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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.

Simmons student at an Internship


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.

Simmons College Class of 2014 Outcomes Survey

Beginning with the Simmons College Class of 2014 (which includes any student that received their degree between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014), we will be surveying all bachelor's recipients on their first-destination outcomes, including employment and graduate school outcomes, via the new Simmons College Outcomes Survey. Each recent graduate in the Class of 2014 should have received an email with details on participating in the survey, and their own individual link to their survey profile. Participants will be entered into national prize raffles, administered by our vendor, CSO Research, Inc.

We strongly encourage every Class of 2014 bachelor's recipient to participate in the Outcomes Survey, and to update their contact information (including email address) via the survey.

NOTE: Participation in the Class of 2014 Outcomes Survey indicates that you have read and agree to the terms in the Informed Consent Form.

For more information on the Class of 2014 Outcomes Survey, or to request that a link to your individual survey profile be re-sent to you, please contact us at or 617-521-2488.

CEC News

There is no one right career for you

"There is no one right career for you."  That statement may be comforting to someone who is having difficulty deciding on one of several career options, but it may sound like heresy to another student whose self-assessment report of her values,... read more »

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Advice to incoming First-Year students

The following post originally ran in the fall of 2013 and is back by popular demand.  - Ed. Are you excited to begin your journey at Simmons, but feel unsure of choosing a major or career path? You are not... read more »

Still need a fall internship?

Welcome back! You've had a great summer break and you're back on campus, rested and ready to go -- but wait! How about that fall internship you were supposed to research and land over the summer? For that  -370 or... read more »

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CEC Announcements

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Upcoming Career Events

Employer Information Table: IPC Hospitalists

Sep 22

Sep 22 at 11 AM - 2 PM at Fens Lobby, Main College Building (MCB) Lower Level

Founded by hospitalist physicians in 1995, IPC has grown to become one of the nation's leading private practice groups focused on hospital medicine and post-acute care services. IPC's clinicians, support staff, operations, and technology are all focused on driving the health care delivery system towards better, more efficient and high quality inpatient care. In New England, IPC manages practices in thirteen hospitals, including the majority of the Steward facilities, as well as over 75 post-acute nursing facilities, from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and Connecticut. IPC currently has opportunities for physician extenders in Massachusetts. If you are in Nursing or interested in the health care field and would like to find out more about IPC Hospitalists, please be sure to stop by the IPC Hospitalists Info Table on September 22 outside the Fens Cafeteria.

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Pre-Law Forum

Sep 23

Sep 23 at 6 PM - 8 PM at School of Management and Academic Building (SOM), Fifth Floor, M501-M502

Join Pre-Law Advisor Lynda Connolly and four Simmons alumnae panelists for an exploration of the law and legal careers. Open to all majors. Co-sponsored by the Career Education Center.

Posted in Career Education Center Graduate School Fair

Sep 29

Sep 29 at 5 PM - 7 PM at George Sherman Student Union (Metcalf Ballroom), 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

If you're thinking of going to grad school in the next year or two, this fair is for you. The fair is for undergrads, professionals, and anyone thinking of applying to graduate school to further their social impact career. At the fair you will meet representatives from 180 local, national, and international universities offering graduate degrees in education, international affairs, nonprofit management, public health, and social work, among many others. To RSVP, learn more about the fair, and to see a full list of participating schools, visit: The fair is free, but the sponsor needs to know how many people to expect, so please RSVP. To get a sense of what grad fairs look like, and what you can get out of them, here is a short video from last year:

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Warburg Panel - A World in Crisis: Diplomacy Today and Careers in Foreign Service

Oct 1

Oct 1 at 6 PM - 8 PM at Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, MCB Third Floor

Join Warburg Professor of International Relations Ambassador (ret.) William M. Bellamy as he moderates a panel of three former ambassadors on why diplomacy is critical in today's world. The panel will be followed by a discussion on careers in foreign service and networking with representatives from the US Dept. of State. Open to the entire Simmons College community and students from Boston University, Colleges of the Fenway, and Tufts University Fletcher School of Diplomacy. Refreshments served. Co-Sponsored by the Career Education Center and the Department of Political Science & International Relations.

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Northeastern Fall Career Fair

Oct 2

Oct 2 at 2 PM - 6 PM at Cabot Gymnasium, Northeastern University, 440 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Meet with over 200 employers to learn more about full-time positions and internships opportunities. Open to Simmons students from 4-6 pm. For more info and a list of registered employers visit the Northeastern Career Services website.

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