245 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
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The counselors in the Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development are here to assist you in mapping out and discovering your career goals.
The office has designed a four-year career development plan, which can be tailored to your specific career needs and provides a framework to help you gain the most from your college experience. The following resources are available to help you in your career development process.
The Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development has designed a career roadmap, which can be tailored to your specific career needs and provides a framework to help you gain the most from your college experience.
An important part of career planning is self-assessment, which will help you discover how your interests can relate to career choice.
Using a career assessment like the Strong Interest Inventory, to help provide a wealth of information related to potential careers and even majors.
Review personalized results with information that will help you to discover potential college majors and occupations.
Schedule time to meet with a counselor in the Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development to discuss major and minor choices as well as career exploration and planning.
What Can I Do With This Major? is a website featuring 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities. Links to professional associations, occupational outlook information, and job search resources are included.
Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.
You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:
What is Candid Career?
These websites will help in providing you with information on the tasks, skills, education and training, salary, job outlook and resources to support you in your career research.
Verify a company is legitimate with a simple search.
Some helpful websites include:
The Micro-Internship Program
SJCNY’s Micro-Internship Program provides students with unique opportunities to gain valuable professional experience outside the traditional internship cycle. Through micro-internships, students can learn and hone the skills that employers look for, build meaningful connections with organizations across the country, and get paid – all in your spare time.
What is a micro-internship?
Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional projects posted by employers across a wide range of industries. Often, these projects require 5-40 hours of total work across 2-4 weeks and can be completed remotely. They are posted on a rolling basis and can be applied for year-round.
What are the benefits of a micro-internship?
Micro-Internships are a great way to take advantage of spare time to set yourself up for success. By participating in a micro-internship, you can:
How can I get started?
Creating a profile takes just a few minutes, and from there, it only takes a couple of clicks to apply to an opportunity! Please note that some projects are time-sensitive. In such cases, employers may expect their micro-interns to begin working on the project less than one week from when they are selected. If you are selected for a micro-internship, you will receive an email packet that includes information on how to contact the employer so you can discuss a start date and begin work on the project.
Networking is developing and maintaining relationships that are valuable in your career exploration and job search. In person or online networking can happen at any time.
To help you to develop a professional online presence, consider these helpful resources:
Some steps and questions to help you start:
Google your Name
Check your privacy settings
What are you using for profile pictures?
What can people who are not connected to you see?
What are you posting?
If you are not going to engage with it or update it, then don’t use it.
Once something is posted, it never truly goes away; nothing is ever 100 percent private.
St. Joseph's University Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development makes every effort to assist students and alumni in career preparation. Our office makes no recommendations or guarantees regarding positions, employers, links to outside websites and other resources available. The Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development provides these resources only as a convenience and assumes no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for any material supplied by them. It is the responsibility of students and alumni to use great effort and caution when exploring and accepting any position, and assume all responsibility associated with these opportunities.
Students or alumni who discover any misuse or abuse of these websites are encouraged to report the matter to the Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development as soon as possible.