Families | Springfield College

The Career Center is an important link in partnering with parents to effectively assist students as they manage their career planning process.

We work with parents during their student’s college years with the shared goal of providing students with guidance and resources throughout the career decision- making process.

If you have any questions, contact the Career Center at career@springfieldcollege.edu.

Services for Students

The Career Center offers a variety of programs and services for students to help them with their job search and career preparation.

Services include:

  • One-on-one appointments with a Career Counselor
  • Career and Major Exploration
  • Resume/Cover Letter Critiques
  • Job and Internship Search Assistance
  • Graduate School Advisement
  • Access Job Posting through Handshake
  • Career/Job Fairs (Industry-Specific Networking Events and Special Programs)
  • Business Card software program
  • and much more

Assisting Your Student

Encourage Exploration

Encourage your student to sign-up for different courses that may be of interest to them. Your student must develop his/her own career direction based on his/her individual interests, skills, and values.

Support Involvement in Student Organizations, Clubs, and Sports

Opportunities to develop leadership ability, teamwork techniques, time management practices, and other career-related skills will help your student prepare for the real world.

Promote Getting Experience before Graduation

It is critical for students to have work experience before they graduate. This experience may come in the form of part-time jobs, internships, job-shadowing, or other opportunities that the Career Center can help your student pursue. 

Recommend Visits to the Career Center

Encourage your student to stop by the Career Center and set-up an appointment with a staff member to assist with their career planning.

Welcome to Handshake

Current students can join Handshake for free and begin connecting with employers immediately. Alumni who do not have a Handshake account already will need to complete the Handshake Alumni Registration which includes an email verification process. As an alumni you can use your own, personal email address if your Springfield College email address is not active or is not your primary email address. Springfield College will automatically be pre-selected as the institution and then you’ll be asked to create a Handshake password. Once the email address has been verified, your account information will be submitted to the Career Center for approval. When the account has been approved, you can use all of the functions Handshake has to offer. If you have any questions, please contact the Career Center at (413) 748-3222.

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