Student Career Center

Come for a Class, Stay for a Career

Contact. Connect. Create.

Learn how the Office of Career & Placement Services can assist you with your career goals.

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QC Career Center

Quincy College Career Services supports and empowers students and alumni to be active participants in the career development process.

Career Services and Placement Center strives to educate students in all phases of their career development with the tools necessary to make gratifying career decisions to develop and transition successfully in a diverse and global society. Career Services helps you put your best foot forward. We offer self-assessment instruments, print and online resources for career research, resume and cover letter assistance, interview coaching and networking advice.

Career Services also offers a drop-in service, typically lasting 10-15 minutes, that enables you to obtain career planning assistance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Concerns students frequently include:

You may always wish to meet with a Career Counselor to:

  • Begin to look at your interests, skills, and values through a one-on-one discussion, self assessment.
  •  Learn about the tools and resources essential in gaining information about majors and careers.
  •  Engage in exercises that can help you to identify the career skills that your academic, extracurricular, internships and part-time job experiences have developed.
  •  Talk about how to make informed decisions about college major, careers, job offers and continuing your education.
  •  Recognize personal strengths and limitations and how they affect career planning. Develop ways to use and/or improve them.
  •  Learn to research employers and industries.
  •  Develop strategies to explore your professional network.

Your Success Starts Here!

OUR MISSION

Quincy College Career Services and Placement assists students of all academic programs with identifying and achieving their individual career goals.  We provide career-related counseling, resources, programs, and access to internships, and employment opportunities.

We build relationships with employers to optimize job opportunities and internships, while also creating strategic partnerships with campus departments to assist students in developing and articulating co-curricular experiences that will help to ensure they are competitive in their future pursuits.

VISION

Through strategic partnerships with the campus community and employers, Career Services will be the center for student professional development and career placement at Quincy College.

Download the Career Services Brochure.

CONTACT US

Quincy Campus

Karen Salhaney Smizer, Director of Career Services & Placement
(617) 984-1662 | ksalhaney@quincycollege.edu

5th Floor Presidents Place, Room 513
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

For questions or to make an appointment outside the career center hours, please call Karen Salhaney Smizer, Director of Career Services at 617 984-1662 or e-mail ksalhaney@quincycollege.edu.

Plymouth Campus

Georgia Clancy, Career Counseling & Internships
(617) 405-5923 | gclancy@quincycollege.edu

Suite 228J
36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

We would be happy to accommodate our students outside the career center hours. To request an appointment, please contact the Career Center.

To request an appointment, please contact the Career Center.

Steps to Career Success

START YOUR CAREER PLANNING TODAY!

Want to get a good job after Quincy College? Use these tips to jump-start your career while you are in school. Most students go to college to get a degree and to gain the skills employers want. Getting good grades is not enough to impress most employers. Students that follow the strategies listed below will be better prepared to promote themselves to employers.

Visit Quincy College’s Student Career Center: Quincy Campus, Presidents Place Room 513 or Plymouth Campus, Room 220.

Don’t wait until your final days in college to visit us at the Career Center! We can assistance in choosing majors, finding internships, locating employers seeking applicants in specific degree programs, and preparing for a job search. Take advantage adding “real world experience” to your resume.

Assess yourself.

Employers want to know why you are a good fit for their company. Take time now to learn how your skills, values, interests, and personality influence your career choices. Use our free online assessment tools to learn more about yourself.  We can also help prepare you for interviews and make resume writing easier.

Explore careers related to your degree – Experiential Learning.

Don’t wait until you are graduating to think about the workplace. Do you know what jobs you will be qualified for when you graduate? To help plan your career path, conduct several informational interviews with people who work with or hire people in your desired career. Ask them if your degree program and extra-curricular experiences have prepared you for the requirements employers expect. The Career Center can help you!

Participate in career activities.

Potential employers expect job candidates to have related skills and experience, not just coursework, a good G.P.A., and other school achievements. To set yourself apart from other recent graduates, participate in internships, and other work-based learning experiences. You can also participate in career-related volunteer opportunities, or part-time or summer employment related to your chosen career.

Position yourself.

Use the information gained from your career and employer research to make the most of your school experience. Join a career-related student group, like the Business 101 Club, professional associations, or other groups that can help you to build your network, including online career-related groups. When possible, choose school projects related to trends and topics in your desired career.

Be a success in the workplace.

No matter what type of employment or volunteer experience you do while in school, take it seriously. Follow these tips to succeed at work now, and you will develop work habits that will benefit you after you graduate.

Appreciate the benefits that Quincy College has to offer you.

Higher education pays off. Increasing your skills is more than just a trendy thing to do. It’s a way to increase your earning power and employability throughout your career.

Choice of major/career exploration/self-assessment

Explore and Grow

Through Career Cruising and Myers Briggs Type Indicators, discover ideal careers based on your interests, skills and personality.  These will help you make informed choices at Quincy College and beyond. To schedule an appointment for self-assessment, resume critiques, career development workshops and career counseling, contact Karen Salhaney, Director of Career Services at 617-984-1662.

