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For Graduate Students

Career ServicesWe encourage you to avail yourself of the full range of services that are available to you as a graduate student at LIU Brooklyn. Graduate students may either see a Career Counselor on campus by contacting our receptionist at 718-488-1042 to schedule an appointment during office hours, or work with a distance counselor through ReadyMinds, a career counseling service provider we have engaged.

Our services for graduate students include:

Online Career Management System/Job Bank: MyCareerKey

Our career management system/job bank, MyCareerKey, is an essential resource for LIU Brooklyn students. All students should register for this invaluable resource as soon as they register for classes.

Through the system, students can search for and apply to internships/job opportunities, learn about and register for on- and off-campus career-related events, utilize an array of career resources, and research and connect with employers with whom our office maintains relationships. Once your resume is approved by a career counselor, you may upload it to apply for jobs and have it made available to our employers who are seeking candidates. By registering for MyCareerKey, you will also receive targeted e-mails/e-newsletters that highlight special events and posted opportunities of interest.

One-on-one Appointments

You'll receive individualized career counseling throughout your graduate studies from counselors who specialize in your field. If you are a graduate student in the School of Business, please contact 718.488 1121 to schedule an appointment with April Dechagas, Graduate Advisor/Career Counselor. Her office if located on the 7th floor of the Humanities building. Other graduate students may contact 718.488.1042 or stop by Pratt 510 to schedule an appointment with a graduate counselor, Amy Rothenberg or Stephanie Steinberg. Evening appointments are available two evenings per week.

For those of you needing a more flexible appointment, you may access distance career counseling. Cathy Rimsky has joined our team as our part-time, distance career counselor to work with alumni and graduate students. Cathy is a seasoned professional with experience as a human resources executive and career coach in outplacement firms and private practice. Cathy will work with graduate students and alumni remotely via e-mail and telephone. Her services include: resume critique, cover letter development and job search planning.

To connect with Cathy, first, register for mycareerkey (see link above). Cathy will only be able to work with you once you are registered for MyCareerKey. Then, you may send an e-mail to Cathy at: cathy.rimsky@liu.edu. Please note that Cathy works part-time, 10 hours per week. She will respond to your e-mail within 48-72 hours and will schedule an appointment to speak with you. An average of three hours of service will be offered. All services are provided free-of-charge.

All graduate students are encouraged to review both the on-campus and off-campus Career Events listed in mycareerkey. If you have any questions about services, please contact our office at: 718.488.1042.

Résumé/Curriculum Vitae Preparation

Have your résumé/CV critiqued and developed to help you stand out from the competition.

Letter Preparation

Fine-tune your cover letters, thank you letters, and letters of inquiry.

Mock Interviews/Interview Preparation

Develop interview your skills through a mock interview featuring industry/position-specific questions and receive feedback from your counselor.

Job Search Planning

Uncover strategies to enable you to conduct an effective and productive job search, using an array of resources including, but not limited to social networking.

Job/Internship Referrals

Search our online career management system/job bank, MyCareerKey, and use an array of other resources, recommended by your counselor, to obtain full-time or part-time employment opportunities or internships.

Workshops, Events and Panels

Career-related workshops and other events, such as career fairs and employer spotlights, will enable you to network with and learn from seasoned professionals.