The Career Center provides a comprehensive menu of services to assist graduate students in all phases of the career development process including: goal identification, decision making, career planning and job search. Regardless of your starting point, the Career Center can provide assistance. Evening and daytime appointments are available to graduate students.
Through the Career Center, graduate students can obtain guidance regarding career choices, explore ways to gain work-related experience, make meaningful connections with alumni and employers, and learn the latest job search strategies.
Graduate students and alumni can remain informed by visiting the Career Center website for programs and resource information.
Career Counseling and Resources
Individual counseling is available to assist students in identifying, refining, or affirming a chosen career direction through the use of assessment activities and inventories, including the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Students can also take advantage of individual meetings for assistance with their resume and job search. As a graduate student, it is important to be proactive and utilize the resources of the Career Center early.
CareerZone – the Career Center’s online database that contains a number of features and resources: employer directory, job listings, workshops/events, on-campus interview schedules, career guides, and more.
CareerShift – an advanced job search tool that delivers search results from numerous career sites, company web pages, and job boards. Through the Career Center, Fisher students and alumni have free access to this site.
Fisher Connects – available through CareerZone is an alumni database of dedicated professionals who can assist students with career exploration, internships, job search advice, industry insight, and networking.
Alumni LinkedIn Group – an active group where students can connect to alumni in various fields for networking and career advice. The LinkedIn Alumni Group has over 3,195 members representing numerous industries.
Career Guides – on topics such as personal statements, job searching, networking, interviewing, cover letters, references, and sample résumés are all available online and in print.
Research Links – to specific careers, industries, salary information, job outlook, and professional associations are available online.
Workshops and Events
Each semester the Career Center hosts a number of workshops for students on a range of career-related topics such as: Effective Resume Writing, Job Search Strategies, Interviewing, Networking, Utilizing Social Media in Your Job Search, and Choosing a Major.
The Career Center hosts annual recruiting events that include: Accounting Fair, Nursing Fair, and the Spring Career and Internship Fair. Additionally, in collaboration with a local college consortium, Fisher sponsors the Rochester area career fairs and Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD).
The On-Campus Recruiting Program provides students with the opportunity to interview with recruiters and hiring managers throughout the academic year. Additionally, employer Information Sessions are open to all students, offering visibility and exposure to recruiters and potential career paths.
Job postings are updated daily from local and national employers that include: full-time, part-time, internships, work-study positions, and seasonal employment opportunities. All postings are available on the Career Center’s online database, CareerZone, which can be accessed by all students and alumni.
The Career Center is located on the ground floor of the Lavery Library in room 104.