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Career Development Center

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Welcome To The Career Development Center

The purpose of the Career Development Center (CDC) is to empower students and alumni to take personal responsibility for their lifelong career development. The overall goal is to challenge every student to examine their values, interest, skills and abilities and to define his or her life in terms of vocation by providing opportunities for students to Learn, Reflect and Serve. Our office educates students and alumni on essential job searching and life skills to propel them to succeed in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.

By cultivating external partnerships, the CDC exposes the university to diverse opportunities where individuals can utilize all facets of their education to embrace a global worldview and serve the international community. Through university collaborations, the CDC fosters relationships with faculty and staff to integrate the academic experience with the workplace.

The CDC uses innovative technology and resources to provide comprehensive services beyond the traditional campus environment. In support of institutional assessment efforts, the CDC continually examines outcomes and implements best practices.

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The purpose of the Career Development Center (CDC) is to empower students and alumni to take personal responsibility for their lifelong career development

Opportunities for Students to:

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    Learn

    Learn about themselves and the needs of society

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    Reflect

    Reflect on who they are in relation to the needs of society and their role in it

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    Serve

    Serve the community while finding purpose in their lives

Take action from the very first year of college to discover who you are and what you would like to do with your life; to explore different majors and career options that would provide you with a satisfying work life;
and to use the knowledge and experience you have gained to embark on your career journey.
Johnmoriarty

John Moriarty Director Career Development Center

Letter from the Director

“Welcome to the Career Development Center (formerly known as Career Services) We have had lots of changes to our office over the past few years and are excited about the future...”

Services and Resources

The goal of Career Development Center is to encourage each student to take personal responsibility to utilize the center’s services to develop his or her career planning skills from freshman through senior year and beyond. Additionally, we teach students skills necessary to accomplish successful career searches and career progression. We are dedicated to meeting student’s needs and are open to individualizing services.

Career Development Center is a comprehensive unit that assists students in a variety of ways throughout their college career and after graduation. Career Counselors are available to provide counseling and assistance regarding career development to students, and alumni, in accordance with the University’s mission imperative of a caring environment. Career counseling is available on a scheduled appointment basis.

Career Guide Career Information Resources

Diversity Resources

The Career Development Center is committed to serving students and alumni of diverse identities and seeks to provide career resources and information that promote equity and inclusivity of all members of our Barry community.This is a growing database that will become more diverse and robust as the office continues to update and discover new resources.
For personalized assistance with your career journey, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to meet with your career counselor. The Career Development Center is committed to maintaining accessibility of our services by providing career resources, information and accommodations to students and alumni with disabilities.

For Employers

Handshake is the Career Development Center’s online job board for students and alumni. It is where employers can post their internship, part-time and full-time positions. It is the best way to inform our students/alumni about your open positions and an excellent way for you to conduct a targeted search of potential candidates.

Once you log on, not only will you have the ability to post job opportunities, but you will also be able to sign up for career fairs, schedule information and interview sessions and even participate in mock interviews on campus.

Career Fairs & Events

Internship Program Instructions Directions & Accommodations

Career Fairs We Have Coordinated In The Past:

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    Part-Time Job Fair

    Student Cap

    Graduate School Information Fair

    Student Centered Program

    Internship Fair

    Health

    Nursing & Health Sciences Career Fair

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    Social Work & Counseling Career Fair

    Options

    Business, Sports and Communications Career Fair

    Gov

    Government Services Career Fair

  • Office

    Part-Time Job Fair

  • Student Cap

    Graduate School Information Fair

  • Student Centered Program

    Internship Fair

  • Health

    Nursing & Health Sciences Career Fair

  • Inclusive2

    Social Work & Counseling Career Fair

  • Options

    Business, Sports and Communications Career Fair

  • Gov

    Government Services Career Fair

Events

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    Career Specific Panels

    Industry experts are invited to participate in a panel discussion about careers in a specific field. Students and alumni hear first-hand from experts in the field about career paths, trends and employment opportunities.

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    Professional Dining Etiquette

    This event teaches students and alumni correct etiquette for business and formal luncheons and dinner settings. The skills learned during this four-course meal provide confidence when eating within a formal or business environment. Maximize this networking opportunity by sponsoring a table.

