2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin

Center for Career and Professional Development

Room L.72 New Building
(212) 237-8754

The mission of the Center for Career & Professional Development is to assist students and all alumni in finding success in the career of their choosing through career exploration, skill development and practical experience attainment, and building a professional network.

Career advisement and graduate school planning will assist students in thinking about their future interests, determining what interests they would like to pursue, and how to connect their academic major to career planning. Regular events such as alumni panels and skills workshops, combined with individual appointments with a career counselor, allow students an opportunity to explore potential career interests.

Internship opportunities allow students to gain hands-on experience while developing career-specific skills. We assist students in deciding when to do an internship, identifying potential sites, and developing on-site success strategies. Students may opt to enroll in a course to gain academic credit, or to pursue their internship independently. While most internships are unpaid, a growing number of employers are offering small stipends.

Professional networking is a key strategy behind the successful job search and career success. We assist students in building a network by introducing them to alumni and professionals in their chosen field at career fairs, panels, workshops, and networking receptions.

John Jay Careers Online is students’ virtual portal to viewing and posting internships, full- and part-time jobs, and volunteer opportunities geared directly to John Jay College students and alumni, requesting a counseling appointment, and registering for events. All students are given an account during their first semester. Account usernames are students’ John Jay email addresses. The password is NOT the John Jay email password.

The Career Center is also students’ official liaison to the New York City Human Resources Administration. Students requiring documentation to receive certain public benefits should make an appointment with the HRA Liaison in the Career Center using the John Jay Careers Online scheduling system.

The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all students to utilize our services early and frequently. Career planning and success begin with your decision to enroll at John Jay College!