Get Help Navigating to Your Career Path.

Wherever you are in your academic career—first-year student through graduate—we are here to help you navigate and take an active role in discovering your career path. From exploring different career options and finding internships, to looking for part-time and full-time employment or preparing for graduate school, our programs and resources are available to you every step of the way.

Resources For Students

Career Assessment

FOCUS-2 Computerized Guidance System (access code: blazer), the Elms College online, interactive career & education planning system combines self assessment, career exploration, and decision making into one comprehensive program. You can explore occupations and majors matching your assessment results.

Resume and Cover Letter

Employers review a resume for up to a minute before deciding to place it in the “future review” or “discard” file. Here are tips and outlines for writing a solid and effective resume.

Employment and Internships

We can help with internships and employment guidance. Current students are encouraged to check out our experiential learning fund page to learn more about funding for unpaid internships, research experiences, mission trips, service learning fieldwork, and study abroad opportunities.

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During the academic year Career Services presents a number of workshop sessions. Topics include: job search strategies, resume building, networking skills, and interviewing and etiquette. Watch for postings on Career Services campus boards, Elms email, the Elms website event calendar, the Career Services Facebook page, the Elms College Alumni Facebook, and the Elms College Twitter page.

Career Fairs

Career fairs are essential to students. They provide face to face opportunities to meet and learn more about company positions and internships. A calendar of academic year fairs is available in the Career Services office; events can also be viewed on the college web calendar.

Additional Support

  • Individual appointments with a career advisor
  • Information on graduate schools, including entrance requirements
  • Mentoring and networking with alumni
  • Assistance with academic portfolios — many majors require an academic portfolio. Portfolios are a valuable tool for students of any major to assess their growth and development and eventually to market themselves to employers.

Resources For Alumni

The doors of our office don’t close to you when you graduate from Elms College. Career support from resume reviews, to job search assistance, to networking events, continues as long as you need it. We are here to help.

Whether you’re looking for your first job post-college, planning a career change, or looking to staff your new company with Elms College interns, stop in or give us a call.

Resources include:

  • Individual career counseling assessment resources
  • Job search technique and preparation workshops and advising
  • Graduate school information
  • Post jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities
  • Employer information
  • Career library

Resources For Employers

Elms College recognizes your need to hire well-prepared workers who can deal with the challenges and rapid pace of change in today’s world. Our graduates make outstanding employees in many fields, especially education, business, health and allied health, human services, and communications.

Employers are welcome to actively recruit Elms students and graduates, by listing current internship or job openings in Elms College Career Service’s online Employment e-blast, which is published regularly throughout the year. Please send your job description and contact information to for consideration to be included in the e-publication.