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 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

Employer Information Table: Catholic Charities

Oct 27, 2014 at 11 AM - 2 PM at Main College Building, Fens Lobby (MCB Lower Level)

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. The agency provides nearly 90 programs and services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Their services respond to the needs of the poor and working poor, provide supportive services to children and families, and assist refugees and immigrants as they become active participants in their communities. Last year, Catholic Charities served over 200,000 people in need of all faiths. Catholic Charities has over 500 employees in different fields including child care, education, human services and nonprofit administration. To see a complete list of job openings visit www.ccab.org/job-openings. They are an equal opportunity employer. For more information, drop by their employer information table on October 27 outside of the Fens.

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