Applying to the Success Connection Program

In order to be considered for the program, please complete the following steps. Note that the deadline for submitting your online application and résumé is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. However, if possible, submit the brief but important application early. A complete timeline of the application process is included with the Frequently Asked Questions.

Step 1

Complete and submit the online application form no later than Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Step 2

Send an electronic copy of your résumé via email to:  with the subject line: Your Name & Success Connection Resume.

Make sure an updated résumé is on your CareerLink profile for professional purposes. If you have not yet received a user name and ID via email from the Career Education Center (CEC), please call the CEC at 617-521-2488 or stop by the CEC in the Management Building, Suite M107-M112. CEC staff members are ready to assist you with any CareerLink-related questions.

Step 3

Familiarize yourself with the following expectations of the Success Connection Leadership Program. Participation in this program means you accept the responsibility to do the following:

Be professional!

This means everything from checking spelling and grammar in your written communication (emails, essays, résumé, etc.) to dressing professionally to writing thank-you notes. While these may seem obvious, their importance cannot be overstated.

Follow instructions!

For example, you will need to arrange your travel within set parameters and within a given timeframe. Another example is researching information about your mentor and/or mentor's organization. Details about preparing for your shadowing experience will be provided soon after notification of acceptance to the program. These instructions are intended to help you gain the most from your experience.

Be reliable!

Plane delayed? Telephone your mentor. Blizzard keeps you in Boston? Notify your NYC hotel immediately to cancel your reservation, etc. If you make plans to call her at a certain time - do so, or to notify her in enough time to reschedule the call. Take personal responsibility for yourself as a budget-minded and self aware traveler!

Be reflective!

Within two weeks of your shadowing experience, submit a brief essay (400 to 500 words) that describes what you learned, felt, and experienced as a Success Connection participant. This essay will be shared with your mentor and in whole or in part with the Simmons community (via web, fliers, etc.). Your travel reimbursement will not be processed until you submit your reflection essay.

Be available!

When you graduate from Simmons, register on Alumnet, the online alumnae community. Even as a recent graduate, please consider mentoring and volunteer to be a resource for a Simmons student as you advance in your own career. Also, keep your contact information current if you move or change jobs.

Special Note

Selection to Success Connection is based on leadership experience, professionalism (expressed through both the written application and personal interview), and good academic standing. Career Education Center staff is available to assist students with interview preparation, résumé review, and all other parts of the application process.

Check out the STEPS Career Development Plan

To learn more about the STEPS Career Development Plan based on the 5 Step Model and developed specifically for Simmons undergraduate students, visit the STEPS Plan page.

Find a Job or Internship

Check out CA$H for on-campus and work-study jobs, CareerLink for internships and full-time jobs, and the other job boards and resources we've compiled.

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

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 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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