Exploring Majors & Career Options

Career Cruising is an online program to identify the three top careers into which your interests, skills, and values fall. (Username: Quincy, Password: College)

What can I Do with this Major?

  • Connect majors with typical career paths
  • No password or login required

Additional Links

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • O*Net  The O*NET program provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data for use by job seekers, workforce development offices, human resources professionals, students, researchers, and others.

America’s Career InfoNet

Find book titles on QC’s Library online library database

  • Quick Guide to College Majors and Careers
  • College Majors Handbook

Resume & Cover Letters

Find book titles at Quincy College Libraries, our online library database

  • Resume Magic
  • 101 Best Resumes for New Grads

Job Searching

LinkedIn Resources

Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

Visit LinkedIn Job Search>>

Diverse Populations

International Student Resources – Finding employment can be difficult for anyone, regardless of citizenship status. However, research and consulting Career Services can make the process a little easier

http://www.myvisajobs.com/

Find book titles at LibraryWorld, our online library database

  • Cracking the Corporate Closet
  • Career Resource Guide for People with Disabilities

Students with Disabilities

A Career Counselor Can Help You Answer:

  • Should I disclose my disability on my resume or in an interview? If so, how?
  • How does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affect me?
  • What are my rights under the ADA?
  • What should I expect from employers?
  •  What is reasonable accommodation?
  • How can I access mentors in career fields of interest to me?

Tips for Researching Employers:

  • Review the anti-discrimination policies of the organization
  •  Know in advance what accommodations you require

Campus Resources:

Office for Disability Services

Other Resources:

 Ethnic/Racial Minority

A Career Counselor Can Help You Answer:

  • Do I share my race/ethnicity in the application process?
  • How can I access mentors in career fields of interest to me?
  •  Are there particular employment opportunities and internships accessible to students with a specific background?

Tips for Researching Employers

  •  Is there a race/ethnicity employee interest group?
  •  What percentage of employees are minority?

Other Resources

 U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission

Adult Learners

A Career Counselor Can Help You Answer:

  • How do I balance work/life issues and demands?
  •  Should I list my entire work/educational history on my resume?
  •  How do I search for jobs in a specific geographic area?
  •  How can I access mentors in career fields of interest to me?
  •  Should I disclose my age when applying for positions?
  •  Will my age work against me when looking for a job?

Tips for Researching Employers:

  • Build upon your work and life experience in your employment search

Current Job/Internship Opportunities

Job Search

QUINCY COLLEGE CENTRAL NETWORK

All students are eligible to use the Quincy College online job board after completing the following registration process through a site that has been specially designed by College Central Network.    Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to:  www.collegecentral.com/quincycollege and find the College Central link
  2. Select the Student icon, and read the information and announcements on the next page.
  3. Go to the Register Now link.
  4. Create an Access ID and a Password that you will remember then Continue Registration.

REGISTRATION ENTRY

Complete all requested information on the registration form. Employers will search this information to choose appropriate candidates, so be as thorough as possible.

Be sure to select the degree and major that you are pursuing so that the Job Agent can notify you of jobs posted to your school that match your interests.

JOB SEARCH

From your homepage, select Search for Jobs/Opportunities Posted to My School, enter criteria specific to the type of job you are seeking, and then Begin Search.  You may also Search for Jobs in CCN’s Jobs Central, our national jobs database.

Note: When conducting a job search using CCN, be aware that by selecting several search criteria you are narrowing your search.  It is a good idea to conduct a focused search, but also try searching different criteria.

  • To monitor your job search, select View My Job Search History from your homepage.
  • From your homepage, complete the Report Offers/Hires when you are offered a job.
  • Review the Career Advice Documents and Video Library to get additional job search tips and company info.

RESUME ENTRY

On your homepage, select Upload a Resume or Build a Resume and follow the instructions.  If you do not upload a resume, employers will not be able to find you when they search for candidates and you may miss out on opportunities.

CREATE A PORTFOLIO

  • Build a portfolio to show prospective employers samples of your work and achievements and to get an edge on the competition.
  • Include examples of items highlighted on your resume.

You can visit the Web site at anytime, 24/7.  To login, after selecting the Student icon from the homepage, select Login at Student Central on the next screen.  Enter your Access ID and Password. If you forget your ID or Password, go to the login screen to access it. Be sure to keep your information and resume up to date.

Registrations and resumes that have not been updated in 18 months will be purged from the database.

Job Listings

Best 10 Tech Job Boards
For the best technology inclined candidates, you want to post your open jobs on tech job boards. When you are looking for specialized skills it is best to go to specialized markets.

MA Hospital Careers
A great site for health care jobs in the Massachusetts area.

Indeed.com
A great site for part-time, full-time jobs and internships for college students.

America’s Job Bank
Search for national employment opportunities primarily in the private sector. A service of the U.S. Department of Labor.

America’s Career InfoNet
Find wages and employment trends, job requirements, state by state labor market conditions, employer contacts, and the “most extensive career resource library online.”

Boston Works
Search for jobs in the Boston area and beyond, post resumes, and search for upcoming career fairs and events. Read articles on resume writing, networking, interviewing and more.

College Grad Job Hunter
Search entry level jobs for college students and recent graduates.

