The New England Jobline
SLIS maintains a comprehensive list of professional and preprofessional positions, as well as volunteer opportunities available in the greater Boston area, New England, and out-of-state libraries. These listings can be found on the New England Jobline.
Mentors are SLIS graduates currently working professionally the LIS field who are willing to offer advice and guidance to current students. For more information visit the Mentoring page.
Career Education Center
The Career Education Center (CEC) is definitely a place worth spending some time exploring while a student at SLIS, as well as returning to as a professional. In fact, it is never too soon to start your own career folder at the center. Students may register with the Career Education Center to establish a recommendations file to house letters of reference, which can further support their candidacy for positions. Attention is given to the particular career needs through appointments with the Career Education Center. The school and the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) support these efforts to help students with their career goals by offering additional or joint programs.
The CEC has many services and resources available to help you search for the right job and apply with confidence. Some of these services include:
- Career counseling, workshops and special events
- Campus recruiting
- Success Connection Leadership
- Professional Connections (This program is available to graduates only through the Alumnet website.)
The CEC website also provides career guides, self-assessment tests, resume and cover letter help, and career research at www.simmons.edu/services/cec/.