The CEC partners with faculty to help students develop the professional skills and knowledge to make informed career decisions. We work closely with faculty members to present in-class career-related workshops that integrate coursework with professional preparation.
Career Development Model and Curriculum
The Career Education Center uses a comprehensive 5 Step Career Development Model with a career curriculum that helps students acquire knowledge of self, career paths, and academic and career opportunities. Our staff conducts classroom workshops on topics such as the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing and negotiating skills, job search management, and more. CEC staff can work with you to customize any presentation on career topics and resources for particular disciplines. In evaluations, students rate the effectiveness of these workshops highly, with an average rating of 4.65 on a 5 point scale.
Undergraduate Workshops and Presentations
Undergraduate faculty invite the CEC into the classroom for workshops that typically run the length of one class session. The range of workshops spans the full five steps in the career development model. We also work with programs and departments to customize workshops to discipline-specific needs.
Click here to view the Career Curriculum - Undergraduates, a menu of options from which you can select to best suit your specific needs.
To schedule a presentation, you will need to complete and submit a CEC Workshop Request Form (see below).
Graduate Student Workshops and Presentations
Graduate faculty may choose to offer their students individual career modules - individual modules usually require a minimum of 1½ hours of class time
In addition to workshops on the full range of career preparation and management topics, the CEC also partners with graduate faculty to present career modules that are customized for specific graduate disciplines and programs.
Click here to view the Career Curriculum - Graduate Students, a menu of options from which you can select to best suit your specific needs.
To schedule any of the above for your graduate class or program, you will need to complete and submit a CEC Workshop Request Form (see below).
Request a Workshop
To request a career workshop for your class, please complete a CEC Workshop Request Form and submit it to the CEC as indicated on the form. We ask that requests be submitted at least one (1) month in advance of the proposed workshop. To continue to meet the needs of the greatest number of Simmons students and ensure that all faculty requests are met, the CEC can provide one workshop per class section.
Let us know your interest. We look forward to working with 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
Oct 1, 2014 at 6 PM - 8 PM at Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, MCB Third Floor