Welcome to the Career Center!

Scheduling of Appointments
To schedule an appointment with a counselor, please call the Career Center at 413-748-3222
Whether you need assistance with a resume, cover letter, the job search, networking and informational interviewing, how to create a LinkedIn account, graduate school advising, plus other career-related topics, please remember that we are here, as always, to support you with all of your current and future career endeavors. 
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Instagram: @sccareercenter
Facebook: Springfield College Career Center or @careercenterSC
LinkedIn: Springfield College Career Networking Group
Twitter: SCCareerCenter 
Career Center Services - Beyond Appointments
In addition to having appointments with our counselors, we as Career Center professionals are cognizant of your additional career-related needs. Therefore, in this PrideNET page we have purposely housed as many resources together to overemphasize the abundance and wealth of resources that the Career Center has to offer you. These resources are available to you, twenty-four hours per day, continuously, at no charge. Throughout this page, you will find career guides to help you build your professional network and prepare for interviews. Additionally, you will find career search websites that will help you connect further toward your intended career path. You will also find links to job search engines that specialize in connecting you with agencies who are dedicated to creating and retaining a diverse, professional workforce. Springfield College's Career Center provides unique online resources specifically for our students that you will find on this page including but not limited to the Focus2 self-assessment to help you discover what strengths you possess. You can also find a link to our Youtube Channel which has updated videos on new trends, recommendations, and information geared at helping you throughout your job search and other career-related endeavors.  
Next Steps
Our team will continue to strategically send out frequent email correspondence about our services, helpful tips, how we can assist you, and we will continue to be heavily involved with the dissemination of information and helpful tips on our social media platforms. For your convenience, I have also included a link to the Career Center's website: https://springfield.edu/career-center  where you can find more information regarding our services and offerings.   
Career Center Mission
The Career Center's mission is to educate, inspire, and empower students and alumni to effectively make well-informed career decisions. We promote an atmosphere where students are actively engaged in career explorations that lead to employment and post-graduation opportunities and enhance lifelong learning.  We are committed to providing comprehensive resources, programs and counseling that foster professionalism and meaningful learning experiences that enable students to function successfully in a global society. 
NACE Core Competencies for Career Readiness
1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - When confronted with adversity, you know how to logically assess the situation and propose a solution.
2. Teamwork and Collaboration - You can work as a group, respect other people's opinions, and come to a mutual agreement on how to complete a task.
3. Professionalism and Work Ethic - You will work your hardest every day, you will show up on time, you will remain professional even when opinions and viewpoints differ.
4. Oral and Written Communication - You can effectively communicate concepts, thoughts, and processes to diverse populations.
5. Career Management - You have a "Professional Plan" - Where do you see yourself? How will you get there? What professional development do you need?
6. Global Intercultural Fluency - You understand, respect, and value other cultures, religions, races, genders, etc. You are inclusive to ALL people and learn from them as you move forward in your career.
7. Leadership - You will empower and build trust in others, create positive change, and utilize adversity to create innovative solutions.
8. Digital Technology - You will be able to find and utilize the proper technology needed to complete the task.

Below you will find links to several national service programs/public service opportunities. By partaking in national service programs/public service opportunities, you will have the rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in other people's lives as well as yours. Involvement in such programs and opportunities also affords you the opportunity to gain valuable skills that will enhance future occupational endeavors and career paths.




What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps has “worked to make service to others an indispensable part of the American experience. Through [the] nation’s most trying times, AmeriCorps has come together to help those in need”. The organization focuses on education, economic opportunity, disaster response, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. To learn more about AmeriCorps, go to: https://americorps.gov/about/what-we-do

AmeriCorps provides a plethora of volunteer opportunities. Check out the following link to find national service opportunities you might be interested in: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.dohttps://americorps.gov/serve/americorps/americorps-state-national


City Year


What is City Year?

City Year strives “to become an anti-racist organization...[committing] to actively promoting diversity, inclusivity and equity, ensuring that everyone in [their] community experiences a deep sense of belonging”. Much of the organization's work focuses on addressing the educational inequities students “living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty experience” face, which can lead to future challenges. To learn more about the work City Year is doing, go to: https://www.cityyear.org/about/equity-work/.

To apply to work at City Year and learn about their application process, click here


Peace Corps


What is Peace Corps?

