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What are the Frequently Asked Questions of the Magner Career Center?

This page contains FAQs for current students. If you’re an alum, please visit our Alumni Services Page for information about services available to you. There is no 1:1 career coaching for alumni.
The alumni services page highlights:
> HireBC, our online job board where we post new jobs every day.
> Editing your career documents by using our Career Document Guide & Checklists (resume feedback is only available to current students).
> Following us on social media/LinkedIn to see opportunities we share.

Review the below Frequently Asked Questions that we receive. If you have any questions after reviewing the below, contact us.

I need help with my resume/cover letter, how do I set up an appointment? 

Before meeting with a Career Coach please review our Career Document Guide/checklists to maximize your experience. After you review the guide meet with a Career Coach in one of two ways:

  1. Attend Walk-In-Wednesdays resume review sessions: Walk-In Wednesdays take place every Wednesday while classes are in-session from 10AM to 6PM. Bring a copy of your resume with you, preferably as a Google Doc or Word Document. There is no appointment needed; join us in 1303 William James Hall.
  2. Schedule a group appointment with a Career Coach using Navigate.

I am looking for a job or internship. What resources are available to help?

Internships are an important opportunity to take advantage of for your college career. The following resources can help you on your search. If you are having trouble after reviewing the below resources, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach via Navigate.

I have interests in a few career areas/unsure what area I want to pursue/Im looking to pivot careers. How can the Career Center support me?

These resources can help support your career decision making process.

Refer to our On-Campus Job Guide for various strategies & resources. If you’re interested in applying for work study, contact the Federal Work Study (FWS) office.

I plan on completing an unpaid internship. Can Brooklyn College provide compensation?  

Brooklyn College offers a stipend award program which pays students to complete unpaid work experiences. Check out our Stipend Application for more details. 

Deadlines:  Summer/Fall – March 31st | Spring/Winter – October 31st 

I am trying to schedule an appointment, but I’m unsure who to schedule an appointment with, is there someone for my specific interest area? 

Navigate will automatically assign you to a Career Coach based on your major. You can see who your assigned Career Coach is by looking under “Success Team” in Navigate. You can also visit our Career Coach Page to find the Career Coach for your field.

I am applying for grad school and would like my personal statement reviewed can the Magner Career Center help?

Unfortunately, the Magner Career Center does not review personal statements. If you need assistance, you can reach out to the Learning Center.   

I need assistance in creating my schedule and determining classes to take/I am looking to switch my major, is there someone who can assist me? Who can help me?

The best office for undergraduate advisement would be the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success (CAASS):   

  • Schedule an appointment via Navigate and select CAASS
  • Drop in: Room 3207 Boylan Hall. The office is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm  
  • Call: 718.951.5471   
  • Email: CAASS@brooklyn.cuny.edu  (They will respond within three business days)  
  • You should also consult with your department advisor for major specific questions

Graduate students: are advised by their program director, NOT CAASS.

Please be aware, Magner Career Center staff can only answer questions related to your career and internship opportunities related to your interests.

I may have been scammed. What do I do?

Scam emails are increasing substantially. Review our red flags page to spot employer scams. If you have been scammed or think you have, reach out to the Career Center at careernews@brooklyn.cuny.edu. We will share the scam with public safety to guide you in filing a report. If the scam has caused financial hardships you may want to apply for an emergency grant. If you believe your student email has been compromised contact BC-InfoSec@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

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