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We're in the heart of career fair season here on the Simmons campus, and the next big event is coming up on Wednesday, March 26: the annual Spring Career & Internship Fair.

This year over 40 employers have registered to attend, representing a range of industries that align with Simmons' academic programs and student interests. A sampling of exhibitors includes:

  • Accufile
  • Autism Bridges
  • Boston Neighborhood Network TV
  • The Bridge of Central Massachusetts
  • Bright Horizons
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston  
  • Forbes House Museum
  • Gateways Community Services
  • Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Mullen
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Peace Corps
  • Pearson Education
  • Prudential Financial
  • Radio Disney
  • South Bay Mental Health Center
  • State Street Corporation
  • WGBH

. . .and many more!

Come meet dozens of leading employers and discuss with them your interest in an internship or full-time job. On your to-do list:   

Check out the Spring Career & Internship Fair page to learn more about each of the attending employers and watch a couple of short videos to get you prepped for the event.

You'll also want to check out the other upcoming CEC events for seniors (Mock Inteviews and Lunch and Learn) and all students (Your Personal Brand presentation) on the CEC events page.     

Questions? Let us know. And see you there!

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Calling all students!

If you've ever thought about an internship, job, or career in communications or marketing, you're in luck. 

Next week, for the first time in the history of the event, Simmons College will be hosting the College Career Centers of Boston (CCCOB) annual Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange. The event, produced by the six-college consortium of BC, BU, Emerson, Emmanuel, Simmons, and Suffolk, will be held on Wednesday, October 30, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center on the 3rd floor of the MCB. 

How it works

During this career exploration event, students move to a new table every 20 minutes to learn about a new employer or industry segment of their choice.

The event is open to ALL students. While it's ideal for juniors seeking internships and seniors looking for a full-time job post-graduation, it is also an outstanding career exploration event for first-years just starting out and sophomores deciding what to major in.  

As of now 20 top employers are scheduled to attend, representing advertising, public relations, TV and radio broadcasting, publishing, journalism, social media marketing, and more, including:

  • 451 Marketing
  • American Marketing Association
  • Constant Contact
  • Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • IABC (International Association of Business Communicators)
  • Jack Morton Worldwide
  • KHJ Brand Activation,
  • Mullen
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  • Overdrive Interactive  
  • Pearson Education
  • Racepoint Group Inc.
  • Streetwise Media
  • The Fantastical
  • WBZ/CBS Radio News
  • WFXT-Fox 25
  • . . .and more!

Network with Simmons alums

We are especially excited this year as Simmons is hosting the event for the first time, so we are hoping for a HUGE turnout of Simmons students. Several Simmons alums will be returning to campus for the event as representatives of their employers, including one grad from the Class of 2013 who attended the Information Exchange last year, made contact with an agency rep at the event, was hired for a summer internship, and is now on staff with the agency full-time.

Will you be the next success story? The first step is to show up at the event on October 30 at 5:30 pm in Paresky. Dress: business casual - no jeans or sneakers (business formal also OK).

Learn more about this year's employer attendees by visting the Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange event page on the CEC Facebook page. 

Questions? Contact the CEC at careers@simmons.edu or 617-51-2488 or stop by the ground floor of the SOM/Academic Building.

See you on the 30th!

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OK, so you've had a few weeks to settle into classes and mid-terms will be coming along in a little bit. Juniors and seniors, it's not too early to begin thinking about next steps regarding that job or internship. And first-years and sophomores, you may have majors and career exploration on your mind.

Well, the CEC has you covered with an array of fall recruitment and career exploration events. Here are some highlights of what's upcoming in October: 

  • 10/3 (Wed) - Northeastern Career Fair, 2-4 pm, Cabot Cage - over 200 employers are expected to attend the biggest career fair in our area each year. As always, Simmons students are invited to attend, from 2 pm till the fair closes at 4 pm.
  • 10/3 (Wed) - AT&T Info Session, 6:30 pm, M-202 - the same day (tomorrow!) representatives from AT&T will be on campus to present to students about their rotational Business Sales Leadership Development Program (BSLDP). Great for graduating seniors or interested juniors who want to learn more.  
  • 10/9 (Wed) - Peace Corps Day on campus: Fens Info Table, 11-1; Campus Center Drop-in Hours, 2-3: Info Session, 3-4:30 pm, M-106 - if the Federal Government shutdown prevents this visit from happening look for a reschedule later in the fall or spring.
  • 10/17 (Thu) - BU Fall Career Fair, 10:30-3:30, George Sherman Student Union - all Simmons students are invited to attend BU's fall career fair, with 75-100 employers expected across all industries. 
  • 10/23 (Wed) - SOM Career EXPO, 1-5 pm, Paresky - for undergrad and grad students in the SOM, and SOM alums. Come meet with a range of firms via open networking and one-on-one meetings. Professional dress required.
  • 10/30 (Wed) - CCCOB Communications & Marketing Careers Information Exchange, 5:30-7:30 pm, Paresky - this six-school event (BC, BU, Emerson, Emmanuel, Simmons, and Suffolk) will be here on the Simmons campus for the first time! Every 20 min. attendees move to a new round table to learn about opportunities in advertising, PR, broadcasting, publishing, and more. Open to all majors.

