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Career Services and Advising Center

FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Career Services and Advising Center will be available remotely, Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm for the Fall 2020 semester.  To make an appointment with a member of our team please contact us by phone 978-665-3151 or via email at careercenter@fitchburgstate.edu. Additionally, the center will offer virtual drop-in hours Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1pm - 3pm and Tuesday/Thursday 10am - 12pm. No appointment is required. To connect with an advisor simply use the following link and send a message during the above times: https://bit.ly/Drop-InChat. If you should require immediate assistance please contact Diane Maynard at 978-665-3151.

Student at the advising center

The Career Services and Advising Center seeks to be a "one stop shop" for all your academic challenges. Find answers to your academic questions or get help navigating academic policies and procedures.

Our office helps you set goals, stay organized, review your four year plan of study, as well as refer you to other campus support services in order to ensure your continued success.

Remember, you're not in this alone and we're here to help.

Common Services

If you're interested in any of the listed services, or have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Career Services and Advising Center

  • Career & Academic Advising: Individual one-on-one career and academic advising is available to all current students and recent graduates whether you're looking to declare a major or do some career exploration.
  • Graduate School Advising: Are you considering graduate school as a next step? Our Academic and Career Advisors can support you through the graduate school application process. Whether you are just starting to look at schools or are further along in the process, we can provide additional support and resources.
  • Mock Interviews: Looking to practice and evaluate your interview skills? Mock interviews provide a great opportunity to practice your interview skills before the big day. 
  • Interview Rooms: We can provide you with a quiet and interview friendly space for your next phone or conference call interview.
  • Career Assessment: Do you have questions about life after college, or what fields students in your major pursue?  Uncertain if you are pursuing a career that fits your interests and needs? Let us help you answer these questions. 
  • Workshops and Events: We offer a variety of workshops each month.
  • Alumni Job Shadowing Program: Shadowing is a great opportunity to learn about different jobs and industries while also networking. Information about this opportunity will be emailed to students. 

Hours of Operation and Contact

The Office of Career Services and Advising will provide assistance to all constituents remotely, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Fall 2020 semester. To make an appointment with a member of our team please contact us by phone 978-665-3151 or via email at careercenter@fitchburgstate.edu.

If you should require immediate assistance please contact Diane Maynard at 978-665-3151.

Follow us on Instagram @FSU_CareerandAdvising for more information on programs, opportunities and services.

Virtual Drop-In Hours (No Appointment Required)

Don’t have an appointment but wish to speak with an advisor? To connect with an advisor simply use the following link and send a message during the virtual drop-in times listed below: https://bit.ly/Drop-InChat.

Please note: dates/time are during the academic year only (September-May)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Upcoming Workshops, Programs, and Events

Programs

THE CAREER FAIR HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL - MORE INFORMATION
   WILL BE FORTHCOMING!

  • Career & Internship Fair: Monday, March 30, 2020 1:00-4:00pm (Recreation Center)

Workshops

FOR THE TIME BEING, ALL WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED - WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Services & Advising Center Staff

Melisa Alves
Director
Hammond 318A
978.665.3150
malves8@fitchburgstate.edu

Diane Maynard
Administrative Assistant
Hammond 318
978.665.3151
dmaynard@fitchburgstate.edu

Lindsay Carpenter Connors
Academic & Career Advisor
Hammond 318B
978.665.4925
lcarpen7@fitchburgstate.edu

Susan Beddes
Academic & Career Advisor
Hammond 322
978.665.3321
sbeddes@fitchburgstate.edu