• Center for Career & Professional Development

    Success in today's competitive job market requires the right knowledge, skills and opportunities. CCPD is here to help. We'll provide you with useful tools and resources and connect you with employers, faculty and staff so you can prepare for anything the future may bring.

    DISCOVER
    Turn your coursework into a career with help selecting the right major as well as advice and planning for your future.

    LEARN
    Dig deeper into your chosen career with information sessions, online resources, networking, mentoring, internship opportunities and programs like America Needs You (ANY) Partner Fellows Program.

    PREPARE
    Start building your brand and getting ready for the internship or job search. We provide resume reviews, mock interviews, internships and job fairs, the CUNY LEADS program and additional support to help you land your dream job.



  • Career Connect


    Kickstart your future with Career Connect, which links you to career opportunities, hands-on experiences (also known as experiential learning), employer on-campus recruitment and more. It's free for current students and alumni.

    Sign up online and download the app to search and apply for jobs, manage your on-campus recruiting activities and connect with employers before, during and after job fairs.

    GET THE APP ON GOOGLE PLAY

    DOWNLOAD FROM THE APP STORE

    STUDENT LOGIN         ALUMNI LOGIN



  • Students apply for internships
  • Internships


    Internships offer a glimpse into an occupation, company and industry. They help you decide if a prospective career is right for you, and they also provide valuable work experience. CCPD offers non-credited internships for LaGuardia students enrolled in 15 credits or more.

    1. Attend an Internship Career Lab Info Session. Check the list of workshops and register on Career Connect.
    2. Find internships opportunities on Career Connect. Research companies and industries, and “favorite” the opportunities you’re interested in.
    3. Prepare your resume and cover letter, and upload it into Career Connect. Once it’s approved, follow up with the Internship Coordinator to apply.
    4. Get ready for your interview. Bring printed copies of your resume and cover letter.
    5. Pick your internship.
    6. Earn digital badges. When your internship is completed, you will be awarded a badge highlighting your outstanding professional skills in a work environment.

    If you are enrolled in First Year Seminar (FYS), please visit us in Room B-114.



  • Job Search Tips


    Consider Career Connect your go-to resource for the job search. Plus, you can check out Getting Hired, a free resource for job seekers and students with disabilities. Before you start, be sure to read the following tips. You'll learn how to conduct your search with caution so you can land the perfect job.

    CCPD offers Career Connect online tool as a resource for employers to connect with LaGuardia students and alumni seeking internships and jobs. We do not endorse or recommend employers, and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. CCPD makes every effort to review each posting, but for your safety we ask that you research employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment.

    Here are some tips on detecting a scam job posting:

    Fraudulent job postings try to take your money, personal information or both. The jobs often appear to be easy and convenient ways to make money with very little effort. Be aware of these red flags:
    1. Avoid job postings that sound too good to be true.
    2. Never apply to a job that asks you to pay a fee.
    3. Do not apply to a job that asks for your personal information, including your social security number, personal bank account, credit card, PayPal account or date of birth.
    4. Do not wire money to someone you don't know.
    5. Always do your research, even if the job sounds legit. Look for the company on the following websites:

    If you suspect that a job position on Career Connect is fraudulent, please contact CCPD.

    If you have sent money to a fraudulent employer, you should contact your bank and/or credit card company immediately to close the account and dispute the charges.

    If the incident occurred completely over the Internet, you should file an incident report with The United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

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  • Where to Find Us


       Room B-114
       718-482-5235
       career@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Office Hours

    Monday & Thursday
    9 a.m.–7 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
    9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Walk-in Schedule

    Monday & Thursday
    2 p.m.–6 p.m.
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Tuesday & Friday
    2 p.m.–4 p.m.

    Summer Office Hours

    Monday & Thursday
    9 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Tuesday & Wednesday
    8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Friday
    9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Summer Walk-In Schedule

    Monday & Thursday
    2 p.m.–5 p.m.
    Wednesday
    9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Tuesday & Friday
    2 p.m.–4 p.m.


    To schedule an appointment with a CCPD representative, first log into Career Connect online, then click Calendar and Schedule an Appointment.