The Career Education Center (CEC) helps undergraduate students, graduate students and alumnae/i develop the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their careers in preparation for life's work. Whether you are about to begin your undergraduate studies, have just graduated with a master's degree, or are an alum approaching a career or life transition, the Career Education Center can make a difference.
Make an appointment with the Career Education Center (CEC) by calling 617-521-2488 or stop by the CEC in the Center for Student Success on the ground floor of the Lefavour Building.
Learning how to manage your career over a lifetime is very important to your career success and satisfaction. Statistics show that, on average, over your work life you may change jobs over ten times and change careers three to five times.The career management steps you will learn in working with a CEC career coach will provide an invaluable road map for both your current and future career planning and decision-making. The CEC's staff of highly experienced career coaches is available to help you every step of the way with any career-related issues you may encounter. For more information, please see our CEC Career Coaching Information Guide.
You can set up an appointment or drop by the CEC. We're located in the Center for Student Success, on the ground floor of the Lefavour Building. Get more details on how to schedule an appointment and our drop-in hours.
Job & Internship Listings
The CEC is dedicated to providing students and alumnae/i with information about employment opportunities. To that end we provide multiple resources with job and internship listings.
Handshake is the Simmons online job board for internships, full-time jobs, and other off-campus work opportunities. By completing your personal profile you will be able to search for hundreds of active openings posted to Handshake for Simmons students and alumnae/i.
Additional job listing sites are readily available to Simmons students through the Beatley Library Career Resources pages. The Beatley Career Resources section includes a specific career guide on finding jobs and internships which includes a list of job search aggregators, such as Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com.
Career Workshops & Programs
The Career Education Center uses a comprehensive 5 Step Career Development Model with a career curriculum that helps students and alumnae/i acquire knowledge of self, career paths, and academic and career opportunities.
Our staff partners with faculty to help students develop the professional skills and knowledge to make informed career decisions by presenting in-class and extracurricular career-related workshops that integrate coursework with professional preparation.
In addition, the CEC and various campus partners regularly host job fairs, information sessions and other career and networking events throughout the academic year. For more information on how the CEC can work with you, please review our Faculty/Staff Guide. For faculty interested in working with the CEC on workshops, please review our In-Classroom Workshop Guide.
Workshop Requests can be made by submitting this form to Kalyn Ryll, Assistant Director of Career Education Services. We ask that requests be submitted at least one month in advance of the proposed workshop.
Career Fairs and Employer Recruiting Events
Throughout the year a variety of employers are invited on campus to recruit Simmons students for internship, full-time, and part-time positions. You may see an employer at an Information Table in the College Center or Fens lobby providing information about their organization and openings they have. An employer may also have an opportunity to present their organization and discuss job openings at an Information Session. Employers, oftentimes including Simmons alumnae/i, also participate on industry panels and at fireside chats to provide information about their industry and how to gain entry into the field.
The CEC also produces or co-produces a number of career fairs throughout the academic year, some of which are targeted, such as those for graduate school students, and others of which are broader in scope, such as the annual Spring Career & Internship Fair, intended primarily for undergraduates.
The CEC also co-produces career exploration and recruitment events in partnership with other area colleges, some of which are held off-campus but are open to Simmons students.