Spring 2020 Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Series for Students

FSU Career Services in collaboration with the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and a local bank, with generous support from Enterprise Holdings, will partner on this effort to prepare students for the world of professional work, while also educating them about the soft skills that employers say are imperative for emerging professionals. Please stop by the office starting October 15 for Spring 2020 applications or click here to view the application as we will partner with MACY*s, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, Avidia Bank, and many more companies.  

Students will participate in the six mandatory activities/events that appear below. 

Sessions will cover career professionalism, soft skills, dining etiquette, social awareness, professional dress, mock interviews, soft skills workshop and networking techniques to enhance student career opportunities. Upon completion of the series students will be awarded a free professional outfit and certificate of achievement.

The time commitment needed to complete the program will include *attendance at networking events held during each semester:

  • *Program Kickoff, January 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, MC Alumni Room
  • *Meet with a career counselor to review your resume & mock interview preparation
  • *STEM Career Event, February 20, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, MC Forum
  • *Spring Job and Internship Fair, March 25, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • *Professional fitting at the Macy’s store at Natick Mall Framingham, March 30 or 31, 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • *Networking and Mock Interview Day, April 9, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, MC Forum
  • *Networking - Mocktail Mixer Graduation Ceremony April 14, 5:15 - 7 pm, MC Forum

The Washington Center Information Table and Session

Thursday, February 6, 9:00am - 4:00pm, MC Lobby & 4:00pm - 5:00pm, MC 311/1839 Room

A representative of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (“”) will be on campus to visit with students and share information about this exciting opportunity to test out your career path with an internship in Washington, DC during the school year.  TWC has an affiliation agreement whereby Framingham students can attend the TWC program and intern in Washington, DC while receiving credit for the experience.  There will be an information session about the program at 4 p.m. in MC 311/1839 Room where information will be distributed and questions may be asked.  If you are unable to attend, please see the TWC representative at the information table in the MC lobby throughout the day (9 am – 4 pm).  For more information about this upcoming visit and Framingham’s arrangement with TWC, please contact our office in MC 412.

New England Center for Children Career Day

Wednesday, February 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm, MC Lobby & Info Session, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, MC 417

How to Find an Internship Info Sessions

**All sessions are at 1:30pm - 2:20pm in the MC Alumni Room**

Spring 2020: February 12, March 11, April 8

Attend one of these sessions to learn:

1. What you should consider before applying to an internship.

2. Search strategies for finding internships.

3. Possible financial assistance through: CHOICE, Pathways, and The Washington Center

Contact the CSER office at 508-626-4625 with any questions.

CHOICE Information Table

**All sessions are from 12:00pm - 2:00pm in the MC Lobby**

Spring 2020: March 2nd, March 9th, March 23rd, March 30th

CHOICE information and applications will be available at the table during these days. Feel free to stop by and ask any questions you may have! 

STEM Career Event 

Thursday, February 20, 4:30pm - 6:00pm, MC Forum

Speed Networking — Students will meet diverse employers to discuss their STEM career interests and practice their networking skills.

Career Fair Students will explore internship and full-time opportunities that meet their career goals.

Resume Critique — Employers will do a quick resume critique of students’ resumes to help them understand how to best highlight their skills and experience in the highly competitive STEM job market.

Registration is now open through Handshake!

How to Register for Employers:

  • We ask that you please register for this event using your Handshake account. Login to your Handshake account here:
  • Once logged into your Handshake account, click on the “Fairs” tab on the bottom left side of your home page.
  • Type in Framingham State University in the search bar.
  • Select and click on the STEM Career Fair option.
  • Select and click on the blue “+ Register” button on the top right-hand side of the page.
  • Select booth options: STEM Career Fair
  • Complete the rest of the registration information.
  • Click on the blue “create registration” button on the lower right corner of the page.

If you do not have a Handshake account, please go to our Handshake page to find out how to make one.

Spring Job and Internship Fair--Registration is full.

Wednesday, March 25, 4:30pm - 6:00pm, MC 2nd and 3rd floors

We are no longer accepting any further registrations or wait listing employer partners.

Students and Alumni come to this great networking event! Full-time and Internship positions available.  Over 50 employers from the business, human services, non-profit, and STEM field’s will be featured. Bring your resume, develop your marketing pitch, and dress professionally.

Contact or call 508-626-4625 for more information.

If you do not have a Handshake account, please go to our Handshake page to find out how to make one. 

Massachusetts Education Recruiting Consortium (MERC)

Thursday, April 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm at Boston University

Come to the largest education fair in New England now celebrating their 46th year of connecting educators to careers. In addition to educators, graduating psychology and sociology majors are very welcome. Over 100 school systems and agencies attend! Register at

Call 508-626-4625 to save your seat in the free van service to BU with the career services staff.

Employer Showcase Series

Submit your 2020 dates now!

Every Wednesday (*A couple of dates will be held on a Tuesday) 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
MC Lobby, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Two employers are showcased during 3 separate time frames to informally network with students and recruit for their full time job and/or internship opportunities. 

Click here for the schedule 

Majors Going Mobile - Kick Start Career Cart

Tuesdays in the MC Lobby

Various dates and locations - Be on the lookout for the mobile cart filled with major, minor, and career information showing up at a location near you.

Monthly Employer Site Visits - Let us know if you would like to have us visit your site

Join us to the March 13 site visit to Connection ( Marlboro Headquarters

Contact 508-626-4625 for transportation. Schedule of visit:

10:30am – 11:00am: Students arrive/check in with Security. After check in students will gather in All On Board room for brief (5-10 min) who we are/what we do presentation from Site Director. After intro, students will be taken on a tour of the facility by Site Director.

11:00am – 12:00pm: Students to job shadow w/Account Managers.

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch –Pizza, salad, cookies and drinks.

12:30pm – 1:30pm – “Ask an Account Manager” panel.