Career Services

Career Courses

These courses are offered through the Marist Academic Learning Center (ALC). The ALC's Mission is to provide academic support to Marist students, both undergraduate and graduate, and to support faculty in their work with students.

Career Planning and Decision Making

Designed for Freshman and Sophomores, this course will:

  • identify your career-related skills, interests and personality style
  • acquaint you with possible career paths related to majors at Marist
  • provide you with descriptions of occupations including salaries and job outlook
  • help you focus your career plans
Career Planning and Decision Making CRDV105N (1 credit)

Employment Practicum

Designed for Juniors and Seniors this course will:

  • give you job and internship search techniques
  • help you prepare your resume and cover letter
  • advise you on obtaining employment references
  • provide information on various employers
  • develop your interviewing and networking skills
  • identify prospective employers in your field
  • help you ease the transition from school to work

Employment Practicum CRDV100N (1 credit)
Web-based course: 3 in-class sessions

Online Resources

What is Candid Career?

Candid Career is:

  • Similar to YouTube, Candid Career is a fun way to explore careers
  • Watch video interviews with actual career professionals
  • Get tips and advice on how to enter the field and succeed
  • Search interviews by major, job title, industry or keyword
  • There are hundreds of interviews: Journalist, TV Writer/Director, Attorney and many more!

What is Focus 2?

FOCUS 2 is:

  • An online career guidance program for students and alumni
  • Take inventories on your interests, skills, work values, personality and leisure activities
  • Look at careers based on the inventory results
  • Use the careers database to learn more about those careers that interest you
  • Look up careers related to Marist majors


What is InterviewStream?

InterviewStream is:

  • An online simulator that lets you see and hear yourself responding to interview questions
  • Choose from among dozens of interview question sets
  • Record yourself right on the system
  • See/Hear yourself as the interviewer does
  • Send your interview to be reviewed by anyone you choose

What is FoxQuest?

FoxQuest is:

  • Job/Internship Openings: View and apply to quality job postings targeted directly to Marist College students and alumni
  • Extended Job Search: Search thousands of additional postings offered by DirectEmployers Association
  • Job Search Agents: Receive automatic notifications of new job postings that meet your preferences
  • Resume Wizard and Document Storage: Create and store resumes, cover letters, and other documents
  • FoxQuest will never distribute your information to a third party; no Direct Marketing to Students

What is CareerShift?

CareerShift is:

  • Search, select and store job listings from all job boards and all company job postings
  • Find Marist alumni by entering "Marist College" in the Contacts section
  • Get up-to-date contact information about contacts and companies posting jobs
  • Access in-depth information about contacts and companies posting jobs
  • Record, save and store your correspondence history records automatically
  • Create personal marketing campaigns, including unlimited resumes and cover letters easily, and save them to access, print or e-mail.
  • Manage your confidential CareerShift account securely from any computer 24/7, to update & maintain your organized and recorded job search