Career Services and Advising Center

Support in finding a major and career path that is the right fit for your goals.
Male and female student talking to employers at booth at career fair in rec center

Effective Friday, May 27, Hammond Hall will be closed until further notice because of emergency repairs to its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Please contact the office via email during this time. 

The Career Services and Advising Center (CSA) is dedicated to providing support to all students in discerning a major and career path and preparing graduates to successfully transition to the world or work. Our services are designed to help students and employers build a professional connection meeting both the student’s and employer’s needs.

Career Services and Advising assists a diverse student body in the process of developing, assessing, and initiating their academic and career plans. While our primary focus is on the undergraduate student experience, services are also provided to graduate students and recent alumni.

Handshake is our online recruiting portal for students, employers, and alumni. 

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Services and Resources

We would love to meet with you, but below is more information about services and resources available.

For Students

Learn about the advising and career services we offer to help you find a major and career path that's right for you. 

For Employers

Whether you are looking to hire a full-time or part-time employee or a student intern, we can connect you with well-qualified applicants to meet your needs.

For Faculty/Staff

Find advising and career development resources to support your students.

For Alumni

As an alumnus of Fitchburg State University you have access to the services and programs offered by the center free of charge for up to five years post-graduation.

CSA Staff and Peer Assistants

Career Services Staff Group Photo outside on quad
Lindsay Carpenter Connors outside on quad

 

 

Lindsay Carpenter Connors
Director
Hammond 318A
978.665.4925
lcarpen7@fitchburgstate.edu

Diane Maynard CSA outside on quad

 

 

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

Susan Beddes CSA outside on quad

 

 

Susan Beddes
Associate Director of Internship Coordination and Employer Relations
Hammond 318B
978.665.3321
sbeddes@fitchburgstate.edu

Danibel Peralta CSA outside on quad

 

 

Danibel Peralta
Academic and Career Advisor
Hammond 306E
978.665.3872
dperalta@fitchburgstate.edu

Michelle Giordano CSA outside on quad

 

 

Michelle Giordano
Academic and Career Advisor
Hammond 306E
978.665.3150
mgiorda2@fitchburgstate.edu

Peer Career Assistants (PCAs) are here to support you. They can help you with writing or revising your resume or cover letter, job and internship search strategies, or navigating Web4.

Stop by Hammond 318 during drop-in hours to meet with a PCA. Mon/Wed 1-3 p.m. and Tues/Thurs 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Interested in becoming a PCA? Contact Career Services and Advising at 978.665.3151 or careercenter@fitchburgstate.edu for more information on how to apply.

PCA, Kris L'Heureux headshot

Kris L'Heureux '24  He/Him

I'm Kris and I'm from from Worcester. I'm majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with plans to become a Physician's Assistant. A fun fact about me is when I was 6 years old I jumped off a moving train, and still have a scar from it. My favorite place on campus is the ceramics room. My advice for first year students is make sure to use your resources, such as advising and study rooms. You'll be surprised at how much they might help! Everything is trial and error, but if you're having a problem, it's very easy to find help on campus. Don't be shy to ask for help because it will bite you in the end.

 

Tim Lwanga, ‘23  He/Him

I'm Tim and I'm from Medford. I'm majoring in Psychology and plan a career in Counseling/Therapy. My favorite place on campus is the Rec Center. My advice for first year students is take time every week to make a study/homework plan. It will help prevent you from falling behind or become overwhelmed with work piling up on you.

Headshot of Tim Lwanga PCA from the Career Support Center
Headshot of Lia Jimenez PCA from Career Support

Lia Reyes Jimenez, ‘23  She/Her

I'm Lia and I'm from Lawrence. I'm studying Criminal Justice and want to be a police officer. One fun fact I want to share is my middle name is Celeste but in English it’s Sky Blue. My favorite place on campus is the fourth floor of the library, the view is awesome and relaxing. My advice for first year students is be yourself, live your college experience as best as possible. It's never too late to switch majors, don't do a career that you don't enjoy learning about. Do something that you are proud of and makes you happy.

Karla Taveras Guerra, ‘24  She/Her

I'm Karla and I'm from Providence, Rhode Island. I'm a Communications/Media major with a concentration in Graphic Design and minor in International Studies. I'm working on user experience (UX) and user interaction (UI) as well as design production. I'd like to pursue a career along those lines working on building stronger relationships from other cultures in the corporate world. My advice for first year students is take the time to get to know your resources on campus.

Headshot of Karla Guerra PCA from Career Support

 

Drop-In Hours (No Appointment Necessary)

Hammond Hall - Third Floor - Room 318

During Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-May) semesters

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

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

Accessibility: Career Services is committed to providing equal access to all users and is working with vendors and partner organizations to improve our platforms. Should you encounter any challenges when using these tools, please contact us at 978.665.3151 or careercenter@fitchburgstate.edu and we will assist you.

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Have questions? Get in touch!

The Career Services and Advising Center (CSA) will provide assistance to all constituents Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.