So mark your calendars, get your resume and elevator pitch together, and come join us at one or more of these great events. For more detail on each of the above (including a list of employers attending the Northeastern fair) and a full list of fall career events, go to the CEC Events calendar. As always, should you have any questions contact the CEC at careers@simmons.edu or 617-521-2488.

See you there!

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Whether you are an undergrad looking for a summer internship, your first entry-level job after graduation or a graduate student, be sure to attend the Simmons Spring Career & Internship Fair, Wednesday, March 27 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the LKP Paresky.  Forty employers from across several industries will be on campus with a multitude of job and internship positions! For more info and links visit the Spring Career & Internship Fair event page, which has a list of all employers who will be attending and also provides helpful career fair tune-up tips and videos.  As always, contact the CEC with any questions at 617-521-2488 or careers@simmons.edu. See you at the fair! 

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Whether you are a first semester freshman just starting to think about and explore career opportunities or a senior finishing up in December and actively looking for a full-time job, you won't want to pass up these two golden opportunities to meet with recruiters who want to meet you!

On Wednesday, October 17, from 10:30-3:30 at BU's George Sherman Student Union on Comm Ave. you can meet with dozens of employers across all industries. Tune up your resume, your handshake, that big bright smile, and your elevator pitch and get on over there! All Simmons students welcome.

On Thursday, come join the CEC as the Peace Corps spends an entire day right here on campus, as follows:

>> Info Table - 11 am - 2 pm, Fens Lobby
>> Drop-in Hours - 2-3 pm, Campus Center
>> Info Session - 4-5 pm, M-106 (Career Resource Center) - Special guest appearance!

For those interested in attending the Peace Corps Info Session we ask that you please RSVP to the CEC at careers@simmons.edu or 617-521-2481.

Get more detail on these and other upcoming CEC events at our Events page. We hope to see you there!




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OK, so you may be just settling into those fall semester classes and not thinking too much about jobs right now. And, admittedly, the Army is not coming this time around.

But we do have a number of other exciting employers and their recruiters looking to meet with and hire Simmons students over the coming weeks of the fall semester. Here's a look ahead at the line-up of upcoming recruitment events, both on- and off-campus:

ON-CAMPUS

10/4 (Thu), AT&T
Info Table (11-2, Fens Lobby) and Info Session (4-5 pm, M-106)
Reps from America's first and foremost telecommunications firm will discuss their acclaimed Business Sales Leadership Development Program. A recent college graduate and current program participant will be in attendance.                                           

10/18 (Thu), PEACE CORPS
Info Table (11-2, Fens Lobby) and Info Session (4-5 pm, M-106)
Meet with representatives from the Peace Corps and learn all about America's overseas action corps. Includes anticipated cameo appearance at Info Session by special campus celebrity. . .   

10/22 (Mon), TEACH FOR AMERICA
Info Table (11-2, Fens Lobby) and Info Session (4-5 pm, M-106)
New on campus this year! Come learn about opportunities and the application process for positions with America's teaching corps, Teach for America.

OFF-CAMPUS

10/3 (Wed), NORTHEASTERN CAREER FAIR
4-6 pm - Over 200 employers registered to attend - Simmons students welcome!

10/17 (Wed), BU CAREER FAIR
10:30 am - 3:30 pm - 75-100 employers expected - Simmons students welcome!

10/24 (Wed), CCCOB COMMUNICATIONS CAREERS INFORMATION EXCHANGE  
5:30-7:30 pm - Roundtable career exploration event with reps from local firms in advertising, PR, social media, publishing, TV and radio, more. The six schools in the CCCOB (College Career Centers of Boston)  co-produce the event: BC, BU, Emerson, Emmanuel, Simmons, Suffolk. At Suffolk University, 120 Tremont (steps away from the Park Street Green Line stop).

So here's your chance to get out of the classroom and meet and greet these recruiters, looking to talk with YOU!  For more info on any of these events, visit the CEC website EVENTS page. For more info on how best to prepare for these events, you can start with the Career Toolkit on the CEC website or contact the CEC to make an appointment with a career coach at 617-521-2488 or careers@simmons.edu.

Good luck!
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On March 28 the Career Education Center hosted over 30 employers and over 130 students for the annual Simmons Spring Career & Internship Fair.

The 3-hour event, held in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, included organizations from a range of different industries, including:

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Children's Hospital
  • Comcast Spotlight
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • Next Step Living
  • Pearson Education
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Road Scholar (shown above)

. . .and many more!  
 
Check out the photo album of the Fair on our Facebook page, or visit the CEC Facebook page and "Like" us!  
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Want a free lunch and a quick tune-up for next week's Spring Career & Internship Fair? Then don't miss today's special panel session with four professional recruiters here to meet with Simmons students and provide their insider tips on how to get ready for the career fair and job market.

These representatives will address the outlook in four major industries of interest to Simmons students. Here is the panel line-up:

Communications
Amy Segelin
President, Chaloner Associates (executive search firm)

Financial Services
Elizabeth Neely
Northwestern Mutual

Healthcare
Joanne Doherty
Children's Hospital
 
Nonprofits
Terri Munro
BELL

The panel session will be held in Kotzen Meeting Room (L-001) from 12-1 pm today, Tuesday, March 20. Get there early, grab a slice of pizza, and get ready to lunch and learn! See you there.