The Center for Career and Academic Planning provides a comprehensive menu of services to assist graduate students in all phases of the career development process including: goal identification, decision making, career planning and job search. Regardless of your starting point, we can provide assistance. Evening and daytime appointments are available to graduate students.
Through the Center, graduate students can obtain guidance regarding career choices, explore ways to gain work-related experience, make meaningful connections with alumni and employers, and learn the latest job search strategies.
Graduate students and alumni can remain informed by visiting the Career and Academic Planning website at www.sjfc.edu/student-life/ccap/ for programs and resource information.
Career Counseling and Resources
Individual counseling is available to assist students in identifying, refining, or affirming a chosen career direction through the use of assessment activities and inventories, including the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Students can also take advantage of individual meetings for assistance with their resume and job search. As a graduate student, it is important to be proactive and utilize the resources of the Center for Career and Academic Planning early.
Handshake – a user-friendly technology to search for work study, internships, and job opportunities and to learn about career-related events occurring on campus and in the community. It can also be used to research employers and connect with peers about their experiences.
CareerShift – an advanced job search tool that delivers search results from numerous career sites, company web pages, and job boards. Through the Center for Career and Academic Planning, Fisher students and alumni have free access to this site.
Alumni LinkedIn Group – an active group where students can connect to alumni in various fields for networking and career advice. The LinkedIn Alumni Group has over 3,500 members representing numerous industries.
Career Guides – on topics such as personal statements, job searching, networking, interviewing, cover letters, references, and sample resumes are all available online and in print.
Research Links – to specific careers, industries, salary information, job outlook, and professional associations are available online.
Workshops and Events
Each semester the Center for Career and Academic Planning hosts a number of workshops for students on a range of career-related topics such as: Effective Resume Writing, Job Search Strategies, Interviewing, Networking, Utilizing Social Media in Your Job Search, and Choosing a Major.
The Center for Career and Academic Planning hosts annual recruiting events that include: Accounting Fair, Nursing Fair, and the Spring Career and Internship Fair. Additionally, in collaboration with a local college consortium, Fisher sponsors the Rochester area career fairs and Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD).
The On-Campus Recruiting Program provides students with the opportunity to interview with recruiters and hiring managers throughout the academic year. Additionally, employer Information Sessions are open to all students, offering visibility and exposure to recruiters and potential career paths.
Job postings are updated daily from local and national employers that include: full-time, part-time, internships, work-study positions, and seasonal employment opportunities. All postings are available on the Center’s online database, Handshake, which can be accessed by all students and alumni.
The Center for Career and Academic Planning is located on the main floor of the Lavery Library.