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Stevenish Career Management Center

Through comprehensive resources, programs, and services, SOM’s Stevenish Career Management Center provides professional development education that prepares graduate students to manage their careers over the course of their lifetime. We fulfill this work through engaged internal and external partnerships, career technology, high-touch customer service and a dedication to helping our students succeed.

You might attend a panel discussion with SOM alumni who work in the analytics field, take a trip with your peers to the Bloomberg headquarters in New York City, or sharpen your skills with the new Professional Development Program, run in conjunction with Unum. In addition, each year the University’s Alumni-in-Residence day brings numerous Clark and SOM alumni to campus for a day of career dialogue and networking for students. Thanks to the Hausrath fund, which was established by an alumnus, William Hausrath, ’53, to support student development, students can use funds to attend conferences or take part in educational opportunities on and off campus, such as:

  • The MBArk conference, which provides networking help for forward-thinking MBA students
  • The national Net Impact Conference, recently held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Harvard Women in Business Conference in Boston

Handshake

Use Handshake as your central career preparation tool:

  • Make appointments with the SCMC career staff
  • Report an internship (required for most programs)
  • Look for jobs and career events
  • Connect with peers and employers
Handshake

Big Interview

Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re seeking a job, internship, or further education.

Big Interview

Clark Micro-Internships

Custom database of micro-internships, in partnership with Parker Dewey. Opportunities in nearly all industries.

Micro-Internships

Our Services

Throughout your graduate program at SOM, the professional career management staff will work with you to set goals, develop a career plan, and implement an effective internship and/or job search strategy. They conduct resume and cover letter review, and will help you tackle your LinkedIn profile. They also offer mock interviews to help you prepare for that next opportunity and provide advice on salary negotiations. The career center encourages students to attend trainings and workshops offered through the academic year.

SOM students and alumni have access to employment and internship opportunities provided to us from employers through the use of the center’s online career system, Handshake. This system provides numerous career resources from internships to job opportunities. You can personally upload your resumes, cover letters, and update your personal profile, as well as apply to internships and full-time job opportunities. At the same time, employers are able to post openings and search through resumes that have been uploaded by our students. If you are a current SOM student you can log in using your Clark email address and password. If you are an SOM alumnae/us, create an account here and select Clark University as your school. Your profile will be routed to Clark for approval.

Internships and OPT

MBA, MSF, and MSA students must complete a qualifying internship in order to graduate; these required internships are not eligible for academic credit. MSBA students are not required to complete an internship, but may complete an internship for credit if they wish. After receiving an internship offer, a student should follow these steps:

  1. Request approval in Handshake.
    • Log into Handshake using Clark credentials.
    • Click “Career Center”.
    • Click “Experiences”.
    • Click “Request an Experience”.
    • Complete the form.
    • Click the green “Request Experience” button.
    • Upload offer letter on the next screen.
  2. Apply for CPT through the ISSO portal.
  3. For MSBA students only… contact academic advisor in SOM to register for internship course.
  4. Wait to receive I-20 before starting internship. ISSO cannot backdate CPT applications. International students may not legally work at an internship, even an unpaid internship, without a new I-20 authorizing CPT.

SOM’s Stevenish Career Management Center welcomes employers and alumni to campus so students have a venue to meet with and learn from them. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to explore various careers and industries, interact with key individuals, and discuss potential internship and job opportunities.

Employers and alumni engage in career networking and education activities such as:

  • The annual fall career fair
  • Alumni networking receptions
  • Industry career panels
  • Special speaker events held during scheduled classes

The SCMC Events Calendar [PDF] lists the various career events offered throughout the academic year.

The Stevenish Career Management Center is committed to working with SOM alumni by providing career development resources and networking opportunities throughout the stages of your career to ensure your continued success. The SCMC is the bridge for you to get from your current career to the one you envision. Schedule an appointment in-person or by phone with one of the center’s staff to discuss your career needs.

The SCMC provides:

  • One-on-one guidance through challenging career transitions.
  • Review of career collateral such as resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Networking with regional employers, attend career fairs, and leverage connections with other Clark alumni all over the world.

The center also welcomes the opportunity to work with alumni to bring various programs and internship and job postings to current students. Please email the staff to see how we can partner with you.

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions Office

Office Location
Office Hours
  • 8:30am- 5:00pm