You have big aspirations—we’re here to help make them real. The Career Development Center (CDC) teaches you the skills and resources required to take your ambitions beyond graduation day into the working world.

Whether it’s polishing your resume, finding an internship, preparing for an interview, or negotiating your salary—the CDC can help you take the next step in your career. Our staff are dedicated to helping all undergraduate and graduate students make their way into a fulfilling and successful professional future.

Students and alumni can meet individually with an advisor, attend a workshop, or connect with alumni and employers at one of our job fairs or industry panels. We leverage our downtown Boston location to foster and maintain relationships with top employers, allowing students to develop strong networks of professional contacts.

Summer 2020—Career Development Center Updates

With the university’s suspension of in-person instruction for the 2020 spring and summer semesters, the Career Development Center staff will be available for career advising both through remote process, e.g., phone, Zoom. We also have resources to guide you in finding a job or internship during the current COVID-19 situation.

Learn more about these changes

CDC Summer 2020 FAQs

Make an individual appointment via Handshake or by calling 617-573-8034. When making an appointment, it will ask you to select an Appointment Medium. Select ‘Zoom.’ You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation from your advisor before the meeting. While the format of face-to-face meetings and remote meetings will differ, the value of the appointment to you will be the same. Your advisor will be able to provide you with the same feedback, suggestions and resources as they would face-to-face/in-person.

Drop-in appointments were offered throughout the spring semester. Throughout the summer, the Career Development Center staff is available for individual appointments by calling 617-573-8034 or making an appointment on Handshake.

While concern about finding a job or internship is understandable as some companies are putting hiring on-hold for now, others are actively hiring to meet business demands that have increased since the onset of COVID-19. Even companies that are on a hiring freeze may still be actively interviewing in order to have qualified candidates lined up so they can extend offers quickly once business resumes.

We encourage students to be particularly proactive and persistent in their job search. A robust list of strategies, expectations, and tools specific to job searching during COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 Job Search Resources page.

Career Resources

Handshake

Handshake is an all-in-one career management platform for students and alumni to search and apply for jobs, sign-up for a career or recruiting event, and make meetings with a career advisor.

Resume Guide

Suffolk University’s Resume & Cover Letter Guide includes general guidelines for resume and cover letter writing, as well as sample resumes for undergraduate and graduate students in all types of industries.

Vault

Vault provides industry-specific career information and resources. Key offerings include profession and company overviews, interviewing tips, and job and internship board with personalized alerts. For off-campus access: login to Handshake, click Career Center, and select Resources.

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal provides international students with U.S. city guides, job postings, cultural advice, and an H-1B Visa Directory. It also provides international city guides and information for students who plan to study or work abroad. For off-campus access: login to Handshake, click Career Center, and select Resources.

Focus2Career

Focus2 provides interactive assessments to help students explore majors and careers by assessing personality, skills, values and work interests. Create a Focus2 account using the link below, and use “rams” for the access code.

LinkedIn Learning

Students can improve their professional value by developing business, technology-related, creative, or career-oriented skills. LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that provides over 9,000 expert-led course videos in these topics. Create an account using your Suffolk email.