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Lifetime Career Development Broad Based Fee 

This fee supports the operations, staffing, equipment, classes, sessions, and workshops offered in-person and virtually by Stony Brook University’s Career Center, the centralized and comprehensive career service for all undergraduate and graduate students from all class years, all degree levels, all majors, and all career intentions. 

Services are organized through our Career Communities framework, an innovative framework of seven industry-aligned communities plus an “Exploring” Community. Career coaching and programs are curated within each Community. Our job/internship portal, Handshake offers thousands of opportunities in every industry sector.  Students are also invited to participate in the many virtual job and internship fairs that are offered throughout the academic year, providing opportunities to access employers from a range of locations around the world. 

In addition, the Career Center also offers active-learning career development workshops, career courses for credit (CAR 110, CAR 210, CAR 510), corporate informationals and site visits, recruitment events, job/intern fairs, alumni panels, externships, internships (EXT 288, EXT 488, EXT 588) and cohort-based leadership programs like the Diversity Professional Leadership Network and the First-Gen Future Ready program. The Career Center also coordinates the Peace Corps Prep program. 

Students sign up through Handshake to meet with career coaches for individual and group support for career exploration, preparation, and skill-building for resume, cover letter, interview preparation, mock interviews, and salary negotiation, as well as alumni networking. The fee also supports undergraduate and graduate student employment and internships on campus and a student professional development fund that supports student attendance at industry-sponsored professional meetings and conferences.  

Funds derived from this new broad based fee will also be used to add staff and expand program offerings. Priorities for 2020-2021 include increasing customized support for graduate students and international students, adding programming for students from all class years engaging in experiential learning activities, hiring student employees, and recruiting more alumni mentors and employers for the broadest possible range of career interests.