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.
Parents - Home
The Transition from High School to College
  • Freshmen are in transition and may feel both excited and anxious at the same time.
  • They may be experiencing academic, social, and emotional concerns. All of these concerns are part of normal development and have an impact on their college career development.
  • Learning to manage the new social, and academic demands of college contributes to growing personal maturity and the foundation of a student's college career development.
Providing Support For Your College Student: Less and More
  • Freshmen need less pressure to make a decision about a major and career. This is the time for expansion and exploration.
  • They need more room to grow and to experience greater independence.
  • If your college student has a job, encourage your freshman student to work no more than 10-20 hours per week.
  • They will need to spend at least two hours doing homework for every hour spent in class.
If your child has 4 classes and each class meets for 3 hours per week equaling 12 hours of classes per week, then he or she should be studying at least 24 hours a week outside of class to succeed in those classes.

What type of growth should you see from the college experience?
Academic Success
  • Ability to think analytically
  • Communicate effectively
  • Earn good grades and gain technical proficiency in their major
Social Skill Development
  • Leadership Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to Network
Professionalism and Emotional Maturity
  • Become More Independent
  • Learn How to Make Good Decisions
  • Gain Self Confidence
  • Learn to Manage Emotions
Career Development
The Starr Track gives you a sense of the career development activities your student should be engaged in based on his or her year in college.

The Starr Career Development Center (SCDC)
  • The Primary Provider of Career Services to Baruch College Undergraduates.
  • Prepares students from the time they enter as Freshmen through senior year graduation.
Some SCDC statistics, yearly we see about:
  • 4000 Career Counseling Appointments
  • 2000 Individual Resume Reviews
  • 350 Mock Interviews
  • 400 Workshops and Events attended by almost 8000 students
Career Preparation Services
  • Career/Major Decision Making
  • Vocational Testing
  • Resume Reviews
  • Job Search Techniques
  • On and Off Campus Recruiting
Job Search
  • We use on Starr Search, an online career management system, which contains a job and internship search database, events calendar and RSVP, storage for resumes and cover letters and much more.
For more information on careers also visit JobChoicesOnline.

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