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.
PRE-LAW - Programs and Activities

The Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program
The Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program is an intensive law school preparatory program geared towards assisting and propelling high potential Baruch College students to gain admission to the nation's top law schools. Max Berger Pre-law Fellows are chosen from Baruch College freshmen, sophomores and juniors who demonstrate a high level of academic promise and desire to pursue a career in the legal profession.

Critical components of the program
  • Active engagement in the exploration of law school and the legal field-including visits to the New York Courts, law schools and law firms and participation in various law related panels
  • Guidance in creating a competitive candidate profile for successful law school admission - including individualized pre-law advising and student-attorney mentor matching
  • Cultivation and refinement of academic and professional skills that will lead to continued undergraduate and graduate school success-including intensive writing, time management, negotiation, mock trial, effective note taking, study skills and Lexis/Nexis research workshops
The Fellows program begins in the fall of the student's sophomore, junior or senior year and continues through their senior year. Upon acceptance to the program, students agree to meet the program guidelines and requirements (as the student's schedule permits) which include, but are not limited to:
  • Participation in the Summer and Winter Institutes
  • Meetings with an attorney mentor through Baruch's Pre Law Mentorship Program
  • Attendance at weekly Pre Law Society meetings during the academic semesters on Thursdays, 12-2:30pm, NVC 8-150
Eligibility
  • Freshmen, sophomores and juniors currently enrolled at Baruch College
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.5 (applicants that do not meet the GPA criteria are still encouraged to apply)
  • Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in clubs and organizations, leadership positions, volunteer work and community service.
Applying to the Program
Complete and submit the application form.

For more information about the Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program, please contact Tina Coco, Pre-law Advisor via e-mail or call 646.312.4693.

DEADLINE APRIL 28, 2014


Max Berger Pre-law Program Summer Institute
This five-day program, will be held in early June 2014 and is geared towards preparing Baruch College students and alumni for the law school application cycle, the world of law school and beyond. Students and alumni will hone their writing skills through intensive writing workshops focused on assisting them with developing their personal statement and other law school application essays and addenda, gain exposure to lexis/nexis and legal research and writing, get tips on financing a law school education and engage in mock trial, test taking stress management and note-taking skills exercises. This program is free of charge.

Eligibility
  • Students currently enrolled at Baruch College and Baruch alumni
Applying to the Program
Complete and submit the application form.

For more information about the Max Berger Pre-law Program Summer Institute for Juniors and Seniors, please contact Tina Coco, Pre-law Advisor via e-mail or call 646.312.4693.

DEADLINE MAY 1, 2014


Max Berger Pre-law Unpaid Internship Stipend Fellowship Program
The Max Berger Pre Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Fellowship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who complete an unpaid legal internship with a public sector (i.e. government or non-profit) legal employer during the summer, while encouraging them to develop their professional and educational goals through programs offered by the Max Berger Pre Law Program at Baruch College.

A legal internship provides valuable experience and is an important stepping stone to allowing an undergraduate student decide whether pursuing a graduate level legal education is the right choice for them. However, internships are often unpaid, which can be a significant hurdle for students who already are stretched financially. The Max Berger Pre Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Fellowship Program generously offers a $2,000 stipend to help students overcome the financial hurdle of an unpaid legal internship.

The Max Berger Pre Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Fellowship Program focuses on the legal careers, and the program supports students who want to pursue a legal internship in an effort to make smart career and educational choices.

Benefits of the Program
  • $2,000 stipend for working in an unpaid legal internship in the government or public sector for a minimum of 20 hours a week for a total of at least 10 weeks during the summer of 2014.
  • An opportunity to gain legal experience at the college level
Eligibility
  • Open to undergraduates of any major with a preferred minimum 2.8 GPA and who have completed at least one full semester at Baruch College
  • Student has secured an unpaid internship with a public sector legal employer (i.e. non-profit or gov't employer) on his/her own
  • The unpaid internship is for a minimum of 20 or more hours per week, for a total of 10 weeks during the summer of 2014
  • Students receiving stipends from internship employers will be considered and are encouraged to apply
  • The selection process is competitive
Program Elements
  • The program runs during the summer only, from June – August 2014
  • Student works for a minimum of 20 hours a week for a total of at least 10 weeks during the summer of 2014
  • Student receives a $2,000 stipend that is paid out in one installment at the end of the internship
  • The payment of $2,000 is paid upon receipt of a 1-2 page summary of his/her internship experience from the student, which is submitted by August 30, 2014 via e-mail to Tina Coco at the end of the internship.
  • Student will be required to attend an individual or group meeting with Tina Coco, Pre Law Advisor, at the end of the internship to debrief about the experience
Applying to the Program
Tina G. Coco, Esq.
Pre-law Advisor
STARR Career Development Center
Baruch College
Box B2-150 NVC

For more information about the program, please contact Tina Coco, Pre-law Advisor via e-mail or call 646.312.4693.

DEADLINE MAY 1, 2014