Career Services and Programs for Students
The Center for Career Development (CCD) assists students in identifying, clarifying and achieving their career goals. We offer the following programs and services for students:
The Professional Pathway Program (a.k.a. P3) helps students develop key knowledge and skills necessary to face the challenges of the current job market. You can apply for the program during any year, but we strongly that recommend ALL students start the program in their freshman year.
Quick Question Walk-in Sessions (QQ)
Students can come for a 10-minute Quick Question (QQ) Session to get your résumé/cover letter reviewed and ask any questions about internships, graduate schools, job searches and more. No appointment necessary.
Quick Question Session Hours:
- Monday - Thursday from 2:30 - 4:00pm
- Miguel Hall Suite 500 & Leo Hall Room 258
Career Counseling Appointments
Students can also schedule a longer appointment with a designated career counselor. Appointments are conducted via Skype, phone or in-person. Call 718-862-7421 to schedule an appointment.
Wherever you are in your career planning stage, our career counselors and peer counselors will work with students at all levels to help you identify your interests, skills, and values to assist you with planning your academic and career goals.
There are five career fairs/expos throughout the year. Employers look for enthusiastic and engaging students from ALL majors so be sure to review the firms ahead of time, bring your best questions to ask employers and dress professionally (you can even borrow a suit from us to wear).
At the career fairs, we have raffle prizes, a best-dressed contest and a professional photo booth where you can take a headshot to use on your LinkedIn profile!
|Business Expo||Tues., Sept. 10|
|STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Career Fair||Tues., Oct. 1|
|Civic Engagement & Not-for-Profit Fair||Tues., Oct. 8|
|Career Fair||Tentative Date|
|Spring Career Fair||Tues., February 11|
|Education Career Fair||Wed., March 12|
On-campus recruitment (OCR) is when employers come to campus to conduct interviews with students for internships and full-time jobs. To participate in any on-campus recruiting, students need to first complete the Jasper Professional Basic Training program and submit a tailored résumé on JasperLink. The current on-campus recruitment schedule is available on JasperLink.
Companies that have done on-campus recruiting include:
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Con Edison
- New York Life Insurance
- Northwestern Mutual
- PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
- Turner Construction
In the mentor program, students are paired with professionals (generally Manhattan College alumni) to gain insight into a specific industry and learn about career options in that field. Some of the typical activities students do with mentors include job shadowing, professional development workshops, company tours and assistance with networking.
An internship provides real-world experience in a particular field or industry. It is designed to enhance your academic, personal and professional development, and will help you in making a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of work.
How to Prepare for Internship Search
- Assess your interests, skills, goals, and preferences
- Search internship opportunities on our industry resources page, Glassdoor.com portal and JasperLink
- Tailor your résumé, cover letter, and update your LinkedIn profile. Review your documents with a career counselor.
- Watch how to answer difficult interview questions on CareerSpots, our multi-media library (coming fall 2013)
Through our Suit Up program, students can borrow business attire to wear when attending career fairs, interviews, school presentations and networking events. There is no cost for this other than the dry cleaning charge.
Practice your interview skills by doing a mock interview. Alumni and professionals will ask you interview questions for about 20 minutes, and then provide you with critiques and feedback.