"Peace Corps service is a life-defining leadership experience. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource - its people. Volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment." Quoted from: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn

Peace Corps has a Masters International Program as well as multiple volunteer opportunities. Just click the following link to learn more: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/.


Teach For America:


What is Teach For America?

"Teach For America provides a critical source of well-trained teachers who are helping break the cycle of educational inequality. These teachers, called corps members, commit to teach for two years in one of 39 urban and rural regions across the country, going above and beyond traditional expectations to help their students to achieve at high levels." Quoted from : https://www.teachforamerica.org/what-we-do

Click here to learn more about teaching and education internships.


The American Society for Public Administration, in partnership with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), created this free public website to serve as a central source for job listings in public service and public administration. http://www.publicservicecareers.org/

Working for the United States Government is very rewarding and prestigious. By exploring the several links below, you will quickly find many reasons why you would want to become employed with the Federal Government. By reviewing the following websites, you will learn about the various employment opportunities that exist, learn more about the application process, helpful resume suggestions, and the Federal Government's selection and hiring processes, in addition to many other valuable tools and resources.

According to USAJobs.gov, "The nation's largest employer wants you to: address the tough challenges that our country is facing today. Contribute to projects that affect the lives of over 300 million people. Help make a difference." In addition, "Explore a career with the Federal Government and enjoy all of the great rewards of being a government employee; meaningful, challenging work, flexible work schedules, mobility, training and development, student loan repayment, competitive salary, great benefits, comprehensive health coverage, job security, and generous vacation and leave policies."

Resume Resources

Job Search Resources

Federal Agency and Department Websites

General Information


Join us on Handshake - the premiere career and networking portal used by colleges, universities, and employers in the United States and beyond. One of the most important features of Handshake is its ability to connect you with employers in order to create meaningful connections and networking opportunities that could potentially result in you securing a position within your desired career industry but there is so much more! Click here to get started by registering with your @springfieldcollege.edu email address! 

Here are a few resources from Handshake to help you get started! 


An online career assessment tool that analyzes interests, skills, values, personality, educational preferences, and leisure activities to allow students to investigate occupations matching their profiles.

FOCUS Link: https://www.focus2career.com/Portal/Login.cfm?SID=553

*Note: In order to gain access you will need to enter the institutional access code springfield87 at the prompt.*


A sampling of Buzzfile links are shown below. Please utilize Buzzfile that match your academic major of study. 

Buzzfile Link Business Management:http://www.buzzfile.com/Major/Business-Management

Buzzfile Link Human Development and Family Studies: http://www.buzzfile.com/Major/Human-Development.And.Family-Studies

Buzzfile Link Criminal Justice: http://www.buzzfile.com/Major/Criminal-Justice

Buzzfile Link Criminal Law: http://www.buzzfile.com/Major/Criminal-Law

Buzzfile Link Education: http://www.buzzfile.com/Major/Education

A sampling of Buzzfile links are shown below. Please utilize Buzzfile that match your academic major of study. 

Make sure to check our Youtube Channel regularly for updated videos on career resources, etiquette, and tips and tricks! 


LinkedIn Resources

Springfield College LinkedIn Alumni Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1832744/

Network exclusively with other Springfield College alumni in our closed group on LinkedIn. Requests to join are confirmed by Alumni Relations. 


LinkedIn Higher Education: https://university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students

Learn how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and network.


Springfield College LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/springfield-college/

See and connect with more than 22,000 Springfield College students, alumni, faculty, and staff.


Private Career Counselors and Coaches

As alumni, in addition to working with Springfield College Career Center counselors, additional specialist exist in the workforce - locally, regionally, and nationally.   

*Please note that these individuals are not affiliated with Springfield College. All services and fees are negotiated between the client and the service provider.


Tom Denham, MCDP

Careers in Transition: http://www.careersintransitionllc.com/

Careers In Transition, LLC, is a career counseling firm that specializes in professional and tailored career development advising and guidance. They are not an employment agency, placement firm, executive recruiter or headhunting company.


Cori Ashworth, MEd, CAGS

Career Continuum: https://www.careercontinuum.com/

Coaching is a unique solution to the age-old challenge of how to make positive change in your life. While therapy is focused on the past and insightful consideration of past events, coaching is focused on forward thinking and taking action to achieve new, incremental, professional goals.


