The CEC provides the following services for undergraduates:
Individual Career Coaching
The CEC's career development professionals have expertise in providing personalized career coaching. One-on-one meetings with the Career Education staff provides personal advice to help you address your career concerns, from discovering your strengths and interests to exploring career options, developing your resume, preparing to interview or negotiate, and much more. 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 topics can be addressed, from resumes and cover letters, to choosing a major, to creating a job search strategy, and much more. Many of these programs are delivered in the classroom, while others are delivered at the CEC or elsewhere on campus. Take advantage of these valuable opportunities to learn more and help boost your own career development. See the CEC Events calendar for upcoming programs. Faculty interested in requesting a workshop should visit the In-Class Workshops page.
Career Fairs and Employer Recruiting Events
Throughout the year a variety of employers are invited on campus to recruit Simmons students for volunteer, 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, and others of which are broader in scope, such as the annual Spring Career & Internship Fair, primarily for undergraduates. See information on last year's Spring Career Fair here. See the CEC Events Calendar for a listing of upcoming employer visits and on- and off-campus career fairs and related 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 larger of the two and lists internships, full-time, part-time, fellowships, and even some volunteer opportunities that are career-related. This is the place for undergrads to look for internships and for those about to graduate and alums to look for full-time jobs. CA$H (Convenient Access to Student Hires) is a separate listing of on-campus and work-study jobs. It also includes some off-campus work-study opportunities as well as general campus employment opportunities (non work-study funded).
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 "Career Resources" collection, located near the main circulation desk in Beatley, and a rich array of online resources, accessible through the main Career Resources page on the Beatley website.
CEC Social Media
You can also keep up with the CEC by following us in a variety of social media sites, including our own Facebook and Twitter pages. Watch for regular updates on those pages throughout the year — and let us know what you think! We are also active participants in the Simmons Alumnae/i LinkedIn group, which any member of the Simmons community can join.
In addition to the foregoing, the CEC offers the following specifically for undergraduates:
STEPS Career Development Plan
The STEPS Career Development Plan provides an action plan for you to follow during your undergraduate years to help you acquire knowledge of self, career paths, and academic and career opportunities. Career decision-making is a process, and while activities are suggested over a four-year timeline, you can set your own pace in pursuing career development and use the timeline accordingly. If you get started in your first year, work with a career coach, and take advantage of the Career Education Center's programs and resources, you will be better prepared to make informed and meaningful career decisions, both at graduation and throughout your career. Learn more about the STEPS Plan here.
The Success Connection Leadership Program is a unique mentoring program at Simmons. It pairs Simmons Seniors with highly accomplished Simmons alumnae who volunteer to host a student for job shadowing and networking at their place of work. Mentors are typically executive level alumnae and/or members of the Simmons Leadership Council (SLC). Student travel-related expenses are paid for by the Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving. Most travel takes place in the Northeast and some workplace visits do not require travel outside of Massachusetts. The program is selective and the application and interview process take place in the spring of Junior year. Learn more about Success Connection here, including access to FAQs and the online application form.
Check out the STEPS Career Development Plan
To learn more about the STEPS Career Development Plan based on the 5 Step Model and developed specifically for Simmons undergraduate students, visit the STEPS Plan page.
Find a Job or Internship
Meet with a Career Coach
Wondering where to start? Let us help. Drop by Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 or Wednesday from 1:30-3:00; or, make an appointment at a time convenient to you.
Next Career Event
Oct 1, 2014 at 6 PM - 8 PM at Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, MCB Third Floor