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Pizza2.jpgSeniors, are you back from break and thinking about your future career plans?  Have you decided that it's time to begin thinking about life after Simmons and get serious about job search?  Do you have at least 30 minutes to get started?

Then mark your calendars and join your classmates at the Class of 2013 Lunch and Learn!  This speed careering event will be held on Wednesday, January 23 from 11:30 to 1:00 in the Kotzen Room. 

 Career coaches will conduct three 30 minute round table sessions on:    

        Resumes                      Interviewing                  Informational Interviews

Enjoy a pizza lunch while getting tips on:

  • Writing a professional resume that markets you effectively
  • Presenting yourself as the best candidate for the job through effective interviewing
  • Conducting informational interviews that can help you focus on a career direction or uncover the "hidden job market"

Want to attend the Lunch and Learn?  Email the Career Education Center, careers@simmons.edu, or call 617-521-2488 to register.

The Class of 2013 Lunch and Learn is co-sponsored by the CEC and the Class of 2013 Class Council.

smalltool.jpgDo you want "just in time" access to a wealth of career information and advice? Then click on www.simmons.edu/cec to begin exploring the Career Toolkit. You can quickly zero in on information that you need NOW and find tools helpful in preparing for your career. Check out the topics below!

Assess Who You Are
Understanding yourself is the first step in identifying a good career fit. Learn about your values, interests, personality traits, and personal and professional goals.

Explore Majors & Careers
High-quality information leads to good decisions about your major and career path. Learn about online resources and gathering information from professionals in your field of interest.

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Amongst other New Year's resolutions, one that every student should make for herself is to find a part-time job or internship in the new year.  An on-campus job can provide both needed cash and excellent work experience, and an internship is a must-have on current entry-level resumes.

The Career Education Center provides two online job boards to find employment opportunities.  For on-campus jobs and work-study opportunities (both on- and off-campus), check out the CA$H website.  After September, January is the second best time of year to look for on-campus and work-study employment, with many on-campus departments and off-campus non-profits looking to hire at the start of the semester.

If you are looking for an internship or off-campus part-time employment, take a look at  CareerLink.  There are still several spring semester internship opportunities available, and it's never too early to start thinking about summer internships.

Having trouble landing a part-time job or internship?  Not sure what to include in your resume?  Need to brush up your interviewing skills?  Contact the CEC to make an appointment with one of our career coaches.  We look forward to working with you in 2013!


Photo: John Gillooly. Image courtesy of the Simmons College Office of the Vice President for Marketing


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Are you a current Simmons undergrad or a recent alum? Have you done an internship? If so, are you ready to "Get PINned"?

"PIN" is short for a new student-centered, college-wide strategic initiative at Simmons known as the Peer Internship Network.

The Peer Internship Network is an exciting new way for Simmons students to connect with each other around internship opportunities. If you have done one or more internships while a Simmons undergrad you can load your profile into this new online system as a "Peer Mentor" and be accessible to other Simmons undergrads who are seeking internships. The PIN is a new network, online, and exclusively for you, Simmons undergraduates.

The PIN, which will be accessible via a new tab in your student login to CareerLink, is scheduled to launch during the spring semester, 2013. And right now we are seeking students to help us get ready for launch by loading their profiles into the system.

The first 100 students to load their profiles as "Peer Mentors" will automatically be eligible to win one of five (5) $20 gift cards from Amazon!

So here's your chance to help out your fellow students and be part of this exciting new Simmons network, just for undergrads. It's easy and takes just a few minutes to set up your profile as a Peer Mentor. To start, click here!

Questions? Contact the Career Education Center at careers@simmons.edu or 617-521-2488.

Thanks for your interest and participation. And remember, in the PIN you can both give help and get help around internships. You ARE the network!