For Undergraduates: Career Planning & Resources

Adult Learners (Dix Scholars)

Welcome Dix Scholars! This resource page is just for adult learners in the Simmons undergraduate college. Please review the information below and you will be better prepared to manage your career development process at Simmons.

Get an Early Start!

As an adult student, managing your time well is especially important since you may be attending college full or part-time and juggling work and/or family responsibilities as well. Meeting with a career coach early in your studies to map out and tailor your career development plan will ensure that you are well positioned to embark on your next career steps.

Customized Support and Services

Your CEC career coach will help you assess your strengths and accomplishments, clarify your career goals, and develop the skills and strategies to attain them. In preparation for your job search your coach will assist you with analyzing, articulating, and packaging your academic and work experience to effectively market yourself to employers. This is especially important for students who will be making a career change upon graduation.

See the Career Toolkit for guidance on topics such as writing a resume and cover letter, creating your introductory networking speech, interviewing skills, and more.

In addition, the CEC will provide support in planning and managing your job search and helping you make informed decisions about the career you are preparing for now, as well as future career transitions.

Career Programs and Events

The CEC also sponsors a broad range of career events and programs including career fairs, employer visits, skill-building workshops, alumnae/i panels, and more. Among these are Mock Interview Days and LinkedIn Labs. You will want o take advantage of these as well. Check out the calendar of upcoming career events.

Additional Career Resources

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 Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 or Wednesday from 1:30-3:00; or, make an appointment at a time convenient to you.

Next Career Event

Licensed Professionals Job Fair: Vinfen Corp.

Sep 9, 2014 at 3:00pm at 439 South Union Street, Building 2, Lawrence, MA 01843

Vinfen is a leading nonprofit human services organization that transforms lives by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. We are hosting a job fair exclusively for applicants who are either Licensed Mental Health Counselors or Licensed Social Workers interested in outreach positions in the Merrimack Valley. These positions will be providing outreach services and case management to adult clients who have psychiatric conditions and/or substance addiction. Grab your resume and stop by our job fair for an on-the-spot interview!

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