Career Support

Our Career Services and Advising Center is here whether you're looking to declare a major or do some career exploration.
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. 

We can help 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.

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 us.

  • 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.

Check out the Burg Blog to see more from our office.

Job and Internship Fair 

Drop-In Hours (No Appointment Necessary)

Hammond Hall - Third Floor - Room 318

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

Services and Resources

We want to hear from you, but here are additional resources you can look at for more information. 

Our Services

Learn about the advising and career services we offer.

Career Support Resources

Find student affinity group, alumni, and career resources.

Employer Resources

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.

Meet the Peer Career Assistants

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/Fri 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.
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Kris L'Heureux '24

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.
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Tim Lwanga, ‘23

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.  
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Lia Reyes Jimenez, ‘23

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.  
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Victoria Rosario, ‘22

I'm Victoria and I'm from Worcester. I'm majoring in Nursing and plan to be an ICU/Surgical Registered Nurse. A fun fact about me for my 21 birthday I toured the sets of Vampire Diaries in Georgia. My favorite place on campus is the Falcon Hub when there are special events happening. My advice for first year students is stay on top of your school work but also make the time to get involved on campus and make friends.  
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Karla Taveras Guerra, ‘24

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.  

Career Services and Advising Center Staff

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

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

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

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

Have questions? Get in touch!

The Office of Career Services and Advising 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. Follow us on Instagram @FSU_CareerandAdvising for more information on programs, opportunities and services.