Building Partnerships and Enhancing Career Success
MISSION & GOALS
Build partnerships with students, alumnae/i, employers and the School of Management (SOM) community to enhance and facilitate career success. Be a prime source to employers as they hire new and more seasoned professionals. Ensure students are prepared to conduct effective job searches and career transitions successfully.
Individual Career Advising
We offer individual career advising to help students strategize their career options, and develop/execute a successful job search plan. We partner with students to help them position themselves strategically as they prepare their self-marketing tools. These include crafting a marketing-driven resume, elevator pitch, success stories and cover letters. In addition, students can develop and practice interview and networking techniques. Lastly, we provide counsel to students as they evaluate opportunities and negotiate offers.
When asked about their experience with the Career Services Office (CSO) students have said:
- "The CSO is extremely helpful. They go above and beyond to help you make the right connections and suggest career strategies"
- "Prepared me for each interview... so knowledgeable about what to expect while interviewing."
- "...one of the most important services Simmons SOM provides students."
- "As a 'career changer,' I relied on extra support from the Career Services Office to transition me into this new role."
- "I could not have secured my internship and job without CSO. They are an extremely valuable resource."
Career Workshops & Speaker Series
This is a combination of skills-based workshops, guest speakers, industry panels, and information sessions that will help students and alumnae/i (in the midst of a job search or transition) explore career options and expand professional networks. Each event is designed to prepare students and alumnae/i throughout the various stages of their job search, from self-assessment to the final interview/offer phase. Please watch the student and alumnae/i announcements closely for detailed information about upcoming workshops and guest speakers.
Employer & Alumnae/i Networking Events
The CSO hosts employer throughout the year — from traditional career fairs to more intimate gatherings — where employers visit the SOM to network with students interested in learning about their organizations, as well as to have substantive conversations with potential candidates. In addition, students can network with alumnae/i guests to learn about their organizations, and to build relationships with seasoned professionals from the SOM community.
Career Connect - Job Postings from Employer Partners
Career Connect is the SOM's customized online recruiting and job listings database, which allows students to learn about job opportunities and companies interested in Simmons SOM candidates. We also use this database to house important information about students' and alumnae/i's career interests.
Boston MBA Career Services Consortium
Simmons partners with seven Boston-area business schools to provide students with networking and career events that incorporate the city's MBA community.
Information for External Networking Events
The Academic Programs Office Update is a weekly newsletter created and maintained by the Programs Office. The purpose of the Update is to inform students about SOM happenings, course updates, job opportunities, events, and other pertinent information.
The CSO Update is a weekly newsletter created and maintained by the CSO. The purpose of this update is to inform SOM students and alumnae/i of career development opportunities, career events, job posting, and other career related information.