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Did you know that with an English major you could enter into the Technical Communication, Advertising, or Public Relations fields? Did you also know that Biology majors could enter into the Communication, Legislative, or Legal Affairs fields? If these revelations are a surprise, you might be underestimating your major too! Luckily, Simmons students have access to the Career Education Center, whose dedicated Career Coaches help construct résumés, write cover letters, and think outside of the box!

CEC Insider

Interview Tips
RESEARCH the position and organization
PREPARE answers to interview questions
PRACTICE aloud with a friend

Upcoming Events
Seniors' Mock
Interview Day

3/13, 10am-5:00 pm, M108

Recruiter Lunch Panel:
Career Fair Tune-up

3/21, 12-1PM, Kotzen

Spring Career & Internship Fair
3/28, 2-5PM, LKP

If you would like to have a Career Coach read over your résumé or if you have brief career questions, The CEC invites students to come to drop in hours on Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m. There office is located in Suite M107-112, First Floor, School of Management Academic Building. If you have more in depth questions or would like help starting a résumé, feel free to make an appointment with a Career Coach by calling 617-521-2488 or visiting The CEC.

In addition to face-to-face mentoring, the Career Education Center also has a number of online resources available to students at If you find yourself asking, "What Can I Do With This Major?" Visit the CEC website and browse through their list of careers and corresponding majors to learn more about out of the box pairings. Looking for a quick burst of info on a specific career-related topic? Check out the CareerSpots videos available on the CEC website. They answer questions about everything from email etiquette to what job recruiters look for. You could also check out the TypeFocusTM Careers Self Assessment Tool, which tests your personality type and creates five personalized reports that provide self-awareness and insight for wise decision-making on important topics. Call the Career Education Center for your personalized TypeFocusTM Site Password. You can also stay in touch with CEC events by connecting with them on Twitter, @SimmonsCEC, and on Facebook, at

What is "professional presence" - and why is it important when you're trying to stand out to employers, grad schools, or other opportunities after college?

"Presence" may be tough to define, but you know it when you see it. Think of presence as the unspoken "language" of savvy professionals at every level, and students who stand out in the crowd share a common sum of "presence" qualities that matter to employers.

  • Learn how to present yourself confidently in any situation - including a "cocktail" reception, where we'll practice networking skills live and in real time
  • Understand the connection between presence and landing a job - know how to bring your best, polished self to an internship or job
  • Know how to incorporate various elements of presence (substance, style, communication) to everything you do
  • In this energetic program, Executive Coach Elizabeth Freedman, from Bates Communications, will share how you can develop greater professional presence, giving you easy, practical tips along the way

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean for Student Life, the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, and the Career Education Center.

Please reserve your space today by contacting Susan Antonelli, Assistant Dean for Student Life at or by calling 617-521-2117.

Light refreshments will be served.

By Kristi Swartz on February 24, 2012 9:00 AM
Category: Spotlight: Offices