Career Services for Students

Career Services for Students

Meet with a Career Counselor


Career counselors are available to meet with students to discuss the career development process and assist with the formation of career goals related to individual interests and abilities. We encourage students to visit the office early in their college career and continue to utilize the services throughout their tenure at SJC. Counseling appointments can be scheduled by contacting the office directly. Appointments are usually 30-60 minutes in length. 

Contact:

SJC Brooklyn
Ellen Burti
718.940.5852
eburti@sjcny.edu


Career Exploration

Gathering information is a critical piece of the career planning process. There are a number of resources that you can utilize to research a job’s specific educational requirements, salary, work environment and future outlook. The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*NET Online are excellent free resources to use for career exploration.

There are also many career exploration tools found within Handshake and on the SJC Career Development Portal Page.

Self-Assessment

Many tools designed to assist you in the development of career related goals that are aligned with interests, personality and academic pursuits. The Strong Interest Inventory and The Meyer Briggs Type Indicator are available to students. Counselors can identify the most appropriate assessments for individual students.

An excellent, and free, interest assessment, The O*NET Interest Profiler, can be completed online and is a great first step to help you determine your interests and how they relate to the world of work.

Employment Resources

St. Joseph’s College online job board, Handshake, provides current information regarding full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. You will have the ability to connect with more employers than ever before.

We welcome you to create a profile in our new system! Please click here and select St. Joseph’s College alternate login. Please fill out your profile completely and keep it public until after your profile has been approved.  Profiles marked "private" are not verifiable and we cannot grant you access.  

Questions can be directed to:

Ellen Burti | eburti@sjcny.edu

Internships

An internship provides a unique opportunity to gain real life experience in areas you are considering for your career. Internships have become increasingly important for launching a successful job search.  The internship experience benefits both the student, who gains knowledge and skills, as well as the employer, who can observe and evaluate a student for potential full-time hire. Internships may be paid and/or provide students with academic credit. View a pdf of the SJC Internship Guide here.

Resumes

Creating a well-crafted, professional resume is essential to any successful job search. Students must develop the knowledge and skills that will assist them as they prepare for an increasingly complex and competitive job market.

Resume Building workshops are offered regularly during each semester and students are encouraged to participate early in their college experience.  The guide below provides basic information that can help students to learn more about resume writing and begin the process with a new resume or polish an existing one. View a pdf of the SJC Resume Guide here.

Cover Letters

A cover letter should accompany each resume and be written to enhance and support your resume…not restate it.  A cover letter provides the candidate with an opportunity to pique the interest of the employer by demonstrating specific knowledge of the company or organization and identifying skills and experience that directly relate to the position they are seeking to fill.

Workshops and presentations provided by the Office of Career Development and Engagement will support students as they strive to create a winning cover letter. View a pdf of the SJC Cover Letter Guide here. 

Interviewing

The interview provides a job seeker and an employer with the opportunity to determine if the position is a good fit for each.  The key to a successful interview is preparation; it is essential that you can articulate your unique qualifications to the employer. The Office of Career Development and Engagement offers workshops that will help you to develop the skills required and practice through scheduled mock interviews. View a pdf of the Interviewing Guide here.

InterviewStream

Practice and Develop Your Interview Skills

The Office of Career Development and Engagement’s provides this online practice interview resource for all students   Conduct mock interviews on your own time.

InterviewStream has more than 7000 questions with hints on how to best respond.

  • Select from different sets of interview questions
  • Access your completed interview and assess your performance 
  • Review interviewing resources and email your practice interview videos to Career Development staff, professors, employers, friends and family for their review and feedback.

Learn More About InterviewStream

Workshops and Events

Career related events and workshops are scheduled regularly throughout the year.

Job Shadow Program

This program provides students who are completing their second year an opportunity to learn about career prospects and professional work environments through a shadowing experience. Students who participate will learn first-hand what their mentor does daily in their career.

During a successful shadowing experience students will:

  • Learn what a typical workday is like;
  • Explore the many opportunities available at the firm;
  • Utilize their networking skills to forge new relationship.

The shadowing program takes place during Winter Break (January) and during the week following commencement in May. For more information contact:

Ellen Burti, eburti@sjcny.edu