By engaging faculty, employers, colleagues, and the community, the career development team works to create opportunities for professional preparation through inclusive and progressive career-related services, programs, and events.
Welcome from the Director
Dear Purchase College Faculty,
Welcome to Career Development (CD)!
Our mission is to help students define and create their unique visions by connecting their passions and interests to meaningful professions. On behalf of the Career Development Center team, I extend our deep appreciation for all for your support throughout the year.
We hope that you find the career programming and events offered of great value to our students. We are aware that many of our faculty may already serve as “career champions” while advocating for students’ career readiness preparation and offer support while encouraging them to engage with us as they begin their personal career journeys. 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, virtual career resource tools, and course offering for undecided students. Your feedback and partnership are always welcome as we strive to continue to offer career readiness preparation services for students. Feel free to reach out to me at your convenience at (914) 251-6370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you in the future!
All the best,
Wendy F. Morosoff,
Director of Career Development
Whether exploring college majors and career interests, gaining applied learning experiences through internships, locating on/off-campus jobs or other employment, and preparing for graduate school admission, Career Development offers support throughout their Purchase College experience and beyond.
Career Counseling, Assessment, and Guidance
Career counseling/ coaching can help facilitate a student’s self-assessment and discovery as they identify interests, skills, abilities, and goals through one-on-one discussion. Career counseling sessions may include both guidance and referral, and how to identify experiential opportunities. Services are often in collaboration with academic advisement; students are empowered to connect careers interests with their academic interests through exploration and applied learning activities.
Career Programs & Resources: Career Discovery, and Pre-Professional Self-Marketing Skills
Career programs can provide students and alumni with opportunities to connect, further enriching career interests and goals. Our robust range of offerings helps students to learn about career options. Faculty are strongly encouraged to join us in bringing these programs and resources to their students!
Self Marketing Strategies and Job Search Preparation
The Career Development Center offers support for employment self-marketing preparation, strategic job search planning, and other support to help ensure that students have important career readiness skills and know about resources available. Through individualized guidance on resumes and cover letters, developing a professional online presence, mock interview practice, internship, and job opportunities via Purchase JobScore, CD helps to empower Purchase students and alumni to develop the tools necessary for success.
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. Please help your students keep current on the many useful presentations and programs available by sharing our announcements!
Don’t cancel class! If you are considering canceling a class, (with a little notice) reach out to us—we can conduct a specially tailored presentation for your class. Our team can also provide workshops on a variety of career development topics including:
Orientation to Services
Career Connections: Introduction to Career Planning
Making Major & Career Decisions
Resume Writing and Customizing for industries
The Art of Interviewing
Building your Network: Using LinkedIn & Networking FTF
Customized Sessions for Specific Majors and Departments
Next Steps: Pursuing Your Graduate School Education
Presentations can take place virtually or right in your classroom. We also may recommend that your classes visit the CD to engage with our in-person services and resources ( On-line Career Assessment using FOCUS, Candid Career Videos, First Hand Vault Alumni Mentor Network, and more.)
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 or, whenever possible, several days notice for a general presentation.
Share Your Ideas For Collaboration
To successfully prepare our students for the world of work, active support and collaboration between faculty and staff are key. 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 internship and other relevant opportunities as they are advising students. The Career Development team appreciates and 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.
Please see the note below regarding the system used for Purchase JobScore.
As they begin to explore career options and look for guidance, students often seek out help from their professors first. Whether they are undecided about majors and careers, unsure about how to market themselves and locate employment, or are seeking information about how to pursue graduate programs, Purchase College faculty and the CD team will work together to help our students. Through studies in the Arts, or Liberal Arts and Sciences, Purchase College students cultivate and develop their talents and learn many of their most marketable career skills, often through applied learning experiences and other high-impact practices inside and outside of the classroom.
We welcome faculty to refer students to our experienced career counselors at any point that a career-related question arises and where 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, and current techniques for successful networking, marketing themselves as artists or creatives, and interviewing.
If you find a student is in need of career help, feel free to call us directly. We can arrange for them to meet with one of our career counselors. 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
If you know of industry professionals who may be interested in sponsoring an internship opportunity or who wish to advertise a job opportunity for Purchase Students, you may 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.
Faculty who are acting as a 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.