You can make an appointment, come in during scheduled walk-in hours or attend resume rush to have your resume reviewed.

Bring a paper copy of your resume draft and it will be reviewed by a staff member.
Prior to the interview, you should stop by the office to obtain our packet on interviewing. You should then practice, practice, practice.

To obtain a mock interview by a staff member at the SCDC make an appointment.

When you come for your appointment:
  • Wear appropriate business attire
  • Bring a copy of your resume
  • Bring a flash drive so that you can take your videotaped interview with you to review
Oftentimes, students say they have taken "the test" at the Starr Career Development Center to assist in planning their major selection and/or career path.

We offer a variety of assessment tools for values, skills, accomplishments, personality style, interests as well as other areas important to career development.

Two of the most popular career assessments used at the SCDC are: the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

After meeting with a career counselor, you may be encouraged to take one or more of these assessments to assist you in gathering the information needed to make your career or major decisions.
The Starr Career Development Center offers career counseling for both current students and alumni.

Career counseling consists of weekly meetings with a counselor from the SCDC to assist with:
  • Major selection
  • Job and internship search
  • Career exploration
  • Decision-making
  • Other issues that may affect your career process
Focus-2 is a self-directed online career and education planning system. Students can take inventories aimed at assessing their interests, personality, skills and values and see how they converge and relate to possible majors and careers.
In the Starr Career Development Center staff, there are advisors who are specialized in graduate school and developing an ad hoc major. By contacting the SCDC and specifying your interests in these areas, you can make an appointment with one of these specialized advisors.
There are a variety of mentoring and networking programs and events that are sponsored by the SCDC. We encourage you to take full advantage of this rich set of opportunities as having mentors and a strong network are crucial to the job search and career development processes.
We offer a extensive set of workshops each semester on a wide range of topics such as:
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Interviewing
  • Dining etiquette
  • Job search
  • Salary negotiation.
You should check STARR Search for the dates and times of these workshops. Also, it is important to RSVP as many of these events fill up quickly.
The Starr Career Development Center holds a number of career fairs throughout the academic year.

Hundreds of employers take part in these fairs every year. These career fairs provide students the opportunity to interact with recruiters from a variety of fields. It always important to have your resume reviewed prior to the fair during resume rush or before by the SCDC.

On the day of the career fair:
  • Dress for success (i.e., business attire)
  • Be prepared to speak about your accomplishments
  • Bring numerous copies of your reviewed resume so that you can put your best foot forward in your interaction with the recruiter
On-campus recruitment, also known as OCR, is a program for seniors where recruiters from various companies including the Big 4, RSM McGladrey, Grant Thornton, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, NY Life and many others come to select talent from Baruch College for employment. In order to be eligible for OCR, you must attend the Mandatory OCR Workshop. For a list of these workshops, check out Starr Search.
Check out the sspecial programs in the SCDC including the Peers for Careers, Financial Leadership Program, the Max Berger Pre-Law Program. We also co-sponsor many events with clubs on campus so keep an eye out for those events.
F-1 international students are permitted to apply for a paid internship through a program called Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

  • For CPT, you MUST register for an internship course at Baruch (contact the academic department chairperson to inquire about eligibility and registration for internship courses)
  • You will receive college credit(s) for the internship course and can be paid by the company. Please note that you must be in F-1 status for specified minimum length of time to be eligible for CPT
  • Be sure to visit the International Student Service Center IN ADVANCE to find out the steps you MUST follow to qualify for CPT! Be aware that there are deadline dates for each semester to apply for CPT
For more information, visit the International Student Service Center.
The CUNY Office of Veterans Affairs is dedicated to fostering a sense of community and to developing a channel of communication among veteran and reservist students, and with faculty, staff and administration.

For guidance on how to translate your military skills on to your resume, please view the following packet.

Additional veteran resources are available here.
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.
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At the Starr Career Development Center (SCDC), we provide current students and alumni with comprehensive career services such as:
STARR Search
One of the first things you should do to participate in our services is log into Starr Search.

Starr Search is a great tool for learning about:
  • Workshops
  • Corporate Presentations
  • Information sessions
  • Career Fairs
  • Internships
  • Jobs
  • OCR opportunities
  • Mentoring
First, we suggest that you complete your profile in order to activate your account.

Watch the Starr Search tutorial for information on how to quickly get started.

Starr Search allows you to apply online to particular positions. You can also register for events and obtain a mentor.

It is an excellent system for many of your career needs and we encourage you to utilize it regularly while a student at Baruch College and even after you graduate as an alumnus/a.

For more information on STARR Search please refer to the STARR Search FAQs menu on your right.

We also encourage you to take advantage of the following additional resources:
  • USAJobs: the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information