The Leslie Ferrick McCafferty Career Center at Emmanuel College gives students the resources and tools they need to launch successful careers.

Starting with the creation of a four-year plan to guide their academic and professional development, Emmanuel students take advantage of one-on-one interactions with McCafferty Career Center staff and the many unique opportunities presented by the College’s location in the heart of Boston. Coursework, internships and other types of experiential learning prepare our diverse and talented students for successful careers. 


Career development is a process that happens over time. The earlier you begin to engage in career building activities, the more prepared you will be at graduation. Your first year at Emmanuel should be spent engaging with people and resources to lay the foundation for the next four years.

  • Register for the required First-Year INT 1001 – Career Planning and Engagement Course. This course will prepare you for your future internship and job searches.
  • Assess your interests and skills by taking the Focus2.
  • Join student organizations, volunteer in the community, or apply for a part-time job to begin the process of building your résumé and experience.
  • Meet with a Career Advisor to learn about how the McCafferty Career Center can partner with you over the next four years.

Your sophomore year is the time to start narrowing down some of your interests and explore career and internship opportunities. During sophomore year, you should:

  • Declare your major and begin thinking about internship or career options.
  • Further develop your résumé by pursuing leadership positions in student organizations, part-time jobs and volunteer opportunities.
  • Meet with your Career Advisor to discuss on-and off-campus résumé building opportunities.
  • Consider taking INT1010 Independent Internship for an early internship experience

Junior year should be spent engaging in career building activities such as internships, research assistantships, or student teaching. This is also the time to decide whether pursing graduate school immediately after graduation is right for you.

  • Research graduate school programs, requirements and application deadlines; gather advice from faculty within your department about pursing graduate school.
  • Participate in undergraduate research within your department, experiential learning opportunities off-campus and/or summer internships.
  • Plan when you will complete your academic department internship for credit.
  • Meet with your Career Advisor to discuss internship opportunities and internship search strategy.

Senior year can be both exciting and daunting. You may have a clear idea of your post-graduation plans, or you may still be exploring multiple options. The McCafferty Career Center is here to support whichever situation you find yourself in.

  • Create or update your LinkedIn profile.
  • Prepare for professional interviews by participating in a mock interview with a Career Advisor or using Big Interview.
  • Network with your professional connections regarding your post-graduation plans and career goals.
  • Meet with your Career Advisor to update your résumé and plan your job search. If you are unsure of the type of work you would like to pursue after graduation, use your time with your Career Advisor to reflect on your interests and experience in order to develop a plan for after graduation.