Getting Starrted
A set of activities to help guide your college career throughout your studies at Baruch

Your College Career

To guide you in your career plans while you are a student at Baruch, the SCDC has developed a plan for your college career. As you go through each stage, specific activities are identified as appropriate for your progress in college.

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).

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
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