In addition to being a resource for students, the Career Education Center is a resource for faculty and staff, too. The CEC partners with faculty to help students develop the professional skills and knowledge to make informed career decisions. The CEC can assist you by providing the following services:
Hiring a Student
If you are looking to hire a student you should use the CA$H (Convenient Access to Student Hires) online job board maintained by the CEC. This is where you post student jobs. It is a separate database listing on-campus and work-study jobs for students. It is also the place to post off-campus work-study opportunities as well as general campus employment opportunities (non work-study funded).
Job & Internship Listings
For career-related job and internship opportunities for Simmons students the CEC maintains CareerLink. The larger of the CEC's two job boards, CareerLink lists opportunities exclusively for the Simmons community of students and alumnae/i, with local and national job and internship listings from employers in all fields, including from Simmons alumnae/i seeking to hire Simmons students. We typically post 40-50 new openings a week. Visit the Jobs & Internships page for access to CareerLink and information on other job and internship listings for students.
Individual Career Coaching for Students
Faculty can encourage students to make an appointment with a career coach for personalized career coaching on issues such as choosing a major, determining a career direction or area of practice within a specific discipline, finding an internship, and developing job search skills or planning for graduate school, to name just a few. In a recent student evaluation of career counseling visits, 40% of students learned about the CEC from faculty. Learn more about career coaching for undergraduates here. For information on graduate student career coaching, click here.
Career Resources Orientation for Academic Advisors
The CEC provides instruction for academic advisors about the specific career resources and services available to students through the CEC. Through a hands-on demonstration, faculty become familiar with CEC resources and how students can access the information they need. This presentation can be customized to your academic discipline and answer specific career-related questions you may have. Contact the CEC at x2488 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a Career Resources Orientation for your department.
Faculty Requested In-Classroom Workshops
The CEC staff collaborates with faculty members to present in-class career-related workshops that integrate coursework with professional preparation. The CEC staff makes presentations on career resources for particular disciplines and conducts customized classroom workshops on topics such as the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing, negotiating, job search planning and strategies, and more. In recent evaluations (2010-2011), students rated the effectiveness of these workshops very highly, with an average of 4.55 on a 5-point scale. To learn more about the CEC workshop options available to you and how to make a request visit the In-Class Workshops page.
Other Career Workshops and Programs
Your students can also take advantage of other CEC workshops and programs offered during the academic year. These are valuable opportunities for them to learn more and help boost their career development. See the CEC Events calendar for upcoming programs.
Employer and Recruiting Events
The CEC also sponsors a number of recruiting events throughout the academic year, including career fairs, employer information sessions, information tables in the Fens and MCB Lobby, roundtable career exploration events, and other employer events. These events are held both on- and off-campus. Of the CEC's career fairs, some are targeted, such as those for graduate school students, and others are broader in scope, such as the annual Spring Career & Internship Fair, primarily for undergraduates. See the CEC Events Calendar for a listing of upcoming recruiting and employer events.
The CEC's employer relations team will also work with faculty to develop employer programming for specific disciplines. The team can partner with faculty to bring employer resources onto campus for panels, brown bag lunches or a "Careers in. . ." presentation for career exploration. The employer relations team also welcomes employer referrals from faculty members who have employer contacts. Contact the CEC at x2488 and ask for employer relations.
Career Resources at Beatley Library
Simmons' Beatley Library is a state-of-the-art facility with reference librarians who can assist faculty and staff with career research. The library's main Career Resources page offers career resources by discipline and career guides on all career-related topics. For questions about the career guides or to meet with library staff for career research assistance click here.
Let us know how we can work with you to meet your students' career-related needs:
To contact a specific CEC staff member, see our Meet the Staff.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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
Aug 5, 2014 at 3:00pm at 35 Concord Street, North Reading, MA