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Career Services Office - School of Management

Building Partnerships and Enhancing Career Success

WELCOME ALUMNAE/I

As School of Management alumnae/i you are invited to partner with the Career Services Office (CSO) throughout your career. Whether you live locally or on the other side of the world, we can assist those of you who are:

  • Considering a career transition
  • Interested in hiring SOM candidates for jobs or internships in your organization
  • Interested in staying involved with the SOM community through sharing your expertise with SOM students and graduates

MISSION AND GOALS

Build partnerships with students, alumnae/i, employers and the SOM community to enhance and facilitate career success. Be a prime source to employers as they hire new and more seasoned SOM professionals, and ensure students and alumnae/i are prepared to conduct effective job searches and career transitions successfully.

CSO MAIN OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

SPECIFIC OFFERINGS

  • CSO Update
    A weekly career newsletter from the CSO that highlights upcoming career events, job postings, and more! Email somcareers@simmons.eduto receive weekly updates.

  • Career Connect Access
    An online career management database which gives you access to a calendar of events, resources, job postings, and more.

  • Annual SOM Career Expo
    This annual event takes place at Simmons College, usually in the fall. Please contact CSO for more information.

  • CSO Workshops
    A variety of workshops offered throughout the year on various career management topics. These workshops are advertised via the CSO Update and Career Connect.

  • Career Planning and Job Search Information & Resources
    We offer access to videos, tips and guides for resumes, interviews, networking, self-assessment, and many other career management topics! You can access these resources via Career Connect.

  • Referrals for Career Coaching
    Including resume and cover letter review.

  • Career Health Program: Women In Transition
    A 6-session program offered by the Simmons Career Education Center (CEC) for Simmons alumnae who are considering a career change, re-entering the job market, exploring new directions in second adulthood, or at a crossroads in their life.
     

RESOURCE LIST OF INDEPENDENT CAREER COACHES
For alumnae/i interested in career coaching these experts can provide personalized coaching services.

TERRY DEL PERCIO
The Work Strategies Company
www.workstrategies.com
978-282-8900
A private executive coaching practice, offering professionals confidential and highly personalized consultation services regarding career management, job search strategy and personal transition processes. Terry works across all industries and functions. She has extensive prior experience in the corporate arena (HR Strategy, OD and Learning Systems), Consulting and Higher Education. Her area of specialty is mid-career women in transition. Her private office is located at Cummings Center in Beverly, MA but she also works with clients over the phone.

LAURI RICH
Infinite Connections
www.infiniteconnections.com
508-873-9222
Whether you are considering a career change, conducting a targeted job search or pursuing advancement in your current organization, Lauri can provide feedback, direction and connections. In 2001, Lauri founded Infinite Connections, LLC to create pathways to success for individuals and organizations. She has been engaged with a variety of clients, aligning their business and people strategies and integrating sustainable workforce planning models to drive performance results.  She is noted for establishing best practices to identify, acquire, develop, and retain talent at all levels and coaching leaders and teams to peak performance. Her focus on outcomes and results has made her a valued and trusted advisor to individuals and organizations alike.

PAULA M. NORDHOFF
Paula Nordhoff
www.PaulaNordhoff.com
508.636.4684
Paula integrates corporate leadership, consulting, and coaching expertise and her passion for helping clients successfully identify opportunities, tell their professional stories, and execute campaigns to achieve their career goals. Coaching for more than 9 years, Paula has worked with hundreds of managerial, technical, and professional managers and executives across the United States.

HELENE LAUER
Career Management Services
www.helenelauer.com
781-237-7762
Helene Lauer provides comprehensive and strategic career management services to professionals who are considering a career transition, actively pursuing their next step, or seeking to strengthen their effectiveness at work.  With over 25 years of experience in all areas of career planning, decision making and coaching, she works with her clients to quickly and effectively plan for and reach their goals. Her office is located in Wellesley, MA.

JOANNE YAWITZ
Living Your Dream Coaching
www.LivingYourDreamCoaching.com
415.785.8564
Is your job joyless? Has your passion paled at work? Are you mired in the mundane and can’t see a way out? Then it’s time to manifest your true intentions and thrive in your job. Joanne partners with clients to determine their career path, launch a campaign for landing that next position, prepare a resume which grabs the attention of employers, stand out as a strong candidate, and negotiate a compensation package which matches their worth. As a seasoned executive recruiter and career coach with 28 years experience in the life sciences, IT and financial industries, she understands the employer’s point and view, knows what it takes to get noticed and receive an offer. From her Bay Area California office she coaches clients throughout North America in person, phone or video. Joanne’s methodology gets results. She offers a complimentary coaching session to prospective clients.

HIRE AN SOM STUDENT OR GRADUATE
For alumnae/i interested in hiring highly qualified and diverse SOM candidates, please contact us to list appropriate job postings on Career Connect. This is accessible to all students and alumnae/i to see. In addition, we offer on-site interview and career event days, as well as electronic resume books.

Please contact the CSO for more information at somcareers@simmons.edu or 617-521-3825.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
One of the joys of continuing to be a part of the SOM community is to help pave the way for new graduates. There are so many ways to give back that have a significant impact:

  • Participate as a mock interviewer.
  • Share your knowledge at networking events, student clubs, and guest speaker series. Hearing from successful alumnae/i is a powerful way to help our students learn through your experience and it is a positive networking experience for everyone involved.
  • Mentor students who are interested in your industry or function. This can be done through participating in the SOM Mentoring Program, student activities, conducting informational interviews, helping students to network, and critiquing students' resumes.
  • Accept an invitation to facilitate or speak at a future CSO workshop or special presentation.

    For more information, please contact somcareers@simmons.edu or 617-521-3825.

 

 

 

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