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Interested in teaching others? Want to learn about helping professions? Curious about education careers outside the classroom? The Education & Helping Professions Community provides resources and support for students interested in the fields of Mental Health, Clinical Psychology, Human Services (counseling, social work, disability services), Teaching, and Higher Education Administration.

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Shaquille Rivera

Shaquille Rivera

Education & Helping Professions

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To join this community:

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Handshake is the Career Center’s database of off- and on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, and volunteer positions. Search on Handshake; Jobs     -> Filter by Career Community Label.

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Attend Career Programs

Register for Career Labs, career workshops and employer-led events. The Career Center offers many in-person and online educational events. Search for a schedule of upcoming events and Labs, on    Handshake     Events -> Upcoming Events -> Filter by Career Community Label. 

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    EXPLORE: Occupations & Broad Interests


O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Educational Services (Industry)

Community & Social Services (Job Family)


Career Intelligence (Vault)

The SBU Career Center pays for a subscription to this online resource. Learn more about career advice, read career guides, and more. 

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Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Community & Social Services Occupations

Education, Training, and Library Occupations



BuzzFile is the most advanced company information database with advanced search and productivity tools that enable users to locate the exact businesses they are searching for.   Access with your email.


Assess Yourself

Career development is a self-initiated process.  We use a 4-part model of career development to help you organize your career development planning activities. 



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Learn From Alumni

Stony Brook University alumni can be found around the globe in all different industries! Learn more through Alumni Stories and by connecting with alumni on The Stony Brook Alumni  LinkedIn.

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Alumni Stories  

Network with Alumni

LinkedIn’s  Alumni page  provides high-level insights about alumni of your school, as well as access to the more detailed professional profiles they've shared.

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   Employers Who Recruit at SBU



Sample Employers  

Employers from across Long Island and around the globe recruit at SBU!   Here is a sample list of  employers that recruit at SBU:

  •   New York City Department of Education
  •   Success Academy Charter Schools
  •   Options for Community Living, Inc.
  •   Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  •   Community Access, Inc.
  •   Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  •   All About Kids
  •   Long Island Conservatory
  •   The Princeton Review

Find Employers  

Search for and learn about employers through Handshake! 


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Student Experiential Highlights

Find out more about the great experiences students have taken part in through the featured student experiential highlights!


Clubs & Organizations

Here’s a list of all    clubs and organizations

Sample list of clubs and organizations:

  •   Active Minds
  •   Student Health Advisory Committee
  •   Oxfam
  •   Psi Chi
  •   Psychology Student Alliance
  •   Undergraduate Social Welfare Alliance
  •   American Red Cross Club
  •   Camp Kesem
  •   Circle K International
  •   Community Service Club
  •   Distressed Children and Infants International
  •   Project Sunshine
  •   Happiness Club
  •   UNICEF

Professional Associations

Professional associations are like career-related clubs: organizations of people in particular careers, they often provide information about getting into and advancing in those careers, as well as job & internship listings and networking opportunities. Students are usually welcome!


Additional Resource

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