The Center for Academic Advising and Career Education at Bloomfield College supports and empowers students to be active participants in the four-year pathway process from major exploration to career development. We prepare students to make informed decisions regarding their future by providing comprehensive resources, advising, professional preparation, and access to internships, employment, and graduate school opportunities. We are committed to providing holistic support services and programs that develop self-directed and lifelong learners with a diverse and inclusive environment.
The Center's mandate is to provide a transformative experience for students in preparation for their career and internship marketability by offering a full complement of services including, but not limited to, resume preparation, interview training, and career information/readiness forums, industry/cross-functional panels, and networking opportunities. This integrative approach will provide structure while grooming students to build self-confidence in managing their job search and expectations, and to set reasonable/achievable goals.
Additionally, the Center is responsive to both student career preparation and development needs and evolving market trends. Further, the Center will implement effective data collection and analysis, and continue to explore reporting systems that demonstrate career-related outcomes.
The department is a full-service operation providing individual counseling, career advising programming, and workshops as follows:
- Mock interviews
- Resume and cover letter development
- Professional shadowing and informational meetings
- Job search strategies
- Traditional on and off-campus interview programs
- Job creation initiatives: Corporate Outreach
- Practice Area Panels: career forums where employers and alumni interact with students
- Mentoring programming: alumni initiative
- Partnerships with faculty to create opportunities for both career planning and company presentations in the classroom
The Center for Career Development at Bloomfield College is responsible for the supervision of the BEST student employment program at the college including the development of off-campus employment opportunities for students. The Center for Career Development in its provision of services to students, alumni, and off-campus employers makes no representations or guarantees regarding the opportunities listed on its website and is not responsible for the wages, safety, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students and alumni to take the necessary precautions when interviewing for and accepting part-time, full-time, and/or internship positions. Job applicants should never provide their Social Security numbers, birth dates, credit card numbers, bank account information, or other private information when communicating with prospective employers or responding to job opportunities online.
In addition, the Center for Career Development website contains links to other sites as a convenience to our students and is not responsible for the content of these sites. The opinions and views associated with these linked sites are not necessarily those of the Center for Career Development.
For more information, please contact The Center for Career Development at 973.748.9000 ext. 1250.
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