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.
Students - Obtain an Internship
"An internship is a short-term, pre-professional, practical work experience that relates to your chosen profession or major."

Why do an internship?
Internships are a key way of building relevant work experience. They can build your resume, add needed skills, expose you to the professional workplace, help build your network, help you find positive references, and lead to a full-time job. They also can help you choose your major or career.

77% of the 211 employers surveyed by the National Association of Colleges & Employers hire interns, and many firms hire up to 40% of their full-time hires from their former interns.

All students interested in making an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, must first take an Internship Seminar Workshop.

  • Paid
    • An internship that allows you to combine classroom learning with hands-on practice prior to graduation while you receive compensation in return for the work you do. You can view and apply to these types of positions on STARR Search.
  • Unpaid
    • An internship that allows you to combine classroom learning with hands-on practice prior to graduation and for which you receive no compensation but you gain work experience and opportunities to network. Many of these internships offer a stipend or academic credit. Meet with the Internship Coordinator to learn more about these opportunities. You can view and apply to these types of positions on STARR Search.
  • OCR
    • Companies come to Baruch College to interview students for summer internships through the On Campus Recruiting program (OCR). OCR is managed by our online recruiting software program, STARR Search. All resume submissions and interview sign-ups are completed online.
  • Zero Credit
    • Students who meet specific criteria can land paid or unpaid internships whereby you will take an internship class while interning. Upon completion of your internship, you will receive a transcript notation.

      Please click the following link for a complete Zero Credit Internship Guide.

      If a student feels that they meet the internship course criteria, please complete the Zero-Credit Internship Application form and submit it to the Internship Coordinator in the STARR Career Development Center.

  • Credit
    • Paid or unpaid internships whereby you will take an internship class while interning. Upon completion of your internship, you will receive college credit.

      Please click the following link for a complete Internship for Credit Guide

When should I start looking?
It's harder (but not impossible) to find internships as a freshman; so if you have trouble finding one, consider volunteering or doing a part-time job that helps build your skills and resume. By sophomore year, it's good to start looking. Keep in mind that some companies require students to get college credit for internships and a prerequisite for business students to get credit is to be admitted to Zicklin.

The largest companies in the finance & accounting industries recruit as follows:
  • Freshman and sophomore year they offer leadership experiences (typically 3-day programs).
  • The summer before the student's graduation, the companies offer a paid internship (summer analyst) program. Recruitment for the summer program takes place the previous January.
  • At the end of the summer, students MAY receive full time job offers (students start working full-time after graduation)
  • Firms also recruit candidates for full-time jobs in October and November of the student's senior year.
Other industries don´t always have such formal timelines, so it´s best to seek an internship 2-3 months before you want to start working.

Preparation for an Internship
In order to find the right fit for your career interests and goals, you should determine your internship target and know where to search for internship opportunities. Prior to beginning the search, you should also have prepared a resume and have practiced your interviewing skills. During the interview process, it will be crucial to understand correspondence etiquette and how to handle internship offers. Once you are working at the internship, you should be aware of how to succeed at your internship, troubleshoot and end the internship.

Please click the following link for a Internship Success Guide.


View this tutorial if you plan to participate in Internship On-Campus Recruiting during this academic year. Completion of this tutorial is required to participate in this program. Keep in mind that it will take 72 hours to activate your Internship OCR eligibility in Starr Search so plan accordingly.

In order to have your results processed, you must complete your profile in STARR Search.

This tutorial does NOT replace the OCR workshop for jobs. This tutorial is for students interested in OCR INTERNSHIPS ONLY and should only be taken by current students.

International Students and Internships
F-1 international students are permitted to apply for a paid internship through a program called Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

For more extensive information visit the International Student Service Center and access this helpful tutorial.

For more information, visit the International Student Service Center.