The CEC works with a number of 3rd party providers to make available specific career-related tools that we deem of value to students and alumnae/i. The CEC's coaching staff will work with you to determine which tools are most appropriate for use by you in your career development process and can also help you review and interpret the results you may receive from their use.
Online Skills Assessment
SkillScan's Career Driver is an interactive online assessment tool that will help you identify your natural strengths and key transferable skills for career planning, creating a resume, and effective interviewing. Your Career Driver Online Assessment report will be stored for up to six months. After completing the assessment please make an appointment with a career coach in the CEC to review your results and apply the information to your career goals.
These short, web-based videos are fast, informative, and engaging, available 24-7 online, and packed with expert advice from employers, career services professionals, and students and alumni. They cover a broad range of career-related topics, from writing a resume or cover letter, to landing an internship, networking, preparing for a career fair, common interview mistakes, and much more. Over 150 college career centers nationwide use CareerSpots videos to help prepare their students for their job search and career.
Online Personality Assessment
TypeFocus™ Careers assesses your personality type and automatically incorporates it into personalized reports. These reports offer insight into self-awareness that promotes wise decisions about important topics, such as:
- What career choices fit with my personality?
- How can I get along with people better?
- What are my learning style strengths?
Contact the CEC for login information.
Career and Majors Exploration Tool
What Can I Do with This Major?
Wondering how to connect majors to careers? Then use "What Can I Do with This Major?" to explore potential majors of interest to you. For each of the over 75 majors covered you can see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. You can also find a list of websites (and live links to them) that provide additional information on careers for each of the majors covered. You can also print out the career guide to any of the majors.
Contact the CEC
For more information on any of the above tools and how to use them in your job search or career preparation, or to interpret your results, contact the CEC as follows:
Review the CEC Guides & How-To's
The CEC Guides & How-To's collects and indexes the articles, guides, forms, resume templates, and other CEC-created documents referenced throughout this site. Use this page as a reference or to quickly find the specific document(s) you seek.
Visit the Library Links
Simmons' Library provides resources on a variety of career topics, including career resources by discipline, finding graduate programs, resume building, job hunting, internship opportunities, financial aid information, study abroad programs and networking resources.
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Next Career Event
Sep 9, 2014 at 3:00pm at 439 South Union Street, Building 2, Lawrence, MA 01843