Center for Career Development
The mission of the Center for Career Development (CCD) is to engage, empower, and challenge students and alumni to continuously grow personally and professionally by translating academic learning and life experiences into meaningful careers.
The Center offers various professional training programs and services all throughout the year. Students and alumni can schedule individual career counseling appointments to assess interests, values, skills and preferences using various decision-making tools and career assessments. The career counselors at the Center teach effective job search techniques using online resources and networking; discuss opportunities in a variety of career paths; help tailor resume and cover letter for specific opportunities; strengthen personal branding and build strong interviewing skills. The Center’s website provides a wealth of information on various career fields and contains links, articles, and professional organizations for various industries, company names and Manhattan College specific resources.
Students and alumni can access the on-line, 24-hour job posting board, JasperLink, for full-time, part-time, internship (current students only) and temporary positions. For those seniors seeking full-time employment upon graduation, there is an active campus recruitment program available during the fall and spring semesters. Representatives from companies/organizations come to campus to interview students for career opportunities.
Additionally, CCD offers the Mentor Program for Manhattan College students to gain insight into their intended careers by being paired with professionals, generally Manhattan College alumni, in those career areas. Meeting with mentors several times a semester, visiting the work sites, talking with other employees at the company, sitting in on a meeting, or sometimes participating in a project, offers the students opportunities to think about a chosen career field early in their college career. The program is open to incoming freshmen in the School of Engineering and to sophomores and juniors in the Schools of Arts, Business, Education & Health and Science during the participating academic year.
Students can gain valuable work experiences through the credit-based Internship program which is available to students who have completed at least three semesters of study and who are in good academic standing. Internships complement and broaden students' education through the practical application of the theoretical and technical knowledge gained in the classroom. Manhattan co-ops/interns have had full-time and part-time positions in a variety of industries including business, law firms, government agencies, social service organizations, museums, research laboratories, media, TV and radio stations. For information, contact Center for Career Development at email@example.com or 718-862-7224 .
For those interested in the no-credit internship, review COOP 401 (see below) and schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor from CCD.