College Helpers
From part-time jobs to internships. This site specializes in listing jobs for while your at school or recently graduated and need something quick. Also a great source for summer jobs, and internships for college students.

Craigslist.org
Specializes in listing jobs in the MA area.

Idealist.org
Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

Job Quest
This site created by the Massachusetts Division of Career Services allows you to search a Job Bank for job openings through the state. You can also search for upcoming activities and workshops at Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers.

Monster.com
Post and manage your resume, search for jobs, and get advice for job-seeking and career management.

Other Job Listing Resources:
Simply Hired
Zip Recruiter

Interviewing
Diverse Populations
Career Services Library Books 

  • Comprehensive information related to careers, industries, salaries, and more
  • Videos of career topics and employers

For job opportunities, go to the Quincy College Jobs & Student Resume site at collegecentral.com/quincycollege.  Click on the Students button to register.

Take our 3 credit course, Career Planning: A Developmental Approach; this class may be used as an elective for any major. Register now.

Internships

Find book titles at Quincy College Libraries, our online library database

  • National Directory of Arts Internships
  • Vault Guide to the Top Internships
  • The Intern Files: How to Get, Keep…

internships.com

  • Search for internships across the USA and internationally for all majors
  • Sign up & search for “Quincy College” to get started

Quincy Collaborative Internship Program

Career Awareness Week

Students

Career Awareness Week is a great way for you to:

  • Speak with employers to learn about career paths, as well as volunteer, internship and full/part-time employment positions
  • Learn which skills and experiences increase your employment potential and how to better brand yourself to potential employers
  • Build a professional network that may enhance your employment opportunities
  • Develop your personal brand for Career Success

Events & Workshops:

  • Career Industry Focus Workshops
  • Employer Info Sessions
  • Job Fair on Quincy Campus
  • Internship Events
  • Networking Business Cards
  • Career Readiness – resume, cover letters, networking & informational interviewing
  • Build your Linkend Profile
  • Dress for Success
  • Career Tips for International Students

 


Employers

Each Spring semester, Quincy College holds an annual career fair which gives employers and industries a unique and convenient opportunity to meet with motivated, interested, and employable students and alumni. Over 4,000 undergraduate student are invited to the career fair. This is an excellent way for organizations to gain visibility on campus and maximize recruiting potential at Quincy College.

Interested in Participating?

If you are interested in participating in the Quincy College Career Fair, please complete the Employer Registration Form. Please note you MUST DOWNLOAD and complete this form in order to submit it. You cannot submit the form via your web browser. 

For directions and parking availability, please visit https://quincycollege.edu/about/directions/.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the me directly at (617-984-1662), or via email at ksalhaney@quincycollege.edu

 

 

 

Employers

Click here to see the Employer Spotlight

About Employer Spotlight

The Quincy College Career Services & Placement Office is pleased to introduce Employer Spotlight of the Week.  This is an opportunity to create a partnership with Quincy College’s Career and Placement Office and designed to build campus visibility for your organization and create exposure among students, alumni, faculty and staff. The Employer Spotlight of the Week, provides employers with the opportunity to meet informally with our students who are interested in learning more about the company, internships and job opportunities as well as any other information they want to communicate to our talented students.

The program is available in both the fall and spring semesters.

  • When: Employers sign up for a date and time (usually on a Thursday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, though other days and times can be arranged).·
  • Where: Employers are provided a table and chairs located on the 3rd floor of our Quincy campus in a visible space in our new Student Center, which is located on the 3rd floor of our Quincy campus.
  • What to bring: Employers are invited to bring materials to distribute to the students and speak with students as the students approach the table.

Both the Career Center and the College advertise the Employer of the Week program through e-mail distribution to the students, announcements to teaching faculty, distribution of flyers throughout the College or on the Career Center & Placement webpage.

Students are encouraged to research companies so they are prepared to ask relevant questions, and to have a prepared resume to give the representative. The Employer of the Week Program is managed through the Career Center & Placement.

Interested in becoming an Employer Spotlight?

Complete the form below.






Name of Organization (required)

Contact Title (required)

Email (required)

Phone (required)

Address

Website (required)

What Position(s) are you recruiting for?

Type of Organization

Industry Type

Campus of Interest
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Please contact Karen Salhaney Smizer, at ksalhaney@quincycollege.edu to schedule this event. There is no fee to Employers for this service.


Previously Featured Employer Spotlight Organizations

Adecco Logo Securitas Security ledgent-logo DentaQuest Logo Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Logo Petco Unleashed Road To Responsibility Logo Old Colony Elder Services Logo Right at Home Logo Home Instead LogoWingate Healthcare HealthSouth Logo

Capital One LogoPSA HealthcareCareers of Substance Logo Lamour LogoQuirk Auto DealersHigh Point Logo


Posting Job Opportunities

To post job opportunities please visit College Central Network. Click on “Employers” and you will be prompted to sign in or create an account.

 

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Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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Business Hours

Quincy Campus
Monday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 12pm-6pm
Thursday: 12pm-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Plymouth Campus
Monday: 8:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: 4pm-6pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-12:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Business Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am – 6:15pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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