For Graduate Students


Whether you have just completed your undergraduate studies, are ready to advance professionally in your field, or have returned to school in preparation for a career change, the CEC is ready to support you with the next steps in your career journey.

Simmons provides graduate students with the education and experience that employers seek today. As a graduate student at Simmons, you will enjoy the dual benefit of superior academic study and access to outstanding career preparation and opportunities. No matter where you are on your career path or what your discipline is, the CEC is here to help!

Five Step Career Development Model

The CEC has developed and follows the 5 Step Career Development Model which provides an action plan that will help you acquire knowledge of self, career paths and academic and career opportunities so that you can make informed and meaningful career decisions. Starting this process early in your graduate program and taking advantage of CEC services and resources will help you prepare for the next stage in your career.

Check Out the Career Toolkit

The CEC's Career Toolkit can assist you with all aspects of your career planning. If you want to develop a better understanding of your strengths and skills, need help preparing your resume and cover letter, want to know how to plan your job search, want advice about networking, or need to get ready for that big interview, it's all here in the toolkit! Find all the resources you need to begin your career preparation in the Career Toolkit.

Career Planning and Resources

CEC Services

Learn more about the full range of services available to graduate students by visiting the CEC Services page.

Career Coaching

The CEC's career coaches will help you assess your skills and interests, explore your professional options, and provide tailored coaching to help you launch and manage the career that is right for you. Learn more about the CEC's career coaching program and how to set up an appointment with a coach on the Career Coaching page.

Career Resources

For the past several years The Princeton Review has noted that Simmons has an outstanding collection of career resources for students and alumnae/i. Among these are the outstanding print and online collections maintained by the staff in the Beatley Library, including a broad range of discipline-specific career guides. Visit the library Career Resources page to learn more.

Alumnae/i Connections

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of being a Simmons student is that you will become a Simmons alum! You will automatically be inducted into a national (and international) community of professionals accessible for networking and mutual career support, whatever your field. Learn more here.

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Career Events and Programs

The CEC also provides a full calendar of career events and programs throughout the academic year, including skill-building workshops, employer and recruiting events, and more. Learn about upcoming events on the Career Events & Programs page.

Job Listings

The CEC maintains the Handshake job board for access to full- and part-time jobs and internships. Visit the Jobs & Internships page to learn more


If you have any career-related questions during your time as a graduate student at Simmons feel free to contact the CEC at (617) 521-2488 or We look forward to hearing from you!