Welcome to the Career Center!

Scheduling of Appointments
 
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a Career Center counselor, please be advised that all student and alumni appointments are being conducted via phone appointment at this current time. To schedule a phone appointment with a counselor, please email the Career Center's main account at career@springfieldcollege.edu and provide several choices of dates and times, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., that you are available and we will email you a confirmed appointment time. In your email, please provide your name, ID number, phone number, major, appointment reason, class year or year of graduation, and any other pertinent information.
 
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. 
 
Follow us on Social Media
 
If you have not already had the opportunity to follow us on our social media accounts, please do so at your earliest convenience. 
 
Instagram: @sccareercenter
Facebook: Springfield College Career Center or @careercenterSC
LinkedIn: Springfield College Career Networking Group
Twitter: SCCareerCenter 
 
Career Center Services Remotely
 
At this current time while you are learning remotely, in addition to having phone 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 remotely. 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 InterviewStream in order to help you prepare for interviews and Focus 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. 

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.

AmeriCorpshttp://www.website.com

What is AmeriCorps?

"AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community." "Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!" Quoted from: http://www.americorps.gov/about/ac/index.asp

City Year

http://cityyear.org/default_ektid13307.aspx

What is City Year?

"City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world.” “As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. Just as important, during their year of service corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service.” Quoted from: http://cityyear.org/whatwedo.aspx

Peace Corps

http://www.peacecorps.gov/

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 Corp in Two Minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKWQEKWGsS8

Click on the website link below to find a Master's International Program or Fellows/USA Program.
http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn

Teach For America:

http://www.teachforamerica.org/

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 : http://www.teachforamerica.org/what-we-do/our-approach/

Click here for additional links to other resources and services programs.


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."

International Financial Aid: https://www.iefa.org/

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

 

International Student American Culture: https://www.internationalstudent.com/study_usa/way-of-life/american-culture/

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

 

International Student Job Search: https://www.internationalstudent.com/jobsearch/

Job and internship postings for International Students.

 

My Visa Jobs: http://www.myvisajobs.com/

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

InterviewStream

InterviewStream is an online platform that helps students and professionals of all ages prepare for interviews by providing low-stakes interviewing practice and review opportunities. 

InterviewStream link: https://springfieldcollege.interviewstream.com/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx

Job Connect
 
All job postings (full-time, summer internships, volunteer, and part-time jobs) are posted in Job Connect. All students have been pre-entered in Job Connect. You can log in with your PrideNET username and password. Once you log in, you will need to complete your personal and academic profile; then you have full access to all parts of Job Connect. Upload your resume under the documents tab. Explore the job postings under the jobs tab. 

Job search engine which allows you to search for jobs, save targeted resumés and cover letters, and create personal marketing campaigns you can send to contacts and companies. *Please note that CareerShift can be accessed directly inside of Job Connect for current users instead of creating a separate CareerShift account.*

CareerShift Link:https://www.careershift.com/Account/SignUp

Buzzfile

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. 

FOCUS

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.*

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

https://www.youtube.com/user/SpringfieldCareer

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. 

Diversity Central – Resources for Cultural Diversity at Work

Resources for diversity at work guides you forward toward diversity-friendly employers.

DiversityJobs.com

Job websites for African-Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, women, veterans, the disabled, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other minority groups.

Workplace Diversity

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

Gettinghired.com

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, females, and other diversity job seekers looking for career employment.

INROADS

The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented under-served youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Mind Exchange Diversity Directory

A website for Hispanic, Latino, Asian, African-American, and other international employment, human resources, jobs, and resume resources.

Monster Job Search: Diversity and Inclusion

Monster's diversity and inclusion recruitment solution allows you to enhance your job postings by distributing your job on our growing network of diversity employers.

The Multicultural Advantage Career Management Center

This a resource for scholarships, fellowships, grants awards, and other opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, professional students, and Ph.D. candidates from diverse backgrounds seeking to continuing education and other opportunities for career advancement.

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.

African-American Resources

There is a wealth of information available in the following links. Click on any of the links and you may find jobs, career information, resume tips and postings, or internships. Some links will offer information about colleges, and professional organizations with student membership. Along with this information you can find information about businesses and other organizations with special interest in the African-American population.

African American Village on IMDiversity.com

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. 

The Black Collegian - The Career Site for African American Students

The goal of Diversity Employers is to provide you with access to the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to workplace diversity.

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.

Black World: Jobs, Scholarships, Current Events

Search all types of Jobs and Diversity Career Opportunities on Blackworld Jobs. Features job opportunities from Fortune 500 Companies and Businesses Worldwide.

Nemnet.com

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.

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Resources

These following links will provide you information about Asian culture, and various Asian-Americans professional organizations. Also available is the opportunity to search for jobs, either bilingual jobs in Asia or jobs and internships in the United States.

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.com

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

The following resources are available for the Latino/Latina population encompass many subjects. There are job listings, resume postings, and information about job fairs. You will find information about interviewing, careers, and professional organizations.

Hispanic-American Village 

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.

Jobs for Hispanics, Latinos

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

LatPro

Spanish bilingual and Hispanic jobs and job search engines since 2006.

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.

National Society for Hispanic Professionals

With more than 20,000 members, the National Society for Hispanic Professionals is the top U.S. networking association for Hispanic professionals.

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

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 U.S. Cities. 

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

These Native American resources contain a wealth of information. The sites have information about jobs, internships, colleges, educational programs, professional organizations, and financial aid.

Native American Village

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.

Women’s Resources

The following resources provide a variety of resources available to support women as they search for jobs and advance their careers. The following links contain information about a number of different subjects. The sites have information about various careers, the military, career planning, resumes, and interviewing. There are job listings and resume posting sites. You can also find information about childcare and some other things that are of concern to working women. Among the sites you will be able to find top companies for women to work for and woman’s related organizations.

Advancing Women – Business Strategy, Career Strategy, Job Search

Provides resources and job boards for women, diversity, education, and technology 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.

Career Women

This site connects qualified Career Women with professional opportunities.

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.

Women's Job List

Women’s Job List matches thousands of job seekers with diversity-minded employers.

International Student Resources

H1B Visa Support

A guide to H1B visas and U.S. visa sponsorship.

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.

MyVisaJobs

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

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Resources and networking with companies looking to recruit students with disabilities.

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.

AbilityJobs

A job board for individuals with disabilities.

AAAS

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

GettingHired

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.

Disability.gov

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

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).

VetSuccess

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.

USAJobs

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

Veteran's Job Exchange

Jobs, links, and a customizable job search agent.

Civilian Jobs

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

Vet Jobs

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

ClearanceJobs

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

Job Opportunities for Disable Veterans

This site provides job opportunities for disabled American veterans.

TAOnline

Careers for individuals who are transitioning from military roles.

MilitaryHire

A job search engine and resources.

Veterans Enterprise

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