Welcome parents! The Career Services Office at Bridgewater State University strives to promote your student's career development through opportunities for:
It is our hope that you will partner with us and participate in Career Services programming and special events in order to assist your student, as well as current students and alumni with career exploration and networking.
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Career Services provides individual career counseling appointments to aid your student in:
Students are able to make counseling appointments by visiting our office in the Campus Center, Rm. 8, or by calling (508) 531-1328.
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday evenings until 7:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(no appointment necessary)
The Career Services Office conducts an annual survey of the previous year's graduating class to determine the career and employment status of the new graduates. The following information is gathered:
Class of 2010 Survey
|Employment Status||Salary Data|
|Location of Employment||Methods of Obtaining Current Position|
|Fields of Employment||Graduate School|
|Preparation||Relation of Position to Academic Major|
Click for a complete list of Career Survey Reports
In addition to our individual counseling appointments, we also encourage self-directed career exploration and development. For your student's convenience, we have compiled on-line resources to support your student in the Career Planning Process.
Click for Career Exploration and Resources
Career Services offers programs on a variety of topics each semester. Previous sessions included topics such as resume writing, interviewing, finding an internship, informational interviewing and choosing a major, just to name a few. In addition we host several job fairs and networking events throughout the year.
If you would like to participate in a workshop or event, please contact us at (508) 531-1328.
Click for Workshop Schedule and Upcoming Events
Internships are a wonderful way to gain career-related experience while in college. Employers look favorably on interns who have worked in the field and have proven themselves as effective employees. Some organizations use their pool of interns to select full-time employees. Students may choose to intern through their academic major for credit or as a volunteer.
CareerLink@BSU has hundreds of opportunities for students considering internships. Internships can be searched for by career field, geographic location as well as paid and non-paid opportunities.
If you would like to place an internship position please register with CareerLink@BSU or contact us at (508) 531-1328.
Click for Internship Resources
The Experiential Learning Expo gives Bridgewater State University students the opportunity to showcase and feature their experiential learning experience beyond the traditional classroom to the entire BSU Community including faculty, staff and fellow students. These experiences can be in the form of an internship, community service, service learning, study abroad and/or leadership and may take place on or off campus.
Click for Experiential Learning Expo Webpage
The Senior Recruiting Program is a program designed specifically for BSU Seniors to assist in planning for their first professional-level position within their chosen field. Career Services provides opportunities for your senior to interview on-campus, to practice interview with employers, and to prepare for the after-college transition.
On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)
Resume Referral Program
Employer In Residence
Internship & Job Fair
Student to Professional Series
Education Career Fair
Annual Job Fair
Practice Interview Program
Senior Job Search Boot Camp
Click for Senior Recruiting Webpage
When it comes time for your student graduate and job hunt, we are here to provide guidance, resources, events and programs to enable them to job search effectively. We encourage students to start this process at the beginning of their senior year.
Click for Job Search Resources
In addition to posting job opportunities for students on-line, we also bring employers to campus for our Internship and Job Fair, Education Career Fair and Annual Job Fair. Job/career fairs provide your student with the opportunity to meet employers and to further develop networking skills.
If you would like to have your organization represented at one of our job fair please contact us at (508) 531-1328.
Students may set-up an appointment, attend a workshop, or utilize our on-line resources for information regarding resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies, and other career related topics.
CareerLink@BSU mentor component provides an alumni career advisory network designed to assist current students and other alumni in their career planning. If you are a BSU alum, you have the wonderful opportunity to help current students and other alumni gather important career information.
To volunteer as a BSU CareerLink Mentor or to participate in any of our events, please contact us at (508) 531-1328.
Click here for Alumni Mentor Web page
Be sure to visit the BSU parent page to receive the latest information and resources to stay connected to your son or daughter here at Bridgewater.
Click for BSU Parent Webpage
- Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning: Helping Your College Student Succeed, Marcia B. Harris, Sharon Jones
Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation, Neil Howe, William Strauss; Vintage Books
Hand-Me-Down Dreams: How Families Influence Our Career Paths and How We Can Reclaim Them, Mary H. Jacobsen, Sarah Silbert (Editor); Three Rivers Press
Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds, Richard J. Light;
Press Harvard University
Last Modified: July 2, 2012