Dear Faculty Partner,

The Career Services Office is dedicated to uninterrupted assistance for students and alumni while Hostos Community College engages in remote learning. 

What changes to recruiting at Hostos Community College have been made in light of the Covid-19 virus?
Following the State's and Hostos Community College's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the physical office of the Career Services Office will be closed until further notice. Although our offices are closed, our staff continue working remotely and we are eager to assist you.The Career Services Office has cancelled all in-person events. We are providing virtual student appointments and Virtual Career Fairs.

If you would like to request a Career Services presentation, please contact Yvonne Rosario-Quiroz, Assistant Director of Career Services.

Find additional career videos on Candid Career:  Candid Career for Hostos Community College

Vault’s Career Paths and Video Q&A  
The Career Paths section is designed to help your students discover which occupations are the best fit for their skills and interests. It also provides information on the overall job market, to provide your students with all the information they need to land jobs that will put them on the path toward a successful career.

The Career Q&A section comprises video interviews with professionals across many industries, intended to provide your students with the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in a given profession. These videos cover topics such as the main duties of each role, a typical day on the job, work setting, education & training needed, industry outlook and much more.
Student can create an account using their Hostos Community College email
Career Paths: http://access.vault.com/career-insider-login.aspx?aid=148711  
Video Q&A: http://access.vault.com/career-insider-login.aspx?aid=148711   

Virtual Career Fair RSVP
Workshops:  https://hostos-csm.symplicity.com/calendar
Talent Exchange
The coronavirus has caused significant changes across industries, businesses and people.
As our community navigates through this difficult period, we are finding ways to connect you with companies who are hiring now.
One way we are doing this is by partnering with Talent Exchange, powered by eightfold.ai and supported by McKinsey & Company.
You are invited to join Talent Exchange and be matched to leading companies with positions that require your skills and experiences and fit your needs and preferences.
Currently there are 700,000+ positions across the US and as remote opportunities.
Participating employers represent a variety of industries and positions such as product management, business analysis,
financial services, operations, data science, marketing, pharmacist, personal shopper, delivery driver, store manager, grocery store employee, and more.
Click here to register and use reference code: hcuny2020
Once registered, you will be matched to jobs that you are a good fit for and you can browse to apply directly.
Please remember that a robust profile provides insight to your experience, skills, and preferences to better match you to job opportunities and online courses.
90-Day Upskilling Challenge
Upskilling means developing new skills specifically for gaining employment.
Upskilling Programs:
Sign up for online courses on the skills employers want, including data analytics, digital marketing, and digital literacy
Personalized next steps: Find out what actions you should be taking today based on your field of study
Ready to become an upskiller?
Google’s Applied Digital Skills Resources – Links can be included in Blackboard for students
College Readiness”, planning and preparing for college, and other educational opportunities. It's a series of 6 lessons developed to teach students skills for getting ready for college and community college, including Organizing College Applications in Sheets, Draft an Application Essay, Search for Colleges Online, Prepare for College Interviews, Prepare for the FAFSA and Ask someone to be a reference.
 "Job Preparedness and Career Exploration", which consists of lessons helping learners prepare for finding your next job while exploring various career paths, including Write a Cover Letter for Your First Job, Introduce Yourself to Potential Employers, Ask Someone to be a Reference, Ask for Feedback, and Create a Resume in Google docs.

We encourage employers to continue to promote internship and job opportunities in HIRECAIMANS, symplicity Career link. We ask employers to be flexible and consider ways students can work remotely on projects should the COVID-19 virus concerns continue to grow into the summer months.

What are helpful tips and resources to reference if our organization is considering to offer remote internships?
As more companies shift to virtual work arrangements and because of a range of concerns from students in regard to participating in internships far from home or in locations of concern based on the COVID-19 virus spread, remote internship opportunities for college students allow companies to continue their summer internship programs and maintain a pipeline to recruit top talent. In consideration of how to best deliver a meaningful remote internship experience and program, the National Association of Colleges and Employers provides helpful resources for organizations to reference when planning for a remote internship program. Below are a list of resources we recommend you review:

Faculty Resource Coping with Coronavirus

If you have questions, please feel free to email careerservices@hostos.cuny.edu

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process as the health and safety of all members of our community are of the utmost importance. 

Please stay safe and stay healthy.

The Career Services Team
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Get to Know Us……

The mutual goal of both our faculty and career services office staff is student success.

By working together, faculty and career services can ensure the transition from student to a member of the work force is as seamless as possible. Think of the path our students take to their professional career as a camping trip. Our faculty does an outstanding job of "filling the students' backpacks" with the knowledge and practical skills they need to thrive once they reach their destination. At career services, we provide the maps and compasses, and serve as guides for students conducting their career exploration. How can we help you?

Following are some of the services we offer:

  • We help your students find the right fit—We help students determine the right career for their interests, career goals, skills, values, and personality. During their academic careers, students return to career services to develop essential job-search skills. We are a student's best resource for job outlook, salary, and employment trend information.
  • We know employers who want to know you—At the CSO, we work directly with employers, who often ask for the contact information of faculty members who could help them to target students in a particular major or discipline. Ideally, employers would like to develop mutually beneficial relationships with faculty, and can provide many forms of support. We can facilitate that connection. We also have resources to help faculty understand their ethical responsibilities toward students.
  • Our career fairs attract many recruiters to one event—Our career fairs provide excellent opportunities for your students to meet representatives from the companies in their industries of choice and establish a network of contacts. We will help your students research the employers beforehand and provide tips so they are prepared to effectively engage recruiters.
  • We help students master the job interview—There is no better way to prepare for the job interview than by experiencing an "actual" interview. At the CSO, our staff or recruiter volunteers will conduct mock interviews with your students, then provide a constructive critique of their performance and effective interview strategies.
  • We'll bring the information to your class—We specialize in conducting presentations to the classes you teach and the student organizations you advise about a host of career-related topics, such as resume writing, job-search strategies, and interviewing skills. In addition, we can arrange presentations by professionals (many of them alumni), who can relate their experiences and how their major has helped them in their careers.
  • We assist in identifying quality experiential education opportunities—Cooperative education is such an important part of your students' overall educational experience. Just ask any employer. Through our network of employers, we can help  students identify internship and cooperative education opportunities that will best serve them in their academic and professional pursuits.

These are just some of the services we offer. Please call the Career Services Office X4468 to determine how, together, we can achieve student success.

We look forward to working with you.


Lisanette Rosario
Director of Career Services