For over 100 years Simmons College has been preparing young women for independent livelihoods and meaningful lives. Founder John Simmons' mission is very much alive and well today as evidenced by the degree to which our students are engaged in the professional life of the Greater Boston community — and beyond — both during and after their time at Simmons.

Recent Graduating Classes

Each year the CEC surveys recent undergraduates one year out to determine their employment and/or further education status. Despite the challenges of the recent and prolonged economic downturn, on the whole new Simmons graduates have fared well in the employment marketplace.

The full-time rate for those employed and/or in graduate school one year out has improved from the previous year. For the most recent class surveyed, the Class of 2012, 86% were employed or in graduate school full-time one year after graduation, with another 7% employed part-time or in temporary situations, for an overall rate (after rounding) of 94%.

For more detailed outcome information for recent undergraduate classes, see the following summary reports from the employment surveys:

Selected Recent Internship Sites

A hallmark of a Simmons education is the integration of experiential education into the student's overall program. In fulfillment of the credit-bearing Independent Learning Requirement, more than 80% of Simmons students participate in one or more internships during their time as an undergraduate (the term internship is used here broadly to encompass any type of workplace-based experiential education, such as clinical placements in nursing, practicums in education, field placements, etc.). Internships can be undertaken either in-semester or during the summer.

Simmons students can - and do! - intern almost anywhere. Many choose to take advantage of the college's ideal location in Boston to leverage the rich wealth of opportunities and the college's established relationships with a broad range of organizations in the area, while others choose to pursue opportunities outside the region or even the country.

The following is a selected list of recent internship sites, demonstrating the breadth of interest on the part of Simmons students as well as that of the employers seeking to engage them:

  • ABCD Headstart
  • Annenberg Institute for School Reform
  • Arbour HRI Psychiatric Hospital
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • ArtsBoston
  • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boston Center for the Arts
  • Boston Globe
  • Boston Magazine
  • Boston Latin School
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Cambridge Health Insurance
  • City Fresh Foods
  • City Sprouts
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • City of Newark, NJ
  • Clear Channel Radio
  • Commonwealth of MA
  • Cone, Inc.
  • Crittenton Women's Union
  • Cultural Survival CVS/Caremark
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge LLP
  • The Eliot Hotel
  • Family Violence Prevention Fund
  • Fenway Community Development Corporation
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Harvard University
  • Heath School Brookline
  • Historic New England
  • Home for Little Wanderers
  • International Institute of Boston
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots New England
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Jumpstart
  • K-Force
  • KISS 108
  • Lantern Financial
  • Lawrence School of Brookline
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Science
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves
  • Paul Revere House
  • Propel Careers
  • Proxy Apparel
  • Save the Children
  • Shaw's Supermarkets
  • State Street Corporation
  • Suffolk County House of Corrections
  • Thunderstorm Capital
  • US Army (Natick Research Center)
  • US Department of State
  • WHDH-Channel 7
  • Women's Lunch Place

Selected Employers Recently Hiring New Simmons Graduates Full-time

Similarly, when Simmons students graduate they pursue a wide range of interests and opportunities. A Simmons education can take you anywhere!

The following is a selected list of employers that hired recent Simmons graduates full-time:

  • Aetna
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • Ann Taylor
  • Block Museum of Art (Northwestern University)
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • CAPTRUST
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Changing Our World
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • CVS Corporate
  • Citizen's Bank
  • Commonwealth Financial
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • De Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum
  • Eaton Vance
  • Faulkner Hospital
  • Hanover Insurance
  • Harvard University Employees Credit Union
  • Heritage Museums and Gardens
  • Ingram Micro
  • John Hancock
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Kindred Healthcare Inc
  • Limited Brands Inc.
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mt. Auburn Hospital
  • Museum of Science
  • NASDAQ OMX
  • New England Research Institutes
  • Next Step Living
  • O'Neill and Associates
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Peace Corps
  • Permanent Mission of Cape Verde to the UN
  • Pierce Elementary School
  • Randolph Union High School
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy
  • TJX Co.
  • Topaz Partners
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • United Bank of Switzerland
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Vinfen
  • Whole Foods
  • Yale New Haven Hospital

CEC Services

We help undergraduate students, graduate students and alumnae/i develop the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their careers in preparation for life's work. View the services we offer.

Hire a Student

CA$H (Convenient Access to Student Hires) is the Simmons online job board for on-campus student employment. Post on-campus employment opportunities here for both work-study students as well as general student employment.

Jobs & Internships

The CEC and the Simmons Library provide a wealth of resources to help Simmons students find jobs and internships. Faculty and staff also have access to these resources for career advising and related purposes.

Next Career Event

REGISTRATION OPENS: Road Trips to the Real World

Nov 1, 2014 at 1:00 AM (Ongoing through 12/12/2014) at Various Locations

WHERE WILL YOU BE DURING JANUARY BREAK? If you will be in the eastern region, from Maine down through Virginia, take advantage of the Road Trips to the Real World program, a series of employer site visits from January 5 - 16, 2015. This is your opportunity to get your foot in the door, literally, of participating employers… but space is limited so sign up right away. For some sites, spots fill up VERY quickly, so act now. The registration deadline has been extended to December 12th, 2014; register at http://eace.site-ym.com/?598. At each site, you will get an in-depth look at how the business operates and see firsthand the potential jobs that are available. You will also network with employees and get a head start on your career choice. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

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