For Graduate Students
Whether you have just completed your undergraduate studies, are ready to advance professionally in your field, or have returned to school in preparation for a career change, the CEC is ready to support you with the next steps in your career journey.
Simmons provides graduate students with the education and experience that employers seek today. As a graduate student at Simmons, you will enjoy the dual benefit of superior academic study and access to outstanding career preparation and opportunities. No matter where you are on your career path or what your discipline is, the CEC is here to help!
Five Step Career Development Model
The CEC has developed and follows the 5 Step Career Development Model which provides an action plan that will help you acquire knowledge of self, career paths and academic and career opportunities so that you can make informed and meaningful career decisions. Starting this process early in your graduate program and taking advantage of CEC services and resources will help you prepare for the next stage in your career.
Academic Programs & Careers
The CEC supports four of the five graduate schools at Simmons. Learn more in this section of the CEC website under Academic Programs & Careers or by visiting the career page for your school:
- Graduate College of Arts & Sciences
- Graduate School of Library and Information Science
- School of Nursing and Health Sciences
- School of Social Work
Note that graduate students in the School of Management are supported by a separate career office. SOM students should click here to learn more about career support and information for their graduate programs.
Check Out the Career Toolkit
The CEC's Career Toolkit can assist you with all aspects of your career planning. If you want to develop a better understanding of your strengths and skills, need help preparing your resume and cover letter, want to know how to plan your job search, want advice about networking, or need to get ready for that big interview, it's all here in the toolkit! Find all the resources you need to begin your career preparation in the Career Toolkit.
Career Planning and Resources
Learn more about the full range of services available to graduate students by visiting the CEC Services page.
The CEC's career coaches will help you assess your skills and interests, explore your professional options, and provide tailored coaching to help you launch and manage the career that is right for you. Learn more about the CEC's career coaching program and how to set up an appointment with a coach on the Career Coaching page.
For the past several years The Princeton Review has noted that Simmons has an outstanding collection of career resources for students and alumnae/i. Among these are the outstanding print and online collections maintained by the staff in the Beatley Library, including a broad range of discipline-specific career guides. Visit the library Career Resources page to learn more.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of being a Simmons student is that you will become a Simmons alum! You will automatically be inducted into a national (and international) community of professionals accessible for networking and mutual career support, whatever your field. Learn more here.
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Career Events and Programs
The CEC also provides a full calendar of career events and programs throughout the academic year, including skill-building workshops, employer and recruiting events, and more. Learn about upcoming events on the Career Events & Programs page.
The CEC maintains two online job boards: CareerLink, for access to full- and part-time jobs and internships; and CA$H, for on-campus employment opportunities. Visit the Jobs & Internships page to learn more
If you have any career-related questions during your time as a graduate student at Simmons feel free to contact the CEC at (617) 521-2488 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Career Toolkit for Graduate Students
The purpose of the Career Toolkit is to assist you in your career planning. Whether you are unsure of your career direction or need help with your job search, you will find the resources you need to begin your preparation.
Find a Job or Internship
Meet with a Career Coach
Wondering where to start? Let us help. Drop by Monday or Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 or Wednesday or Thursday from 1:30-3:00; or, make an appointment at a time convenient to you.
Next Career Event
Oct 27, 2014 at 11 AM - 2 PM at Main College Building, Fens Lobby (MCB Lower Level)