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 - Join a Special Program
Baruch College offers a number of special career-related programs which supplement course work to enhance students┬┤ professional development. Programs range from mentoring to expanding knowledge in finance and the global economy.

Below is a list of the Programs currently offered on campus.

Baruch College Financial Leadership Program
The mission of the Baruch College Financial Leadership Program Program (FLP) is to increase the recruitment of divers eand talented Baruch students into top financial analyst programs across all industries worldwide. By providing intensive technical and career training to a select group of Baruch's top-performing juniors, FLP cultivates successful finance professionals who are committed to giving back to their communities.

Max Berger Pre-Law Program
The Max Berger Pre-law Program supports students of all majors who are considering a future career in the legal profession. The program is multifaceted and includes individualized pre-law advising, workshops and other programs and resources geared towards helping students acquire practical information about law school, legal careers, course selection, law related internships and guiding them through the law school application process. Schedule an appointment for advisement within the STARR Career Development Center.

Join the Baruch College Pre-Law Facebook Page.

The Rising Starr Sophomore Program
The Rising Starr Sophomore Program was recognized with the Alva C. Cooper Award in 2013. The program was created to encourage students from all majors and interests to gain a head start in their career development while also meeting the increasing demands in the marketplace to identify and develop early leaders.

Sophomores will "Discover and Connect" with the Starr Career Development Center for one full academic year by participating in a portfolio-building program. While the first year in college is focused on transitioning into college, sophomores can use their second year by maximizing their resources on campus. Sophomores will be given options for activities and/or events to fulfill different curriculum areas which allow students to customize the program to suit their individual interests and needs.

The program will help students explore major and career interests and prepare them for work and leadership roles by providing a set of interdisciplinary, structured on and off campus learning experiences culminating in the award of a certificate. Student will also be considered for opportunities in their fields of interest having been identified as early leaders.

Rising Starr Sophomore Program participants in the past have landed internships at places such as: Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Basel Asset Management, PrivCo, SBLI, Apple Store, American Cancer Society, Tractenberg, Ogilvy & Mather, Verizon Finance Leadership Program, Tax Care, UpSpring PR, Bryant Park Capital, Museum of Chinese in America, District Attorney's Office, Levine & Schmutter, and Duane Morris LLP.

Participants have also landed club leadership positions and further moved on to other leadership programs such as: New York Needs You, SEO, Americorps, FWA Mentoring, InRoads, Financial Leadership Program, Executive Student Partnership/Executives On Campus, and study abroad programs.

Starting in Fall 2013, there will also be an "Accounting Track" within the Rising Starr Sophomore Program, called Passport to Partnership, specifically geared to students interested in exploring the field of accounting. In addition to the curriculum for all majors, those opting into the Passport to Partnership will have access to accounting-related activities.

This program is a highly competitive program and only those who meet the program requirements will be considered. All majors are eligible with a minimum 3.0 GPA, planning to graduate in 2017 and enrolled fulltime or part-time at Baruch College. This program is only open to 1st degree undergraduate students. The undergraduate student application is available here.

Download program brochure.

Peers for Careers
Peers are chosen from a select group of established Student Leaders. They work with their fellow students during all stages of the career development process, helping them utilize the resources of the Starr Career Development Center (SCDC). They help students with choosing a major, and in learning about part-time and full-time jobs and internships. They can co-lead workshops, make classroom presentations, and assist with Career Day and the Internship Fair. One of the primary tasks of a Peer is to conduct resume reviews and mock employment interviews, which enables Baruch students to look their best when interacting with prospective employers.

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. Please review the group Rules, contained in this LinkedIn group. By joining this group, you agree to abide by the group Rules.

Executives On Campus
"Executives on Campus" (EOC) is a department at Baruch College that provides undergraduate and graduate students of all three Baruch Schools (the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public Affairs) with Mentors who help with networking, interviewing and other essential soft skills to make Baruch students competitive in today's job market. EOC is also a community and network of Mentors, Mentees and Mentee alumni. EOC is unique to Baruch; no organization such as this exists in other colleges. Click here for more information and to apply to the Executives on Campus (EOC) Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program.

Global Student Certificate Program
The Global Student Certificate (GSC) program is an interdisciplinary, co-curricular undergraduate certificate program designed to train a new generation of business leaders. It is necessary for college graduates to be internationally competent in today's global economy. The GSC program exposes Baruch students to the distinct resources available only in New York City as well as training in intercultural, communication and leadership skills. The program offers participants a unique opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge in the nation's most diverse college setting. For eight years, Baruch has topped the list of the most ethnically diverse institutions of higher education in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, "America's Top Colleges 2007"). This structured program is a systematic response to Baruch's diversity designed to create a platform for student learning and sharing.

Financial Women's Association Baruch College Mentoring Program
The Financial Women's Association of New York (FWA), is a not-for-profit professional organization. Established in 1956, it has a membership of more than 1,000 women and men professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. To fulfill that part of its mission, which is "to encourage women to seek career opportunities in finance and business", the FWA has a long tradition of dedication and excellence in mentoring students of different ages. For further information, please contact Alyce Mayo.