STARR Career Development Center Baruch College
Welcome
The mission of the Starr Career Development Center is to provide comprehensive career services to Baruch College undergraduate students. We encourage students to come to the Center from the time they are freshmen through senior year graduation and for selected career services as alumni. The staff of the SCDC is dedicated to assisting students in all aspects of their career development as they make decisions about majors, apply to graduate and law school, prepare for internships and jobs, and develop the soft skills necessary to become successful in their chosen future careers.

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Students
The staff of the Starr Career Development Center works with students to help them develop the career competencies which will help them to achieve their career goals. Students are encouraged to maintain an updated profile in STARRSearch and are invited to use our services from the time they enter as Freshmen through Senior year graduation and to return as alumni. The Center works hard to generate multiple opportunities for interaction between students and employers both in person and online. Check out how to Get Starrted, (the Four Year Plan for your career), special programs you can join, descriptions of Baruch majors, resume models, interviewing tips and techniques, and the wealth of other information found on the pages of our website.
Employers
The Starr Career Development Center partners with employers in order to connect them to Baruch College undergraduate students. Employers are invited to campus to provide information, mentoring, and employment opportunities to our highly motivated, and academically qualified students. Baruch students are tireless success-seekers and employers are impressed by their technical skills and drive and return year after year to access this highly qualified group of candidates. Many have significant work experience by the time they graduate and a large number work their way through college.

If you would like to post a job at Baruch College go to Starr Search, our online career services system.
Alumni
The Starr Career Development Center (SCDC) partners with alumni in a number of ways. We encourage alumni to maintain connection to their alma mater, to return for services and resources, and to contribute to the professional development of current students. The SCDC hosts numerous alumni career events throughout the year and provides one-on-one career advisement upon request. Join our alumni list-serve (email Jennifer.Rodgers@baruch.cuny.edu) for alumni event and opportunity updates.
Faculty
The Starr Career Development Center recognizes the importance of forging partnerships with Baruch faculty to support our students' academic and career development. We have developed various initiatives such as the Starr Sub Program and Invited Presentations to encourage faculty members to utilize our expertise, in order to deepen students' knowledge of their career options and awareness of our career services. The Starr Career Development Center believes a strong connection with our Baruch faculty members will benefit our students in their long term career success. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or wish to explore ways to collaborate.
Parents
College is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the lives of both students and parents. Students must adjust to the academic and social demands of college and parents must accept the growing independence of their young adult offspring.

Career development in college begins with establishing good study habits, building relationships with fellow students, and faculty, and identifying and using important college resources like the Starr Career Development Center. Parents should encourage students to visit the Center and to start using STARRSearch, our online career management system. Check out STARR Track on our website at for more information about career development during the college years.
Financial Leadership Program
The Financial Leadership Program (FLP) is the Starr Career Development Center's training initiative focused on preparing students for careers in the financial services industry and other top financial analyst programs. To achieve the program's mission, the Center provides intensive technical and career training to a select group of Baruch's top-performing students. The FLP admits 20-30 juniors each year, handpicked according to their aptitude and interest. FLP members typically have an average GPA of 3.7 (the minimum requirement is 3.5), demonstrated leadership in internship and extracurricular activities.
Pre-Law
The Max Berger Pre-law Program offers numerous opportunities to students of all majors interested in preparing for or simply exploring the possibility of a future career in the legal profession. Highlights of the program include individualized pre-law advisement, networking and mentoring, internship opportunities, writing workshops, LSAT Preparation, law school application assistance and experiential learning experiences such as mock trial and moot court. In addition, high achieving students are encouraged to apply to participate in the Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program, a comprehensive law school preparatory program geared towards training Baruch College students to gain admission to the nation's top law schools.
Peers for Careers
The Peers for Careers Program is a highly selective leadership program that trains students to provide peer career advisement on resumes, cover letters, business correspondence, mock interviewing and more. Upon successfully completing rigorous training, Peers offer resume/cover letter review appointments, walk-in sessions, video mock interviews, and orientations to the SCDC to students using the services for the first time. Peers also facilitate workshops, co-sponsor programs, spearhead our traveling "Starr Mobile" information cart, and write weekly Career Corner articles in the Ticker. Check out the Peer website for more information, resources, career corner articles and peer video tips.
Media
The Media section of SCDC contains both videos and tutorials that are meant to give you a snapshot on career topics. The videos are tips and suggestions from fellow Baruch students on topics from attending career fairs to tying a tie. The tutorials are quick hands-on guides that you can follow along with to learn about a variety of useful resources at your fingertips. We encourage you to view them all at least once and to refer back to them in a pinch.
About Us
The Starr Career Development Center is the primary provider of career services to Baruch College undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to come to the Center from the time they are freshmen through senior year graduation and for selected career services as alumni. The staff of the SCDC is dedicated to assisting students in all aspects of their career development as they make decisions about majors, apply to graduate and law school, prepare for internships and jobs, and develop the soft skills necessary to become successful in their chosen future careers.
Alumni - Home
Welcome, alumni, to the STARR Career Development Center. The SCDC partners with alumni in a variety of ways, described below.

