Welcome from the Director
Dear Faculty Friends:
On behalf of the Career Development team, I would like to express our appreciation for all that you already do to support our student’s career preparation and readiness!
We’re aware that most faculty already serve as our student “career champions” as you partner on career readiness initiatives with our team. As partners, we’re always happy to work with your department to create more discipline-specific, tailored initiatives and classroom presentations, whenever possible.
Please explore our website, upcoming events, and virtual tools now available for students. We welcome collaboration with all academic departments as we strive to expand career-relevant experiential learning opportunities for students.
We look forward to working with you in the future!
All the best,
Wendy F. Morosoff, Director of Career Development
(914) 251-6370 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether exploring college majors and career interests, gaining applied learning experiences through internships, finding on/off-campus jobs or other employment, or preparing for graduate school admission, our Career Development team offers our students support throughout their Purchase College experience and beyond.
Career Counseling, Assessment, and Guidance
Career counseling/ coaching helps students with self-assessment and discovery as they explore interests, skills, abilities, and goals through one-on-one discussion. These sessions may include guidance and referral to experiential learning resources and opportunities. Services are empowered to connect career and academic interests through exploration and applied learning activities.
Career Programs & Resources: Career Discovery, and Pre-Professional Self-Marketing Skills
Career programs can give students the opportunity to explore and connect career interests and goals. Faculty are strongly encouraged to join us in bringing these programs and resources to their students!
Career Discovery Tools & Resources
Major and Career Resources
- Academic Internship Program
- Job and Internship Fair
- Graduate School Expo
- Interfolio.com (Credential Files)
Self Marketing Strategies and Job Search Preparation
The Career Development Center offers employment self-marketing preparation, student job search planning, and other support that can empower students. Through guidance on resumes and cover letters, feedback on developing their professional online presence, practice mock interviews, and using Purchase JobScore to locate internships and job opportunities, we can help to empower Purchase students to develop the tools necessary for success.
- Resume & Cover Letter Development
- Purchase JobScore
- Interview Preparation
- Developing your Online Presence
Nearly all of the above services are available to recent graduates as well as recent Purchase alumni. Alumni are encouraged to make use of these resources as they begin their careers and during times of career and job change and transition.
Career-related programming and events are scheduled throughout the academic year, including workshops, on-campus employer visits, and open houses. Faculty can help by encouraging students to participate in the many valuable presentations and programs available by sharing our announcements!
Career Talks in the Classroom- —if you would like a career center staff member to present for your students during class time —we can arrange to speak to your class on a topic of your choice. This may include the topics below:
- Orientation to Services, Introduction to Career Planning, Making Major & Career Decisions
- Resume Writing and Customizing for Careers
- The Art of Interviewing, Proven Job Search Strategies
- Building a Professional Network: Using LinkedIn
- Customized Sessions for Majors and Departments
- Next Steps: Pursuing Your Graduate School Education
Class talks are recommended at the Career Development Center for less than 30 students. With advanced notice, we can arrange to present in the classroom.
To request a presentation, call (914) 251-6370 or visit Purchase JobScore to schedule an appointment. For custom-tailored presentations, please allow us at least 2 weeks advance notice.
Share Your Ideas For Collaboration
To successfully prepare our students for the world of work, active collaboration between faculty and staff is essential. Our team seeks to share career information with faculty on employers’ desired skills and competencies sought of new graduates both inside and outside of the arts.
We appreciate your support and look forward to future collaboration!
The Career Development Center administers all credit-bearing internships for Purchase College students. For detailed information on student internship eligibility, registration procedures, and guidelines, please visit our Internship Guidelines page or contact email@example.com for further information.
The Academic Internship Learning Contract is completed/approved online through Purchase JobScore. Faculty Sponsors will receive the email “Academic Internship Learning Contract Approval Required” to access the online Learning Contract (without having to log into Purchase JobScore.)*
The Faculty Sponsor will review the learning outcomes and internship description or other information provided by the student and Internship Site Supervisor in order to select/describe the academic project type as appropriate. Faculty Sponsors are strongly encouraged to ask their student interns to complete a student “self-reflection evaluation” as their internship term comes to a close.
*We stress to students that it is important to secure a Faculty Sponsor before submitting an Internship Learning Contract.
Faculty Sponsors are provided with account information and directions to log into Purchase JobScore at the end of the semester to view site evaluations of the students they are sponsoring.
Faculty can access Purchase JobScore to review/approve Internship Learning Contracts, review the Site Supervisor’s Intern Evaluations of their students, and view/recommend internships and other relevant opportunities as they are advising students. The Career Development team counts on Faculty and Staff support to refer students to the Career Development Center for more in-depth career counseling/coaching, self-marketing strategies, job & internship search strategies, and professional networking/lead development.
Please go to the Faculty Purchase JobScore registration/sign-in page to sign up for an account or to log in.
If you have been a Faculty Sponsor for an internship you should already have an existing account. Please select “Forgot Password” to see if you have an existing account/set a new password.
For full details please view our Faculty User Video Tour of Purchase JobScore.
Please see the note below regarding the system used for Purchase JobScore.
As they begin to explore career options and seek guidance, students may first seek help from their professors. We welcome faculty-student referrals to our experienced career counselors when a career-related question arises and when they may assess that additional support services might be useful.
Frequently asked questions include changes of major and career choices, internship, part-time job or full-time job search, current techniques for successful networking, marketing themselves as artists or creatives, and interviewing.
If you find a student in need of career help, feel free to call us directly. We can arrange for them to meet with a member of our team. For referrals to specific staff members, contact ext. 6370 and you will be connected directly.
Purchase Career Development Center recommends students utilize Interfolio for their credentials management. Interfolio is well established as the nationally recognized online credentials management service for candidates applying for graduate and pre-professional study or academic positions.
Through Interfolio, the Career Development Center provides the Purchase College community with a state-of-the-art online credentials service that securely streamlines, simplifies, and speeds up the credentials and portfolio process for everyone. Students may request that faculty write and post their letters of recommendation via Interfolio.com.
For additional information on writing letters of recommendation, please refer to the following articles from the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE):
The Career Development Center serves as the information “hub” for employment and internship opportunities. Faculty can support the educational advancement and or/future employment of students by referring eligible employers and internship sponsors to the Career Development Center, or by posting their own job opportunities to
How to Post Your Own Job / Internship Position
Purchase JobScore is the free, online job posting site for Purchase College, Symplicity.
To post a job or internship, visit the Employers Purchase JobScore page.
How to Refer an Employer
If you know any industry professionals who may be interested in sponsoring an internship opportunity or who wish to advertise a job opportunity for Purchase Students, please refer them to Jessica Mazzia, Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional support, please reach out to Wendy Morosoff, Director of Career Development email@example.com
Please note that Purchase JobScore is a third-party system—Symplicity—and is not a Purchase College, SUNY system.
Messages from the system will be from firstname.lastname@example.org and not from an @purchase.edu email address.
Faculty acting as Faculty Sponsors for a student’s academic internship will receive emails from the system to approve the Learning Contract for the student(s) they are sponsoring.
Faculty members who post opportunities through an employer account on Purchase JobScore or act as an Internship Site Supervisor for a student’s internship will receive emails from the system concerning postings and/or communication related to the academic internship program.