Career Services

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SIT supports students and alumni in achieving their professional goals through a combination of independent and interactive services designed to build their capacity to secure meaningful employment related to their degrees. We encourage faculty and program directors to integrate Career Services into their curricular and extracurricular programming.

I have found Career Mapping extremely beneficial not only in shaping my goals but also my own sense of self and what I have to offer my field as I continue on this path.

Preston Johnson
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management MA candidate

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For Students and Alumni

Career-Mapping and Skill-building Resources : A proactive, self-guided exploration of personal and career preparation and planning using original and curated content on job search strategies, networking, branding, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. Students can complete the full sequence of career-mapping modules or focus on topics of special relevance. 

Career Mapping walks students through:
  1. Purpose and Profile through self-assessment, occupational exploration, decision making, and personal branding
  2. Preparation and Planning through goal-setting, job search preparation, networking, and strategic implementation of a career plan
  3. Positioning and Performance focusing on recruitment and staffing from the employers’ perspective

Job Boards:  A curated list of general and field-specific job boards to direct students to relevant internship and career opportunities.

Career Coaching: Individual career coaching for students preparing to enter the job market. Some restrictions apply as these hours are limited.

For Faculty

Workshops: Combining instruction with hands-on application, workshops may occur in orientation or be embedded within specific courses, in collaboration with Program Chairs.

Webinars: Live and recorded presentations on key topics in career-mapping and skill-building.

SIT Career Services office has way more dedication, commitment, and available resources than I ever thought possible.

Jessie Shattuck
MA in Peacebuidling and Conflict Transformation Student

Teaching in thailandSIT MA degree students are exposed to a variety of concepts and theories relevant to their professional work. Initial application of these concepts takes place in team and individual projects in the program coursework. The practicum / internship provides the opportunity to connect the classroom experience with the work each student is doing in the field.

The practicum/internship is designed to be mutually beneficial to the host organization and the MA degree student, and can be done in the United States or abroad. The nature of the work must be at a professional level, in an intercultural setting, consistent with SIT’s mission of making a contribution to the global community, related directly to the student’s academic degree, and be supervised.

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Career Connections is an online career tool that enables current SIT students and alumni to easily manage their job and internship searches and to apply for current vacancies, all in one account

Career Resource LibGuide: Lists of funding resources to support you during your practicum, also find eBooks, career podcasts, career mobile apps, and more!

Kaitlin Ford, Career Coach

Katlin Ford

Kaitlin attended Champlain College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in communications and an associate’s degree in early childhood education. She has a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from the Boston Language Institute. Kaitlin’s interest in cross-cultural learning was inspired by international travel and affirmed while teaching English to speakers of other languages in classrooms and tutoring one on one. As a certified career coach, she assists students by facilitating career development workshops and working with students individually in gaining skills in career exploration, job searching, networking, branding, résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, and salary negotiation for career and practicum opportunities in the nonprofit/NGO, government, or private sector.

Contact Kaitlin at kaitlin.ford@sit.edu or by phone at 802 258-3106.

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