Due to a significant increase in programming and student needs, the Starr Career Development Center will be suspending its scheduled individual Alumni Career Counseling Appointments as well as our Alumni Walk-in Hours as of Monday, March 10th. THIS CHANGE ONLY APPLIES TO ALUMNI WHO GRADUATED 6+ MONTHS AGO.

We understand that our alumni have career support needs and encourage you to utilize the following resources:
  • The Starr Career Development Center's alumni career seminars (see below for the spring 2014 schedule)
  • The Starr Career Development Center's Job Search Strategy workshop for alumni
  • STARRsearch, Starr Career Development Center's jobs database – alumni have a free account for life. Call us (646.312.4670) if you do not have access or an account.
  • The free career workshops offered through the Science, Industry and Business Library
  • Free Job$mart workshops offered through Baruch College's office of Executives on Campus
  • Attend/participate in events posted through the Starr Career Development Center's weekly alumni email (contact Jennifer.Rodgers@baruch.cuny.edu to join the email distribution)
A comprehensive list of alumni seminars is available here, in PDF format.

Career Transitions
If you are experiencing a career transition, we provide you with career support for a nominal fee including walk-in and one-one scheduled appointments, seminars, assessments (i.e., career testing), the Starr Search career management system to guide you through the process. Alumni should also maintain their connection to Baruch by participating in the activities of the Baruch College Alumni Relations Office and the Baruch College Alumni Association.

Baruch College has arranged for alumni to have a free lifetime membership in The Five O'Clock Club, the national organization that helps people grow their careers or find new jobs.

Mentoring
Baruch College offers two mentoring opportunities for our alumni to give back to their alma mater and help the next generation of Baruch students succeed:

Online Mentor Program - This is a web-based mentoring program which is administered through the Starr Career Development Center's online management program, Starr Search, as well as our LinkedIn group. Through email and/or phone contact, alumni can offer valuable guidance to current Baruch students on a variety of career-related topics including resume writing, networking and interviewing.

Executive Student Partnership Program - This Program is a partnership between the Starr Career Development Center and Executives On Campus, where an executive (i.e., an alumnus/a) is paired up with a student with the purpose of creating a significant mentoring relationship throughout the academic year. Students must apply for the Program. The Executives On Campus Program assists students in their job search by providing mentors to offer guidance and support and to serve as role models.

If you do not have a Starr Search mentor username, please contact us at 646-312-4670 for further information on how to obtain one.

Online Mentoring
Online mentors are Baruch alumni and other professionals who have chosen to "give back" to Baruch by helping students with their professional development. Mentors volunteer their time to answer your career-related questions and to share their experiences with you. Depending on the mentor's preference and availability, s/he may support your professional development by conducting a resume review, a tour of their workplace, providing industry/career tips and advice, and more. The online mentor program is not an internship/job referral service. You can find Online Mentors in the "Networking" section of STARRsearch and through the Starr Career Development Center Online Mentor LinkedIn group. To join the LinkedIn Online Mentor group, please read and complete the following agreement and email to address in the document.

Recruiting
Should your firm have recruiting/staffing needs, the STARR Career Development Center is happy to help you identify Baruch talent through Starr Search.

Alumni Fee Schedule
Individual Counseling: $10.00

Alumni Career Seminars: $10.00

Vocational Testing: $60.00