FRESHMEN: Explore your space!

  • Make new friends! Joining a Student Club is a great way to do this
  • Learn what Baruch College has to offer! Check out the Athletics and Recreation Center, the Performing Arts Center, the Student Life Office, SACC (tutoring), and the Newman Library
  • Familiarize yourself with the Baruch website for information and listing of events
  • Check out the SCDC website for helpful info on majors, jobs, internships and workshops
  • Join STARR Search so you can browse and apply to part-time jobs and internships
  • Consider summer volunteer work or internships to expand your horizons and your resume
  • Visit the Starr Career Development Center (SCDC) to learn about how we can help you
SOPHOMORES: Chart your course!

  • Attend a Career Discovery workshop or make an appointment for individual career counseling to explore your interests to determine your major & career
  • Learn how to write a great resume at a resume-writing workshop and/or have your resume reviewed by a SCDC staff member
  • Prepare yourself for Job and Internship Fairs by attending interviewing and job searching related workshops. Start searching for summer internships in late fall
  • Gain experience through internships & part-time jobs. Go to the Internship Fair
  • Speak to professors, academic advisors, and/or career counselors to get more detailed information before you declare your major
JUNIORS: Implement your plan!
  • Get leadership experience by becoming a student club officer
  • Study Abroad to gain valuable international experience
  • Apply to the Financial Leadership Program or Global Student Certificate Program
  • Attend Interviewing and Job Search workshops
  • Schedule a Mock Interview to finesse your skills
  • Attend the Internship Fair, Diversity Fair, and Career Days
  • Seek part-time work & internships related to your major/career
  • Find a summer internship between your JR. & SR. years to give you a head start toward obtaining full-time employment after graduation
  • See a counselor in the SCDC for further assistance
SENIORS: Launch Your Career!
  • Participate in On-Campus-Recruiting (OCR), where companies come to Baruch to interview seniors for jobs after graduation
  • Attend the mandatory OCR workshop prior to your SR. year
  • Participate in a Mock Interview to finesse your skills
  • Attend Career Days in the fall and spring semesters
  • Learn more about specific companies at Corporate Presentations and Information Sessions
  • Identify interesting positions and companies in your field
  • Visit company websites before you interview with them
  • Be knowledgeable about the economy and current events
  • Research Graduate School Programs and begin the application process by the fall semester of your SR. year
STARR Career Development Center Baruch College
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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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.
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.
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 for alumni event and opportunity updates.
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.
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.
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.
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 - Getting STARRted
To guide you in your career plans while you are a student at Baruch, the SCDC has developed a plan for your college career, which can be visualized as a progressively growing star. As you go through each stage, specific activities are identified as appropriate for your progress in college.

Move the mouse over the appropriate section above to learn what tasks are suitable for you.

The Baruch College STARR Track: Your Path to Career Success is a process that begins in childhood and continues throughout life. You may change your job and your career several times as your needs and interests evolve. Recent projections suggest that an individual may change jobs 10 or more times and have as many as 6 or 7 different careers throughout their working lives. While you are in college, you are acquiring the skills and experiences that will form an important part of the foundation for your future career(s).
Making an Appointment
Please use your Starr Search account to submit appointment requests as well as re-schedule or cancel existing appointment requests.

Students are asked to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before their first appointment to complete a brief data sheet.