University Career Services
University Career Services serves as a resource to internal and external constituents offering career advising, job-readiness skill training, internships, and employment services. Career Services offers students a wide range of career-related education and development, which includes, but is not limited to:
A Career Advisor will assist you in developing your career path; including choosing your major, resume writing/cover letters, internship/job search strategies, networking and evaluating job offers/salary negotiations. University Career Services offers you one-on-one support from freshman year through graduation.
St. John’s CareerLink
Your gateway to University Career Services, St. John’s CareerLink includes access to job, internship and campus recruiting listings; registration for Career Services programs; workshops, information sessions, career fairs and other event information; and additional career development and employment resources. To access CareerLink, log in to MySJU - Click on the Career Services tab at the top and then the CareerLink icon on the left side of your screen.
Job Shadowing is an opportunity for you to connect or "shadow" a professional who has specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which you are interested. While the purpose of job shadowing is to gather career related information and expand your networking contacts, it also allows you to build interviewing skills, become aware of trends in the field and often leads to internship opportunities.
Internships and Employment
Are you looking for internships or job opportunities? If your answer is yes, visit the University Career Services to access resources and listings to assist you with identifying, researching and obtaining meaningful internships, part- and full-time employment.
On Campus Recruiting (OCR)
Each year employers representing various fields visit St. John’s University with hopes of meeting qualified candidates to fill their full-time and internship hiring needs. University Career Services facilitates one-on-one meetings between candidates and employers through on-campus interviews. Interested students may meet with a career advisor to discuss the requirements for participation.
Career and Internship Fairs
Employers from various fields come to campus several times each year offering advice about careers in their organizations and seeking to meet qualified candidates to fill internships, part-time and full-time positions. See a list of our Career and Internship Fairs.
Polished & Professional
The goal of this series is to provide you with the professional tools necessary to succeed in your career. Not only will you have the knowledge needed, but by the end of the series you will know what it takes to stand out among your peers. And in today’s competitive job market being polished and professional is essential! Programs include business networking strategies; dining etiquette; creating a personal brand; mock interviewing; and more.
Career Connect on LinkedIn
Through our COACH (Count on Alumni for Career Help) program students connect with mentors on the LinkedIn group COACH Career Connect. Open exclusively to the St. John’s community this group provides students with the opportunity to learn about employment trends, job functions, salary expectations, effective job/internship searches, and career paths from alumni.
Queens Campus - Chiang Ching Kuo (CCK) Hall - 718-990-6375
- Denise Hopkins, Executive Director
- Paulette Gonzalez, Senior Director for Employer Relations
- Joni O'Hagan, Director of Career Development
- Michelle Kyriakides, Director, Experiential Learning
- Matthew Furnari, Director, Employer Relations and Career Advisement - College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Lenora Kinchen, Director, Employer Relations - St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Jennifer Grauso, Associate Director, Employer Events and Programming
- Patrick Holton, Director, Employer Relations - The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
- Robert Beaudet, Career Advisor
- Karen Casingal-Acampado, Career & Internship Advisor
- Cheresa Fewell, Career & Internship Advisor
- Jennifer Friary, Career & Internship Advisor
- Jaime Grillo, Career & Internship Advisor
- Donna Haynes, Director, Employer Relations - College of Professional Studies
- Maureen Kerr, Career Advisor
- Kristy Lamb, Career & Internship Advisor
- William Murphy, Career & Internship Advisor
- Daisy Saldana, Career & Internship Advisor
- Nicole Wolfrath, Career & Internship Advisor
- Elisa Zervos, Career & Internship Advisor
- Mansoor Khan, Systems Analyst & Data Manager
- Natalie Maio, Associate Director of Leadership and Greek Life
- Julia Tramonti, Coordinator of Employer Development
Staten Island Campus - Flynn Hall, Room 115 - 718-390-4438
- Jocelyn Coalter, Director, Career Services
- Maria DeBonis-Richards, Assistant Director
- Sophia Fenn, Secretary
Advising Policies and Procedures
Prepare for Your Appointment: To receive the most benefit from your appointment with a career advisor, we ask that you:
- Complete your CareerLink profile and log on.
- Do some career exploration on your own.
This might include reviewing the Exploring Majors and Careers area of our Web site; preparing a draft of your resume or bringing along a copy of an internship or job listing of interest.
Cancellations: We request that you make every effort to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
Lateness Policy for Appointments: Arriving more than 15 minutes late for a scheduled individual appointment will result in an automatic rescheduling of your appointment.
Professional Dress: Although it is not necessary to dress in a suit for your appointment with a career counselor, we recommend that you dress professionally for mock interviews, networking events, career/internship fairs and other employer events.
Alumni Service Policy *
As of July 1, 2013, University Career Services will serve alumni in career counseling/advising appointments through their lifetime for a maximum total of three appointments. Alumni will be limited to one-on-one advisement during the following periods: December 15 - January 15 and May 15 - July 31.
- Alumni will be referred to the career coaching services of identified partners of University Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations.
- Alumni will continue to be welcome to participate in the events sponsored by University Career Services, with the following exceptions: employer site visits, shadowing and on-campus recruiting.
- Alumni will be engaged in industry networking events hosted on campus and in the NYC area.
- Programs specifically designed with an experienced professional in mind will be created as needed in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations.
Cancellations / No-Shows / Lateness
Alumni will be monitored under the same policies as recently set for students with regard to cancellations, no-shows and lateness.
Revocation of Alumni Services
Alumni utilize University Career Services as a courtesy. You may lose the privilege of receiving services if any of the following occur:
- Repeatedly missing your appointments and/or consistently misusing session time;
- Attending career advising sessions or events under the influence of alcohol or narcotics;
- Sexually harassing, physically threatening or verbally abusing University Career Services professional or student staff;
- Disruptive behavior.
*Recent graduates are considered alumni as of June 1st following the year after their graduation date. This includes September, January and May graduates. Ex. May 2014 graduates are considered alums as of June 2015.