or negotiate, and much more. Learn more about the CEC's career coaching here. To set up an appointment with a CEC career coach see Make an Appointment.
Career Workshops and Programs
Workshops and career programs can provide valuable career information and help build job search skills. A broad range of career topics are addressed, from resumes and cover letters, to interviewing, to creating a job search strategy, and much more. Take advantage of these valuable opportunities to learn more and help boost your own career development. See the CEC Events calendar for upcoming programs.
Career Fairs and Employer Recruiting Events
Throughout the year a variety of employers are invited on campus to recruit Simmons students for internship and full-time positions. Employers have an opportunity to present their organizations and discuss job openings at Information Sessions. You may also see employers at Information Tables in the Fens or MCB Lobby, providing information about their organizations and job openings. The CEC also produces or co-produces a number of career fairs throughout the academic year, some of which are targeted -- such as those for graduate school students in Education, Library & Information Science, and Social Work -- and others of which are broader in scope, such as the annual Spring Career & Internship Fair. For information on recruiting events in your school, visit your school's page under Academic Programs & Careers. You should also check out the CEC Events Calendar for a list of upcoming employer visits and on- and off-campus career fairs and other employer events.
CareerLink and CA$H Job & Internship Listings
The CEC maintains two online job boards with listings posted specifically for Simmons students and alums: CareerLink and CA$H. CareerLink is the main Simmons job board and lists internships, full- and part-time jobs, fellowships, and some volunteer opportunities. CA$H (Convenient Access to Student Hires) is a separate listing of on-campus and work-study jobs, including general campus employment opportunities open to all students. You can create a separate login for each database using your student ID.
Career Resources at Beatley Library
The CEC collaborates with Beatley Library to develop and maintain a broad and deep set of resources on career topics. There is both a dedicated space for the print collection in the library, located near the main circulation desk, as well as a rich array of online resources, accessible through a main Career Resources page as well as via numerous individual links found both on the library's website and throughout the CEC site.
CEC Social Media
Keep up with the CEC by following us on a variety of social media sites, including our own Facebook and Twitter pages. Watch for regular updates on those pages throughout the year — and remember to "Like" or "Follow" us! We are also active participants in the Simmons College LinkedIn group, which any member of the Simmons community can join.
CEC Collaboration with the Graduate Schools
The CEC also works closely with the respective graduate schools it serves. To learn more about the career services in your school, visit the appropriate page under the Academic Programs & Careers section.
Career Toolkit for Graduate Students
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, you will find the resources you need to begin your preparation.
Find a Job or Internship
Meet with a Career Coach
Wondering where to start? Let us help. Drop by Monday and Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 or Wedneday and Thursday from 1:30-3:00; or, make an appointment at a time convenient to you.
Next Career Event
Aug 5, 2014 at 3:00pm at 35 Concord Street, North Reading, MA