The Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education
232 Stone Hall
Telephone: (973) 655-5194
The Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education provides students and alumni with the opportunity to advance their career development through a variety of services, including the following:
- This service helps undeclared students and alumni identify their likes and dislikes in relation to majors and careers. (If a student has declared a major, h/she will receive career advisement through the school or college Office of Career Services.)
- Interest testing is available through the Center to help students learn more about how their interests relate to majors and careers. Students will meet with a career counselor to discuss test results and recommend next steps.
- All on-campus jobs are listed on the Center's website in Career Directions, our web-based job listing system (as are full time positions).
- Students interested in getting an on-campus job should register through Career Directions.
- Faculty and Staff who would like to post available on-campus positions should also register through Career Directions.
- See www.montclair.edu/career-services for registration information. Faculty will select On-Campus Employer on the left side of the page to register.
- Many workshop topics are offered, including resume writing, job interviewing, how to obtain an internship, getting into graduate school, using Linkedin, Twitter and more! Workshops are viewable here:
Cooperative Education (Co-op):
- A co-op is a credit bearing, work-based learning opportunity created to assist students in exploring how classroom learning applies to the workplace.
- Co-op students are supervised by a Career Advisor from their college or school, a faculty member in their department, as well as by the employer, and receive a grade and course credit for the experience.
How can The Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education help you as a faculty member?
By providing information to you that is important to your students’ career development concerning:
- The many career choices suited to students in your major
- The importance of career planning
- The value of internships and relevant work experience for career exploration
- The many techniques of an effective job hunt
- How to use the Internet for career development
- How to enroll in co-op internships
By providing information to you concerning:
- Legal guidelines for faculty referral of students to employers
- Current trends in employment
- The On-Campus Employment program and the Outstanding Student Employee Awards
- Professional development focused on the philosophy, pedagogy, and best practices of work-based learning
- Support for using teaching as a gateway to scholarship
Semester Office Hours:
Mon. thru Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday evenings by appointment
Semester Drop-in hours:
Tues., Wed. & Thursday: 2-4 p.m.