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 - STARR Search FAQs
Starr Search Tutorial
This tutorial covers the most important aspects of Starr Search to get you started on your job search.


What is STARR Search?

STARR Search is a system that allows students to:

  • Search and apply for jobs and internships
  • View and RSVP for career fairs, workshops and corporate events
  • Register for OCR (On-Campus Recruiting) events and schedule interviews
  • Find a mentor

Where do I log in?

Please visit http://baruch-csm.symplicity.com/students to log in.

Who has access to STARR Search?

All undergraduate students, alumni and Weissman School of Arts and Sciences graduate students. Accounts are automatically created at the beginning of each semester, and the information is emailed to each student's Baruch email address.

How do I know my username/password?

Your user name is the email registered in the account (all of it). Your password reset link is initially emailed to your Baruch email address at the beginning of the semester. All accounts are originally created using your Baruch email address in the following format: FirstName.LastName@baruchmail.cuny.edu.

I am supposed to have an account but my user name doesn't seem to exist.

If you have tried a correct user name, as described above, your information might have become available after the accounts were created. Please contact us and request an account.

Are STARR Search and eRecruiting the same?

No, they are completely different systems. eRecruiting is not being used anymore by the STARR Career Development Center.

What is my Starr Search user name?

Your user name is the email address registered in the account. If you have not changed it, since your account was created, it is in the following format: FirstName.LastName@baruchmail.cuny.edu

Can I change my user name?

Yes. If you change the email address registered in the account then your user name will change as well.

Can I use any email address I want or does it have to be a Baruch one?

We advise all students to use an email address they check often. All STARR Search correspondence is done through email and you might miss valuable opportunities if you are unreachable.

When I try to log in I get an error message saying that the user name does not exist.

Please make sure that the user name is in the correct format, as described above.

My Baruch email address has changed and I can't log in anymore.

The email address registered in your account is not tied to any changes implemented by Baruch or any other email providers. You have to manually update the address. Use the old address to log in, until you have updated it. If you do not have access to your email account anymore you will have to contact us and request the change.

I had an eRecruiting account and my user name doesn't work anymore.

Only active eRecruiting accounts were transferred to STARR Search. If your old user name doesn't work anymore you will have to contact us and request a new account.

What is my password?

Your password is automatically generated. A passowrd reset link is sent to your Baruch email account when your STARR Search account is initially created.

I forgot my password. What do I do?

Open the login page (http://baruch-csm.symplicity.com/students) and click the "Forgot Password" tab. Follow the instructions to recover your password.

I reset my password and I still haven't received the password reset email.

Please allow up to 24 hours to receive the password reset email. Also, make sure emails from the system are not being blocked by your provider as junk mail. If you are still unable to retrieve your password please contact us and request a new password.

After I log in, where do I change my password?

Your password can be found under Profile->Password/Preferences.

I cannot apply for a job.

Some jobs are filtered by specific criteria. If you are not able to apply for a job, please check the sections on the right side of the screen for reasons why you do not qualify.

I fit all the criteria of the job description and I still can't apply.

If you fit all the criteria, but are still getting errors, please contact us as this might be an error in the job posting.

If I click on "Jobs & Internships" it takes me to my profile.

You cannot apply for jobs/internships until you have filled out your profile. Please try again after your profile is complete.

I cannot apply for a job because "Applicant Type" is not set.

Every student is required to attend one of our OCR workshops before being allowed to apply for OCR jobs. "Applicant Type not set" means there is no record of you having attended the required workshop. Please check the calendar or call for a schedule of OCR workshops.

I have yet to hear back from a job that I have applied for.

Depending on the employer, only qualified candidates will be contacted. If it is an OCR job, you will see an alert on your home page (after you log in) to schedule an interview.

My resume does not look the same after I upload it.

Documents are automatically converted to PDF when they are uploaded. Some formatting elements might be lost in the conversion. You can try converting the document to PDF on your own computer and then uploading the PDF version directly.

A job requires me to upload an unrelated document. Where do I do that?

You can upload a variety of document types: resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, writing sample and other documents. If you are trying to upload an unrelated document select "Other Documents" as document type.

I cannot find the additional documents requested by the employer.

Please check the document library for additional employer documents. It is accessed by clicking "Documents" and then "Document Library". If the document is not available here, check the job description for links and additional information