Center for Career & Professional Development
L72.00 New Building
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 237-8754
Fax: (212) 237-8440
Mon. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tues. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed. 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thurs. 9:00AM -5:00PM
Fri. 9:00AM -5:00PM
Mon. - Thurs.: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
John Jay Careers Online Student & Alumni Log-In
The Center for Career & Professional Development offers a robust array of services and resources to meet the career development needs of students and alumni.
CAREER ADVISING & JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
Staff in the Center for Career & Professional Development are available to meet individually with students and alumni to explore various career options, create an internship or job search plan, or any other career-related issue. We offer two types of appointments: 45-minute counseling appointments OR 15-minute drop-in sessions. To request a counseling appointment, please log on to John Jay Careers online. Drop-In sessions are available between 1:00PM and 5:00 PM Monday-Friday and must be scheduled in person in our office on the same day you wish to be seen.
GRADUATE STUDENT CAREER SERVICES
The Center for Career & Professional Development is pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2012, we will serve ALL undergraduate, graduate, and alumni of John Jay College. Masters students in the public administration program will be seen by Mary Ann Triest, Assistant Director for MPA Career Services. Masters students in all other programs will be seen by Linda Mitchell, Graduate Career Advisor. To make an appointment, please use John Jay Careers Online.
RESUME & COVER LETTER REVIEW
If networking is the most important tool to a successful job search or career advancement, your resume is your professional calling card. It is a critical tool to ensuring that your application is pulled to the top of the candidate pool. We encourage all students to develop a resume as soon as they arrive at John Jay College, and you should always attach a cover letter to that resume. To that end, our staff is always available through counseling appointments OR drop-in sessions to review, edit, and suggest revisions to your resume or cover letters.
GRADUATE SCHOOL PLANNING
Graduate and professional schools often vary in terms of academics, faculty, students, location, costs, and admission processes. Finding the right program is very important. Our staff will help you sort through various information and assist you with each step of the application process, which includes helping you with GRE, GMAT, and MAT preparation. Students interested in law school will be referred to the Pre-Law Institute and students interested in medical school will be referred to the Department of Sciences.
JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIRS
Three major events occur every year: the Graduate & Professional School Fair, the Career Networking Expo, and the Job & Internship Fair. All events are open to all John Jay students and alumni. The Graduate and Professional School Fair takes place during the early weeks of the Fall semester, the Career Networking Expo takes place toward the end of the Fall semester, and the Job & Internship Fair takes place in April. These events are unique opportunities for the John Jay community to network with recruiters from various industries and graduate programs.
The Center for Career & Professional Development offers a regular workshop series on basic career skills to assist students and alumni in finding success. These workshops cover a range of topics including basic resume and cover-letter writing, interview skills, professional networking, job and internship searching, and dressing for success. To view our calendar, log on to John Jay Careers Online where you can view and RSVP for as many workshops as you’d like to attend!
Throughout the fall and spring academic terms, the Center for Career & Professional Development will hold special events devoted to your career exploration featuring alumni and employers who will speak about the issues, needs, and requirements relevant to their industries. Whether you are still thinking about what jobs you’re interested in or are certain of your next step, these events will provide the information and opportunity to network that will be critical to your success! These events are listed on our calendar on John Jay Careers Online.
EMPLOYER INFORMATION SESSIONS
The Center for Career & Professional Development maintains connections with over 3500 employers ranging from federal, state, and local agencies to community-based nonprofits to large, private corporations. Many times throughout the semester, these employers will come to campus and speak with groups of students about their organization, the recruitment requirements, and advancement opportunities. These information sessions are a wonderful opportunity for you to find out more about the various employers that regularly hire John Jay graduates!
STRONG SKILLS & INTERESTS INVENTORY
Current John Jay students may request to take the Strong Skills & Interests Inventory through the Counseling Services department free of charge. You will meet with a counselor there to take the test and review your results. The Center for Career & Professional Development invites you to bring your results to a meeting with one of our staff members to talk about next steps and career resources that can assist you in putting your new knowledge to use!