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    Internship

    An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. - National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Policies For Employer Practices

The Barry University Career Development Center (CDC) adheres to the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice for Career Services and Employment Professionals and expects employers to do the same. These principles are available on the National Association of Colleges and Employers website. The CDC reserves the right to refuse service to any employer that violates the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice.

  • Career Options

    Commission-Only Employment

    Employers and individuals offering employment/entrepreneurial opportunities must pay a base salary equal to or greater than the federal minimum wage and comply with federal, state and local regulations.

  • Career Options

    Upfront Product Purchase

    Employers and individuals offering employment /entrepreneurial opportunities with compensation packages requiring commission only or requiring prospective employees to purchase products or services upfront are not permitted to recruit on campus or attend career fairs.

  • Career Options

    "Pyramid" or "Multi-level" Employers

    Employers /individuals offering employment /entrepreneurial opportunities based on a "pyramid" or "multi-level" type networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others and so on to sell products and services will not be permitted to recruit on campus or attend career fairs.

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    Third-Party Recruiters

    The Career Development Center (CDC) is open to working with third party recruiters and welcomes the opportunity to work together. While we are not able to provide third party recruiters access to candidate information or to our job posting service (Handshake) for reasons of privacy (FERPA) and in accordance with NACE standards, we welcome third party recruiters to participate in mock interviews, on-campus information sessions, classroom presentations, panel discussions, workshops and more. Together we can work to develop professional, informed candidates for your clients and employers.

Job Posting on Handshake

  • Job postings must be actual, current openings for internships and/or traditional, W-2 or 1099 full-or part-time jobs.
  • Job postings or e-mails must contain sufficient detail to convey clearly to the user the nature and basic requirements of the job opportunity.
  • The CDC will review the employer’s website and each job description for appropriateness.
  • The CDC will not give Handshake access to home-based businesses or personal e-mail accounts.
  • Employers should have an EID number prior to initiating any hiring.
  • Your account as an employer provides you a limited, terminable right to access and use the Handshake site only for your internal business use to seek candidates for employment and scheduling interviews.

For Faculty and Staff

The Career Development Center strives to support the academic mission of Barry University. The potential partnerships between faculty and the Career Development Center are numerous. We encourage faculty to partner with us to educate and prepare students for post-graduation life. 

There are many ways that we can help you, and that you can help us, so that whether students are working on their resumes, job searching or preparing for graduate school, together we can support their goals.

How faculty can help the Career Development Center

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    Promote and incorporate career events into your syllabi.

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    Refer students to their liaison in The Career Development Center.

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    Attend our events and network with relevant employers.

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    Let us know what organizations you would like for us build relationships with and share your network as appropriate

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    Promote and incorporate career events into your syllabi.

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    Refer students to their liaison in The Career Development Center.

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    Attend our events and network with relevant employers.

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    Let us know what organizations you would like for us build relationships with and share your network as appropriate

How the Career Development Center can help you and your students:

  • Let us know what organizations you would like for us build relationships with and share your network as appropriate
  • Serve as the liaison between you and employer guest speakers for classes.
  • Help students explore their choice of a major and identify jobs and internships within a career context.
  • Provide opportunities to connect with employers via career fairs, alumni panels, and other career or networking events.
  • Verify student attendance at career events if required for class or extra credit.
  • Continue to maintain and expand Handshake, the Career Development Center’s job search and career management system, including job postings, employers and contacts, career documents, and more.
  • Provide copies of the annual Career Guide, a career development guidebook created by The Career Development Center.

Schedule An Appointment

How to schedule an appointment: Students may request a meeting with a career counselor via Handshake.

  • Log in using your Barry email and password.
  • Click on Career Center in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  • Click on Appointments from your Career Center's page.
  • Click the Schedule a New Appointment button in the upper-left of the page.
  • Click on the desired category, then click on the desired type of appointment.
  • Click on a time that works for you, choose the appointment medium (in-person, virtual on Handshake or phone call) then enter details about the appointment in the "What can we help you with?" section. Don’t forget to include your phone number for phone appointments.
  • Click Request in the lower-right of the screen.

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