The Career Development Center offers a variety of services and events to help graduate students define career goals and provides support and resources to develop a successful, independent and proactive job search.

The Career Development Center offers a wide range of comprehensive services and assistance to graduate students from the Sawyer Business School and the College of Arts & Sciences.

We can assist you with:

  • Assessment of skills, interests, and values
  • Identification of short- and long-term career goals
  • Exploration of a career transition through graduate study
  • Finding internship opportunities
  • Developing strategies for networking and identifying job search resources
  • Creating effective resumes and cover letters
  • Sharpening and enhancing interviewing and presentation skills
  • Making connections to employers of interest

Services & Events

Career Advising for legal issues

Please contact the Career Development Office at 617-573-8034 to schedule an advising or counseling appointment or an assessment. Please note that we generally cannot accommodate same day appointments.

Vocational Testing and Assessment

We offer the Myers-Briggs, Campbell Interest and Skills Survey, and Harrington O'Shea Career Decision Making System. Contact a career counselor to schedule your assessment.

Job Search Advising

Our job search advising services include resume and cover letter reviews, job search planning, learning interview techniques and networking strategies.

Workshops and Executive Speaker Series

Leaders from the public and private sectors are invited to campus to for special presentations, panels, and workshops.


Our Internship program can provide you with valuable career-related experience for a head start in today's competitive marketplace. The Internship program offers both part-time and full-time options and is available to full-time graduate students. By combining relevant work experience with academic studies, students have the best opportunity for personal, professional and career development. Additionally, students are able to subsidize their education costs while building their resumes in preparation for their professional lives. Part-time internships usually involve working 15-25 hours per week while continuing to take a full load of courses. Students working full-time must have completed a full load of courses the previous semester and then must return to school for the semester after their internship placement. Internships are available for all degree programs. Most positions are located in businesses and organizations within easy commuting distance of campus, so that students can balance their work and academic schedules. Some internships are unpaid, offer a small stipend or may be eligible for academic credit if approved by a student's academic advisor.Graduate students are eligible to participate upon enrollment in their degree program. Interested students must schedule an appointment with an internship counselor.

Sample Internship Employers

  • 96.9 FM
  • Biogen
  • The Boston Globe
  • Cape Cod Potato Chips
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • EF Education
  • Ernst and Young, LLP
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Investors Bank and Trust
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massport
  • North Suffolk Mental Health Association
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ram Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP)

Through the Ram Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP), undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to pair up in a one-to-one mentorship with a Suffolk graduate who will support your personal, academic, and professional success.

RAMP mentors can:

  • Offer advice on adjusting to campus life or exploring a major or career
  • Guide you in achieving your life, school, and career goals
  • Provide support for navigating personal, academic, or professional challenges
  • Help boost your interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Give you the inside scoop on what it's like to work in their fields

Attend one of the information sessions we hold throughout the semester. For upcoming dates and details, login to Handshake

For details on becoming involved in RAMP, please download the Mentee Guide [PDF]

For more information, please contact Joanna Lazarek