Clifford Marrett, Director
Alvin B. Wood Support Services Center, Second Floor (860) 465-5577
http://www1.easternct.edu/career/ (For job listings and other information)
The Center for Internships and Career Development helps meet the career development needs of all Eastern students, from freshman year through graduation. Programs and services are designed to guide and support, while fostering self-direction and personal responsibility in career and life planning. Our office helps students to:
• identify and evaluate skills, interests, abilities, and values
• relate academic pursuits to career goals and objectives
• gather factual information about occupational fields
• build an awareness of the world of work
• define personally meaningful career objectives
• develop job-seeking skills
• explore cooperative education and internship opportunities
• find rewarding employment after college.
Programs and Services:
Self-assessment is essential to career development. Career counseling helps you clarify career goals, explore options, and examine interests, values, and talents. Career counseling sessions are available to assist students with choosing a major, exploring career options, searching for jobs or internships, resume writing, preparing for graduate school, developing interviewing skills, and other career-related topics.
Counselors will review and provide constructive feedback on resumes and cover letters. We provide 72-hour drop-off or email service.
Group sessions on career exploration, resume preparation, interview techniques, and job-search strategies are conducted throughout the academic year.
Employer Information Sessions
Information sessions are held throughout the year where employers discuss company information, career opportunities, and industry information.
On Campus Recruitment
Students can participate in on-campus interviews and recruiting programs with employers from various industries, businesses, government agencies, and school systems. Check the Career Services calendar on our website for more information.
Eastern Career Network
Eastern Career Network is a web-based system which allows students and alumni to search for internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs. Registering and posting a resume online provides access to career information and resources, as well as many employment postings. Go to https://easternct-csm.symplicity.com/ for more information.
TypeFocus is a web-based personalized career and educational planning system. Students can use TypeFocus to help them select a major, explore career options, and design a career plan for success.
Career Information Center
Located in the J. Eugene Smith Library, the Career Information Center provides career and employer literature, graduate and professional school catalogs, directories, and job market information.
Cooperative Education is a structured educational program in which students can combine classroom learning with productive work experience in a field related to their academic or career goals. It is a partnership between students, Eastern, and employers. Students are paid for their work which might take place at a major corporation, a small business, or a nonprofit agency. The ideal situation is a full-time position, lasting six months, which provides the student with experiential learning and financial assistance. To participate, a student must have completed 30 credits of college work, 15 credits of which must have been completed at Eastern. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher is expected. Graduating seniors cannot participate in the co-op program.
All positions are carefully screened by the professional staff. Each Cooperative Education course carries 12 administrative credits, which are recorded on official transcripts. Administrative credits are not academic credits and are not counted toward graduation.
Before registering for the Cooperative Education Program, students should attend one of several information sessions offered during each semester. The sessions provide details about the program and how it works, advantages to the student, credit issues, and enrollment procedures. After attending the information session, students interested in participating should prepare a résumé draft and start applying to several opportunities listed on Experience.
The staff strives to assist students in finding appropriate co-op opportunities and resources for the internship search, but placement is not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to locate their own positions and request verification by the staff.
For information about the Co-op Program, call (860) 465-4559.