NCDA Directory: https://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/about

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) members provide a variety of career development services. Based on their levels of education, years of experience, and types of credentials/training, they may be career counselors or specialists. Depending on your unique needs, you may choose to contact an NCDA member based on their education, experience, and/or their location. NCDA members are independent practitioners and their prices for services vary. Please contact members and view their websites for details.


National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates: https://www.nbcc.org/about/

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates is a nonprofit, independent certification organization, which establishes and monitors a national certification system with the goal of identifying counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and maintaining a register of those counselors.


The International Coach Federation: https://coachfederation.org/about

The International Coach Federation seeks to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. ICF is the support network for these professional coaches. Whether it’s Life Coaching, Executive Coaching, Leadership Coaching or any other skilled coaching, ICF leads the global community in advancing the profession. ICF helps serve the flourishing of humanity by using coaching’s creative and thought-provoking process to maximize professional and personal potential.


The Springfield College Career Center is committed to supporting students, alumni and employers from all backgrounds and perspectives and recognizes the complexities of identity and career development. Below are resources you may find useful.


The Partnership for Public Service

The Partnership for Public Service is a dynamic nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation of Americans into federal service and by transforming the way government works.

IT Diversity Careers

IT Diversity Careers is a job resource that connects IT professionals and employees. 

Workplace Diversity

Workplace Diversity, a source for diversity talent, is an experienced job-board for corporate recruiters who are seeking experienced candidates.

Equal Opportunity Publications

Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc. (EOP) has a portfolio of seven national career magazines, a diversity website, online job board, and career expositions for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.


This resource partners with employers who are interested in hiring and retaining the best-qualified job seekers with disabilities for their company’s workforce.

IMDiversity Career Center

Career site dedicated to providing jobs for minorities, women, and other diversity job seekers looking for employment.


The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Quintessential Careers

Career, job, and college website offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as serving as a directory of links to all the best job sites.


Multi-Cultural Resources

Employ Diversity

Employ Diversity has a global diversity focus, providing readers visa information and job postings.

Diversity in Ed

Job board and search engine for diverse candidates looking to work in K-12 education field.

Greater Diversity News.com 

Read articles and forums pertaining to diversity in the workplace and in the world. 


Jobs, employer directory and diversity “villages” for African American, Hispanic American, Minority Global, Asian American, Native American and Women – related career topics


A job search portal and employer directory. 


African-American Resources

African American Village on IMDiversity

Career website dedicated to providing jobs for minorities, females and other diversity job seekers looking for career employment. Ability to search a diversity job bank, post a resume and apply for vacancies. 

Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise is a monthly magazine that describes itself as the "premier business news and investment resource for African-Americans

Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal

This site provides information to African Americans about employment opportunities, career training programs, and higher education scholarships and grants.


This national resource organization helps connect minority students with jobs in education.

INSIGHT Into Diversity

INSIGHT Into Diversity successfully connects employers to the most highly qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, medical condition or history, veteran status, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation.

Black Virtual Career Fairs

Black Virtual Career Fairs connects students with employers looking to hire diverse candidates. 


Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and Native Alaska Resources

National Association of Asian American Professionals

The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a nonprofit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian and Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.

Asian American Village on IMDiversity 

INSIGHT Into Diversity successfully connects employers to the most highly qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, medical condition or history, veteran status, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation.

Asian American Journalist Association

Mission is to provide a means of association and support among Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists, and to advance AAPI journalists as news managers and media executives.


Latino/Latina Resources

Hispanic American Village on IMDiversity

INSIGHT Into Diversity successfully connects employers to the most highly qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, medical condition or history, veteran status, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation.


Provides technology, tools, and resources help you connect with employers that recognize the value of an inclusive and diverse work environment.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) commenced in 1988 with a vision to be the premier Hispanic business organization for Hispanic business professionals. Dedicated to increasing the number of Hispanics graduating with MBAs, NSHMBA opens doors for Hispanic talent by sourcing leadership positions, securing job placement and enhancing professional development.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Saludos Web 

Specializes in joining the Hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for diversity in the workplace.


LATCareers.com is the industry leader for the recruitment of Bilingual Latinos and Latino diversity in the United States. As a niche job board, we have the only nationally scalable Latino Recruitment platform for both digital and career fairs with coverage in 90 US Cities. 

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

Search for open positions utilizing their job board, access their college student membership, and register for virtual events.


Middle Eastern Resources

Job Middle East

Search for jobs in the Middle East by job category. Great source for announcements across the Middle East and north Africa, with some additional coverage of other countries. Bayt.com maintains 12 regional offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Kuwait, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Doha, Dubai, Eastern Province, Jeddah, Manama, and Riyadh, and contact information for all is available.

Guardian Jobs

Site enables you access the latest jobs in the Middle East. You can view and apply with

Guardian Jobs. Find a job in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, and more. Site also includes job search advice.


Native American Resources

Native American Village on IMDiversity 

IMDiversity.com, the One-Stop Career and Self-Development Site Devoted to Serving the Cultural and Career-Related Needs of Underrepresented Minorities.

Morris K. Udall Foundation 

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is a federal agency providing programs to promote leadership, education, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Congressional Internships are available for Native American Students.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Native American Jobs

Native American Jobs mission is to help Job Seekers find the job of their dreams in their home area or nationwide.  Native American Jobs.com provides diversity and indigenous employment.

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships for Native American students and provides college and career readiness resources for Native American students. 

National Congress of American Indians

The National Congress of American Indians provides a job board with opportunities for Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native candidates with opportunities from business, organizations, and governments seeking Native American candidates. They also host events and provide resources for students


Women’s Resources

Advancing Women – Business Strategy, Career Strategy, Job Search

Provides resources and job boards for women, diversity, education and tech candidates.

American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women has a long history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the U.S. and around the globe. It is one of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women.

U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

This portal offers information and resources about women accessing higher-paying careers in transportation, construction and protective services.


International Student Resources

6 Very Simple Ways to get H1B Visa Sponsorship 

A short article on finding employers and navigating the H1B sponsorship process in the U.S.

International Financial Aid

Financial aid, scholarship and grant information for international students and U.S. students looking to study abroad.

International Student

A resource guide for those studying in the U.S. featuring American culture.


Featuring H1B visa reports (by state) and job search tool from top visa sponsors.

U.S. Immigration Support

Online guide to U.S. visas, green cards and citizenship.


Disability Resources

Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network provides information about the ADA and accommodations, as well as individualized advice.

The Viscardi Center

This website provides resources, emerging leading internship program information, and a job search engine.


A job board for individuals with disabilities.


Entry-point program with paid Internships in STEM fields for students with disabilities.


A job search engine for people with disabilities.

American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind offers a job board and resources for blind and visually impaired.


Resources for all aspects of life with one devoted specifically to employment issues.


LGBTQIA+ Resources

Out and Equal

Out and Equal is dedicated to workplace equity and inclusion and provides toolkits and guides, events, resources, and programs to support those who identify as LGBTQIA+ or who are dedicated to inclusivity. 

Human Rights Campaign Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index is updated every year and can be utilized as a “benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent” to the LGBTQIA+ community. The Human Rights Campaign also provides multiple resources available for more information on inclusivity.


Business community for LGBTQIA+ professionals, including students and employers with a focus on inclusivity and equality. 

NACE Community: LGBT Resources (article)

Article with links to career resources for those identifying as LGBTQIA+.


Veterans Resources

Veterans' Guide to Getting Hired

Job links and resources for veterans.

O*Net Online

O*Net Online Military Crosswalk provides search codes or titles from the Military Occupational Classification (MOC).


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs resource for careers.

G.I. Jobs

G.I. Jobs features job finder, a pay calculator, and more.

Hire A Hero

Hire a Hero is a networking site that provides employment services specifically geared toward meeting the employment needs of returning military members and their families.

U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Services

The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service.

Lucas Group 

The Lucas Group is a professional recruiting firm that works with veterans.


This federal job site provides tutorials on how to get a federal job and, as well as a Feds Hire Vets publication.

Circa Jobs for Veterans

Jobs, links, and a customizable job search agent.

Recruit Military

This website provides job search information, job fair listings, and offers advice for military and military spouses.

Vet Jobs

Vet Jobs provides job listings and is endorsed by several veterans’ organizations.


For jobs that require a specific clearance, employers use this to find already cleared candidates.

Job Opportunities for Disabled Veterans

This site provides job opportunities for disabled American veterans.


Careers for individuals who are transitioning from military roles.


A job search engine and resources.

Veterans Enterprise

Veterans enterprise provides articles for veterans looking for jobs, as well as a job search function.